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poppie
07/09/2009, 03:15 AM
Thought I'd show some of my SPS from not so sunny Western Australia
enjoy. Sorry about the quality but just getting used to this camera.
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A1.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A2.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A3.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A4.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A5.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A6.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A7.jpg[/URL]
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A1.jpg[/URL]

Regards Chris (poppie)

avaneaton2000
07/09/2009, 03:23 PM
Thought I would help out, nice looking SPS


http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A1.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A2.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A3.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A4.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A5.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A6.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A7.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/A1.jpg

poppie
07/09/2009, 05:49 PM
Thank you for helping out with the photos.

Regards Chris (poppie)

jsdancer
07/09/2009, 06:28 PM
Hey great pieces! Now are all your acro's from Australia or do you get pieces from elsewhere?

poppie
07/10/2009, 12:37 AM
JSdancer
All our corals are local Australian, in fact mine are all Western Australian, we are not permitted to import anything from overseas :( but we can export if you are licenced to do it. Unfortunately our state legislation even stops us aquaculturing frags to sell to each other legally without an aquaculture licence, So we do a lot of fragging and swapping between the society members.

Chris (poppie)

jsdancer
07/10/2009, 07:57 AM
poppie
It actually sounds like a great idea! It may mean to some as limiting but with all the beautiful species that you guys out there have available it sounds like a win win situation for all.
I know I rehit the hobby in 2008 after an absence since 2004 and all I could hear was that we were importing corals from Australia.
Have you guys out there come across a coral that has yet to hit popularity out here in the USA?

poppie
07/11/2009, 09:08 PM
Jsdancer
I suppose some of our corals maybe unique due to our location especially those from the West Australian reefs but because our collectors are so restricted due to regulations and very large areas being declared National Parks we can not get them. This togather with the small number of hobbyists who actually specialise in SPS keeping makes it unviable for collectors to go for the unique as many of them can not export so they go for the quick turnover or "Bread and Butter" stuff. I have a small frag of an acro that is vivid yellow with metelic blue polyps that someone found whilst diving up north west but their colony RTN'd within a week after giving me a small frag which is starting to encrust finally after almost seven months so I hope it survives. I'll try to get a photo and post it.

Chris (poppie)

poppie
07/12/2009, 06:33 AM
Jsdancer
here are a couple pics of the vivid yellow with electric blue polyps unfortunately he is attached on a plug behind a larger frag so getting a clearer picture is difficult.
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/YA1.jpg
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/YA.jpg

Chris (poppie)

poppie
10/25/2009, 02:05 AM
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC1.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC2.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC3.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC4.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC5.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC6.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC7.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC8.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC9.JPG

Please enjoy and any worthwhile comments will be appreciated.

Regards
Chris Poppie

poppie
10/25/2009, 02:06 AM
Just a couple more
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC10.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC11.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC13.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC14.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC15.JPG
http://home.iprimus.com.au/ckolzan/IC16.JPG

Chris (poppie)

Bryan
10/25/2009, 03:09 AM
Poppie:

What are your tank specs, lighting, filtration. Quite the coralline algae growth everywhere

poppie
10/25/2009, 05:30 AM
Bryan
My tank is BB but covered in coraline algae, my tank is called the Purple Monster due to its very heavey coraline algae growth.

The whole system is approximately 800 Lt
Main tank is a diamond shape (six sided the 3 viewing panes are made from Saphire glassthat and it fits into a corner which housed a fire hearth and holds approximately 600 Lt.
Sump is a rubbermaid tub with 250Lt capacity under the tank and carries in it:
3000 Lt twin pump skimmer (H&S clone)
3500 Lt return pump
500 lt pump carbon reactor
1000 lt pump fluid bed reactor carrying Rowaphos
Remote DSB

I use a Koralin calcium reactor with a second chamber which is home made the second chamber is filled 1/3 with Dolomite chips.

Lighting
2 x 20000K 250 watt MH in homemade lumenarc type hoods (run 8 hrs 1PM- 9PM)
8 x 2 foot T5 tubes (2x Fiji purple, 2 x Polychrome Pure Actinics & 2 x Polychrome Actinics) run 12 hrs 11AM-11PM

Internal circulation pumps
2 x 12000Lt Tunze & 2 12,000Lt twin Hydro ( the water boils in the main tank)

I use natural sea water which is stored in a 1000Lt tank and delivered to the house by a licenced collector.
Water changes comprise 10% every week.

Water perameters
Ph 8-8.2
Alk 8.5-10
Ca 480
Mg 1500
Salinity 33 if stored sea water is more than that I add RO to keep at between 32 - 35
Phosphates .001 using Hanna meter
Nitrates nil reading
Temp ranges 25C- 28C

Fish
1 x Yellow tang
1 x Purple tang
1x Kole tang
1 x Rabit fish
2 x scooter dragonettes
5 pepermint shrimp
1x cleaner wresse
3x nemo's (grandchildrens fish)

Feeding is once dailywith each day having a different food including home prepared mix of prawns, oyster, muscals and white bait and commercial frozen food such as mysis shrimp, brine shrimp and green foods.

I do not use any boosters, enhancers or potions.

Regards
Chris (poppie)