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Old 11/08/2007, 12:52 PM   #76
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i have a very similar set up but because of the 2 attinics I went with 10,000k bulbs instead of the 14,000.
I have a prop tank with a 250W HQI and started with a 10K with atinics, but the color was still not enough for me. I switched to a 250W Phoenix and the colors are awesome. I don't think I can go back to 10K. I must admit with the 10K I got a lot of growth, but the color was not enough for me. I don't have any atinic sup. on my display tank but I have a friend who does and runs a 150w Phoenix bulb, and it looks great. Atinics with the Phoenix bulb really makes the colors pop.


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Old 11/08/2007, 04:54 PM   #77
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250 watts would have been my choice--at the time of purchase I was greener then chaeto and the guys that sold me the system said I couldn't run them because of heat problems(they were in a coral life fixture under a wooden canopy.
Little did I know that eventually I would run the sump,refug and ballasts from the basement.
Kind of hard to change now--due to cost--besides I don't think I will ever have in LPS--not after what I have seen here at what you can aim for.


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Old 11/09/2007, 12:49 AM   #78
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Here is an old pic of my tank. I currently have twice the LPS but can not get a good pic.




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Old 11/09/2007, 09:14 AM   #79
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nice variety the way it is--too bad we couldn't see it with twice the coral


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Old 11/09/2007, 10:19 AM   #80
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Looks really nice vvolfe, the red favia? looks fantastic, any close ups of it?

And do try to take an up to date pic would love to see more pics of your tank.


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Old 11/09/2007, 03:53 PM   #81
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Volfe - It looks like you have a little crud that's settled 1-2" under your sand bed on the right side of your pic. I have the same thing my tank and I'm thinking of kicking it all up this weekend to get it filtered out. Any thoughts? Do you think it adds phosphates to your tank?


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Old 11/09/2007, 05:17 PM   #82
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I've got the same thing. If you stir up the bed then you stir up the useful bacteria there--which is worse IMO.
I think that is just algae on the glass. What I do if it gets too bad is take a long scaper and push is down the glass between it and the substrate.


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Old 11/09/2007, 05:19 PM   #83
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.................if you have adequate flow across the substrated then you are not going to get a build up of phosphates--they will be kept in the water column and filtered out.
---and remember the phosphates the phosphates came from in the first place--probably over feeding


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Old 11/09/2007, 07:03 PM   #84
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The favia is actually a Blasto merletti that got really red over the summer after I blew up my Icecap ballast and had to go back to the Nova Extreme. I think the crud in the sand bed is just algea on the glass. I'm glad you guys like it. I'll try to get a current pick this weekend.




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Old 11/09/2007, 07:07 PM   #85
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Beautiful Blasto...
I'll try scraping some this weekend and see if I can get it off. Thanks for the reply


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Old 11/09/2007, 08:04 PM   #86
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The favia is actually a Blasto merletti that got really red over the summer after I blew up my Icecap ballast and had to go back to the Nova Extreme. I think the crud in the sand bed is just algea on the glass. I'm glad you guys like it. I'll try to get a current pick this weekend.

oh boy---I've got to get one of these--what are the preferred lighting requirements for this colour?

yeah--I think you will find like I did--its just algae. Just be careful not to disturb the entire sand bed.

if you are worrying about the rest of the bed---get some nasessarius snails--they to a great job and stay under the sand bed--they also keep the sand bed loose and stop it from clumping over time.


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Old 11/10/2007, 01:24 PM   #87
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Ohh that is one nicelooking coral vvolfe!


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Old 11/10/2007, 07:02 PM   #88
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Ohh that is one nicelooking coral vvolfe!
come on Adddo--stir up some more posters---love seeing the variety of LPS tanks.

(this might help bump the tread )


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Old 11/10/2007, 07:05 PM   #89
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Here is my 30G LPS and mushroom tank.



Detail link here. http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...3#post11156393


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Old 11/10/2007, 07:07 PM   #90
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now that's what I call a variety of colours--fantastic
but you got more then musrooms in there LOL


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Old 11/10/2007, 07:12 PM   #91
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now that's what I call a variety of colours--fantastic
but you got more then musrooms in there LOL
Per polyp, LPS are more than mushrroms.


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Old 11/12/2007, 10:59 PM   #92
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Here's my simple little 40 Breeder.

My camera skills suck, the tank is not this blue in person.







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Old 11/13/2007, 08:03 AM   #93
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Here's my simple little 40 Breeder.

My camera skills suck, the tank is not this blue in person.

yah--right simple little breeder tank that's a great tank.

I love the open brain pic.


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Old 11/13/2007, 08:36 AM   #94
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any suggestions for lps that can handle alot of light and alot of flow. Before reading this thread and others on LPS I had reserved the top of the reef for sps----I'm not going to even get into them now


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Old 11/13/2007, 10:01 AM   #95
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any suggestions for lps that can handle alot of light and alot of flow. Before reading this thread and others on LPS I had reserved the top of the reef for sps----I'm not going to even get into them now
I have the same question... I'm building a 40B right now what will have a single 250w 10K reeflux with 2x39 T5 sup. The light will be about 8" off the water. Looking for some good LPS I can keep in the middle of the tank w/o melting!

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Old 11/13/2007, 10:38 AM   #96
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oh boy---I've got to get one of these--what are the preferred lighting requirements for this colour?

yeah--I think you will find like I did--its just algae. Just be careful not to disturb the entire sand bed.

if you are worrying about the rest of the bed---get some nasessarius snails--they to a great job and stay under the sand bed--they also keep the sand bed loose and stop it from clumping over time.
Well at the time I just got the tank. It had originally 4 VHO's on the 90. I switched to T5's 2 B+ a 6.5k and a 11k. Blew up my ballast so at the time it was under a nova extreme. It is still very red just alittle more pink in it now that its been back under my good T5's.


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Old 11/14/2007, 03:51 PM   #97
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Wow guys great pics and tanks, Angus those colors are awsome! And Opes i bet you can sit and stare at that beautiful tank for hours!

Come on guys there has to be more ppl out there that wants to share their tanks with us!

Capn! Thanks for helping out


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Old 11/16/2007, 11:01 PM   #98
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Thanks Adddo. I do stare at it alot, ask my wife she gets jealous!

When I upgrade tanks soon she will probably leave me but that's alright, more time for the reef!

Let's see some more nice tanks.


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Old 11/17/2007, 09:38 AM   #99
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I am always reluctant to post pictures of my tank because the pictures always look dull. But here's my tank -- the LPS are frogspawn, hammer, torch, plate, elegance and a green edged blasto.




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Old 11/17/2007, 06:20 PM   #100
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I am always reluctant to post pictures of my tank because the pictures always look dull. But here's my tank -- the LPS are frogspawn, hammer, torch, plate, elegance and a green edged blasto.

don't be shy Sherri, we showed you ours first

That elegance looks in great shape and exactly like the one I purchase a month ago. How long have you had it?

Is that a sea fan in the left corner?


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