Been wanting to start this for awhile now.. First off let me start by saying my system is not new. (although it may look new) I am probably the prime example of a person that has had more problems then success...
I started into the saltwater world a couple years ago. I had a 75 gallon fresh water fish tank that housed some large mouth bass that I caught from Etra lake which is very close to me. They were great at first but I got bored with them pretty fast. Also I would go into local fish stores and see all the coral and bright fish and I thought to myself I want a salt water tank!
I actually bought someone's whole 72 gallon bow front setup with a flame angel, and six line wrasse. Not knowing any better I ripped down his system bought a ton of home depot buckets and had it back up and running in one night... It was a long night not knowing anything about anything, hand on over flows, making salt water, ro water, really anything.. To be honest I was not really in the fresh water hobby long enough to fully understand that.
Well to make a long story shorter I had problems.. Many nights I woke up 2 am hearing water and finding water all over the place because of the hang on over flow getting clogged or the siphon breaking, to be honest I have ran into ever problem in the world (and still do). Well I got hooked anyway this hobby is definitely addicting, and the tank did pretty good all in all. But like everyone I wanted bigger and I was thinking about finishing my basement. So it began...
Here is a link to basically the full story so I don't have to retype it.
Just about everything about the tank has changed.. I had kids and almost sold my system due to lack of time. I would say I went 6 months to a year with out feeding or anything.. The only thing I did was refill my ro water so the tank did not run dry.
I have changed the rock work a 100 times, to be honest I moved rock around last night... I think I have it the way I want... But I say that every time haha. Really I have to stop moving rock around but I seem to finally have the ledges that I want. The bow front tank is not used anymore, I no longer have a refuguim, my 75 gallon is now my second tank and it is going to house softies and lps. I drilled the side of the 75 to have a drain. I have no faith with hang on over flows...
Well this is a start. At least I started it haha I will post pictures of what I have now fish, equipment, corals (or lack their of).. And I will post about problems I have recently had and still having.
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