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Old 10/21/2007, 07:11 PM
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That's gonna be sweet in a year or two. Wall to wall coral of all different colors and forms. Once everything grows and is attached to the rocks, it wont look anything like an LFS. Tank of the month without a doubt. Naturally, I think you need an Australian Elegance in there though.
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Old 10/21/2007, 07:20 PM
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Old 10/21/2007, 07:34 PM
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SWEET! We need more pic's.
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Old 10/21/2007, 10:33 PM
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Monger, just so you know "Plus it has way better things than your LFS" is a pretty bold statement from a person who does not know what my LFS stocks and the availablitity offered to them. I like the quality and variety of your corals but the aquascaping and placement reminds me of an LFS, not too original, thats all. For the "Tank to be done right" I was thinking something more natural looking.

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Old 10/21/2007, 11:21 PM
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Took some more close up photos tonight. Some are actinics only others are all lights on

Aussie Elegance


Cyphastrae


Green Candies


Fox Coral


Lord


Orange Sherbert Echino


Mystical Echino
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Old 10/21/2007, 11:23 PM
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Duncans-started as one polyp


Lord


Milky Way Echino


Green Tongue Coral


Blue Eye Litho


Acan Sp?
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Old 10/22/2007, 01:28 AM
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OMG this tank has more cool corals than I've seen on the 'post your best XXXX' threads! I love the orance ecinada! How about you get another 180 gallon tank, do some aqauscaping in it and then you could place your corals is specially designed spots in the rocks to f a true masterpiece tank. You inspire me to find the coolest frags and grown them into beautiful colonies.
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Old 10/22/2007, 01:42 PM
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Monger, just so you know "Plus it has way better things than your LFS" is a pretty bold statement from a person who does not know what my LFS stocks and the availablitity offered to them. I like the quality and variety of your corals but the aquascaping and placement reminds me of an LFS, not too original, thats all. For the "Tank to be done right" I was thinking something more natural looking.
It does look like an LFS, however, this is why he got a bigger tank so they could grow out and fill in nicely and from the looks of what he has spent in time, effort and money on this one I am sure he will get an even bigger tank only to let them grow more. I am sure some will he will sell or give away as they don't reach potential or to make room for his favs as he goes along. Also, LMAO at the rest of the statement as I challenge you to show me any LFS in NJ that carries anywhere close to the number of hard to find/$$$$$ corals he has in there, however, the aquascaping point you make is very valid.
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Old 10/22/2007, 02:06 PM
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with that many frags, and the patience to let them grow out, i think his aquascaping is perfect.

and why you gotta pee in his kool-aide? its as good as it gets w/ what he currently has. i thought this forum was intended to help people, and share the glory of the hobby.

not to jab at someone because you're jealous of their tank man.

the tank looks great dude. But hey, thats just like opinion man.
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Old 10/22/2007, 05:32 PM
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Awsome job. My wifes 120 is packed with lps similar to your tanks look but not so much high end stuff. Yes the acans - micros - blastos (15) of them, duncans about 90 pieces last time I tried to count. I find it nicer than my sps tanks. Your tank is the best I have seen ever. Great job.
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Old 10/22/2007, 06:37 PM
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G. SMITHII, No one is peein in the kool-aide. I posted in this thread to state an opinion just like you. As I said before, I think ReefMonger has a great variety of some serious looking LPS and is a successful reef hobbyist/aquarist. I was commenting on the overall look of the FTS which reminded me of an LFS which lacked a more natural looking aquascape. Also I do not be-grudge him of what he has, not my style. I like my system just fine.

When on this site you will encounter many different opinions, comments and methods. Some you agree with others you do not. We all cant agree on every issue, that would be boring.
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Old 10/22/2007, 06:49 PM
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yea thats true, and cool.

i was just a lil discouraged by how it just seemed to turn to a debate about how "cool" homeboys tank is.

pointing out that "your tank looks like an LFS tank" seemed to be a lil degrading.

thats all. i thought it migh have been a lil bit uncalled for, but, i guess thats the risk you take postin pics of yer tank!
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Old 10/22/2007, 07:01 PM
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looks great more coral than my local lfs all them combined
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Old 10/22/2007, 07:01 PM
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looks great more coral than my local lfs all them combined
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Old 10/23/2007, 12:09 AM
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Your tank and selection of corals is truly breathtaking and inspiring. Please keep sharing pictures with us (you take nice pics too!) I'll be following along!
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Old 10/23/2007, 08:46 AM
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Nice corals but the rock work looks like a wall to me ! Move some rocks out and open the tank up a bit - that would help a lot IMHO !
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Old 10/23/2007, 02:00 PM
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If I move any rocks there is no room for the coral.
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Old 10/23/2007, 05:48 PM
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Gotta chime in here,
I love your yellow and red fungia plates !
Just breathtaking !!

hehe, Overall, IMO you have chosen great colors, and things are looking very "striking"

Hope they all grow out well !
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Old 10/24/2007, 01:33 PM
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WOW.. DROOL..!! Gets me inspired! Great pics, great work! Really a show & tell kinda tank, just lovely.

Very beautiful, I'm still rubbin' my eyes! :-)
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Old 10/28/2007, 11:08 PM
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A couple new shots of corals in the tank

Still trying to ID this one




Sorry for the blurryness. Was too far for the macro. 4 seasons Acan
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Old 11/19/2007, 12:17 AM
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Got a little one on one time with the tank and camera tonight so I got some actinic only shots















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Old 11/27/2007, 02:28 PM
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I like the Milky Way Echinophylia
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Old 11/27/2007, 04:51 PM
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Monger, how do you keep that tank so sweeet. What is running it ?
What do you dose ?
How many hours of light do you use..
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Old 11/27/2007, 10:33 PM
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Lighting is an Aquatinics 14 bulb fixture
10 bulbs are ATI blue plus
2 bulbs are uvl aqua suns
2 bulbs are uvl actinic whites

I run the blue plus 6-7 hours a day
and the daylights run 3-4 hours at most

I have a 50 gallon fuge with an octopuss 2000 recirc skimmer.

I dose Kent Tech A and B every other day 40ml each
I dose Tech M once a week probably around 250 ml

I feed coral frenzy 2-3 times a week. The fish get fed probably 3 times a week if they are lucky.
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Old 12/08/2007, 11:53 AM
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Some new additions to the tank

Triple Threat Favia


Rainbow Lobo


Pink Lobo with yellow highlights


Just some other shots of inhabitants

Pink Echino


Alien Eye Echino


Pink Stardust Echino


Aussie Lords




Oulophyllia
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