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What is one of the colors on a clownfish? (hint there is a clownfish on the CR logo in the top left corner of the page.)

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Rick's 15 gal Ricordea Dominated Tank


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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Rick's 15 gal Ricordea Dominated Tank

    This is my birthday present to myself..

    Tank Size: 15 gal drilled 1 1/4" drain ..2- 3/4" returns
    Sump Size: 20 gal

    This tank will be a florida ricordea dominate tank. 11/4" drain drilled in the center of the tank and 2 3/4" returns located on each side of the tank. Not sure if im going to put an overflow box in yet.

    Sump is a 20gal regular tank with wet/dry system.Im planning on running a filter sock loaded with carbon, protien skimmer, and phosban reactor on this tank..With the flow i have from the return i do not anticapate running any powerheads in the tank.

    Pics will be posted as i do things to the tank. Going out of town tomorrow so no work will be done on the tank but will get something done on Monday after work..

    Rick

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    Sounds sweet! happy birthday man!

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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    yeah i was going to do a all sun coral tank..but couldn't find enough healthy specimens for the price i wanted to pay..so its ricordea time..wish i didnt have to go out of town today..really would like to work on it today but oh well, theres always tomorrow after work..

    SP..its a early B-Day present..B-Day isnt until the end of the month..was hoping to have it cycled by then but thats not going to happen as im already 2 weeks behind the scheduled start date of this build.

    Rick

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    Looking forward to some pix~going to be a sweet lil tank for sure
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    ok got home a little early so i got some work done on the tank..tank is drilled , back is painted, and bulkheads installed. here are some pics.

    drilled tank

    ricordeatank002 - Rick's 15 gal Ricordea Dominated Tank

    painted back with bulkheads installed

    ricordeatank003 - Rick's 15 gal Ricordea Dominated Tank

    back of the tank with the bulkheads

    ricordeatank005 - Rick's 15 gal Ricordea Dominated Tank

    i need to clean the inside of the tank still..i also got a marineland 12 bulb LED fixture 9 whites, 3 blues

    plans for tomorrow..clean the inside of the tank, set the tank, set the sump..

    plans for tuesday...plumb the system..

    hope you enjoy

    Rick

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    Pretty cool look for a background.

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    This is going to be pretty cool to watch! Can't wait to see the plumbing.
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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    well ran into a few snags..

    snag number 1 - skimmer wont fit under the stand

    snag number 2 - 1 1/2" pipe is a bear to cut with a hacksaw blade..

    I got a little of the drain plumbed but going to pick up a larger pvc cutter after work to finish it..so thats about it for the progress today..

    Rick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    Pretty cool look for a background.
    Yeah I second that! Is that something you bought of just a cool paint job? Following this build Rick! Don't worry we all have those snags its what makes this hobby so enjoyable . .. problem solving! You will figure stuff out I'm sure.
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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Yeah I second that! Is that something you bought of just a cool paint job? Following this build Rick! Don't worry we all have those snags its what makes this hobby so enjoyable . .. problem solving! You will figure stuff out I'm sure.
    Heidi
    No that is paint with an airbrush... thanks for the compliments..

    Rick

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