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Old 11/27/2007, 04:49 PM   #1
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TSK's BC29 Update Pics

Here are a few of the most up to date shots of our tank...enjoy!!!











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Old 11/27/2007, 06:25 PM   #2
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I like it!

are those red feather dusters coming out of that rock. never seen anything like that before.
your other feather duster looks like a palm tree. lol
is that a lobophyllia in the last pic? it looks like 2 trachy brains glued to a rock.


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Old 11/27/2007, 06:55 PM   #3
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i thought the same thing....red feather dusters?....cool!!!


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Old 11/27/2007, 06:58 PM   #4
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Yes and yes. We bought the red feather duster rock from SeaLifeFlorida.com. It was labeled a "Red Worm Rock" and my wife just had to have it...lol...lucky thing it turned out to be pretty cool, that thing has red feather dusters ALL over it. That is a Lobophyllia on the bottom. It's remained a bright pink color with neon green splashes through it...we were half expecting it to turn a deeper red instead of the pink but so far that hasn't been the case.


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Old 11/27/2007, 08:17 PM   #5
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Did you run the stock light for a while before you got the Nanotuners upgrade? If so, how does it compare? Worth the extra cash?


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Old 11/27/2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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I ran the stock lights for about 3 weeks before i got the nanotuners upgrade...there's a BIG difference, definitely worth the money!


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Old 11/28/2007, 06:43 AM   #7
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How would you rate the install of the upgrade? Easy? One hour job?


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Old 11/28/2007, 07:47 AM   #8
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Nice tank. What is that coral in the second to last pic. Looks like some type of SPS, but what kind?


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Old 11/28/2007, 07:48 AM   #9
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Actually it's about a 4 hour job but that is me and my wife who have little to no electrical experience so I would assume if you have even just a moderate knowledge of wiring you could have it done in 2 hours (or less).


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Old 11/28/2007, 10:27 AM   #10
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I have no real handy man skills and no electrical knowledge. So I’m a little leery of ordering the upgrade. Any soldering involved?

Thanks for the info.


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Old 11/28/2007, 12:42 PM   #11
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mksalt:

You can solder if you want but they provide you with crimp connectors which is what we used as neither of us has any experience soldering. Believe me, if we can do it...ANYBODY can do it...lol.

tmc1313:

You are correct! That is a Roscoe's Blue Acropora. I liked it and had never given any acro's a try so with my LFS' blessing I bought it.


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Old 11/28/2007, 05:56 PM   #12
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You are keeping sps under PC lighting? What bulbs are you running?


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Old 11/29/2007, 07:51 AM   #13
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I'm running 4 36w bulbs, 1 10k, 1 50/50 and 2 actinics. These bulbs are still in the stock hood/canopy so they are almost on the water to begin with and those acros are about 3/4 of the way up my tank so I'm not too worried.


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Old 11/29/2007, 08:54 AM   #14
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I got some SPS in my BC29 with the stock lighting. Two 36W bulbs. But they are high up in the tank.


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Old 11/29/2007, 10:29 AM   #15
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How long have you had the sps?


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Old 11/29/2007, 12:23 PM   #16
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Have had a couple of SPS for about 2 months. Hydropora and a Digitata. I think. Tank has been up for three months. I have no experience with them, so I can’t say they are flourishing, but I don’t think they are dying. Kind of an experiment. Here are a few pics.








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Old 11/29/2007, 12:33 PM   #17
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It looks like there is a white area of bleaching on one of the arms of your Monti. I don't think it's growth, it looks more like tissue recession. Has it always had that white area since you bought it? If not, it it likely a sign that it isn't doing well. The other one looks fine, I'd say it is surviving as I don't see any signs of growth on it either.


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Old 11/29/2007, 12:55 PM   #18
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I noticed the recession. Not sure what to do about it.

Like I said, kind of an experiment. Thinking about doubling my light like the Kid did from total of 72w to 144W.


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