Arnold's 120 Gallon Tank - added tank progression shots and video from over the years

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  1. Apon

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    I guess its a good spot for pictures - sorry folks this is a repeat for those whose has seen this info from the SF Tank Tour.

    11-21-2007 update - I lost a one inch deresa clam, because my torch frag fell on it a few weeks ago! My superman monti is loosing color as well, but everything is about the same.


    My Tank info -
    Actually its my mixed reef with lots of clams -12 of them. Some of my clams will out grow this one so I am thinking about what to do with them too later, but here is some info and pics. enjoy.

    Tank-
    4x2x2 120g tenecor tank.- dual overflow -small sump with a- iwaki return pump returns 3 pipes into the tank.

    1 vortec pump for additional flow.

    Lighting-
    36" aquamedic dual 250 20k HQI with dual 39watt T5 little and
    36" sunpod Dual 150 20k HQI lighting ( I think the side tank pics is one with only 1 light on)
    3 coralife 1 watt moonlights that i leave on all day long.

    Filtration-
    No Skimmer (for past 9 months)- No filter sock - filtration is maintained by 5 gallon water changes once a week, 1 small bag of carbon, and 12 clams ( 2 gigas, 2 squamies, 2 hippos, 1 crocea, 5 deresas of different sizes.....lost my 2 maxima's )
    Lots of live rock and a shallow sand bed.

    Additional-
    I dose lime water twice a week ( 5 gallons drip in) and sometime some iodine
    A small fan to maintain temp
    a Calcium Reactor
    No Heater, No refug. No Cheato, that's it ....pretty simple setup

    [quote author=kinetic link=topic=2409.msg24752#msg24752 date=1190358643]
    Arnold's side shot and fts:

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  2. Apon

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    QUOTE]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=10912757#post10912757 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Apon
    Another shot - Thanks to Art for taking the pics.

    [quote author=kinetic link=topic=2409.msg24753#msg24753 date=1190358683]
    FTS:
    (If the vortech and return were off, the reflection on top would be killer... hehe =)

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  3. northbay-reefer

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    If Art can take picture of my tank then maybe I'll do a journal :D :D

    Those are nice shots and beautiful tank Arnold
     
  4. xinumaster

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    Verrrry nice tank, Arnold. can you take picture of the sump? Got to make sure you don't have skimmer. :D
     
  5. kinetic

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    very cool, can't wait to see more updates! I'll come over next time I visit my sister across the street lol ;)

    BTW it's easy to take good pictures of a tank if the tank is in such amazing maturity and condition as arnold's!
     
  6. Apon

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    Thanks guys, Skimmer is attached, but the pump is dead : ) Good thing the tank is about 4 years old.


    Since Sept -I added that large favia that I bought from Lucky Ocean that day of the tour for those who remember. I gave it too much light so its not as bright as before.

    I moved my large bright green candy cane to the center of the tank.

    And Added a Aussie( no laughing Norm) Elegance coral, which is doing great for the last 2 months.

    Losses - Cali tort from SWAP in Dixon, red millie minicolony, and the little 1 inch deresa clam.
     
  7. Raddogz

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    The colors are even more "WOW" than the above shot as he has added different spectrum (more blue), and more of it lighting :D
     
  8. kinetic

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    [quote author=Raddogz link=topic=2612.msg27098#msg27098 date=1195871782]
    The colors are even more "WOW" than the above shot as he has added different spectrum (more blue), and more of it lighting :D
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    ... hangout at Arnold's!?
     
  9. Raddogz

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    LOL ;D
     
  10. Apon

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    Update - I picked 2 new clams - broke my own rule one - 3 inch blue maxima from the Taravel Shop and one - 1 inch multicolor maxima from OT ( the same one that Charles W. bought before I could) its way small so I hope it will be ok.
     
  11. Raddogz

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    Is the one you were oogling from before? ;D
     
  12. sfsuphysics

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    Was it the one with a white/gold mix in the color? I was eyeing that too, however I stayed away.
     
  13. Apon

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    yep, that is the one Mike. Eileen I don't think you saw it, unless you stopped by the last 2 weeks to the shop.
     
  14. Apon

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    OK - Damn it! That little new Maxima didn't make it. : ( Died or was eaten 2 days ago.
     
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    wow! amazing....
     
  16. Apon

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    Thanks....oh also I haven't seen my Anthias in a week. Thanks for listening to my venting....
     
  17. Raddogz

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    Ouch - Painful week!

    Sorry to hear about it.
     
  18. skorpinok

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    Yikes - sorry to hear about it as well Arnold.
     
  19. Apon

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    I moved the picture down
     
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    ok time for another update:

    Since the tank tour I lost the hippo clam ( anyone know why I can get another one? I can't find them anywhere) and 1 maxima :(

    Just this week since I was on vacation I lost part of my mini sps colony from Tonga- still have a large frag I saved and I also lost 1 of my Green slimmer colonies....I think my friend said it fell while I was gone.

    Now I guess I have an excuse to add stuff to the tank.
     

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