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    Ready to get back to normal...and a reef tank!

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  1. I was about to suggest the auto train. I've taken it before, and it's quite nice. I also found flights out of Norfolk for as litte as $175 p/person.
  2. Anyone able to help Sunday night around 8pm in Woodbridge?
  3. Hey WAMAS members! I may need some help with a tank move on Sunday evening if anyone is available in the Woodbridge area. I'm going to be in town for military duties over the weekend, and I'm trying to coordinate a tank pick-up with another member. I'm waiting to hear from my unit what time they expect to release us (communication is less than ideal in the Reserve unit) so I can get an exact time for the tank pickup. But if anyone is generally around in the evening and willing to help, that would be wonderful. It's a 3'x3' Marineland DD 150g, so a couple of extra hands would be great. It's also going to be tetris getting into my car (I've measured and it will fit...). Thanks in advance for your help!
  4. What's the exact footprint on it, and are you willing to sell just the tank? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  5. I'm keeping the bookshelf bc I have an entire fish room for equipment. 20g reservoirs are already planned. Plus my optional coral QT tank will be there occasionally. But the tank fell through, so now the design is scrapped until I find another one that fits in the 42" space. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  6. So I've bought a new tank! It's a cube! 35x35x24. Here's some sketches of my stand build and beginning lumber requirements. The stand is going to be split in half so that one part is cabinet and the other a bookshelf. There will be plywood on the top, a 1xX frame around the tank, with crown moulding between that and the remainder of the stand. The whole thing will be white washed. I've indicated a cut out for my plumbing on the one photo. I've got a couple supporting slats on the bottom, plus supporting ones on the inside of the uppers. I'll be using a kreig tool to attach the wood together in most places. The sides of the tanks will use 2x2s that will both add support and be the outer "wainscoting" look. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  7. That is a gorgeous little tank! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  8. Don't know of you guys saw, but Neptune put out a YouTube video tutorial on Alexa and Apex! Really interesting what you can do! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  9. There's also some cool gadgets you can buy/make that help with feeding. Think about a small three sides box filled with egg crate or other porous material. Culture pods in that for a little bit and then you can put that in your display hidden somewhere in the rock work. The open side allows the Mandarin to pick at pods on the top, but the design prevents them from eating all while providing a "safe space" for the pods to self culture. If you also target feed your Mandarin at that point every day, they can be taught to go there automatically for feedings. Melevreef on YouTube also has a good idea using an olive jar for his Mandarin that ate prepared foods. Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  10. How's the Mandarin doing now? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  11. I love this setup!!!! I'll be modeling mine too look like yours now! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  12. Looks amazing!!!! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah I want to replicate that clown harem tank as well! Let me know who you end up going with. I'm probably a good six months away from buying the fish, but good to know!!! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  14. Have you ever had a Threadfin Butterfly? This species would actually fit into my possible Indian-ocean themed tank, but curious as to experiences with reefers in reef tanks. Also, still not sure that any butterfly is going to be compatible with my care plans.
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