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Offline Nate C.

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The new tank
« on: July 29, 2008, 11:51:10 AM »
Thought we should finally share some pictures of what we have been up to on the new tank.  Rick has been helping me with the plumbing (THANK YOU!) and we just last weekend had the framer that built our house come back to install the stands for the chiller, fuge, and the skimmer.  There's also another link for the landscaping we've just finished too.

www.canfieldreef.com/home

The bottom two links are the newest updates.

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 03:18:19 PM »
OH MY GOSH!!!! BOTH THE YARD AND THE TANK ARE AMAZING!!!!!! ;D
75g with 2 Clowns, Yellow Tang, Coral banded shrimp, scooter blenny, sandsifter star, Misc. corals, Snails,  and Hermit crabs, 2 anenomes!

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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 07:21:42 PM »
That is looking amazing and we can't wait to see it when it's all said and done.  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 07:37:25 AM »
Thanks Guys!

Daisha, need to talk to you (work related), could you PM me a phone number to reach you?

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2008, 10:07:50 PM »
Awsome guys,

Love the landscaping, especially the waterfall. 

Cant wait to see what you do with the tank, I know its gonna be great.

Thanks for taking the time to share your pic's.

Karen and Mike
10gl nano reef, 10gl fw planted, 29gl fw planted, 50gl planted Disucs, 100gl mbuna cichlid.
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Re: The new tank
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2008, 01:05:57 PM »
Nate, I just saw this! Sorry!!! We were on vacation until last night. I have pm'd you.
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Re: The new tank
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 09:00:04 PM »
Latest update, here's a picture of the T-Slot set-up I am going to build for our lighting.  The ends have linear bearings, so we will be able to raise and lower the lights for working in the tank.  I'll try to get the newest pictures added to the website too...Rick and I have done quite a bit more since the last update.  Getting close now!

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2008, 04:19:59 PM »
I love it.   If you use a reflector on your atinics you will increase your lighting, have you considered that?
What type of Atinics are you using, T5 or VHO (T12)?
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Re: The new tank
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2008, 05:28:36 PM »
Thanks Ed!

We are using VHO's for Actinic's, they are internally reflected.  Don't want to mess with additional reflectors for the vho's since they will be partially under the MH reflectors, but going with 2 sets of VHO's should give us great blues anyway.

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2008, 03:24:42 PM »
I was wondering how the new tank was coming along?
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Re: The new tank
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2008, 03:50:36 PM »
website has been updated with newest pics.  Drain lines are done, my T-Slot material is here and I will be starting on the lighting build this weekend.  Going to try to finish the plumbing for the chiller and skimmer this weekend, and if possible, maybe even get the supply line finished for the feed to the Fuge.  That will just leave the run from the fuge to the tank and the return sea swirl supplies to get finished up with Rick the next time we can get together. 

Oh, website has sevearl break-out drawings for the lights too, and all of them are in 3D pdf, so you can rotate the drawing around and zoom in and such.   www.canfieldreef.com/home/tank  :)

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2008, 04:53:43 PM »
Link has been updated.  Pictures with the new lighting system installed are up!

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 12:12:13 PM »
bumpity Bump, bump bump?
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Re: The new tank
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2009, 01:36:41 PM »
Just got back from Cabo San Lucas.  Haven't had time to update the pics, but will tell you that it is up and running 100%.  Jim has the old 155 gallon tank now, and everything seems to be going well with our new one!  :-)

Will try to get some new pictures up and share in the not too distant future.

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Re: The new tank
« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2009, 11:08:27 AM »
OK, so I finally had time to sit down and work on the website.  http://www.canfieldreef.com now has links to all the tank related stuff...there's reports that update every 5 minutes from the controllers for the big tank, and the frag system.  There's options to show graphs for temp and pH for each tank (thanks to www.reefchat.org for these two cool features).  There's also a link to the completed tank build picture set.  I'll be adding another link as we go forward that will be dated pictures of the tank to show progress as things grow.  Haven't gotten pictures rounded up for that one yet, but hope to soon.