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Zook's 20g Shallow Mix

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The tank has been running since March 2009 as an upgrade from an AP12.

 

Display: Custom 20g shallow, 24x24x9

Lighting: 150w, 20k, DE, Radium, MH Solana pendant with 460nm, Actinic PowerBrite LED strips

Filtration: 20g fuge/sump with LR, DSB, macroalgae, CUC, Tunze Nano Skimmer 9002, Tunze Osmolator Universal 3155, 30g planted SW with LR, DSB, macroalgae, fish, soft corals, Gorgonians, clams, extensive CUC, Vortech MP20 on lagoon mode.

Circulation: Vortech MP20 on reef crest mode.

 

Fish

Gold Assessor Basslet, Assessor flavissimus

Swissguard Basslet, Liopropoma rubre

Green Mandarin, spawning pair, Pterosynchiropus splendidus

Blue/green Chromis, Chromis viridis

Banggai Cardinal, Pterapogon kauderni

 

Inverts

Derasa clam, Tridacna derasa

Porcelain crab, Petrolisthes sp.

Longspine Urchin, Diadema setosum

Sea hare, Aplysia sp.

Various Rock Flower Anemones, Epicystis crucifer

Various members of the CUC

 

Corals

Soft

Various Ricordea florida

Various Zoanthid sp., Palythoa sp., Protopalythoa sp.

Blue and African Blue Cespitularia, Cespitularia sp.

 

LPS

Elegance, Catalaphyllia jardinei

Duncan, Duncanopsammia axifuga

Torch, Euphyllia glabrescens

Meat, Acanthophyllia deshayesiana

Blasto, Blastomussa wellsi

Trumpet, Caulastrea curvata

Walking Dendro, Heteropsammia cochlea

Various Scrolls, Turbinaria sp.

Various Cyphastrea, Cyphastrea sp.

Various Acans, Acanthastrea lordhowensis

Various Chalices, Echinophyllia sp., Mycedium sp., Oxypora sp.

 

SPS

Various Acropora, Acropora sp.

Various Montipora, Montipora sp.

 

Plants

Red Mangroves, Rhizophora mangle

 

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Photos are all taken with iPhone 3GS under 150w/20k/DE/Radium MH with PowerBrite Blue LEDs.

EDIT: Equipment and livestock list

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iPhone pics look that good now? Geez I need to upgrade.

 

Very nice job with your tank. Shallow tanks can be hard to pull off and you definitely did it well!

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:o

 

That is one of the best tanks I've ever seen! Amazing!

 

Your corals are so vibrant in colors! I LOVE your acan garden, zoo garden, and Ric garden!

 

Do u have any fish?

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Oh wow that is bad @$$. Do i see a 800 dollar or so fish in there?

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Thank you everyone for your comments. I just updated the post with the equipment and livestock list.

Oh, here's minute video of the tank:

 

Uhuru: After seeing what the 3GS can do, I ditched my old point and shoot. I do take a lot of pictures and weave the bad ones out.

dubsmcfly: Hey, no problem, give give me a call when you're ready.

animalmaster6: I do have a few fish, but they seem to only come out when they're hungry and I do keep them well fed.

plainrt: I do wish I have the Candy Basslet, but good job on picking up the Swissguard Basslet in the picture.

DBTReefer: Thanks! That would be great.

violinist: I'll take some pictures of the other tanks when I get the chance. I'm a big fan of the planted tank. Here are some old photos of it although it doesn't look as beautiful now:

 

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Photo taken with iPhone 3GS under 2x10k Reef White + 2x10k Plant Grow T5s.

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TOTM man i love the colors simply astounding. :) Dose anybody have the link to the TOTM nomination thread setup by Christopher Marks? I am going to add this one as my choice no joke.

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Thank you everyone for your comments. I just updated the post with the equipment and livestock list.

Oh, here's minute video of the tank:

 

Uhuru: After seeing what the 3GS can do, I ditched my old point and shoot. I do take a lot of pictures and weave the bad ones out.

dubsmcfly: Hey, no problem, give give me a call when you're ready.

animalmaster6: I do have a few fish, but they seem to only come out when they're hungry and I do keep them well fed.

plainrt: I do wish I have the Candy Basslet, but good job on picking up the Swissguard Basslet in the picture.

DBTReefer: Thanks! That would be great.

violinist: I'll take some pictures of the other tanks when I get the chance. I'm a big fan of the planted tank. Here are some old photos of it although it doesn't look as beautiful now:

 

3853947159_8431639fd2.jpg

 

3854736024_cb8c553cb6.jpg

 

3854736304_a78f429d66.jpg

 

3853946855_5615bde195.jpg

 

4013092716_b5d75e6191.jpg

 

4013079998_713090f631.jpg

 

Photo taken with iPhone 3GS under 2x10k Reef White + 2x10k Plant Grow T5s.

Really nice tank! I love the Orangespotted Filefish!

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wow, one of the more stunning tanks I've seen in a while!

 

Puts some of us to shame, great colors! :)

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I am impressed!

 

Very good aquascaping and coral placement for such a shallow tank!

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Thanks everyone. I'm working to get the Banggai Cardinals to spawn, but no luck so far. The only fish that seem to be actively spawning are my Green Mandarins, which I trained onto eating frozen and have become a part of my CUC as they're great for picking up uneaten food.

 

Here are some old photos of them spawning and a more recent video of the event.

 

Weaning onto frozen and prepared food:

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Spawning rise:

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Releasing of gametes:

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Night time spawning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnT6Pr22sTU

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WOW, simply amazing. i love the top down acan shot.

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I just found this thread. I sure hope mine matures into something looking similar to yours. Love the dimensions. Keep up the good work.

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awsome tanks,love the planted tank.great job! the wife was amazed at them also

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I haven't had a chance to get some macro shots yet, but here are some new happenings:

 

Got a pair of Dragonface Pipefish, they were in the shallow, but got moved to the planted:

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After almost half a year, my Banggai pair finally decided to spawn, but the male failed to hold the eggs after a few days. Here's the female with eggs:

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And the male holding them in his mouth:

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And a little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXV-_qQN-5U

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I haven't had a chance to get some macro shots yet, but here are some new happenings:

 

Got a pair of Dragonface Pipefish, they were in the shallow, but got moved to the planted:

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After almost half a year, my Banggai pair finally decided to spawn, but the male failed to hold the eggs after a few days. Here's the female with eggs:

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And the male holding them in his mouth:

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And a little video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXV-_qQN-5U

I love Dragonface Pipes!

 

Great Video! Sorry about the Bangii failing to carry -_-

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OHMYGOODLORD.

 

TOTM please.

 

Congrats on the cardinals, i think my red stripe ( hooray red stripe!) cardinals, the male is holding eggs, i think.... B)

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