Oahu's 50G Cube build

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  1. Oahu

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    Been away for a while but haven't left the hobby. Life sometimes creates waves and we have to ride them out.

    I'm downgrading for now. I've sold off the livestock / corals in my 90 gallon to get ready for this 50G cube build.

    I'm keeping the Radions and Vortech MP10's (which I am replacing the bearings in the dry side to quiet them down) and some other equipment. Old tank will come down and get cleaned, and stored. I may decide to sell it, but for now... in the garage it goes.

    New build will be a SCA 50G Starfire rimeless cube. Should be a lot easier to maintain so we will see how it goes.

    The rock is being delivered today, new sand tomorrow (Bimini Pink), and the new tank by the end of the week.
     
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    Awesome. Sounds like a good plan. Keep us updated and post pics of your build!
     
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    Rock arrived when I got home. Dry baserock so lots of washing and planning before it goes into the tank.
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    Sand came today!!! Using Bimini Pink for a slightly larger grain size.
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    Been a while since I posted any updated. Had to wait till mid May to get the tank delivered due to Minnesota’s Spring thaw rules.
    Got the tank setup this past weekend!!![​IMG][​IMG]
    I used both bags of the Bimini Pink sand. Did not wash it and the tank cleared overnight.
    I’ve got some dead rock curing downstairs which I’ll add later.


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    Rinsed with RO/DI..... rinsed again with RO/DI and rinsed again.
    Cure rock cure!!!!!!
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