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Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Sun 03 Oct, 2004 11:39 pm

Well I guess it's about time I put my tank up here.

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Some tank specs:
Tank - 6x2x2
Lighting - 3x400w MH currently using corallight 14k lamps
Circulation - Tunze Turbelle Stream T24 kit
Protien Skimmer - Currently using DBReeftech 10SX.Will be upgraded to a Aquatica Australia BS-800 as soon as it's ready.
Calcium Reactor - Korallin 1501 with a add on chamber from Aquatica Australia
Return Pump - Pondmaster 3600

NOTE: The tank looks more blue in colour than what the pics indicate.I had to adjust the white balance on the camera in order to get pics that didn't look washed out.

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Sun 03 Oct, 2004 11:40 pm

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I'll try and get some more pics and post them up soon.
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Jim_D » Sun 03 Oct, 2004 11:49 pm

Tank is looking good Mick, heaps of colour!
Those frags you gave me are doing well :cheers:
Can you take a pic of that awesome blue acro that bowled me over last time at your place ?
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Sun 03 Oct, 2004 11:56 pm

Hi Jim!!

Thanks mate.Good to see the frags are doing well.
If you look closely at the pic above you can see a little bit of that acro to the left of the one in the center of the pic.I had to move it as it started to get repeatedly stung by the anenome.It is recovering quite well though and as you can see is colouring back up nicely.

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby CRAIGW » Mon 04 Oct, 2004 12:55 am

Nice looking tank Mick everything looks healthy :cheers:
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Sinistar » Mon 04 Oct, 2004 12:47 pm

Crikey thats a big anemone! I should come up and see your tank in person some day :P

Its looking really good, those acros have a nice range of colour. Looks like theres heaps of room for those tangs and angel
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby kell » Tue 05 Oct, 2004 5:40 pm

gday mick the tank is looking awesome. where the hell is the japonicas. that is my favorite fish. those acros are looking a little big. what time should i come over to pick up some frags. :pirate: :poke:
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Tue 05 Oct, 2004 10:17 pm

Sadly the Japonicus passed away a few days after I returned from South Molle Isle.. It was my favorite fish also.

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Basenji » Tue 05 Oct, 2004 10:20 pm

Tank is looking sensational Mick. Good to see you back on the board. Haven't heard from you much lately.

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Tue 05 Oct, 2004 10:26 pm

Thanks Colin!
I'm usually always here just keeping a low profile. :sleeper:

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Reef_Bug » Wed 06 Oct, 2004 7:46 am

Hi Mick,
your tank is looking exceptional. Well Done. One quick comment and this is by no way a criticism, but have you considered running carbon or ozone? It would certainly brighten your tank up as I noticed the water was a little stained looking in from the ends.
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Wed 06 Oct, 2004 9:40 pm

Hi Paul.I have thought about carbon and it's something that quite frankly I just haven't gotten around to doing.In saying that though the water doesn't usually look as bad as in the pics.I think the white balance on the camera eccentuated(sp?) the lack of water clarity.It doesn't look as bad as that to the naked eye.

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Michelle@Angelfish » Wed 06 Oct, 2004 11:28 pm

Great looking tank Mick. Just one suggestion though, I think you need some more SPS corals in there.... :poke:

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Wed 27 Oct, 2004 9:12 am

Just some updated pics

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Here are some pics of some frags that Kell picked up for me at the social BBQ in Canberra.The frags are from Indoor Oceans.
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby fishobob » Wed 27 Oct, 2004 9:39 am

Looks great Mick :clap:
Just wondering how you find that large urchin and whether he causes any problems? Cause I am looking at getting one like that for my new tank..
all the best
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Wed 27 Oct, 2004 10:15 am

I actually have two of these urchins.The Strictly Aquariums chain get them in from time to time.I've had mine for approx. two years.They are generally well behaved although they occassionally like to re-decorate the tank.

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Fri 12 Nov, 2004 6:00 pm

Just another updated pic....


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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Fri 19 Nov, 2004 9:21 pm

Picked up this colony today....

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Basenji » Fri 19 Nov, 2004 9:44 pm

Tanks looking sensational Mick. You must be really happy with it. i'd love to see it in person

When are you going to host a MASS meeting :poke:

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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Fri 14 Jan, 2005 11:11 pm

Just took another pic tonight and thought I would put it up. The tank has been going really well and my acros are really starting to show some nice colour. Unfortunately me being incompetent with the camera results in the tank looking much bluer than it really is. I'm now running carbon and my BS-800 has been on the tank for around 5 weeks. I think the BS has really helped the tank and would recommend them to anyone.In fact I put the acro colours down to the indroduction of the new skimmer.


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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby axeman » Fri 14 Jan, 2005 11:37 pm

Nice tank. :clap:
Just one question.... What pump are you using on the BS 800 I have just ordered one.
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Sat 15 Jan, 2005 12:09 am

I'm using the Laguana 3000. It works well although if you had the spare $$ you could go the Laguana 5000. I believe the skimmer is slightly more effecient, producing more bubbles with the more powerful pump.
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Bandit » Sat 15 Jan, 2005 7:31 am

Tank is looking absolutely sensational Mick
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby Jim_D » Tue 18 Jan, 2005 12:50 pm

Mick the tank is looking great mate !
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby kell » Tue 18 Jan, 2005 12:58 pm

as Jim is probably aware those pics do not do the corals justice in his tank. the blues and purples are so much brighter and intense when viewed personally. looking great mick
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Re: Mick's 6x2x2 Reef

Postby buck » Tue 18 Jan, 2005 8:51 pm

Thanks for the kind comments guys. :thumbsup:
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Postby buck » Sat 25 Feb, 2006 11:14 pm

Why did I do it? :konk: :konk: :konk: :konk:

I miss this tank....
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Postby Oz Reefer » Sat 25 Feb, 2006 11:54 pm

Man that new Acro colony is stunning! :clap: I've never seen anything like it. Awesome Macro shot :bow:

May I ask where you purchased it or who would stock such a beauty?

Big thumbs up :thumbsup: NICE TANK.

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Postby nikki » Sun 26 Feb, 2006 1:19 am

buck wrote:Why did I do it? :konk: :konk: :konk: :konk:

I miss this tank....



we miss it too mick :poke:
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