louphoenix

Lou's 65G Hexcellent Hexagon

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not exactly a nano, but here we go...

 

Equipment:

 

65 Gallon Hexagon glass tank and Wood Stand

Deltec MCE600 HOB Skimmer

2 Koralia-2 circulation pumps

2 Koralia-3 circulation pumps

Seio Controller (for Koralia-3's)

Phosban Reactor running on a Rio 400

Modded Aquaclear 75 HOB refugium

Azoo twin cooling fans

Current Outer Orbit 24 inch HQI MH fixture with Power compacts.

RADIUM 20K 150W Bulb !!

2 65W Dual Actinic (420/460 NM) PC bulbs

 

LiveStock:

 

Fish:

1 leopard wrasse

1 Ocellaris clownfish

1 Swissguard basslet

1 African PinkBar goby

3 Blue Green Chromis

 

Inverts:

1 Sea Hare

1 Skunk cleaner shrimp

2 Mexican turbo snails

2 Fighting conchs

Astrea snails

Nassarius snails

Cerith snails

Stomatellae

Sponges

Polychaete tube worms

 

Soft Corals:

Blue encrusting xenia

GSP

Caribbean blue zoas

Sunburst zoas

Radioactive dragon eye zoas

Emerald Blizzard palys

Cinnamon palys

Lanthanide Star palys

Red Mushrooms

Green striped mushrooms

Fuzzy Green mushroom

 

LPS Corals:

Purple Haze monti

ORA Duncans

Dendrophylia

Aussie red/teal acans

 

SPS Corals:

Golden D. Millepora

Garf Bonsai

Blue Millepora

ORA Joe The Coral

ORA Red Planet

ORA Pearlberry

ORA Hawkins Echinata

Orange Monti cap

Orange Digitata

Desert Rose Millepora

 

Macro Algae:

Cheaeto

Mermaids Fan

 

10/09

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2/10

FTS1-1-1.jpg

 

More pics to come!

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fish pics!

 

Leopard Wrasse

LeopardWrasse3.jpg

 

Swissguard Basslet

Suizo1-1.jpg

 

Pinkbar Goby

PinkBarGoby.jpg

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Chromis

Chromis2.jpg

 

Allen's Damseflish - RIP

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Edited by louphoenix

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and now corals:

 

garf bonsai

bonsai1-1.jpg

 

ORA Joe the Coral

JoeMacroF2.jpg

 

Cinnamon palys

Paly1.jpg

 

more pics to come later...

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What an awesome tank! Now give us a FTS that is straight on, no funny angles. I can see how low you water gets during WCs, talk about some serious coraline growth.

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Thanks! it's kind of hard not get funny angles when your tank has 6 sides, LOL! I'll post better 'eye-level' pictures tonight.

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Ok, here are some level FTS....

 

IMG_1892.jpg

 

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with actinics only

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Dendros

Dendros.jpg

 

Emerald blizzard palys

EmeraldSunrisePalys.jpg

 

ORA Red Planet

RedPlanet0806.jpg

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Very cool tank setup!

 

What makes the damselfish your favourite? Your Goby and Wrasse are beautiful!

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Radoactive dragon Eyes zoa

RadioactiveDragonEyes.jpg

 

ORA Duncans

Duncan0809.jpg

 

ORA Hawkins Equinata with Garf Bonsai in the back

GarfandEchino8-09.jpg

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Keep 'em coming! Enjoying the photos :D

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Very cool tank setup!

 

What makes the damselfish your favourite? Your Goby and Wrasse are beautiful!

 

Thanks. He is so playful and peaceful, and the yellow and neon blue colors are very striking.

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That tank is very nice! I have always liked the hex tanks, it is just not very often that you see someone execute them as well as you. Once that coral grows in a bit more it will be nuts.

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Thanks for the kind words. Yeah, i'm not rushing anything in it, which always bears better results in my experience. As you can see by the growth, I introduced the softies first, then LPS and when the tank was mature and consistent, SPS. So far so good!

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Blue Millepora:

BlueMilli2-1.jpg

 

Fighting conch

FightConch1-1.jpg

 

Mermaid's Fan growing amongst the GSP

mermaidfan.jpg

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Orange Zoas

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polychaete tubes macro shot

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Man your SPS look pretty bad, that Joe the Coral looks horrible.

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;) Now, I know sarcasm when I hear...err, read it...! you're looking pretty terrible yourself...lol. Edited by louphoenix

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No, I'm not being sarcastic.

 

Your JTC looks like this.

JoeMacroF2.jpg

 

Not really too much like this.

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I like my lights in the natural side... so I don't blast them with excessive actinics. Nice picture!

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Just some API T5s. 2 actintics on a 6 bulb fixture... lower than most tanks actually. :)

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Nice coral keeping, not so nice coral keeper :rolleyes:

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I also went with softies and lps before sps. I actually just started adding sps recently.

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