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Old 01/11/2008, 08:54 AM   #26
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awesome looks great. What a difference in 2 years!


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:59 AM   #27
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INCREDIBLE selection of coral..


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:18 AM   #28
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Beautiful coloration and great growth! A job well done


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:42 AM   #29
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Looking great Mario!

I need to come over again, there are some things I missed last time, lol!


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:49 AM   #30
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Nice selection of corals. I like your assortment of shapes and colors throughout the corals. Nice Job.


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Old 01/11/2008, 01:01 PM   #31
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Wow, awesome tank - you are an SPS zen master. Fantastic. I want to go shopping in your tank.


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Old 01/11/2008, 01:32 PM   #32
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You have one heck of sps collection!...Colors I can't describe I think its all brown ... whatever u are doing .. u are in the right track . Keep up the good work and thanks for those eye candies..


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:12 PM   #33
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What wattage are the radium 20k you're running?


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Old 01/11/2008, 04:32 PM   #34
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that is a beauty! filled in very nice!


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:13 PM   #35
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colors is so unreal.. sick tank!!!


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:29 PM   #36
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What wattage are the radium 20k you're running?
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I'm guessing...400 watt? In any case, very beautiful corals and tank.


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:33 PM   #37
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hey thanks everyone, this is the reason I like doing this. To answer your question on the bulbs. I am actually running 20K radiums 250w bulbs on a galaxy ballast inside a luminarc Mini reflector.


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:45 PM   #38
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That's awesome--how tall is your tank? Your corals love that light.


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:53 PM   #39
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my tank is 25" tall


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Old 01/11/2008, 05:58 PM   #40
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awesome tank can you list the corals
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Old 01/11/2008, 06:00 PM   #41
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if I knew what most of them were called I would but dont know them all just the well know pieces. Some I just got because I liked the way they were growing. Did you have a question on one of them


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:07 PM   #42
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I am totally impressed. I realize that lighting is only one aspect and obviously you have the rest of the requirements nailed as well...low nutrients, flow, etc. But still, those 250 watt radiums are doing better than I would imagine. I tried a 250 watt Helios 20K on my Coralvue e-ballast and Luminarc mini and it looked like crap--way too blue and not bright at all. Do you think the Galaxy ballasts are above average for output?


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:10 PM   #43
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well I never used the coralvue ballast so cant comment but I think the galaxy ballast is one of the greatest ballast I have owned in my 4 years of reefing. I have used them all.


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:15 PM   #44
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Really nice looking corals. The colors really pop


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:27 PM   #45
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Not to be redundant and say this again and say this again.... but REALLY BEAUTIFUL! I could just keep looking at shots of your tank. Thanks for posting!


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Old 01/11/2008, 06:29 PM   #46
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btw, this is my favorite, I think. (Hard to choose) What is it?




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Old 01/11/2008, 06:58 PM   #47
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that is the German green blue polyp acro. cant remember what the name is right now. I know ora has one like it but I cant say mine is from ora I would need to ask snipersps where he got it from.


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Old 01/11/2008, 09:50 PM   #48
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I think it's ORA German Blue acro. I have a frag...doesn't have as nice a color as yours though.


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Old 01/11/2008, 10:04 PM   #49
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I think the galaxy ballast is one of the greatest ballast I have owned in my 4 years of reefing
Why? Does it run not only the Radiums but other lamps to spec?

Are you using any VHO's or T5's?


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Old 01/11/2008, 11:06 PM   #50
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I think in regards to the radiums, the galaxy will run at about 270-275 which is what they are rated at. So you are not underdriving them like with the icecap or overdriving them with the HQI and you get a longer life on them. On the vho and t5 set up, I dont use any at all. I use to run them when I had the the hqi but stoped about 6months


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