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    Slow 200 Build #2

    Check it Out! Im working on another 200. This time its going to be saltwater and will replace the 70 bowfront. Some of you may remember the 200 I started building in 2012. Well I found another tank the same size and the wife let me pick it up. It will be a slow build again but I wanted to share.
    Heres the old link to the 200 I still have. http://www.houstonfishbox.com/vforum...slow-200-build

    The 70 bowfront to be replaced.
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    The tank for this project.
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    200 - African cichlids
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    sweet pickup!
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    Nice

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    So part of the tank trim broke off and I was going to glue it back on but can't find it now. Any ideas on what to do about this missing portion of trim.


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    I ended up cutting a piece of trim off an old tank and glued it in place.
    Then I did my water check and found three drips. One was the bulkhead on the return line and was an easy fix. The other two I just added some extra glue on the outside of the coupling to stop the drip.
    I let the tank circulate with tap water for a few days and drained. Then I filled with RO/DI, added sand, a few new rocks, and then the salt. It's been circulating for a few days now.



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    200 - African cichlids
    72 - Salty Bow Front
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    10's - Freshwater Shrimp



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    looking good!
    300G WC Zaire Moliro Frontosa
    300G F1 Zaire Moliro Frontosa grow out tank
    115G Tropheus....
    092G Lelupi for sale tank for sale
    075G F1 Zaire Moliro Frontosa Fry for sale
    029G Hospital Tank

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    I moved over some of the Live rock the past two days along with a few corals. Tonight I caught the fire shrimp, PJ cardinal, and Scopas Tang then I also moved a few more rocks that had corals and RBTAs.









    Not the best pics but I got a few.

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    72 - Salty Bow Front
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    I didn't have tops on my bowfront and lost a fish before so I decided the 200 needed to be covered. I ordered the clear net from BRS and went to Lowe's to get a window frame kit. Also, super excited today is fish pickup day! Pics later



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    looking amazing!
    300G WC Zaire Moliro Frontosa
    300G F1 Zaire Moliro Frontosa grow out tank
    115G Tropheus....
    092G Lelupi for sale tank for sale
    075G F1 Zaire Moliro Frontosa Fry for sale
    029G Hospital Tank

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    Some of the fish. Pics are from both the QT and the DT.
    I've got a Kole, Blonde Naso, Desjardini, and Scopas Tang.
    The two clowns, Two gobies, Two bicolor blennies, yellow damsel, yellowtail damsel, two Lyretail Anthias, Purple Queen Anthia, and a Carberryi Anthia (Favorite so far).
    The Desjardini and Naso are pigs and eat ALL Day!






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    200 - African cichlids
    72 - Salty Bow Front
    33 Cube - community
    10's - Freshwater Shrimp



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