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Old 08/03/2005, 07:07 PM   #276
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hey bomber, in your experience do you have to use a starboard.
Nope you can use Marine Board, but then it would be a Marine Board Tank and not a Starboard Tank..... or glass.

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have you heard or seen of tanks having problem with rocks on bottom.
If you mean like rock rubble on the bottom or piled up in the sump to catch and hold detritus where water circulation can't get to it to get it to the overflow and skimmer and it's hard to get to it to siphon and without the benefit of a deep anaerobic sand bed to sink/store it and where it can just sit in the system and rot and release nutrients back into the tank......nope


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Old 08/03/2005, 07:13 PM   #277
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hey bomber. Im president of the too dumb to run a BB club. I should remove the sand from the refugium, but I can leave the macros and rock, ..correct

wwbd??? (what would bomber do?)
On this subject, here is a pic of what mine used to look like.



Bomber do you notice any similarities, can you guess what it looks like now?


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Old 08/03/2005, 07:13 PM   #278
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all you bare bottomers, do you still have "crabs and stuff in your tanks?? remnants of clean up crews?
yea, i have crabs and going to buy more.


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Old 08/03/2005, 07:20 PM   #279
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all you bare bottomers, do you still have "crabs and stuff in your tanks?? remnants of clean up crews?
I've got some Astrea, Trochus, and Cerith snails, maybe some Strombus still, and one Turbo in my 58. Mostly Astrea and Ceriths.

And a couple of hermits that outwit my attempts to remove them, along with a couple Emerald crabs who I'd happily have gone [no problems with them, just don't have any algae for them and I'd rather not have little semi-predators running around] ... but they're pretty impossible to remove.

And a couple of serpent stars that prowl the bottom.


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Old 08/03/2005, 07:24 PM   #280
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IMO you still want to have snails. I have a variety, cerith are my favorite, but I do still have my conch.


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Old 08/03/2005, 07:42 PM   #281
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Bomber do you notice any similarities, can you guess what it looks like now?
purple??

Caribbean astraea, Caribbean cerith, cukes, brittle stars, harlequin stars, scarlet hermits, a couple of emeralds, DOUG, a few bluelegs, hawkwing conch, whiteclaw hermit, purple comet star....

I think that's about it


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Old 08/03/2005, 07:49 PM   #282
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Uhh, actually it was you're equipment thread where I noticed you're sump with the eggcrate to slow the water down, I already had the eggcrate, but had the rock's there to trap more detritus, and not allow siphoning. So now it look's like your's.

yes purple, camera is pretty bad, I did have some great coralline down there.


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Old 08/03/2005, 08:02 PM   #283
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I decided at one time that I would put some small rocks in the sump on that egg crate for safe keeping. I could not believe that they would get that dirty that fast.


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Old 08/03/2005, 08:36 PM   #284
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Call the cutting board co and have them cut you a piece of 1/2" Starboard. It's not that expensive.
I'll give that a shot, but I'm skeptical about their ability to cut the hexagon shape properly, including the large notch for the overflow. I've also got a good feeling that for such a non-standard shape the deal is going to be either (1) no returns if it isn't cut right, or (2) not inexpensive. Thanks for the idea nonetheless - I'm going to see what they have to say.


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Old 08/03/2005, 08:46 PM   #285
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Just order a sheet and cut it yourself. It's easy to cut, really.


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Old 08/03/2005, 09:50 PM   #286
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For those of you with plastic shops (Any Mid-Large city has them), Ask for HDPE. That is what the cutting boards and Starboards are made out of. Some shops have scrap departments. For a little hex tank they might even just give you a little piece of 3/8" or 1/2". If they have scrap acrylic (black, white, clear, whatever...) that will work as well.
The idea is just to give a little extra protection to the glass. Just do not use eggcrate or anything with a pattern... That just traps the D.


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Old 08/03/2005, 10:45 PM   #287
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I work with wood. I love the idea of a wood bottom and epoxy. That is a killer idea. I am gona put some really exotic wood down there and epoxy over it. That is gona look really Classy./


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Old 08/04/2005, 06:20 AM   #288
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Some Nice tanks in this post


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Old 08/04/2005, 07:56 AM   #289
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Joe's

This one is my favorite and Bombers tank too. I think the corals color is what I like


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Old 08/04/2005, 08:30 AM   #290
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Joe's got some wonderfully `grown in' stonies there ... takes a bit of patience, time, and good husbandry [combined] to get them that way.

I love that tank too.


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Old 08/04/2005, 09:15 AM   #291
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what kind of equipment are typically on a bb tank? of course a berlin type set up but what else?? the usual?? reactor?? lots of current?. who has a BB tank with some equip pics?


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Old 08/04/2005, 09:28 AM   #293
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what kind of equipment are typically on a bb tank? of course a berlin type set up but what else?? the usual?? reactor?? lots of current?. who has a BB tank with some equip pics?
My little 58 bb has:

Skimmer
Heater
UV [added March I think, did fine without though IMO]

I use 2-part Ca/Alk.

Lots of flow. Sump pump, 6060, Seio 820, MJ1200 right this second on mine [took the eductor off the sump return a few weeks ago].

That's it for me. This is an older pic - without UV, skimmer pump upgrade, and skimmer repositioning [slightly].



Month old tank photo, newer than one posted before



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Old 08/04/2005, 10:43 AM   #294
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wow bomber... nothing but water and skimming...and what looks like a big uv???


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Old 08/04/2005, 03:18 PM   #295
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dont wanna side track the thread but bomber what does your lighting look like


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Old 08/04/2005, 04:35 PM   #296
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My little 58 bb has:

Skimmer
Heater
UV [added March I think, did fine without though IMO]

I use 2-part Ca/Alk.

Lots of flow. Sump pump, 6060, Seio 820, MJ1200 right this second on mine [took the eductor off the sump return a few weeks ago].

That's it for me. This is an older pic - without UV, skimmer pump upgrade, and skimmer repositioning [slightly].
That looks great Mark! I love the coral encrusting up the overflow. What type is it again?


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Old 08/04/2005, 04:40 PM   #297
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It's a Montipora capricornis-like plating type. Sure encrusts like a weed, one really good innovation on this tank.

Next time I'll use one that's not olive-brown colored ... what was I thinking?

Thanks for the compliments. Sure like your flow-through TOTM elsewhere


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Old 08/04/2005, 05:32 PM   #298
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It's a Montipora capricornis-like plating type. Sure encrusts like a weed, one really good innovation on this tank.

Next time I'll use one that's not olive-brown colored ... what was I thinking?

Thanks for the compliments. Sure like your flow-through TOTM elsewhere
It looks good to me, regardless of it's color. A friend of mine used to have a digitate Monti that would ecrust like crazy. It was bright pink IIRC.

Thanks for the kudos on the TOTM. I need to find a few more pics to post over there.


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Old 08/04/2005, 09:13 PM   #299
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Bomber,Will running newly collected NSW through a UV sterilizer ,kill the organism that causes red tide?


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Old 08/04/2005, 09:45 PM   #300
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What the heck , you guys need to clue me in on these threads . I missed most of it , just looking for the good pics .
Thanks Bomber for throwing mine in there like that , I'm flattered.


Mark the tank looks great !


Since I noticed a before and after shot , I'll show mine . This allways blows me away what a difference it made .




from start to finsh here is 15 months .The last 9 months had the most growth .I guess the first 6 months was sheding all the crap out of the rocks .


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