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current equipment:
150w 20" sunpod
14k pheonix bulb
vortech mp-10es
40 lbs LR
30 lbs LS

20 gal fuge/macro display
chemipure
2 bulb fishneedit fixture


Current fish
midas blenny
neon goby (banished to the fuge for clam nipping)
misbar clown
Yellow coris wrasse


current inverts
sexy shrimp
blood shrimp
coral banded shrimp
skunk cleaner shrimp
peppermint shrimp
golden coral banded shrimp
crotia clam
deresa clam
spiny oyster
alpheus armatus
astrea, nass, glowing marginella, ceriths, and nerites
Hawaiian feather duster
blue leg hermits


Current corals
candy cane
radioactive dragons eye zoas
eagles eye zoas
unidentified zoas
ric florida
daisy polyp
clove polyp
pink seriatopora
pink montipora capricornis
sunset montipora
green slimer acropora
yellow bottlebrush acropora
green cyphastrea
orange digi
purple polyp montipora
xenia
GSP
ribbon gorgonia
branching frogspawn

FTS 6/28/11
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Edited by keydiver, 28 June 2011 - 05:06 AM.

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57g Rimless Reef
29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
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nice setup love the clam, how long have u had it?

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nice setup love the clam, how long have u had it?


I've had it setup for about 8 months give or take
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57g Rimless Reef
29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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man i wish i lived next to an ocean

updates of some inverts and macros i collected this weekend while scuba diving.

what kind of shrimp is that? not the coral banded but the bluish one

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8 months in, o where art thou coralline algae ???

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8 months in, o where art thou coralline algae ???

lol dunno :(. all my params are great but it just hasnt been growing... just a tiny bit by the bottom overflow intake. Should i use purple up or summin?
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57g Rimless Reef
29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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lol dunno :(. all my params are great but it just hasnt been growing... just a tiny bit by the bottom overflow intake. Should i use purple up or summin?


No I think you should invest in more flow in and around the tank. I've noticed the most coralline growth in the highest flow areas (i.e your intake receives the most constant flow)

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yeah that makes sense cause i just got a koralia nano last week, that should improve growth.
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29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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yeah that makes sense cause i just got a koralia nano last week, that should improve growth.


bring it back and get a vortech mp10, you won't look back.

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I have the same problem with my tank, it's been up for @ 7 months and I have very little coralline algae, water params are great and I have a mp10, I guess I need more patience.
Love the clam !

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pedersons anenome shrimp, theyre awesome. I can get some for whoever wants i saw a ton of em and supposedly theyre like 20 bucks each


can you send me like 3? :)
i love these shrimp however my clowns do NOT when it tries to go into my nem
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Only other thing i can say then is:

Chaeto? Purigen? Chemi-Pure elite?

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thanks just got him about a week and a half ago
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29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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No I think you should invest in more flow in and around the tank. I've noticed the most coralline growth in the highest flow areas (i.e your intake receives the most constant flow)


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its amazing how much different the back wall will look with time. If you havent already i also recommend changing your main pump to a RIO 6HF. that will help your flow quite a bit; nice looking tank btw.
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I have the same problem with my tank, it's been up for @ 7 months and I have very little coralline algae, water params are great and I have a mp10, I guess I need more patience.
Love the clam !

I've got the same problem. perfect params, but no coraline. I have one rock I bought that has coraline. thats it. my tank has been up since june

yet, I am VERY impatient.

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I've had it setup for about 8 months give or take

Who you diving with down there? I was just there in March. I also have a friend who is an Instructor in Largo. I teach Scuba up here in NC.

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well your clam and macros make up for it, they are schweet looking

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qbical- yeah keep in touch next time im in largo ill try to get you some.

Reeferbuddy- I have chemipure and cheato in the back chamber, now that i think about it it prolly is soaking up the nutrients. And thanks for the compliment :D

I dive in the keys with a recreational fishing licence which allows me to collect 25 inverts a day and a gallon bag of macros. Usually I just take my 23' whaler out for day dives, but I also go diving with an instructor and collector named Richard Rydell from time to time
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29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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ok, its time for a long-overdue update. I just finished rescaping my tank so I thought it only appropriate that I take a FTS and pictures of its current inhabitants

12/18/10 FTS

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57g Rimless Reef
29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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Nice tank. Your in the Keys too? I have a 14BC and live in the Keys.

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im in miami but have a house in the keys, and go diving there every other weekend. And thanks
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29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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I think it's time for an update. I went to a new fish store last Wednesday, and they had some awesome stuff, so I grabbed a very healthy looking midas blenny for 20 bucks, and an ocellaris misbar for 12 bucks, he's missing a middle stripe on one side and I thought he looked pretty cool.

Everything, except for my previous fish, has recovered from the mini-crash caused by the flatworm die-off.

I made a custom top that's midas proof out of window framing and bird blocker.

I'll try to get pics up asap

Edited by keydiver, 06 February 2011 - 11:33 AM.

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29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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how are your temps with that unit so close to the water? mine were brutal :( had to raise it up like 8"
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temp is actually fine, it never gets above 80, but I do have a 20 gal macro display plumbed into the back, and I assume that being open top helps dispel some heat
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29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium

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so for some reason, nanoreef isn't letting me upload pictures, it says i have 20 mb loaded before I have even loaded a pic, so I took a vid and put it on youtube. It's iphone quality, but better than nothing.




enjoy!

Edited by keydiver, 09 February 2011 - 05:01 PM.

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57g Rimless Reef
29 biocube (Decommissioned- Moved into 57g rimless)
20 gal macro tank (Decommissioned- Absorbed by 40g rimless lagoon tank)
40g rimless high tech planted FW tank (Now the 40g lagoon tank)
Keydivers Exo Terra PDF vivarium