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tjsailosullivan
06/09/2014, 02:08 PM
Thought I would try and start a Tread here. Would like to see some photo's of my fellow veterans and current active SVC member's tanks. Please include a brief description of the tank and some shorts details of your service.

I will start this one off. Hope you enjoy.
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21 Years SVS - Retired Active Duty, USAF Major. 230 Gallon mixed reef, Tank #9 (Last one) due to my numerous PCS assignments.



http://i1081.photobucket.com/albums/j360/Tjsailosullivan/Aquarium/IMG_1928_zps2d165aa7.jpg (http://s1081.photobucket.com/user/Tjsailosullivan/media/Aquarium/IMG_1928_zps2d165aa7.jpg.html)

SkySoldier173
06/11/2014, 01:03 PM
Nice tank sir280727 I have a 180g mixed reef

Ches
06/17/2014, 03:14 AM
http://reefcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8141&pictureid=63541

tjsailosullivan
06/30/2014, 12:23 PM
http://reefcentral.com/forums/picture.php?albumid=8141&pictureid=63541

WoW! Very Nice.

Crob5965
07/09/2014, 04:14 PM
not much of a photogropher

racin_33
07/11/2014, 10:29 AM
Nice looking tanks!

crat748
08/16/2014, 09:14 PM
https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/14935101122_5241f56921_z.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/photos/crat996/14935101122/)
image (https://www.flickr.com/photos/crat996/14935101122/) by crat996 (https://www.flickr.com/people/crat996/), on Flickr

Here's my 125g. I'm working in a 200g right now. Should be up in the next month or 2.

Toby_Kourtney
08/29/2014, 06:16 PM
20 gallon mixed reef I started a month ago.
http://i838.photobucket.com/albums/zz304/tobykourtney/Mobile%20Uploads/20140826_170604_zpspfd3jg20.jpg (http://s838.photobucket.com/user/tobykourtney/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140826_170604_zpspfd3jg20.jpg.html)

3dees
09/09/2014, 10:06 AM
USMC. Viet Nam veteran. my 120 gal. with mostly softies and a couple of lps. still adding coral. started as a fowlr.

Knots
12/09/2014, 07:41 PM
Wow, you folks have some great looking tanks? Any one here a youtube blogger on their tank(s)?

Paul B
01/27/2015, 11:43 AM
Viet Nam/Cambodia Vet. (I just saw this)

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh270/urchsearch/Merge2015_zpsd2f600cf.jpg (http://s258.photobucket.com/user/urchsearch/media/Merge2015_zpsd2f600cf.jpg.html)

dabob79
02/03/2015, 09:15 AM
Wow, amazing tanks! I had a few different setups when I was still in and every time I deployed I had to tear them down, it got so frustrating! Now that I'm finally free (lol) I'm setting up a new 93 gallon cube, hoping to have it up and running in the next few months. I'll definitely post some pics once I get it going.

Crob5965
02/05/2015, 04:20 PM
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/65805092f0726bf874b4dd2e3[IMG]http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/8ee4243937e6672b6563477a31259b9c.jpg

Work in progress
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/05/0d30faae9acf8cd51a9e5d576fc383ae.jpg

youcallmenny
04/15/2015, 01:24 PM
Hey everyone. 7 year AD army Iraq combat vet. Medically retired out of 3BSTB 1CD. Been out for 4 years now. Just started my first reef a couple of months ago. Everything has been fun so far.

37g bow front display
15g in sump (30g tank) + skimmer + LR + chaeto
Led lighting
Tetra EX70 on display, no filters just media as a little pod fuge. Works better than I hoped!


The sump is all set up and ready to go but not connected yet. The plumbing will be here probably today. Please let me know what you guys think.

nmotz
04/16/2015, 12:27 PM
Hey everyone. 7 year AD army Iraq combat vet. Medically retired out of 3BSTB 1CD. Been out for 4 years now. Just started my first reef a couple of months ago. Everything has been fun so far.

37g bow front display
15g in sump (30g tank) + skimmer + LR + chaeto
Led lighting
Tetra EX70 on display, no filters just media as a little pod fuge. Works better than I hoped!


The sump is all set up and ready to go but not connected yet. The plumbing will be here probably today. Please let me know what you guys think.

I think you have some nice LR, but they are large pieces and I think you could do a lot more creative aquascaping if you broke them up into smaller chunks. Obviously, it's up to you how you want your tank to look, but there's some great articles here on reef central about aquascaping that could give you some ideas. Otherwise, looks really good and I think it will be really successful the way you have it set up. Thanks for your service!

youcallmenny
04/16/2015, 05:02 PM
Thank you for the reply! I hadn't really thought to break the rocks but that would be perfect for the bigger ones. The cave network under it is really cool but the top and side rocks would definitely benefit from breaking them.

Some day when I set a new tank up, I'll definitely have all the dry rock epoxied together without water first.

How would you suggest I go about doing that since the corals on said rocks are glued in? Might try using two sets of hands and a big flathead and hammer to fracture them as gently as possible?

nmotz
04/17/2015, 12:18 AM
The one thing that I've always heard regarding aquascaping is that it's important to make it as "open" as possible. In other words, large rocks that are piled on top of each other leave little space for water to flow and detritus can get stuck in the crevasses. Smaller rocks enable greater opportunity for creating open rock structures. Usually this also ends up being more aesthetically pleasing because it doesn't just look like there's a random pile of rocks in the tank.

Since you already have corals glued in place it may not be possible to do a whole lot. It's not worth killing or damaging your corals. But like you said, you can at least plan for your next tank. I found that the planning process is essential prior to adding livestock.

I've gotten in situations before where I overhauled the entire tank after setting it up because I hated the aquascape due to insufficient planning prior to adding livestock. Moving stuff around normally creates a storm of noxious detritus that has been sitting in the sand bed and rocks, and that can cause ammonia spikes. In the past, I've lost livestock as a result so now I make sure I do all my "tinkering" with the rocks prior to adding anything to the tank.

AdamNC
04/18/2015, 07:04 PM
Figure I might as well say hi here.

1996-2001 Corporal / E-4
USMC 2171 Electro-Optical Ordinance Tech
2nd Mar Div, 2nd Maint Battalion, OMC, FC

So on to the pics

FTS
http://www.aquaticlog.com/showcase/image.jpeg?imageId=113534

Cali Tort, Acropora Tortuosa
http://www.aquaticlog.com/showcase/image.jpeg?imageId=110840

Green Millepora, Acropora millepora
http://www.aquaticlog.com/showcase/image.jpeg?imageId=110843

Pink Birdsnest, Seriatopora hystrix
http://www.aquaticlog.com/showcase/image.jpeg?imageId=111767

Unknown Acro
http://www.aquaticlog.com/showcase/image.jpeg?imageId=111761

rgulrich
05/29/2015, 07:09 PM
What the heck. USAF 1978-1999. Abne Crypto Liguist - Middle Eastern-Type. I'll let you guess where I spent the 80's and 90's...
At any rate, here's my current chunk o'glass:
http://i451.photobucket.com/albums/qq239/rgulrich_photobucket/Marriottsville%20Reef%202014-/Reef%20inhabitants%202015/20150423_101836.jpg (http://s451.photobucket.com/user/rgulrich_photobucket/media/Marriottsville%20Reef%202014-/Reef%20inhabitants%202015/20150423_101836.jpg.html)

youcallmenny
06/07/2015, 03:13 PM
The old tank developed a crack so we upgraded to a75g.

Wretched
06/25/2015, 10:14 PM
5 years active duty, Army, 10th Mountain Division. 2-30 INF.

Here's my tank:

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b561/Wretch3d/2015-06-23_15.01.54_zpsdx8ldzrc.jpg

sctip
06/25/2015, 10:18 PM
20 years retired Navy Chief. Retired on 2011.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/25/6796105a8d25f76dbb3f4d4a060a2f55.jpg

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/06/25/f59b76162b337884b6b76e8799b64fe7.jpg

Restarting after five years.

sctip
07/02/2015, 10:18 AM
Update after new lights and a little scaling.

322193

322194

322195

greatwhite198
07/06/2015, 03:32 AM
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/07/06/b135872391ce9066801ba2bb0020b9f8.jpg

40g small reef currently, but i plan to expand my coral, my key fish being a cuttlefish.

AD USMC

sctip
07/21/2015, 07:25 PM
Just a few pics

323812
323813
323814

Mpek
09/11/2015, 12:18 PM
This was my last tank before it silicone seals gave way and ended up all over my floor 4 months ago. Not going to stop me from getting another tank tho. Just have to fix the house first. lol

Mpek
09/11/2015, 12:19 PM
Wow...those pictures looked way better before I posted them. Sorry guys.

kgood323
10/11/2015, 09:38 PM
Whats up! 6 Year Air Force Vet here! Just started this 29 Gallon tank this weekend!

TonyB13
10/25/2015, 05:52 AM
5 years active duty, Army, 10th Mountain Division. 2-30 INF.

Here's my tank:

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b561/Wretch3d/2015-06-23_15.01.54_zpsdx8ldzrc.jpg

Awesome looking tank, so full and clean impressive

BeachBum2012
10/25/2015, 07:55 AM
Spent 6+ years in the Army National Guard, just over 3 of which were on active duty. One weekend a month, two years in Iraq! Lol. Started as a 33W and converted to 15N. Been out 10 years next spring.

http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10/25/ec58059c7fbf172cc3d0abe05b4828a6.jpg
No water yet, but I only need a few more parts until I'm ready to go.

Learn It
11/24/2015, 02:25 PM
awesome tanks here, thank you for your service

acesfull44
12/27/2015, 11:34 PM
US Navy 7/1990 - 9/1993
USS Forrestal (CV-59)
E-4

My 150g In Wall
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20151228/1a37a5ba61a52cda0fbc388be042f561.jpg

Dakarta
02/13/2016, 12:09 AM
I think it is great that there is a military section here on Reef Central.

US Navy 99 - 07
USS Enterprise CVN65
EM2

This is my 21 gal nano. Just got it. Hopefully in the coming months it starts to get a bit more life in the coming months.

http://s1142.photobucket.com/user/Dakarta2011/media/21%20Gal%20Nano/IMG_4686.jpg.html?sort=3&o=9

Guillo
02/16/2016, 12:17 PM
Man these are some really awesome aquariums!

Brando5185
02/17/2016, 07:13 AM
10 yr active Air Force 2006-present

My 180
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x56/brando5185/Mobile%20Uploads/20160216_113045_zpsvesxdpwc.jpg

Fizzman
10/07/2016, 12:15 AM
Hello guys, great thread. Still active duty Navy on shore tour. Previously on USS Nimitz. This is my 1.7gal betta tank.

CorbinSawyer
11/15/2016, 06:05 PM
Hey guys, SGT army reserve, primary MOS=surveyor/draftsman, secondary MOS=wheeled vehicle repair. Iraq Vet, reefing for 11 months.

20 gallon tank, (hope the pic works)

bif24701
11/23/2016, 08:23 PM
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161124/83e8d1bef2c907548b958073ae381b5e.jpg

Young system, 3 months old.


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Fizzman
12/06/2016, 01:14 AM
Hello guys, great thread. Still active duty Navy on shore tour. Previously on USS Nimitz. This is my 1.7gal betta tank.

24g addition to the 1.7 gal

jmcdaniel0
12/06/2016, 09:49 PM
24g addition to the 1.7 gal


Man the betta tanks are awesome!


Here are some shots of my tank, before the blizzard last year stuck us without power for weeks on end.

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/20160121_225909_zps3bredz0g.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/20160121_225909_zps3bredz0g.jpg.html)

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/received_1063188250366887_zpsmkz78yzi.jpeg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/received_1063188250366887_zpsmkz78yzi.jpeg.html)

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/20150521_154952-2_zps5ry82n8w.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/20150521_154952-2_zps5ry82n8w.jpg.html)

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/20150521_143852_zpsguzzeegk.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/20150521_143852_zpsguzzeegk.jpg.html)

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/20150508_115751_zps68wcviyz.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/20150508_115751_zps68wcviyz.jpg.html)

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/20150507_151801_zpsatbob6m2.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/20150507_151801_zpsatbob6m2.jpg.html)

http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q794/josh_mcdaniel1/Fish%20stuff/20150521_143852_zpsguzzeegk.jpg (http://s1359.photobucket.com/user/josh_mcdaniel1/media/Fish%20stuff/20150521_143852_zpsguzzeegk.jpg.html)

RaeGotEm
03/04/2017, 11:59 PM
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170305/4d3e5206d9ba949b47332ac6897848a4.jpg

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mnk9569
03/06/2017, 09:34 AM
So far loving them except some coraline got a bit crispy had to turn then down more maybe now I can grow coral which seems to be escaping me

Brunzy
03/06/2017, 09:00 PM
These tanks are looking amazingly beautiful!

bif24701
03/12/2017, 10:00 AM
Eglin AFB
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170312/ccec291f395e6b24e423137f5b5bb8b3.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170312/a289f41c53e23035d7e126092c9ff836.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170312/95456d30088bed2b0c9af9c75f0dc974.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170312/d98341e54efcc21e0a754595210f0b65.jpg


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BJ Kot
03/14/2017, 02:37 PM
Hey everybody. Army vet, medic, 82nd Airborne. Reefing 2.5 years