acropora1981

Acropora1981's 28g Box of Underwater Awesome

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Current FTS: May 19/2012

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Alright, so this is my...umpteenth reef tank. I've done 'it all' and this is what I have right now. It looks like garbage, but what the heck; the corals are healthy. It needs some aquascaping, and probably a Vortech MP10. But here we goes...

 

Lighting: Coralife 150W Clamplamp w/20k Coralife Bulb

Circulation: Big powerhead.

Temperature Control: Oldskool Dual Stage Temperature controller by Medusa; connected to fan and heater.

Auto Top Off Via 5 gallon resevoir.

Additives: CaCl2, KH Buffer. End.

 

Oh, and I set it up like...10 days ago. With mature liverock from a friend, and water from his tank. Easy Peasy 1-2-threezy.

 

And now for the visuals. Be warned, this tank blows, and these pictures are washed out. Enjoy!

 

Whole tank

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Green Palau Nepthea and Anthelia

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Purple Cespitularia

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Ricordea and Purple Death Paly's

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Green Branch Hammer

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Blue Anthelia/Xenia

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Corals look uber happy right now. Nice polyp extension!

 

Although the tank does look sterile as all hellzorz... lol

 

I need some of that Cespit - I CLAIM THE FIRST FRAG!!! <3

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Fo sho Thomas...that Cespit is growing like madd so a frag is immenant. Probably be ready before your tank is ;)

 

And yes that rock is sterile...it was in a dark bucket with a powerhead and no heater for like 3 months. Actually though theres already coraline growing on the front glass :D

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Fo sho Thomas...that Cespit is growing like madd so a frag is immenant. Probably be ready before your tank is ;)

 

And yes that rock is sterile...it was in a dark bucket with a powerhead and no heater for like 3 months. Actually though theres already coraline growing on the front glass :D

 

 

I see the 1 baby PD I gave you has grown sooooo well for you.

 

You must prepare Purple Cespit Frag Fo Me 2 ....

 

Gangsta Stylez

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new pic .... did some aquascaping!

 

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darn cloves ...such a ...pain in the ...OPEN up dern you!

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Picked up a Duncan last night... pics to follow tonight ;)

 

Almost forgot; also picked up a frag of 'magician' polyps, pokerstar montipora, pink seriatopora, purple rim green m.capricornis aaaaand some blue shrooms :D

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Im in for a frag of that cespit too. the tank looks much better with the new aquascape.

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Im in for a frag of that cespit too. the tank looks much better with the new aquascape.

 

Sacremento is a looong way from Toronto, Ontario but uhhhh... sure? Thanks for the compliment; I still think it looks pretty piss poor thus far...it needs...more branches...

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Nice tank. Do you plan on getting a fish or two in there or are you leaving it fishless? That Green Palau Nepthea is really nice btw.

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Nice tank. Do you plan on getting a fish or two in there or are you leaving it fishless? That Green Palau Nepthea is really nice btw.

 

Thanks man, I likely will eventually add a pair of bangaii cardinals, as i am quite good at raising the fry, and its fun...and somewhat profitable :D

 

That green Palau Nepthea is really nice; its hard to find, but there's a guy here in Toronto that has been growing/fragging it for like 10 years...it cost me like $100! Bastard...oh well, species extinct in the wild should be more expensive than others ;) Hopefully it will get large enough that fragging it will be necessary.

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$100 for it liveaquaria sells them for $50. I think I paid $60 for mine from atlanits aquarium.

 

We are in Canada so ordering corals online from those retailers can be problematic.

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UPGRADE!!!

 

Scored a very inexpensive JBJ 28g AIO, that has no hood. I prefer topless anyway...good for evap and gas exchange! Anyway I just transfered everything over, it looks so so so much better. My god. Why didn't I get an AIO earlier? Gorgeous aquascaping possibilities! Now I just have to get my CPR bakpak on this thing somehow and I will have a fully function, amazingly automated box o' awesome wetness n color n stuff to look at ;)

 

Anyway pics will follow when it clears up, and the corals are all open so....tomorrow.

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Everything looks happy as hell. Tank is much nicer than your 16gal. I can't really see that powerhead anymore lol...

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TJ sold me one o' his little blue Crocea's...pics to follow when it opens fully. And yes, I did just put a crocea clam in a 5 week old aquarium.

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I'd say "take good care of it" but then again, I am not the one with the Marine Bio degree who bred squamosa clams in captivity during university... lol :P

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Thankyouuuu temperature controller! Woke up at 5 am to an alarm on my Medusa Temperature Controller; my heater had failed and the temperature dropped 3 degrees, thankfully that tripped the alarm, woke me(from all the way downstairs!), I replaced the heater, and went back to bed, more in love with my Medusa than ever. Temperarture was back to 79F by 10am when I got up, and all livestock was fine. Sweeeeeet....this is why I have this device.

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Clam is looking super happy in your tank! Same with that mystery acro. Tank is look awesome dude!

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Clam is looking super happy in your tank! Same with that mystery acro. Tank is look awesome dude!

 

Yeah this week its really all started to come together...now I just need like 7-8 colorful acro's for the background, and maybe another 2 differnt ricordea's, and I'm gonna say a toadstool leather? Oh and 3 acans lol...

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Yeah this week its really all started to come together...now I just need like 7-8 colorful acro's for the background, and maybe another 2 differnt ricordea's, and I'm gonna say a toadstool leather? Oh and 3 acans lol...

 

lol... well we will have to go on a massive acro hunt and split some colonies! Same with the acans.

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