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Postby AuS MaDDoG » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 8:18 pm

:clap: Niceeeee!!

I like those frags!!
Looking the goods!!
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Postby -Phil- » Wed 01 Jul, 2009 9:05 pm

did all of the frags from the meeting survive the trip back?
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Postby sydneydrewid » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 8:00 pm

more pics!! :)
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Postby Basenji » Fri 03 Jul, 2009 8:56 pm

-Phil- wrote:did all of the frags from the meeting survive the trip back?

The nice blue one has receded and I think I'll probably lose it. All of the others are doing fine. :crossfingers:
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Postby Basenji » Sun 26 Jul, 2009 11:57 pm

A couple of new friends added to the tank today after suitable quarantine. Both of them proved to be bloody hard to photograph.

Pseudocheilinus hexataenia - Six-line wrasse
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and my new pride and joy,
Centropyge acanthops - African flameback angel
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And a couple of shots of the existing gang, just so they don't feel left out. (And because I was pretty happy with how these photos came out)
Zebramsoma flavescens - celebrates his 12th anniversary in a couple of weeks.
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Amphiprion ocellaris
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Comensal crab in a Stylophora
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And a new FTS:
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Postby sydneydrewid » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 10:52 am

the flame angel looks awesome!!.. i cant believe that tang is 12+ years old, it looks very healthy & happy!!

in the fts, the white dots, are they in the water column (and if so what is it) or are they on the back wall??

get pics too btw!!
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Postby Basenji » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 11:39 am

sydneydrewid wrote:in the fts, the white dots, are they in the water column (and if so what is it) or are they on the back wall??

Some of the white dots are corraline algae growing on the back panel, and some of them are frozen mysis shrimp I added to coax the flameback out into the open for the photo :roflmao:
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Postby Siiri » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 11:48 am

Great shots Colin ... Love the Crab one :thumbsup:
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Postby rgh » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 3:56 pm

Great shots Colin - your tang looks photoshopped into that scene - great definition!
I've got a sixline on my list also!
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Postby StripestheEel » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 6:51 pm

You finally got the angel. Nice one Colin. Where did you end up sourcing it from?
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Postby SaltwaterTankLover » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 8:11 pm

Great Looking Tank:)

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Postby Basenji » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 9:50 pm

StripestheEel wrote:You finally got the angel. Nice one Colin. Where did you end up sourcing it from?

I got it at Crossroads Aquarium at Argenton (Newcastle). I'd had a chat with the guy that runs it (Ben), and he got a few of them in. It pays to be on good terms with your local shop. :bow:
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Postby scotty3566 » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 10:06 pm

Looking good Colin and i agree with you about Ben he is a top bloke always up for a chat and very helpful ,i was in there today and he was saying there getting in some SPS frags next week some time.

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Postby Nax » Mon 27 Jul, 2009 10:41 pm

two words

*clap...clap*

I love seeing tank journals like this, great to see someone have it all go south, and pull it back and start again.

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Postby Basenji » Tue 08 Sep, 2009 12:29 pm

OK some new pics:

Full Tank Shot 6/9/09:
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Oblique shot from Right-Hand end 6/9/09.
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Central gutter
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New aquisition - Echinophyllia sp. (Chalice coral) purchased 5/9/09.
My 11 yo boy, Tom, picked this one out. He's all enthused at the moment since we are putting a little system together for his room. May be a bit of negotiation as to who gets to keep the Chalice once his tank is ready. (Or more likely a bit of fragging required).
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And lastly, a link to a Quicktime video panning across the tank.
Runs 1 minute, approximately 2MB.

Hopefully the video link works for people.
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Postby peekandboo » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 12:45 am

nice pics and love the angel,did you max your credit card for that one. Ben from crossroads knows his stuff. go there all the time.
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Postby sydneydrewid » Thu 10 Sep, 2009 6:45 am

great pics Colin, i think that acro touching the water line needs to be fragged :poke: :poke:

love the contrasting colours on that chalice too :thumbsup:
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Postby Basenji » Sun 18 Oct, 2009 7:47 pm

A few growth pics. Both of these were frags I got from Zeason back in June 2009.

29/6/09 ----> 18/10/09
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The following one's is more of a recovery shot, as not a huge amount of growth over 4 months. I was sure it was a total gonner when it receded within 24 hours of adding to my tank and at the time have been over-optimistic in taking the "before" shot. But it looks like it's now sending out new branches.

29/6/09 ----> 18/10/09
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Postby Basenji » Sun 18 Oct, 2009 10:08 pm

Here are some pics taken at the MASS meeting at my place yesterday.

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Thank you, David for your permission to post these here. They are truly breathtaking :clap:

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Photos courtesy of CheezotheClown:
(I haven't asked Ollie's permission to post these, since he's currently on his way to Vanuatu on a dive trip - Bastard!) but he posted them in the MASS forum, so I hope he doesn't mind me sharing them with a wider audience - Thanks in anticipation of your permission Ollie :crossfingers:)

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Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 18 Oct, 2009 10:17 pm

the pics are amazing!! congrats on the tank!!
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Postby zeebull » Sun 18 Oct, 2009 10:51 pm

Nice photos
amazing what a good photographer can do
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Postby KirTracid » Mon 19 Oct, 2009 10:27 am

Lovely photos Colin.
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Postby ryanrid » Mon 19 Oct, 2009 10:35 am

cool pics, tank is looking good.
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Postby SaltwaterTankLover » Mon 19 Oct, 2009 10:48 am

AWESOME TANK:)

Love the green Stylophora:)

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Postby DannyH » Mon 19 Oct, 2009 11:19 am

Nice work on the recovery of the sps frag! Im sure I must have binned one or two that looked like that, maybe I shouldnt have!
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Postby Basenji » Mon 19 Oct, 2009 2:38 pm

DannyH wrote:Nice work on the recovery of the sps frag! Im sure I must have binned one or two that looked like that, maybe I shouldnt have!

Must admit I came mighty close to tossing it out myself. It's just that it was such a nice colour that I didn't want to lose it, so I held out just that little bit longer to see if it could be salvaged.
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Postby Siiri » Tue 20 Oct, 2009 9:41 am

Tank's looking great Colin :thumbsup:

I love the Flameback and the photos the other boys took are fantastic !!!
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Postby mgrav » Tue 20 Oct, 2009 6:50 pm

Looking great Colin. That 12 year old tang is the healthiest yellow tang i've ever seen.

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Postby sjscicluna » Wed 11 Nov, 2009 6:41 pm

WOW Man what a battle ur a god in my eyes. :clap: :bow:

i have just one question i think i habe the same 8x t5 setup

What globes are you running (mine are stil stock)
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Postby mysticmarine » Tue 29 Dec, 2009 1:10 pm

Any updates mate
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