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TonyTheTiger
02/19/2009, 09:44 AM
I have posted some pictures in the Finnex Owners thread, but I thought that I would start a thread of my own. I began with a used Finnex setup I bought from a fellow reefer, but after a leak ensued I purchased the new Finnex 30 gallon, which I like much better with the back chambers rearranged.
Lighting- 24 inch Finnex fixture over the tank which consists of a 150 watt 14K Phoenix bulb and 2- 24watt HOT5 Actinic bulbs.
The skimmer is the stock skimmer, but I am thinking of getting the Tunze to replace it.
Water circulation- Hydor Koralia Nano and the stock return pump.
Fuge is in the middle chamber with live sand, live rock rubble and chaeto
I run an ATO unit on the tank with a 7 gallon reservoir (not sure of the brand).
About 30-40 pounds of liverock
30 pounds of sand
mixed corals- LPS, SPS and Softies
Fish- Lantern Basslet and a Green Clown Goby
Inverts- Tiger Serpent Star, Cleaner Shrimp, Sand Conch, Astrea Snails and Blue Leg Hermits

Here are some pictures:

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010027-5.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010029-3.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010033-5.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010038-2.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010039-5.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010046-4.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010047-5.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010043-5.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010044-1.jpg

TonyTheTiger
02/19/2009, 09:45 AM
and a few more!

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010040-3.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010041-5.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010042-4.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010045-3.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010049-2.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010061-1.jpg

Jadams
02/19/2009, 11:28 AM
nice pics!

HomeSlizzice
02/19/2009, 11:30 AM
Very nice. :)

YeahitsK
02/19/2009, 12:13 PM
Those are some great pics. I bet it looks amazing in real life. Love the Finnex tanks.

TonyTheTiger
02/19/2009, 01:09 PM
Thanks- I am surprised they turned out so well. I am not usually good at taking pics, especially with a little point and shoot camera. The tank is coming along nicely.

binyang
02/19/2009, 11:54 PM
nice color

Reef-Ski
02/20/2009, 04:47 AM
You have my vote for Nano Tank of the Month

:thumbsup:

Firekat
02/20/2009, 08:55 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14438781#post14438781 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Reef-Ski
You have my vote for Nano Tank of the Month

:thumbsup:

My vote also!! My finnex will be set up for 2 months and I'm putting in my first coral... wooo hoooo.. Hope it grows up to look as good as yours. ;)

TonyTheTiger
02/21/2009, 06:27 PM
Thanks for the compliments. I do not think I am NTOM material yet, but that would be a great honor in the future. The tank is developing nicely and my colors have really begin to pop. Once things begin to fill in more I may consider tossing my hat in the ring for NTOM.

Brandon M
02/21/2009, 10:06 PM
Pretty :)

TonyTheTiger
02/22/2009, 03:53 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=14452017#post14452017 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Brandon M
Pretty :)
Thank you!

TonyTheTiger
02/22/2009, 08:37 PM
Some pics of the fish and inverts I still have not grasped the techniques for taking pictures of fish yet, but these will have to do :)

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010068.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010094-1.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010080.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010096-2.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010075-2.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010074-1.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010092-1.jpg

skip2142
02/23/2009, 04:44 PM
Is that how blue the MH light is or is that with actinic's on as well?

TonyTheTiger
02/23/2009, 07:02 PM
It has a nice blue tint to it but not as blue as the pics make it out to be. It is more white in real life. There are 2 actinics on as well

xXch0dyXx
02/24/2009, 04:01 PM
any complaints about the finnex? im thinking about selling the 24g nanocube and replacing it with something a little better setup

ilikelps
02/24/2009, 04:30 PM
beautiful tank!

Ben

TonyTheTiger
02/24/2009, 06:55 PM
Some pictures of my new Ocellaris Clown pair I picked up from Blue FIsh today. These are a large pair of clowns!

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010104.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010111-1.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010117.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n41/TonyDPetersen/P1010116.jpg