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Old 11/11/2007, 07:02 PM
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Recent photos of my 125 gallons reef

These are some photos of my 125 gallons reef taken with my Canon Powershoot A630 point & shot camera.


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Old 11/11/2007, 07:16 PM
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Here are more pics..


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Old 11/11/2007, 07:23 PM
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And more pics...


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Old 11/11/2007, 07:33 PM
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And more, more ....


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Old 11/11/2007, 07:55 PM
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Absolutely beautiful.
Great tank and wonderful pictures.
Maybe you should post some details about your setup and equipment.
We can learn a lot from you

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Old 11/11/2007, 09:06 PM
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Michael, here are some details of my system:

125 gallons aquarium

Lights - 2 - 175 watts metal halide 12,000K one Sunburst and one Reeflux and two URI VHO 160 watts 1-Actinic whites 1- Super Actinic. Moon lights on at night.

Filtration - Remora Pro protein skimmer from AquaC (hang on back). No sump or any other filters. Macroalga, mainly helimeda in reef is an excelent filtration.

Circulation - Three Koralias power heads 2-#2 and 1-#1, two Maxijet 1200 under the rocks plus the main pump to circulate water through a 1/4 hp chiller (79 degrees)

Additives - Kalwasser, RO top off water, Reef Builder 1 tsp daily to rise alkalinity 7dkh, Seachem Reef trace 1 cap daily, water change monthly 30 gal. Coralife salt, 1.025 sg.

Livestock - see the photos.. All live rock collected 17 years ago.

Here are some photos of the equipment:

Lights

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Top off system

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Moonlights

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Protein Skimmer

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Old 11/11/2007, 09:41 PM
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just beatiful, great pics
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Old 11/11/2007, 09:55 PM
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Old 11/11/2007, 11:06 PM
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wow your pics are awesome. Love the tank setup in the dinning room.
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Old 11/12/2007, 08:38 AM
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Your branching hammer is gorgeous! Awesome tank.
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Old 11/12/2007, 01:02 PM
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Thank you for the info's about your equipment.
I am stunned to see such a great tank with so much less equipment as most other big tank owners have (no sump/refugium etc.).


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Old 11/12/2007, 03:22 PM
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Michael, the key to success in my tank is a light fish load (5), macroalga filtration in the tank (not the sump), good water flow and lots of live rock. One thing that I did't mention is that I don't have sand. Live rock in the back is suspended on an eggcrate shelve.

I have used many different types of filtration over the years and I discovered that simple setups are more stable. Equipment usually fails with time. Because I have my tank inside my house I don't want water spills.

Another thing is that the Remora Pro is a great skimmer for the size.
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Old 11/13/2007, 01:56 AM
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awesome setup Luisgo...just amazing how your filter is so simple...Going back to basics never fails...
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Old 11/13/2007, 06:41 PM
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Nothing says class like 2x4's to hold you lights up. Just messin' with ya.

Great pics.. My favorite is the Chromis.
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Old 11/16/2007, 12:51 PM
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hehe, that's how we have our lights up too! we used to also have that skimmer but my bf traded it away to his sister (boooo!). that skimmer was quite efficient and easy to use for us!

i love that picture of the chromis. and what is the coral in the picture below it?
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Old 11/16/2007, 06:57 PM
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U got some nice coral + SO COOL
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Old 11/16/2007, 07:05 PM
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Love the hammer. Tank looks great.
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Old 11/16/2007, 07:54 PM
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Thanks for all the comments. I love my photos but I have to say that the chromis is also my favorite. The reflection of the corals in the surface with all the colors is fantastic!

The coral under the chromis is a Turbinaria stellutata or Scroll coral. It used to be more yellow but the intense light changed the color to brown. Anyway I like the contrast of the brown with the yellow polips.

I see that some of you loke the hammer. Well here are some pics.


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Here is another pic of the chromis

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Bubble coral

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Close up branch of a Colt coral

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Old 11/17/2007, 09:31 AM
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There are some comments about the way I hold my lights over the tank with the 2X4. I have to say that it is not the best look but there are some advantages. Because of the heat produced by the metal halides I need to have ventilation under the lights. I live in Puerto Rico and believe me we have hot weather all the year.

I have a piece of wood to cover that space but I only use it when I have visit and to avoid light in the room when taking macro photos.

It is also very easy to move the light fixture back to work inside the tank.

Here is a photo of the tank with the cover

When you see this tank in person I am sure you will not remember about the 2X4!


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Old 11/26/2007, 01:15 AM
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wonderful pictures and great looking tank. thanks for posting info about your equipment. those close ups are amazing.
 

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