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Old 12/16/2007, 11:00 PM   #1
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Our 500 gal reef

Here are some pictures of our reef before I removed about 40# of coral

Another full tank shot

This is a tri color I grew from a 1" frag

Flowerpot from the size of golfball to larger than a basketball

A millie to over 18" across

Left side tank shot

Where all the coral went that tank is 8' across


I'll post some new shots later. have some new nice top downs..


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Old 12/16/2007, 11:05 PM   #2
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Wow beautiful. I love all the blue, especially the millie. Any certain additives for the goniopora? Do you feed it anything?


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Old 12/16/2007, 11:16 PM   #3
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sweet very nice....


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Old 12/16/2007, 11:38 PM   #4
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Wow. How long did they take to grow out (clam also)? Also what was the measurements of the tank and lighting specs? I need to copy you!


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Old 12/16/2007, 11:42 PM   #5
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Also, where can I get that bumper sticker!


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Old 12/17/2007, 01:30 AM   #6
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That is extremly nice


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Old 12/17/2007, 06:19 AM   #7
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Yes, very nice. More pics of the equipment ect! Great job!


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Old 12/17/2007, 07:45 AM   #8
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stunning!
would like to see equipment shots and a description of your set up, thanks for sharing


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Old 12/17/2007, 07:53 AM   #9
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wow sweet tank. looks beautiful!


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Old 12/17/2007, 08:18 AM   #10
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Hobbzz

Combination of flake/nordi, frozen rinsed and fish poo. I don't target feed anything in my tank

Wabio

Pictures taken at about 2 years. that was about 4 months ago. Most coral was transferred from my 280 gallon. Clam has grown from 5" to about 18" in 2 years. And is one of the family favorites.

Tank is 96" long by 36" high and 36" deep.

Lighting (6) 400 watt radiums on HQI's, (4) 160 watt VHO actinic and (4) 96 watt blue/pink actinic with 10K PC's. I was trying to achieve the widest amount of spectrum.

Thanks all, will put together equipment list and pictures. And post some updated pictures with top downs.

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Old 12/17/2007, 08:51 AM   #11
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Amazing SPS Growth !!

Love it !!


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Old 12/17/2007, 09:10 AM   #12
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That growth looks amazing. Why the decision to do the massive trimming?


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Old 12/17/2007, 09:28 AM   #13
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The demands on Cal and Alk were staggering.... Also it was a flow/ light issue, and I wanted the reef to even out some. Not to mention the kind a $$$ you can get for all that coral. Just kidding if it was for money, I wouldn't be in this hobby.

I run a large dual chamber reactor. Drip Kalk at night, sodium bi-carbornate and sodium carbonate. And calcium chloride, by reefFiller dosing system 24/7.

I also have around 23 fish with 6 being large Tangs. Our blue grew from less than an 1" to almost 10" in 4 years. Most of the fish will eat from my hand...

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Old 12/17/2007, 10:23 AM   #14
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That goniopora is hands down the most impressive.


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Old 12/17/2007, 11:47 AM   #15
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wow....this make me want to buy the red flower pot and try it again. Awesome tank and growth.


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Old 12/17/2007, 11:47 AM   #16
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wow....this make me want to buy the red flower pot and try it again. Awesome tank and growth.


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Old 12/17/2007, 01:00 PM   #17
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your tank is inspiring! love every thing in it. very cool!


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Old 12/17/2007, 01:15 PM   #18
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ricks- incredibly beautiful set up. whatchu gonna do with all them corals? haha


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Old 12/17/2007, 03:46 PM   #19
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Very nice, I would love to see some "after" pictures...


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Old 12/17/2007, 04:03 PM   #20
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wow awesome tank


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Old 12/17/2007, 06:45 PM   #21
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Love the tank! Beautiful assortment of colors. Time for an upgrade haha...


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Old 12/17/2007, 08:44 PM   #22
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Wow, really nice!!! Beautiful health.
I'd also LOVE to see the after shots...come to think of it I'd love to see the whole darn set up..
WHERE DA PICS- you might have created a (another) monster!


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Old 12/17/2007, 09:37 PM   #23
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Wow!


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Old 12/17/2007, 09:44 PM   #24
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Sweet tank....great job!

Curious if you have external overflows, hard to tell for sure in the FTS.

I am ordering a similar sized tank (96 x 36 x 30) and would appreciate reading more about your set-up.

Thanks!


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Old 12/18/2007, 06:07 AM   #25
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Wow, that is certainly one of the most impressive tanks I've seen, with amazing growth.

I'm interested in the Tunze setup you have in the corners. It almost looks like there are two, but I only can see one holder.


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