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TinyGiant

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FTS 12/21/12
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This tank is barely over a year old. Originally moved my 5.5nano into it.
(here is the build thread: http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=255228)

its lit by 30 gu10 3w LED from ebay. you can read all about them and my adventures with them in the first link in my sig.


Now on to the tank. Its build into the wall in our house. I do a 5gal water change about every two months.. I top off 3gallons or so with RODI every other day or as needed.
Salinity is at 1.023ish
Heat 78.5F-ish

I like to keep my tank equipment very simple as you will see

Equipment:
55 G marineland all tempered tank
Red Sea Prizm Skimmer
Koralia 1050
Koralia 750
Via Aqua Ti heater


Livestock:
I have pictures, common name and scientific name of every coral i own :) its been a labor of love lol

Fish:
Scooter Blenny- Synchiropus ocellatus
Pajama Cardinal - Sphaeramia nematoptera
Orange Firefish- Nemateleotris magnifica
Bangii Cardinal- Pterapogon kauderni
Hippo Tang- Paracanthurus hepatus
Yellow Tang-Zebrasoma flavescens
Pair of Percs- Amphiprion percula
Royal Gramma- Gramma loreto
Sixline Wrasse- Pseudocheilinus hexataenia
Tail Spot Blenny- Ecsenius stigmatura
2 Green Chromis

Anemones:
Red Bubble Tip Anemone- Entacmaea quadricolor
Green Bubble Tip Anemone- Entacmaea quadricolor

Inverts:
Blue Leg Hermits
Scarlet Hermits- Paguristes cadenati
Skunk Cleaner Shirmp-Lysmata_amboinensis
Fire (Blood) Shrimp- Lysmata debelius
Peppermint Shrimp- Lysmata wurdemanni
Florida Cucumber- Holothuria floridana
Pom Pom Crab x2- Lybia tesselata
Red Serpent Star- Ophioderma squamosissimus
Banded Serpent Star- Ophioderma appressum
Porcelain Anemone Crab- Neopetrolisthes maculosus
Margarita Snails-Margarites pupillus
Cerith Snails- Cerithium eburneum
Asterina Starfish- Asterina spp.
Micro Turbo Snails- Collonista amakusaensis
Maroon Serpent Star
10 nassarius snails
3 Red Tip Hermits
15 Astrea Snails
Hawaiian feather Duster Worm
Yellow Sponge
Orange Ball Sponge with Communal Polyps
Crocea Clam
Gold Maxima Clam
Gold Squamossa Clam

Macro Algae:
Botryocladia sp.
Halymenia sp (Dragons Breath)
Cheato
Red Gracilaria


SPS:
Red Planet Acropora- Acropora hyacinthus
Larry Jackson Acro- Acropora valida
Green Mili- Acropora millepora
Chili Cap- Montipora capricornis
Green Cap- Montipora caprocornis
Orange Cap- Montipora capricornis
Purple Rim Cap- Montipora capricornis
Flower Petal Cap: Montipora capricornis
Green Digi- Montipora digitata
Blue Danae- Montipora danae
Jason Fox Setosa- Montipora setosa
Reverse Sunset monti- Montipora spongoedes
ORA Green Birdsnest- Seriatopora caliendrum
Pink Birdsnest- Seriatopora stellata
Cauliflower Coral- Pocillopora damicornis
Cauliflower Coral- Pocillopora verrucosa
Orange Psammacora- Psammocora superficialis
Superman Digi- Montipora digitata
Neon Green Acro- Acropora aculeus
Elkhorn Monit- Montipora hirsuta

LPS:
Blasto- Blastomussa merletti
Blue Candy Cane Coral- Caulastrea furcata
Kryptonite Candy Cane Coral- Caulastrea furcata
Meteor Shower- Cyphastrea ocellina
Branching Meteor Shower- Cyphastrea decadia
Green Duncan Coral- Duncanopsammia_axifuga
Blue Chalice Coral- Echinophyllia aspera
Green Hammer Coral- Euphyllia ancora
Green Frogspawn Coral- Euphyllia divisa
Grapes of Wrath Favia- Favia sp
Green Horn Coral- Hydnophora rigida
Hell Fire Crater Coral- Leptastrea purpurea
Green Meat Coral- Micromussa amakusensis
Cactus Coral- Pavona catus
Orange Leaf Coral- Pavona maldivensis
Maze Brain Coral- Platygyra acuta
Blood Red Challice- Echinophyllia aspera
Green Acan Lord- Acanthastrea lordhowensis


Softies:
Red Devil Sea Fan Gorgonian- Swiftia exserta
Encrusting Gorgonian- Erythropodium caribaeorum
Green Tree Leather- Nephthea spp
Pom Pom Xenia- Xenia umbellata
Gorgonian/Sea Fan- Muricea elongata
Green Toadstool Leather- Sarcophyton ehrenbergi
Cabbage Leather- Sinularia dura
Blue Coral- Heliopora coerulea
Zoanthids/Polyps/Mushrooms
Hairy Mushrooms- Rhodactis indosinensis
Armor of God Zoanthids- Zoanthus spp
Blue Hornet Zoanthids- Zanthus spp
Blue Palys- Palythoa spp.
Neon Clove Polyps- Clavularia spp.
Misc Mushroom- Discosoma spp.
Eagle Eye Zoanthids- Zoanthus spp.
Fire and Ice Zoanthids- Zoanthus app.
Pink and Gold- Zoanthus spp.
Green Rhodactis- Rhodactis spp.
Lord of the Rings Zoanthids- Zoanthus spp
Magic Mushrooms- Discosoma spp
Nuclear Eclipse Zoanthids- Zoanthus spp
Neon Musroom- Rhodactis spp
Green Star Polyp- Pachyclavularia spp
Radioactive Dragon Eyes- Zoanthus spp
Blue Tubbs Zoanthids- Zoanthus spp.
Neon Eyes Zoa- Zoanthus spp
Teal Palys- Palythoa spp
Tickle Me Pink Zoanthids- Zoanthus spp.
Orange Rhodactis Mushroom- Rhodactis spp.
Orange Two Tone, Green Mouth Riccordia- Riccordia spp.
Teal Green Riccordia- Riccordia spp.
Ring of Fire Zoa- Zoanthus spp.
Eye of Rah Zoa- Zoanthus spp.
Hawaiian Starburst Zoa- Zoanthus spp.
TG Blue Riddler Zoa- Zoanthus spp.
Green Button Polyps- Palyathoa spp.


Misc
Sun Polyp- Dendrophyllia fistula






Now for the Pictures.
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Took this one a couple days back
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Edited by TinyGiant, 21 December 2012 - 01:52 PM.


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Looks awesome!

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FTS HISTORY

7/9/13
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12/21/12
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10/13/12
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5/30/12
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2/14/12
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1/19/12
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11/12/11
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8/1/11
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5/15/11
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4/22/11
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3/16/11
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3/13/11
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12/6/10
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Edited by TinyGiant, 09 July 2013 - 10:31 AM.


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some of you might remember my frustrations with the right column in my tank. It took me forever to get it the way that i wanted it.. or felt okay with. I bought two biocube setups the other day to part out and ended up with some rock that i could swap out and change the right side a little bit. I've been thinking about doing it for two days but hadnt felt like it was time yet.. all my rock is just stacked.. not glued.. so its scary working on the columns.. But i knew the section i didnt like was the bottom right side of the right column and the rock there wasnt structural.. it was sort of extra rock that i had to find a place for..


so after playing with a couple new pieces of rock i actually ended up taking out more rock from the tank than i put in. Cleaned up that whole column.. so now i can clean the side of the tank.. which is what has been bothering me. Its been really hard to clean it and I decided enough is enough.

Well after and hour or so of starring at rocks and playing live rock jenga.. I finally got something I am really stoked about. Its really balanced looking now, I was able to bring the really nice long tentacle toadstool to the front and really opened up that other side so I can clean it. My new scooter blenny swam over quick once i pulled the rocks out.. prolly nabbing pods as they tried to scurry away :)


Anywho. what do you think? (the only thing i am not 100% happy with is the branching gorg.. gotta find a better place for it)


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After:(everything is still pretty ticked off from the rescape)

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Tank looks great but the frag racks are very distracting. Just my .02$

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i completely agree. possibly after i sell the two biocubes i might setup a 33L on the basement to run as a frag system.

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Very nice. I've always liked this tank.

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i had to put that zoa colony suspended again.. lol i like random corals jetting out of the rockwork.. as you can probably see :)

and thanks Knox :)

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lol i cant wait to see it tomorrow with everything open :)

I also took a wire brush to all the coraline growing on my prizm skimmer.. trying to help seed some more nice pink coraline in the tank. I have been getting a really thick maroon coraline in this tank and the standard pink/purple on very little of the rock

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i'm really digging this new scape. I'll take some pics and a video once the leather opens up :)

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sweet tank, following! :)

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Next week I will be setting up a 33g in the basement ... so the frag racks will eventually be gone from the display again :)

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uploading a video to youtube. :)

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Video!!



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lighting video

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added a red planet acro to my tank, and a large dendro polyp too. should have a picture of it eventually. this are coloring up nicely

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A member of the club i run surprised me with a baby gold maxima today :) wanted to trade for some frag bank. lol trade toward credit toward something i will have in the future.. works for me.

its currently drip acclimating. I will post some pics tomorrow :)

in sad news. my hawkins acro echinata bleached over night the other day :( probably would have taken way too long to grow anyways.. but i was hopeful it would do well. has been fine for like 4 months...

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pictures of the drip acclimation process

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new clam :) sat right where i put him. saw the foot starting to attach already :) gotta love LEDs :)


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Awesome!!! :happy:

Edited by pismo_reefer, 07 January 2012 - 10:48 PM.

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looking great. :D

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Nice vid! I like the scape.

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randomly lost my torch coral today. turned to jelly. quite random.. nothing around it and no other corals seem even remotely stressed.. oh well. should be able to grab another at some point :P

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tomorrow night I hope to do a series of Actinic shots and an actinic video if the camera will handle it :)

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How in the heck do you do 5 g change every 2 months that thing is clean! Wow
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