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Old 02/12/2012, 01:34 AM   #251
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The cabinet build, the sump, piping, wiring, all of it. Just a super clean setup all around.

You really do nice work.


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Old 02/12/2012, 09:27 AM   #252
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So you switched to radians? How they working out for you?


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Old 02/12/2012, 03:01 PM   #253
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Love your Tank Bud!


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Old 02/12/2012, 03:33 PM   #254
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Looking good!


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Old 04/17/2012, 01:06 PM   #255
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quick question. I'm building a tank of my own and what I love most about yours is the rock work. How did you get your rock to balance on the bottom and what did you use to stick your rock together with.
I have to say though that yours is a front runner for my favorite, reasonable obtainable, reef tank that I feel I could aspire to. Thanks for the inspiration.
Personally, I liked the look of the tank better before you put in the T5s. I seemed more surreal to me. Still though, beautiful job.


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Old 05/09/2012, 11:57 AM   #256
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Hey man, this thread has been too quiet. Howz the tank doing? Love to feast my eyes on an update...please!


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Old 06/03/2012, 03:49 PM   #257
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just an amazing looking tank! I am planning an upgrade and want to go the Peninsula route for my aquascaping. Can you tell me how you did the rock work?


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Old 06/30/2012, 02:34 PM   #258
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Wow I can’t believe that I haven’t updated this tread in over 6 months. Sorry about the late reply.

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Love your Tank Bud!
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Looking good!
Thanks for the kind words peeps!!!

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The cabinet build, the sump, piping, wiring, all of it. Just a super clean setup all around.

You really do nice work.
Thanks for the compliments!!!

I tried my best to keep the system as clean and neat as much as posible as this is one of the first thing that everyone see when they walk in our home!!!

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I didn’t swich to radians…. Were you referring to something else?


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Old 06/30/2012, 02:43 PM   #259
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quick question. I'm building a tank of my own and what I love most about yours is the rock work. How did you get your rock to balance on the bottom and what did you use to stick your rock together with.
I have to say though that yours is a front runner for my favorite, reasonable obtainable, reef tank that I feel I could aspire to. Thanks for the inspiration.
Personally, I liked the look of the tank better before you put in the T5s. I seemed more surreal to me. Still though, beautiful job.
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just an amazing looking tank! I am planning an upgrade and want to go the Peninsula route for my aquascaping. Can you tell me how you did the rock work?
Thanks for the kind words noved & kissman!!!!

The rock work were put together outside the aquarium and then pegged with an acrylic rod then moved back inside the aquarium no type of glue was used in the process. I just made sure the rocks are locked in to each other then drilled a hole that was just enough for the acrylic rods to go through.

noved, as per your comment about the MH vs T5 for the most part I do have to agree with you, it might just be some of my recent issues with the system or my corals are just larger now, but it seems that I used to get better growth and color with the MH.

Good luck to both of you on your current/future build!

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Hey man, this thread has been too quiet. Howz the tank doing? Love to feast my eyes on an update...please!
I know it’s been awhile…. been super busy with the new kid, and at work and I was just trying to make sure the system is somewhat alive. The next post would have a few random shots while I was doing water change.


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Old 06/30/2012, 02:51 PM   #260
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Here are a few photos that I tool while I was in the middle of doing water change. All the photos were taken with actinic lights only. I would typically not post some of this photos as they are not sharp, but I thought I would share them anyways as the colors are pretty good I think…










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Old 06/30/2012, 02:56 PM   #261
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Old 06/30/2012, 03:16 PM   #262
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Beautiful. Just beautiful. Keep up the good work man. You've got a beautiful system here.


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Old 06/30/2012, 03:40 PM   #263
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Forgot to ask you: what T5 combo are you currently using?

Your comment re: MH vs T5 suggests that perhaps in hindsight you were better off with MH's? Is the issue paleness? Are you still running any form of carbon dosing like pellets?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.


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Old 06/30/2012, 06:42 PM   #264
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Old 07/01/2012, 07:51 AM   #265
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Beautiful. Just beautiful. Keep up the good work man. You've got a beautiful system here.
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Forgot to ask you: what T5 combo are you currently using?

Your comment re: MH vs T5 suggests that perhaps in hindsight you were better off with MH's? Is the issue paleness? Are you still running any form of carbon dosing like pellets?

Thanks in advance for taking the time to answer my questions.
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Thanks for the kind words peeps!

sahin, actually, it's better color and better/faster growth at least from my point of view, and this is only true with a few acros. Maybe your right I might have been off with MH, but I think this hobby evolves and am just going with the flow..... As per carbon dosing, am back to dosing vodka.


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Old 07/01/2012, 04:57 PM   #266
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What T5 combo are u using now? Great pics BTW


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Old 07/02/2012, 10:54 AM   #267
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What T5 combo are u using now? Great pics BTW
Thanks for the kind words Mike!

Currently the bulb combo is as follows;
ATI Blue Plus
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although I love the look of the tank with the pure actinic during dawn/dusk I feed that changing this to Blue Plus will give me a little better growth and maybe even improve the colours a little bit.


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Old 07/02/2012, 01:23 PM   #268
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Here are a few photos that I tool while I was in the middle of doing water change. All the photos were taken with actinic lights only. I would typically not post some of this photos as they are not sharp, but I thought I would share them anyways as the colors are pretty good I think…







Maybe but you might loose the creamy base colour in pic 1


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Old 07/02/2012, 07:33 PM   #269
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looks great as always Ian (I believe?).


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Old 07/02/2012, 08:41 PM   #270
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Stunning! Congrats on your efforts! Cheers!


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Old 07/03/2012, 11:07 PM   #271
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Stunning! Congrats on your efforts! Cheers!
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looks great as always Ian (I believe?).
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Maybe but you might loose the creamy base colour in pic 1
Mike, are you saying this because I might have to much blue bulb or just brighter system?


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Old 07/04/2012, 05:00 AM   #272
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I'm thinking the creamy base in pic 1 will turn blue and reds will get darker. Your latest pics show great contrasting colours both in branch base colour and polyp. JMHO tho, your call


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Old 07/04/2012, 11:08 AM   #273
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sweet tank for sure, well done! Colors are awesome and the scape is amazing.


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Old 07/05/2012, 01:47 AM   #274
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Wow amazing colors!!!


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Old 07/05/2012, 04:39 AM   #275
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I always love revisiting this thread; your tank is absolutely wonderful. Keep up the great work. It's an inspiration.


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