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not exactly a nano, but here we go...

Equipment:

65 Gallon Hexagon glass tank and Wood Stand
Deltec MCE600 HOB Skimmer
2 Koralia-2 circulation pumps
2 Koralia-3 circulation pumps
Seio Controller (for Koralia-3's)
Phosban Reactor running on a Rio 400
Modded Aquaclear 75 HOB refugium
Azoo twin cooling fans
Current Outer Orbit 24 inch HQI MH fixture with Power compacts.
RADIUM 20K 150W Bulb !!
2 65W Dual Actinic (420/460 NM) PC bulbs

LiveStock:

Fish:
1 leopard wrasse
1 Ocellaris clownfish
1 Swissguard basslet
1 African PinkBar goby
3 Blue Green Chromis

Inverts:
1 Sea Hare
1 Skunk cleaner shrimp
2 Mexican turbo snails
2 Fighting conchs
Astrea snails
Nassarius snails
Cerith snails
Stomatellae
Sponges
Polychaete tube worms

Soft Corals:
Blue encrusting xenia
GSP
Caribbean blue zoas
Sunburst zoas
Radioactive dragon eye zoas
Emerald Blizzard palys
Cinnamon palys
Lanthanide Star palys
Red Mushrooms
Green striped mushrooms
Fuzzy Green mushroom

LPS Corals:
Purple Haze monti
ORA Duncans
Dendrophylia
Aussie red/teal acans

SPS Corals:
Golden D. Millepora
Garf Bonsai
Blue Millepora
ORA Joe The Coral
ORA Red Planet
ORA Pearlberry
ORA Hawkins Echinata
Orange Monti cap
Orange Digitata
Desert Rose Millepora

Macro Algae:
Cheaeto
Mermaids Fan

10/09
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2/10
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More pics to come!

Edited by louphoenix, 29 March 2010 - 01:41 PM.


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fish pics!

Leopard Wrasse
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Swissguard Basslet
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Pinkbar Goby
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Chromis
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Allen's Damseflish - RIP
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some tank shots:

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and now corals:

garf bonsai
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ORA Joe the Coral
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Cinnamon palys
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more pics to come later...

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What an awesome tank! Now give us a FTS that is straight on, no funny angles. I can see how low you water gets during WCs, talk about some serious coraline growth.

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Thanks! it's kind of hard not get funny angles when your tank has 6 sides, LOL! I'll post better 'eye-level' pictures tonight.

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Ok, here are some level FTS....

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with actinics only
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Edited by louphoenix, 12 August 2009 - 08:06 PM.


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Dendros
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Emerald blizzard palys
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ORA Red Planet
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Edited by louphoenix, 17 February 2010 - 09:27 PM.


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Very cool tank setup!

What makes the damselfish your favourite? Your Goby and Wrasse are beautiful!

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Radoactive dragon Eyes zoa
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ORA Duncans
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ORA Hawkins Equinata with Garf Bonsai in the back
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Keep 'em coming! Enjoying the photos :D

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Very cool tank setup!

What makes the damselfish your favourite? Your Goby and Wrasse are beautiful!


Thanks. He is so playful and peaceful, and the yellow and neon blue colors are very striking.

Edited by louphoenix, 12 August 2009 - 08:57 PM.


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That tank is very nice! I have always liked the hex tanks, it is just not very often that you see someone execute them as well as you. Once that coral grows in a bit more it will be nuts.

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Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, i'm not rushing anything in it, which always bears better results in my experience. As you can see by the growth, I introduced the softies first, then LPS and when the tank was mature and consistent, SPS. So far so good!

Edited by louphoenix, 13 August 2009 - 05:34 PM.


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Blue Millepora:
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Fighting conch
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Mermaid's Fan growing amongst the GSP
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Orange Zoas
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polychaete tubes macro shot
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Man your SPS look pretty bad, that Joe the Coral looks horrible.
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
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;) Now, I know sarcasm when I hear...err, read it...! you're looking pretty terrible yourself...lol.

Edited by louphoenix, 13 August 2009 - 06:05 PM.


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No, I'm not being sarcastic.

Your JTC looks like this.
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Not really too much like this.
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thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
http://www.myspace.com/kraylen My Music.http://www.youtube.com/kraylen
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My new home is so funner.

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I like my lights in the natural side... so I don't blast them with excessive actinics. Nice picture!

Edited by louphoenix, 07 October 2009 - 09:11 PM.


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Just some API T5s. 2 actintics on a 6 bulb fixture... lower than most tanks actually. :)
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
http://www.myspace.com/kraylen My Music.http://www.youtube.com/kraylen
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My new home is so funner.

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Nice coral keeping, not so nice coral keeper :rolleyes:

Edited by louphoenix, 22 November 2009 - 03:08 PM.


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I also went with softies and lps before sps. I actually just started adding sps recently.

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Same here.
thrive (adjective) (throve,thriven, also thrived)
Very lively and profitable; blooming; a term often used by nubz looking for excuses on why they have something in their reef that does not belong there.
"The tangs in my 40 gallon are thriving", "All 13 fish in my pico throve until I forgot to feed them one day"
See also: successful, overstocked, reefnewb
Reef shot by:Olympus SP-560UZ 8MP
-CLICK HERE TO SEE MY REEF TANK OF JOY-Thread to be continued at R2R :P

RISE OF THE GHOST BOX.... 6 GALLON AIO(In Video)
http://www.myspace.com/kraylen My Music.http://www.youtube.com/kraylen
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My new home is so funner.