Well, after having this new system up and cycled for a couple of months, I can't think of a theme for it, so I'm going to shut it down, sell off the equipment and patch that 6' hole in the wall. Had a tank and hole there for 23 years. Only been a reef setup since 1998.
Tom, did your slippers fall off on the way down the basement stairs and bump your head? What planet did you land on this morning? Maybe, you need some reef counseling from all of us. You know if you shut that tank down and close that hole up you might as well buy another house as it will never be the same. Don't do anything yet until I come over this week. I will bring some sniffing salt to snap you back.
You sure you want to take it all down and cover the hole????
So many other options, especially with a tank that practically runs itself.
Giant clam, FOWLR, Macro tank.......maybe small sharks or a show sized queen trigger?????? So many other possibilities that require so much less work than tearing it all apart and patching it all back up.
Well I actually understand whe're your comeing from Tom. I personally really enjoy only havering one tank to worry about now. It's easy for people to say Noooo ! But how many are helping you do the water changes and donating money for the electric bill. I love your set up but completely understand. Tho you could do a sweet predator tank with it. If it was me I would keep the equipment ,leave the stand in place and hang a big picture over the hole. If you don't miss it in six months patch the wall ! Then enjoy the extra time you'll have with just one tank.
That's where I'm at exactly, Chuck. I've had this thing cycled and I don't have the urge to fill it up. Maybe after I finish the bathroom remodel I'll want to, but I doubt it cause spring will be here and that's a busy time around here. I guess I can leave it empty for awhile to see instead of closing up the hole.
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