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cFloor
06/04/2017, 02:11 AM
Hi everyone, I wanted to start a new thread for my new tank. Everything has been transferred from my previous 190g. I've traded off about 25% of my corals and chopped up many others. Although this tank is larger, I ended up with fewer corals and fish. Other than having a healthy reef, my main goal for this tank is ease of maintenance. My previous tank, due to it's dimensions became very difficult to work on, and access certain corals.

Tank: Crystal Dynamics Peninsula: 72"x36"x22"
Sump: Advanced Acrylics
Return pump: Ecotech Vectra L1
Skimmer: Reef Octopus 300
Lighting: ATI t5 with Reefbrite LED strips
Alk and Ca: B-Ionic 2 part, Bubble Magus doser
Controller: Neptune Apex (controls heaters and fans, and monitors temp and pH)
Flow: 2 MP40s, 100% on pulse mode (will add 2 more)
Other: About 9 gallons of Seachem Matrix in bags and reactors, 1 cup carbon in bag, Reef Crystals salt

190g thread:
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2484807&page=29

Here's where I'm at today. The return pump was turned on May 10th and my corals were transferred on May 29th.
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/conorburnspainting/tank1.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/conorburnspainting/media/tank1.jpg.html)

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/conorburnspainting/tank3.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/conorburnspainting/media/tank3.jpg.html)

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/conorburnspainting/tank2.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/conorburnspainting/media/tank2.jpg.html)

http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/conorburnspainting/tank1.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/conorburnspainting/media/tank1.jpg.html)

biggles
06/04/2017, 02:13 AM
Just awesome Conor :)

cFloor
06/04/2017, 02:16 AM
Just awesome Conor :)

Thanks Andrew! Your tank was an inspiration for how this tank was built and set up.

scuzy
06/04/2017, 02:51 AM
Those bandits looks awesome


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cFloor
06/04/2017, 03:19 AM
Those bandits looks awesome


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Thanks scuzy, Bandits are my favorite fish

Big E
06/04/2017, 04:01 AM
Beautiful........I love the gaps and openness of the scape..........hope you can keep it that way.

I'm jealous of the tank dimensions(perfect) and your fish choices top everything off.

Piper27
06/04/2017, 06:12 AM
Very nicely done! Looks beautiful and you have some cool fish too. I hope the adjustment period to the new tank goes smoothly, looking forward to things filling in even thought they don't really even need too!

Piper27
06/04/2017, 06:14 AM
How on Earth did that echi or turaki or whatever it is stay intact???

markalot
06/04/2017, 07:04 AM
He's a master at moving corals. :D

The scape is fantastic, once again, really beautiful.

ClownNut
06/04/2017, 08:30 AM
love the low aquascape. of course beautiful collection of angels too. :)

Reeftub
06/04/2017, 09:31 AM
Wow just beautiful! All those awesome fish also.

reefmutt
06/04/2017, 10:13 AM
Beautiful start Connor.
Looking forward to watching this baby grow out.
Love those bandits. Not sure I've ever seen those fish in person.

MSHUR
06/04/2017, 10:50 AM
Looks great!!
And selection of fish is something!!
Do you think 8 bulbs will cover 72x36 size thank? Mine is the same dimension and i went with 10 bulbs fixture.



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acesq
06/04/2017, 10:52 AM
Fantastic!

maxxII
06/04/2017, 11:48 AM
LOL...When your opening photograph has:

A Clarion Angel
A Pair of Bandit Angels
A Regal Angel
A Joculator Angel


And beautiful SPS.....you have an awesome reef!

Great looking aquascape Connor, looking forward to more updates and pictures of this beautiful reef!

BigBlueTang
06/04/2017, 12:03 PM
Amazing fish list! Your tank is amazing already!

mhucasey
06/04/2017, 12:27 PM
That is pretty much the holy grail for tank size Conor. I'm loving the design choices for your layout and it looks like your fish have way more room to swim. Looking fantastic!!

Usernam Invalid
06/04/2017, 12:38 PM
🤤 can't wait to watch this progress

DiscusHeckel
06/04/2017, 01:12 PM
Marvellous. I am looking forward to further updates.

codydemmel4
06/04/2017, 01:12 PM
layout is awesome!

Hentz
06/04/2017, 03:09 PM
ITS ALIVE!!!!

This is going to be great man. The dimensions are absolutely perfect!

cFloor
06/04/2017, 07:49 PM
Beautiful........I love the gaps and openness of the scape..........hope you can keep it that way.

I'm jealous of the tank dimensions(perfect) and your fish choices top everything off.
Thanks! I'm going to try to keep those gaps there. There is glass bracing above them, so hopefully I can do it.
Very nicely done! Looks beautiful and you have some cool fish too. I hope the adjustment period to the new tank goes smoothly, looking forward to things filling in even thought they don't really even need too!

How on Earth did that echi or turaki or whatever it is stay intact???
Thanks, I actually broke up most of the corals. I had to break the old tank down using a hammer and a crowbar.
He's a master at moving corals. :D

The scape is fantastic, once again, really beautiful.
Appreciate it Mark!
love the low aquascape. of course beautiful collection of angels too. :)
Thank you. I'm excited to have a low lying aquascape. Should be so much easier to work on.
Wow just beautiful! All those awesome fish also.
Thanks bud!
Beautiful start Connor.
Looking forward to watching this baby grow out.
Love those bandits. Not sure I've ever seen those fish in person.
Thank you Matt! Bandits might be my all time favorite fish, certainly in my top 3. It's crazy how a black and white fish can be so beautiful. They are truly a fish where photos do not do justice. Just stunning in person!
Looks great!!
And selection of fish is something!!
Do you think 8 bulbs will cover 72x36 size thank? Mine is the same dimension and i went with 10 bulbs fixture.



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Thanks! I do not think 8 bulbs will be enough. I'll likely add 2 more t5s or 2 more reefbrite strips.

Fantastic!
Thanks!
LOL...When your opening photograph has:

A Clarion Angel
A Pair of Bandit Angels
A Regal Angel
A Joculator Angel


And beautiful SPS.....you have an awesome reef!

Great looking aquascape Connor, looking forward to more updates and pictures of this beautiful reef!
Ha, thanks man! Hopefully they all behave. The clarion is a brute!

Amazing fish list! Your tank is amazing already!
Thanks!!
That is pretty much the holy grail for tank size Conor. I'm loving the design choices for your layout and it looks like your fish have way more room to swim. Looking fantastic!!
Yea, I've always wanted a tank with these dimensions. I told my wife I never wanted to go bigger and she just laughed and said "yeah right." Thanks for the comment on the aquascape. I'm really pleased with it and I hope my fish appreciate all the extra swimming room.
🤤 can't wait to watch this progress
Me too buddy!
Marvellous. I am looking forward to further updates.
Thanks, I'm gonna get a video of it soon.
layout is awesome!
Thank you, much appreciated!
ITS ALIVE!!!!

This is going to be great man. The dimensions are absolutely perfect!
Yes!! haha. I love the dimensions too. Dream tank for me for sure!

ladynavyvet
06/04/2017, 10:32 PM
Stunning, I also like how open your tank is.

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kevlow
06/05/2017, 04:42 AM
Stunning!

But I believe that it will not be long until all those gaps are filled in. Your signature is huge, beautifully colored corals. Now they will be even bigger and better.

Following along for a great ride.

Kevin

drawman
06/05/2017, 09:05 AM
I love those big acros. Tank looks great and really open. Great start!

Wazzel
06/05/2017, 12:40 PM
Looks great dude. Love to low open scape.

cFloor
06/05/2017, 01:29 PM
Stunning, I also like how open your tank is.

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Thanks, Yea the openness of this tank is a game changer for me. So easy!
Stunning!

But I believe that it will not be long until all those gaps are filled in. Your signature is huge, beautifully colored corals. Now they will be even bigger and better.

Following along for a great ride.

Kevin
Ha, thanks so much Kevin! I guess those gaps filling in would be a great problem to have. I'm wondering if the corals will shy away from those areas due to the glass bracing that is above them, which blocks a lot of light. It'll be fun to see how they react.
I love those big acros. Tank looks great and really open. Great start!
Thanks!
Looks great dude. Love to low open scape.
Appreciate it!

best buds...sometimes
http://i406.photobucket.com/albums/pp147/conorburnspainting/regals.jpg (http://s406.photobucket.com/user/conorburnspainting/media/regals.jpg.html)

ryanrid
06/06/2017, 12:58 AM
wow awesome bandits, regals. joc and multibar doesnt get much better than that.

sushimi
06/06/2017, 05:35 AM
Absolutely love the aquascape. Are the ReefBrite strips the XHO blue led only version? Also what T5 bulb combo are you using?
Thanks,
Kurt

Mr.Fishtank
06/06/2017, 10:15 PM
How high are you keeping your lights on this tank?

C. Narcosis
06/07/2017, 12:13 AM
Awesome angels! joc, multibar, pair regals bandits... Amazing! :inlove:

Congrats! :beer:

tmc1313
06/07/2017, 02:31 PM
The new tank looks great! Really well done. Did you use all new sand?

Pife
06/07/2017, 03:11 PM
How long have you had your regals together? How big were they when you added them? We're they a /or are they a pair?

Your reef is amazing and I'm just echoing what everyone else has said but great fish choices. If you can't tell I'm thinking of adding a regal to my tank. It's one of my if not my favorite fish.

slavetonet
06/07/2017, 05:49 PM
New tank - very nice indeed.

plyle02
06/08/2017, 06:34 AM
Tank already full man!
Looks amazing, I absolutely love the entire setup!!! :)

cFloor
06/08/2017, 12:59 PM
wow awesome bandits, regals. joc and multibar doesnt get much better than that.
Thanks Ryan! There's also a venustus and a Clarion.
Absolutely love the aquascape. Are the ReefBrite strips the XHO blue led only version? Also what T5 bulb combo are you using?
Thanks,
Kurt
Thanks Kurt, The ReefBrites are the XHO blue version. I absolutely love them and might add two more. I believe my bulb combo is 5 blue+ 2 coral+ and 1 purple+
How high are you keeping your lights on this tank?
They're about 12 inches above the tank right now, but will be dropped to 6 inches over the coming weeks.
Awesome angels! joc, multibar, pair regals bandits... Amazing! :inlove:

Congrats! :beer:
Thank you!
The new tank looks great! Really well done. Did you use all new sand?
Thank you, Yes I used new sand with my old rock and old Matrix.
How long have you had your regals together? How big were they when you added them? We're they a /or are they a pair?

Your reef is amazing and I'm just echoing what everyone else has said but great fish choices. If you can't tell I'm thinking of adding a regal to my tank. It's one of my if not my favorite fish.
Thanks, I've had one of those regals for about 5 years and the other for 3. They were separated a year or two ago because the large regal was a very slow eater and couldn't compete with all the fish in my last tank. Since then, he has learned to be much more aggressive. Regals are awesome, I absolutely love them. They leave my SPS alone, but I could never add most LPS or any polyps to the tank as they'd be food.
Tank already full man!
Looks amazing, I absolutely love the entire setup!!! :)
Thanks Perry! Much appreciated
New tank - very nice indeed.
Thank you!

Wrangy
06/08/2017, 11:29 PM
You truly are the epitome of a skilled reefer Conor!! The way you have transferred everyone across so happily is just fantastic and you seriously have one of the best fishlists going around :inlove:

Totally jealous haha

glaukos
06/09/2017, 05:57 PM
absolutely +1 on what dom said conor!!!
Amazing man.....plus i can't tell you how badly i will be waiting for more pics as things settle down,while the days go by:beer:

cFloor
06/09/2017, 07:48 PM
You truly are the epitome of a skilled reefer Conor!! The way you have transferred everyone across so happily is just fantastic and you seriously have one of the best fishlists going around :inlove:

Totally jealous haha
Thanks for the kind comment Dom! So far my transfer has gone well, but my corals and fish are definitely stressed. I don't believe I'm outta the woods yet. I've definitely lost some color.
absolutely +1 on what dom said conor!!!
Amazing man.....plus i can't tell you how badly i will be waiting for more pics as things settle down,while the days go by:beer:

Thanks Mike! I'll definitely get some more pics and video soon. I'm just crossing my fingers that everything stays on track.

Wrangy
06/09/2017, 07:51 PM
Thanks for the kind comment Dom! So far my transfer has gone well, but my corals and fish are definitely stressed. I don't believe I'm outta the woods yet. I've definitely lost some color.
If you said everything was perfect we'd know you were lying :lol: I think any transfer is always stressful on our inhabitants but seeing things still in good shape is most the battle in a transfer :) I can't wait to see how the tank looks in a couple of months once everything is settled and back into it's groove!

cFloor
07/28/2017, 05:10 PM
Because of the changes to photo bucket, all my pics are gone. I refuse to pay their yearly fee so I'm going to try out Flickr, or if anyone has any other suggestions please let me know. I'm considering starting a new thread since this one was just at the beginning anyway.

Testing out Flickr
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35422929553_6cb8ede6be.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VYcLQH)IMG_0234 (https://flic.kr/p/VYcLQH) by Conor Burns (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Quick update: The new tank is doing fairly well for being 2 months old. My colors are starting to come back a bit and things are starting to settle in. I've plumbed my frag tank and the old 190g tank into the new one so my water volume has doubled. Ive noticed that I do not have enough flow. 4 mp40s on the back wall is not enough so I will be upgrading to mp60s. I also don't know how long I'll get away with 8 t5s and 2 reefbrite strips. I will eventually add 2 more t5s or 2 more reefbrites.

I cannot grow chaeto, I've tried 4 times over the past few years and it always withers away. Not sure why.

There is a shrimp murderer in my tank. 3 of my 5 shrimp have been chopped in half...I suspect the clarion.

Someone likes to throw sand all over my corals so I might have to raise them above the sand a bit more...again, I suspect the clarion.

Alex Costa
07/28/2017, 06:32 PM
Hi Conor
I use Flickr since 2010.
I think that for now on, with the changes on Photobucket, a lot of users will migrate from one to another.
It's ridiculous what Photobucket did with its users.....In all forums all that you see is threads posted over the years that didn't show any more pictures....
As you said, the thread is beggining...maybe the best is to start another one.

About the chaetos, I just can't make them grow too. In the beginning, I thought that was due to 0,0 NO3 and PO4. But now, after almost a year of setting up the tank, they just stay the same...Don't grow......but don't die too.

Alex

Alex Costa
07/28/2017, 06:36 PM
A tip: when you paste the link generated by flickr, you must cut it to this:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35422929553_6cb8ede6be.jpg

To avoid the links.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35422929553_6cb8ede6be.jpg

It's an annoying thing to do when you'll attach several photos, but I ended up doing it.

plyle02
07/29/2017, 07:31 AM
Hey Conor,
So stupid what Photobucket did to the people who have used them, my entire journal on my old tank has the same image in place of the pics that were there. This is such a rude thing to do, I am still very irratated by this decision. FWIW, I use the competitor reef site as they now have direct image linking, it makes it super easy to do, less steps, so thanks Photobucket, now hopefully RC will do something similar... Cheers man, regardless, that tank looks killer, and I can stare at that tort all day long :)

westreef
07/29/2017, 09:05 AM
A tip: when you paste the link generated by flickr, you must cut it to this:

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35422929553_6cb8ede6be.jpg

To avoid the links.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4301/35422929553_6cb8ede6be.jpg

It's an annoying thing to do when you'll attach several photos, but I ended up doing it.


When you say "cut it to this", can you elaborate a bit more? Could you write it down step-by-step?

Thanks.

westreef
07/29/2017, 01:09 PM
When you say "cut it to this", can you elaborate a bit more? Could you write it down step-by-step?

Thanks.

Never mind. Another reefer showed me how to do it. Thanks.

Wazzel
08/30/2017, 03:40 PM
I saw your angles at MACNA.

cFloor
09/01/2017, 02:53 PM
I saw your angles at MACNA.

Oh, nice! Was it during Austin's talk? I was suppose to attend this year but stuff came up last minute and I couldn't make it. Looking forward to Vegas next year though.

Wazzel
09/01/2017, 02:59 PM
Oh, nice! Was it during Austin's talk? I was suppose to attend this year but stuff came up last minute and I couldn't make it. Looking forward to Vegas next year though.

Yes it was. Austin had a nice presentation.

cFloor
09/01/2017, 03:01 PM
Yes it was. Austin had a nice presentation.

I'm hoping the talks will end up on YouTube. There's a bunch, including Austins that I was interested in seeing.

swk
09/01/2017, 09:42 PM
Hoping to make it to Vegas myself next year

Wazzel
09/01/2017, 09:49 PM
Hoping to make it to Vegas myself next year

I might make it next year too. My wife made a point of letting me know it was in Vegas next year. Think she was hinting for a vacation.

swk
09/01/2017, 09:49 PM
Well, if the screeching weasel fan is going, I'm there.

cFloor
09/02/2017, 01:31 PM
Wow, Screeching Weasel is a name I haven't heard in a long long time!