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This thing is a MONSTER... DIY at its best

 

you wouldn't happen to be the Rick who's always giving out free Xenia down here in SD would you? :)

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rickjg

Xenia - Give it away or flush it, that's the choice.

I'm ALIFER on sdreefs.com

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gmy

Rick............... how long is the 27 watt bulb?

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rickjg

The Aqua Lux 27W 50/50 four pin bulbs are

9-5/8” from tip of bulb to bottom of the base,

10” from tip of bulb to end of the pins.

Hope that helps

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alexwbush

I can't get over how clean your hood looks. Amazing! Keep up the good work!

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MadTownMax

that's a great LED mod - keep us up to date on how well it grows macro - the extra flow through chamer two should really help in that respect too :D

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rickjg

chaetomacroinfuge6-6-05.jpg

chaeto & macro in fuge, 6-6-05

I setup the tank over the weekend of 6/4/05

Let’s use this pic as a starting point for growth.

The fuge has both Chaeto & a red leaf lettuce looking macro.

I want to see which will grow best,

or if they grow at all with the LED.

Rick

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rickjg

DSCN5261.jpg

It is amazing how much stuff we add that requires power

 

(1) stock nc6 ballast for the (1) 18 watt light

 

(2) Fulham Work Horse 2 ballast for the (2) 27 watt lights

 

(3) low voltage transformers to run;

*(2) cooling fans for daylight cycle,

*(1) 48 LED fuge light & cooling fan for night time cycle

*(2) LED moon lights

 

(1) 50 watt heater

 

(2) pumps

 

(1) Coralife Power Center timer for day/night cycle

 

(1) timer for second pump to control wave maker action

 

Did I forget anything??????????:o

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ricky1414

Nice workmanship Rick. Can't wait for the water.

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Casabubu

Lets see full tank shot!

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rickjg
Originally posted by Casabubu

Lets see full tank shot!

 

 

173.jpgPatience patawaun, find what you seek, you will

Edited by Rick J G

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6-5-05 Finaly Setup

DSCN5262.jpg

 

 

6-9-05

 

left side

closeleft.jpg

 

right side

DSCN5431.jpg

 

front

frontclosed.jpg

 

front open

frontopen6-10-05.jpg

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Travis

WOW, very nice.

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Agent003

Too bad the competition isn't just 5 days long...you would be a winner :)

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Originally posted by Agent003

Too bad the competition isn't just 5 days long...you would be a winner :)

 

What??? X) I didn’t win? :angry:

I thought it was a race to see who could mod their tank and have it stocked first.

Darn, I knew I should have read the rules.

 

Good luck on your 2nd tank Agent003, sorry to hear about the 1st one. SDreefers rock!

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FishFreak

Great tank! can't wait to see it once the contest is over

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Agent003
Originally posted by Rick J G

 

Good luck on your 2nd tank Agent003, sorry to hear about the 1st one. SDreefers rock!

 

Thanks for the heads up on the contest, I wouldn't have known about it if you didn't post it on sdreefs. Good luck to you too!

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bobioden

Very impressive. Looks great Rick

 

B)

 

 

Bob

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rickjg

Gotta keep the pics coming

 

Right side

rightside6-17-05.jpg

 

Left side

leftside6-17-05.jpg

 

Old school reef

front1.jpg

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thebrian

Looks really nice. I still prefer the looks of a well stocked colorful softy and LPS tank to that of SPS...

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Originally posted by thebrian

Looks really nice.  I still prefer the looks of a well stocked colorful softy and LPS tank to that of SPS...

I like corals that can move with the water movement

& my favorites are the different Euphyllia species.

I also like that you can mix them together,

at least most hammer & frogspawn species.

I’ve tried a couple of Euphyllia torch species

and have not had much luck mixing them with

hammer & frogspawn species. Oddly enough I’ve

never had problems mixing Euphyllia species with Xenia.

They seem to have no affect on each other.

All the Euphyllia frags in my nc6 are branching species,

so as they grow too large I can just snip off heads & trade them.

Most people are amazed by the Xenia, so I try to keep some in the tank,

but they are hard to keep under control and will over grow other corals.

Xenia can be used as nutrient export just like Chaeto..

I also use Xenia to monitor water quality, since I never test the water.

If they stop pumping, it’s time for a water change.

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crazywolf

Looks great Rick. I agree on the hammers and frogspawn. I defintely like the movement. Keep up the good work!

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rickjg

6-24-05

nc66-24-051.jpg

 

nc66-24-052.jpg

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BillyPrefect

Hi, great looking tank, and the perfect mod in my opinion. I was just wondering what the "Rules of the Aquarium" are, on the side of the stand?

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alexwbush

the first rule of the aquarium is no one talks about the aquarium:P

 

I love the tank, keep us updated!

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