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kinibay reefer
05/29/2017, 10:34 AM
Here are a few pics of my 280g from 3 1/2 yrs ago to now.
Always nice to see before and aftershttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170529/402732e0fccb583f7061e28e8a1674eb.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170529/34653cc8d7b52e08d1664b7a41334f8b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170529/1f7e4980778cb4302578528719c3be6f.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170529/f3a084fc1588b8aa9af3e97b7104f66b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170529/e53b1bed14e429e4f743a7a1d1c255a1.jpg

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celebrityovernight
05/29/2017, 10:51 AM
Man, that's so freaken awesome. Not only the sps growth, but your school of blue tangs growing along with the tank!!!

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cFloor
05/29/2017, 12:39 PM
Beautiful reef! How are you maintaining your alk and calcium?

kinibay reefer
05/29/2017, 12:47 PM
Thanks , dosing baking soda and CaCl ,from the RH 2 part balling method


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maxxII
05/29/2017, 01:00 PM
What anthias are those?

Excellent growth and your tank is beautiful!

kinibay reefer
05/29/2017, 02:37 PM
Lyretail Anthias , somehow didnt keep their color


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Stolireef
05/29/2017, 05:27 PM
I love a KISS system. Really nice growth. Could you tell us more about your build? Lights? Skimmer etc?

Dennio
05/29/2017, 06:32 PM
great monti!

kinibay reefer
05/29/2017, 11:20 PM
Tank 80x36x20 Lighting for the most part has been 2 400w radiums , skimmer Tunze , i run Dsb in the sump with some macro algea and a 'diy' test scrubber at the moment.
I dose with vodka and vinager , 12 ml and 120ml pd.

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shih87
05/30/2017, 02:36 AM
Very nice and lovely tank. Your fish must love your aquascape, easy to hind and easy to swim around.

kinibay reefer
05/30/2017, 10:36 AM
Some more pics from closer and abovehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/c9cb70283ed3be6ec30c001c99c04812.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/3589de599c483fa0533875b8245c72ff.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/7024d9ee813c44868f50c5c5a669e856.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170530/81acfdbc749a79016671b864aa333163.jpg

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jda
05/31/2017, 09:10 PM
Very impressive.

Try some New Life Spectrum pellets - they keep my Anthias nice and colorful.

WLachnit
05/31/2017, 11:42 PM
Very very cool! Love the before and after.


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codydemmel4
06/01/2017, 05:51 AM
very nice! cant believe you are able to keep all those blue tangs together, very nice grow on everything too!

Piper27
06/01/2017, 08:33 AM
Only two 400w radium's over that long tank? Or are you saying two 400w radium's per reflector? Beautiful full colonies, looks great! Takes a good reefer to grow out such a small amount of coral into nice big colonies like that!

kinibay reefer
06/01/2017, 01:54 PM
Very impressive.

Try some New Life Spectrum pellets - they keep my Anthias nice and colorful.
Thanks will try get some


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kinibay reefer
06/01/2017, 01:56 PM
very nice! cant believe you are able to keep all those blue tangs together, very nice grow on everything too!
I had 5 blue tang initially for about 3 yrs , 1 jumped out and then I added another 5

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kinibay reefer
06/01/2017, 01:59 PM
Only two 400w radium's over that long tank? Or are you saying two 400w radium's per reflector? Beautiful full colonies, looks great! Takes a good reefer to grow out such a small amount of coral into nice big colonies like that!
I have only 2 radiums over the whole tank , seems to work OK and the tanks only 20 deep

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jda
06/01/2017, 02:19 PM
It is also very nice to see colonies that are not dying from the base-up and colorless and white on the underside. Well done, indeed.

Piper27
06/01/2017, 02:42 PM
Wow, can you share a front tank shot showing your lights? How high are they hung?

kinibay reefer
06/02/2017, 09:56 AM
Wow, can you share a front tank shot showing your lights? How high are they hung?
Here's some tank shotshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/6de5f682688987d17c94ab90e9f7636b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/c3209069ce876ecd58295d53a42e63ba.jpg

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kinibay reefer
06/02/2017, 09:59 AM
Here's some tank shotshttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/6de5f682688987d17c94ab90e9f7636b.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170602/c3209069ce876ecd58295d53a42e63ba.jpg

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Piper27
06/02/2017, 10:02 AM
Holy Moses! That's insane! I would love to see two LED fixtures do that. Goes to show how good radium's bulbs really are. Even though you pulled the rockwork in towards the middle of the tank, those bulbs are still reaching a long way and growing the coral really well. I wonder what difference you would have seen if you had four bulbs over that tank.

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minus9
06/02/2017, 10:08 AM
Very nice! I love shallow tanks.

kinibay reefer
06/02/2017, 10:17 AM
I think 4 build 1600 w may be an overkill in this tank as it's only 20 deep
And my current Bulbs are way over expiry date , over 2.5 years old

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kinibay reefer
06/02/2017, 10:17 AM
I think 4 bulbs 1600 w may be an overkill in this tank as it's only 20 deep
And my current Bulbs are way over expiry date , over 2.5 years old

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herbklee
06/03/2017, 08:00 AM
nice
what pumps r u using?


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kinibay reefer
06/03/2017, 09:08 AM
2 x Jebao wp60 's
One on either side of the tank , random mode

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biecacka
06/03/2017, 12:38 PM
Your bulbs are2.5 years old?


Corey

kinibay reefer
06/03/2017, 01:00 PM
Yes , at least

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kinibay reefer
06/04/2017, 04:55 AM
Really time to change them , I could possibly get much better coloration with new radiums

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Piper27
06/04/2017, 05:03 AM
Yea, I have seen a few local guys run their bulbs out that long and after about two years things really start to look bad. Colors and growth will probably pick up with new bulbs.

This is one of the best keeping it simple tanks I have seen, at least in the display. I am assuming your sump is very simple as well?

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kinibay reefer
06/04/2017, 01:33 PM
Yes , just a few things going on in the sump,
DSB with some macro , skimmer , and my auto doser

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