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Old 06/03/2007, 04:00 PM   #1
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Bear's 125 gallon Family Room Reef

I don't have time right now to give too many specs, so for now here's some pics I've recently taken.












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Old 06/03/2007, 04:02 PM   #2
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Old 06/03/2007, 04:12 PM   #3
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Stunning - Im Jealous - I particularly like the zoas and ricordea...they are sooooo photogenic.

BTW have you just cleaned your tank by any chance


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Old 06/03/2007, 04:15 PM   #4
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Nope, its actually been a week since the last time I cleaned my tank

Finals start tomorrow or I would have done a WC and some normal cleaning before taking the pics.


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Old 06/03/2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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incredible photo quality, everything looks great, can we get a full tank shot?


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Old 06/03/2007, 04:24 PM   #6
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Full Tank Shots don't look the best due to a window to the left of the tank. When I am able I will add more pics and info and will add a FTS.


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Old 06/03/2007, 04:54 PM   #7
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Beautiful pics!! What kind of camera are you using?


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Old 06/03/2007, 05:04 PM   #8
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I am using a Canon PowerShot SD550. Just a lil Point and Shoot camera I got for xmas 2 yrs ago.


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Old 06/03/2007, 06:53 PM   #9
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Tank: 125 gallon custom acrylic with rounded front corners
Sump: 35 gallons
Skimmer:ASM G3
--2 little fishies Phosban reactor
Lights: 6x54 watt T5HO

I can't think of much else right now (too much studyn). If you want to know something else just ask

Fish List:
2 Clarkii Clowns
1 Blue Tang
1 Sailfin Tang
1 Six Line Wrasse
1 Blue Neon Goby

Coral...im not gonna try
Most are softies with a few different SPS. The idea is to fill the rest of the open area with zoas, rics, and a few more sps and LPS


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Old 06/03/2007, 06:56 PM   #10
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Wow, I was expecting to see an SLR. Are you using a tripod and any special settings when taking those pics?


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Old 06/03/2007, 07:01 PM   #11
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Just me kneeling on the couch in front of the tank, no tripod. It has an underwater setting that works okay, but you have to tweak it quite a bit to get the pics right.

I would love to get my hands on a SLR, but for now this is what I have and I think I'm making the best of it. Thanks for the kind comment

I am more than willing to show off some more pics if ya really liked those so much Just send a pm


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Old 06/04/2007, 12:05 AM   #12
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The tank has been up Since Feb and was a lot of stuff was moved out of my 40 gallon that was set up in Oct.

Here's a pic of the old 40 gallon.


And here's an even old pic of when it was a FW cichlid tank.


I went to a first time FW keeper in June of 06 to a First time SW keeping in Oct and never looked back....well...other than at these pics

The tank has been through its ups and downs, bouts of ich, cyano bacteria, fish and crab eating coral, etc. As for now the tanks levels are steady and all livestock seems happy.

(Oh, the pics above were taken with the same camera as above, just before I started to take my photography seriously)


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Old 06/04/2007, 04:53 PM   #13
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Very nice pic and tank


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Old 06/04/2007, 05:36 PM   #14
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Nice pics! Nice looking tank too!


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Old 06/15/2007, 05:38 PM   #15
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A couple quick pics to document some growth.


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Old 06/15/2007, 06:13 PM   #16
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I love your clove polyps in the 3rd from last picture.


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Old 06/15/2007, 07:16 PM   #17
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i wish my ricordea were as nice as urs, and your sailfin is amazing too,lookin good as always bear.


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Old 06/15/2007, 08:05 PM   #18
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Wow your tank is absoutely amazing! The colors are great. Awesome sailfin btw.


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Old 06/15/2007, 08:47 PM   #19
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Great Tank, Very Good Job


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Old 06/15/2007, 11:22 PM   #20
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Thanks for the comments. Hopefully soon I will be able to take some more and better pics to show more of the livestock.


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Old 06/16/2007, 12:05 AM   #21
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Beautiful tank. How do you store your pictures online to post them on RC? I have been using the photo gallery that RC provides, but it limits file size to 50kb so I really have to shrink them. What do you do?


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Old 06/16/2007, 12:14 AM   #22
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I use photobucket.com . U get a ton of space and bandwidth.


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Old 06/16/2007, 01:14 AM   #23
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cartoonbear, Very Nice tank!


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Old 06/18/2007, 05:31 PM   #24
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I got in some new corals. A few new Zoa rocks, a pink finger leather, a magenta carnation, and a dark green frogspawn with purple tips! It's small, but u can see the new frogspawn at the top of the frogspawn pic.








I am very unhappy with the way the Zoa pics came out, so much that there is still another rock not featured in these pics. Oh well, I will try again later.










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Old 06/18/2007, 05:32 PM   #25
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