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Old 01/12/2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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72G Bowfront 3 years old now PICS

Well I thought since I haven't posted any pics of my tank here now would be a good time to do so. Hope you guys enjoy! I would love to hear some feed back.








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Old 01/12/2008, 08:53 PM   #2
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Old 01/12/2008, 08:55 PM   #3
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Old 01/12/2008, 09:27 PM   #4
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Great looking tank and really clear pics. Good Job!!


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:33 PM   #5
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Great looking tank. Love the cave down the middle. How many chromis do you have? How many did you start out with and how long have you had them? Just curious because I don't have much luck with them and really like them


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Old 01/12/2008, 09:41 PM   #6
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I started out with a group of 5 about 6 months ago and one just vanished a few weeks after putting them in. I've had the 4 for a long time now. They are doing really well and actually eat out of my hand.


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Old 01/12/2008, 11:58 PM   #7
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you have a wonderful looking tank. very well established.


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Old 01/13/2008, 12:36 AM   #8
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really nice tank

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Old 01/13/2008, 01:08 AM   #9
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Well done, really like your aquascape! The corals have grown in well on the right side. It looks like you have some nice frags coming in on the left.


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Old 01/13/2008, 06:03 AM   #10
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wow. corals are stunning.


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Old 01/13/2008, 09:42 AM   #11
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great tank. Anyone focused on a clean tank (especially the glass front AND back is) is a winner in my book. Superb job maintaining your tank. Grats


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Old 01/13/2008, 12:02 PM   #12
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Thanks everyone! Chevegan, I can't stand the glass being gross. I have to keep it clean.

Thanks again!


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Old 01/24/2008, 04:40 AM   #13
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Here is the latest pic of the tank. After I took it and was looking at it on the computer I realized that the right MH hadn't come on yet.




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Old 01/24/2008, 04:58 AM   #14
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Gives it that rainbow look.

In any case, great tank I am sure it gives you much joy! You can just tell.


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Old 01/24/2008, 05:03 AM   #15
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LOL thanks! We do enjoy the tank!


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Old 01/24/2008, 09:24 AM   #16
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Wow! What a beautiful tank and setup!


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Old 01/24/2008, 09:29 AM   #17
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Love those pink zoanthids with the curly tentacles! Very beautiful reef tank.


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Old 01/24/2008, 09:44 AM   #18
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hey ziggy the tank looks great. i'm currently planning a 72 bow and was wondering if you would possible share stand dimensions. i'm going black and crome but like your design. also what kind of lighting due you use and/or recommend. one more question what skimmer due you run. i think that's enough interigation sorry and thank you james


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Old 01/24/2008, 10:57 AM   #19
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Thanks James!

I built the stand myself so the dimensions are what I wanted them to be, it is 50" long, 25" deep and 37" tall. I built it this size because I had planned on upgrading to a 120g 4' tank eventually. If you notice in some of my pictures there are poles wrapped in rope on either side of the stand. Those are there because again I built the canopy to fit a standard tank. It works very well for the 72 and people always comment on the design. The rope wrap was my wifes idea and it really turned out nicely. The canopy dimensions are 50"x25"x12.5".

I currently have dual 175w MH (10K XMs) 220w VHO actinics and 2x54w T5 actinic+. I recently added the T5s when I went back to 10K bulbs. I was using 14ks but I wanted more growth out of my corals and the 10Ks will do that. Because the light is not as blue with the 10Ks I added the T5s to get the intense color from my corals. I'm pleased with the way it looks. BTW all of my lighting was DIY retro kits.

My skimmer well I have an ASM G4X recirculating skimmer. It's a beast of a skimmer. Again I had intended on upgrading to a 120 and that is why I have such a large skimmer. I recently added a 55g tank to the system that serves as my frag tank.

As for what kind of lighting to go with, I like the look the the MH and the growth they provide. They get very hot and use a good bit of power but the look is awesome! I really like the T5 supplement they have a better intensity then the VHOs, though if I had to do it all over I would only change the reflector I use.


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:06 AM   #20
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love the rope on the stand,...and the tank looks great.


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:10 AM   #21
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Every thing look sweet.. I would add some flow to the back of the tank to keep all that detritus off the caps


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:43 AM   #22
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Yeah actually I had more flow in there I coppied Melev's closed loop design but my scwd crapped out on me a couple of weeks ago and I haven't replaced it yet. The closed loop kept that stuff from settling on my caps. Actually I should have blown it off before taking those shots but I was in a hurry at the time. I usually blast it off every day I don't like letting it settle on the coral.


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Old 01/24/2008, 11:46 AM   #23
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thanks again ziggy keep up the good work


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Old 01/24/2008, 12:45 PM   #24
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nice tank!!!!


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Old 01/24/2008, 01:19 PM   #25
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I love how the tank is set inside the stand rather than on the edge like most. It really gives the effect of looking into the tank.

Great job and keep up the good work!


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