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Old 05/20/2013, 12:05 PM   #26
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Very nice collection and shots, love them all!!!



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Old 05/26/2013, 07:58 PM   #27
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Wow that no namer is awesome!!! I want a frag of that right MEOW!!!


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Old 05/26/2013, 08:58 PM   #28
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Very nice im alittle jealous


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Old 05/26/2013, 09:16 PM   #29
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Beautiful tank!!! Well done.


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Old 05/27/2013, 11:01 PM   #30
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There's no chance at all to get a little frag of that no namer?


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Old 05/28/2013, 09:37 AM   #31
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My biggest one, would be 4x the size if I never fragged it:






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Old 05/28/2013, 12:53 PM   #32
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Hopefully, this gives you an idea where my chalices are (lower one third basically







Wow very nice. You have given me renewed hope in being able to run a mixed reef. I saw your lighting info what do you try and keep your tank parameters at? Do you do any supplemental feeding?


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Old 05/28/2013, 01:08 PM   #33
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Wow very nice. You have given me renewed hope in being able to run a mixed reef. I saw your lighting info what do you try and keep your tank parameters at? Do you do any supplemental feeding?
I try to have parameters ideal for sps. However my goals and reality don't meet perfectly. My alk is in the high 8, CA 380-400 and mag is always too low. Nitrates super low but my phosphates creep up occasionally so I now run GFO continuously. I do not do any supplemental feeding. I merely feed the fish pellets and spiralina flakes and the coral get all the fish poo that they can find


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Old 05/30/2013, 08:11 PM   #34
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Do you perform any carbon dosing or run Zeovit or anything like that?

Have to say it again BEAUTIFUL tank!


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Old 05/31/2013, 12:57 AM   #35
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Do you perform any carbon dosing or run Zeovit or anything like that?

Have to say it again BEAUTIFUL tank!
Thank you for the compliment.

No I do not use carbon dosing or zeovit. I just feed my fish some pellets and spirulina flakes and the coral get all the fish poo they can find. I tried biopellets about three years ago or so and it did not work out well for me. I have gone back to basics more or less. I use a calcium reactor, ATO, chiller, GFO, refugium with lots of chaeto, an awesome bubble king protein skimmer--BK 200 mini and I utilize metal halides and t5s for lighting. Lots of flow in the tank (but everyone says that). I complete a 10 gallon water change weekly becasue that is all my back can handle, which is not a lot of water change for a 180 gallon tank. And I use saltwater and RO water from two LFS because i just don't want any more equipment at home


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Old 06/22/2013, 06:54 PM   #36
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A couple of quick pics from today

Where in the world are my Borbonius?


Looks just like a snow storm to me.




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Old 06/25/2013, 11:58 AM   #37
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Hopefully, this gives you an idea where my chalices are (lower one third basically







Wow! What a beautiful tank. Thank you for sharing.


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Old 06/27/2013, 12:10 AM   #38
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Where in the world are my Borbonius?


Looks just like a snow storm to me.

Those are looking a bit too close, you should frag them up, I guess I will take one for the team and volunteer my tank as a place for those


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Old 06/30/2013, 07:32 PM   #39
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wow I love this tank


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Old 07/01/2013, 11:32 PM   #40
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Old 07/14/2013, 10:42 AM   #41
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Old 07/14/2013, 12:57 PM   #42
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Amazing collection! Thanks for sharing and giving insight on placement.


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Old 07/14/2013, 02:58 PM   #43
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Old 07/14/2013, 03:07 PM   #44
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Old 07/17/2013, 12:19 AM   #45
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Thought it might be interesting to share some growth pictures. October, 2012 is when I got my big boy camera so that is really when I started taking lots of pictures.

October 2012


May 2013


October 2012


May 2013


October 2012 (it is not a chalice but its close, kind of)



July 2013 (it is still on the original disk)




October 2012



May 2013



October 2012


July 2013


The change in coloring has to do with a new lighting fixture with different bulbs that I am not quite used to correcting yet. But hopefully you can spot the growth over time.



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Old 07/17/2013, 12:33 AM   #46
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Found another one

October 2012



July 2013 (It was doing battle with the pink boobie chalice, so I have moved it and positioned in this spot. It is a little weird on its side, but I am running out of real estate. Hopefully, you can notice that it has overgrown the pink epoxy base that it is still glued on)





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Old 07/17/2013, 06:14 AM   #47
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Very nice collection....love em!


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Old 07/18/2013, 03:19 PM   #48
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very nice pieces


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Old 07/22/2013, 10:02 PM   #49
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U have an amazing collection of chalices And then I looked down further down n saw your sps collection then i put it together that you just have an amazing tank lol. Great stuff.


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Old 07/22/2013, 10:40 PM   #50
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U have an amazing collection of chalices And then I looked down further down n saw your sps collection then i put it together that you just have an amazing tank lol. Great stuff.
Thanks, I really appreciate the feedback. I have become addicted to photographing my tank and trying to emulate some of the great photographers on this site.


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