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I got my new top off container installed, I have it feeding into the existing top off reservoir right now, however I eventually plan to turn the stock one into a refugium. The vase can hold about 5 -6 gallons. When I get back in town I plan on finding a way to hide the tubing coming out of it.

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Arce

Never seen anyone use a vase like that for a ATO container. Pretty cool idea.

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DaveFason

Great idea!

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William

Some Updates:

 

I came home from my trip to find my tank in generally good condition, some of the macros that were growing have taken off quite a bit, so I had to trim them back and added an emerald crab. The Waspfish is out more and is now eating frozen, which Is a relief. The Rock is really starting to show a huge amount of diversity. There are more tunicates than i can count as well as things I have never seen before.

 

Here are some pics of the Waspfish

 

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William

So even with the new impeller coral view sent our, I'm not completely satisfied with the skimmer production from my Icecap K2-50. It still produces decent skimmat but it just seems like the bubble density it was putting out when I first got it has steadily decreased. I know many retailers are having sales on the Aquamax skimmers, and I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with them? Specifically I am looking at CO-1. Any thoughts?

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pelphrey

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I got my new top off container installed, I have it feeding into the existing top off reservoir right now, however I eventually plan to turn the stock one into a refugium. The vase can hold about 5 -6 gallons. When I get back in town I plan on finding a way to hide the tubing coming out of it.

 

This looks awesome! Such a great idea!

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NYfishies

Love the vase idea!

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William

Here are some pics with my new IPhone 7, I must say this camera is way better at taking pictures under LED light. The images have had no manipulation.

 

Pictures were taken a few hours after my lights turn off, so most things are retracted

 

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The last picture is of this random thing growing on one of my rocks, any idea what it is?

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ninjamyst

i love my aquamaxx co-1. it's quiet and pulls out nasty stuff. although i notice in the last week, it has been skimming wetter than normal.

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William

i love my aquamaxx co-1. it's quiet and pulls out nasty stuff. although i notice in the last week, it has been skimming wetter than normal.

What size tank? Bioload? Depth ? I know it says optimum water level is 9.5", and my simp skimmer depth is 8"

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ninjamyst

What size tank? Bioload? Depth ? I know it says optimum water level is 9.5", and my simp skimmer depth is 8"

Red Sea Reefer 350. Lots of fish. I run mine around 9". I have to raise it.

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William

Maybe I should get the WS-1 then.... the CO-1 would prob be overkill for a reefer nano....

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Water Dog

WS-1 is the in sump version of the HOB-1... killer skimmer!

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William

WS-1 is the in sump version of the HOB-1... killer skimmer!

Maybe I'll just get one of those ($115... so cheap), and if I have to I can augment with the Icecap K2-50. Having both skimmers in the sump would tK up less space than the CO-1...

 

Also I have to give thanks to Russ at Gulf Coast Ecosystems (www.live-plants.com) for volunteering to reship my entire order from August (all of it died) and cover the cost of shipping. Amazing customer service! So I should have three new gorgs on Wednesday

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William

New FTS

 

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And some others (taken with iPhone 7)

 

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All photos except the FTS are unedited. Anyone have any idea what the orange thing in the second to last picture is?

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Mariaface

Tunicates!




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The last picture is of this random thing growing on one of my rocks, any idea what it is?

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metrokat

Like Maria said, these are colonial tunicates. Very cool.

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Curlicue Anemone

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This guy in the center is a mystery, would love to see a daylight picture.

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metrokat

The dimpled skin makes me think of montipora. I would have said if it glows under UV or actinic it probably is an SPS, but usually reds and pinks in SPs do not fluoresce.

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William

It floresces, so should be interesting. It has a very bumpy appearance

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metrokat

This is exciting! Cool HH FTW.

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William

This is exciting! Cool HH FTW.

I may try to take a closer pic of it, my new phone is supposed to be water proof....

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William

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Just noticed I have a new blue sponge growing as well

 

I need to find a macro lens for my phone

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Tankz

Awesome build thread. I love the pictures of the waspfish! My next tank will be a red sea reefer hopefully. Keep the pictures coming!

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