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Postby Alf D » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 8:09 am

Beautiful tank.
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Postby KirTracid » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 10:26 am

Looking great, as always Ant. Love this tank. Definitelly going to come around and have a squiz one day in the near future. Stunning, and that new clam is to die for!
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Postby sydneydrewid » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 11:35 am

wow, they are some great pics you've taken there.. what camera are you using??

tank looks awesome btw :thumbsup:
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Postby busterant » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 2:27 pm

Really appreciate the comments all.

I am using a Canon 450D but the latest round of pics arent great because i had the AV set wrong and none of the pictures are really in focus.

Looking to purchase a Macro Lense soon which should be some fun!

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Postby KirTracid » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 5:18 pm

:withyou: if I didn't have a reef tank I'd definitely have a macro lens. haha
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Postby kurt » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 6:04 pm

Awesome tank you filled her up so quickly.

Are you still only running the minis 14k bulbs? or have you added T5's to the light supplement?
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Postby busterant » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 7:19 pm

thanks!!

I am running 12k reeflux bulbs. i was looking into putting a t5 set up with fiji purples but became a little worried about power consumption.

Looking at a new house and with it would come a large tank and new lighting so saving the pennies and buying all of the equip for it now besides lighting.
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Postby sarathai » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 7:43 pm

stunning tank mate :clap:
By the look of it you might have to get a bigger tank :devil:

:cheers:

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Postby starfunker » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 10:20 pm

Excellent looking tank mate!
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Postby bj0075 » Fri 26 Jun, 2009 10:50 pm

Geesus if my mega reef turns out half as nice as what this looks Ill be one happy reefer

Well done awesome

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Postby busterant » Tue 30 Jun, 2009 11:26 pm

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Postby KirTracid » Tue 30 Jun, 2009 11:44 pm

WOW Ant is all I can say, it looks fantastic. I'm loving all that new SPS. Would not mind a bit of that purplish stylo. yummmmm.
How good is that underwater camera? The detail in your clam is brillant.
Love the spotty morphs too under water. I've got a real soft spot for the spotty ones (got the same ones.)
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Postby Rod the Reefer » Tue 30 Jun, 2009 11:49 pm

Woo hoo!! :clap: :clap:

Looks like you don't need frags from me!

Rod. :thumbsup:
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Postby busterant » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 12:28 am

KirTracid wrote:WOW Ant is all I can say, it looks fantastic. I'm loving all that new SPS. Would not mind a bit of that purplish stylo. yummmmm.
How good is that underwater camera? The detail in your clam is brillant.
Love the spotty morphs too under water. I've got a real soft spot for the spotty ones (got the same ones.)


haha thanks...multi colour morphs are the best. we have many bi and tri colour morphs like that.

Kirsty...i bet you saw that Purple Stylo at Ernies. He had it for sale there for weeks before i bought it!!! I thought it was too big so never got it but then i bought it and did some aquascaping to support it. Colour has become amazing since i got it. Same with the green. Would have to say there are the easiest SPS to keep. I got the purple for $80 back in the day!! and its massive! Could frag it into about 40 Pieces easy!

Always room rod!!

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Postby weaselo2 » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 1:49 am

Hi mate, just had the pleasure of reading your journal start to finish, really impressed with your choices and setup the end result is fantastic!!!
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Postby funkngroovy » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 8:01 am

That turned out great!!

What type of camera is that.
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Postby siddr20 » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 1:53 pm

funkngroovy wrote:That turned out great!!

What type of camera is that.


Its an Olympus digicam i beleive. Very impressed with those pictures.

Your tank is looking stunning as always!!
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Postby KirTracid » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 5:14 pm

If I had've seen that Stylo at Ernie's Ant I would've bought it =) I haven't had a car for months so unfortunately my trips to shops are few and far between at the moment. I don't mind though, you have it & you're closer than Ernie. hahaha
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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 8:24 pm

:clap:

Wow!! absolutely stunning!! :thumbsup:
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Postby SaltwaterTankLover » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 8:34 pm

Magnificent Tank:)

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Postby sydneydrewid » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 10:48 pm

they are some great underwater shots you took there.. amazing tank too :) good work!!
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Postby busterant » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 11:16 pm

Thanks all!

For the first time on the weekend i had to say no to a coral because i had no room....means only one thing....NEW TANK!

They were taken with an Olympus Digi. One of those ones that are meant to be unbreakable.

Appreciate any feedback. Now its just a matter of maintaining growth and colour.

Fingers Crossed!!! :poke:

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Postby busterant » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 10:20 pm

Even more gear!!Getting Full! :devil:

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Time for a new tank i think...

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Postby sydneydrewid » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 10:28 pm

they are some great FTS shots there, the tank is looking very mature, what size you thinking of going to??
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Postby busterant » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 10:31 pm

Thanks mate. Still have to set up the camera properly and get some really good shots.

My next tank wont be any smaller than a 9 x 2.5 x 2.5

I am just currently stock piling equipment for that tank now so when i upgrade it wont be such a big capital outlay!!
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Postby sydneydrewid » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 10:39 pm

great!! you got a timeframe??
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Postby busterant » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 11:13 pm

about 1 Loan, 1 new house, and realistically 1 year away!!

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Postby KirTracid » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 11:19 pm

10x5x2.5??? :devil:
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Postby busterant » Mon 06 Jul, 2009 11:29 pm

Something along these lines perhaps...

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Postby sydneydrewid » Tue 07 Jul, 2009 6:56 am

you sure they are big enough??
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