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06-08-2011, 10:20 AM
Originally Posted by CalmSeasQuest
Good and bad news...
Now on to the bad - Apparently, I can't count.
In trying to locate the name of the Chalice that Miz inquired about above, I determined that in the process of selecting which corals would be placed in the tank, I had hidden some lines in a spreadsheet that I use to keep track of all the corals for this tank that contained some SPS
that I had intended to remove. I then forgot about them. This resulted in inadvertently adding too many Frags to the tank. I confirmed with Jim that the overage could simply be removed and began selecting which corals to remove. This error, while irritating (especially as I had just removed the plugs and spent many hours gluing everything to the rockwork) alone would not have had a huge impact but...
Compounding this problem was the clarification issued today that large order "bonus" Frags, even if purchased through a sponsor, could only be included without a cap hit if all
of the corals in the order were used in the tank. I purchased far more corals through Mr.Coral than could be utlized in this tank, so I lose the ability to include the bonus corals. That change will mandate the additional removal about about 10% of the corals in the tank.
Removing that many Frags may require removing entire pillars as they are all glued to rather fragile shelves and getting at them requires the use of long forceps. I hate to tear the tank apart as it's doing so well. I'm going to do a count tomorrow and see if I can locate additional, easy-to-remove corals without significantly disrupting the tank. If not, I may withdraw from the contest rather than have to tear apart the tank.
All that aside, I really do love having this tank on my desk
Tom- I'm running down the finalists for the nano contest and trying to figure out where you end up on your budget?
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