Nice update. Glad to see all is well.
Mike, this isn't a selling forum and the Classified section was removed after a recent site attack. Sorry to hear you're leaving. Craigslist is a good way to sell locally, as well as on club forums within driving distance.
Looks great Jay. Thanks for sharing your process.
When you are attaching images, double click the thumbnail in the editor and a box will appear in the middle of your screen. Select Full to get the full size image. Do this with each image and they will display like above (after I edited and enlarged each image).
Thanks Marc. The yellow one is a yellow porites.
It looks like that coral was pretty bleached, based on the pictures first pictures. Too much light for too long per day, probably. I wouldn't give up on the coral, just let it do what it will and it may re-encrust over the previous skeleton like my maze coral.
It's good that your LFS was willing to hold the fish while the tank cycles. Keep testing the water, and tracking your numbers to see how the water trends over time.
That is adorable!! I can't wait to see further updates.
Thanks for all the pretty pictures. Your corals look very nice and healthy. I like that yellow Stylophora(?).
Very nice review Jay. Promoted to the front page of the site!
Thanks guys. It would be hard for me to imagine not having a reef tank in my home, as it continues to be source of learning and discovery. Take that double spawning event less than two weeks ago - I hadn't seen that in years. I was so excited that night, running around shooting pictures and video to share.
The infrastructure of the system is rock solid, so now it just has to settle in and start growing. This maybe the hardest part, especially when I stumble upon older pictures of my previous reef. That was a stunner, and frankly I'm amazed at what I accomplished a few years ago. I hope this one will look equally nice.
Marc, when my house flooded in 08, walk away is exactly what I did. Fire sale on all the live critters and eventually everything else. I was fine with it as I spent the next couple of years repairing and remodeling my house. Once we were finished I was left with this large blank area that no piece of furniture seemed to fit. Finally I decided to setup a small tank in my office thinking that would satisfy my taste for salt. Next thing I know I'm back to drooling over your beautiful pictures, scouring the internet for answers to whatever question I had and finally ended up ordering a new 200g tank. Unfortunately it's still waiting for water, but it will happen in due time.
I'm thankful for people such as yourself who are passionate about the hobby and willing to share their good, bad and ugly experiences. It is motivating to see you get back on that horse when no one would blame you for throwing in the towel. Thanks for everything you do to help others and advance the hobby.
I know it has been an extremely hard up hill battle.
Not only for the continuous upsets but also all of us constantly emailing and asking for updates and questions and bringing up the bad memories. (also, having no control because your waiting on all the other people and shipping and what not.)
I am glad to see the pictures and amazing updates.
i commend you for being so strong. (when my 240 crashed and i lost 100% of all corals that i had been growing for 4 years….. My fish looking at me kept the water clean and things going. I couldn't just quit and give up on them)
I hope it brings you years of happiness.
I want to thank Marc along with everyone that help me load the 215 as well as Frank's Tanks for use of the suction cups. I couldn't have done it without all the muscle. 1100 mile round trip and its on my front porch full of water, vinegar, a Mag 18 and a heater. I will let it soak overnight, clean & pump it out tomorrow and move it inside.
That is supposed to happen very soon. Maybe before the end of the year.
The unit doesn't currently work with Vortechs you say? When do they expect this function to come online?
That's a lot of work in one day.
I am thinking you should check your mail Marc? That space does look better empty.
Not much. You see the new plumbing but the gear is pretty much identical.
Melev, Have you made any changes to any equipment since getting your 400g tank up and running?