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Old 05/20/2011, 01:36 AM   #76
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Truly one of the most inspirational tanks I have seen - could never get enough of your photo's too.


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Old 05/20/2011, 07:41 AM   #77
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Actually at the moment I have 20 and they have been living together for about 18 months. I have tried different sized groups and it seems that 13 is not enough, but 20+ is. I also feed them as many times a day as I can remember or as people are around the house. That plus having plenty of hiding spaces for the little guys seems to make a difference.





Thanks for the reply! I love chromis and want a shoal of them in a tank but it hasn't worked out for me. I started with 13 in my 125 and over the course of a year they whittled their numbers down to a pair. When I upgrade to a bigger tank one day I will try a large group over 20. Thanks for the tip.


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Old 05/20/2011, 08:06 AM   #78
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Can you talk about your zoas please?

Anything really.


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Old 05/21/2011, 06:57 PM   #79
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What is the red and pink looking LPS coral? I love the color and would like to have something like it in my tank.


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Old 05/21/2011, 08:40 PM   #80
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Hands down the best looking system I've seen for a long time


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Old 05/21/2011, 10:12 PM   #81
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Name that coral...

Can you tell me what the orange and pink/red looking corals are on the left. They look great and I'd like to get that same coral for my tank

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No disrespect to your tank Joe but since you bought it up. This is definitely my all time favorite. I have not seen another tank that comes even close to it. It just shows what a little open space can do:




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Old 05/22/2011, 06:59 AM   #82
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Impressive! I am completely jealous.


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Old 05/22/2011, 09:40 AM   #83
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Beautiful tank!

Regarding the anemone, does it generally stay put where it is? I always cringe when I see anmenonies next to huge SPS colonies, since just a little walking over can kill the sps. Do you have some way of keeping it in place, or does it just stay there on its own?


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Old 05/22/2011, 07:01 PM   #84
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Can you talk about your zoas please?

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Zoas are the bane of my existance, but the two colonies I have now are hardy and colorful. For me zoas have been much harder than SPS. I have purchased Tubs Blues numerous times and they died everytime where others had easy success. My latest colony started to die out in my display so I moved it to my frag system where it continued to decline. Then I moved it to an area of erractic intermittent flow with low light from T5 lamps and it is finally growing. Long story short . . . zoas can be REALLY hard to grow!

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Beautiful tank!

Regarding the anemone, does it generally stay put where it is? I always cringe when I see anmenonies next to huge SPS colonies, since just a little walking over can kill the sps. Do you have some way of keeping it in place, or does it just stay there on its own?


My anemone draws the most questions over and over by far. I have had it for nearly a decade and after the first month it never moved again nor have any of the four clones that it created ever moved. Don't know if it's the anemone or the conditions.

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Old 05/22/2011, 07:30 PM   #85
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i give it a 10. I'd kill for a fish room like that. Nice work!


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Old 05/22/2011, 07:52 PM   #86
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Can you please post your lighting info? I'm sorry if I've missed it but I read all 4 pages.

Your tank is impressive!!


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Old 05/22/2011, 08:00 PM   #87
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Sweet looking setup.


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Old 05/22/2011, 08:28 PM   #88
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Excellent tank, I love it all.

Does your inspiration Steve Wease has a build thread?


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Old 05/22/2011, 08:39 PM   #89
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Old 05/22/2011, 09:21 PM   #90
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Can you please post your lighting info? I'm sorry if I've missed it but I read all 4 pages.

Your tank is impressive!!
Currently I am using two 400 watt Radiums, two 250 watt Radiums, 4 Reefbrite Blue 48 inch LED strips, 4 Aquasun UVL 48 inch lamps. Radiums I believe are my key to success. The picture below shows UVL Super Actinics with UVL Aquasuns which I changed out because I feel the LEDs are adding plenty of actinic "pop" for visual effect, and thank-you!

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Old 05/22/2011, 09:25 PM   #91
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Once again the best photo has disappeared from my first post . . . ahhhh . . . can't any solve this problem? Give me one chance to edit the post myself and I can fix it!!


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Old 05/23/2011, 07:31 AM   #92
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JP, do you know the difference in the lighting between your tank which is a bit more blue in the picture and the Steve Weast tank pic you posted which is a bit more white?


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Old 05/23/2011, 08:06 AM   #93
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Old 05/23/2011, 11:26 AM   #94
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Thank you for taking time to answer and your view point about the zoas.

For me and tubbs 3 strikes.


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Old 05/23/2011, 12:19 PM   #95
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Fantastic tank!! Inspiring!!!

Always looking for a frag swap.


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Old 05/23/2011, 08:32 PM   #96
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Like posted above, thank you for taking the time and answering my question as well. I'm running radiums and UVL actinics as well.

Tank is incredible JP, incredible....


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Old 05/23/2011, 09:45 PM   #97
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Wow, just amazing!!!


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Old 05/23/2011, 11:05 PM   #98
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Awesome tank.


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Old 05/24/2011, 08:10 PM   #99
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JP, do you know the difference in the lighting between your tank which is a bit more blue in the picture and the Steve Weast tank pic you posted which is a bit more white?

Steve uses a mix of Radiums and 10000k Hamiltons (or at least he did several years back when the photos were take). For that exact reason I have chosen to switch out to 4 Aquasun (10000K) VHOs instead of 2 Super Actinics and 2 Aquasuns previously.


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Old 05/24/2011, 09:07 PM   #100
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Joe, are those ricordea in the lower left? If so, do they get a fair amount of flow?


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