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Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

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4 hours ago, 1.0reef said:

That setup is ####ing wet! Glad to see you're making another shallow reef too! 

Finally indeed! Shallow all the way. :lol:

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kimberbee

I really like how those rock are set up with them jutting out like that. Are there corals you can (or plan to) put on the underside or in the shadows?

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debbeach13

That aqua scape really rocks!

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DaveFason

Very cool stuff Shaun. Only thinking out loud but do you think the rock work is to tall for the shallow tank? Focusing on SPS will be hard with the short space between the top of rock and water line. 

 

Again great stuff as normal. 

 

-Dave

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Berlibee

He's probably aiming for tabling acros. ;)

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JR!
17 minutes ago, Berlibee said:

He's probably aiming for tabling acros. ;)

As he should

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4x5
1 hour ago, kimberbee said:

I really like how those rock are set up with them jutting out like that. Are there corals you can (or plan to) put on the underside or in the shadows?

Thanks, I didn't plan on having any under there specifically but I'd dig to look into that - thanks for the input.

1 hour ago, debbeach13 said:

That aqua scape really rocks!

Thanks! :)

1 hour ago, DaveFason said:

Very cool stuff Shaun. Only thinking out loud but do you think the rock work is to tall for the shallow tank? Focusing on SPS will be hard with the short space between the top of rock and water line. 

 

Again great stuff as normal. 

 

-Dave

Hey Dave, thanks. My plan was to have tabling acros on the tops of the overhangs and growing out creating even more of a top. I'll add Stags and other branching corals lower in the water line, a large part of the tank is open (I'll do some better pictures sometime) so I'll likely add small rocks to grow colonies from the sand in a few places.

20 minutes ago, Berlibee said:

He's probably aiming for tabling acros. ;)

True story.

3 minutes ago, JR! said:

As he should

Indeed.

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teenyreef

Yay, at long last! How ironic that your is the first thread I've checked in to in about a month, and you just got the tank wet :D

 

I love the bommie look, and I'm really looking forward to how you work the tabling sps in with the rocks. Good luck!

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schgr.cube

I love the scape, everything about this looks great. Can't wait to see this evolve.

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4x5
5 hours ago, teenyreef said:

Yay, at long last! How ironic that your is the first thread I've checked in to in about a month, and you just got the tank wet :D

 

I love the bommie look, and I'm really looking forward to how you work the tabling sps in with the rocks. Good luck!

Thanks! It's been forever and a day hasn't it. :lol: 

4 hours ago, schgr.cube said:

I love the scape, everything about this looks great. Can't wait to see this evolve.

Thanks. Looking forward to stocking it eventually. :)

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4x5

zoas_002.jpg

 

zoas_001.jpg

 

Zoanthids;

I've had these Zoanthids since the beginning of V1 and I still enjoy them as much as I did when I bought them.

 

starry_blenny_001.jpg

 

Starry Blenny;

This fish is one ugly bastard but I love it. :lol:

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Berlibee

hehehe super cool ! omgomgomg

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moosubi
3 hours ago, 4x5 said:

Starry Blenny;

This fish is one ugly bastard but I love it. :lol:

I politely disagree, that's a beauty ;)  Looking great!!

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Sareefer101

Beautiful zoas. Which lfs did you get those from?

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4x5
6 hours ago, Berlibee said:

hehehe super cool ! omgomgomg

omgomgomg

3 hours ago, moosubi said:

I politely disagree, that's a beauty ;)  Looking great!!

Haha, it's cute. :D Thanks!

2 hours ago, Sareefer101 said:

Beautiful zoas. Which lfs did you get those from?

I picked them up from SAReefkeeping, but that was 3 and a half years ago. :) 

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teenyreef

I'm so excited to see pictures again! Keep 'em coming :D

 

The zoas are really pretty, but I love the starry blenny. I have one in the 30g tank, I named him The Lorax because of his grumpy whisker face :lol:

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4x5
7 hours ago, teenyreef said:

I'm so excited to see pictures again! Keep 'em coming :D

 

The zoas are really pretty, but I love the starry blenny. I have one in the 30g tank, I named him The Lorax because of his grumpy whisker face :lol:

I'm excited to have a tank and be posting again! omgomgomg Lorax is a great name, hahaha. 

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4x5

rainbow_acan_001.jpg

 

New Acans;
Picked up some new friends today, they're still settling in but wanted to snap a picture. 

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schgr.cube
1 hour ago, 4x5 said:

rainbow_acan_001.jpg

 

New Acans;
Picked up some new friends today, they're still settling in but wanted to snap a picture. 

Wow! :wub:

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Rehype

Looks awesome shaun love the new dimensions and scape!

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4x5
22 hours ago, schgr.cube said:

Wow! :wub:

Thanks, I really dig them as well. :naughtydance:

20 hours ago, Rehype said:

Looks awesome shaun love the new dimensions and scape!

Thanks Eugene, hope you are doing well. How's your tank doing?

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7 hours ago, 4x5 said:

Thanks, I really dig them as well. :naughtydance:

Thanks Eugene, hope you are doing well. How's your tank doing?

 

Im doing good bud thanks for asking. Tank is moving along slowly but stable. Plan to add some frags later this week. 

 

I forgot to ask you Shaun what bulb combo did you go with?

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4x5
9 hours ago, Rehype said:

 

Im doing good bud thanks for asking. Tank is moving along slowly but stable. Plan to add some frags later this week. 

 

I forgot to ask you Shaun what bulb combo did you go with?

Excellent, glad to hear. Looking forward to more frags. :naughtydance:

 

I currently run it like this:

 

B+

Actinic

B+

P+

B+

B+

Actinic

B+

 

I'll likely switch out one (or maybe 2) B+ for a C+ in the coming weeks but I forgot to add some when I ordered the light. 

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madtrax

Looking good ! I started my own thread btw, check it out here

 

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fishfreak0114

How did I just find this?!  The aquascape is fabulous!  Now I need to go back and read the first "Made in Africa".

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