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Old 01-27-2011
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I am in the process of setting up a 210. I am planning on moving the Tropheus from my 125 into it when it's up and running. I also have a few small petricola and some calvus that will be making the move. My Eshopps wet dry arrived along with the tank. I am waiting for a stand and canopy. I have a background coming from Universal Habitats. I also ordered a Odyssea 500 filter after reading the thread on here about them. I currently have the cichlid mix sand but I think I like the look of the pool filter sand better do I may switch. I picked up five Petro Trew fry on Monday that I have in a grow out tank. Once they get big enough, I will put them in with the Tropheus.
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Old 01-27-2011
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Congrats! Looks like it's gonna be a sweet setup. I LOVE reef ready tanks, so much nicer then having to use an overflow box! If you can, I would try to get some more trews. Petros can be a handful in small numbers, but the fact that they're f1, and that they're trews will work in your favor. Keep us posted
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kville10 @ Jan 27 2011, 06:40 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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I am in the process of setting up a 210. I am planning on moving the Tropheus from my 125 into it when it's up and running. I also have a few small petricola and some calvus that will be making the move. My Eshopps wet dry arrived along with the tank. I am waiting for a stand and canopy. I have a background coming from Universal Habitats. I also ordered a Odyssea 500 filter after reading the thread on here about them. I currently have the cichlid mix sand but I think I like the look of the pool filter sand better do I may switch. I picked up five Petro Trew fry on Monday that I have in a grow out tank. Once they get big enough, I will put them in with the Tropheus.
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k487/t...os/102_1008.jpg
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k487/t.../101_0004-1.jpg[/b]

NICE! What Background Model from UH???
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Mastiffman @ Jan 27 2011, 09:05 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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I am in the process of setting up a 210. I am planning on moving the Tropheus from my 125 into it when it's up and running. I also have a few small petricola and some calvus that will be making the move. My Eshopps wet dry arrived along with the tank. I am waiting for a stand and canopy. I have a background coming from Universal Habitats. I also ordered a Odyssea 500 filter after reading the thread on here about them. I currently have the cichlid mix sand but I think I like the look of the pool filter sand better do I may switch. I picked up five Petro Trew fry on Monday that I have in a grow out tank. Once they get big enough, I will put them in with the Tropheus.
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k487/t...os/102_1008.jpg
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k487/t.../101_0004-1.jpg[/b]

NICE! What Background Model from UH???
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I ordered the rocky background and overflow covers. I had thought about getting one of the true 3D backgrounds that would silicone in, in front of the overflows, but I did not want to lose any more space than I had to.
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My stand and canopy arrived today. I was supposed to get my Odyssea filter and background on Thursday but due to the weather it is going to be next week. I'm getting impatient.
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My background from Universal arrived today. Hoping to get everything going in the next couple of days. I filled the tank this weekend and made sure to get all the issues worked out. I used some start up and put the bio-balls from my other tank in the new one along with some used filter pads. I put the background in tonight. I ended up having to cut the overflow covers down a bit. I need to get a rock to hide my powerhead.
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What are the measurements of that wonderous tank.

Is that the "Rock Sheet" style background?
http://www.universalhabitat.com/shop.php/b...heet/p_144.html
If so what size did you get, are you going to trim it to cover the outside of the overflows. I can not wait to see more pictures.

I have the"KIAMA WITH BASE" background and absolutely love it!
http://www.universalhabitat.com/shop.php/b...base/p_141.html

After only 2 months the background has an even covering of algae and my Ikola and gobies love to graze all day long. Universal makes a super product.
My only regret is that I did not silicon the sides and there has been some acumulation of poop behind the background. No big deal.

Congrats on the new tank!



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The tank is 72 x 24 x 29.5. The background is the rocky sheets. The background came in five pieces, two of which a somewhat formed to the shape of the overflows, I had to do some cutting on them to get them to fit better. I ended up putting two stainless screws into the top of each over flow cover. It looks good. I'll try to get some photos soon. Stuart at Universal was very helpful in the questions that I had.
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I got the new tank going. Still trying to get everything situated the way I want it. The background turned out pretty good. I am running the sump with two Rio 20 HF pumps. I have the Odyssea CFS 500 going with a second one to be added next week. I need to get rocks that match the background better but what I have with do for now. I really like the look of the pool filter sand. I had cichlid sand in the last tank, this looks a lot better IMO. The fish seem to enjoy it too. My photo is not the best. I hope to get better photos when I switch the rocks out.
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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(kville10 @ Feb 13 2011, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
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I got the new tank going. Still trying to get everything situated the way I want it. The background turned out pretty good. I am running the sump with two Rio 20 HF pumps. I have the Odyssea CFS 500 going with a second one to be added next week. I need to get rocks that match the background better but what I have with do for now. I really like the look of the pool filter sand. I had cichlid sand in the last tank, this looks a lot better IMO. The fish seem to enjoy it too. My photo is not the best. I hope to get better photos when I switch the rocks out.
http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k487/t...10/102_1045.jpg[/b]

NICE!!!! I like it like it like it!!!!! Nice work! Those overflow Covers they make allow for easy coverup of the overflows!

Everything looks awesome man! Congrats on sweet setup! Yeah, Stuart and Talei are some pretty nice people! They have a long time business there! Kepp us updated on the rocks too.

P.S. Did you mod that 500 at all yet?
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