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Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by Boxing Shrimp, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Boxing Shrimp

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    Thought i'd start another one of these tank thread things
    hopefully it'll stop me clogging up the photography section with constant photos

    Anyway here's the spec (very basic really)

    Tank size is 54"longx18"highx18"wide

    I had it made at a cost of £215

    Filtration is a simple Fluval Fx5

    useing a mix of media's, sponge's, rowaphos etc

    Skimmer is a simple deltec mce 600

    with impeller modifications to produce more skimmate

    Aqua medic auto top up

    Combination of tunze nano's and mj1200's are used for flow

    Lighting is by way of a arcardia series 3 twin 250 halide pendant

    Running 20k bulbs standard actinics

    Led moonlights for night time vision (cheapo's off ebay but look great)

    The tank was set up in june this year so makes it 5 months old

    and i have to say by june next year it should be about finished

    The tank consists of mainly lps and a few zoas and mushrooms

    this is the way i think it will stay for now, untill i decide to go full lps

    Fish livestock

    2 x Black and white percula clownfish

    1 x Regal tang

    1 x Tomini tang (Goldrush tang)

    1 x Marine Betta (Comet)

    1 x Mystery wrasse

    1 x Leopard Wrasse

    1 x Midas Blenny

    1 x Orange spotted shrimp goby

    1 x Citron Goby

    Coral livestock

    Acan echinata
    Acan lordhowensis
    Acan Bowerbanki
    Micromussa white eyed monster
    Gonastrea Australis
    Cyanaria Australensis
    Lobophyllia's
    Deep branching lobo?
    Symphyllia's,Pink,Blue
    Various favia's
    Montastrea Valliensis
    Diplostrea
    Oxypora
    Pavona
    Pavona maldivensis orange (just a small frag atm)if anyone has this coral for sale i'm interested in buying it thx.
    Trachy's, Red,Blue,Green
    Firework nem,white/Green tipped bubble nem
    + Various zoas and shrooms

    Clean up crew
    1 x pair Boxing shrimps
    1 x boxing shrimp
    4 x Cleaner shrimps
    Blue legs,red legs etc etc..

    Right i suppose a few pics are in order

    I'll apologise for the poor photography in advance
    I know i need a better camera ,but i carnt stop spending all my cash on corals instead of saving up to get a new one
     
  2. Realist

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    No pics there mate :?
     
  3. Boxing Shrimp

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    i know,i know buddy just give me chance,i had to shut down the pc as it was playing up lol...
     
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    Here's my Red and green symphilla
    [​IMG]

    And my deep water branching lobo
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    Orange Lobo
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    I'll try find some daylight shots and tank shots if i can :)
     
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    Mid tank shot under leds
    [​IMG]
     
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    Can anyone id this little creature just under the zoas
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    another
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    and this one its fully out and quite tiny at present
    [​IMG]
    it almost looks like an aipstasia but its not it has its own stony skeleton around its clear like body
    i really hope its something lps'y and not just another pest
    Rich..
     
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    Bullseye Rhodactis Mushroom
    [​IMG]
     
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    Here's what i see from the sofa
    its built in under our stairs by me :)
    [​IMG]
     
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    Stunning tank Rich well done, thats a great build.

    I love the LPS they looking stunning under the blues :D
     
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    Thanks fella appreciate the comments,
    and i have to admit i prefer the tank the most when the blues are on tbh
    or should i say leds off ebay
     
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    Cheers N.M. again thanks for your nice comments
    i would like to think its a tube nem m8 but its not as the
    outer skeleton is stony unlike a tube nem which is wrapped up with a skin like
    coating and no hard skeleton
    Rich..
     
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    Couple mre snaps for ya'll

    a new acan in between my 2 symph's
    [​IMG]

    Green Discoma's
    [​IMG]

    Nice Tri colour Rhodactis
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    Thanks for looking :D

    Note to self new camera required
    so for the crap pics but gives you an idea
     
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    very nice m8 great job :D :D :D
     
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    Keep them coming mate these are looking great . Very nice pick ups :D
     
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    Thanks stew should be even better when i get hold of a decent camera m8
    Rich..
     
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    Cheers pal ;)
     
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    Some cracking LPS there...love the lobos :D
     
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    When is that new acan up for a frag ;)
     
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    Cheers binky,thanks a lot ;)
     
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