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Old 05-30-2008, 11:02 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I run a HOB skimmer, a AquaC Remora with a maxi-jet 1200 pump. I have two more Maxi-jet 1200's and a 900 in the display on a wave timer.

Ok time for a bunch of photos!

Now that my tank is growing again I will start off with some growth pics!
Blue polyp purple base Monti cap, growing quickly!
4/14

05/31


This is for the orange envys and the pink panthers, not next to each other anymore.
4/14

5/31
OE's

PP's on left


I dont know what these are but they like to grow!
4/14

5/31


Nuke Greens
4/14

5/31


Green monti cap
4/14

5/31


Ok enough growth pics, more cool stuff!

Here is a nice what is it for you all!...It has clear polyps with white tips, a tan base, and the new growth is orange....SUPER COOL! I think it is some kind of encrusting porities of montipora, what do you think?


One of my favorties, eye of rahs!


Lettin it ride sideways


Finished up the trim around the bottom, starting to look sleek.

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Old 06-10-2008, 09:49 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Thanks Larry, that place is in O-town, and has all the same stuff Drs. Foster and Smith have but the shipping will be super quick and cheap. I order over $100 a month of stuff for my tank so this will be awesome and save me some bucks in shipping!
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:43 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Added a second 150w metal halide. I now have 300W of metal halide lighting, and 130w of actinic power compact.


Here is a pic of the after, with the second halide installed:


Here is what the hood looks like now....


And with the camera out you know I couldnt resist! I sure do love that Sony camcorder!

Nuke Greens and Purple Deaths...Cant wait to see these colonys grown out together, give me 6 months!


Montipora Spongodes growing well and gaining color.


Close up of the purple cap....Check out the white ring on the polyps!


Close up of the Idaho Grapes new growth!


Dark green with purple rim cap.


One of my favorite Digitatas..German Orange.


Pink Birdsnest


Pocillopora


Close up of the Rainbow Monti


Rose Mille starting to get really pink!
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:28 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Those pictures are awesome! Were would a person start if he wanted to learn more about keeping something like this? Does the reef tank preclude putting many fish in the tank? I've noticed only a few fish in your pictures.

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Old 06-21-2008, 02:55 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I have 5 fish right now. A pair of Black Occelaris Clowfish, a Sailfin Tang, a Neon Goby, and a Mandarin Goby.

I am going to remove the tang soon, putting it in a bigger tank, and add a trio of Bartletts Anthias.

You cant have too high of a bio load and still keep a reef. If you Nitrate levels exceed 10 ppm, many corals will parish. Fish alone can live in water with NO3 levels as high as 50 ppm.

There are a lot of great reef keeping forums out there, thats the best way to learn about reef keeping.
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Old 07-15-2008, 07:34 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Old 07-16-2008, 08:03 AM   #27 (permalink)
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Here are a couple top down shots at NIGHT, showing polyp extension on the nocturnal feeding Acropora species corals I keep. Night time extension is a great indicator of system health!

Rose Acropora Millepora


Blue Acropora Millepora


White Acropora Lokani
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Old 08-04-2008, 10:34 AM   #28 (permalink)
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OK picture time!!!!! I spent an hour with the camera last night so you guys are in trouble!

Where to start, how about everyones favorites.....Growth shots!

Rainbow Montipora
6/30

8/04




Rose Mille
6/30

8/04



Acropora Austera, finally putting on growth!
6/30

8/04


One of my favorites, German Orange Digitata!
6/11

8/04



Pink Birdsnest
6/11

8/04


Green Birdsnest
6/30

8/04


Tank Elkhorn Monti
6/30

8/04


Ok enough of that!

More random pictures!

Green Pocillopora


Purple Monti Cap with Purple Polyps


Hulk Monti, I have seen another so called "hulk" on another site lately, true hulks are green on green!


Red Cap


Blue Digtata



Montipora Spongodes


Idaho Grape Cap


Montipora Confusa


Bali Slimer


Aussie Delicate


Deepwater Purple Green


Blue Mille kickin azz!




Pink Stylphora


Mystery ORA acro, anyone know?


Green Digitata


Green Cap


Blue Polyp Cap


I am not sure..


Fire and Ice


Reverse Gorilla Nipples


Asternia Pinks, quite the rare zoa!


I dont know


Alright, I always take coral pictures, so how about some fish pictures!

Neon Goby looking like a tadpole


My 3" long female black occe!


Somebody doesnt like the camera!


And my little buddy! Clearly malnourished and dying! :P



And finally, thank you to my AquaC Remora Skimmer, I couldnt do it without you!
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Old 08-04-2008, 02:16 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Thanks Larry! When I am not fishing, eating or sleeping, I am reefing!

It really isnt that hard, basic chemistry knowledge and some help for an expereinced reefer and its ezpz. Plus you got all the good shops in o-town......go to the place off Orange Blossom Trail "World Wide Corals". Best reef shop I have ever been too! It will get you hooked!
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Old 08-12-2008, 06:52 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Just got my new centerpiece fish, a pair of Madder Seaperch's Pseudoanthia Dispar.

These fish are direct from Bora Bora!


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