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- Background -

Well, here we are... I finally succumb to a much needed tank upgrade... I purchased a system from a local reefer last Sunday (06-14-09)... I have been thinking about the tank upgrade for more than a year... I'm glad I finally did... Pls join me on this journey...

 

- Tank Specs -

Tank: 110g Tank (48" x 24" x 22") with custom made stand and canopy; 34g sump in the stand

Lighting: (6) 48" T5 Retros... middle 4 bulbs are overdriven w/ IceCap ballast; 2 outside bulbs are normal output

Skimmer: CS 200 cone skimmer by Royal Reef Aquarium

Pump/Powerhead: Mag 9.5 for return & Vortech MP40 (from 28g JBJ)

Controller: Reef Keeper Elite

Top Off: Tunze Osmolator (from 28g JBJ)

Birthday: 06-14-09

 

Fish List: to be determined... but the tank will be Fairy Wrasse dominated...

Coral List: favorite 25 z's & p's, chalices... it'll be a mixed reef tank but z's & p's dominated...

 

 

Current FTS: 01-04-2010, only 2 Blue + bulbs are on...

01-04-10_FTS.jpg

 

FTS: 06-23-09

06-23-09_FTS.jpg

 

 

 

Coral Highlights

 

FlameThrower chalice

01-13-2010_FT1.jpg

 

 

Raging Rivers chalice

12-02-09_RR1.jpg

 

 

Wellso's

12-10-09_LPS1.jpg

 

11-28-09_wellso1b.jpg

 

 

Aussie Scollies

12-10-09_LPS9.jpg

 

12-16-09ScollyGroup1.jpg

Edited by MarvinsReef

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got2envy   

Woo! Marvin! Welcome to large reefs :D

I am def following this thread omgomgomg

 

nice canopy and stand!

 

Maria

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divecj5   
:happydance: :happydance: This is going to get good :)

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Woo! Marvin! Welcome to large reefs :D

I am def following this thread omgomgomg

 

nice canopy and stand!

 

Maria

Thanks Maria... :)

 

it's definitely a different world... after years of running nano's, this big tank is somewhat intimidating but then again, I'm looking forward to the challenge... it'll be a slow but fun journey... I plan on having this tank for a few years so no sense in hurrying up... I have a few nice sized colonies that I'll be moving from the 28g JBJ... at least that's a start... :)

 

 

:happydance: :happydance: This is going to get good :)

Thank you... I hope it'll be a nice one as it progresses... :)

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evilc66   

Well it's about time :)

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nice set up,marv!!now you could put some nice wrasses in that tank!!and chalices... ;)

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chazde3   

Pfff, wrong reef tank forum dude.

 

jk, should be a sweet setup one day.

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looks like a winner.

 

your 28g looks tiny! :lol::lol:

yeah, it does... the HI Flame can't wait to go in the bigger tank... he's been staring at it the past two days... LoLz...

 

Well it's about time :)

yup, it was about time... :)

 

nice set up,marv!!now you could put some nice wrasses in that tank!!and chalices... ;)

yeah, looking forward to having a nice collection of fairy wrasses... oh, and chalices...

 

Pfff, wrong reef tank forum dude.

 

jk, should be a sweet setup one day.

Thanks man... :)

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Welcome to the large section. I'll be following along!

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:bowdown:

 

This is going to be sweet to follow bro! Looks amazing already!!!

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chazde3   

I don't think all your corals can make the move into the new tank. Lucky for you because I'm a nice guy and I'll take some off your hands for you.

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evilc66   
yeah, looking forward to having a nice collection of fairy wrasses... oh, and chalices...

 

More Pink Boobies!

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Kraylen   
yeah, looking forward to having a nice collection of fairy wrasses... oh, and chalices...

 

 

Pffft! OK POOKSTREET!

 

 

 

hahahah j/k Im jealous.

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Welcome to the large section. I'll be following along!
:bowdown:

 

This is going to be sweet to follow bro! Looks amazing already!!!

very nice. Keep those pictures coming.

Thanks guys...

 

I don't think all your corals can make the move into the new tank. Lucky for you because I'm a nice guy and I'll take some off your hands for you.

LoLz... ;)

 

More Pink Boobies!

believe it or not, I don't plan of stuffing the tank with a lot chalices... only the handful I have now and possibly a few that I really really like... I don't want this tank to be littered with frags, like my other tanks... LoLz... :)

 

Pffft! OK POOKSTREET!

 

 

 

hahahah j/k Im jealous.

LoLz.. me and Kenny have somewhat had the same taste with corals and fishes... he has way better corals than I do though.. maybe someday my collection will be half as good... :)

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Kraylen   

I know man, I love wrasse and chalice. You should get some sick anthia in there first :P

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I know man, I love wrasse and chalice. You should get some sick anthia in there first :P

yeah... I was thinking 3-4 Borbonius... ;)

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Kraylen   

Those guys are so ill.. pictures dont do them justice.

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Those guys are so ill.. pictures dont do them justice.

if I find a decent price on them when the tank is ready, I might just do it... ;)

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Kraylen   

Where are you located I might be able to help :)

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Where are you located I might be able to help :)

48124... MI...

 

 

well, I cleaned the coralline off the back glass last night... much better!!!

 

Before

06-17-09_FTS.jpg

 

After

06-19-09_NoCoralline.jpg

 

 

 

close up of the scape... I'll be moving stuff around so I thought I might as well document this... ;)

 

Left island

06-17-09_Left.jpg

 

Right island

06-17-09_Right.jpg

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got2envy   

Wow! looks nice and clean..I like :D

the skimmer is kicking butt and there is nothing in there :eek:

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Nanobuds   

another soon to be great tank!!

 

great work so far!!

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