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My 72 Bow Front Tank

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by adampottebaum, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    I finally borrowed my parents half way decent camera to take some pics! Sorry about the quality, I'm no expert.
    FTS:
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    Closer:
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    Tried one with flash:
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    Neon Cleaner Goby:
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    My nanny
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    Ricordeas(Blue, Green, and 2 Oranges):
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    Favia and Lobo Brain
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    Hyacinth Birdsnest
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    Bubble Coral
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    Green Open Brain and Acans
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    Purple and Green Monti Caps:
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    Another Acan
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    Sun Coral and Blue Tang
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    Blasto Merletti:
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    Crocea Clam:
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    Sump(yes, the collection cup overflow tube is normally in that milk jug, I didn't feel like taking another pic after I noticed it):
    Also, notice it's a SKIM milk jug...
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    Mangroves:
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  2. cbort

    cbort Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    looks really great! Tank will look great once those corals grow out!
     
  3. AJ

    AJ Inactive User

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    Nice lookin' tank! I'm an LPS fan and you have some nice LPS there...

    I'm certainly no expert, but I've heard bad things about submerged bio-balls (and mixed things about suspended bio-balls) so you may want to keep a close eye on how they impact your nitrate levels. This is not from personal experience, just from what others have told me.

    --AJ
     
  4. ninjazx777 Experienced Reefkeeper

    Des Moines, IA
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    looks nice
    1 question though what happens if you lose power or your return pum quits? your sump looks really full will it overflow?
     
  5. Eric Experienced Reefkeeper

    West Des Moines, IA
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    Looks great!
    How'd you get that clown to stay so stationary while you were taking pics?
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    -Eric
     
  6. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    AJ: I've never had any problem with nitrates. I've had the bio balls in the sump since I set it up, my nitrates are never over 5 or so.

    Ninja: The first thing I did when I set up the sump was turn the pumps on and then shut everything off. I have my return basically above my water line so the only water that comes back down to the sump is from the overflow box. I shut it off everyonce and a while and it only fills it about half that level in the final chamber. I still have about an inch or so, I just like having plenty of room for error. I don't know if you can see it well but I have a float valve that's plumbed to my ro/di tank that keeps the water level constant.

    Eric: Yea that clown just stays there and holds the algae sheets for my other fish til it's gone(what a nice guy). I was surprised my other two (real) clowns weren't pestering me the whole time I was takin pics. My blue tang was the only one trying to get in the way of my closeups...

    Thanks for the input!
     
  7. matt1971 Well-Known ReefKeeper

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    Waterloo
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    Good to see the sun coral polyps extended with the lights on... very nice.
     
  8. adampottebaum

    adampottebaum Experienced Reefkeeper GIRS Member

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    Yea I took that pic especially for you. I took some good advice (I think it was from Dan) to feed them cyclop-eeze. They are getting pretty big now and are open about 50% of the time and every time I feed(which is quite often, I definitely overfeed my fish/corals). Hopefully I can get them to encrust the whole rock in due time...
     

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