Bringing Home Baby
by, 06-26-2012 at 12:37 AM (532 Views)
Chapter 1 History
About a year ago I took a job that required me to be out of town for 4 weeks or more at a time. So I gave my 55 gal reef to a friend and fellow reefer. The job didn't work out and I ended up unemployed for a while. Now, I've got a good stable job in town, and my friend offered me the reef back. Seems he was tired of taking care of 2 systems, especially with our electric prices here.
Chapter 2 Bringing it home.
I'll let the photos do the talking now.
The tank as it stood at my friends place.
Full tank shot before the move.
My custom light hood, 4x54W T5 icecap retrofit kit.
Sump broken down and moved.
One full truck load, and thats not all of it. The lighting hood and one bucket were in my friend's car. And yes, his place is on the second floor, so all that came down the stairs.
And over to my place. Yes Tuan, we have to pack everything up all those stairs now.
yeah, I see what the dog did, now lets get to work guys. LOL
Plumbing and sand set up again.
And full again.
And all done. Just have to wait for it to clear up now.
And the new full tank shot.
And just for fun, here's a shot of the sun streaming in through the north windows at 10pm. Gotta love Alaska in June.
Since my orders from Marineland and Bulk Reef Supply haven't come in yet I've got a few things left to do. For one thing, I broke the mounting stem on my only spare power head, so right now the only circulation is from the return pump. One of the orders have my new SCWD, as soon as that arrives I'll get my 1100 gph pump running the closed loop again.
I'm also waiting on my test kits and dosing supplies. So right now the water parameters are whatever comes in Instant Ocean. Once that gets here I'll get everything dialed in again and set up a two part auto dosing schedule.
Chapter 3: Upgrading to 75 gal.