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Alright, so this is my...umpteenth reef tank. I've done 'it all' and this is what I have right now. It looks like garbage, but what the heck; the corals are healthy. It needs some aquascaping, and probably a Vortech MP10. But here we goes...

Lighting: Coralife 150W Clamplamp w/20k Coralife Bulb
Circulation: Big powerhead.
Temperature Control: Oldskool Dual Stage Temperature controller by Medusa; connected to fan and heater.
Auto Top Off Via 5 gallon resevoir.
Additives: CaCl2, KH Buffer. End.

Oh, and I set it up like...10 days ago. With mature liverock from a friend, and water from his tank. Easy Peasy 1-2-threezy.

And now for the visuals. Be warned, this tank blows, and these pictures are washed out. Enjoy!

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Green Palau Nepthea and Anthelia
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Purple Cespitularia
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Ricordea and Purple Death Paly's
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Edited by acropora1981, 13 June 2012 - 03:33 PM.

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Corals look uber happy right now. Nice polyp extension!

Although the tank does look sterile as all hellzorz... lol

I need some of that Cespit - I CLAIM THE FIRST FRAG!!! <3

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Fo sho Thomas...that Cespit is growing like madd so a frag is immenant. Probably be ready before your tank is ;)

And yes that rock is sterile...it was in a dark bucket with a powerhead and no heater for like 3 months. Actually though theres already coraline growing on the front glass :D
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Fo sho Thomas...that Cespit is growing like madd so a frag is immenant. Probably be ready before your tank is ;)

And yes that rock is sterile...it was in a dark bucket with a powerhead and no heater for like 3 months. Actually though theres already coraline growing on the front glass :D



I see the 1 baby PD I gave you has grown sooooo well for you.

You must prepare Purple Cespit Frag Fo Me 2 ....

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new pic .... did some aquascaping!

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darn cloves ...such a ...pain in the ...OPEN up dern you!

Edited by acropora1981, 06 January 2010 - 07:51 PM.

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Picked up a Duncan last night... pics to follow tonight ;)

Almost forgot; also picked up a frag of 'magician' polyps, pokerstar montipora, pink seriatopora, purple rim green m.capricornis aaaaand some blue shrooms :D

Edited by acropora1981, 08 January 2010 - 07:24 AM.

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Im in for a frag of that cespit too. the tank looks much better with the new aquascape.
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Im in for a frag of that cespit too. the tank looks much better with the new aquascape.


Sacremento is a looong way from Toronto, Ontario but uhhhh... sure? Thanks for the compliment; I still think it looks pretty piss poor thus far...it needs...more branches...
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shoulda saw the toronto and sac difference right away. lol
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New tank shot...starting to get some algal growth. Probably go away after a few weeks.

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Nice tank. Do you plan on getting a fish or two in there or are you leaving it fishless? That Green Palau Nepthea is really nice btw.

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Nice tank. Do you plan on getting a fish or two in there or are you leaving it fishless? That Green Palau Nepthea is really nice btw.


Thanks man, I likely will eventually add a pair of bangaii cardinals, as i am quite good at raising the fry, and its fun...and somewhat profitable :D

That green Palau Nepthea is really nice; its hard to find, but there's a guy here in Toronto that has been growing/fragging it for like 10 years...it cost me like $100! Bastard...oh well, species extinct in the wild should be more expensive than others ;) Hopefully it will get large enough that fragging it will be necessary.

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$100 for it liveaquaria sells them for $50. I think I paid $60 for mine from atlanits aquarium.



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$100 for it liveaquaria sells them for $50. I think I paid $60 for mine from atlanits aquarium.


We are in Canada so ordering corals online from those retailers can be problematic.

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UPGRADE!!!

Scored a very inexpensive JBJ 28g AIO, that has no hood. I prefer topless anyway...good for evap and gas exchange! Anyway I just transfered everything over, it looks so so so much better. My god. Why didn't I get an AIO earlier? Gorgeous aquascaping possibilities! Now I just have to get my CPR bakpak on this thing somehow and I will have a fully function, amazingly automated box o' awesome wetness n color n stuff to look at ;)

Anyway pics will follow when it clears up, and the corals are all open so....tomorrow.

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Ok, here we go ~18 hrs later...

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Everything looks happy as hell. Tank is much nicer than your 16gal. I can't really see that powerhead anymore lol...

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TJ sold me one o' his little blue Crocea's...pics to follow when it opens fully. And yes, I did just put a crocea clam in a 5 week old aquarium.
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mmm... new tank shine!
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I'd say "take good care of it" but then again, I am not the one with the Marine Bio degree who bred squamosa clams in captivity during university... lol :P

Edited by TJ_Burton, 21 January 2010 - 01:55 PM.

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Thankyouuuu temperature controller! Woke up at 5 am to an alarm on my Medusa Temperature Controller; my heater had failed and the temperature dropped 3 degrees, thankfully that tripped the alarm, woke me(from all the way downstairs!), I replaced the heater, and went back to bed, more in love with my Medusa than ever. Temperarture was back to 79F by 10am when I got up, and all livestock was fine. Sweeeeeet....this is why I have this device.
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Tank was looking extra sweet today; all corals in full bloom, so i took some shots!

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Clam is looking super happy in your tank! Same with that mystery acro. Tank is look awesome dude!

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Clam is looking super happy in your tank! Same with that mystery acro. Tank is look awesome dude!


Yeah this week its really all started to come together...now I just need like 7-8 colorful acro's for the background, and maybe another 2 differnt ricordea's, and I'm gonna say a toadstool leather? Oh and 3 acans lol...
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Yeah this week its really all started to come together...now I just need like 7-8 colorful acro's for the background, and maybe another 2 differnt ricordea's, and I'm gonna say a toadstool leather? Oh and 3 acans lol...


lol... well we will have to go on a massive acro hunt and split some colonies! Same with the acans.

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