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Lalani

I've lost count of how many tanks I've been through, but here's the latest one!
Upgrade from my packed 10gal.

 

Updated FTS September 2014:

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The night after I did the transfer the temperature must have dropped quite a bit, seeing as how the heater was only 50w and was calibrated for half the gallonage. I was so tired I didn't think about that before going to bed. In the morning I found the temp at 76F and a couple of the SPS pieces dead and a couple of others very stressed. :(
Edit: People keep asking if 76 is too cold for SPS...

Ermergerd, I keep getting asked that... no, 76 is not too cold for SPS if thats what you keep your tank at. My tank temp dropped lower than that overnight, from 79 the previous day, and SPS can't handle large swings like that. The temp just happened to be back up to 76 when I checked it the morning after the transfer after the central heating had kicked on a few hours before..


But, I'm not giving up on SPS yet. The monti caps are doing alright and the setosa and garf bonsai are hanging in there. I'll just have to buy some more frags from Maria!

This is a work-in-progress! I need to get all the frags off the sandbed and onto the rocks. I'll probably also add a AC20 with a surface skimmer. As of right now, the middle column is nicknamed Mount Doom (or Death Mountain) but hopefully in the future it will become Redemption Island.

Equipment:
20L
Current Sundial 4x24w T5HO

1x AquaSun 10000K
2x UVL 454 Blue
1x KZ Fiji Purple
AC110 HOB
Koralia 1
Fluval 150w heater
Oceanic salt mix

Livestock:
2x Onyx Percs
Royal Gramma
1 turbo snail

Coral list:

 

Softies:

Yellow-tip cloves
Red Purple Eaters
Purple star polyps
Green star polyps
Green zoas
Cinnamon palys
Spiderman mushrooms
Orange yumas
Hot pink yumas
Greenbay Packer zoas
Green/blue/tan palys
Blue/purple yuma
Ricordea: Orange, green, blue, purple
Cornbred Rockstar zoas
Whammin Watermelon zoas
Daytripper palys
Death by purple palys
Neon green toadstool
Mind Blowing palys
Pulsing xenia
Hulk green cloves
Pastel yuma
King Midas zoas

LPS:

Hammer
Watermelon chalice

SPS:

Grape monti
Green (rainbow) birdsnest
Porites: green, red/brown
Setosa
Garf bonsai
Red monti
Bird of Paradise birdsnest

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BattleAthletics

Wonderful, start graduating back till you get back to the 40b.

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MyLiquidBlue29BC

:wub: Love those yumas! Great picture of the Royal Gramma too!

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Lalani

Wonderful, start graduating back till you get back to the 40b.

Oh, I might go farther than that.. a friend wants to give me his 75gal starphire tank. :3

 

:wub: Love those yumas! Great picture of the Royal Gramma too!

Thank ya! I do love my mushroom garden!

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Aqualara

:wub: That baby mushroom.... Tank looks great!

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got2envy

Looks great Kim! :)

 

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gena

Lovely! Redemption Island FTW :).

 

I really like that all actinic shot :wub:.

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Angel<3Nanos

Awesome :)

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markalot

Here we go, looking forward to the progress!

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evanski

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What a picture!

 

RAWR!!!!

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Graver

looks great! 20L are so awesome.

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glennr1978

Amazing pics...as usual :)!

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Lalani

Thanks everybody, I <3 you :wub:

 

What a picture!

 

RAWR!!!!

Thanks, it was a very lucky shot! I had taken about 10 out of focus shots of him then he paused to do that just long enough. :)

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Steelen

Amazing looking tank! Cannot wait to see this grow out like your 10gal, Lalani :-)

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bencollinz

sexy!

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tibbsy07

Wow!!! What a fantastic tank. Great photos, as always, Lani!

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iadubber

Why do I have to suck at aquascaping!?

 

This one is very beautiful!

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TheKleinReef

awesome! :D

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Lalani

Amazing looking tank! Cannot wait to see this grow out like your 10gal, Lalani :-)

Me neither! But I might end up moving and upgrading before it grows out too much, we shall see!

 

sexy!

Why thank you :naughtydance:

 

 

Oh, you mean the tank.. thanks.

 

Wow!!! What a fantastic tank. Great photos, as always, Lani!

:D

 

Why do I have to suck at aquascaping!?

 

This one is very beautiful!

Bahaha, thank you :P

 

awesome! :D

:happy:

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Rehype

Love it and yet im jealous...

 

Beautiful as always kim.

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Lalani

Love it and yet im jealous...

 

Beautiful as always kim.

Wat, your tank is way awesome!

Thanks, Eugene :flower:

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Pinner Reef

Still can't believe all that stuff was in the 10! [pushes buttons]

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Lalani

Still can't believe all that stuff was in the 10! [pushes buttons]

Haha, yeah, the 10gal was friggin' packed tight! Got a little breathing room now. Might be buying a purdy plate from a local reefer soon! Last weekend we had a local reef club meet at an LFS and the owner saw the pics I took while I was there. He's asked me to go back and take more pics in exchange for livestock. :D

 

What to get, what to get...

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