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Old 08/18/2013, 09:05 AM   #1
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a simple sps tank

Hi guys

I thought i'd share my sps tank

Some info

Size- 1,20x88x60(h) cm
lighting- ati 8x54
Circulation- vortech mp40w,1 tunze 6085,1 koralia 4 and an eheim 5000
Sump- no sump all the equipment(heater,return pump,ato,skimmer) are in the
overflow tower
cooling- 2 small fans
No sand,bare bottom
Fish- only two..a one year(at least in the tank) achilles who goes by the name 8ball and one mandarin

a photo from the start


some current random photos

right side


left side

Fts after moving some coral

Απο 611 by mad23_, on Flickr

Later on i'll post some cora photos but as yoy can see my photo skills are poor
thanks for watching guys


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Old 08/18/2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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and some actinics
Top down



fts

image-1375308778182-V by mad23_, on Flickr


Achilles when he came 1 year ago

IMAG0513 by mad23_, on Flickr
and today

image-1375456985171-V by mad23_, on Flickr
The tank is beside the window(older picture) so here he is "tanning"



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Old 08/18/2013, 09:18 AM   #3
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Haha i like it how the tank has an overflow but isnt actually drilled. Decieving! I like it


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Old 08/18/2013, 09:28 AM   #4
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lol...thanks youngreefa,i'm glad you like it

It's drilled but i put some taps and closed the holes.
It did work with a sump for 2 or three months but then i thought to give it
a try the way it works now.I was happy with the results and i left it that way.
Maybe some day in the future i'll plug the sump again

Oh...and i saw the thread you opened concerning the tanks that use kalk
I use kalk on a daily base(about 3 litres)


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Old 08/18/2013, 10:33 AM   #5
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Awesome! Biggest AIO tank ever, LOL! That Aquilles is friggin gorgeous, one of my favorite fish. I just wish they came in dwarf variety


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Old 08/18/2013, 08:22 PM   #6
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Love the achillies! What did you do as far as quarantine for him? Also how many gallons is your system? Looks great


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Old 08/19/2013, 12:19 PM   #7
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Awesome! Biggest AIO tank ever, LOL! That Aquilles is friggin gorgeous, one of my favorite fish. I just wish they came in dwarf variety
lol
I absolutely love him and achilles is the reason i got into our hobby,rovster
i wish that also my friend,that way i wouldn't have to worry about him getting too big for this tank(maybe it's a good excuse to go bigger )


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Love the achillies! What did you do as far as quarantine for him? Also how many gallons is your system? Looks great
Thank you very much bently
i'm glad you like it
If i'm not wrong with calculation,it's about 170 gallons.
I didn't quarantine him,he went into the tank straight from the shipping bag,the day he came to my lfs.
Before that the tank was fishless for about one month+
He never got one ick spot except one cloudy eye that,thank god,went away in a couple of days


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Old 08/19/2013, 12:53 PM   #8
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And some top down shots,sorry for the bad quallity but i'm a lame photographer

Απο 400 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 399 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 399 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 388 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 380 by mad23_, on Flickr

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Old 08/19/2013, 12:59 PM   #9
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some more

Απο 366 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 363 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 361 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 358 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 355 by mad23_, on Flickr

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Old 08/19/2013, 01:05 PM   #10
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Απο 344 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 343 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 338 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 334 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 333 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 332 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 330 by mad23_, on Flickr

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Old 08/19/2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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Απο 328 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 326 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 325 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 322 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 310 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 283 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 277 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 276 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 264 by mad23_, on Flickr
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/9215764274/][img]http://farm4.staticflickr.com/38

I'll try to find one decent camera
Sorry for the bad photos and thanks for watching guys


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Old 08/19/2013, 01:18 PM   #12
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fixed the bad link

Απο 159 by mad23_, on Flickr


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Old 08/19/2013, 03:40 PM   #13
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very nice can show compartment with skimmer and gear?thats something i want to do when i set uo bigger tank u hate [email protected]#%&haha.Keep up the great work.


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Old 08/19/2013, 05:32 PM   #14
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Thank you very much diciple!

Hahaha no i still love the conviniences that sump has to offer.I still have the one i used at the start,just in case.I unplugged it because the overflow was making a lot of noise and i wanted to make an experiment.It kind of worked and left it that way
Maybe some day i'll plug it again

here are the photos you requested
The return pump which at the moment is working as a water movement pump

skimmer,tunze 9002

and a top down where you can see the heater,the float valve and skimmer


Thanks one ore time


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Old 08/19/2013, 06:33 PM   #15
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Love your corals.

Do you have a list of all the types of corals you have?


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Old 08/19/2013, 07:48 PM   #16
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Nice tank and great looking corals. That Achilles is really nice.


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Old 08/20/2013, 04:18 PM   #17
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Love your corals.

Do you have a list of all the types of corals you have?
thank you very much grandlotus!
Unfortunatelly i don't have a list
Some of them are
montipora encrusting-danae,undata,superman,sunset
Montipora spongodes, green,blue and red plate monti
digitata pink and red
Milles pink,green,blue and sunset.
Some staghorns(blue,green)
formosa,plana,nana,bonsai,secale,horrida,aculeus,abrotanoides,
reverse strawberry,tenuis,,granulosa and many other that i really don't have a clue what they are
There are 59 different sps but at least half of them are still relatively small.Sometimes i think that it might be best for me and the tank to make a top 25-30,keep only this number of acros and let them overgrow the tank.
Maybe also go minimalist on aquascaping and put the sand back

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Nice tank and great looking corals. That Achilles is really nice.
Thank you very much haroldT,your words mean a lot!
I apreciate it


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Old 08/26/2013, 06:14 AM   #18
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I had this aquascape for 2+ and i thought it was time for some changes.
I'll change the scape and i ended with two setups
The first one

Απο 698 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 697 by mad23_, on Flickr

And the second one which i preffer i bit more

Απο 703 by mad23_, on Flickr

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what do you think guys?


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Old 08/26/2013, 07:11 AM   #19
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Beautiful tank! Love the scape.


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Old 08/26/2013, 10:58 AM   #20
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Very well done love it and please tell us more


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Old 08/26/2013, 11:45 AM   #21
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I had this aquascape for 2+ and i thought it was time for some changes.
I'll change the scape and i ended with two setups
The first one

Απο 698 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 697 by mad23_, on Flickr

And the second one which i preffer i bit more

Απο 703 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 700 by mad23_, on Flickr

what do you think guys?
I like the second a bit more too


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Old 08/26/2013, 12:27 PM   #22
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A modest title to a very beautiful tank. Well done!


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Old 08/27/2013, 03:28 PM   #23
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Beautiful tank! Love the scape.
Thank you very much spirofucci!
I'm glad you like it
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Very well done love it and please tell us more
In the next few days will do trueblackpercula.
Thank very much,really happy you like it

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I like the second a bit more too
Thanks for saying that cornerjag,you make me feel i took the wright decision

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A modest title to a very beautiful tank. Well done!
Thank you soooo much chessmanmark!

Thanks guys for the kind words,they mean a lot!!

I'll update with photos in the next few days,after the changes with the scape.


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Old 08/27/2013, 04:58 PM   #24
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Do you think it might look a little more dramatic if the two live rock mounds were *ALMOST* touching, rather than having a completed arch?


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Old 08/27/2013, 05:24 PM   #25
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dude your tank looks gorgeous. Im surprised you dont have more fish lol. i would


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