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oh man, tough luck with the mantis....... i love mine to death, they are the coolest animals ever. I really like this tank a lot though, keep up the good work man.
addicted to saltwater..... period

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Ok, Update time! It's going to be mostly pictures, cuz I don't really have time to write my story out right now.

First the "before" shot:
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I got this cool guy as a hitchiker on a coral from jakarta on our last order:
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I got a few new corals, took out the xenia, and re-aranged the tank for better viewing of all the corals. The hammer was blocking views of the shrooms and the xenia was totaly covering a patch of zoas. With the new layout, everything is out in view!

New FTS:
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You can see that I also broke my vow to follow this contest out fishless. I love these little clowns, and I had to get them. Here's the clowns with my new white feather duster:
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And the other duster I picked up. You can see my orange and green acan in this pic too:
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The rest of the pictures I took are a bunch of macro shots. Hope you enjoy!

Hammer coral:
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Pipe organs:
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My beige/tan/yellow zoas with one of the clowns:
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My little orange zoas with the blue/green zoas on the left:
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My "black" acan frag. This one used to have some red/white to it, but it has gone compleatly black now...
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Candy acan lord:
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Pink spot mushroom. Another hitchiker:
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Green zoas:
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A better shot of the orange and green acan:
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My blue and red zoas, one of my favorites!:
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Blue bottlebrush acro:
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Orange monti:
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Candy stripe mushrooms and white feather duster:
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Random zoanthid hitchikers:
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Same pic, but with the focus on the blastomusa frag I recived:
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And lastly, the coral whom we afectionatly just call 'bush'. I can't recal what the actual name of the coral is right now. And it's not named after the president. Im sure that my coral has a much higher level of inteligent thought... B)

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Thats all for now! I'm going to try and re-size the smaller pics to match, stupid photobucket cut down the size on only some of my pix. I also have a few stories to write up, including all night power outages and "the flood!"

-Justin

"Dang!!! I got saltwater on my pajamas!" -Me

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that shrimp's nuckin' awesome! you feed it or is it strictly a scavenger in your tank?

that last one looks interesting, frogspawn-ish.

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Love the shrimp! :wub:

Thanks for the update, looking fantastic.

Best regards

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Placeholder post, content later....

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Final Contest Post:

WOW! I can't believe it's over already... simply amazing. I have had such a great time with this tank, and it has been so successful for the most part. I also enjoyed the interaction in the forums here as well. I can still remember early in the contest, I would make an update post, and when I checked back a few hours later my thread was already bumped to page 3. (With tigah still on top of page one of course! :P) It really has been an enjoyable experience, so I thank you all for that.

Not that keeping this little tank going hasn't been a challenge. It's gone through a few mishaps, a few fish, and a few missed water changes! It has managed to survive a tank overflow, a 9 hour power outage, and my constant tinkering with the way the tank ran and looked. So overall, I would have to say that the system has run very stable for the duration of the contest.

On to the lists...

Equipment:
-2.5gal AGA glass tank custom drilled with corner overflow.
-Semi-durso style overflow
-DIY CD spindle mechanical filter box
-5gal Painters Bucket sump
-75W Ebo-Jager glass heater
-Penguin 1440 in-sump return pump
-Dual outlet 1/2"i.d. return manifold
-Maxi-jet 600 pump for skimmer
-Custom built UTR nanoskimmer


Lighting:
-60W Total Light Output. 24 watts per gallon.
-3x 20W Coralife 50/50 Screw-in Bulbs
-Custom Built Vented Hood
-Dual 1.5" PC Cooling Fans
-1x 10W Coralife 50/50 sump/fuge light

Livestock:

Corals
-Orange plate coral (Montipora Sp.)
-Euphillyia yamanensis
-Blue Zoas
-Yellow/green rim Zoas
-Orange Zoas
-Mixed Zoa branch
-Green star polyps
-Green striped mushrooms
-Pipe organ coral
-"Dolphins blue bottlebrush acropora"
-majano anenomme (still yet to become a problem)
-Policipora dominiconis(sp?)
-Green hammer
-Neon green frogspawn
-Orange/green Acanthastrea echinata
-Black/red Acanthastrea echinata
-Neon green Acanthastrea echinata
-Blue/pink Acanthastrea lordhowensis
-White feather duster
-Purple feather duster
-Green Acropora Sp.
-7x Misc. Mushrooms
-Blastomussa wellsi
-Unidentified soft polyp coral

Fish
-2x True percula clowns (Captive bread)
-14x blue legged hermit crabs
-3x unidentified snails
-4x Brittle stars
-1x Bumble bee snail
-1x Pistol Shrimp



Pictures:
Full Tank Shots
Contest Start 11-7-2005
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First FTS with corals 11-29-05
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12-4-2005
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Deadline #1 FTS 1-12-2006
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1-14-2006
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1-28-2006
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2-7-2006
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2-26-2006
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3-24-2006
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FINAL FTS 4-1-2006
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Edited by Xytrix01, 09 April 2006 - 01:37 AM.

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How it works

Whole Setup:
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Inside the light hood:
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Back of hood /w fans
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Sump and skimmer
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Sump close-up
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Drain and return plumbing /w splash sheild
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Corner shots

Right side
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Left side
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Ok, That's everything I've got! I may post some comparison/groth shots if the threads are still open when I get home from work tomorow. It's just getting too late tonight.

Oh, and one more thing...


'05 is teh roxors!!!!!111!!


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Dude that is freakin' awesome, nice work. You have definatley give '04 a run for their money :lol: Good luck in the voting man :bowdown:

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Beautiful tank! The february FTS blows me away! Gorgeous. :)

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Thanks, I really had a to of fun with this tank, and almost as much fun telling customers at the LFS I work at that my tank was this small. The looks on their faces are priceless!!!!

I'm not going to add any comparison shots, because I really don't have many good ones, and the batteries on the camera are dead anyways. So my final entry has the FTS shots, and I didn't see a need to repost my latest macro shots, as they are still on the top of this page... *shrug* So best of luck to everyone, and may the best pico win! (as long as it's an '05 tank :P)

Edited by Xytrix01, 09 April 2006 - 06:22 PM.

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