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Old 05/31/2015, 11:28 AM   #1
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June 2015 Tank of the Month

This month we are featuring Greg Timms' 404 US-gallon reef aquarium.





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Old 06/01/2015, 01:44 AM   #2
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Incredible tank Greg, thanks for letting us in!


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Old 06/01/2015, 10:24 AM   #3
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WOW, what a come back. Breathtaking.

What is the name of this coral?



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Old 06/02/2015, 06:26 AM   #4
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Congratulations

The tank looks beautiful. Nice Work.


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Old 06/02/2015, 11:35 AM   #5
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Incredible tank Greg, thanks for letting us in!
Thanks very much, always an honor.

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WOW, what a come back. Breathtaking.

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Thank you for the compliment. In Canada that acro is known as "Green Dragon"

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Old 06/02/2015, 12:40 PM   #6
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Wow, beautiful again. Thank you very much for sharing.


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Old 06/02/2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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Most impressive indeed; though I think I may have spotted a majano in one of those pictures


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Old 06/02/2015, 02:11 PM   #8
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Wow, beautiful again. Thank you very much for sharing.
Thank you & thanks for taking the time to have a look.

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Most impressive indeed; though I think I may have spotted a majano in one of those pictures
Thanks, regarding the mojano - you weren't looking closely enough because there's way more than one.
I just introduced a pair of file fish last week to hopefully keep them under control. I use muriatic acid but it's a lot of work so I tend not to do it as often as I should.


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Old 06/02/2015, 03:36 PM   #9
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Congratulations Greg, Love the tank and I really enjoyed the write up that you did.


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Old 06/02/2015, 07:17 PM   #10
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Beautiful tank. Curious as to how much 2-part you dose daily? Looks like that is all you use. Any issues with high PH? If so do you decrease the salinity of your makeup water?


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Old 06/02/2015, 07:47 PM   #11
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I noticed that you added a second cleaner wrasse since your first TOTM. Did you have any trouble with the first/larger wrasse accepting the second one? I have a favorite cleaner wrasse who has been with me for three years and I'd love to get him a girlfriend. Any tips you can share with us on how to introduce another cleaner wrasse?


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Old 06/02/2015, 09:04 PM   #12
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Thanks, regarding the mojano - you weren't looking closely enough because there's way more than one.
It's funny actually, because I read all these threads about people panicking over aptasia and I shrug my shoulders because I have literally never had them be a problem. Majanos, on the other hand, have been the scourge of my life and caused me to rip down at least two tanks I can recall.


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Old 06/02/2015, 10:58 PM   #13
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Congratulations Greg, Love the tank and I really enjoyed the write up that you did.
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Old 06/02/2015, 11:07 PM   #14
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Beautiful tank. Curious as to how much 2-part you dose daily? Looks like that is all you use. Any issues with high PH? If so do you decrease the salinity of your makeup water?
Thanks, regarding two part I currently dose 1680 ML of alk per day = 70 ML per hour to maintain about 7-7.5 DKH & for Calcium I dose 1200 ML per day = 50 ML per hour to maintain a value of 425 in my system. For magnesium - it is dosed at a rate per week that is similar to the others daily amount.
Honestly I rarely test for PH - when I did several years ago I always worried about the daily/nightly swings going from 7.9-8.4 so I don't test the ph. Right or wrong I figure if the alk is ok the ph will be ok. I do not decrease the salinity of my makeup water when doing a water change.
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I noticed that you added a second cleaner wrasse since your first TOTM. Did you have any trouble with the first/larger wrasse accepting the second one? I have a favorite cleaner wrasse who has been with me for three years and I'd love to get him a girlfriend. Any tips you can share with us on how to introduce another cleaner wrasse?
Yes when I added the 2nd they took turns chasing each other around for about 10 days so I was a bit worried but then one day they just stopped fighting and started hanging out together. I think the size of the tank with so many hiding places helped so whichever one was getting chased could get away and not get overly stressed. Good luck with yours.


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It's funny actually, because I read all these threads about people panicking over aptasia and I shrug my shoulders because I have literally never had them be a problem. Majanos, on the other hand, have been the scourge of my life and caused me to rip down at least two tanks I can recall.
Muriatic acid works pretty good - I just use a syringe and inject right into the mojano but it's a lot of work with the amount of rock I have. It seems like even though it should be a top priority it usually goes on the back burner because there are so many other things I either need to do or would rather be doing.


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Old 06/03/2015, 12:22 AM   #17
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Congratulations Greg, i'm really pleased to see your stunning display recognised again mate. Awesome stuff


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Awesome tank, really stunning corals. I didnt notice your NO3 and PO4 levels and would be curious to know what those are. That is a lot of 2 part to have on hand every week, do you even consider going with a CA reactor?


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Awesome tank, really stunning corals. I didnt notice your NO3 and PO4 levels and would be curious to know what those are. That is a lot of 2 part to have on hand every week, do you even consider going with a CA reactor?
Thanks very much. I would be curious to know my NO3 and PO4 levels as well because I never bother testing for them.
I have considered going with a CA reactor but just never pulled the trigger. I have never used one and still seem to get reasonable results. Thanks for looking.


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Old 06/04/2015, 09:52 AM   #21
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WOW Greg, awesome job!

I really enjoyed reading your write up, especially how you dealt with the issues that are so prevalent in the hobby. I like how you rinse the macro algae to remove debris that gets caught in it and stirring your sump at night to feed the display

I've always admired your reefing skills. To me, the SPS colors you achieve are crazy! Camera skills aren't too shabby either

I'm looking forward to your 3rd TOTM down the road!


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Old 06/04/2015, 03:07 PM   #23
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Stunning tank, fantastic write up. Thank you.


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I am always amazed at how many TOTM's use the KISS method of reef keeping. Good basic husbandry, good skimmer, lights, and a fuge. No fancy foods/supplements.

Just a spectacular tank and a great write up. Congrats!!!!


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WOW Greg, awesome job!

I really enjoyed reading your write up, especially how you dealt with the issues that are so prevalent in the hobby. I like how you rinse the macro algae to remove debris that gets caught in it and stirring your sump at night to feed the display

I've always admired your reefing skills. To me, the SPS colors you achieve are crazy! Camera skills aren't too shabby either

I'm looking forward to your 3rd TOTM down the road!
Thank you Elliott - right back at ya' - apparently we have a mutual admiration for each other.


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