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Old 05/15/2011, 07:58 AM   #26
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sweet. like to see more pics of the whole setup!


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Old 05/17/2011, 09:18 PM   #27
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Has the mag ever moved?
I got the mag as a wee little guy with no sting and it moved around like crazy initially, but after sometime it settled down on a smooth piece of rock that I put at the highest point I could with the most heavy and erratic flow I could find. I transferred it to a piece of plate like LR when I changed to my 280 gallon tank and it hasn't moved since then which was 2002. It has split 5 times in total now, and none of the clones has moved either! Very interesting . . .


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where in the NY area are you, if you don't mind me asking?
I'm in Pound Ridge which is on the border with CT and next to Bedford.

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WOW is right! Really nice.

Any chance you could show a topdown pic?

How many clowns are hosting in that some kinda beautiful mag?
The anemone is only hosting 2 clowns, but they are prolific breeders, and someday I'd like to try my hand at raising a brood or two. . .

and always happy to share more photos!


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Old 05/17/2011, 09:31 PM   #28
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Yes, thanks for sharing and any insight into any of the common problems most of us face would be great!

Thanks again
Common problems . . .

I understand that idea well, but I think the real answer is perseverance. I hve had Red Bugs, flat worms, valonia, majanos, aiptasia, hair algae, and every other nuisance algae known to man which is why I switched to an open top low set tank because 9 times out of 10 I have found that manual maintenance is the key whether that is killing the first majano I see or using a turkey baster to blow off detritus buildup on a rock. Trust me when I say I am ALWAYS battling some nuisance. Right now it happens to be hair algae, and my fist answer is to buy emerald crabs. I know most folks wouldn't go there first, but I feel if I buy a large enough group they will attack the hair algae because it will be the only food available. The problem is I have grown a conscience with regards to ocean critters, and I'm not sure how much longer I will be willing to buy creatures knowing that ultimately I intend to starve them to death. Anyways, like I said I'm ALWAYS battling something


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Old 05/17/2011, 09:39 PM   #29
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Fking awsome


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Old 05/17/2011, 09:58 PM   #30
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This photo was in the original post, but the hot link keeps getting lost so I'm reposting my favorite photo . . . hope everyone enjoys it!




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Old 05/17/2011, 10:03 PM   #31
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That is a ridiculously pretty tank


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Old 05/17/2011, 10:14 PM   #32
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That is a ridiculously pretty tank

Thanks T!


Mystery . . . so I'm sitting here tonight and I here the sound of my tank breaking siphon and stopping flow. I run downstairs and the main recirc pump is cavitating and no longer pumping. No power outage, no short. The pump is running but not pushing. I reset the power and it's working for the moment and tomorrow AM I will replace the pump . . . but . . . it's ALWAYS something . . . AHHHHHHHH


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Old 05/17/2011, 10:18 PM   #33
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JP, mine failed last night. I wasn't even able to pull the impeller from the housing. Good luck with it!


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Old 05/17/2011, 10:55 PM   #34
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absolutely beautiful tank. Awesome pics.


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Old 05/17/2011, 11:17 PM   #35
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Wow you're tank is incredible! That is what I am looking for as a centerpiece in my future house that I settle into. GREAT work!


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Old 05/18/2011, 12:59 AM   #36
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JP, I think I've said it before but I'll say it again, I love your tank. I love the way you've aquascaped it and with the right angle on the picture it looks like a window into the ocean like in the last one. Great job, salute'!


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Old 05/18/2011, 01:29 AM   #37
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Awesome on three levels. The build design, the results and the photography. Excellent!


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Old 05/18/2011, 01:42 AM   #38
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Your tank keeps popping up all over the place, Joe... and I can't say I'm really saddened by it. It's an excellent system in the highest, and a testament to your dedication and skills as a reefkeeper.


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Old 05/18/2011, 01:50 AM   #39
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You have really done an amazing job. Just as others have said, I really can only hope to achieve such a living work of art.

What was your inspiration in starting this tank - both in terms of aquascape and stocking? Did you use epoxy, acrylic rods, etc in order to put it all together? And did you start out with smaller colonies or small frags from some of your coral?

I'd really love to see your sump area if possible?

Also, what have some of the hardest hit mistakes you've had to live through while being in the hobby? What would you change knowing now what you didn't then?


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Old 05/18/2011, 02:14 AM   #40
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very nice tank! What have you determined the relationship between CO2 and alk?


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Old 05/18/2011, 07:57 AM   #41
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Amazing tank! I counted 13 chromis in that last pic. How long have they been living together?


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Old 05/18/2011, 08:45 AM   #42
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Damn what a nice tank . How the heck do you keep it that clean ? sheesh I should just give up now . I have been keeping saltwater since 1998 and havent had a tank that looks that good .


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Old 05/18/2011, 08:57 AM   #43
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I can't add much more to what's already been said. A spectacular tank and a true inspiration. I am new to the hobby and like most everyone else, running into my share of challenges. Seeing a tank like yours is an inspiration, and I'll take those challenges any day for something as rewarding as what you've put on display!!!

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Old 05/18/2011, 09:00 AM   #44
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Thank you for sharing your incredible tank.

This shows the beauty of the hobby vs. candy store stocking.


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Old 05/18/2011, 09:59 AM   #45
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Beautiful and great layout! Love the Anemonee. About how big is he? I am wanting either a mag or haddoni carpet. Really like the tentacles on the Mags tho! Do you know what kind exactly you have? Also what type of clowns are those in there?

Again SWEET Setup!


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Old 05/18/2011, 11:34 AM   #46
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Great looking tank.


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Old 05/18/2011, 12:09 PM   #47
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Absolutely gorgeous. I can only hope to have a tank that looks like this someday.


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Old 05/18/2011, 12:49 PM   #48
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Congrats!! Thats what I want my cube to look like


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Old 05/18/2011, 04:57 PM   #49
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Your time has been well spent....


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Old 05/18/2011, 05:04 PM   #50
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Love it but show photos of the whole setup....And your photo skills are awesome. Love the clown fish.....


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