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Old 09-26-2009, 09:01 PM
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Its been a little over a year that I have had my tank. Not knowing how much I am going to like it, I started with a very simple setup. With lots of reading and lots of help from MR members I was able to successfuly grow and sustain my corals. and Fishes.


The tank is a mixed Reef with

Zoas
SPS
LPS

Specs of the tank.

Size - 50 gallon Breeder.
Refugium - 15g ( Sand, Rock and Grape Calupra)
Skimmer - Coralife 125g rated.
T5 Lighting - Workhorse ballast - 5 bulbs with individual reflectors
Eheim 1260 return pump (635gph)
Phosphate Reactor
9W UV reactor

FTS - 2009


FTS 1/22/2010


FTS 9/1/2011
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:13 PM
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Sounds nice cant wait for the pics!
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:20 PM
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Sounds nice cant wait for the pics!
Just added some pics.











 
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:40 PM
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looks realllllllly nice!!!
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Old 09-26-2009, 09:54 PM
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Thank you. Some pics of my sps


ORA Pearlberry


ORA Marshal Island Bottle Brush


Hot Pink Digitata


ORA Pink Birdsnest
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:08 PM
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WOW! the tank looks great and the flash photos are really wild!
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i love that color that your fixture gives off, what bulbs are you using?
great pic's too by the way!
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:18 PM
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Some LPS pictures, I hope you like them


Gold dust nuclear green favia


Tyree War coral


Bandit Nuclear Green Scoly


Orange Crush Blasto


Orange Crush Blasto (Actinic Lighting)


Orange Short tentacle plate
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Great looking tank!!! Question I see your using T-5 lighting and I love the color your getting..mind sharing your color combo you are using?? I need to buy some new bulbs and love the color your getting in your tank

Thanks
Sam
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i love that color that your fixture gives off, what bulbs are you using?
great pic's too by the way!
Thank you for the kind words:

I am using Giesemann bulbs and workhorse ballast with individual reflectors.
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Old 09-26-2009, 10:35 PM
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Awesome Looking Aquarium.
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Great looking tank!!! Question I see your using T-5 lighting and I love the color your getting..mind sharing your color combo you are using?? I need to buy some new bulbs and love the color your getting in your tank

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Sam,

Front to Back.

Aqua blue +
Actinic+
Aquablue+
Actinic+
Pure Actinic

I am thinking about replacing two bulbs with ATI bulbs. Currently all bulbs are giesemann.

I hope this helps.
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Thanks for sharing I have an 8-bulb setup and will probably change 4 bulbs with the gieseman like yours.

Good luck with the tank
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Holy c**p that looks awsome! (Sounds nice I said HA!)
btw if you need to frag any orange crush blastos I know someone who would love some!
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:34 PM
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Holy c**p that looks awsome! (Sounds nice I said HA!)
btw if you need to frag any orange crush blastos I know someone who would love some!
Thanks.
Sure you are welcome..currently I am moving my tank ..once things settle down I can frag them.
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