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Unread 03/26/2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Schreiba's ADA 60-F

Current FTS: 3/19/11



Background
Thought I would finally put a build thread up on here I've had this tank for a little over two months now and have been enjoying it so far! Here's the original plans I had for the tank:








*Note: No longer using this stand...

Equipment
  • MP10ES
  • Eheim Ecco Pro 2232 with floss, purigen, chemipure elite
  • PAR 38 60 degree 12k
  • PAR 38 60 degree 20k
  • Hydor ETH 200
  • Lily Pipes
Livestock
  • 1x Ocellaris Clownfish
  • 1x Cleaner Shrimp
  • 1x Emerald Crab
  • 1x Maxi Mini
  • Other Clean-up Crew
Corals
  • SPS
    Green Birdsnest
    Red Montipora Capricornus
    LE Mint Chip Montipora
    Some type of valida
    Green Slimer
    3x Acros (I don't know the exact names: one purple, one blue tip, one yellow)
  • LPS
    Green Hammer
    Candy Cane colony
    Red & Green Blasto
    Dragon's Breath Favia
  • Softies
    GSP
    Miami Hurricane Zoas
    Radiactive dragoneyes
    Purple zoas
    Xenia
    Florida Ricordea
    Green/Purple Yuma Ricordea
    Blue spotted mushroom
    Unknown palyzoa
    Yellow polyps
I'd like to get away from a lot of these softies and move more toward an SPS dominated tank. However the xenia will have to stay since my clownfish is hosting it currently :P

FTS Archive
FTS: 2/2/11

FTS: 1/13/11



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Unread 03/26/2011, 10:11 PM   #2
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Nicely done my friend. Simple and quite elegant. I am a big fan of ADA tanks and the MP10es. Although an SPS would look awesome I like it the way it is. Keep up the good work.


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Unread 03/26/2011, 10:14 PM   #3
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Nice nano tank! Your water looks very clean, I think purigen and chemipure really pays a big role in getting crystal clear water. Are you running a sump and skimmer or just the cannister filter?


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Unread 03/26/2011, 10:20 PM   #4
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The eheim probably does more for water clarity using just the mechanical pad. I've run the Pro 2222 for years with no chemical media and the water sparkled. Not to say chemical media does not help.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 09:37 AM   #5
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Nicely done my friend. Simple and quite elegant. I am a big fan of ADA tanks and the MP10es. Although an SPS would look awesome I like it the way it is. Keep up the good work.
Thanks! I want to slowly work towards a more SPS focused tank as well. All the new frags I've bought have been SPS other than those acans in the sand.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 09:39 AM   #6
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Nice nano tank! Your water looks very clean, I think purigen and chemipure really pays a big role in getting crystal clear water. Are you running a sump and skimmer or just the cannister filter?
Thanks! I believe the chemipure and purigen along with the floss help to keep the water crystal clear as well. That's all I'm running though no sump or skimmer.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 09:57 AM   #7
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Did you put the purigen at the top or chemipure? Oh yah, how many bags of chemipure did you use?


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Unread 03/27/2011, 10:10 AM   #8
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Did you put the purigen at the top or chemipure? Oh yah, how many bags of chemipure did you use?
I have filter floss in the top like where the blue sponge normally would be. Then in the basket I have 1 bag of chemipure on the bottom that covers the bottom with a bag of purigen laying on top of it.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 10:15 AM   #9
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Did you cut open the bag of chemipure? It comes with a very small filter bag.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 10:28 AM   #10
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Did you cut open the bag of chemipure? It comes with a very small filter bag.
Naw I left it in the bag


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Unread 03/27/2011, 10:32 AM   #11
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LOL! I can't get over how clear your water looks.


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Unread 03/27/2011, 10:39 AM   #12
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LOL! I can't get over how clear your water looks.
Haha thanks!

Here's a few more of my favorite shots:



This one is old since I had the eheim green pipes but still one of my favorite's:



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Unread 03/28/2011, 07:43 PM   #13
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Can't wait to see how the SPS turns out for you!

(HandOfGod aka Kiki n-r)


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Unread 03/30/2011, 01:31 PM   #14
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Can't wait to see how the SPS turns out for you!

(HandOfGod aka Kiki n-r)
So far it's been good, all of the colors look great and all of my frags are encrusting/growing so

Here's a shot I took today while adjusting my osmolator



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Unread 03/30/2011, 02:26 PM   #15
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That's an amazing tank! One of my faves. I may just have to nominate you for NTOTM


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That's an amazing tank! One of my faves. I may just have to nominate you for NTOTM
I second. But: I think you ought to wait until you have completed your transformation to SPS and have good growth recorded.


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That's an amazing tank! One of my faves. I may just have to nominate you for NTOTM
Thanks! That really means a lot to me


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I second. But: I think you ought to wait until you have completed your transformation to SPS and have good growth recorded.
Thanks! And as much as I would love/appreciate NTOTM I agree with this statement because I've only had the tank running about 3 months. I've already had some solid SPS growth though but I'll definitely do my best to document all the growth.

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Unread 04/02/2011, 06:41 PM   #19
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Took this one while the powerheads were off




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Woah, I have never seen my candy canes stick their feeders out that far, that's awesome! Your SPS growth is great also, that birdsnest looks like it tripled in size!


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Woah, I have never seen my candy canes stick their feeders out that far, that's awesome! Your SPS growth is great also, that birdsnest looks like it tripled in size!
Thanks! And yeah it's already noticeably bigger now. It took a little while to start growing but now it has really taken off


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Here's another shot of the candy cane I took today.




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Have you ever considered NOTM?


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Have you ever considered NOTM?
I would love to be NTOTM. I thought my tank was on the young side at 3 months but if people think I should enter then I will


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I would love to be NTOTM. I thought my tank was on the young side at 3 months but if people think I should enter then I will
Im debating between nominating you and one other tank, hmmmmm....


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