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MB's SPS tank - [Winner TOTY 2008]

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MB's SPS tank - [Winner TOTY 2008]

Postby michael budiman » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 6:24 pm

Decided to start a journal on my 8 month old tank. Here is some photos of what it looks like today.
Most of my corals came from Heath at Qld Coral Creations. Keep them coming Heath.

Plan on starting Zeovit soon once Michael from Reefing Life gets his stock in.
please hurry up!!!!
hope you guys enjoy the pics.
FTS.
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Left side.
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Center shot.
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Right side.
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Side view.
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Some random coral shots.
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info about my tank:
lighting i use 3x250 mh with 12k reeflux globes
soon will be adding kz fiji purple for better colouration i hope
skimmer reef octopus DNW 200
3 foot refugium sump with macro thanks to thai (bluesniper)
aquamedic kr1000 calcium reactor
tunze ts12 kit ,2x6045 nano
chiller teco TR15
tunze auto top
weekly maintance: clean glass every 3 day
change 20% of sea water add 10ml of trace elements and 10ml of bio-vit
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Postby anthony mazzeri » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 6:35 pm

Blimey, your tank is only 8 months old? Very impressive.
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Postby pebbles » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 6:37 pm

Very, very nice tank Michael :clap:

But you can't show those photos without telling us a little about your tank :konk:


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Postby amashun » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 6:38 pm

Woo, nice Michael. i've seen Michael's tank in person and it is unbelievably impressive. keep up the good work mate. :thumbsup:

btw, show us your pink anemone ;)
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Postby BluE SnipeR » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 6:51 pm

amashun wrote:Woo, nice Michael. i've seen Michael's tank in person and it is unbelievably impressive. keep up the good work mate. :thumbsup:

btw, show us your pink anemone ;)


Michael was a good man and sold it to me, which made me a very happy man. He is more into SPS. This tank surely is a great tank, the photos dont do it justice. :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Postby amashun » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 7:59 pm

i can take you somewhere else and you can be a more happy man you know? ;)
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Postby heathbez » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 8:21 pm

Michael your tank is WOW. Can I please have my corals back now.

Keep up the great work and chat soon.

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Postby colinM » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 9:35 pm

Michael, your Reef set up is a credit to you.
Must be great to just sit and (obsessive) whoops ! watch...

Moreso I think you are providing a great incentive/confidence in many people who will be inspired with your set up.

Now I am upgrading form 5x2x2 to 8x2.5x2.5 soon, a few questions if I can-

What size/type skimmer do you run ?
One weir only ? what size bulkheads for surso/syphon ?
I think I seee a closed loop set up?
Can you give me some thoughts on sump/Refugium size/set up ?
Water turnover through your tank ?
Water movement in your tank ?

Sorry about all the questions

Mate Heading for tank of the month :clap: :clap:

Regards Col.
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Postby colinM » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 9:38 pm

Whoops , apologies I read a little closer where you have provided answers to my questions...

I was just gobsmacked by your set up.

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Postby michael budiman » Tue 05 Feb, 2008 11:56 pm

pebbles wrote:Very, very nice tank Michael :clap:
sorry mate i was in hurry cos i was doing it at my mate place ive updated the post with some tank details.
cheers
But you can't show those photos without telling us a little about your tank :konk:


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Postby michael budiman » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 12:01 am

amashun wrote:Woo, nice Michael. i've seen Michael's tank in person and it is unbelievably impressive. keep up the good work mate. :thumbsup:

btw, show us your pink anemone ;)
thanks adrian the anenome is gone thai bought it of me after 3 weeks in my tank. he just cant stop asking for it every time he sees me.
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Postby amashun » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 12:05 am

haha i know what you mean

he is like :madface:
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Postby michael budiman » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 12:05 am

heathbez wrote:Michael your tank is WOW. Can I please have my corals back now.

Keep up the great work and chat soon.

Heath
thanks to you ive got quite a good selections. still waiting for more though when will u be getting it. hopefully soon
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Postby michael budiman » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 12:12 am

amashun wrote:haha i know what you mean

he is like :madface:
adrian are u still awake, cant sleep thinking about your fish tank huh. just came back from thai house after he got the zeovit from pat.
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Postby amashun » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 12:18 am

no, i cant sleep because keep thinking about you...LOL
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Postby amashun » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 12:46 am

btw, good luck for using zeovit mate. can't wait to see how it impact to your system. :cheers:
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Postby Reefing Life » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 11:09 am

Great looking tank mate!
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Postby michael budiman » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 4:35 pm

Reefing Life wrote:Great looking tank mate!
thanks michael, hopefully it will be 10 times better once i start using zeovit. :cheers:
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Postby baphomet » Wed 06 Feb, 2008 5:14 pm

Now that is very nice Michael!!
You have done a great job with your selection of corals and aquascaping!
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Postby michael budiman » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 8:11 am

baphomet wrote:Now that is very nice Michael!!
You have done a great job with your selection of corals and aquascaping!
:bow:

Paul.
thanks paul for the comment it took a lot of time and money :cheers:
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Postby Siiri » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 9:47 am

Awesome !!!
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Postby Chow » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 10:10 am

Impressive tank mate, don't forget to put it into the tank index thread to go into the running for tank of the month! you never know when a nomination might occur.

Keep it up!
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Postby Deester » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 10:30 am

michael budiman wrote:it took a lot of time and money :cheers:


All the time and money invested in the tank has paid off Michael ... Great tank mate ... well done :thumbsup:

Cheers,

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Postby michael budiman » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 5:05 pm

thanks guys, for the kind complement it makes me wants to make my tank even better. hopefully once i start using the zeovit system.
just wanted to know what u guys think about it (zeovit)? :cheers:
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Postby K.Sea » Thu 07 Feb, 2008 6:41 pm

Michael i dont think you need it, your colours already look fantastic!, and all of your corals looks so healty. TOTM material for sure. I love how clean your tank looks and is that a french angel? Any more pics?? :pirate: Casey.
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Postby michael budiman » Fri 08 Feb, 2008 8:30 am

K.Sea wrote:Michael i dont think you need it, your colours already look fantastic!, and all of your corals looks so healty. TOTM material for sure. I love how clean your tank looks and is that a french angel? Any more pics?? :pirate: Casey.
thanks casey for the kind words. even some of my corals colour looks ok, but i still think they could be better and more intense thats why i want to us zeovit. that sure is a french angel
mate dont have more pics at this stage will post more once i get the time :cheers:
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Postby michael budiman » Wed 13 Feb, 2008 9:36 pm

Just started using zeo today hopefully will see great result. Will post before and after pic later.
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Postby PapaG » Wed 13 Feb, 2008 9:47 pm

:o Wow very impressive. Definitely one of the nicest tanks that I have seen on RTAW for a while. Keep it up :cheers:

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Postby michael budiman » Wed 13 Feb, 2008 10:01 pm

PapaG wrote::o Wow very impressive. Definitely one of the nicest tanks that I have seen on RTAW for a while. Keep it up :cheers:

:thumbsup:
Thanks mate
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Postby Bandit » Wed 13 Feb, 2008 10:16 pm

very nice tank Michael.... all I can say is wait until this baby grows out a bit... it will be even better

Might have to lose the mushrooms though... no room for flubber with high quality coloured sticks :pirate:
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