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Old 12-12-2009, 09:59 AM   #31
 
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I can't believe it's been four months since I have posted about my tank. I have no new pics of the tank as I hate taking pictures with my cell phone camera, and one of my nieces/nephews broke my camera.

I have a good amount of coraline growth on the glass and base rock I have added. Glass and overflow baffles are covered. There is only one piece of Base Rock that doesn't look like established rock, but it is starting to get a purple tint to it.

I added a HK4 to blow across the bottom of the tank, and I have a HK3 and HK2 that have already been in the tank. Along with the MD12 I am running (I am getting rid of this pump, my friend has a Eheim Compact+ 5000 he is trading me for my 3000) I have about a 25X turnover rate. I'm happy with that.

I am currently using a 20 gallon tall as my sump, but I kind of messed up the design and the bubble trap isn't all that effective. Because I am limited as to what I can fit through the doors, I had to build my new sump out of a 29 gallon tank (I traded my LFS an old overflow box I wasn't using). I added eggcrate and in the inlet section I used eggcrate to make a stand-off for the skimmer I am buying, the Marineland In-Sump 300 Skimmer. It has a height restriction as the operating level is 11.5", and the new sump will operate at 13". I put a 2.5" stand-off in.

Sump:
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Pics of the tank will follow, I am going to borrow ma dukes' camera...
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:29 AM   #32
 
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I took a few pics last night with the cell phone camera...quality definitely leaves something to be desired...

I do regular Water Changes, as in 10% a week (sometimes I will skip a week), and regularly test and dose for Alk and Calcium. As a result, coraline growth was steady.

FTS:
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The Clowns and Nem:
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The Tang:
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The rest of the pics came out to dark to see. I tried to get a good shot of the Mandarin, but he stayed at the bottom of the tank, and the Lawnmower was nowhere to be found last night.

150 gallons and I have five small fish and one larger tang. I need to go shopping for a good specimen...maybe I'll get a gift certificate.
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Old 12-16-2009, 06:07 PM   #33
 
looks awsome!
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Old 12-16-2009, 07:20 PM   #34
 
Nice tank and pretty fish!!
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:14 PM   #35
 
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Its very pretty although I do not think I am a fan of the stuff growing on the aquarium walls.
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Old 12-17-2009, 07:32 AM   #36
 
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Its a beauty.
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:28 AM   #37
 
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Thanks everyone. I will be getting close-ups of the corals and the coraline growth on the rocks when I get my hands on a better camera...
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Old 12-17-2009, 11:08 AM   #38
 
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The rest of the pics came out to dark to see. I tried to get a good shot of the Mandarin, but he stayed at the bottom of the tank, and the Lawnmower was nowhere to be found last night.

150 gallons and I have five small fish and one larger tang. I need to go shopping for a good specimen...maybe I'll get a gift certificate.
Hopefully when you get a better camera the Mandarin will make a showing, I'd love to see him.
I hope you get a gift certificate too, have you dropped the hint to Santa? ;)
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Old 12-17-2009, 03:25 PM   #39
 
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AK, I asked Santa... Not like my Santa wouldn't know what I was looking for anyway....

The Mandarin seems to bolt when I get to close to the glass, not like the Tang, (who bumps the glass when I come near)...
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