TheKleinReef

Roger's Rimless Reef

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Chapter One: 29G

First Frags

Ecotech Marine

First Anemone

1st Birthday!

Aquascape Change

First Time with the DSLR

Anemone Split

LiveAquaria Order #1

DSLR shoot #2

New Leopard Wrasse (:

Chapter Two: Rimless 65G

Stand Construction begins

Tank Arrives

29G Tear Down

65 Construction Weekend (9.22.2013)

Starting to Move Coral Over (9.28.2013)

RED BUGS !@#$%

The Cure for my Pale SPS Begins (12.2.2013)

GHL Doser Install (1.11.2014)

All SPS Removed (2.14.2014)

The Comeback (4.9.2014)

Trying SPS again (4.16.2014)

Back in the Swing of Things DSLR Update (5.7.14)

Berghias! (6.20.14)

4 Pillars of Awesome (7.5.2014)

1st Birthday! (9.22.14)

Reunited! (12.20.14)

Nano-Reef Meetup at Reefwise (1.3.2015)

Summer Clean Up! (8.1.2015)

2nd Birthday (9.27.2015)

November 2015 Tank of the Month (11.1.2015)

The Christmas Cluster F*** (12.20.2015)

Crash and Burn (5.2.2016)

Post Crash Re-vamp (8.25.2016)

Holiday Update! (12.22.2016)

Inspiration:

Pillars of Creation

Equipment:

Tank: DSA NE0 65 Pro w/ Plumbing Kit

Sump: Sea Systems 36" Berlin Style Sump

Skimmer: Reef Dynamics INS-80

Return Pump: Blue Line 40HD-X

Display Light: ATI 6x39W Sunpower

(3x Blue+, 1x Coral+ , 1x Purple+, 1x Actinic)

Controller: Neptune Systems Apex Lite Controller (Temp & pH)

Flow: 4x Vortech MP10wes (Short Pulse at 100%)

Dosing: GHL Standalone Doser 4 Pump Model

Dosing Reservoirs: 4x Vertex Libra 2.5L (Short)

Top Off: Tunze Osmolator 3155

Top Off Reservoir: Standard 10G AGA

Probe & Dosing Line Holders: Vertex

Video Webcam: Dropcam

Lighting Regimen:

7:00-7:30 1 blue+ 1 actinic

7:30-8:00 2 blue+, 1 coral+, 1 purple+

8:00-19:00 3 blue+ 1 coral+, 1 purple+, 1 actinic

19:00-19:30 2 blue+, 1 coral+, 1 purple+

19:30-20:00 1 blue+ 1 actinic

Dosing & Supplements:

BRS Soda Ash Solution

BRS Calcium Chloride Solution

BRS Magnesium Chloride/Sulfate Solution

Distilled Vinegar: 30mL per day

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reef food by Roger Klein, on Flickr

Target Parameters:

Alk: 8.0-8.5 DKH [salifert]

Ca: 400-420ppm [salifert]

Mg: 1300 [salifert]

K+: 400-410ppm [Red Sea]

pH: 8.0-8.4 [Apex Lab Grade Probe]

Coral:

Soft Coral:

Ricordea Yuma

Various Zoanthids

Ironman Mushroom

Large Polyp Stony:

Purple Tip Hammer

Bubble Coral

Frogspawn Coral

Small Polyp Stony:

Montipora Spongodes

Monitpora Digitata

Seiatopora Hystrix

Various Acropora

Acropora Saramentosa

Kat's Whateverata :P

Fish & Non-Coral Invertebrates:

2 Ocellaris Clowns (Mo & Jo)

Flame Angel (Gabriel)

Yellow Tang (Clyde)

Matted Filefish (Matt)

5-8 Rose Bubble Tip Anemones

1 Pincushion Urchin

2 Tiger Serpent Starfish

2 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Current NEO 65 Full Tank Shot:

December 24, 2016

31005930714_9698b276a5_c.jpg_RMK9658.jpg by Roger Klein, on Flickr

September 10, 2016

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August 25, 2016

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March 15, 2016

25198208433_8c576378c6_c.jpg25194617263_2ea778c4f6_o by Roger Klein, on Flickr

December 25, 2015:

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September 28, 2015:

21581362208_a464bd3eec_b.jpgUntitled by Roger Klein, on Flickr

August 25, 2015

20203315604_4f4fc4414f_c.jpgFTS 82315 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

July (31st) 2015

20182907105_4559e042bf_h.jpgFTS 7/31/15 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

June 2015

18185662233_52c91d4e77_b.jpgjune 14th fts-1 by Roger Klein, on Flickr

May 2015

17177932937_19da8d4244_b.jpgFSH_1233.jpg by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

April 2015

16904548807_136445c7f2_b.jpgapril 11-9 by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

February 2015

16674749841_252534361a_b.jpg2282015 by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

January 2015

16022402960_cd2d6564a3_b.jpgFTS 1/3/15 by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

December 31,2014

15961199578_b29c618237_b.jpg_RMK1687.jpg by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

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One Year Running! (September 20, 2014)

14396233129_ef7c16963d_b.jpgRMK_0461.jpg by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

14136681588_fe3f0097c5_b.jpgfts 6-1-14 by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

 

March 2014

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fts-3-21 by xMrKleinReef, on Flickr

Inspirations and A Special Thanks to:

ZephNYC | Nanotopia | Urbaneks | Metrokat |

Scorched_Ice | Arkayology | Rehype | SouthFlorida_Tron | Arce

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Looks good!

I would add a back gound and some more liverock before you move the fish and coral to the new tank.

What kind of light are you running?

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Looks good!

I would add a back ground and some more live rock before you move the fish and coral to the new tank.

What kind of light are you running?

 

the back is in the mail (: and i'm about 4 weeks away from moving anything into this tank. I literally just started. The local fish store was closed today so i couldn't get live rock. i'll be cycling with live rock tomorrow. and i'm going to get some cheato for the refugium.

 

as for lights i have custom made LEDs from a private vendor that works for a private LFS. High out put 18 bulb LEDs 1 10K white, 1 460nm blue not sure on the wattage i'll get back to you.

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ADDED this week to the 29: macro algae, 20lbs of live rock, 2 fire fish, 1 hitchhiker mithrax, and 1 hitch hiker plate coral

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Here's what my tank looks like only 3 weeks later!

 

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cool huh?

 

My newest additions:

 

corals:

Yellow Star Polyps

Zoanthids

White Acropora

Inverts:

19 year old blue maxima clam

 

 

Corals I want:

more SPS ( acropora echinatas)

elegance coral

 

Changes:

1. no filter sock

2. 2 new LED strips ( total of 4 18 bulb strips 2 10K white, 2 460nm blue)

 

 

questions:

does anyone have any experience with "reef snow" does it work, and is it worth it?

 

enjoy (: youtube channel:

youtube.com/user/TheKleinReef

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Hey Guys it's week 6 and here's some new stuff!

 

One of my clowns is hosting my torch coral frag:

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The other is hosting my Xenia Rock:

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Here's Sheldon, my blue maxima clam, i've had it for bout 3 weeks now and he's loving it!

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Just recently I got ANOTHER maxima clam, i am amazed by these creatures. This ones less bright with some grey on it:

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Bad News:

I lost 3 out of my 4 firefish. I have a healthy tank that is super stable. I think i have some sort of predatory crab that is hunting them while they are sleeping in the rocks. I'm concerned for my clown-fish now. They're not a fancy breed, but i've become attached to them, and i don't want anything to happen to them. :/ My guess is that i have some sort of hitch hiker predatory crab like a mithrax. I've read that they will nab sleeping fish in the rocks and i think that is what happened.

 

Solution: I tried some techniques to catch it such as leaning a clear glass against the rock and putting some shrimp in the bottom, but i amways end up catching my clan up crew hermits. :/ Advice would be apprepciated.

 

Lastly, I thought you guys would enjoy this picture: (: i know i do.

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I'm not getting a lot of feedback on this tank but whatever.

Here's some new things i got:

Orange ricordea:
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Full Ricordea Rock:
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Red Ricordea:
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Updates on other things:

Xenia has been fragged for the pico:
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smaller Maxima Crocea Clam update: (noob mistake)
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full tank shot with out new ricordeas:
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I LOVE your tank! Nice clams and nice torch coral, those are what I hope to eventually have in my tank once I get it running. I'm still in the process of reading forums to gain as much info as I can before I start, I'll probably do a 29 gallon as well =D!

 

EDIT: BTW what kind of lighting are you running? Do you think an Aquatic Life T5HO 30" would be good lighting for those awesome clams you have? This is the one: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod...mp;pcatid=21460

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I LOVE your tank! Nice clams and nice torch coral, those are what I hope to eventually have in my tank once I get it running. I'm still in the process of reading forums to gain as much info as I can before I start, I'll probably do a 29 gallon as well =D!

 

EDIT: BTW what kind of lighting are you running? Do you think an Aquatic Life T5HO 30" would be good lighting for those awesome clams you have? This is the one: http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod...mp;pcatid=21460

 

i actually have 4 18w led strips on this tank. 2 10k and 2 460nm. they're from epistar.

here they are:

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if you want your clams on the bottom, you may need a tad more light. if that's not an option just more the clams up to where you would put sps. it'll attach to the rocks with fibers that come from its foot. (:

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Awesome tank Roger.

 

I love that green torch color and maxima clam!!

 

thanks! due to the fact my clown is hosting my torch now, its stressed out. i'm going to need to separate them soon before something disastrous happens to my torch. it's never fully extend (like it is in my signature picture). :(

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I like that much more too. Seeing the really long tentacles swaying in the water current is so cool.

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Love the scape! And your clams are purdy :wub: Dont worry my tank threads dont get much attention either. And actually if you read the tank threads that have 100 pages you realise they quit talking about the tank around page 4 lol

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Love the scape! And your clams are purdy :wub: Dont worry my tank threads dont get much attention either. And actually if you read the tank threads that have 100 pages you realise they quit talking about the tank around page 4 lol

 

i've noticed. lol when i click on the link i just skip to page 1, check out the tank, and comment on its beauty and leave. ahah but thanks for the comment, means a lot (:

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I like your tank! I want one of those clams. I'm just starting out so it's fun to watch those a bit ahead of me. Love all the pictures. I'm new here and not an expert on anything so have no advice or suggestions, just wanted to say...very pretty!

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WEEK 11.5 UPDATE!! WITH PICTURES!

 

Full Tank Shot (minus s/r)

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Recovering Torch Coral:

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Daisy Star Polyps/ Jasmine Polyps:

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Bubble/Gonoipora:

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Echinata & Millepora (camouflaged)

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True Pulsing Xenia:

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Jo and his Xenia Colony:

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Best Attempt at catching a shot of twitch:

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Bird's Nest Colony:

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Sheldon the Maxima:

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Recovering Ricordeas (4 hours after idodide dip):

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Cool angle of the Plate Coral and the Clams:

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Thanks for observing! :D

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This happened basically over night:

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it used to look like this:

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Water Parameters:

Specific Gravity: 1.024

Temperature: 79

Calcium: 520ppm

Alkalinity: 9dKh

Magnesium: (test kit in the mail)

pH: (test kit in the mail)

 

Its under 36 10k 1w LEDS and 36 465nm 1w LEDs

Its been doing well up until this past weekend. Then it just turned white. I have no idea what happened.

Help me :|

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