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Old 12/27/2006, 11:45 PM   #51
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any fts with the iwasakis?


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Old 12/28/2006, 11:17 AM   #52
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sure thing

this is them no actinics



i did really like them, but got bored with them and felt like a change so i'm now running 250w reeflux 12Ks. i wanted to keep them so i could switch back when i got bored with these (and when the tank starts to boil next summer), but to finance the 250w ballasts i had to sell them.


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Old 12/28/2006, 01:56 PM   #53
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looks great Did you ever run them with actinics?


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Old 12/28/2006, 02:03 PM   #54
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yup. had 4 t5s on there, but didn't really like it. seemed like it added a blue haze to the tank rather than mixing nicely (probably mostly due to the way i had the canopy). plus my 660 was burning them out *way* too fast even though i had a fan on each tube. so i traded those watts for the 250w upgrade. figure i'd just build in the blue with the halide bulbs. though i do really miss being able to run just the t5s after the halides clicked off.


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Old 12/28/2006, 11:18 PM   #55
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seemed like it added a blue haze to the tank rather than mixing nicely

I noticed the same thing when I had an aquablue overdriven. Everything looked coated in baby blue

I switched it out for a VHO actinic and am alot happier. It's a little dim though.


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Old 12/30/2006, 12:22 PM   #56
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how's the superman doing?


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Old 01/18/2007, 11:19 AM   #57
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Great to see you tank, being as I don't get the chance to run upto NRV as much as I would like to.
Thank you for the pics.
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Old 01/26/2007, 08:15 PM   #58
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is that a pink birds nest coral in the top center of your tank?


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Old 01/26/2007, 09:58 PM   #59
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yup. everyone gets a piece, lemme know next time you are in town...


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Old 01/27/2007, 09:44 AM   #60
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man i have been trying to look for one for ever. i work up here, on tues, thurs, and saturdays.


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Old 01/27/2007, 01:00 PM   #61
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gimme a call when you get off...540 921 7601


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Old 01/30/2007, 02:13 PM   #62
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ok, i wont prob until this sat or the beginning of the week of feb 5th.


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Old 03/01/2007, 02:33 PM   #63
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i sold the deltec kalk stirrer. i needed money and wanted a sealed unit so i could dose the tank directly and not have to gravity feed to the sump (mostly because my return pump runs hot and clogs up with kalk easy). but for the time being (can't decide if i want to make one or buy one), i've just been tossing kalk directly into my topoff. my tank has finally taken off. i went the past year with the deltec stirrer (along with a calcium reactor) with no coralline growth on my glass. within 3 days of taking the deltec offline and just dosing from a pre-mixed reservoir, i had specks all over my glass. and corals took off, growth and colorwise. pretty ****ed at myself for wasting a year on bad kalk...

i'm not saying the deltec was a bad piece of equipment, i think my problem with it i wasn't dosing enough through it, so that because it wasn't sealed it was going bad faster than i was dosing. had i been dosing more, it would have been fine (though still not remotely worth the $420+ they are new). i was doing ~8 liters a day via a litermeter.

these pics are under 10K bulbs, no actinics. i got some VHOs to add on, but have been too lazy to wire them up.






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Old 03/01/2007, 02:50 PM   #64
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Two pictures thats all we get? Come on feed our addiction...for those of us who arent local anymore we at least want a FTS!


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Old 03/01/2007, 04:03 PM   #65
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Come on Brother , Make with the pictures!....


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Old 03/01/2007, 04:18 PM   #66
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8liters a day!!?? geez, that seems like an aweful lot.

i'm going through about 1g of each of the alk & calcium mix per month (maybe a little more than a month).

your purple monster is looking pretty good!

i agree with jonathan, you are long overdue for some more pics!


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Old 03/01/2007, 05:12 PM   #67
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Dont think that is his purple monster I am pretty sure thats a deepwater piece we picked up from Marvin.


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Old 03/01/2007, 06:50 PM   #68
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once everything else gets used to the new 10K lights i'll get some more pics up. plus i want to restack all the rock, the way it's stacked now i can't cover the whole thing with just the 2 vortechs. kinda wish i had gotten a waveysea back when i had money.

yup, that's a random deepwater that we got from marvin. it's been through a lot, and has regrown from just 2 polyps. i'm kinda curious to see what other frags of it have done for the richmond kids, just to see what a colony looks like. the PM didn't make it. it never really looked right, and had some spots on it so i dipped it. when i hit it with the turkey baster a film (not just slime) came off the whole thing, which i've never seen before. it held two weeks or so, then receeded some and i trimmed it, then it went another week or two, had to trim again, then finally died. there's a store in virginia beach that has them cheap so i'm not too worried. too cheap actually, i kinda want to do some background checking to see if they really are the real thing before i grab one.

8 liters isn't that much, considering i have almost 14 square feet of surface area between the sump and tank, with 2 fans blowing over the display and 1000w of lighting all day.


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Old 03/01/2007, 08:34 PM   #69
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that sucks about the PM, chris lost most of his too apparently.

when did you get the deepwater from marvin?


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Old 03/01/2007, 08:54 PM   #70
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I got that piece when I was still in B-Burg sometime during my last semester I gave Matt a piece when I moved then I lost my piece during the move so it has been around for probably a little more then a year...correct me if I am thinking of the wrong piece Matt. But it was a ridiculously small frag that I originally gave Matt and like he said it was like two polyps.


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Old 03/01/2007, 11:55 PM   #71
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sounds about right...


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Old 03/02/2007, 07:28 AM   #72
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matt,

how do you get all the kalk to settle out of your top-off. i've been cheating also and just mixing it in w/ my top-off, but it always has "flakes" floating on top.


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Old 03/02/2007, 11:11 AM   #73
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the flakes on top are actually a good thing. that's formed by CO2 combining with the kalk. which is a bad thing, since this is what makes kalk go bad. but in this case, as long as you don't stir it up, it acts as a protective shield that keeps any more of the kalk from going bad.


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Old 03/03/2007, 07:56 PM   #74
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Awesome!


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Old 03/05/2007, 06:20 PM   #75
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ok..thx a bunch...crawl any time soon?


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