Shutting Her Down!

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  1. Buddy

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    Come this weekend the tank will be no longer running. I haven't had any motivation to look after the tank for a while now because life gets in the way sometimes!
    Will be keeping a couple of my long term smaller fish (mainly the clowns) and just running a little set up, which I might make a journal for if I get around to it.
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  2. daveH

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    That's a real shame mate. It's sad to hear a longtime reefer shutting it down. You've been here for quite a while, so make sure you find a bit of time to post something about the new, smaller setup.
    Cheers
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  3. RobbieMVFC

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    Sad to hear this. Hope everything is ok?
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    Buddy always been helpful here and never hesitated to answer my silly question. I hope nothing serious and you be back soon
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  5. Rob

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    Sorry to hear buddy, however understand completely. You have seen your tank at its peak and anything less is sometimes disappointing as you set such a high standard. You will be back Im sure at some stage but hope you go down to a small automated nano just so you dont lose touch completely :)
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  6. macca_75

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    Good luck with the smaller tank @Buddy Sorry to hear you leave the hobby
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  7. MTG

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    nooo
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  8. Sam Parker

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    Damn, that sucks man. Anything I can help with?
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  9. Buddy

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    WIll try and get some pics when I am setting it up :)

    All good :)

    I won't be going anywhere :)

    Thanks @Rob That is the plan. Picked up a little Cade tank that I plan to put on cruise control.

    You don't want a large foxface by any chance?

    yesss lol.

    Thanks Sam, I should be all good but if there is anything I will let you know!
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  10. macca_75

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    No thanks - been there done that.
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    Didn't have a good experience?
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    so your going smaller what do you have in mind?
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    Got a cade HL800
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  14. MTG

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    Thats not that small :p

    how much was that? Havent seen cade pricing in a while looking to upgrade soon tossing up if ill go custom or RSM
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    Its volume is a quarter to what I have now its its pretty small :p
    Second hand - $750 I don't think you can buy that size new anymore.
    By the time I sell of all of my stuff I will have that tank paid and a fair bit left over :)
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  16. macca_75

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    Lost a lot of Morphs ($$$) that I had only purchased the week before - although it was many years ago and I don't really care for Morphs any more.

    And I am going more towards smaller fish. If it were a small one I would be tempted....

    But i am fighting rising Nitrates at the moment until the Bio pellets kick in so possibly not the best time to add more load anyway
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  17. Savage Henry

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    I don't see it as a sad thing to be downsizing (apart from giving up fish). In fact, if this means making managing your hobby to fit in better with your live style then that means you'll enjoy the hobby even more. It's a very positive thing!

    I had to downsize and now feel 'empowered' thinking if I need to relocate I can manage taking everything I've got with me. Also, my life's pretty hectic at the moment and I leave the tank for up to a week without feeding etc. no problems.
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  18. MTG

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    If i left my tank a week without feeding my angel would eat his tank mates
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