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  1. He's full of BAD WORD. Remember the first two 300DD tanks I had Planet build me that weren't right? They were both the 300DD clones. Well, the first one was built to specs that I asked, with 3/4" thick glass and perimeter Eurobracing, plus two center braces. Since they put two overflow boxes on it, it got sent back. Well, the replacement tank was built with just the one overflow as I asked, but they used 1/2" thick glass. So it got sent back too...but not after Jerry @ Planet Aquariums tried to convince me that I should keep it, because that's how they build all of their 300DD tanks, using 1/2" thick glass. Sorry, 1/2" thick glass BOWS under that kind of water pressure, just like in the 1/2" thick marineland Deep Dimension tanks. So, they blow a seam just like this. I hope you had him build it with 3/4", even though it's more expensive.
  2. Ugh, that sucks, Eric. I'm pretty sure Melev (marc levenson) had the same thing happen to his Marineland 300DD tank within a year or so after having bought it, brand new.
  3. Nope, no spawns. I lost a few nice ones prior to the transfer, and just in the last week, a couple more have disappeared. No clue where they went. They were looking great prior to starting to walk and then disappear below the rocks. Hughes isn’t even an option. No way I’m paying over $100 a month for 25 gigs of data use prior to them throttling you to 600kilobit speeds (some “unlimited” plan they’ve got there).
  4. So, I did my first water test in a year. Alk and Ca++ are both high, so, I tuned down the dosers. Here are a few pictures. I'd like to upload more, but, having no internet really sucks for large image uploads. I have to tether my phone to my computer, and, since I only get 1-2 LTE bars out here, data transfers are excruciating. Now I remember why I don't do any updates. This is like dealing with modem dialup back in the early 90s, as these photos will probably take an hour to upload.
  5. Time for an update. The tank is coming up on 1 year old since starting it. I have a bunch of frags that I got from members on the board here that are slowly growing out. Not a lot to see. I picked up a few items I was looking for over at Fragniappe, namely the Oregon blue tort and the ORA red planet. I'm not so sure of what the direction of this tank will be, meaning, I am probably not going to pack it full of everything out there. I think I am just going to let all frags grow out to be massive colonies, with no more than 2 colonies per each rock. Coral prices are obscene now as well, so, I don't see myself buying any of this high dollar stuff that costs $300/bugger. Planning on taking some photos this weekend with a real camera, as the phone and reef tanks just don't seem to mix.
  6. Heya! I don't have any of those, but, glad to see you back...
  7. Not at all, Aaron... you're welcome any time. Sorry for the lack of progress pics. Cell phone pics suck, and, not having the option of getting any kind of internet service out here besides crappy satellite service (100 a month for 20 gigs which my teenager would burn in a day) is kind of a disincentive to break out the DSLR and upload high quality pics.
  8. Damned straight I could go some pearlberry, lol... let me know when it's all healed up and ready.
  9. I've got aiptasia spreading like wildfire too, so, machts nichts.
  10. Mike, No, I haven't found a mint pavona yet. I am also still looking for a green cap with purple rim, orange cap (especially if it's one of those WWC hybrid types with the green swirls in it), and purple cap.
  11. Glad to get back to stocking, and, glad there is still a forum to use. I really don’t like to use the BRK Facebook page, as it’s nothing more than a selling Forum.