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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 19/12/10

Postby kipper31 » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 8:23 pm

Jono912 the substrate is just fine coral sand from most LFS . Its seems pretty good but my damsel constantly digs in it. Im glad at the start i buried base under the coral bommie or i would have major collapsees etc.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 19/12/10

Postby Jono912 » Fri 07 Jan, 2011 8:28 pm

Ok, just in one of your pics it seemed really fine. I know what kind of sand it is now. Thanks for that mate.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 19/12/10

Postby kipper31 » Sun 16 Jan, 2011 2:31 pm

just a quick update of my latest purchase a nice strawberry acro , hopefulyy it colours up as good as the one i already have
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Plumbed up my chiller too last week. I can highly reconmend the hailea 500a. Reading the post on here i exspected a rattly sound of the old reverse cycle aircond in the wall. This thing is quite quiet and even can leave it on at night which i didnt exspect too. It take about 15 minutes to drop 1 degree and then takes about 1 hour to climb back up, in saying that we havent had the string of 35 + days but so far are very happy with its performance. For anyone interested im running approx 2700 lph thrrough the chiller.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Sun 16 Jan, 2011 11:26 pm

nice coral Kip. FTS with the new addition?? Do you have anymore room left in there? :D

So where is your tank situated from your B room? very far? Looking at a chiller but dont want it to be too noisy. Is the 500a rated double your tank size. Just curious how you went about deciding on what size to get.

Looking great mate. Love your Zoo garden. Some great colours going on there.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby dorz » Sun 16 Jan, 2011 11:36 pm

he has a little bit of room left, only a little ;)

thommo, i just bought a hc-150, which is going to be in my bedroom... ill let you know how it goes! Chris is thinking about upgrading eventually so he decided to get one which will hopefully do the next tank too.

thanks for the zoos Chris! they are slowly opening up, ill get a photo for you when the glass is clean ;)
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Eclip » Mon 17 Jan, 2011 9:54 am

Looking good kipper. The coral looks tightly packed (read natural) without looking overgrown.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Mon 17 Jan, 2011 4:00 pm

Thanks for the comments guys it is getting a little crowded but im slowly glueing acans on sides of rocks that will free up some space.Thommo my chiller is approx 6 metetrs from my bedroom door.To be quite honest i dont even know if its cut in at night etc. I have it set to 26c and it doesnt come back on till 27c . So at night it probly doesnt come on because by then the aircond probably cooled the house. I went for a much larger chiller than needed because from april onwards il might get a bigger tank.I was reading somewhere that the bigger the chiller the shorter time to cool down so less running time which i thought sounded ok.If before you buy one thommo your more than welcome to come up and hear mine running, il crank the heaters up if need be lol Just pm and il give you my number etc. :cheers:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Mon 17 Jan, 2011 9:50 pm

Thanks for the advice Dorz and Kip. Very generous of you to offer a look, I'll take you up on that I think(any excuse to see the tank in person :devil: )

A bigger tank sound like a great plan mate. Are you planning on starting from scratch(gear wise) or just move it all over?

Will PM you shortly. Only just up the road. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Tue 18 Jan, 2011 8:08 pm

The new tank (maybe) il probaly try and use some of the gear , ie phos filter ,return pumps,heat/chill but il probaly buy new skimmer ,tank sump. In regards to the lights im not sure what il do there. I thought about have exsisting 4 ft light in the center and maybe buying to a couple leds to put on either end.Hopefully they would have dimable ballest to match the intensity of the halides .Heres a couple full tank shot and placement of new acro. I like the contrast of the green to pink but once again my camera skills suck. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Brengun » Tue 18 Jan, 2011 8:20 pm

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That tank is fantastic!
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Fri 21 Jan, 2011 11:27 pm

Had the pleasure of listening to the new chiller today. Plus have a look at the tank of course :roflmao:

A real beautiful tank and pics just dont do it justice. The collection in there is insane. The hammer is deffinitly toxic green!! Look foward to seeing the bigger and better tank once it is going. The Zoo's are very colourful and agreat collection too. Will love to get my hands on some when fragging commences :poke: .

Daughter is still talking about the big pussy(cat :-D )

Much appreciated Kipper. :cheers:

P.S. Hope you remembered to turn the chiller back up before you left!!!!
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby dorz » Sat 22 Jan, 2011 8:39 pm

haha, Kipper's cat is awesome! both the cat and the dog wouldnt leave me alone :D

any new additions kipper?
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 2:29 pm

Thanks Guys the cats cool but a pain in the butt at times , i cant do anything with him getting his paws into it lol.Dorz no new additions ive been at edithburg for a few dats now and just for the record we didnt catch a single whiting in three days but plenty of big gar .
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 10:10 pm

No whiting at all???? Did you manage even a couple of undersize ones?? Bit wierd. I have always had good luck around Edithburg. Gar aint too bad though. Was it all out of the boat or did you give the jetty a go as well?
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 10:30 pm

Nope no whiting at all, i must admit it was pretty blowy and we couldnt get out to some of our usual grounds. Also fishing with my wife aint quite as serious as if i went out with my mates.I dont often fish edithburg so i cant say i know all the grounds etc.This forums gone from coral to cats to fishing lol. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby StripestheEel » Mon 24 Jan, 2011 10:41 pm

Looks really nice there. Some nice coral pieces too. Well done :thumbsup:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Tue 25 Jan, 2011 12:23 am

:roflmao: Sorry about that.... Bad habit of mine. So..... Back to corals, fish and tanks :-D

So how many Lobo's do you actually have in there?
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Tue 25 Jan, 2011 2:15 pm

I have 5 lobos but one i think is a symphillia,still not sure how to identify them.From now on im only buying acros,acans and some nice colour favites/favia if they come along.im just about to rearrange a few things and hopefully make some more room. :laugh:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Tue 25 Jan, 2011 9:29 pm

Yeh some favia/favites will fit into the tank well. Will creat a bit of a blend from the current stock into the acros.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby dorz » Wed 26 Jan, 2011 1:26 am

kipper31 wrote:Nope no whiting at all, i must admit it was pretty blowy and we couldnt get out to some of our usual grounds. Also fishing with my wife aint quite as serious as if i went out with my mates.I dont often fish edithburg so i cant say i know all the grounds etc.This forums gone from coral to cats to fishing lol. :thumbsup:



what are ya talking about! we go out about a kay offshore near wattle point, sometimes out around the troubridge island lighthouse (most of the way there) in the 14ft tinny for snapper :p dont tell me your nice shiny boat cant take it haha!

we have found if its a nice calm night, we beach launch at wattle point (the part where you can drive onto the beach), then go out dabbing for gar there with the spotlight... ended up getting 180 odd gar over 3 nights, dad had the fun job of filleting!

anyway, nice aquarium mate :cheers:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Wed 26 Jan, 2011 11:22 am

I see a zoas for snapper GPS mark exchange program happening here lol. Yes id imageing there be some good fish around there its very nice ground.There always next time, meanwhile il stick to waders,crab tub and 1 foot of water for bag limits of yellowfin whiting in summer . :thumbsup:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby fishlover » Thu 27 Jan, 2011 7:16 pm

I went and saw this tank in person today and there is no way the photos are doing this tank justice.
IMO this is definitely a tank that could easily win TOTM.
Oh yeh thanks heaps for the macro Chris.

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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby Thommo01 » Thu 27 Jan, 2011 8:22 pm

Most definitly agree. Next time (wink wink :wink: ) I go over,will bring the camera and see if I can get some great shots to do it justice. Would then be a real contender for TOTM if some realy crisp shots can get put up. Not that your picks arnt great Kipper :thumbsup: . Just a shame as it is a really great looking tank and deserves the recognition.

I think you might have been flying under the radar too long. :laugh:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Fri 28 Jan, 2011 2:57 pm

Thanks for the comments guys,i still have a fair bit of rearrangeing to do before its the way i want it to look . We are trying to have constrasting colours against each other to highlight the colours more. The problem i have is a bloody damsel that thinks he owns the tank. I cant place anything in without glueing or he knocks it off the rocks etc.
Thommo anytime you want bring your camera over and see if you can get a couple good shots.My zero pixell camera just aint good enough. :-D
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 16/1/10

Postby kipper31 » Sun 30 Jan, 2011 1:08 pm

Went down marine plus yesterday morn and picked up another nice acro. It deceiveing when you see them in the shop and then get them home they look huge. Bit more rearrangeing to do i think lol.One tip has a little bit of bleaching or damage from transport should i be breaking that bit off or just leave it ?
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Last a couple of full tank shot,sorry about picture quality wheres Thommo when you need him lol :thumbsup:
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Postby kipper31 » Fri 04 Feb, 2011 2:17 pm

Hi couldnt help myself i said no corals for a week but aggies had some nice green table top millaporas,id get down there if i was after some.
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My first Strawberry shortcake colours up nicely and some good side growth
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One of my favourite corals a Green Blasto,it doesnt show it well but theres a fair bit of blueish tinge to this
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I must say as well haveing the chiller this week has been a load of my mind, not haveing to come home around midday to put frozen RO in. People at work cant believe ive hung round till at least 12.00 not rushing home to check the tank lol. :thumbsup:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 4/2/11

Postby Thommo01 » Fri 04 Feb, 2011 4:22 pm

Still looks great mate. You need to look at moving on those green Zoa's up the back to make more room for your Acro.

Hopefully can pop around and try out the camera when I am home. Will ba a while though as will be mr Mum for a while while the wife is recovering from surgery. When she can get around freely I'll try to pop over one day.

Deffinintly wish that I had the chiller the last couple of days. The wife recons it was at 29.8 the other day. And that was with ice going in :(

P.S. your photography is getting better LOL
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 4/2/11

Postby kipper31 » Fri 04 Feb, 2011 6:03 pm

Thommo my camera work sucks. Ive tried all different settings and still cant get a good photo.It funny theres one acro that looks bleached in every photo yet the blue linkia shows its colours good.Next thing i really have to get set up is a quarantine tank.Im getting a collection of acro now and would hate to loose the lot.
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 4/2/11

Postby Flipper » Fri 04 Feb, 2011 7:53 pm

Time you trimmed that green stick!!!!! :poke:
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Re: Kippers Reef Updated shots 4/2/11

Postby fishlover » Fri 04 Feb, 2011 7:54 pm

Get in Line Flipper,locals first then you southerners. :roflmao:
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