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Postby BluE SnipeR » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 2:10 am

Started my tank December 2006, had no clue at the time until I started reading this forum. I pretty much got all my info from this forum so thanks guys. :cheers:
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This is the tanks progress from March to date:

Beginning of March 2007: Right Side

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Beginning of March 2007: Left Side

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March 2007: Full Tank- Using power compacts at the time

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End of March 2007: Decided to change my bioball system to a sump design due to high Nitrate reading

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Traded some macro algae with Matt Richards and Pat donated some to me ...

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Growth in sump after 3 weeks: Nitrate reading literally gone

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April 2007: Changed my power compacts to Itzmatty's metal halides

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After upgrading the light I decided to buy a few acros- Got a few good frags from Axeman and Matt Richards

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May 2007: As you can see algae has now overtaken the back of my tank after upgrading my lights.

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May 2007 - June 2007: My tank now- Added a Reef octupus calcium reactor- thanks to Pat and Adrian for the help. Also got a Seio pump,Thanks to Adrian.

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Also added in a new 2Ft frag tank

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I feel like I am a slave to my tank... :konk:

Alright thats all from me for now
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Postby luzinit » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 2:27 am

nice progress with your tank! you got it to look nicely stocked pretty quick, looking good
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Postby dejavu » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 2:40 am

Your tank looks like it has progressed well, however, is that 2x bat fish and 2 morish idols I see in your tank?
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Postby darkmuncan » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 10:07 am

come along way in 6 months mate, well done
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Postby amashun » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 10:30 am

for some reason, this tank looks familier to me...Image

But please don't get me wrong, it is an awesome setup. needs a lot of thumps up :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

But anyway, thanks for the Ric frags for free. you are the best mate :thumbsup:

Also, i'm wondering, how much you feed your fishes?

algae boom may because of excess nutrition
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Postby tothemaxx » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 11:58 am

Hey Thai glad to hear your calcium reactor is now working. Your tank looks great...keep up the good work. Cheers

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Postby BluE SnipeR » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 1:47 pm

Yep the tanks just 6 months old and pretty stocked up.

dejavu wrote: is that 2x bat fish and 2 morish idols I see in your tank?


yes 2 batfish and two bannerfish Louis but they had to go due to coral vandalism.

as for the feeding Adrian two blocks brine and one block rotifier once a day.
HEY i never gave you ricordeas you gave them to me :poke: you are the man for rics.

:cheers: guys
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Postby ROB'SREEF » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 3:54 pm

batfish get pretty big dont they. really tall?
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 4:50 pm

50cms tall in the wild maybe a bit smaller in the aquarium.
Yeh i found them to be quite a weird fish which is why i got them in the fisrt place, very quick growers too, doubled its size in a month so would be good for an open spaced tank i guess.
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Postby Nick Marine » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 6:04 pm

How were those idol fish to keep?

I hear it dosent take much to keill them in the aquariam.?
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Wed 06 Jun, 2007 6:31 pm

Nick Marine wrote:How were those idol fish to keep?

I hear it dosent take much to keill them in the aquariam.?


They actually were bannerfish much easier to keep, dont think id like to try with the moorish idol anytime soon.
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Sun 10 Jun, 2007 9:11 pm

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Now my calcium reactor is up and running, just like to ask if anyone knows if I have it on the right pressure? Adrian- isn't this a regulator? :poke:

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I have started to experiment with my frag tank. Went and bought some cheap brown acros, fragged them and some acros from my main tank onto coral cradles I bought from Advance Reef and going to see if they color up under my 250 watt halides. Placed them about 10 cm from actual light.
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Will post an update of my frags in a couple of months and hopefully they are no longer brown.

Has anyone ever bought a frag from a zeovit tank? because I would like to know if the coral can maintain its color in a non zeovit tank? As I am thinking of using zeovit.
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Postby tothemaxx » Mon 11 Jun, 2007 11:21 pm

Thai they will not hold teh colour because the Zeovit tank will have little to 0 nutrient level in that tank and once it comes in your tank it will start to brown unless your tank 's water quality is top notch. Thats why when you buy fresh acros that just came from the ocean it browns out a bit and and gets its colour back in couple of weeks.
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Postby amashun » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 12:41 am

BluE SnipeR wrote:
Now my calcium reactor is up and running, just like to ask if anyone knows if I have it on the right pressure? Adrian- isn't this a regulator? :poke:

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:o :o :o :o Whao, that's a co2 regulator :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 3:19 am

tothemaxx wrote:Thai they will not hold teh colour because the Zeovit tank will have little to 0 nutrient level in that tank and once it comes in your tank it will start to brown unless your tank 's water quality is top notch. Thats why when you buy fresh acros that just came from the ocean it browns out a bit and and gets its colour back in couple of weeks.


Thanks pat, but does that mean once i use it i cant stop it as it will lose its color, i dont want my corals to be addicted to anything or do i just try to maintain high water quality to keep the color if i ever take zeovit off my system. thanks
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 3:23 am

Very funny amushun :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:

well didnt like the look of my tank anymore so did some reaquascaping(acros werent high enough) will post pics soon hopefully not with my phone camera, also bought a sailfin tang only for it to disappear, finding it quite hard to add any fish in at this stage.
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Postby amashun » Wed 13 Jun, 2007 11:22 am

BluE SnipeR wrote:acros werent high enough
:o :o :o
you going to put it out of the water?

its already high enough for most of the arco....but still interested RE the new look...
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Sat 16 Jun, 2007 9:30 pm

Got a new camera so decided to take some pics

Close up of Zoos

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Some Morphs

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Acros: Front view

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Acros: Top view

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Purple Monti
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Full tank shot

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Postby Gapps » Sat 16 Jun, 2007 9:41 pm

Very nice tank mate!
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Sat 16 Jun, 2007 9:45 pm

Gapps wrote:Very nice tank mate!


Thanks buddy :cheers:
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Postby reaper » Sat 16 Jun, 2007 11:00 pm

Wow!!!!
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Postby philip_c » Sun 17 Jun, 2007 2:42 pm

first couple pics looked so clean and then all the algae hahahaha
been slacking off on the cleaning aye!!
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Postby amashun » Fri 22 Jun, 2007 10:11 am

Acro picture :pirate:
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Postby miskairal » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 4:41 pm

Beautiful tank :clap: I love everything about it :-x
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Postby revant01 » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 5:16 pm

really nice tank :clap:

How many of those 250w MH lights are you using 2 or 3 and what color bulbs? Any other supplemental lighting?
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 10:28 pm

Thanks for all your compliments guys

revant01 wrote:How many of those 250w MH lights are you using 2 or 3 and what color bulbs? Any other supplemental lighting?


2 x 20,000K 250W with 2 x T5 Tubes which I have found to be quite blue, so I have ordered the 12,000K Reef Flux globe and will change the T5's to Actinics. Hopefully this will give me better growth.
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 11:10 pm

amashun wrote:Acro picture :pirate:


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Decided to give the back of the tank a clean and added more corals
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 11:13 pm

Fragging my Ricordia

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Found a Ric with 2 mouths so I cut it down the middle with a razor

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Hopefully I end up with 2

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Postby luzinit » Sun 24 Jun, 2007 11:16 pm

great stuff mate, your tank looks amazing! haha love the change from a dirty to clean background
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Postby OcciferNick » Mon 25 Jun, 2007 7:52 am

Awesome tank, green with envy... can i purchase the little ric and the shroom in the background with the pink/orange spots too...? haha

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