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Old 10/25/2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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FarmerTy 215-gal No Water Change SPS Tank

I'm slowly trying to be more active on the larger reef forums. Here's a video of my system I took a couple months ago. Enjoy!



215-gallon tank
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Old 10/25/2015, 04:49 PM   #2
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Fantastic reef, and the video had me in a trance, well done, you have a spectacular reef there


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Old 10/25/2015, 04:57 PM   #3
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Gorgeous reef, @MrReefK check this out.


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Old 10/25/2015, 05:14 PM   #4
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Wow nice setup! I love you rock scape. Felt like I was the scuba dividing in your tank. �� I enjoyed it thanks.


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Old 10/25/2015, 06:12 PM   #5
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Beautiful tank! I love all the opens space between the two islands. How does your Emperor behave in there?


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Old 10/25/2015, 06:53 PM   #6
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Amazing tank


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Old 10/25/2015, 08:42 PM   #7
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Amazing tank! That's one of the better videos I've seen too! Great work

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Old 10/25/2015, 09:04 PM   #8
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hmm looks kind of familiar


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Old 10/25/2015, 09:20 PM   #9
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Looking good! I'm also a no water changes believer


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Old 10/26/2015, 05:01 AM   #10
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Great video, very peaceful window to your beautiful reef


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Old 10/26/2015, 11:53 AM   #11
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Thanks all! I appreciate the kind words!

That was all shot with my Samsung Galaxy S5 and the motion smoothed out with Youtube's built-in video editor.

The emperor behaves itself well, when polyps aren't involved. You can see the devoid of zoas/palys in there for the most part. He'll nibble here and there on a few acros on occasion but nothing too seriously that warranted his removal up to this point. He's definitely the centerpiece fish in the tank and commands attention from everybody who looks at him. Haha.


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Old 10/27/2015, 08:55 AM   #12
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Some pics I took for fun yesterday.

That RCA Baton Rouge Tort is coloring up nicely!


Can anybody spot the ice fire echinata?


No idea what this is but the subtle colors are mesmerizing to me.


What better backdrop than a Colorado Sunburst anemone behind a Pearlberry colony?


You got me. It's just pretty.


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Old 10/27/2015, 09:00 AM   #13
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Older pics from a couple months ago.




















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Old 10/29/2015, 09:55 AM   #14
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Video showing the fish livestock.




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Old 10/29/2015, 05:23 PM   #15
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great tank .ive been hearing more and more of the no water changes and the tanks are lookin better if not just as good as tanks that do do them!!do yu d the triton testing?


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Old 10/29/2015, 05:31 PM   #16
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Old 10/29/2015, 05:45 PM   #17
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Beautiful tank!
And that first video is really cool..
Sometimes it seems as though your phone is actually in the water when you get closer in.
Are you zooming in and out while shooting that?
I like the fact that is doesn't over saturate the colours (too much) like the iPhone does..
What lighting do you use?


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Old 10/29/2015, 05:48 PM   #18
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Beautiful tank! Definitely helps me figure out what to do. Do you have any problems with your anemones?


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Old 10/29/2015, 06:24 PM   #19
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Nice
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Beautiful tank!
And that first video is really cool..
Sometimes it seems as though your phone is actually in the water when you get closer in.
Are you zooming in and out while shooting that?
I like the fact that is doesn't over saturate the colours (too much) like the iPhone does..
What lighting do you use?
I actually leave my zoom alone and just put the camera phone right on the glass when I seem to get closer. I think using the built-in anti-shake on youtube makes it feel more immersive like I'm actually flying around in the tank. Just a theory. I am using two Ocean Revive T247 LED fixtures and one 400-watt MH fixture. If you tell me which is the MH, I'll give you a reefer of the day badge. :-)

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Beautiful tank! Definitely helps me figure out what to do. Do you have any problems with your anemones?
I had the same colony of clones through both my old 125-gallon tank and my current 215-gallon tank with no issues with the no water changes. The only issue I've run across is when I introduced the Colorado Sunburst anemone, it got a really bad bacterial infection and I had to treat it with Cipro. It's be fine ever since but I don't think that's a correlation with the no water changes.

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great tank .ive been hearing more and more of the no water changes and the tanks are lookin better if not just as good as tanks that do do them!!do yu d the triton testing?
I do an annual Triton water test to monitor trend changes but don't really use it to base any of my dosing off it. I still don't 100% trust their results are as accurate as they imply but I am okay with using it for monitoring of annual trends. Basically, I wouldn't use a low potassium result from Triton as an indicator to dose more potassium, I would just monitor it to see how much it changes year to year and base my dosing on my own test kits.


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Old 01/20/2016, 11:01 PM   #20
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Frag tank teaser!

Ran it through it's first test run. It's going to be real hard packing this thing up between swaps! San Antonio, here I come this Sunday!















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Old 01/20/2016, 11:18 PM   #21
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Beautiful reef and wonderful colors on the corals mate, the videos are great.

As i have no idea about frag selling can i ask how much the average price that frags like your nice blue ones go for at meetings such as the one you're going to.


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Old 01/20/2016, 11:30 PM   #22
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Thank you!

The Oregon Tort usually runs about $50/USD at the swaps but I see it online for $80-$120 often. The rest like the ORA Hawkins echinata and ORA Chips are usually in the $30-40 range. Unnamed corals I usually see them in the $10-$25 range, depending how nice they are.


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Old 01/20/2016, 11:45 PM   #23
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Thanks for the info mate, i reckon those prices are bloody reasonable compared to a lot of online sellers. How long have you had the OT growing in your system if i can ask as i believe they are relatively slow growers and those frags look very decently sized.

Btw, i hope i'm not derailing things and i don't mean to make this a selling thread as i know it isn't, otherwise i wouldn't be talking to you..........


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Old 01/21/2016, 12:14 AM   #24
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I've had the Oregon Tort for about 4 years now. It actually is a decent grower, despite the reputation for being slow. It'd be gigantic if I'd actually left it alone and didn't frag it so much.


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Old 01/21/2016, 08:35 PM   #25
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Awesome tank!
Please tell me what is your secret to no water changes whats your equipment do you dose can we see under the hood sump or fishroom exc...
May we see everything please


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