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September 2008
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October 2008
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January 2009
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April 2009
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July 2009
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****CRASH*** no pictures as of yet

3/8/2011
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5/19/2011
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10/5/2011
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Look down a few posts to see livestock/equipment list.

Edited by javisaman, 13 November 2011 - 03:20 AM.


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i see sticky thermometer... don't worry i have one too :P
nice frogspawn

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Hey...post up the details...it looks good to me! I see nothing wrong ...other than that sticky thermometer :)

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Nothing to be embarrassed about... what's the coral on the right side? An anemone or Australian Whiskers?

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Tank started September 1 2008
Hardware:
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-20 gallon Long Tank (display), drilled 1" drain, 2 x 3/4" return
-10 gallon (sump/refugium) with cheato
-Aquatic Fundamentals 29 Gallon tank stand and canopy
-Stealth 150W heater
-150W HQI Phoenix. 2x24w ATI T5s for actinic supplementation. LED night lights.
-2 x Koralia 1's (one for sump)
-1 Vortech MP40
-Oceanrunner 2500 return with flow accelerators
-AquaC Remora skimmer with maxijet 1200
-hard pvc plumbing.
-chemi-pure elite
-Digital Aquatics ReefKeeper 2
-autotopoff.com ATO with 5 gallon res.


Livestock (this is where things get little crazy):
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35 lbs ReefScience Indonesian rock (fully cured)
25 lbs Carib-Sea indo-pacific black sand (a little disappointed with this)

Fish
1 B&W ocellaris clown - Lequisha Jr
1 Regular ocellaris - Zuzu
1 Green Mandarin - Mushu (2 years 1 month with me)
1 Blue Spotted Jawfish - Bahamut Zero

Inverts
2 trochus snails
2 scarlet/red leg hermits
2 blue leg
4 florida ceriths
3 nerite snails
2 mexican turbo
1 small emerald crab - Shehulk
1 7" Crocea Clam
1 pom-pom crab - Pacman
1 porcelain crab - White Ranger
1 Gold and Brown feather duster.
~30 dwarf cerith
5 Dwarf Planaxis
2 fuzzy chiton

Corals:
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LPS:
Frogspawn (green/purple) - 7 heads
Green Duncan -7 heads
Various Rainbow Acans - 4 types

Soft Corals:
Blue Purple stripped mushrooms
Green Spotted Mushrooms

Zoanthids/Palys
Better than Bam-Bams Zoas
Superman
Purple Death Paly
Purple Hornets
Blue Agave
Nuclear Green
Mohawk
Rainbow
Mr. Coral Black Ice
Captain America Paly
Nightmare Palys
Tyree Utter Chaos Palys

SPS:
Red/Orange Monti Cap
ORA Birds of Paradise
ORA Red Planet
ORA Chips
Tyree Sunset Sunset Monti
Tyree Pokerstar Rainbow Monti
Tyree Pink Lemonade
Tyree Setosa
Wet Thumb Frags Tiera De Fuego acro
Tracy G blue light stag
Strawberry Shortcake acro
Wet Thumb Frags Cotton Candy Acro
Wet Thumb Frags #####en blue acro
Wet Thumb Frags Purple Monti Digi
Jedi Mind Trick Monti
Yellow Millipora
Yellow/White deepwater acro
Enchinta acro
Superman monti
tri color acro
Pink Monti (I've never seen anything like it!)
Purple monti cap with green polyps
Yellow Table Acro

Macro Algae
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Pests:
Bryopsis
Hair Algae
Creeping Red Turf
Chaeto invading Display

Refugium:
Chaeto
Red Mangroves
Ulva
Gracilaria

Graveyard (lost live stock over the past few years):

1) Rainbow mushroom – bleach and died
2) Caribbean Blue Zoas – fungus
3) Red/Green Lobo – killed by yumas and infection
4) Nerite Snail – crawled out of tank
5) ORA Roscos – RTN after acclimation
6) Bali Green Slimer – RTN after acclimation
7) Rics – Floated away
8) Turbo Snail – bad acclimation
9) Gonipora – it’s obvious
10) Torch – don’t know…
11) Maze Brain frag – tank crash victim
12) Kryptonite green candy cane – tank crash victim
13) Xenia – too much flow
14) Yumas – tank crash victim
15) Mean Green Zoas – tank crash/fungus
16) Purple Metallic Zoas – fungus
17) Armor of God – fungus
18) Darth Maul Palys – melted away
19) Hawaiian PPE – melted away
20) Aspen PE – melted away
21) Tyree Purple Monster – RTN after tank crash
22) ORA Purpleberry – RTN after tank crash
23) Pink Jade – RTN after tank crash
24) Rose Millepora – RTN after tank crash
25) Pink Acropora – RTN after tank crash
26) Greg Hiller Aqua Delight – Killed by tyree pink lemonade
27) Green Pollicipora – STN
28) Garf Bonsai – RTN
29) Rainbow Monti – STN
30) Blue Tort – RTN
31) Pepper monti – buried under sand
32) Aussie Enchinta acro – RTN
33) Another Aussie Enchinta acro– knocked over by turbo snail, buried by jawfish
34) ORA neon birdsnest – fragged eventually STN
35) Green maxima clam – crash and unstable tank
36) Blue lightning maxima clam– crash and unstable tank
37) Pink Aurora – RTN
38) Superman monti –RTN
39) Frag farmer setosa – RTN
40) Emerald crab – “Hulk”, unstable tank and traces of interceptor
41) Sunk Cleaner shrimp – “Hannibal”, unstable tank and traces of interceptor
42) dozens of dwarf ceriths – interceptor
43) a few ceriths – old age
44) chiton – interceptor
45) four limpets – interceptor
46) Blue Agave Palys – melted
47) Tyree Pink Lemonade acro – STN
48) 15lbs of live rock - too much, cut it down
49) 2 Trochus snails – age
50) 3 scarlet hermits – traces of interceptor/other hermits
51) hitchhiker crabs – sump banishment and interceptor
52) Black and White Maxima clam...this one was a heartbreaker

Edited by javisaman, 28 March 2011 - 03:10 AM.


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I think it looks great! looks like the corals that you have are easy to keep and hardy, just keep up on the water changes :D

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Here are some better pictures of some of the corals:

Neon Green Candy Cane:
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Two Frogspawns
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Pseudo-macro shot of duncan
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Edited by javisaman, 27 November 2008 - 08:45 AM.


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Well my fragging experience failed. The mushroom I fragged didn't make it. I don't think the cup I was holding them in offered enough circulation and everything probably just died inside. There was nothing left except for a black mush.

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Well my fragging experience failed. The mushroom I fragged didn't make it. I don't think the cup I was holding them in offered enough circulation and everything probably just died inside. There was nothing left except for a black mush.

bad things do happen.
dont be upset.

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My Lobo was attacked by a Yuma.

The tread is here:
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=175050

I also killed a few colonies of hydroids. It seems like Aiptasia X is an effective means of getting rid of them.

Edited by javisaman, 03 November 2008 - 05:10 PM.


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A few pictures of my clowns trying to host the flowerpot.
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A mysterious snail. It's been there for 4 weeks and it seems like its an herbivore. The pattern is hard to see but it looks like soldier's camouflage.
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I like your tank man, looks nice :)
Need custom acrylic work done for your tank? All In One systems, overflows, frag racks and lids! Going to be building custom acrylic tanks soon! PM me for details!

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Thanks!

Another FTS. There are a few more corals, an emerald crab, and a cleaner shrimp.
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What the tank looks like from my couch...
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The tank is actually much brighter than it looks in the pictures (150W HQI 3" off the surface LOL)...


On a sad note I also had my first death. One of my smaller nerite snails escaped and I found its dead body behind my tank. I have gutter guard around the edges but it must have crawled over it or something. Eventually I have to think of a better top for my tank especially if I plan on housing an eel.

Edited by javisaman, 15 November 2008 - 04:35 PM.


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hey that unknown snail is a virgin nerite.

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One thing I did notice last night is that my rockwork has become significantly looser with time. My emerald crab is actually knocking over some of the smaller pieces and my cerith snails are digging under the rocks. A slight tap and EVERYTHING shifts. I dug some of it into the sandbed and its a bit more stable, but now it has me freaked out a little.


I also switched my Ushio 14K with a Phoenix 14K. At first glance the Phoenix (out of the box) looks exactly the same as a 3 month old Ushio. Maybe with a week or two to break-in the Phoenix will show its true colors.

Edited by javisaman, 20 November 2008 - 07:14 AM.


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I was going to post pictures with my new Phoenix light, but I realized there isn't much difference between it and the tank with the Ushio. Even if there was my camera wouldn't be able to capture it anyways.

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Long awaited update:

Growth Pics are always fun:

"Better than Bam-Bams zoas" - 5 months

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"Mean Green Zoas" - 5 months
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"Neon Green Candy Cane" - 4 months
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"Duncan" - 5 months
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"ORA Neon Green Birdsnest" - 2 months
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Some of the new corals:

ORA Red Planet:
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Garf Purple Bonsai:
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Ultra Rainbow Acan Frag:
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Thanks for dropping by!

Edited by javisaman, 08 April 2011 - 05:51 PM.


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NICE!!!
Did you get a new camera?

Growth looks great!

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Nope no new camera...I just figure out how to use the one I have properly. Canon A560..not great but good enough for me.

Edit: Oh and my lighting is superior. Went from a 150W Ushio 14K to Phoenix 14K w/ 2x24 actinics.

Thanks!

Edited by javisaman, 08 March 2009 - 03:54 PM.


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New corals: will post pictures soon.

Tyree Purple Monster (3/4" frag...too bad growth is gonna be slow as hell)
ORA Rosco's (dead)
ORA PearlBerry
Bali Green Slimer (dead)
Tyree Pink Lemonade
Tyree Sunset Monti
Tyree Rainbow Pokerstar Monti

A few of them were freebies...I don't have any more room in the tank now.

New Inverts:
Limpets
Fuzzy Chiton

to battle red macro algae outbreak

pictures soon.

Edited by javisaman, 16 April 2009 - 08:37 AM.


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A couple of things didn't make it, but they were freebies anyhow.

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Some crappy pictures with the P [O] S camera.

purple monster
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sunset and rainbow
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pink lemonade (still hasn't colored up)
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I almost bought a canon xs today...it was on sale at dell. Oh well guess I'm stuck with the canon a560.

Here are a couple of pics of the hitchhiker crabs I found in my tank. I caught a total of three, there is one more mean one though I haven't been able to catch.

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I didn't get a picture of the first one I caught. The one still in the display is rather small and it only comes out of night. No picture yet.

Edited by javisaman, 26 April 2009 - 06:01 PM.


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Darth Maul (my favorite Star Wars character)
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Tank raised and always open!

Edited by javisaman, 27 April 2009 - 05:33 PM.


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Feeling sick today so I took a few pictures...using a Canon A570

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Edited by javisaman, 28 April 2009 - 04:46 PM.