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TrueTricia

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About TrueTricia

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    Grandmaster Reefer

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

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  1. Thanks, Dave! I can't wait to get a reef tank back up and running. I look at everyone's photos, and miss having a tank so much. Can't wait to hopefully catch up with everyone again real soon!
  2. Alan. I know, right?! And I was just getting ready to set up the 120g when I found out about surgery. I'm going to try to and rush to get the stand built and basic plumbing done so I can have the rocks in place to start cycling the tank. The local aquarium store will come and do maintenance. This way when I'm not totally laid out and back to normal, the tank will already be on its way, and I can start adding all the bells and whistles. But I do have a small little nano Fluval V Spec that I have set up in my bedroom. Just going to be softies and a BTA (eventually) and a pair of clowns. Nothing complicated at all. Between the return from deployment, my cat dying from sudden onset brain cancer, and now my surgery...it's not exactly been my year.
  3. Good day WAMASers! I was so excited when I saw the date for FragFest, because I'll be up in DC. Unfortunately, I have a wedding that evening, and the times are too close together for me to make both (and I have to go to the wedding). I was hoping to grab just a couple small softies, zoas, leathers, or toadstools. I was hoping someone could grab a couple for me, if that's allowed. My boyfriend lives in Woodbridge, so preferably someone living around that area. I could pick up on Sunday afternoon/evening. I have to have surgery in mid-July, but I'm hoping to make it to the Fall meeting as I'm up in DC quite often now. Thanks! Tricia
  4. @jwalsh We need to chat! I'm converting a freshwater tank I had at work to a SW downgrade for my bedroom. Turns out it's the same tank as yours, white Fluval spec V! It's literally still full of FW and plants at work, but hoping to make the initial switch this weekend, switch the water over, throw in some rock, and let it start cycling while I figure out the other details. I'm not looking to do nearly as much as you have, rather just a couple clowns, and some flowy softies and/or BTAs. I want it to be a zen meditation spot for my room.
  5. 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.
  6. Anyone able to help Sunday night around 8pm in Woodbridge?
  7. 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!
  8. What's the exact footprint on it, and are you willing to sell just the tank? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. That is a gorgeous little tank! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. How's the Mandarin doing now? Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
  15. I love this setup!!!! I'll be modeling mine too look like yours now! Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
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