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Old 05/03/2009, 04:47 PM   #1
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Sun Coral Display Tank

I hope some of you who like sun corals and tube anemones may like this tank...

























Many thanks for looking


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:49 PM   #2
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Wow wonderful tank. Are these lights just on for the photos or is it typically this well lit?


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:50 PM   #3
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wow nice tank, how often do you feed them?


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Nice tank! Lots of yellow. It Pops. nice blue star fish too. what size tank?
What type of lights? Looks like T-5
how many bulbs?
what K are the bulbs?


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:53 PM   #5
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Beautiful. That tank pops at you

Can you explain the setup a bit?


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:54 PM   #6
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Wow wonderful tank. Are these lights just on for the photos or is it typically this well lit?
Thanks, there are KZ 6x80w t5 lights. They are on for 8 hours a day. I like to see what's in the tank well and 6 tubes gives me a better choice of tube variation to bring the yellow and orange...


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:55 PM   #7
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That's stunning. Congratulations on the originality as well.


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:57 PM   #8
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wow nice tank, how often do you feed them?
I feed the tank daily with 10 cubes of frozen mysis and 30 cubes of brine. There are 9 Rhizos which get a small piece of lance fish each twice a week...


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Old 05/03/2009, 04:59 PM   #9
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Nice tank! Lots of yellow. It Pops. nice blue star fish too. what size tank?
What type of lights? Looks like T-5
how many bulbs?
what K are the bulbs?
I like the yelllow
It is about 5x2x2. The lights are Korallen Zucht 6x80w t5. I use 4 marine light and 2 fiji purple tubes which bring the yellow and orange very well.

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Old 05/03/2009, 05:05 PM   #10
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looks great. i've been seeing alot of neon orange tube anemones that would just add to that color pop u got going on. nice tank!


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Old 05/03/2009, 05:06 PM   #11
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Beautiful. That tank pops at you

Can you explain the setup a bit?
The tank has been set up 8 months ago. It is a very simple set up. There is around 40kg of planting live rock, the flow is created by tunze wave box and 2 mp40 vortech. I use Deltec apf851 and Korallin no3 denitrator for no3 control. I also dose 6ml of vodka daily. This keeps no3 below 10. For po4 control I use liquid po4 removers. I also run quite a lot of carbon, and there is large population of brittle stars (around 30) to eat anything sun coral miss. There are mostly sun corals, 9 rhizos and 24 tube anemones.

I am glad there are some that like the set up as it is not the typical blueish tank


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Old 05/03/2009, 05:09 PM   #12
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looks great. i've been seeing alot of neon orange tube anemones that would just add to that color pop u got going on. nice tank!
I am always on a hunt for nice tube anemones. I do have one orange/peach, but this variety does not mix well with the more common cream, purple type IME.

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Old 05/03/2009, 05:25 PM   #13
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This is an aweseome tank. Fantastic job. Should be nominated for TOTM. Would be nice to see instead of huge SPS tanks all the time, not that they aren't deserving.


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Old 05/03/2009, 05:48 PM   #14
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A bit too much yellow for me, but it is an outstanding tank. Great job.


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Old 05/03/2009, 06:05 PM   #15
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+1 on TOTM nom.


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Old 05/03/2009, 06:16 PM   #16
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40 cubes total a day? Did I read that right?


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Old 05/03/2009, 06:19 PM   #17
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What an awesome tank! Simply beautiful.


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Old 05/03/2009, 06:39 PM   #18
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very nice tank - i really like the colors!

and really???? 40 cubes a day??? skimmer?


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Old 05/03/2009, 07:31 PM   #19
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Thats amazing.. billdogg he doses vodka ..alot of it


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Old 05/03/2009, 07:45 PM   #20
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I like the yelllow
It is about 5x2x2. The lights are Korallen Zucht 6x80w t5. I use 4 marine light and 2 fiji purple tubes which bring the yellow and orange very well.

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OMG and you don't have any algae problems? That's a huge amount of food; do you do daily WC's or something...I just can't imagine that amount of food daily...why not just target keed?


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Old 05/03/2009, 07:50 PM   #21
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Old 05/03/2009, 08:09 PM   #22
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Stunning tank, thanks for sharing and if you can tel us more about it that would be great.


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Old 05/03/2009, 08:11 PM   #23
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Very nice, and bright Its ridiculously clean How often do u scrape the glass ,any fish Snails or crabs? Def TOTM nom
And really 40 cubes


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Old 05/03/2009, 08:20 PM   #24
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Many thanks for all your comments.

When comes to food, yes I am using 40 cubes of frozen a day. It may not look in the pictures, but there is over 60 large colonies of sun corals and also quite a few tube anemones.
The food is first defrosted, so there is not much of the dirty water added. When feeding, all circulating pumps are off and I do try to target feed the colonies. I can't feed each polyp so I squirt the food above the suns so they can catch most of the food. The rest is then taken by the anemones, hermits and brittle stars.
As I have mentioned earlier denitrator and vodka takes a good care of no3. Larger quantities of liquid po4 remover causes sometimes a white film deposit on the glass, which I have to remove using magnets with blades.
There is 80l water changed weekly and I also use Korallen Zucht Zeozyme which in my opinion increases performance of the skimmer.

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Old 05/03/2009, 08:31 PM   #25
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Very nice, and bright Its ridiculously clean How often do u scrape the glass ,any fish Snails or crabs? Def TOTM nom
And really 40 cubes
Well, the pictures were taken the day the glass was clean

I usually clean it twice a week. I have introduced the t5 lights just few weeks ago. I used to run 2x150w metal halide, so there is an extra 180w of lights now. If this causes some nuisance algae I may reduce the light period, or increase water changes.

Those pictures were taken at night, so all the fish are sleeping. There are around 10 allen's damsels, a few wrasses, bi-colour angel, small odonus trigger and last week I have added tiny brown tang to battle any increased algae grow that the stronger lights could cause.
It has been quite a few month of this regime and things seem to be going ok so far...

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