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Old 05/13/2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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JP's 240. A decade of work.

O.K. so what does everyone think? Been workin' on this for a few years and just felt a need to share Also, I was thinkin' about turning this thread into a "pseudo" blog of what I do on a daily basis and just wondering if anyone was interested?

Either way thanks for looking!


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Old 05/13/2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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Absolutely stunning tank mate! I hope to someday have the know how to create a tank similar to this.


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Old 05/13/2011, 07:48 PM   #3
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I am not sure which is better, the set up or your photo skills. Well done indeed!


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Old 05/13/2011, 07:48 PM   #4
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Bad *** !!!


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Old 05/13/2011, 07:54 PM   #5
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Very nice. I like to aqua scape and placement of your corals.


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Old 05/13/2011, 07:56 PM   #6
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I can only hope to have something look that nice and healthy when I have 10 years on the hobby. Congrats!

Has the mag ever moved?


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Old 05/13/2011, 08:12 PM   #7
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Old 05/13/2011, 08:13 PM   #8
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Yes please post more info, we would love to know what it takes to keep such a beautiful reef.


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Old 05/13/2011, 09:22 PM   #9
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We need more info and more of those incredible photos PLEASE.


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Old 05/13/2011, 09:25 PM   #10
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Beautiful tank, def tank of the month worthy


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Old 05/13/2011, 09:32 PM   #11
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We need more info and more of those incredible photos PLEASE.
Always happy to oblige . . .

The latest problem I'm working on is the relationship between CO2 and alkalinity usage. My tank eats alkalinity and recently the combination of Calc Reactor plus Nilsen Reactor plus B-Ionic has gotten out of control and my alk keeps falling to 5. Controlling the amount of CO2 in my basement seems to have arrested the problem for the moment so I'm working on defining that relationship with some sense of usability . . . anyways here's a few more photos, and thanks for all the kind words!


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Old 05/13/2011, 09:40 PM   #12
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vary nice thanks for showing us


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Old 05/13/2011, 10:39 PM   #13
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Still one of the best in RC. Good job Joe! Beautiful tank! I am still amazed how you only use 2 Tunze 6105 (but only one at a time) for flow. This is unheard of from a dense SPS tank like yours.


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Old 05/13/2011, 10:57 PM   #14
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Still one of the best in RC. Good job Joe! Beautiful tank! I am still amazed how you only use 2 Tunze 6105 (but only one at a time) for flow. This is unheard of from a dense SPS tank like yours.
Thanks again for the comments DZ! It's always greatly appreciated.

I think the flow issue is one of deceptive aquascaping which was not my original intent, but which has simply evolved. If you look carefully you only count 9 major colonies on the left and 10 maybe major colonies on the right. The Tunzes have so much push that they easily cause splashing over the side but only on the side to which they are pointed so each side gets plenty of flow for half the day, but again the open structure is key. In fact the truth is if I showed a picture of the reality today it would look quite different since I have had to remove several colonies in their entirety inorder to keep the flow open. I did take some pictures, but I'm hoping to save them for a "Before and After" post for some future date. Thanks again for the kind words.

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Old 05/13/2011, 11:12 PM   #15
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In fact the truth is if I showed a picture of the reality today it would look quite different since I have had to remove several colonies in their entirety inorder to keep the flow open.
Hey, if you have to get rid of corals again in the future!

I would love to heard your approach to reef keeping and struggles you had over the years. I think this is one aspect of the hobby that no one wants to talk about; we only see tanks (and especially the ones like yours which is clearly top of the hill) in their prime but couldn't realize how much work and struggles the whole process went through. I think it would be an aspiration to all of us.


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Old 05/13/2011, 11:18 PM   #16
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Tank looks great! Love the rimless


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Old 05/14/2011, 12:11 AM   #17
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love the aquascaping...


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Old 05/14/2011, 12:19 AM   #18
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Yes, thanks for sharing and any insight into any of the common problems most of us face would be great!

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Old 05/14/2011, 12:37 AM   #19
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Old 05/14/2011, 12:43 AM   #20
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NOW THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT! Shooot! That's the way Zoas are supposed to look! I hate the couple dozen frag plug look. I love how they couldn't possibly sneak one more polyp on that rock in front! Stunning!

And the Rics on the other side are doing the same thing. Very nice. Everything looks very happy in your tank.

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Old 05/14/2011, 12:49 AM   #21
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Holy cow. One of the best tanks I have ever seen. Great job!


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Old 05/14/2011, 12:59 AM   #22
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Looks simply stunning. If I redid my tank, this would definately be my inspiration. I would love to read anything you have to write about this tank and the way it has come to be.


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Old 05/14/2011, 01:07 AM   #23
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Wow! One of the best laid out tanks I have ever seen. Beautiful!


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Old 05/15/2011, 06:54 AM   #24
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where in the NY area are you, if you don't mind me asking?


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Old 05/15/2011, 07:50 AM   #25
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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?


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