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I finally got around to taking some pictures of my tank, and starting a thread. I have been putting it off for the simple fact that my camera sucks, not to mention the fact that when it comes to taking pictures of my tank I have no idea what Iím doing. I have researched it on the net and on nano-reef and still canít get any really good pictures. But this is what I got.

Equipment:
Solana 34 gallon
Solana Stand Espresso
SunPod HQI, 20Ē 1x150
DIY Screen Top (donít use it, hat it)
ATO - My own rig, but just ordered a double float switch from autotopoff.com
Mini-Jet 606 with Ĺ inch tubing in Reservoir Container
Tunze 6025 Powerhead
Stealth 100 Watt Heater
Oceanic Natural Salt Mix
Rio Powerhead 1400 Return Pump
Stock Skimmer
40 Pounds of Live Rock (Fiji)
20 Pounds of Live Sand (Caribsea)

Chambers:
1st Ė Skimmer and Heater
2nd - Filter pad, Chemi-pure Elite, Big ball of Chaeto, Live rock pieces.
3rd - Return Pump and ATO
Removed Bioballs
9 Watt light attached to back of my stand for Chaeto growth

Parameters:
PH: 8.3
Temp: 79-80 degrees Fahrenheit
Ca: 430ppm
Alkalinity: 11dkh
Specific Gravity: 1.025

Fish:
False Per Clown
Sixline Wrasse
Lawnmower Blenny
Cherub Pygmy Angel
Banggai Cardinal
Bubble Tip Anemone (I know itís not a Fish)

CUC:
Blueleg Herit Crab - 4
Cleaner Shrimp Ė 2
Nassarius Snale Ė 4
Astrea Snail Ė 2
Fighting Conch Ė 1
Emerald Crab Ė 1

Corals:
Cynarina
Hammer Coral
Torch Coral
GSP
Xenia
Kenya Tree
Candy Cane Coral
A couple different Mushrooms
A couple different Zoos

My tank has been set-up for approx. 4 months now.

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It looks like you are off to a great start!
20L - Up and running since 1 April 2009. Now serving as a refugee camp from the 75 disaster.
MJ's 29g Barrel O' Monkeys - Photos from St. Kitts, including snorkeling photos!

MJ's 75 Gallons of Schnozberries - 12 June 2010 - RIP
Roughneck's 10 Gallon - DISASSEMBLED WITH MERGER INTO 20L (Jan. 2008 - Apr. 2009)

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Here are some pics that I took a couple of months ago that I figured I would post. One is of a mushroom that for the life of me I could not get to attach to a rock. I read on the net about using a container to assist in helping the schroom attach to something, and yet the wrap had wholes in it, a ton. The other pics are of a bristle worm that I saw in my tank the other day.

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That's a pretty cool mushroom! Mine took a while to attach, but they move where ever they want to go anyways!
20L - Up and running since 1 April 2009. Now serving as a refugee camp from the 75 disaster.
MJ's 29g Barrel O' Monkeys - Photos from St. Kitts, including snorkeling photos!

MJ's 75 Gallons of Schnozberries - 12 June 2010 - RIP
Roughneck's 10 Gallon - DISASSEMBLED WITH MERGER INTO 20L (Jan. 2008 - Apr. 2009)

Feedback Thread

Buy #### from MJ whenever he posts it for sale. That is all.


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our bubble tips are twins! :D

nice setup bruce! jealousy @ your sunpod hqi! you thinking about picking up any sps anytime soon or sticking w/ lps + softies?

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Actually I am thinking about picking up some SPS. It just happens that all my LFS's, which I have about 8 of, don't have any that I have wanted to pick up. Thanks for the compilment. Its my first saltwater set-up. I have had many tanks in the past, including a 55g African Cichlid tank. So far its pretty fun and rather addicting. Once I get some more additions to my tank I will post some more picks!

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Actually I am thinking about picking up some SPS. It just happens that all my LFS's, which I have about 8 of, don't have any that I have wanted to pick up. Thanks for the compilment. Its my first saltwater set-up. I have had many tanks in the past, including a 55g African Cichlid tank. So far its pretty fun and rather addicting. Once I get some more additions to my tank I will post some more picks!

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Beautiful tank! :)

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Great to see another solana tank. Pics look good. Tank is looking great. This is my very first tank ever (salt or fresh) and I must say, if someone told me corals were like crack mixed with designer clothes and I would be broke ever week because of my addiction....I wouldn't change a thing. lol. Keep up the great tank. Keep us updated when those SPS start rolling in.

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Great tank! Nicely done
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Previous tanks ( 28 gallon nano, 9 gallon nano and 40 gallon cube)

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Thank you southstar066 for the kind words. I'm still in the process of adding corals, and I agree its like a drug, its additive. I will for sure add more pics once I add some SPS.


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hai Bruce,
nice aquarium room, :)
Is anyone looking at the tv now the tank is so close?
I like the size of your tank, when I upgrade maby, I want a tall one 2.

Het is zo grappig dat niemand begrijpt wat ik hier schrijf, begrijp je het wel, schrijf me dan iets terug.
Zou graag nog mensen met een 'klein rif' leren kennen.
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Actually it is funny you mention that. I had some people over the other day and alot of them I caught looking at the tank instead of the TV. Entertainment is Entertainment I guess!


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Hey Bruce,

The tank looks great bro! Hey..how do you work the mesh screen in with your sunpod?

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When I made it I made the length about 18 inches I believe, my tank is 20. That way I can slide in under the brackets that hold my light. Is that what you are asking? I only used it the first couple weeks after I made it. I might make a new one with a slot at the top where I can throw food through.


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Nice clean tank you have Bruce. It really goes well with the room

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Thanks for the compliments Kyle. I checked out all 3 of your tanks, they look great. Keep us updated with pictures.


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Awesome lookin tank.

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Ya Bruce sweet tank!

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Beautiful Tank!! Thanks for sharing the awesome picture spread.

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Bruce, you have one great looking Solana bro!

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Here is a pic of my first SPS. It was taken about 5 minutes after I put it in my tank.


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Awsesome Solana! Im getting one tomorrow and Im very excited! Any Advice?

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Yeah, take your time setting it up. When I set mine up I had my return pump set on the lowest setting, I then had to reach down in the back chamber and pull out the pump and change the setting.

Good luck with your tank!


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Awesome Solana! I catch myself looking at my tanks and having to rewind movies all the time haha