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Old 07/07/2017, 11:25 AM   #626
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He is in a good area for solar but the age old question comes up - input vs output (generation). Then of course the issue is if you are net positive how to store it - Tesla units one example.

O2 - sorry to hear about the power issues and loss. I lost my whole tank in a similar experience back in 2000 - 2001. Same deal. Vacation, summer, back to back brown outs. Main difference for me is that I had Enron controlling Northern California's power that lead to my tanks demise

Not sure if there is any good news other than your tank was not a total loss. Continue being an amazing and inspirational person.


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Old 07/07/2017, 09:12 PM   #627
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Hey Guys,

On the heels of the huge loss of fish last week, an article was published in a French Reef Keeping Magazine about my aquarium.

If you speak French, please feel free to let me know what they wrote about me... Ha Ha














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Old 07/15/2017, 03:10 PM   #628
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Hi O2 - how is everything going post outage?

Didn't know if it was an option but are you going to move any fish from the outside tank into the house aquaria? Also, do you buy your fish local or on-line?


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Old 08/09/2017, 06:51 PM   #629
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Wow, It was slow at job so I just went through the whole thread, it was roller coaster ride ups and downs, But they way you handled situations and kept going is the motivation for others, Amazing looking tank, I just shut my 350 gallon tank due to construction at my place and I have decided to update and having 800 gallon tank built onsite, it will sit in my sun room and I had doubts running reef with sunlight but watching videos of your frag tank gave me courage to try this, I live in NY I looked at your cam videos and tank look amazing ... Thank you for sharing your experience and knowledge with us Dave,


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Old 08/11/2017, 01:42 AM   #630
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Saf1,

We moved the pair of Goldflake Angels and the Pair of Misbarred Yellow belly regal angels from the outdoor frag tank into the display tank a week after the disaster and they are doing well.

I replaced the yellow tangs and got a juvenile achilles for the wife a month ago.

I got some ORA assesors, Arabian Pseudochromis and Sankeyi. 4 of the assessors were seen for the first time this afternoon before the lights came on.

And today I was lucky and found a venustus and a juvenile flameback angel. They are settling in in the overflow of the outdoor frag tank.

Saf1 to replace my fish I don't purchase online. I only purchase my fish in person. If I can't see the fish and watch how it moves I don't buy it, unless it's coming from a collector that I know.




Ravi.... So glad to be an inspiration. If you have any questions about the outdoor experience feel free to send me a PM and we can have a phone conversation.


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Old 08/11/2017, 01:43 AM   #631
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Grafting a Grafted Monti



I have been growing out a few of the grafted Monti colonies for several years. My Monti mountain started as frags of Red, Grafted, Purple, Leng Sy, and an Aussie Blue rim. As the mountain has grown over the past years some plates outgrew others and now I have to trim them because there just isn't room to go further. Last year I broke out a section of grafted and through it in the outside frag tank. Well I was delighted to see that the grafted cap actually fused back into a green cap. Now a little over a year later that section has grown out and turned into a really neat piece. The photos of the double graft were shot under blue light outside. The areas that look purple are actually red. But the sections that look red are bright orange. And the stripes running up through the purple areas are gold. Really neat to see what mother nature with a touch of lazy reefer can accomplish.


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Old 08/11/2017, 10:42 AM   #632
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Thank you for your reply and amazing colors, You got talent when it comes to keeping and growing SPS brother, very nice close up shots of montis



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Old 08/16/2017, 06:49 AM   #633
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Really sad to here about your troubles but great it hasn't put you of rebuilding. Please keep the updates coming.


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Old 08/30/2017, 01:13 PM   #634
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Hey Dave, with these current heat spikes we are having, do you have something in place in case the power goes out again? People are A/C hogs here when it is hot as it has been the last couple of days.


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Old 09/03/2017, 02:35 PM   #635
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Hey Dave. Missed you at macna. You didn't miss much except lots of drinking!


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Old 09/12/2017, 01:27 AM   #636
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A Midsummer Nights Dream with Scott Fellman

Hey guys,

Scott Fellman, Algaeguy, stopped by last week to help me catch some angels.




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Old 09/12/2017, 09:37 PM   #637
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You have several clowns living together. I didn't catch that before, very nice. That one clown is huge! How old is it if you don't mind me asking. Here it is next to your Naso(?) for reference of size. Both are very healthy as always - you do amazing.


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Old 10/18/2017, 11:23 AM   #638
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Saf1 - Sorry for the delay in replying - Been a busy month or so. That big clown is one I am baby sitting for Chefzilla who is moving and hasn't set up a new tank yet. I have a lots of clowns in all the tanks.

I think now that most of the clowns are tank raised they are much better suited at living together. I still wouldn't add a Maroon pair, tomato or fire clown. But all the different percs seem to get along well.

In the display tank I have a 6+ year old trio of percs who take turns spawning with each other. And in the display there are about 10 more percs scattered throughout the tank.


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Old 10/18/2017, 11:24 AM   #639
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Hey Guys,


Here is a quick video update of the outdoor frag tank and some new fish I am trying to get settled in to the tank.

Hope you like it!



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Old 10/18/2017, 08:08 PM   #640
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Hi, something wrong with your link. Kept giving me errors.

Here it is for those who know how to open a link in a new tab manually: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tvVnHAOcxk

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Old 10/18/2017, 08:11 PM   #641
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o2manyfish's link worked for me. YouTube has been having issues lately.


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Old 10/21/2017, 03:41 PM   #642
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o2manyfish has awesome corals as well as awesome fish

TJT Photography: MarineLife &emdash; Purple-Tip Table


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Old 10/23/2017, 04:06 AM   #643
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Pics?


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Old 10/23/2017, 10:25 AM   #644
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Scroll back a few pages. There are plenty of pics to make you drool!!

I wish I lived closer so I could check this out in person

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Old 10/23/2017, 12:14 PM   #645
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it is very nice and has emboldened me on my adventure into outdoor solar coral farming!


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Old 10/28/2017, 01:56 AM   #646
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HI Guys,

The fish restocking since the power outage massacre is going well.

These are some of the newest to make their way inside.











Most of the prominent fish in the tank have been replaced. Still waiting to find a few nice Golden Angels, a Joculator, and lots of little Gobies.

In restocking we have added a Gem Tang, Black Tang, Trio of Venustus and now a pair of Colini angels.

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Old 11/06/2017, 05:30 PM   #647
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Hi Dave, it's time for me to visit your system again!


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Old 11/06/2017, 08:40 PM   #648
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Wow, always blown away by this thread and the great fish and coral. Yes let's do a gem tang and black tang, yup both will do haha. Then the angels wow.
Awesome tank man


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