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Chapter One: 29G

First Frags

Ecotech Marine

First Anemone 

1st Birthday!

Aquascape Change

First Time with the DSLR

Anemone Split

LiveAquaria Order #1

DSLR shoot #2

New Leopard Wrasse (:

 

Chapter Two: Rimless 65G

Stand Construction begins

Tank Arrives 

29G Tear Down 

65 Construction Weekend (9.22.2013)

Starting to Move Coral Over (9.28.2013)

RED BUGS !@#$%

The Cure for my Pale SPS Begins (12.2.2013)

GHL Doser Install (1.11.2014)

All SPS Removed (2.14.2014)

The Comeback (4.9.2014)

 

Equipment:

Tank: DSA NE0 65 Pro w/ Plumbing Kit

Sump: Ecosystem's Pro-series Model 3012

Skimmer: ASM G-1 Protein Skimmer + Silencer Mod

Return Pump: Supreme Classic Mag Drive 7.5 Return Pump

Display Light: ATI 6x39W Sunpower

       (4x Blue+, 1x Coral+ , 1x Purple+)

Refugium Light: 2x Compact Flourscents (6500K)

Controller: Neptune Systems Apex Lite Controller

Flow: 2x Vortech MP10wes (Lagoonal @ 100%)

Dosing: GHL Standalone Doser 3 Pump Model

Dosing Reservoirs: 3x Vertex Libra 2.5L (Short)

 

Lighting Regimen:

2 blue+ bulbs: 7-9am

2 blue+ 1 coral+ 1 purple+: 9am-12pm

4 blue+ 1 coral+ 1 purple+:12pm-5pm

2 blue+: 5pm-8pm

 

Dosing & Supplements:

BRS Soda Ash Solution: Daily 20mL

BRS Calcium Chloride Solution: Daily 22mL

BRS Magnesium Chloride/Sulfate Solution: 1x a week 10mL

Elos Potassium Pro: 5mL Weekly

Phyto/Azox/Mysis Daily

Seachem Fuel: 10mL Weekly

KZ Coral Vitalizer: 2 Drop Daily

KZ Sponge Power: 4 Drops Daily

KZ Pohl's Extra Special: 1mL 2x per Week

KZ Pohl's B-Balance: 1mL 3x per Week

 

 

Target Parameters:

Alk: 7.9-9.3 DKH [Salifert]

Ca: 400-420ppm [Salifert]

Mg: 1300 [Salifert]

K+: 400-410ppm [Red Sea]

 

Coral:

Soft Coral:

Ricordea Yuma

Various Zoanthids

 

Large Polyp Stony: 

Green Torch Coral

Nuclear Torch Coral

Gold Torch Coral

Bubble Coral

Frogspawn Coral

Elegance Coral

Green Plate Coral

Open Brain Coral

 

Small Polyp Stony:

Acropora Gomezi

Montipora Capricornis 

Acropora Echinata

Acropora Granulosa

Acropora Saramentosa

Acropora Nasuta

Acropora Formosa

Seriatopora Hystrix

Acropora Suharsonoi

Montipora Setosa

Acropora Tortusa ("Myagi Tort")

Acropora Millepora* ("Pink Mille")

Acropora Millepora ("Purple Mille")

Acropora Microlados ("Strawberry Shortcake")

Acropora Yonegi ("Bali Green Slimer")

Acropora Sp. ("Pink Staghorn")

Other various Acropora

 

all acropora moved to the frag tank. :/ 

 

Fish & Non-Coral Invertebrates:

2 Ocellaris Clowns (Mo & Jo)

Flame Angel (Gabriel)

Yellow Tang (Clyde)

Pacific Candy Basslet

2 Rose Bubble Tip Anemones

1 Pincushion Urchin

4 Hermit Crabs

2 Med. Nassarius snails

5 Nerite snails

5 Cerith snails

5 Astrea snails

2 Tiger Serpent Starfish

 


29G System in it's Prime:
July 2013 (DSLR Shot)

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Current NEO 65 Full Tank Shot:

March 2014

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fts-3-21 by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

 

 

 

 

(December 2013)

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(October  2013)

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Inspirations and Motivators

ZephNYC | Nanotopia | Urbaneks | Metrokat | Gramophone | Scorched_Ice | PODPIMP

MedRed | Asureef | Arkayology | Rehype | SouthFlorida_Tron 



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Looks great!

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Looks good!
I would add a back gound and some more liverock before you move the fish and coral to the new tank.
What kind of light are you running?

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Looks good!
I would add a back ground and some more live rock before you move the fish and coral to the new tank.
What kind of light are you running?


the back is in the mail (: and i'm about 4 weeks away from moving anything into this tank. I literally just started. The local fish store was closed today so i couldn't get live rock. i'll be cycling with live rock tomorrow. and i'm going to get some cheato for the refugium.

as for lights i have custom made LEDs from a private vendor that works for a private LFS. High out put 18 bulb LEDs 1 10K white, 1 460nm blue not sure on the wattage i'll get back to you.

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ADDED this week to the 29: macro algae, 20lbs of live rock, 2 fire fish, 1 hitchhiker mithrax, and 1 hitch hiker plate coral

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full shot view

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Future SPS Garden

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Just Moved Over From 10 Gallon

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Here's what my tank looks like only 3 weeks later!

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cool huh?

My newest additions:

corals:
Yellow Star Polyps
Zoanthids
White Acropora
Inverts:
19 year old blue maxima clam


Corals I want:
more SPS ( acropora echinatas)
elegance coral

Changes:
1. no filter sock
2. 2 new LED strips ( total of 4 18 bulb strips 2 10K white, 2 460nm blue)


questions:
does anyone have any experience with "reef snow" does it work, and is it worth it?

enjoy (: youtube channel:
youtube.com/user/TheKleinReef

Edited by TheKleinReef, 12 January 2012 - 08:24 AM.


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Hey Guys it's week 6 and here's some new stuff!

One of my clowns is hosting my torch coral frag:
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The other is hosting my Xenia Rock:
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Here's Sheldon, my blue maxima clam, i've had it for bout 3 weeks now and he's loving it!
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Just recently I got ANOTHER maxima clam, i am amazed by these creatures. This ones less bright with some grey on it:
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Bad News:
I lost 3 out of my 4 firefish. I have a healthy tank that is super stable. I think i have some sort of predatory crab that is hunting them while they are sleeping in the rocks. I'm concerned for my clown-fish now. They're not a fancy breed, but i've become attached to them, and i don't want anything to happen to them. :/ My guess is that i have some sort of hitch hiker predatory crab like a mithrax. I've read that they will nab sleeping fish in the rocks and i think that is what happened.

Solution: I tried some techniques to catch it such as leaning a clear glass against the rock and putting some shrimp in the bottom, but i amways end up catching my clan up crew hermits. :/ Advice would be apprepciated.

Lastly, I thought you guys would enjoy this picture: (: i know i do.
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Edited by TheKleinReef, 02 February 2012 - 07:47 AM.


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MY FACEBOOK PAGE :D
i put daily pics and stuff there.

http://www.facebook....279713508761649

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I'm not getting a lot of feedback on this tank but whatever.

Here's some new things i got:

Orange ricordea:
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Full Ricordea Rock:
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Red Ricordea:
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Updates on other things:

Xenia has been fragged for the pico:
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smaller Maxima Crocea Clam update: (noob mistake)
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full tank shot with out new ricordeas:
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I LOVE your tank! Nice clams and nice torch coral, those are what I hope to eventually have in my tank once I get it running. I'm still in the process of reading forums to gain as much info as I can before I start, I'll probably do a 29 gallon as well =D!

EDIT: BTW what kind of lighting are you running? Do you think an Aquatic Life T5HO 30" would be good lighting for those awesome clams you have? This is the one: http://www.drsfoster...mp;pcatid=21460

Edited by Bakenn, 04 March 2012 - 10:05 PM.


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I LOVE your tank! Nice clams and nice torch coral, those are what I hope to eventually have in my tank once I get it running. I'm still in the process of reading forums to gain as much info as I can before I start, I'll probably do a 29 gallon as well =D!

EDIT: BTW what kind of lighting are you running? Do you think an Aquatic Life T5HO 30" would be good lighting for those awesome clams you have? This is the one: http://www.drsfoster...mp;pcatid=21460


i actually have 4 18w led strips on this tank. 2 10k and 2 460nm. they're from epistar.
here they are:
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if you want your clams on the bottom, you may need a tad more light. if that's not an option just more the clams up to where you would put sps. it'll attach to the rocks with fibers that come from its foot. (:

Edited by TheKleinReef, 06 March 2012 - 06:49 AM.


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Awesome tank Roger.

I love that green torch color and maxima clam!!

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Awesome tank Roger.

I love that green torch color and maxima clam!!


thanks! due to the fact my clown is hosting my torch now, its stressed out. i'm going to need to separate them soon before something disastrous happens to my torch. it's never fully extend (like it is in my signature picture). :(

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I like that much more too. Seeing the really long tentacles swaying in the water current is so cool.

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Love the scape! And your clams are purdy :wub: Dont worry my tank threads dont get much attention either. And actually if you read the tank threads that have 100 pages you realise they quit talking about the tank around page 4 lol

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Love the scape! And your clams are purdy :wub: Dont worry my tank threads dont get much attention either. And actually if you read the tank threads that have 100 pages you realise they quit talking about the tank around page 4 lol


i've noticed. lol when i click on the link i just skip to page 1, check out the tank, and comment on its beauty and leave. ahah but thanks for the comment, means a lot (:

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Now comment on mine damnit lol

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nice tank please more pics

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I like your tank! I want one of those clams. I'm just starting out so it's fun to watch those a bit ahead of me. Love all the pictures. I'm new here and not an expert on anything so have no advice or suggestions, just wanted to say...very pretty!

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nice tank please more pics


Okay. I'll get them up soon!

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Can't wait for an update!

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WEEK 11.5 UPDATE!! WITH PICTURES!

Full Tank Shot (minus s/r)
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Recovering Torch Coral:
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Daisy Star Polyps/ Jasmine Polyps:
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Bubble/Gonoipora:
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Echinata & Millepora (camouflaged)
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True Pulsing Xenia:
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Jo and his Xenia Colony:
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Best Attempt at catching a shot of twitch:
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Bird's Nest Colony:
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Sheldon the Maxima:
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Recovering Ricordeas (4 hours after idodide dip):
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Cool angle of the Plate Coral and the Clams:
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Thanks for observing! :D

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Amazing, I can't wait to have a tank looking like this! Keep it up man!

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This happened basically over night:
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it used to look like this:
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Water Parameters:
Specific Gravity: 1.024
Temperature: 79
Calcium: 520ppm
Alkalinity: 9dKh
Magnesium: (test kit in the mail)
pH: (test kit in the mail)

Its under 36 10k 1w LEDS and 36 465nm 1w LEDs
Its been doing well up until this past weekend. Then it just turned white. I have no idea what happened.
Help me :|

Edited by TheKleinReef, 14 March 2012 - 08:58 AM.