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  1. Urbanek's 250

    Funny you stated vacation. That was the reason I took down the tanka few years ago. Sps is almost impossible to keep if I'm constantly traveling. I've been at my job for over 30 years and have 6 weeks vacation so I've been traveling with the Mrs. like a mad man. Been to virtually every eastern countries in Europe, Japan, S. America , Canada and around the US. When I had the tank I would always wonder if I'd come home to a flood or a sea food mix so taking it down was the only option, but I do miss my tank. However when I look at tanks like yours I get the urge. Keep up the great work, now your tank is my inspiration! ?
  2. Urbanek's 250

    Sorry for such a late reply. Been off the boards for awhile now. Yes same reefsahoy as RC. Btw, your setup is pretty awesome. I really like the finish from start to finish. Love the stand! Missing my sps tank and seriously considering doing a small tank but have to wrap my hands around the responsibility before committing to it. Still not sold on leds other than for enhancement lighting as I'm old school.
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  4. Urbanek's 250

    Very nice! Awesome pic quality! The stand is really nice. It really gives a finished look.
  5. Where does your aquarium's saltwater come from?

    Natural sea water
  6. Surface skimming...best options?

    Michelos, from my experiences its important that the filter can either compensate for evaporation, or you have a decent ato to compensate for evaporation. The reason being that the surface skim will only work at a specific water height if its fixed or if you dont have a way to compensate for evap. Thats why i like the two option i mentioned above. Otherwise you will constantly have to adjust the waterheight. Just my .02 cents. Good luck with your decision whichever way you go.
  7. Surface skimming...best options?

    Here's another surface skimmer with a built in uv light. I didn't have this one but I'm pretty confident it would work awesome! http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/181816688014?ul_noapp=true&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F711-117182-37290-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1588%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D53601919689_324272%2526itemid%253D181816688014%2526targetid%253D147248044089%2526rpc%253D0.14%2526rpc_upld_id%253D58573%2526rlsatarget%253Dkwd-147248044089%2526device%253Dt%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fulk%25252Fitm%25252Flike%25252F181816688014%25253Flpid%25253D82%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526loc%253D9052632%2526poi%253D9011921%2526campaignid%253D239125209%2526adgroupid%253D14978428809%2526gclid%253DCO7w99-8nckCFRApaQodUNwENA%2526srcrot%253D711-117182-37290-0%2526rvr_id%253D933440329590&chn=ps&lpid=82
  8. Surface skimming...best options?

    This works unbelievably well! The cup floats and adjust to water height so evaporation will not affect the surface skimming. There is an adjustment that the filter pulls from the bottom of the tank and from the surface skim float as well. It's easy to adjust. These are pretty unknown, but I had one on a small nano and it skimmed the surface within a half hour or so. I would get another one in a heart beat! http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/111816113694?ul_noapp=true&ul_ref=http%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F711-117182-37290-0%252F2%253Fmtid%253D1588%2526kwid%253D1%2526crlp%253D69982082769_324272%2526itemid%253D111816113694%2526targetid%253D124340419209%2526rpc%253D0.14%2526rpc_upld_id%253D58570%2526rlsatarget%253Dkwd-124340419209%2526device%253Dt%2526mpre%253Dhttp%25253A%25252F%25252Fwww.ebay.com%25252Fulk%25252Fitm%25252Flike%25252F111816113694%25253Flpid%25253D82%252526chn%25253Dps%2526adtype%253Dpla%2526loc%253D9052632%2526poi%253D9011921%2526campaignid%253D313895649%2526adgroupid%253D20919789969%2526gclid%253DCJb54tO7nckCFYGDaQodz-kKoA%2526srcrot%253D711-117182-37290-0%2526rvr_id%253D933441221340&chn=ps&lpid=82
  9. Nice! Can you show the mod that you did to the lights? Thx
  10. what am I hearing about carbon?

    Personally I believe you can use all that, just turn off pump for 20 mins and feed heavy to compensate.
  11. what am I hearing about carbon?

    Feed your lps some liquid food about 3 times a week. They will grow fast and thick! I dont think it a carbon thing cause i use it heavy too.
  12. Biocube 29 stand

    What are you guys using for a biocube 29 stand? Got pics?
  13. Tunze 9001 in biocube 29

    Anyone using the tunze 9001 in the 2nd chamber of the biocube? Wondering if the evaporation causes problems with tuning the skimmer. Im considering buying the tunze and intanks media basket but concerned i wont be able to tune skimmer due to evaporation.
  14. Finally hitting the reset button on my SPS Nano.

    it's been about 5 weeks now that i've been recording updates and i'm glad to report that the corals are coloring up more since the last post. i've also added an orange digi and a pink pocillipora as new corals and a vertical rock in the back to fill in some space and give depth of field to the tank. this will also give me some more space to add corals to the tank not tomention i really like the rock layout. i will add a few more corals over the month to fill in the tank so all corals will mature at relatively the same time giving a natural mature look to the tank.
  15. Finally hitting the reset button on my SPS Nano.

    I'm not quite sure how to add photos to the thread other than to add a pic to my gallery and then from there add to thread. Anyhow, heres my 4th week update on the tank, one week after changing back to LEDS. If you see any improvement in colors in corals at least lie to me and make me feel good! . Im not sure if I'm wishing for progress but I think I see improvements!