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Old 07/08/2006, 09:30 PM   #101
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Your tank is a work of art.
Color, design and structure were well planned.
Another great example of what a reef can be with careful planning and a dedicated hobbiest.
You posted this on my thread a while back and now I can say ditto. The tank came out great, definitely a good pic for TOTM


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Old 07/09/2006, 09:55 AM   #102
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hey sunny i love how simple everything with your system is. most TOM candidates have so much equipment its mind boggling. I do have one question for you though how do you run the carbon? is it in a cannister filter or just in a bag some where getting water flowing through it somehow? could you post a picture of the method you use? thanks and congrats on the TOM.
Carbon is run in a mess bag suspended in the sump. The bag of carbon is shaken everyday to to release and detritus or bacteria.


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Old 07/09/2006, 09:56 AM   #103
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You posted this on my thread a while back and now I can say ditto. The tank came out great, definitely a good pic for TOTM
Thank you very much

Yes your tank is definitely TOTM material. Simply beautiful display.


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Old 07/09/2006, 11:20 AM   #104
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I especially like the beautiful color of the vibrant SPS in this magnificent reef.

Sunny, how do you clean the front panel and avoid scratching the glass?

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Old 07/10/2006, 09:47 AM   #105
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How often do you frag your corals? How can you frag such some nice LRs.


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Old 07/10/2006, 10:47 AM   #106
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I especially like the beautiful color of the vibrant SPS in this magnificent reef.

Sunny, how do you clean the front panel and avoid scratching the glass?

Joe
I use a mag float to clean the light stuff. I attach a blade fixture to the mag float when I need to remove the hard stuff like corlline.


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Old 07/10/2006, 10:48 AM   #107
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How often do you frag your corals? How can you frag such some nice LRs.
Corals are fragged as needed. I usually dont frag much, just what is need. Does LR stand for Live rock?


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Old 07/10/2006, 12:00 PM   #108
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Yes, LR stands for LR. What I mean is that when you fragging your corals, do you cut your LR or you just sniffle their tissues off the rock?


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Old 07/10/2006, 04:01 PM   #109
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How long have you had the Anthia group Sunny? I assume they take the Spectrum pellets then ...which formula? Also, how are they getting along as a smaller group? Am interested because 8 would be overkill for me. BTW, awesome tank.


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Old 07/10/2006, 04:56 PM   #110
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Sunny, so how do you pump out the sand when changing it?


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Old 07/10/2006, 09:31 PM   #111
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Talking Wow!

Absolutely gorgeous! That Deltec skimmate looks yummy!


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Old 07/10/2006, 11:14 PM   #112
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i know.. that skimmer is sick............ as awsome...........


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Old 07/11/2006, 08:51 AM   #113
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How long have you had the Anthia group Sunny? I assume they take the Spectrum pellets then ...which formula? Also, how are they getting along as a smaller group? Am interested because 8 would be overkill for me. BTW, awesome tank.
I have had them for over 10 months now, so far so good. When I purchased them they were all female, within a week one of them transformed into a male. The Anthias only eat Formula One flakes, the larger fish eat Spectrum Large Fish formula.


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Old 07/11/2006, 08:52 AM   #114
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Sunny, so how do you pump out the sand when changing it?
Gravity my friend.


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Old 07/12/2006, 01:23 PM   #115
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Congrts Sunny!!! Your tank has come along beautifully! Its a very colorful and heathy system you have there!!!

Best of the luck to you!


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Old 07/12/2006, 08:33 PM   #116
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Your tank is awsome. Thanks for sharing. I was quite impressed that you so young and put together such a fabulous system. I never could have done that at 24. No time or funds. I was wondering if you could tell us how you found so many terrific looking SPS corals. You said in the article you avoid designer corals, however you prefer to pick out nice looking specimens. I live in NY where it is very difficult to find nice looking SPS. Often I will buy pieces online based on a picture which is usually color corrected. It's been a struggle to aquire quality SPS. Any suggestions?


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Old 07/12/2006, 11:14 PM   #117
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Gravity my friend.
Yea, bit hard on a 30" high tank. Just haven't come up with an easy system yet....


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Old 07/13/2006, 10:46 AM   #118
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Your tank is awsome. Thanks for sharing. I was quite impressed that you so young and put together such a fabulous system. I never could have done that at 24. No time or funds. I was wondering if you could tell us how you found so many terrific looking SPS corals. You said in the article you avoid designer corals, however you prefer to pick out nice looking specimens. I live in NY where it is very difficult to find nice looking SPS. Often I will buy pieces online based on a picture which is usually color corrected. It's been a struggle to aquire quality SPS. Any suggestions?
Thank you .

98% of all corals in the tank were started from frags of 1" or less. Only two small colonies were purchased recently from Reefermadness.us, the Yellow Tort and the Blue Slimer.

The key to having great looking SPS is to purchase them small. This gives the coral time to adapt and grow in the aquarium environment. Provided that water and parameters are in check there is no reason why a coral should not look its best.

Be sure to give corals as much space as possible. I find that corals with extra space grow much larger, more colorful and exhibit more natural growth pattern then those corals that are packed together.

Just be patient and let things grow out. Try not to add too many different species of coral in one tank. Purchase the corals you would like and then try to add as little as possible later down the road.

My old 120gl was run for almost one year before I added any corals. I wanted to be sure that everything would not just survive but thrive.


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Old 07/13/2006, 10:49 AM   #119
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Yea, bit hard on a 30" high tank. Just haven't come up with an easy system yet....
I use this sometimes to remove the sand:

http://www.marinedepot.com/md_viewIt...product=PY1217

Connect it to a facet and place an empty bucket in the sink, Sand will collect in the bottom and water will simply flow over. Works great for me. If you do not have an industrial sink in the fish room than it could get a bit tricky and messy.


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Old 07/13/2006, 02:40 PM   #120
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It just goes to show you a tank can evolve in 1 to 2 years with good husbandry and good parameters. I didn't realize they were all started with frags but I have followed his progress here on RC.

Very nice tank.


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Old 07/13/2006, 10:53 PM   #121
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Thanks Sunny. I might try it.


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Old 07/18/2006, 05:43 AM   #122
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Great color!...I really love the look and layout of this tank....it isnt over crouded at all, and is pefectly balanced!


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Old 07/19/2006, 12:40 PM   #123
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Sunny without saying, very nice tank. After reading the params of your system I noticed you mentioned nitrates were 'undectectable' I ask about this since for your size tank you do have a number of fish as well as keeping nice corals. I have been trying to get my nitrates down which range from 20-40ppm. I know my tank load is high but outside of the normal things like a refugium and water changes how do you keep the nitrates down?


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Old 07/19/2006, 01:21 PM   #124
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i know, how do you keep it down?


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Old 07/19/2006, 01:24 PM   #125
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why do you removed your sand for?


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