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37G Shallow illuminated Reef tank

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FTS Shallow illuminated I (June 2011)

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FTS Shallow illuminated II (June 2012)

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I started set up this tank on june 2011 in Bangkok Thailand, about 7months at the moment. Tank detail are provide below

 

Concept rockscape : Lagoon and watch from top view

 

Main tank: 24x24x15

 

Sump: 20x15x15

 

total water capacity : 200 L

 

Skimmer: Bubble magus NAC7

 

Chiller: Hailea 300A

 

Salt: Reef crystal france

 

Temp: 25 C.

 

Light: Eco lamp 12"

 

water change : 10% Once a week

 

Addition : C-Balance every 2 days

 

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Before I started set up this tank,I used to have 10G tank before then I transfered all the corals to this new tank,also with the old T5HO 6x24watts.But it seem that old lamp can't provided enough light to my new tank so i had to changed a new one, Eco lamp was the first lamp that crossed my mind at that time due to the color of corals when it got hit by the blue LED light.

 

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Before that I added blue LED bar while waiting for Eco lamp.

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Pic with T5HO+LED bar

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very nice! specially that RBTA!

 

do you have nice LFS over there?

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Very nice! Really good pics.

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With the new eco lamp !

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Every thing seem fine and under control :lol: Then I added bio pellet wished it could lead my tank water quality to the next level.

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After 1month,used over dosing bio pellet almost crash my tank~!!! Half of my solf coral goneT_T

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That's absolutely AMAZING. TOTM? Hells yes.

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I almost quit this hobby sue to the damaged of bio pellet that destroy my tank. But I fought back and tried to recovery my tank back as good as I can. After 3months recovery. This is my previous tank!!! Enjoy :lol:

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Tank looks great. Glad to hear you didn give up after your bio pellet incident. Seems like we all have bumps in the road. But it looks like it's grow back nicely. Keep up the good work.

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Beautiful Selection of corals! i am glad you have not giving up on your tank. Those are some pretty nice colors! Keep it up.

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Tank looks fantastic! I kind of like these shallow set ups. Well done!

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lesson learned i guess, tank looks fantastic now

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Great looking tank!

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Wow, this tank is epic. Words can't describe how beautiful your tank is and after looking at your pics, your set up is now my new #1 favourite by far. Where did you buy the light fixture and what brand is it?

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Beautiful tank and amazing scape! What are the specs on that light btw? It sure looks like it gives the tank some great colors.

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Amazing aquascape and great selection of corals!

Best tank I have seen on nano-reef :bowdown: :bowdown: :bowdown:

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The LED lamp brand is Eco lamp size 12 inches,equivalent to MH 400 watts, work will with shallow tank as you all know that LED light can't go deep as same as MH or T5HO. The side of the tank didn't get much intensive light so proper for place corals that don't require light too much.As shallow tank like this,only 13 inches,don't have much difference light intensity between top and bottom. So using 12" lamp with 24" tank and let the side of the tank get lower light is a good option if you want to have various type of coral that require difference light intensity (I placed all NPS coral at the side of the tank). Lifted the lamp 1 feet over the water surface.

 

Now I do have some problem with the color of LPS coral under LED light, The bright color of orange Acan seem to fade away. As I read from many source,Eco lamp LED light lacks some light specturm(due to no deep blue or deep red light bulb) that coral need (Chlorophyll A) . But it can be found in MH and T5HO so I would add T5HO as addition light for my tank then wait and see that the color of LPS will recover or not. Still working on the T5HO light bulb.

 

I'll update the present pic of the tank lately. Thanks you all for supported. :D

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Gorgeous tank!!! Wow!

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Wow! Very nice!

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All I can say is wow! You just can't beat the look of completely filled in live rock with a clean sandbed.

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Love the scape and coral selection. Looks like the tank is making an amazing recovery.

 

Beautiful!!

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My fav. tank so far.

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little more update photo

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My favorite pic

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love your dendro colonies

 

Normall they extend all the time but I didn't frequency feed it,that's why they always extend only when the main light is shut. I have try to dip it in the cyclop for about 10min per time but they still not extend in the full light as usualT_T

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