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Old 08/29/2013, 06:34 AM   #26
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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?
wow...that's a very nice suggestion rlpardue!!
I hate you for not saying that earlier
I have glued them already and i have no more scape foam to do that
thnak you very much

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dude your tank looks gorgeous. Im surprised you dont have more fish lol. i would
Thank yo so much for your kind words milsaltnewbie
I really love this guy plus he wont give more than an hour of life to any other fish!
I put the mandarine 7 months ago(very very small) and he almost killed him
He is in there for a year+ and everything is his
Many times i want to put a moorish idol but i have second thoughts when i remember what he did to the little mandarine.

So i finished gluing the rocks with the scape foam.
I'll put some photos later.

Has anybody had any kind of problems with scape foam?
f.e Fish eating it,or dissolving after some time?


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Old 08/29/2013, 10:24 AM   #27
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Sweet collection, nice fish too. Liking the new rock layout


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Old 08/29/2013, 11:11 AM   #28
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Great tank! How long has it been running?


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Old 08/29/2013, 02:36 PM   #29
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Awesome tank! How much and how often do you do water changes, glaukos?


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Old 08/31/2013, 07:31 PM   #30
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excellent job well done beautiful corals patriot!


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Old 09/01/2013, 06:47 AM   #31
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Sweet collection, nice fish too. Liking the new rock layout
Thanks kevin!Glad you liked the new layout
Can't wait to see your tank set up and running

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Great tank! How long has it been running?
Thank you so much SoCalDude!
It's 2 years plus some months.Almost 70% were started from frags.
Now with the new scape i have to cut some of them and keep a small
part but this is a part of the hobby i like.Seeing things grow

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Awesome tank! How much and how often do you do water changes, glaukos?
Thank you very very much yrema!
I change about 30 gallon every two weeks.
I tried weekly WC but having in the tank only two fish and bare bottom
made them almost useless

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Old 11/11/2013, 08:14 PM   #32
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Beautiful tank, corals and fish. Do you have any updates?


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Old 11/12/2013, 06:21 AM   #33
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love it, this is how more tanks should run, less technology more biology, high water flow, nutrient export through good skimming and low stocking levels keep your bioload low. simplicity is bliss


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Old 11/12/2013, 06:26 AM   #34
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Nice tank!


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Old 11/12/2013, 03:54 PM   #35
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Beautiful tank, corals and fish. Do you have any updates?
Thank you so much nick!Glad you like it!
In the next few days i'll post some photos and the progress it made
after the rescape.

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love it, this is how more tanks should run, less technology more biology, high water flow, nutrient export through good skimming and low stocking levels keep your bioload low. simplicity is bliss
I abolutely love simplicity floridascape!Makes my life with the tank,simple too.
I'm really happy you liked it,it means a lot to me.
Thank you so much!

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Old 11/12/2013, 11:18 PM   #36
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Awesome tank. Great job on the new scape, Mike.


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Old 11/13/2013, 08:00 AM   #37
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Beautiful tank... Nice work. Very inspiring.



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Old 11/13/2013, 05:44 PM   #38
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Awesome tank. Great job on the new scape, Mike.
Thank you so much Fail_sh3d
Glad you liked it.It means a lot to me!
Soon i'll post some photos with corals on them.
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Beautiful tank... Nice work. Very inspiring.
Big thank you reefer!
Allow me to talk frankly and say that it's me who gets inspired from your kind comments!
My tank is a long way far from giving inspiration.
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Old 11/13/2013, 05:55 PM   #39
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Dude, no rush. I still don't have my tank thread up due to lack of decent photo equipment. Like I said, love the minimalist style scape. Great overhangs and nice platform. Nice work my friend.


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Old 11/14/2013, 06:22 AM   #40
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Wow, I love this tank. Beautiful! I really like how you have that overflow with skimmer in there.


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Old 11/14/2013, 09:23 AM   #41
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Great tank my friend!Absolutely stunning....8 ball looks like a king in there!I think i must pay you a visit!!


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Old 11/14/2013, 11:50 AM   #42
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Can you please tell me what T5 tube combo you are using front to back?

Also, I am sorry if you mentioned this in the thread already, but what are your PO4 and NO3 readings? I suppose with such a low fish loads you should have very low values.

And lastly, with regards to your photos, if you have white balance setting on your camera, turn it up to 10K or more...or take custom white balance reading if that is possible. Your photographs will come out much better with this simple change.

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Old 11/14/2013, 05:32 PM   #43
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Really nice color...what do you dose?


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Old 11/15/2013, 06:51 AM   #44
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Dude, no rush. I still don't have my tank thread up due to lack of decent photo equipment. Like I said, love the minimalist style scape. Great overhangs and nice platform. Nice work my friend.
Can't thank you enough for your kind comments fail_shed
Really glad you like the new scape.I hope you still like it,at the new photos
being inside the tank with corals on it.
Minimal is my favorite approach!
Eesy flow,lots of room for corals and fish swimming etc
Can't wait to see your tank thread...and thaaank you again for the comments!


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Wow, I love this tank. Beautiful! I really like how you have that overflow with skimmer in there.
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Can you please tell me what T5 tube combo you are using front to back?

Also, I am sorry if you mentioned this in the thread already, but what are your PO4 and NO3 readings? I suppose with such a low fish loads you should have very low values.

And lastly, with regards to your photos, if you have white balance setting on your camera, turn it up to 10K or more...or take custom white balance reading if that is possible. Your photographs will come out much better with this simple change.

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Really really glad you like it sahin,thank so much!
In my effort to have a sumpless tank that skimmer was one of the
best and practical options.
It worked like a beast!Of course having only one fish made its work easy
I changed it now to a tunze 9206 and i'm really happy.
Now with the sump plugged on the system again i have some more choices.

My current bulb combo(in all th photos) front to back is
blue plus
aquablue
actinic
blue plus
blue plus
actinic
aquablue
blue plus
All ati bulbs.
I'm considering putting back some coral plus but at the moment i'm happy with
the current combo

Don't wοrry my friend,never bored to talk about our hobby
No3 and po4 are zero according to my salifert tests.
Like you said,having one fish makes it easy!
But to tell you the truth i want to bump my no3 to 2 at least.

Huge hug for your effort to improve my photos sahin!
Unfortunatelly the combination of my lack of skills and my bad camera are
detrimental
I'll try you advices though!

Thaaaanks again my friend

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Really nice color...what do you dose?
Many many thanks pocci!!!
I only dose three times per week(not all together)
30 ml reef fuel
30 ml reef snow
and 30 ml of a big mix of all th foods i have for fish.
I take every frozen,flake food for fish and liquid for corals and put them
all together in a blender.

Thanks again for your kind words!


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Old 11/17/2013, 08:37 AM   #45
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Hi guys
took those pics and thought to share them with you

The little guy of the tank

Απο 1044 by mad23_, on Flickr

And the love of my "hobby life"
One month aftre he got in the tank 1,5 year ago

IMAG0513 by mad23_, on Flickr

IMAG0515 by mad23_, on Flickr

An these days...

Απο 1385 by mad23_, on Flickr

aaaaand sexy back...lol

Απο 1376 by mad23_, on Flickr

Απο 1365 by mad23_, on Flickr

Someday i will get a new camera and improve my photos....promise!


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Old 11/17/2013, 09:29 AM   #46
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Ah...you have two of my favorite reef fishes! The Achiles Tang and the elegant Mandarin. Neither of which I can keep in my tank....

I dont have the time/space/effort required to keep a large tank. Maybe one day though...

Beautiful specimens my friend. I bet your Mandarin is SOOO happy to be in this large tank by himself with lots of pods all to himself.

I got question for you:

I also keep bare bottom tank. I find nutrient management easier this way. But my god it does look ugly compared to sand...

Do you scrap the bottom or you leave it to grow Coralline algaes?


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Old 11/17/2013, 09:35 AM   #47
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Amazing reef, I can't believe you're only using a tunze 9002 skimmer on that size tank!


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Old 11/17/2013, 11:38 PM   #48
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AND you have an Achiles!? He's a healthy one too.

Awesome fish. Can't wait to have a big enough tank for one...


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Old 11/21/2013, 08:54 AM   #49
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Ah...you have two of my favorite reef fishes! The Achiles Tang and the elegant Mandarin. Neither of which I can keep in my tank....

I dont have the time/space/effort required to keep a large tank. Maybe one day though...

Beautiful specimens my friend. I bet your Mandarin is SOOO happy to be in this large tank by himself with lots of pods all to himself.

I got question for you:

I also keep bare bottom tank. I find nutrient management easier this way. But my god it does look ugly compared to sand...

Do you scrap the bottom or you leave it to grow Coralline algaes?
i wish one day you will have the time,space and effort my friend to keep any fish you want in any tank size you want!!
Yeah the mandarine is soooooo happy and fat!Really fat!

Lol...it sure is ugly but makes nutrient control sooo easy(like you said).
After the change i put some crushed coral inside.

Those two years that it was bare bottom i didn' scrape the tank.
I was to lazy to do it...although it would make it look prettier
If the bottom of the tank was black maybe i'd scrape it.

Thanks again for your kind words!
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Amazing reef, I can't believe you're only using a tunze 9002 skimmer on that size tank!
Thank you very much Cmoua!
I also,never thought that it would do such a good job.
And it's relatively cheap.
Of course having only one fish makes it's job easier
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AND you have an Achiles!? He's a healthy one too.

Awesome fish. Can't wait to have a big enough tank for one...
Thank so much Fail_shed!!
I wish one day you will have your dream tank and i'll be happy reading your thread!


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Old 11/27/2013, 05:18 AM   #50
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So...update time guys.

The new skimmer(tinze 9206) and reactor couldnt possibly fit in the overflow so i plugged a sump again.
I made it with normal length and very little width.
Dimensions 90x25x50.
Big enough to fit only my equipment and absolutely no sections and dividers.

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Really happy with the new skimmer.Olnly 1-2 day of skimming.

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