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Old 01/22/2017, 09:46 AM   #726
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Beautiful tank. What kind of coral is that large one at the very top? Also do you have much Xenia in here? How do you keep it under control?


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The larger top one is Pink Pulsing Sinularia.
Not much Xenia but when it does spread you have to keep trimming it after all it is a under water garden


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Old 01/26/2017, 01:02 AM   #727
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Loc line

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Here is a crappy picture of my tank, mainly zoas, shrooms and an LPS or two.
That Loc Line is amazing!!


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Old 01/31/2017, 09:31 PM   #728
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Here's my current tank....it's been on a good streak for the past year. Solid as a rock. Made sure to leave it alone and do minimal upkeep and it rewarded me with excellent growth. Also added an APEX.

Moved to a shallow sand bed, lost most of my LPS and all of my SPS over the year (didn't have much to start with, but what I did have was pimp lol). Got into shrooms more this past year too.

The tank is softie and gorgonian dominant, with a couple blastomussa and acanthastrea ... have lots of rarer softies, lots of neon toads, and ORA softies. My palau nepthea is over 10yrs old by now too. Even a softie I can't ID for the life of me!




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Old 02/01/2017, 04:07 AM   #729
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Very nice Patwa


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Old 02/01/2017, 09:07 AM   #730
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Wow Patwa, that looks amazing. Do you ever have any issues with all of those in such close proximity to one another?


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Old 02/01/2017, 02:45 PM   #731
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since december 23th i have a new one .. 127 gallons lightning: 2 x giesemann pulzar HO 65 watt ..

and some of the corals i have... i have many more
what s the name of pic 3+4
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Old 02/07/2017, 09:39 AM   #732
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Very nice Patwa
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Wow Patwa, that looks amazing. Do you ever have any issues with all of those in such close proximity to one another?
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I do ....but i've taken steps to move corals around to find the best spot where they don't touch one another. And as soon as in a matter of weeks or months, the coral grows and I have to move it again....i'm always on the lookout.

I've also spent lots of time and used lots of epoxy to move corals onto ledges or otherwise hard to place spots people wouldn't usually consider. I've even used an old Tunze magnet to mount a rock on my back glass pane.

Re: Bonsai......bonsai is another one of my hobbies. I've taken some design considerations from that hobby and applied it to control of the coral growth. If one coral branch touches another, I may consider clipping that branch. Clipping it on one side promotes growth on the other sides. I find this to be the most effect means to achieve the growth and manicured LOOK of the aquarium you see in the picture.

....but yeah, my softies and gorgs are big! lol ...might be time to consider a move to a 200G cube!


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Old 02/07/2017, 09:40 AM   #733
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and why isn't this thread a STICKY as yet!? haha


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Old 08/02/2017, 02:39 AM   #734
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Awesome to see the rare softy's out there that I've never seen before.


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Old 08/07/2017, 06:58 PM   #735
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here is my 5g vase... been going almost 10 years now...




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Old 08/07/2017, 08:30 PM   #736
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here is my 5g vase... been going almost 10 years now...

Thats freakin cool! Do you have a build thread for it?


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Old 08/07/2017, 09:46 PM   #737
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My 2 yr old 55gal softie/mixed reef:







Lighting is 2 Kessil a360's, no sump, no mechanical filtration at all, Reef Octopus HB1000 skimmer.
I have 12 fish as well.



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Old 08/08/2017, 10:52 AM   #738
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Beautiful tanks. I live how these softies can bring some color to your tank. Some might not look as nice without actinics


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Old 08/24/2017, 07:08 PM   #739
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Wish so many picture links weren't broken...

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Old 10/18/2017, 06:30 PM   #740
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amazing tanks everyone


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Old 10/25/2017, 09:31 AM   #741
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We need MORE pics!!


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