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Old 12/27/2013, 06:33 PM   #76
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Some monti pics.
It's not the most beautiful coral but i thought i'd share the photos

When it first came in the tank.Glued it on a magnet plug
IMAG0773
Top down after some months
Απο 333
After rescape
Απο 913
A bit later
Απο 1560

But now it started growing and shading other corals so i moved it down.While moving it
a big part of it broke on the left
Απο 1721
And a bad close up
Απο 1786


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Old 12/27/2013, 06:39 PM   #77
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Still waiting for things to settle and get some colors but growth is ok
Απο 877
And after a few months(growth is a bit up from the black lines)
Απο 1779

And a random
It's one of the only few corals that colors up slowly
Απο 1630

Sorry for the bad pics guys and thanks foe watching!


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Old 01/05/2014, 06:44 AM   #78
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Just read through your thread and so sorry to hear about your Achilles. Our fish are like children and we take it very hard when we lose one of them too. Glad to see the Sohal is doing well for you.

Nice improvement on your aquascape and you have some gorgeous SPS pieces in there. Looking forward to seeing those corals grow as your reef matures.


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Old 01/05/2014, 11:40 AM   #79
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And the mystery.Really glad i bought this guy.Thank god a good friend of mine insisted on him
A reeeeeeeally ugly dude(mystery) but at the same time sooo colorfull and weird!
My sentiments exactly!!! I had a chance to buy one, didn't.... and now.....just waiting for one to be available

That's some good growth on the corals

How about a FTS?


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Old 01/06/2014, 06:32 AM   #80
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Just read through your thread and so sorry to hear about your Achilles. Our fish are like children and we take it very hard when we lose one of them too. Glad to see the Sohal is doing well for you.

Nice improvement on your aquascape and you have some gorgeous SPS pieces in there. Looking forward to seeing those corals grow as your reef matures.
Thanks for the support and understanding with achilles,mike & terry!
The st&%d way i lost him was what bumped me the most.
Ah...that's in the past now.

Really happy you like the new scape.It means a lot!
I also can't wait for it to mature.
Thanks for you kind words.

Also,congrats on TOMT guys!
Well deserved and thanks for the inspiration!

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My sentiments exactly!!! I had a chance to buy one, didn't.... and now.....just waiting for one to be available

That's some good growth on the corals

How about a FTS?
Really hope you get one soon bello
Been there...in those regret -not to buy something- moments that i really feel you.
Happened to me lately with a coral

I hope they continue growing like this

Promise i will post lots of pics soon.
In the next days i have my WC and always is my favorite chance to take my poor quality pics
Thanks again for you kind words.


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Old 01/07/2014, 05:49 AM   #81
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Sweet Looking forward to the FTS

What are you using to take pics though? I had to buy a DSLR (cheap one), just to get half decent pics of the tanks


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Old 01/07/2014, 08:07 AM   #82
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Really enjoyed your thread, Another awesome tank with ATI T5s


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Old 01/07/2014, 01:21 PM   #83
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I may have missed it but how are you maintaining your Ca and Alk?


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Old 01/07/2014, 03:17 PM   #84
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Still waiting for things to settle and get some colors but growth is ok
Απο 877
And after a few months(growth is a bit up from the black lines)
Απο 1779

And a random
It's one of the only few corals that colors up slowly
Απο 1630

Sorry for the bad pics guys and thanks foe watching!
You are in the same boat picture wise, G-man. Soon enough we'll be able to keep up with people like Sahin.

Things are looking good, buddy! Love that Monti.


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Old 01/08/2014, 12:34 PM   #85
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Sweet Looking forward to the FTS

What are you using to take pics though? I had to buy a DSLR (cheap one), just to get half decent pics of the tanks
Bello,i think that's the only way for me also!
At the moment i use a Nikon Coolpix L25(if i'm not mistaken)
It's like going at a F1 race with a bike

If i get a DSLR and still get bad pics...then i'm the problem

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Really enjoyed your thread, Another awesome tank with ATI T5s
Really glad you enjoyed it Rossreefer
I don't know about my tank but the ATI fixture is indeed awesome!
I simply love it.I'm kinda stuck to old school as far as the lighting.
I tried my luck with leds but didn't work for me.
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I may have missed it but how are you maintaining your Ca and Alk?
Hi fannin.

At the start,kalk and occasionally some diy powder from a LFS(kh) did the job.
I couldn't trust someone else making such an important part of my tank and i chose Fauna.
Now i add daily,with two dosing pumps...140ml fauna marine carbonat mix and 40ml of calcium(again fauna).
Kh is at 8-8,3 and Ca at 420-430.

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You are in the same boat picture wise, G-man. Soon enough we'll be able to keep up with people like Sahin.

Things are looking good, buddy! Love that Monti.
Thanks buddy

Lol....i'm the worst by far!lol
I too,hope that one day we will take photos like sahin or some other guys
I have spend hours and hours,looking at their amazing photos!

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Old 01/08/2014, 11:45 PM   #86
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Looks good buddy. Things are moving along do you add the trace elements to your Fauna salts?


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Old 01/09/2014, 04:10 AM   #87
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Progressing nicely. Good job!


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Old 01/11/2014, 06:48 PM   #88
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Looks good buddy. Things are moving along do you add the trace elements to your Fauna salts?
Thanks kevin,glad you like it!
I wish i could amaze you with my photos like you do
No noting,just the salts.Do you think i should add them?

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Progressing nicely. Good job!
Thank you so much maikoa!
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Old 01/12/2014, 09:56 PM   #89
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Really nice reef mate, i love your scaping. Everything is coming along really well and i especially like your scrolling monti's. That's a big home for one little white acro crab lol.




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Old 01/14/2014, 08:03 AM   #90
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Thank you very very much biggles!
Really glad you like it
It still has a long way to go...
Lol huge home indeed for this little guy.
You have a very good eye buddy!
I have 7 more in some other sps.

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Old 01/14/2014, 08:12 AM   #91
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I did a WC yesterday and was a good chance for siphoning that @#$$ing cyano and some top downs.
I have some more but that's all i uploaded until now
Sorry for the bad pics...still the same camera!lol
I tried cropping some of them just to try my luck....
Απο 2002
Απο 2003
Απο 2005
Απο 1950
Απο 1953
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Old 01/14/2014, 08:16 AM   #92
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Απο 1957
Look how fat mystery got...still a beautifull quasimodo
Απο 1962
Απο 1966
Απο 1968
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Old 01/14/2014, 08:22 AM   #93
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Απο 1976
A spammer lps...lol
Απο 1977
Απο 1980
Απο 1981
Απο 1991
what i siphoned....#[email protected]$%#ing stubborn cyano!
Απο 1992
Απο 1996
Απο 1997
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Old 01/14/2014, 08:29 AM   #94
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Απο 1999
Απο 2000

...That's all guys!
In the next update i'll incloude the ones i left out due to luck of time.
Sorry for the many pics and some badones

Oh and a few of the mandarine
Απο 1935
And that's how bad i'm at photos...check the diffrence in lighting..didn't change a thing...
Απο 1937
Cropped
Απο 1942

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Very nice shots and corals my friend.

What is this one? Me likey this one lots.



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Good stuff Mike

It seems that the colors have improved! I see you have a similar blue with brown polyps millie/prostrata, that Sahin and me, both seem to have. Hopefully, we all get them to color up even better

I really like the pic with the Mandarin. Sometime, we're so engrossed with SPS that we forget about those awesome interactions and scenes.

I'm dealing with cyano right now as well, but not too much of it, thankfully. AEFW's are a bigger concern at the moment.


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Things look great Mike! Awesome job.

Glad the mystery is fattening up!


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Old 01/17/2014, 08:22 AM   #98
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Very nice shots and corals my friend.

What is this one? Me likey this one lots.
Thanks buddy
Really glad you like it!

As far as the coral....say no more

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Good stuff Mike

It seems that the colors have improved! I see you have a similar blue with brown polyps millie/prostrata, that Sahin and me, both seem to have. Hopefully, we all get them to color up even better

I really like the pic with the Mandarin. Sometime, we're so engrossed with SPS that we forget about those awesome interactions and scenes.

I'm dealing with cyano right now as well, but not too much of it, thankfully. AEFW's are a bigger concern at the moment.
Thanks bello!!

I too hope we all get that millie to color up!
It's a nice coral.

Couldn't agree more with what you said about the interactions and scenes.

I hope we will manage to get rid of cyano.
I siphon it every 4-5 days and it is still coming back.
Maybe it's the pellets.I read a lot of guys had the same problem.
At the moment i'm thinking of using kz's product for cyano.
But i prefer cyano to aefw's....
I really hope you will get rid of them

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Things look great Mike! Awesome job.

Glad the mystery is fattening up!
Thnks buddy
Glad you like it!

Yeah,quasimodo(mystery) is getting reaaaaally fat


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Wow, lots of beautiful corals in those latest pics Mike. I love the mandarin nestled on the orange monti mate, great shots.
I hope you don't mind but i noticed most of your pics have the typical blue wash that hides a lot of the colors. Nero photosnap is free i'm sure and all you do is go to color balance red 130, green 105 and blue 70 on all your pics or close to those numbers and i think you'll be pleased with the results. I use PS but photosnap is free and that 5 second procedure makes a big difference i think. Once again mate, just trying to offer a tip i thought you might find handy - feel free to ignore me lol.






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lol lol biggles!!
Thaaaaank so much for fixing the photos!
Really glad you liked them.

Ignore you??....i'm obliged buddy!
You made my day with these three photos

I'm worthless-useless with photoshop and correcting photos in general.
I just shoot and upload

Thank you so much for the tips.
I'll download photosnap asap.
Those corrections "balance red 130, green 105 and blue 70" are standard in every photo?
Sorry if that's a st#$d question!

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