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Nick's 24 Gallon Aquapod

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Nick's Reef

This tank was started on 8-11-07

 

Equipment

24 Gallon Current Usa Aquapod

 

Finnex 19" 150w HQI Pendant w/18w PC acintics

 

MJ900 return

 

Korlia 2

 

Korlia 2

 

P.O.S Coralife thermometer

 

Filtration

Filterfloss

 

15lbs of Live rock from tonga, carribean aquacultured and figi

 

Livestock

 

Fish:

 

Pair of Amphiron occelaris (Occelaris Clownfish)

 

Gramma loreto (Royal Gramma)

 

Inverts:

 

1x Porcellana sayana (Spotted Porcelain Crab)

 

3x Astera sp.

 

4xCalcinus tricolor (Blue Leg Hermit)

 

Corals:

 

SPS-

Seritapora hystrix (Purple Polyped Birdsnest)

 

Green Base and Brown Polyps Montipora spongodes

 

ORA Tri-color Acropora valdia

 

Various Montipora digita

 

Various Montipora capircorinous

 

Tyree LE Sunset Montipora sp.

 

ORA Red Planet Acropora sp.

 

Garf Bonsai Acropora sp.

 

Acropora surhasonoi

 

Acropora milliepora

 

Acropora abroholensis

 

LPS-

Duncanopsammia axifuga (Green Duncan)

 

Various Acanthastrea lordhowensis

 

Red w/Neon Green Mouth Blastomussa merletti

 

Aussie Prsim Favia Favia sp.

 

Polyps-

Various Zoanthus sp.

 

Various Palythoa sp.

 

Mushrooms/Ricordea-

Various Ricordea florida

 

Purple & Green Ricordea yuma

 

I also have all the normal hitchhikers, brittle stars, pods, worms, etc.

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Full Tank Shot

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Fish Pictures

 

Clowning Around

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Best Buddies

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Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse

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Coral Pictures

 

Whammin Watermelons

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Dragon Eyes

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Green Dragon Eyes

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Blue Eyed Girls

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Zoo Garden

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A. echinata

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Hammer Macro

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Duncan

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A. lordhowensis

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A. lordhowensis

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Ricordea Island

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Invert Pictures

 

Cleaner Shrimp

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Cleaner Shrimp Munching On Hermit Molt

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Scarlet Hermit

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Spotted Porcelain Crab

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Misc. Pictures

 

Plating Coraline Algae

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Note: Some photos are taken with flash some arent, enjoy! :D

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hoganrj

Great pics! Love the hammer macro. What camera/lens set up do you use?

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Great pics! Love the hammer macro. What camera/lens set up do you use?

The camera is a OLYMPUS CORPORATION C-5000Z. I think it's discontinued though, it's just a cheap little point and shoot my dad has because the local dive shop had a deal going for this camera and a case. I also take most of the close ups through a magnifying glass. I learned this trick from diane (c est ma) and it works very well

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hoganrj

So you are actually using the camera in your tank?

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So you are actually using the camera in your tank?

No I'm using the camera outside the tank. But If I put the waterproof case over the camera I could.

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Ocho Cinco

Do you have any problmes with your Koralia 1 overheating your tank? I just got one. Check out my thread for my story, maybe you can help.

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Do you have any problmes with your Koralia 1 overheating your tank? I just got one. Check out my thread for my story, maybe you can help.

I just looked at your thread, it's so sad that you lost your coral beauty. They're such beautiful fish. I have no problems with the koralia overheating the tank. At it's peak my tank is at 82 and at night around 78-80 depending on the temp outside. (My tank is right next to a window)

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Ocho Cinco

Yeah. He was awesome and never messed with my corals!!!!! I've been checking my temp since 3 and it's been in the 78's, never higher and never lower. So I really don't know what killed him. Seems like the temp in under control.

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hoganrj

I'm with Nick, My tank runs about 82 durring the day and 80 at night.

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I got a few very nice pieces of coral today and removed the A. echinata. I'll post pictures tommorow.

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hoganrj

Can't wait to see the new Pics. What made you decide to get rid of the A. echinata?

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Can't wait to see the new Pics. What made you decide to get rid of the A. echinata?

It started to lose color due to the fact that the pistol was constantly kicking sand onto it. I traded it for the new ric I got with my brother. It's now in his tank and it looks alot more "puffy" already. :D

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Ricordea Yuma

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Yumas Baby!

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Ricordea Florida

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Ricordea Island

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Some Freebies!

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Yasha and Pistol

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Full Tank Shot

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Note: All pictures were taken WITHOUT flash, enjoy! :D

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Ocho Cinco

Your ric island is really coming along! Did your lfs give you those free zoos?

 

What is a A. echinata?

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Your ric island is really coming along! Did your lfs give you those free zoos?

 

What is a A. echinata?

Yes the lfs gave me the free zoos, the owner was taking a few frags home and since we know eachother so well he decided throw a frag into a bag. An A.echinata is the green, orange, brown, and yellow thing in all my goby pics.

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Ocho Cinco

Is it a lord? If it's what I think it is, it's pretty cool! It just wasn't doing good in your tank?

 

Off subject question, I can tell you and redneckman live near each other and are friends, how old are you?

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lilredneckman

Well your right the yumas are awesome!!!!!! im sure there is more romm for a couple more rics on there!

The yellow zoas look like the ones i got in my avatar.

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Is it a lord? If it's what I think it is, it's pretty cool! It just wasn't doing good in your tank?

 

Off subject question, I can tell you and redneckman live near each other and are friends, how old are you?

No an Acanthestrea lordhowensis is a lord this is an Acanthestrea echinata. Yes me and redneckman live like 15min from eachother, we're both 14.

 

Well your right the yumas are awesome!!!!!! im sure there is more romm for a couple more rics on there!

The yellow zoas look like the ones i got in my avatar.

You always say there's more room! The zoos are completly different they're more of a dark purple with an orange center. :D

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Ocho Cinco

DANG! I'm tankign info from 14 year olds!!!!!!!! Just kidding, you guys know your stuff. I'm 20. I wish I would have gotten into this hobby younger.

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lilredneckman

Well now everyone knows how old i am! Oh well. my dad has been reefing since he was in collage so he knows what hes doing. And i have reading so much on the internet about reefing i know what i am doing now.

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Ocho Cinco

Like I said, you know your stuff!!!!!!

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DANG! I'm tankign info from 14 year olds!!!!!!!! Just kidding, you guys know your stuff. I'm 20. I wish I would have gotten into this hobby younger.

Thanks! my mom gave me another new zoa frag so I'll have pics soon!

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Yuma After Feeding

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New Zoos

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New and Improved Ricordea Island

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Wierd Sponge

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My New Peppermint Shrimp

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Note: All pics w.o./flash, they may look washed out due to the amout of natural sunlight. I got the peppermint shrimp due to the number of aiptasia I have and he's already ate one. Enjoy! :D

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Ocho Cinco

How much did you pay for the Fairy Wrasse?

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