99sf's 150-Gallon Upgrade

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  1. 99sf

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    SPS area, courtesy of Bryan:
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    Orange / red monti cap:
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    Christmas favia that was receding in the 29 gallon tank:
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    LPS bonanza!
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    Close up shot of duncans:
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    An interesting transparent octospawn that I bought over the weekend with Richard, after helping Eileen with the tank move:
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    Here are some photos of my tank after settling down for a few weeks...
    Full-tank shot with flash:
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    I like the reflection off the front panel from this view (showing 7 of the 8 resident fish):
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    Ricordia patch. Also teal candy canes & green duncans that survived move from S.D.:
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    Video of tank (sorry, no music, and shot with my basic Olympus digital camera) after the move ...
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    looks nice and clean again...lmk when you have a ricordea for trade : )
     
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    What was the starting size of that orange cap and how long did it take to reach that size? I have a small frag in my tank and its by far the fastest grower.

    Very nice tank btw.
     
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    Tank is looking really good.

    Good job so far!
     
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    Looks great! I like your rock formation a lot better than in your first post. When will you have a video of your clown sleeping on the powerhead =P

    How's your nano at work doing? Did you ever set that up?
     
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    Thanks for the comments!
    Arnold, do you want some orange rics? Maybe I can saw or chip off part of the ric rock.
    Greg, the orange monti cap came with the tank, but I broke off pieces during the original move. It definitely grows fast! Think I will be bringing lots of monti cap to the August meeting for anyone who wants it.
    Eileen, how is your bowfront tank?
    Jimmy, I still need to improve the aquascaping, which was kind of thrown together during the latest move. My 29 gallon display tank at work is the one featuring the perc who sleeps against the powerhead. It does cause alarm when I have visitors who see the small fish stuck against the Koralia.
     
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    Bowfront is doing good. Just brought home some corals from old tank. Diatom on the rocks and on the glass. Rock-scaping is on hold as my fish are not doing so well.
     
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    The octo coral is looking great. So the clown didn't beat it down. Very nice tank.
     
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    Chalice frags from Aqua SD
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    Orange goniopora & open brain
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    Anemone from Aquatic Collection (3 times its original size), with possessive GSM clown near yellow hitch-hiker sponge
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    Duncans
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    LPS frags: micromusa, acans, favia
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    Sponge from Aquatic Central
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    Scroll coral (original tank occupant)
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    I really can grow SPS (other than monti caps)... purple tip valida from Bryan, growing quickly
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    Maxima clam (original occupant)
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    Slow-growing sticks
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    Thanks, Richard! The translucent octo is doing well, although it's not much bigger than when we first saw it.

    I've been having some lighting problems recently. My Hamilton 250w DE fixture fried the edge of my bulb, rendering the bulb & pendant useless. I bought two IceCap 250W electronic ballasts with Odyssea pendants from a member of Reef Central 11 days ago.

    Temporarily, I've got a 150W Giesemann pendant hung over the left side of the tank. Bought it used a couple of weeks ago from a reef keeper in the Sunset District. It will be used over the 25 gallon Solana tank that we will soon set up in the office.
     
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    nice photos!
    Your tank looks marvelous!
    That orange goni is way cool. :bigsmile:
     
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    Everything is looking terrific! Thumbs up!
     
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    Lmk if you need help setting up the MH,s. Looks like I may be travelling to the Christina coral store soon.
     
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    Some updated photos ..
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    Right side, with new flow accelerators (before I brushed the green slime off the left rock. DBTC sinularia bottom center)
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    Thank you Jon & Eileen. Bryan, you are welcome to have any of my corals, especially if you can find one that doesn't sting your SPS. You might be getting a call next week asking questions about setting up the new lights :)
     
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    Nice looking corals!
     
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    Just picked up this healthy setosa colony from Joe in Elk Grove, who is breaking down his 210 gallon tank. Hmm... under my lights, it looks kind of like the red/orange monti cap :~
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