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The tank has been running since March 2009 as an upgrade from an AP12.

Display: Custom 20g shallow, 24x24x9
Lighting: 150w, 20k, DE, Radium, MH Solana pendant with 460nm, Actinic PowerBrite LED strips
Filtration: 20g fuge/sump with LR, DSB, macroalgae, CUC, Tunze Nano Skimmer 9002, Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155, 30g planted SW with LR, DSB, macroalgae, fish, soft corals, Gorgonians, clams, extensive CUC, Vortech MP20 on lagoon mode.
Circulation: Vortech MP20 on reef crest mode.

Fish
Gold Assessor Basslet, Assessor flavissimus
Swissguard Basslet, Liopropoma rubre
Green Mandarin, spawning pair, Pterosynchiropus splendidus
Blue/green Chromis, Chromis viridis
Banggai Cardinal, Pterapogon kauderni

Inverts
Derasa clam, Tridacna derasa
Porcelain crab, Petrolisthes sp.
Longspine Urchin, Diadema setosum
Sea hare, Aplysia sp.
Various Rock Flower Anemones, Epicystis crucifer
Various members of the CUC

Corals
Soft
Various Ricordea florida
Various Zoanthid sp., Palythoa sp., Protopalythoa sp.
Blue and African Blue Cespitularia, Cespitularia sp.

LPS
Elegance, Catalaphyllia jardinei
Duncan, Duncanopsammia axifuga
Torch, Euphyllia glabrescens
Meat, Acanthophyllia deshayesiana
Blasto, Blastomussa wellsi
Trumpet, Caulastrea curvata
Walking Dendro, Heteropsammia cochlea
Various Scrolls, Turbinaria sp.
Various Cyphastrea, Cyphastrea sp.
Various Acans, Acanthastrea lordhowensis
Various Chalices, Echinophyllia sp., Mycedium sp., Oxypora sp.

SPS
Various Acropora, Acropora sp.
Various Montipora, Montipora sp.

Plants
Red Mangroves, Rhizophora mangle

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Photos are all taken with iPhone 3GS under 150w/20k/DE/Radium MH with PowerBrite Blue LEDs.
EDIT: Equipment and livestock list

Edited by zook, 30 December 2009 - 07:36 AM.


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Uhuru

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iPhone pics look that good now? Geez I need to upgrade.

Very nice job with your tank. Shallow tanks can be hard to pull off and you definitely did it well!

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WOW! im coming over asap hahaha looking fantastic! :D

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:o

That is one of the best tanks I've ever seen! Amazing!

Your corals are so vibrant in colors! I LOVE your acan garden, zoo garden, and Ric garden!

Do u have any fish?

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Oh wow that is bad @$$. Do i see a 800 dollar or so fish in there?

Edited by plainrt, 29 December 2009 - 05:48 PM.

Plainrt's project going back to my roots 34 rimless


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absolutely stunning. I see a TOTM for next year

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Sick!

Post shots of the other two?

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Thank you everyone for your comments. I just updated the post with the equipment and livestock list.
Oh, here's minute video of the tank:

Uhuru: After seeing what the 3GS can do, I ditched my old point and shoot. I do take a lot of pictures and weave the bad ones out.
dubsmcfly: Hey, no problem, give give me a call when you're ready.
animalmaster6: I do have a few fish, but they seem to only come out when they're hungry and I do keep them well fed.
plainrt: I do wish I have the Candy Basslet, but good job on picking up the Swissguard Basslet in the picture.
DBTReefer: Thanks! That would be great.
violinist: I'll take some pictures of the other tanks when I get the chance. I'm a big fan of the planted tank. Here are some old photos of it although it doesn't look as beautiful now:

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Photo taken with iPhone 3GS under 2x10k Reef White + 2x10k Plant Grow T5s.

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Awesome. What are some of the plants you have in there?

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TOTM man i love the colors simply astounding. :) Dose anybody have the link to the TOTM nomination thread setup by Christopher Marks? I am going to add this one as my choice no joke.

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Thank you everyone for your comments. I just updated the post with the equipment and livestock list.
Oh, here's minute video of the tank:

Uhuru: After seeing what the 3GS can do, I ditched my old point and shoot. I do take a lot of pictures and weave the bad ones out.
dubsmcfly: Hey, no problem, give give me a call when you're ready.
animalmaster6: I do have a few fish, but they seem to only come out when they're hungry and I do keep them well fed.
plainrt: I do wish I have the Candy Basslet, but good job on picking up the Swissguard Basslet in the picture.
DBTReefer: Thanks! That would be great.
violinist: I'll take some pictures of the other tanks when I get the chance. I'm a big fan of the planted tank. Here are some old photos of it although it doesn't look as beautiful now:

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Photo taken with iPhone 3GS under 2x10k Reef White + 2x10k Plant Grow T5s.

Really nice tank! I love the Orangespotted Filefish!

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wow, one of the more stunning tanks I've seen in a while!

Puts some of us to shame, great colors! :)

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* With MAXSPECT LEDs! *


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I am impressed!

Very good aquascaping and coral placement for such a shallow tank!

:blush: stop flirtin' or I might cross the border.


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I smell TOTM!

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Thanks everyone. I'm working to get the Banggai Cardinals to spawn, but no luck so far. The only fish that seem to be actively spawning are my Green Mandarins, which I trained onto eating frozen and have become a part of my CUC as they're great for picking up uneaten food.

Here are some old photos of them spawning and a more recent video of the event.

Weaning onto frozen and prepared food:
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Spawning rise:
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Releasing of gametes:
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Night time spawning:

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WOW, simply amazing. i love the top down acan shot.

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I just found this thread. I sure hope mine matures into something looking similar to yours. Love the dimensions. Keep up the good work.

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Any Updates?

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Stunning, simply stunning.

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awsome tanks,love the planted tank.great job! the wife was amazed at them also
planning out a 20l and getting it together.

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Holy moley, update plz!

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I haven't had a chance to get some macro shots yet, but here are some new happenings:

Got a pair of Dragonface Pipefish, they were in the shallow, but got moved to the planted:
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After almost half a year, my Banggai pair finally decided to spawn, but the male failed to hold the eggs after a few days. Here's the female with eggs:
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And the male holding them in his mouth:
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And a little video:

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I haven't had a chance to get some macro shots yet, but here are some new happenings:

Got a pair of Dragonface Pipefish, they were in the shallow, but got moved to the planted:
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After almost half a year, my Banggai pair finally decided to spawn, but the male failed to hold the eggs after a few days. Here's the female with eggs:
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And the male holding them in his mouth:
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And a little video:

I love Dragonface Pipes!

Great Video! Sorry about the Bangii failing to carry -_-

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OHMYGOODLORD.

TOTM please.

Congrats on the cardinals, i think my red stripe ( hooray red stripe!) cardinals, the male is holding eggs, i think.... B)
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Wow, amazing tank. Looks great