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Thought I would share some details and pics of my 30 gallon long.

Pics of coral on page 5 &6
Pics of DIY PVC Overflow and DIY Sump on page 7


Tank:
- 30 Gallon AGA Long
- 20 Gallon AGA Sump
- Neptune Systems Apex 3
 
Lighting:
4 x 39W T5HO (3 ATI Blue+ and 1 ATI Special Blue)
 
Flow:
- MP10
- Koralia 2
- Hydor 320 seltz return pump
- DIY PVC Overflow
 
Filtration:
200 micron CPR sock
Carbon in a reactor
Eshopps PSK-75 in sump skimmer
Chemipure Elite
Custom Sump with refuge
 
Heating/Cooling:
- Jager 75W heater
- Jager 100W backup heater
- 3 PC Fans rigged up for cooling.
 
Bio-Filtration: 30 Lbs of Live Rock


Coral:
Couple of pink zoas
Green Chalice
Everything else died after the neomeris invasion.

Fish:

1- Snowflake Eel
1- Clown Fish
1- Royal Gramma
1- Coral Beauty
1- Stripped Goby
1- Pajama Cardinal
1- Lemonpeel Angel

Inverts:

40 Dwarf ceriths
8- Nassarius Vibex
 

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Some pics of the old tank.

I actually just had to buy more rock for the tank so I had to try to do some scaping... i think it looks ok... let me know what you guys think...

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scape looks much better, always been a fan of arch overhangs too. looks good, ill be watchin for updates

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scape looks much better, always been a fan of arch overhangs too. looks good, ill be watchin for updates


Thanks! Hopefully the next update includes some more coral and another critter or two. =)

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Looks great. Love the scape and the zoas. The 6 line is cool too..

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Looks great. Love the scape and the zoas. The 6 line is cool too..


Thanks! Yes very fun to watch him make his way around the tank. lol.

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I like your gobies. Aquascaping looks nice! :)

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Nice tank! what lights do you have. i know it says on top but i am looking to get a tank like this and im trying to find good lights.

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I like your gobies. Aquascaping looks nice! :)



Nice tank! what lights do you have. i know it says on top but i am looking to get a tank like this and im trying to find good lights.


Thanks guys.

The lights are 2 x 39 solarmax deep blue. I got them from my LFS. He uses the same lights on his softie and LPS tank at his shop and they do great. It has a switch for the actinic and a switch for day light. Also has 6 blue LED's... even with actinics off the corals really pop with the LEDS

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So the light is basically 2x39w T5 with some LED's?
I have a 30g tank as well, it's nice to see more of them popping up lately.

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So the light is basically 2x39w T5 with some LED's?
I have a 30g tank as well, it's nice to see more of them popping up lately.


That is correct.

I previously had a 5 and 10 gallon which I then combined into the 30. Going 30 gave me many more options as far as livestock.

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what kind of sand are you using, it looks so clean. do you have any fuge mod pics?

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Sand from the beach that I cleaned up. Haven't had any issues with it... but I like the way the other sand looks (bigger chunks) might switch to that..

No pics of the fuge yet but I will get some soon.

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good to see you added more rock, looks much better. I too, love seeing arches and overhangs in the rockwork.
I REALLY love your whammin melons ( i miss mine :( ) and the ones nest to them. A real eye catcher for me.
Love seeing another 30gal reef out there. I have 1 and this one has been up and running for lil over 8months now.

Looking forward on seeing what you'll get next.

65gal reef in the making
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=275742

 

Nuvo 16 build

http://www.nano-reef...-nuvo-16-build/


10gal reef/planted
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=306258

will be coming down soon
30 gal long reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=228380

no longer up
MY 15 gal mini reef setup in the making Click on iy if you want to see how I am coming along in the slow process
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=170182


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good to see you added more rock, looks much better. I too, love seeing arches and overhangs in the rockwork.
I REALLY love your whammin melons ( i miss mine :( ) and the ones nest to them. A real eye catcher for me.
Love seeing another 30gal reef out there. I have 1 and this one has been up and running for lil over 8months now.

Looking forward on seeing what you'll get next.


Thanks! I think I might just add a little more base rock to even things out. The watermelons are my favorites too, thanks =)

Is that your mexican red knee in your avatar? Looks beautiful! I used to have a brazilian white knee and a P. murinus aka the OBT.. lol. Had a few scorps as well. Still have my flat rock scorpion. I was a member of arachnoboards for quite some time.

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Yeah that is my B. smithi (redknee). I reared up up from a size of a 2" and she is now full grown and about 8 or 9yrs old. I neamed her leanne. I have bred 4 female OBT's. I have 15 T's and 2 scorps right now. I had almost 300 T's and reall close to 90 scorpions before I ventured off to the reef keeping. I sold most of what i hed and use to money to setup my first tank.

65gal reef in the making
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=275742

 

Nuvo 16 build

http://www.nano-reef...-nuvo-16-build/


10gal reef/planted
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=306258

will be coming down soon
30 gal long reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=228380

no longer up
MY 15 gal mini reef setup in the making Click on iy if you want to see how I am coming along in the slow process
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=170182


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Yeah that is my B. smithi (redknee). I reared up up from a size of a 2" and she is now full grown and about 8 or 9yrs old. I neamed her leanne. I have bred 4 female OBT's. I have 15 T's and 2 scorps right now. I had almost 300 T's and reall close to 90 scorpions before I ventured off to the reef keeping. I sold most of what i hed and use to money to setup my first tank.


Wow... Def. a beautiful T.... 90 scorps? Holy crap... lol. Did you tango with any LQ's or any parabuthus species? I never worked up the courage to pick up any of the fat tails... lol

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I still have 1 of my Lq's rearing up from 3rd instar, not it's 5th or 6th. And I NEVER had tried to pick up my Lq, don't wanna gamble with fate, lol. I never had any parabuthus from what i can remember. I
After I finish remodeling my home, I'm going to get a bigger reef tank and build my T and scorpion collection back up.

65gal reef in the making
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=275742

 

Nuvo 16 build

http://www.nano-reef...-nuvo-16-build/


10gal reef/planted
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=306258

will be coming down soon
30 gal long reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=228380

no longer up
MY 15 gal mini reef setup in the making Click on iy if you want to see how I am coming along in the slow process
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=170182


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I still have 1 of my Lq's rearing up from 3rd instar, not it's 5th or 6th. And I NEVER had tried to pick up my Lq, don't wanna gamble with fate, lol. I never had any parabuthus from what i can remember. I
After I finish remodeling my home, I'm going to get a bigger reef tank and build my T and scorpion collection back up.


Oh wow nice.. Yea I've seen a guy pick up his LQ. Don't why or how he did it but yikes...Post some pics of your collection when you start growing it again!

Got some new pics and a new addition to the tank (cleaner shrimp!)

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great new scarlet, I love those.
Nice frags and nice zoas., Is that a briads nest frag. I am itching for one of them.

I wouldn't ever pick up my Lq, at least not without my 10" long tweezers lol.
I will post the T's I have already soon, waiting to see how the pix turns out of my 30 gal pix I'm about to post today or tomorrow.

65gal reef in the making
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=275742

 

Nuvo 16 build

http://www.nano-reef...-nuvo-16-build/


10gal reef/planted
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=306258

will be coming down soon
30 gal long reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=228380

no longer up
MY 15 gal mini reef setup in the making Click on iy if you want to see how I am coming along in the slow process
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=170182


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great new scarlet, I love those.
Nice frags and nice zoas., Is that a briads nest frag. I am itching for one of them.

I wouldn't ever pick up my Lq, at least not without my 10" long tweezers lol.
I will post the T's I have already soon, waiting to see how the pix turns out of my 30 gal pix I'm about to post today or tomorrow.


Thanks! Yep its a birds nest, can't wait for it to grow out. I'll frag you a piece when it does grow out, lol.

Let me know when you post up the pics!

I'm ordering a royal gramma and 2 feather dusters tonight and more frags are coming either tomorrow or thursday.

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I love the royla gramma, they are one for me to have lol. Also love those dusters. I really want an coco worm.
And I'll be looking out for those new addition pix

65gal reef in the making
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=275742

 

Nuvo 16 build

http://www.nano-reef...-nuvo-16-build/


10gal reef/planted
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=306258

will be coming down soon
30 gal long reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=228380

no longer up
MY 15 gal mini reef setup in the making Click on iy if you want to see how I am coming along in the slow process
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=170182


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I love the royla gramma, they are one for me to have lol. Also love those dusters. I really want an coco worm.
And I'll be looking out for those new addition pix


Coco worms are extremely cool looking. My LFS had this pink one the other day.

I picked up 2 more nice zoa frags. Everything is extended and looking really good. I'll get some pics a little later.

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cool new corals. I like everything on your frag rck, so when is a good time to come by and pick them up. lol :P

Your duster looks huge, and looks bigger than mine

65gal reef in the making
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=275742

 

Nuvo 16 build

http://www.nano-reef...-nuvo-16-build/


10gal reef/planted
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=306258

will be coming down soon
30 gal long reef
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=228380

no longer up
MY 15 gal mini reef setup in the making Click on iy if you want to see how I am coming along in the slow process
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=170182