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Old 01-04-2009, 04:27 PM   #31
 
My 90 gallon reef is doing well. I had a 20k light burn out on me and I'm waiting for a replacement so the left side of the tank in these new pics is an old 10k Hamilton. Since I posted here last the tank is starting to get coraline growing all over. I added a purple sinularia, yellow polyps, daisy polyps, and a yellow tang. Pink/white palys have exploded and grew to over a hundred polyps from 8 in the last month. Last night I watched my tang go over to my coral banded shrimp for cleaning several times. Was really cool to see I haven't seen that happen before.










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Old 01-06-2009, 10:09 AM   #32
 
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Just joined on to the thread, I've got a question: you mentioned having several Koralias connected to a wavemaker... how's that working out? I've got two K4's, and want a wavemaker, but thought I remembered hearing that Koralias aren't great with wavemakers, at least that they make noise constantly starting up and stopping. I'm curious to know what your experience has been with it so far.

Those Xenias are getting huge!
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:40 AM   #33
 
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I"ve heard/read the same about the korelias.

Tank is looking good. One thing i would suggest is getting a backup for whatever your tank needs, that way you don't have to use an old light. Also, when you turn the new bulb on, make sure you decrease the photoperiod for a small amount of time. I don't know how long that light has been over it, but you run the risk of cooking the livestock. I'm always cautious.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:01 AM   #34
 
When I put new bulbs in I'll set the timer for an hour less while the bulbs are burning in for 2 weeks. I run 9 hours of halides and 12 hours of VHO normally.

As for the Koralias these are all #2s. I've heard they don't fare well on a wave maker but I'm taking a chance with them. So far they are running fine after several months of about 10 minute intervals on the wavemaker. One of them does make a bit of start up noise some times. I've heard that is the biggest deterrent for the #3 and #4 as the shaft moves at start up and bouces some making noise. The Koralia wavemaker ramps up the voltage to avoid this.

The Xenias are crazy I'm about ready to give a bunch away for free locally to anyone that wants them hehe. You can't tell from the pictures but the back of reef has another 8+ stalks near the sand level. All of it came from one tiny little stalk I bought at an LFS.
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Old 01-06-2009, 11:50 AM   #35
 
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They have the tendancy to do that don't they? Mine are spreading out kinda too much, but i enjoy them anyways.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:13 PM   #36
 
Beautiful pictures! Everything is so colorful.:)
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Old 02-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #37
 
New additions

New pics and additions from this weekend:

Traded my chalice for the acan lord and the blue gomezi earlier today.



Acan lord and some new candy canes after my other two nice big ones fell on my chalice and got nuked:


Better shot of new zoos love the color on these guys:


Bright pink mushrooms:


Kenya tree:


The blue gomezi acro.






GSP that really isn't growing for me for some reason.
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:06 AM   #38
 
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I think your tank looks great. Thanks so much for updating us with pictures. Awesome!
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Old 02-16-2009, 12:18 AM   #39
 
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man i gotta strike it rich and get a reef tank...nicely done bro
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Old 02-16-2009, 09:35 AM   #40
 
Thanks I'm pretty happy with my tank after these additions. Added some more color. The local scene here in the Phoenix area is going good. People are always selling frags of corals cheap and there's coral auctions every couple months dedicated to spreading high priced coral frags cheaply to help propogate them. Wish I could just fast forward to when everything is grown out
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