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Old 06/06/2013, 12:01 AM   #76
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No Gems, You might have seen the purple, who is very dark, or perhaps one of the Chevrons.

Thanks for the compliments.

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Dave,

Why not get a pair of Gem Tangs? Not a big mountain for a climber like you!


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Old 06/06/2013, 10:19 AM   #77
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Old 06/06/2013, 11:56 AM   #78
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Why not get a pair of Gem Tangs? Not a big mountain for a climber like you!
Climber like me??? What are you talking about? I don't even climb out of bed, I can only roll to the end and try not to fall!

I'm not saying I wouldn't, but definitely not something I 'want'....

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Old 06/06/2013, 06:14 PM   #79
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How about some interruptus ?
The fish crazy group order a few


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Old 06/06/2013, 06:48 PM   #80
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Lawrence,

I'm going to avoid your crazy fish group, your track record isn't so good

I've got so many angels now and everyone is well behaved.

I would consider a tiny joculator or small interruptus. But at the moment, I just setup a new 150g outdoor frag tank and am busy playing with that. So no fish budget at the moment, only looking for browned out SPS.

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Old 06/07/2013, 08:47 AM   #81
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Great thread, beautiful fish and tank.


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Old 06/07/2013, 11:40 AM   #82
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Great thread, beautiful fish and tank.
Thank you, hopefully this weekend I can take some pics of what I have been working on.

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Old 06/07/2013, 04:21 PM   #83
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What a great thread - funny, interesting and a really beautiful set up. Love it.


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Old 06/08/2013, 08:00 AM   #84
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I love your steel stand and your cool guy floor! Great job on your build! Oh and the outdoor frag tanks are awesome!!!


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Old 06/08/2013, 04:23 PM   #85
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Never Enough

So the tank has been doing so well for the past 18 months that I got the bug to start growing out frags again.

So I pulled an old frag tank out of storage and setup a frag tank outside in the yard (again).













So once it was setup in the yard, it was a a quick run of pipe to plumb the frag tank to the outdoor sump.

The first week the frag tank turned into a diatom field day. I was wiping the glass and the bottom every 18 hours to see into the tank. Fortunately the rest of the system (this is connected to the display tank) didn't have any issues. So it was just an issue with the glass in the frag tank.

So this week started adding brown corals to the system.









So this is totally exposed to the sun, no shade, cloth or filters. I'm using a commercial fan at the moment for evaporative cooling.

I'll try to post photos weekly to show how the brown corals come back to life.

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Old 06/08/2013, 04:26 PM   #86
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And here is a current full tank shot. Shot during the day so sorry for a couple of the reflections.




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Old 06/08/2013, 04:32 PM   #87
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What is it, do you think, in your display tank's lighting that leads to the browned out loss of colour? If you know your frag tank can restore them with a lot wider light spectrum isn't that what you should be putting back into your display tank's lighting?

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Old 06/08/2013, 05:01 PM   #88
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What is it, do you think, in your display tank's lighting that leads to the browned out loss of colour? If you know your frag tank can restore them with a lot wider light spectrum isn't that what you should be putting back into your display tank's lighting?

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In my display tank there are over 120 acro pieces and there are only maybe 2 that are brown. Colors inside are doing well.

The brown corals outside come from the wholesalers. Sometimes corals lose color in shipping, and some don't do well in the conditions at the wholesaler (lighting, parameters). So I pick those that aren't going to sell, and color them back up.

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Old 06/08/2013, 07:05 PM   #89
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Makes more sense. Thx.

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Old 06/08/2013, 08:45 PM   #90
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This was a great read, and a great group of fish you have. Talk about ups and downs of the hobby you have been through a lot! Keep on reefing!
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Old 06/09/2013, 11:40 PM   #91
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Looking sweet Dave!


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Old 06/10/2013, 12:25 AM   #92
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Awesome thread and very inspiring! You have a beautiful aquarium im glad it all worked out for you with all the ups and downs.


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Old 06/17/2013, 09:15 PM   #93
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In a different thread you said you had 10 firefish. I was watching your live feed for a while and never saw more then 2, do you still have 10 or have some of them died


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In a different thread you said you had 10 firefish. I was watching your live feed for a while and never saw more then 2, do you still have 10 or have some of them died
There is one group in the bottom left corner of the tank and one group at the top right (usually). At the moment I see 6 red


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Best thread I have read. Thanks!


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Old 06/17/2013, 10:05 PM   #96
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There is one group in the bottom left corner of the tank and one group at the top right (usually). At the moment I see 6 red
I will take another look tomorrow, I saw the group on the right, not the left side.

Your set up is amazing, very beautiful and fun to watch


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Old 06/18/2013, 02:19 AM   #97
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man..after read through this thread i will sad at the first but so excited at the end. hope you doing well


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Old 06/21/2013, 12:32 PM   #98
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Old 06/21/2013, 06:17 PM   #99
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Any new updates?
Frag tank is doing okay. Will try to post some photos over the weekend of how the corals are coloring up outside.

Inside tank is doing well. When the camera is out I will take a few shots of it as well.

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Old 06/22/2013, 05:29 AM   #100
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So what happens if or when it rains? Or do you not have that problem?


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