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Old 09/27/2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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Leonardo's Formosa Forest

I promised some members of RC to start a thread about my tank, and because I want to keep my promise, here it is

General info:
The aquarium is a custom build rimless all glass tank, measuring 32” x 32” x 21”. The total system incl. Sump is 100 Gallon in volume. The overflow is centered in the back of the tank.

Lighting:
I use 2 Aqua-Connect 250 watt HQI bulbs combined with 2 Aqua-Science blue 22000 K T5 and 2 Giesseman aquablue+ T5. The total light is 500 Watt HQI and 96 Watt T5.

Watercirculation (flow):
The flow is provided by 2 Tunze 6100 pumps, pulsing 30-50% every 15 seconds, creating a random flow throughout the tank. I the back I have placed a Tunze 6025 NanoStream, that I modded. It prevents the accumulation of detrius behind the central rock. The large returnpump also creates a good amount of flow.

Other equipment:
The skimmer that I use in this tank is a MTT1 Venturi skimmer (ATI-Twister clone, but with venturi)
I have DIY a Phosphate reactor that is placed in the sump. I always use a small amount of GFO, to make sure the Phosphates remain unmeasurable.

Livestock:

1 Acanthurus Coeruleus
1 Acanthurus Triostegus
1 Zebrasoma Flavescens
1 Salarias Fasciatus
9 Apogon Leptacanthus

Acropora;

Acropora Formosa
Acropora Microphthalma
Acropora Hoeksemai
Acropora Yongei
Acropora Nobilis
Acropora Elseyi
Acropora Millepora
Acropora Granulosa

Montipora;

Montipora Digitata
Montipora Hoffmeisteri
Montipora Australiensis
Montipora Danae
Montipora Confusa

Other;

Favia spec.
Fungia spec.
Pectinia spec.

Softcorals;

Zoanthus spec.

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Thanks for watching!

Leonardo


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Old 09/27/2007, 04:19 PM   #2
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Asolutley stunning Leonardo!!! Awesome stuff.....


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Old 09/27/2007, 04:25 PM   #3
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Thanks Plyle02!

Here some other random pictures:

The HQI pendant with 2x2 T5 pendants mounted on it (DIY)






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Old 09/27/2007, 04:33 PM   #4
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I love your tank.
thanks for starting a thread

any equipment/ sump pictures


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Old 09/27/2007, 04:36 PM   #5
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Your fish, corals and photo's are stunning! Thanks for sharing them!!!


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Old 09/27/2007, 04:37 PM   #6
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Thanks GSMguy, you're welcome. I only have a very old sump picture, have to make new ones...

Thank you Sara, you're welcome

I made this picture when setting up the tank. Jou can see the skimmer in the back. I can open and close the sump using removable panels.


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Old 09/27/2007, 05:15 PM   #7
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Your tank is very unique. Gotta love that light fixture.

How much rock do you have in there?


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Old 09/27/2007, 05:24 PM   #8
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Leonardo, nice tank BUT put sand in the display! Sand makes the tank look much more natural.

*ducks away from eggs being tossed by all the barebottom guys*

Great pictures!


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Old 09/27/2007, 05:28 PM   #9
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beautiful tank Leo! I love looking at your reef pics and no-no on the sand. keep on with the BB


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Old 09/27/2007, 05:32 PM   #10
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wow, honestly that is one of my favorite reef tanks I have ever seen. It has such a clean defined look to it with awsome coloration. I also like the look of the couple of sps in the center that dominate the tank. the contrast of colors between those two corals is very appealing and pleasant to look at. happy reefing!!


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Old 09/27/2007, 06:33 PM   #11
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I love the stag forest. Simply amazing.


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Old 09/27/2007, 06:40 PM   #12
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i looked at the sump pic n was like whats wrong here??? his sump is cleaner than my display n then saw it was wen you setup lol. i like what you did with that light. now did you grow the corals from frags? or did you get colonies so you didn't have to wait? cause i dont think the tank would look too good if the corals were pretty small fragish in size


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Old 09/27/2007, 06:47 PM   #13
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I love this tank.

What do you use for calcium/alkalinity supplementation? Do you have any older pictures of the display before everything grew out?


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Old 09/27/2007, 06:54 PM   #14
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wow that is amazing


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Old 09/27/2007, 06:59 PM   #15
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Please go away with your comments, just enjoy that beautiful reef

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Leonardo, nice tank BUT put sand in the display! Sand makes the tank look much more natural.

*ducks away from eggs being tossed by all the barebottom guys*

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Old 09/27/2007, 07:10 PM   #16
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Leonardo, nice tank BUT put sand in the display! Sand makes the tank look much more natural.
why would you say that? that tank is amazing what is sand going to make the corals look better? I think you should be band for a month for that comment. I does not matter what you think or even what i think its how the person feels about there own tank is what counts. All he was doing was posting what everyone around here has been asking him to do. That was to provide true SPS keeps the knowldge that keeps us all going. But there is always soemone around here that has to say some so stupid. Lets see your tank with sand.
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P.S. Leonardo's Reef words are not good enoungh for your tank WOW looking forward to having my little reef grow up someday to be just like yours.


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Old 09/27/2007, 07:21 PM   #17
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Beautiful tank leonardo! And I love the Pic of the of your lawnmower blenny, Ha, he looks like a beached whale.


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Old 09/27/2007, 07:26 PM   #18
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why would you say that? that tank is amazing what is sand going to make the corals look better? I think you should be band for a month for that comment. I does not matter what you think or even what i think its how the person feels about there own tank is what counts. All he was doing was posting what everyone around here has been asking him to do. That was to provide true SPS keeps the knowldge that keeps us all going. But there is always soemone around here that has to say some so stupid. Lets see your tank with sand.
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P.S. Leonardo's Reef words are not good enoungh for your tank WOW looking forward to having my little reef grow up someday to be just like yours.
sheesh....
chill out.. banned for a month? thats a little much for someone stating their opinion...
anyway Leonardo, your tank is amazing! Its the first BB tank I have seen that I really like. Keep up the good work!
also dont forget to update w/ pics often!


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Old 09/27/2007, 07:28 PM   #19
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Leonardo has actually been inspiring for his less is more approach with respect to live rock, which provides more open space, thus less settling of detritus. The fact of having a bb tank, has absolutely nothing to do with natural or not, just his approach to providing as near as perfect conditions for those stunning corals. When I look at this tank, only one word comes to mind.....WOW!!!!!!! One day I will get there to Leonardo, thanks for sharing......


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Old 09/27/2007, 07:42 PM   #20
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HOLY COW, trueblackpercula take a chill pill man. A joke and you get all mad.......hate to be around you at all.

Did I say his tank is bad or anything? I said his tank was great and that his camera skills are great. I put a joke in about the sand and you want me banned.


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Old 09/27/2007, 07:44 PM   #21
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Now back to the topic, Leonardo, how long have you had the tank set up and are most of the corals grown from frags or did you buy most of them that size?


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I agree, unnecesary truebackpercula, Mikekman was just stating his opinion. We all know that leonardo's tank is beyond amazing.


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Old 09/27/2007, 08:00 PM   #23
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the convict tang just makes that whole tank imo. i mean everything looks amazing, but that tang is just so awesome.


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Old 09/27/2007, 08:03 PM   #24
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very nice really like the "clean" look to it...


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Old 09/27/2007, 08:21 PM   #25
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Leonardo, impressive growth. looks like pappone is treating you well. i just got a new skimmer and will be adding it back to my "dosing".... coincidentally i just got a Paracentropyge multifasciatus and it has been named Leonardo

great photographs

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