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i wish i would have taken more pics of my tanks from the beginning and i lost other pics by the way of computer crashes. well here it goes. this is my budget 14BC. all the rock in the tank is from an open field in las vegas. also if you look and say that there is flag stone in there that is used in landscaping...yep that is what is is. so in all i spent $0.00 on my rock. when i first started the tank, i used crushed coral but that gave me so much problems that i finally broke the tank down and threw away all of the CC and put in regular fine white sand. i left a little CC for aesthetic reasons. for lighting, thanks to Evilc66 and waterproof, i did a DIY LED retro lighting system with blue LED moonlights from measure explorer on ebay setup on autotimers. i had a custom sump that i built, but that blew up on me last christmas. water every where!. the only mods i have done to the tank other than the lighting was i replaced the stock pump for a mj900 with a hydor flo. i have stevie t's media rack in the back with carbon, soon to have cheato, and pillow stuffing on top. for a heater i have an el cheapo 50w tetra mini heater from walmart which fits nicely in the 1st chamber. enough talk here is an old pic, well as old as i have, an nothing to brag about. so here is my modest tank:
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it not much but it has grown some. here is an updated pic of the tank as of 8/9/09
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livestock:
CUC
red and blue hermits
dwarf ceriths
Florida ceriths
limpets
bristleworms
of coarse pods
stomatella
peppermint shrimp
nassarius vibex

fish
ocellaris clown
neon goby (R.I.P)
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feather duster


corals
acans (orange and blue) pics on page 2
metalic green mushrooms pics on page 2
fire and ice zoas
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blue rics
pink panther zoas
sonalara (spelling?)
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tri color/orange ric (is hiding behind rock and flame algea)
galaxea
pipe organ polyps
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red, orange, and green monti's
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green star polyps
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and a various zoa rock which i believe has watermelon zoas, neon green, and some other zoas yet to be identified ($40 from Petco!)
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candy apple cyphestrea
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blue zoas (dont know real name)
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macro algea
flame algea
brown unidentified macro algea
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a red fern (? that's what the LFS called it)
Halimeda
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mermaids brush (3 has popped of from the orginal one now passing away)
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so this is my little budget tank so far.
bad pics, bad camera (broke so i used my cell phone)
anyways i hope you enjoy it
the 2 best things i did to this this tank is the LED lighting and changing out the CC for reguar white sand. i have had no problems since.

ps the candy cane coral was relocated to my 37 gal. the clown was beating up up. it looked like he wanted to swim into the candy cane mouth or was french kissing it. he was beating it up and pushing it all over the tank.


recently added another candy cane, maze brain, pink pipe organ
no more corals for this tank. i'm just going to let it grow/fill out
new pics on page 2

Edited by deepdvnarq, 07 November 2009 - 11:26 AM.


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Very impressive! It's very bright and very colorfull. I hope mine looks that good when i get it fully stocked. Where are your LED light pics? I'd like to see the mod on that hood.

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a funny thing...it seems the less I fiddle in there the better things do.

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Very impressive! It's very bright and very colorfull. I hope mine looks that good when i get it fully stocked. Where are your LED light pics? I'd like to see the mod on that hood.

here ya go and thanks for the compliment. i lost most of the pics when my laptop blew up. well it didn't blow up, but there was a loud "pop" when i was using it and there was a lot of pics on there. i wil have to buy an enclosure so i can transfer everything over. but for now this is what i have.
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I like the look of it with the flagstone, actually. It's unique in a vast sea of biocubes. ;)

I hope you get a new camera soon though, lol. Those phone pics probably don't do it justice.

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Good luck with that. I hope it wasnt the hard drive that popped lol.
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a funny thing...it seems the less I fiddle in there the better things do.

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I like the look of it with the flagstone, actually. It's unique in a vast sea of biocubes. ;)

I hope you get a new camera soon though, lol. Those phone pics probably don't do it justice.

lol no it doesn't
what camera do you recommend?
not too expensive though beginner's one

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lol no it doesn't
what camera do you recommend?
not too expensive though beginner's one


The Rebel XTi makes a great beginners camera. I used my Digital Rebel for years before upgrading to the 40D. You can get one on Ebay pretty cheap too.
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FYI, the desert rock out by Las Vegas is from prehistoric sea beds. So good move on your part.

:)

I like the look.

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thanks Opy and DoubleD. i need to look for one quick. i got to take more pics and some of the 37 gal too! i just added an ORA birds nest and small frags of sunset monti caps and i rearranged a little bit.

Desert rocks from prehistoric sandbeds....hmmmm........ i think i need to go get more and start cycling them. there are piles the size of houses just lying around in the empty lot.

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thanks Opy and DoubleD. i need to look for one quick. i got to take more pics and some of the 37 gal too! i just added an ORA birds nest and small frags of sunset monti caps and i rearranged a little bit.

Desert rocks from prehistoric sandbeds....hmmmm........ i think i need to go get more and start cycling them. there are piles the size of houses just lying around in the empty lot.


That's what I read on the signs out by Valley of Fire anyway. :)

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12 leds lit up that tank? i guess my 20 leds in a 20g is overkill?
not even going sps...
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Tanks looking good man...

stay wet...keep diving...
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Tanks looking good man...

stay wet...keep diving...

thanks!

i'm trying to stay wet! it's hard when you live in a desert. :lol: i stopped at recue diver. i will have to continue when things get better.


and to coolwater
you should be fine with 20 leds on that 20 gal.
i have 20 on the 10 gal on working on now! :) almost done. just need to finish the canopy and put in the uv's
9 cw 9 rb @ 1000mA & 2 uv @ 700mA

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wow at 1Amp on each? might not last as long as specs says be still a lot longer then those MH bulbs.
also below 80F is ideal...but if its a hot day its really hard. if u cant detect any heat with your fingers then your good.
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First lemme say that i love your avatar, and the thought of it is very tempting at times(hides from wife). Second I love your flagstone, i think it's an excellent growing platform for zoanthids! And i used to live in Vegas, go to Fry's Electronics for me /cry. Sadly that is the thing i miss most about living there hehe.

And my first child was made in Vegas so not everything in Vegas stays in Vegas :D

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First lemme say that i love your avatar, and the thought of it is very tempting at times(hides from wife). Second I love your flagstone, i think it's an excellent growing platform for zoanthids! And i used to live in Vegas, go to Fry's Electronics for me /cry. Sadly that is the thing i miss most about living there hehe.

And my first child was made in Vegas so not everything in Vegas stays in Vegas :D

:bowdown: :haha:
i will do that for you next time i go to Fry's( i cry too because i spend of of my money or because i cant afford the next big toy like the new LED tv's......sweeeetuh!). i'll take a pic of the big Fry's slot machine in the front. haha.
thanks also for the compliment on the avatar. i love my wife but you just can't beat great scuba gear! (as i make sure she is still sleeping)
as for living in vegas, is was only supposed to be here for a couple of years and then move back to Florida. that was 9 years ago. :lol: at least if i did ever go back to miami, i will have tiger direct close by.

wow at 1Amp on each? might not last as long as specs says be still a lot longer then those MH bulbs.
also below 80F is ideal...but if its a hot day its really hard. if u cant detect any heat with your fingers then your good.

well in the 14bc, i have 4 fans in there and it stays pretty cool to the touch
also on the 10 gal, i'm going to add 2 120mm fans to the top of the heatsink and they are only 20db ea. those 2 fans should keep things pretty cool.

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sweet tank dude! was wondering how the flagstone would turn out in terms of leaching stuff and look, but it looks great!

look at the new sony DSLR's for a good entry level camera. if you dont want DSLR, ive had good luck with samsung point and shoot.
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so hows the tank been? update fts?
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so hows the tank been? update fts?

what's up dude! i just got my new camera today! :lol:
i went with another fujifilm camera. this is a 10MP (fuji fx-s-1500 $200) but it has a supermacro feature which lets you take macro shots upto 1 cm away. i cant wait to get home to try it out. the tank has been okay and i have added some acans and a birdsnest to it since then but the galaxea is slowly bitting the dust. i probably dont feed enough. i dipped it in iodine and nothing. but i will take new FTS as soon as possible with new macro shots of the other corals now that i got a decent camera. i looked into the dslr's and couldn't justify the cost for those. plus i cant afford one at this time.
thanks for checking in. how's your going?!

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We better see pics today or else! :lol: Congrats on the new camera. It's not an SLR but it's better than a camera phone lol.

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ANYTHING is better than a camera phone. I don't know why they keep pushing the MP up on those. It's like putting lipstick on a pig. Still a pig.

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It's like putting lipstick on a pig. Still a pig.


Maybe thats how the swine flue spread so fast...
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well here's some updated photos with a decent camera this time. i was impressed by the macro feature on the fujifilm1500 camera but i know jack about cameras and photo taking.
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i have cleaned up the tank even more since these pics and almost all of the fuzz is gone. slacked off on maintenence for a while.

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It's about time! It only took a WEEK to reply. lmao just playin. Those pics looks great. Now we just need updated pics with no fuzzies :lol: .
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It's about time! It only took a WEEK to reply. lmao just playin. Those pics looks great. Now we just need updated pics with no fuzzies :lol: .

it will come......soon! :D