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mark54321
12/09/2014, 09:21 PM
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8569/15800328488_aa8ea663bf_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q5dPbG)black sun (https://flic.kr/p/q5dPbG) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7503/15985738721_7367358bf7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qmB6bR)branching dendro (https://flic.kr/p/qmB6bR) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7475/15800327288_431e291f42_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q5dNQ1)branching dendro2 (https://flic.kr/p/q5dNQ1) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7544/15368098143_2d5d410f4d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pq2wan)branching dendro3 (https://flic.kr/p/pq2wan) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7550/15368097703_7a0ec44b68_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pq2w2M)branching dendro4 (https://flic.kr/p/pq2w2M) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7568/15365465114_a65c4770fe_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ppN2sj)dendro (https://flic.kr/p/ppN2sj) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

mark54321
12/09/2014, 09:24 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/15801716779_426e7276be_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q5kVSK)hanging rock (https://flic.kr/p/q5kVSK) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8630/15987045622_d5c32bb49f_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qmHMFC)sun and dendro (https://flic.kr/p/qmHMFC) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7548/15801985127_faef5c5a57_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q5niDr)sun coral1 (https://flic.kr/p/q5niDr) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7572/15365463034_75ed542fc6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ppN1Qs)sun coral2 (https://flic.kr/p/ppN1Qs) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7515/15985734221_0e3d490972_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qmB4Rg)sun corals (https://flic.kr/p/qmB4Rg) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8600/15800322828_b37b2f26a7_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q5dMv7)sun corals2 (https://flic.kr/p/q5dMv7) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8620/15985733191_73c45d3a70_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qmB4xv)yellow sun (https://flic.kr/p/qmB4xv) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

teemee
12/09/2014, 10:52 PM
wow! how about a full tank shot?

Reef Frog
12/10/2014, 04:38 PM
Nice, very nice. Is this a dedicated NPS tank? I thought I saw a Red Chili in the background.

mark54321
12/10/2014, 09:23 PM
Thank you, it is mostly NPS ( about 90%), sun corals, dendros, chili coral and few gorgonians.

EddieC
12/15/2014, 01:59 PM
Those Dendros are awesome:)

Qckwzrd
12/23/2014, 10:48 PM
Great looking corals.

mark54321
12/27/2014, 08:49 PM
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7552/16123782652_8f3d55caa4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qyNAQC)sun corals (https://flic.kr/p/qyNAQC) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

fishnerd
12/30/2014, 10:57 AM
Welcome to the dark side :)

mark54321
01/06/2015, 11:10 AM
FTS from couple of months ago, will get new pictures with more coral soon :)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8575/15608268769_180b9dd141_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pMfswe)fts (https://flic.kr/p/pMfswe) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

mark54321
01/07/2015, 09:29 AM
Most recent pictures, took them last night :

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/16222703965_ced4490d24_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qHxAGv)fts2 (https://flic.kr/p/qHxAGv) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7541/16035337590_9203874722_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qqZicL)chili coral1 (https://flic.kr/p/qqZicL) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7531/15600362274_3ded9f3182_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pLxWcm)top down8 (https://flic.kr/p/pLxWcm) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8637/16035303488_aea4ecec1d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qqZ84N)suns2 (https://flic.kr/p/qqZ84N) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Reef Frog
01/07/2015, 02:41 PM
Well done! Is the tank dedicated to NPS only? How long have you kept the NPS Gorg, chili & other small polyped NPS alive? Feeding details?

hypostatic
01/07/2015, 08:58 PM
oh wow that's gorgeous!

mark54321
01/07/2015, 09:20 PM
Well done! Is the tank dedicated to NPS only? How long have you kept the NPS Gorg, chili & other small polyped NPS alive? Feeding details?

Thank you, tank is mostly NPS with most of them being suns and dendros. I have few gorgonians, not sure of their names. The gorgonians and chili coral are in my tank for 3 months now, and are doing great. I feed my yellow suns and dendros every other day and my black suns every day. I feed mixture of mysis,brine shrimp and fish eggs to them. Also every other day I broadcast mixture of rotifiers, reef chili and reef roids over chili coral and gorgonians. Also, since most of my fish are deepwater anthias, I also feed cyclops and other foods to them 2-3 times a day. So, my corals and fish get fed very well :). I am planning to experiment with other small polyp NPS, to see how they do in my system. For filtration I use my awesome ATI Powercone skimmer and 6L of siporax in sump. I do carbon dose vodka to keep nitrates low. I believe my gorgonians and chili coral benefit from all the extra bacteria in water column from carbon dosing. I manually dose Ca and Alk as needed and few drops of lugols once a week. Low light, so no algae can grow easily and good clean up crew, especially my nassarius snails to keep my sand bed clean of any uneaten food leftovers. That's about it, simple.

mark54321
01/07/2015, 09:20 PM
oh wow that's gorgeous!

Thank you :)

Spiderman097
01/09/2015, 02:30 PM
Those look super awesome

mark54321
02/14/2015, 03:31 PM
Some new pictures

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7288/16521718152_b59aeaa309_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/raY8cw)coral1 (https://flic.kr/p/raY8cw) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/16233859808_6b363e8efe_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJwLWC)tubes pictures (https://flic.kr/p/qJwLWC) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/16235296839_739531c38e_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qJE982)tube picture10 (https://flic.kr/p/qJE982) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7457/16395558366_0713ee92c6_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qYPwhN)tube picture9 (https://flic.kr/p/qYPwhN) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8592/15799036554_8c9b9acf4d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/q57c8Y)tube picture7 (https://flic.kr/p/q57c8Y) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

mark54321
02/14/2015, 03:34 PM
And different perspective :)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8679/15907294014_4b98b1f86b_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qeF3iU)upside down1 (https://flic.kr/p/qeF3iU) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7340/16342178998_14abab0736_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qU6WsS)upside down4 (https://flic.kr/p/qU6WsS) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/16343764197_e96fb28646_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/qUf4FT)fts2 (https://flic.kr/p/qUf4FT) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/16503672236_4ab53600c9_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/r9nCM3)fts (https://flic.kr/p/r9nCM3) by mark_mikina (https://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

joshky
02/14/2015, 03:42 PM
This is an awesome tank!! Very well done, keep up the good work!

Cfabia1
06/05/2015, 08:42 PM
Unlike anything I have ever seen, Just awesome

Devaji108
06/06/2015, 07:36 PM
wow!... stunning tank of the month worthy.