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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
Mike, my favorite has always been my Tort. I like that and the Garf Bonsai, hopefully the Bonsai will hold its color well. I like the Echino too, but it is not a real favorite.

Thanks Jarrod! I have to do some tweaking soon, hopefully I don't screw anything up!
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
Here are a few more:

















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Looking great Mike! Is that a tube worm sticking out of the Monti? Everything is looking so grown-in in the fts.
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240g In-wall - 48x48x24 - Mixed Reef  
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I think it is Mike, it casts a line of slime, ALL THE TIME! The superman doesn't seem to care much, so I leave him alone.
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I got to see this tank Wed night.. all i can say is WOW.. such a beautiful set up!!
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Thanks Jarrod!

I'm glad to hear your frags are doing well! I'll have more for you when my little frags grow out too.... Purple Monster, Red Planet, Pearlberry, and a couple REALLY cool ones from Tomasz, they are all to little to frag now, but hopefully in a few months!
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Okay, a few more images:


Full tank shot, I did a little rearranging to make more room.


Green birdnest, Red Planet Table acro in the center, Pearlberry on the right.


I took this picture to show the "scar" from fragging, I want to see how fast it heals.


Coral Beauty, Tyree flower petal, and Tubs birdnest.


After moving around a little, Red Planet, Purple Monster, and Hawkins Blue...


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Looks great!  My FT shots never turn out well
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Glad to see you have come to your senses and are taking photos of fish.
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Thanks Tal, thanks John! The fish don't PAY as well as the people do though...

One more, this is why the tank is worth the time, and the money:
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best photo yet
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Thanks John, I think so too!
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Well, time for another update!

Here is my current DIY project, it is still in the early stages:









Any Guesses?

This should give it away....


Vent holes:


Nothing has been attached yet, but that will happen today I think! I have stainless steel hardware for all the screws and nuts, and I am going to add a thin black fabric to the vents, so that light doesn't leak out so much.

The fixture will be suspended over my tank with sun lifts, and it will have 2 3" fans for active cooling. I'll post more pictures later... (When I have more to show!)
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awesome mike.. that is turning out really good.. what thinkness did you end up going with???
\hey if you need i have two sun lifts I am not using let me know and they are yours..!!!
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Thanks Jarrod! The BIG piece is .050 and the ends are .062, it is plenty strong, that is for sure. I took the large piece to work and had a tinsmith bend the edges for me, it took all of 3 minutes I think. Then I came home and cut out the smaller pieces, notched the corners and started to bend the long edge, it took me an HOUR for each piece, and I am not real pleased with the results. I can't believe how STRONG that sheet actually is, I was using most of my mass to push that first bend over, it was only 17". There is NO WAY I would have been able to bend that 48" length by hand.

As for the sun lifts, I have a pair, but if I need another, I'll let you know. I think this is going to come in at less then 22 pounds even with the ballasts installed in the fixture.
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well it looks great so far! 22lbs nice and light.. even if you just need two more to help level things out when lifting and such... keep us updated..
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I sure will, light was the idea! (pun intended)

I wanted to be able to get into the tank without unplugging the ballasts, and removing the canopy, that was getting old. (Or maybe I am getting old, and don't want to heft a 50 pound canopy.) I'm going to go get ready for the day, then off to Lowes to get a 3" hole saw, and then the fabric store for that black fabric, then back the basement to work!
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Looking very Good Mike. Is this the first time you've done sheet metal work? Looks like you've done this stuff before by how well everything lines up.
 
I agree with you about moving canopies. Really stinks to have to unplug and move one around everyt ime you need to get into your tank for something. My only complaint with the sunlifts is that they don't raise up and down and stay level. You have to fiddle with them abit to level out the light once you get it at the hieght you want.
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Thanks Chad, this is my first attempt at ANYTHING metal! I just took my time and kept working at the Al sheet with a hammer and a block of wood. I have not tried the sun lifts before, but I have to think that I would rather fiddle with the sunlift a little, then hoist that 50 pounder anymore.

So far Stacey is neutral on the idea, she likes the "pretty wood", but I like the ease of maintenance!
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Well It doesn't show that it's your first attempt. It's coming along very nicely.
 
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