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    Alleys salt water adventures

    I've been in the reef hobby for about 4 years now and recently constructed this 4'x3'x8" DIY frag tank and thought I'd share.





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    Pics are kinda old, and the tank has been coming along nicely!

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    Re: Alleys salt water adventures

    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a frag tank?

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    Re: Alleys salt water adventures

    Quote Originally Posted by GoFride View Post
    Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a frag tank?
    I'm totally guessing here....but I would guess that is a shallow tank used to grow small fragments of coral. When they get bigger, they probably get moved into deeper water with various environments.

    EDIT: Forgot to add.... It's VERY cool! My daughter just left for college and is aiming to major in Marine Biology. I'd love to see more recent pics of that and your other stuff. Welcome to BP.net!
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    Re: Alleys salt water adventures

    Quote Originally Posted by JLC View Post
    ...I would guess that is a shallow tank used to grow small fragments of coral. When they get bigger, they probably get moved into deeper water with various environments.
    Okay thanks - that makes sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JLC View Post
    I'm totally guessing here....but I would guess that is a shallow tank used to grow small fragments of coral. When they get bigger, they probably get moved into deeper water with various environments.

    EDIT: Forgot to add.... It's VERY cool! My daughter just left for college and is aiming to major in Marine Biology. I'd love to see more recent pics of that and your other stuff. Welcome to BP.net!
    Excellent guess, except when they get bigger they get moved to other peoples homes and their $ gets moved to mine (its actually not very lucrative considering the overhead). I've got to admit that the BP hobby is proving just as addictive as my reefing habit that I JUST got under control lol.





    Lol, I need one of these for my bp's tank now...



    Edit: thanks for the welcome!

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    Re: Alleys salt water adventures

    Haha...yes, two very addictive hobbies! I'd be tempted by fish and reefs if I didn't move across the country every year or two.
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    Nice tank! Love the duncans.

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    Beautiful tank, I would be tempted, but my mom had one for years. Lots of work goes into those things and 1 minor mishap can destroy years of work. Lol, I need one of those signs for my BPs!

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    Re: Alleys salt water adventures

    Wow, nice setup you have there.
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    Awesome, reef tanks are really beautiful! Next summer I'm going to start a little 4ft Marine tank, I'm not sure if I'll go with Fish Only + Live Rock, or go the whole hog and start a reef tank. What I do know is I'll be raiding the local rock pools for the baby fish!
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