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My ?Instant Ocean?
« on: October 30, 2022, 21:10:19 »
I got into saltwater a few years ago, had a 25gal cube that I thoroughly enjoyed, until i switched salt, basically killed off every piece of coral i had and it frustrated me so much that i emptied it, turned it into freshwater which was boring so I sold it. 2 years later, I?m back at it!

Picked this 75gal up from another member for an amazing deal 2 weeks ago. Not much of a ?build? here because it was already an established tank. I honestly couldn?t be happier with it. Everything works great together, love the ATO, last tank was a chore to keep topped off. Even though it?s just a typical 75gal tank, it?s a great size for the space I have. And best part is this is one of the only hobbies i have ever had that my wife also enjoys too. So that means I get to spend more on it!

I changed the metal inserts out with Shiplap to match the fireplace I built last year. Makes the living room look so nice.




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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2022, 21:11:25 »

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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2022, 21:11:59 »

The heart of the system, and my favorite area.


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #3 on: October 30, 2022, 21:12:50 »

Little bit of an algae problem, but I?m guessing it?s a little cycle due to the move.


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2022, 15:34:20 »
Looking good. Do you have any tangs in the tank?

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My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2022, 16:46:35 »
Looking good. Do you have any tangs in the tank?
Thank you! No, not yet, really wanting to get one.


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2022, 11:48:09 »
The reason I asked is because it is almost impossible to keep a tank clean of algae without one. I know some have had success but is extremely rare. I think yellows are might start coming back in a couple months. Powder browns are available and really good grazers. One of my favorite

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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2022, 20:07:35 »

Water change Monday has it looking pretty good!


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2022, 05:33:27 »
Very nice!!
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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #10 on: November 10, 2022, 10:14:33 »
Quite the collection of BTA's, beautiful. 

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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #11 on: November 10, 2022, 20:18:42 »
Got tired of not being able to see under the tank so I got some LED strips and hid them under the stand. Easy and much necessary addition!


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2022, 17:01:58 »

Wife got me a tang for my birthday today! Tank is doing great and clearing up from the little cycle due to the move.


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #13 on: December 18, 2022, 20:12:10 »

Just keeping the thread alive with a current picture. Did a large water change today. Need to get on track with doing smaller weekly water changes to keep it more consistent. But, things are growing and doing well! I have added about 10 frags, and removed about 15 anemones.


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2022, 00:43:17 »
Looking good

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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2022, 13:19:35 »
Nice. That is a lot of nems.

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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2022, 20:31:03 »


I have wanted a green mandarin forever! aquarium artisans had 50% off fish this morning, can?t beat $18! I seeded the tank with 2 bottles of pods a while back, and added another bottle when I added the goby. Hoping for the best!


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Re: My ?Instant Ocean?
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2022, 20:32:11 »

Orange Linckia was on sale for $25. Trying my luck with it too!


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