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Disaster's 80gal + 15gal SPS Reef Tank

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disaster999
great pics!

 

love the blenny. wish i had something that would eat algae.

 

what kind of algae is it? its been eating this brown hair algae, but im not sure if it will touch the green hair algae or other ones...ill let you know. my tang is joining in the action as well, picking on the hair algae. so is my flame angel

 

my fave tank so far.

 

thanks =)

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timdanger
what kind of algae is it? its been eating this brown hair algae, but im not sure if it will touch the green hair algae or other ones...ill let you know. my tang is joining in the action as well, picking on the hair algae. so is my flame angel

 

my algae is GHA, but nothing wants to eat it. you can see it here:

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i've been avoiding buying an urchin because i didn't want it to eat my corraline, but i'd rather that than have the tank overrun with GHA.

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disaster999

GHA is really hard to deal with. im not sure how you feel about dosing your tank with chemicals, but one thing i found thats really effective is api's algaefix marine. it rid my tank of nasty pest algae (kelp looking thing forgot what it was called) and some of the stubborn algae on the glass that was impossible to clean with the mag float.

 

i would take out the chaeto first if you have any since it will kill those too.

 

nice fish btw, i dont know if a jaw fish is known for grazing on algae. blennys are better at that

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disaster999

i wonder whos tired of me constantly flooding my build thread with ridiculous amounts of picture :P

 

anyways, heres more, took some pictures, and top down shots last night when moving some of my corals over

 

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top down pics

 

zoa garden with pissed of zoas thats bleaching under the new light...need time to heal recover and encrust that part of the tank

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Birdsnest

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Cat paw

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Clam

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Milli

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coolwaters

wow i hate u soo much.

 

must be a pain to feed that dendro?

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disaster999

i dont mine sticking my entire hand in there to feed it..its only...23" of water in a almost 6 feet tall tank. ;)

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disaster999

i finally took down my 20gal tank and transferred the last rock into the this tank. i reworked the scape a little and i think this one by far looks the best.

 

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violinist

Looks awesome!

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coolwaters
i dont mine sticking my entire hand in there to feed it..its only...23" of water in a almost 6 feet tall tank. ;)

 

23" isnt it on your sandbed?

 

6ft tall...u would have to dive in there every 3 days to feed it lol.

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disaster999
23" isnt it on your sandbed?

 

6ft tall...u would have to dive in there every 3 days to feed it lol.

 

by 6 ft i mean the overall height of the tank+ stand. tank is 30" tall, water level is 4" from the rim. sand bed is 2-3" thick. so the actual water height is around 23". i would have to dunk my head into the water as well if i want to see what im doing :P

 

Looks awesome!

 

thanks =)

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Nemo Niblets

Dang! Looks killer!

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disaster999
Dang! Looks killer!

 

thanks =)

 

got some new frags, picked theses up at a LFS, probably the tips broken off the mother colony when they were being shipped.

 

milli

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im guessing staghorn, but im not sure

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finally a mystery piece...im guessing some sort of monti

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finally, i thought this milli was long gone, since it was bleached before, then the colors came back but doesnt seem like theres any sign of life....decided to hang on to it. im glad i did cuz i can see polyps extending.

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guia x

Tank looks great. I especially like the frogspawn and the schools of fish. It looks alot bigger than 100g.

 

 

wow i hate u soo much.

 

must be a pain to feed that dendro?

 

Dendros are not that hard to feed. They pretty much stay open most of the time and are pretty hardy. Their tentacles are long and pretty sticky so they catch the food pretty well. Atleast it's not sun corals. Now that will be alot harder to feed at that distance trying to feed each head.

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disaster999
Tank looks great. I especially like the frogspawn and the schools of fish. It looks alot bigger than 100g.

 

 

 

 

Dendros are not that hard to feed. They pretty much stay open most of the time and are pretty hardy. Their tentacles are long and pretty sticky so they catch the food pretty well. Atleast it's not sun corals. Now that will be alot harder to feed at that distance trying to feed each head.

 

 

thanks. the frogspawn is my favorite coral so far, its been through a lot and at the end it pulled through and grown a lot better than expected.

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JohnOTS

Love Love Love!

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nanoreef-R

Your pictures are unique!

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disaster999

thank :)

 

actually the credit goes to kinetic, he gave me some pointers on how to process the pics.

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bruce922

That is one hell of a tank. I enjoyed the pics, keep them coming.

 

 

Bruce

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JohnOTS

Man seeing these nice larger tanks really wants to make me upgrade! :angry:

 

So much more room for creative rock work!

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disaster999

thats true, larger tanks do have more room for rocks and corals, but maintenance also increases as well. water changes is a lot larger, equipment is more expensive, you have to dose a lot more...etc etc

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nanoreef-R
thats true, larger tanks do have more room for rocks and corals, but maintenance also increases as well. water changes is a lot larger, equipment is more expensive, you have to dose a lot more...etc etc

 

But in the end it's all worth it... :D

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disaster999

oh thats a definite HELL YES

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Zo0k365

Awesome tank! Also sweet pics. I can't wait to see those sps grow out.

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disaster999

thanks i cant wait till they grow bigger as well!

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its been a while since i last updated the status on my tank...so far nothing has changed. i added a fuge light, been dosing amino acids and feeding the tank once a week with a mixture of frozen food, oyster eggs, shrimp meat, and garlic. hair algae is growing in my tank as well and im not sure if its because of the amino acids or not. i dont think its my food since i only feed once a week.i gotta change out the phosban and try some rowa.

 

did some quick and dirty shots of my tank...been pretty busy lately.

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this bubble tip nem is nice and happy, ive been feeding it chunks of shrimp meat and it instantly puffed up. it almost double in size.

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this milli is showing signs of growth

Feb 9

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Mar 16

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not so much with this coral, dont think it grew much...

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birdnest is growing pretty well.

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random hair algae growing in my tank

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