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Old 03/24/2010, 05:38 PM   #1
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ADA 120-P + Elos Mini dual NPS tank journal

I need a place to start posting my vids so here is my official build thread documenting my new ADA tank build, and ongoing Elos Mini which will later be connected using a common sump. Total volume will be ~100g minus rocks and sand.

To start this is just a horrible quality video of some unknown larva I caught floating around today. I made it slow mo otherwise it was moving so fast you would miss it. I apologize in advance for the dirty glass and turbid water. I was working on stuff.



Next I will post a vid of my black tubastrea releasing a planula larva. I need to put the segments together first since I only caught a little at a time.


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Old 03/24/2010, 05:44 PM   #2
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Bring on the vids!

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Old 03/24/2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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Yay! Keep em coming!


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Old 03/25/2010, 09:19 PM   #4
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Black tubastrea releasing planula larva. In the upper right is my dendro colony I accidentally killed. Bottom right is a baby dendro my rhizo killed.




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Old 03/25/2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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Also I ordered a Teco TR10 chiller today with the heater option. 20% off and free shipping now, so didn't want to miss out. It was still expensive as hell though.


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Old 03/25/2010, 09:40 PM   #6
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Very nice video!


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Old 03/25/2010, 09:46 PM   #7
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Cool vid!

Looking to pick up a Teco also while the sale is still on. I am stuck between the TR10 or TR15.

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Old 03/25/2010, 10:01 PM   #8
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Great vid uhuru! Congrats on getting it on video! Have you ever noticed any of the black sun coral larva attaching to your rock work and growing?


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Old 03/25/2010, 10:53 PM   #9
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Thanks guys!

Mike - I was too much in shock to spend any more than the TR10, but there is a nice article here about someone using a TR20 to cool a 45g temperate tank.

rowjimmy - unfortunately I haven't noticed any of the larvae settling on the rock. I think it's highly unlikely with the relatively small amount of rock I have, and the small colony I have. I saw my crinoid catching a few, and many being caught by my gorgs.


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Old 03/26/2010, 05:26 PM   #10
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Their chillers are expensive but they are good though. The TR20 would be beyond overkill since I am not using any halides. I am leaning more towards the TR10 just in case there is a power outage or central AC going out. Tank is at 73-74 without a chiller. In addition, worst case scenario I would need 15 degrees of pull down temp. if an event occurred.

Catch any video of your filefish?

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Old 03/26/2010, 06:02 PM   #11
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My house has horrible a/c, so this chiller will definitely get some use, albeit only for the 2-3 months that it actually gets above 80 here.

No filefish vids yet, I need to check if my DSLR can take video. I don't think so, but the quality from my point and shoot is horrible. Tonight I'm working on the ADA. Hope to have the sump partitions put in and the stand frame complete. I'll worry about skinning it later. I drew up a layout for some of the plumbing. A have an ATB flowstar 1500 that will be feeding the 2 tanks, the chiller and the ozone reactor. Skimmer will be my ATB medium with airstar 1300. The ER-RC80 that I'm using to skim the mini right now will be used as a second chamber for the ozone.


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Old 04/03/2010, 09:49 AM   #12
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Old 04/03/2010, 10:37 AM   #13
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My chiller is not here yet, a/c not working, and we are having a small heat wave, even though I remember very well that I was running in 30 deg weather on Tuesday morning. Sucks


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Old 04/03/2010, 12:11 PM   #14
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my tank shot up to 81, Was not prepared for 85 plus degree ohio weather either.


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Old 04/03/2010, 12:21 PM   #15
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My crinoid has been moving, he has hardly moved at all since I got him. I hope the temp swing isn't stressing him out too much!


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Old 04/11/2010, 04:58 PM   #16
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Time for some pics to color up this thread!

You may remember I had an incident with my Dendronephthya where I had to cut it from its rock and reattach it to a new rock. Here is the pic again of it growing new roots a few days later:



Here it is today. You can see that it is still attaching but much better than before. The base is growing vertically. Where there was only dark purple tissue there is now some beige/clear tissue replacing or growing above it:



polyps that were killed have grown back and extension has been very good:


I wish you could see what I see with my mesoscope. Here is an attempt to take a pic through the mesoscope, but it looks way better than this in person. I tried to catch the polyps feeding, which it does by licking each tentacle in succession repeatedly - much faster than any of my gorgs. I really think the challenge at this point is getting it enough food to grow. The type of food seems to be ok, as does the water quality. It is a true constant feeder and needs food at all times IMO.





I also acquired a small distichopora yesterday. Yesterday it did not appear to have these little hairs coming out of it. Are these the polyps people are talking about? They seem to pick up a lot of debris very rapidly, so they must be quite sticky.



Unfortunately trying to take a pic through the mesoscope causes a substantial loss of detail.



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Old 04/11/2010, 05:06 PM   #17
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If you look behind the angler you can also see my Guaiagorgia touching my rasberry gorg - this does not seem to bother either one of them.




A cool hitchhiker. I've had it for months now. ID?


Diodogorgia growth - growing over the epoxy plug and onto the rock, SPS style (but oh so much more rewarding)!


Archohelia... Are those new polyps budding off of the larger ones? I don't know.



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Old 04/11/2010, 05:47 PM   #18
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NICE Shots uhuru !


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Old 04/11/2010, 06:26 PM   #19
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Looking great! With the Archohelia Rediviva it does look like those are buds. I would try to grab some some more shots over the next few days to record any development of them.

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Old 04/11/2010, 07:28 PM   #20
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Mike, have you received you chiller yet?


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Old 04/11/2010, 07:31 PM   #21
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Thanks guys! I am getting the chiller on Wed. For some reason my order was held up - maybe a missing part, or maybe they just lost it.


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Once you get it hookup let me know. I haven't ordered mine from them yet. It looks like they extended the sale for spring.

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Old 04/14/2010, 05:51 PM   #23
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Chiller arrived today. You're gonna laugh when you get yours Mike. Its just a medium sized box that you can hold with one arm, but it comes delivered on a big truck and a cute little pallet, with a big truck driver LOL. The company must have a special deal or maybe they own the freight company. So overkill, but at least you know it'll arrive in good shape.


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