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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Default Sir Patricks contest tank-

    Looks like I am in on this one!

    Not sure if I will be contesting though, depends on if I get the coral pack or not. But either way, I will be setting up a nano to follow along in the contest, possibly just for fun.

    Basicly, I got the OK to set up a tank for my daughter in her room. Shes wanted one for a really long time, and this nano contest was a great reason to finally make it happen.

    Im going to take it back to the basics on this one. Thought it would be fun to cruise memory lane and replicate my first reef tank! Basic 10 gallon, PC lights, carbon, skimmer, and some phos media, with a water pump for flow. Only difference from my first tank is I will be using RO water this time around, and no sand bed- because I have no sand. Pretty excited to see the results!

    Me and my daughter will start setting up the tank when she gets home from school today- pics to follow!

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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    sweet..looking forward to seeing pics..this is gonna be fun

    Rick

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    Cool! Im still on the fence...


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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Time for my daughter to learn the "Basics of reefkeeping". She has grown up with fishtanks, and at the age of 10, I beleive she is ready to start learning the basics, other then the stirring water and holding canopy doors open! I decided to use this contest to teach her more about reefkeeping in her own room, with a cool contest tank.

    We didnt get too far today, but got a good start. Still need to colect a few things, and replace a couple other things, but the tank is full and ready to cycle whenever it may!

    Heres a run down of equipment and specs so far-

    Tank- 10 gallon AGA

    Filtration- CPR bak-pak skimmer (in need of a replacment pump)
    HOT Magnum, running carbon and phosguard

    Flow- Seio 620

    Misc- 50w hydor glass heater

    Lighting- ?????? dont have anything yet, but plan on running PC on this tank.

    I have also decided that a sand bed is in order- because my daughter says she wants one.
    Pretty much throwing this tank together from odds and ends around the house in an effort to replicate my first reef tank. Running the same skimmer, filter, hopefully lighting, and beleive it or not-liverock. Still got the same rock from all those many years ago. The powerhead will be different, and my old pc lights are long gone, but still will be pretty close to what I was running.

    Heres some pics of the progress-

    The old 10 gallon-


    Picture016 1 - Sir Patricks contest tank-


    And my daughter with the tank in her "Im too cool because Im setting up a reef tank in my bedroom pose"


    Picture015 2 - Sir Patricks contest tank-


    The mixing of salt and water begins!-


    Picture017 1 - Sir Patricks contest tank-



    Full, running, and a peice of live rock-


    Picture018 1 - Sir Patricks contest tank-



    More to come either wednesday or this weekend!!
    Last edited by Sir Patrick; 12-14-2009 at 07:47 PM.

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    How fun for her (and you, too)! I can't think of a better night-light than a lovely reef tank! :D


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    whitetiger61 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    sweet looking tank Sir Patrick..cant wait to see itup and going..

    Rick

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    tazzy695 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    nice start
    I have been reefing from 08-2007 till 5-2011

    reef tanks are like wifes you have to give them some attention every now and then

    current tank is an 80g FW containing Oscars

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    igot2gats - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    PERFECT reason to start a Nano. Nice start....love the pose, too.

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    Coming together, any idea on lighting yet?


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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Lighting is still being figured out, but pretty sure I will find some pc light to run on the tank.

    Added some black sand and a new pump for the protein skimmer. Gonna do some water tests and see where I am sitting in the cycle process this weekend.

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