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New setup and most of the coral from my previous tank.

Completed in April 2011
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July 2011
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August 2011
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November 2011
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Tank
Display: 18" x 11" x 14" glass aquarium
Lighting: T5HO 32W 12k + T5 actinic blue + ATI Fuji Purple + ATI Blue+
Filtration: Hang on filter Eheim Liberty 2042 + Hang on refugium
Cooling: 1/10 Chiller Hailea HC-150a

Livestock
Invertebrate:
Percula clown
Blue leg hermit
Purple lobster (sold)
Cleaner skunk shrimp


Coral
Soft coral
Green Stripe Mushroom
Green Hairy Mushroom
Orange Yuma
Red Discosoma
Brown Rhodactis
Orange Zhoanthids (sold)
Green Palythoas
Green Star Polyp
Blue pipe organ
Organ pipe (sold)
Gorgonian
Xenia

LPS
Green Tip Frogspawn
Purple Tip Frogspawn
Brown Tip Hammer (sold)
Green Fungia Plate
Sun Coral (sold)

Edited by Akiowalt, 07 September 2012 - 08:03 PM.


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Very nice frags. Especially loving the Frogspawn. Is that a Nephthea at the very left?

PS: My dog's name is Aiko. Not exactly your username I know, but I thought I'd point that out. :happy:

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Thanks. You are right, is Nephthea sp. Ow, Aiko is my friend's name :D

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I think Aiko's a lovely name either way.

By the way, what lights are you using on this?

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I think Aiko's a lovely name either way.

By the way, what lights are you using on this?


Is just T5NO. So sorry to my coral. Unable to source for T5HO 24" in my LFS, however, I'm get ready my credit for PAR38. So far, I've been using these light for 2 years and coral growth. 2x24W 10k and 2 actinic blue.

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That's a really cool live rock mountain you made, it's going to look sweet with coral covering every inch of it!

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Nice tank! How old is it? Like the colors :)

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Nice tank! How old is it? Like the colors :)


I just start it April, and most of my coral from my previous tank.

Edited by Akiowalt, 14 August 2011 - 07:24 AM.


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back from bangkok trip and my tank :eek: :eek: :eek: omgomgomg omgomgomg omgomgomg omgomgomg
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FTS August 2011
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From the left
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GSP:
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Green Palythoas, FOC for a head and now:
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My favorite view, Tri-mush:
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great tank , looks a couple of years old !

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great tank , looks a couple of years old !


Thanks. This is my upgraded, from my previous tank.

Akio's reef tank, My 3rd tank!!!

The mountain look live rock is transferred directly from my second tank to the third, than to this tank, approximately 2 years.

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Wow. Still looking better than ever, I see. Your fungia really did take off, as did everything else.

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Let me share with you all the progress

06/03/2011 - The first day when I bought it home.
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21/05/2011
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13/07/2011
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29/08/2011 - Dropped off when I was running WC
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04/09/2011
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Say Hi!
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Nice shots of your livestock. Would you mind if I asked what camera you're using and what settings you generally take these pictures on?

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Nikon D40X. With very high ISO. Of course, I prefer sun light refer than our indoor lighting. Clean the glass, setup a tripod, switch off the pump.

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Updated.
The green hair algae never stop, and they keep on growing inside my tank. I run a lot of water change, however, useless. I assumption that the nitrate is the one that encourage the algae boom in my tank. After checking for the alternative, I decided to go for bare bottom tank.

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My old light was fall inside the tank omgomgomg omgomgomg
And I get electric shock when I tried to save the tank and pulled the light out :o fortunately this didn't "pain". And I just bought a new light T5HO. LED is still very new in my country and the cost is going to kill me. Previously I thought of 150W metal halide. Since I'm going to plan for LED in near future, so I would like to go for T5 as replacement for my old light.

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Update 2012/12/27:

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New head:
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Anyone know how to fight with this bad algae?
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What kind of CUC do you have in there? I was getting a little more algae than I liked so I went and bought another 4 hermits and they went to town on the tank. If you have a CUC you just might not have enough members. Can also try cutting back on the amount of time the day lights are on a few hours a day. Reduce by 1-2 hours.

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What kind of CUC do you have in there? I was getting a little more algae than I liked so I went and bought another 4 hermits and they went to town on the tank. If you have a CUC you just might not have enough members. Can also try cutting back on the amount of time the day lights are on a few hours a day. Reduce by 1-2 hours.


Thanks.

Previously there was a huge snail and smashed down all my coral. Hermit crab is my only CUC in the tank. I discovered this algae once I introduced 24" T5HO. Too much light? I did cut off my light from 10 hours to 7 hours per day.