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i bought the tank off of a guy that let it go for a long time
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i used just about everything that came with the tank. Including rock, sand, fish, corals, etc. I figured since i was pretty good with my 29gal biocube, which ill probably make a thread for a little later. I'd take on the battle of turning this tank into a sps dominated reef. It took a little while to turn it around, but here it is
Front view
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Side view
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Tank
70 gal oceanic 36l x 18w x 24d
Matching oceanic stand

Lighting
36Ē current nova extreme pro 6 bulb t5GONE as of 3/31/2012
2 ati blue plus, 2 true actinic, 1 fiji purple, 1 10,000 white

3 AI SOLS

Flow
MP40wes
Koralia nano 240gph
Koralia 750

Equipment
3 jager 150watt heaters
two little fishes 150 reactor
jbj ato w/ 5 gal reservoir
ehiem 1262 return pump
cpr cs102 overflow
reef octopus nwb110 protein skimmer
2 dosing pumps from bulkreefsupply
DIY 20g long sump

Controller
Apex lite w/ ph probe

SPS Corals:
Nathans millepora
Green slimer
Strawberry slimer
Orange monti cap
Purple monti cap
Pink monti cap
Superman millepora
Super blue acropora
Pink birdnest
ORA Stylophora
ORA pocillopora
Original ORA blue tort
Original ORA Oregon tort
ORA pearlberry acropora
Icefire enchinata
Purple Garf bonsai
Purple montipora digitata
Green montipora digitata
Aqua delight
Miami Orchid acropora THANKS Criley7
Hoeksemai acropora NEW
Green echinata Unknown name
I have handful more that I donít have names for but I will post pics to get ids

LPS corals:
Duncan
Candy cane
Blastos
Darwin Micromussa THANKS Longpig
Xmas favia

NPS corals:
Orange Dendro

Fish:
pink spot goby
yellow tang
oc. clown
comet (marine betta)


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AWESOME!!!!!!!!! Thats what Im talking about!

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It took a minute to figure out all of the stuff i had in the tank. but thanks for checking it out!

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It took a minute to figure out all of the stuff i had in the tank. but thanks for checking it out!

Yea i bet, the starting is always the long part. Now keep them coming.

Edited by Criley7, 19 March 2012 - 12:05 PM.

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Double Vortech and Radion 60g Cube (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=291094
I Spy an Octopi (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry3814166
My Micro Muse (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=310982
Criley's 20H (Retired)
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Yea i bet, the starting is always the long part. Now keep them coming.


now i feel like im forced to put up FTS pics every month to see the growth lol
im sure everyone will enjoy

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now i feel like im forced to put up FTS pics every month to see the growth lol
im sure everyone will enjoy

Yes they will.

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Double Vortech and Radion 60g Cube (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=291094
I Spy an Octopi (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry3814166
My Micro Muse (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=310982
Criley's 20H (Retired)
http://www.nano-reef...?...=281112&hl=


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That is a great turn around! I want to see some pictures of the Marine Betta!

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That is a great turn around! I want to see some pictures of the Marine Betta!


i put one up for the POTM

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Nice set-up man and good to meet you and your g/f tonight.
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Nice set-up man and good to meet you and your g/f tonight.


Same here . I'm gonna cut those yumas tomorrow or Wednesday . I'm gonna test out the dremel on the rock it's on. Thanks for the tip !

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Same here . I'm gonna cut those yumas tomorrow or Wednesday . I'm gonna test out the dremel on the rock it's on. Thanks for the tip !


No problem. Let me know if you need a hand. Oh and wear eye protection and a face mask! I had a sore throat for hours from breathing powdered coral skeleton.
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No problem. Let me know if you need a hand. Oh and wear eye protection and a face mask! I had a sore throat for hours from breathing powdered coral skeleton.


Yeah im gonna have to. I normally don't wear anything but I have hear people getting pretty sick from coral toxins and whatnot

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wow! never realized how much of a turn around that really was.... that tank was in terrible shape when you first got it...

Good work son!!.... looking at the second and third pic........ some of those corals do look familiar :)

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wow! never realized how much of a turn around that really was.... that tank was in terrible shape when you first got it...

Good work son!!.... looking at the second and third pic........ some of those corals do look familiar :)


Yea the tank has come a long way . . And yes some of those corals should look familiar haha

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here is some pics of my fish.
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Let me know what you guys think?

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Everything looks great! Do you have a shrimp to go with that goby? Also do you notice if your betta harms any of the corals? Also do you have an crabs like Emerald crabs or Boxer crabs or Porcelin crabs?

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Everything looks great! Do you have a shrimp to go with that goby? Also do you notice if your betta harms any of the corals? Also do you have an crabs like Emerald crabs or Boxer crabs or Porcelin crabs?


The Betta is alright , he just hangs out. I never seen him touch any of the corals. I have an emerald crab that hangs out inside of my pink birdnest colony. I haven't tried a shrimp yet because the marine Betta would probably eat it for lunch .
I'm actually in the process of trying to get rid of him, so I can add shrimp and some smaller less aggressive fish .

Thanks for the comment !

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Beautiful tank!

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Beautiful tank!


Thanks ficandy . Im gonna take some picture and post them up sometime today hopefully

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Your tank looks amazing. How long did it take to get it turned around?

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Your tank looks amazing. How long did it take to get it turned around?


It took about 8 months to get rid of most of the random algae outbreaks . The only thing I deal with now is pests like majanos and aptasia, and I have alot of the mini feather duster colonies. But other than that it's pure growth. Thanks for checking it out joy13!

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How are you getting rid of the pest nems?

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How are you getting rid of the pest nems?


I wipe out the majanos and aptasia with vinegar. I put it in a syringe and shoot it right into them . I do it one needle or so a week . I don't want the vinegar to hurt the tank . It's works great .

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I wipe out the majanos and aptasia with vinegar. I put it in a syringe and shoot it right into them . I do it one needle or so a week . I don't want the vinegar to hurt the tank . It's works great .

Instead of vinegar try using boiling water. Your could do this to all of them at once. :D

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Instead of vinegar try using boiling water. Your could do this to all of them at once. :D


I haven't tried that one . I'll give it a try tomorrow during my WC . Thanks Casey