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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Coral reefer, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    All the corals I fragged are doing well. Stay posted for dbtc posts... if I can figure out how to make them these days...
     
  2. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Tank is doing ok...looking very much forward to building a few rock structures in a couple weeks! Been putting it off for...years now...
    Considering a tuxedo urchin to see if it has any effect on limiting the purple cloves...
    Not much else new tho.
    I would get one of the gyre pumps in a sec if it didn't have the cord in the water. I Hate that! Ecotech should rip off their form factor w the motor outside aspect and the super quiet drive tech. Would be awesome!
     
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  3. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I've been curing some formerly dead rock in my sump for like a month for the new structures btw in case anyone else wants to plan ahead!
     
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    I think the problem with transferring energy through glass is that it's very inefficient in a traditional electrical sense (think electric toothbrush) so your "40 watt" pump might consume 300 watts to do so, Vortech sidesteps this by not using induction to power their motor, but uses magnetic coupling and they can get away with this due to how the propeller spins.

    That said, I think I might like to come to the building workshop, although not sure I want to build anything since I don't know how big my tank will be... maybe a small structure just to get a feel of the process and how to do it on a large scale.
     
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  5. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Did a Little Rock work as time was permitting. I removed the worst two rocks as far as aptasia were concerned awhile ago, and needed to rebuild. Used a few formerly dead pieces of rock. Sorry for the lighting, need to fix my controller so I can turn on all whites for pics.
     

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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    IMG_0048.JPG I put these together with some emaco today, I may try out a couple of them in my tank depending on how they fit it.
     
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  7. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    oh the possibilities...
     
  8. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Yeah, these are pretty much coral centric pieces in that they have lots of mounting locations, but not really going to provide fish with much as far a hiding spots go
     
  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I busted out the saw for what I thought was 2-3 pieces, and went a little bit nuts. Wound up mounting 16 frags from the frag tank onto rock work in the display. Tried to keep most of it to rocks that I like how they are and would like to keep where they are at, however some may need to be moved.
    I've been trying to get everything growing in the frag tank as well so that I won't have to try to pull stuff out of the display to frag it for swaps and dbtc etc... only for pruning (fingers crossed)
    I try to get the coral in question to start encrusting onto a big plug or disc or whatever. And then eventually pop off the original to go in the display and keep the encrusted one in the frag tank to grow out future generations with much easier access. There have been a bunch of pieces in the frag tank waiting for the right time to be chopped up and put into the display, so I went for it. Pics to come.
    Off the top of my head I added
    Sunset monti from Vincent @Vhuang168 at the swap
    Orange monti digi from BAR table at baymac... 2010?
    Red monti setosa from @Geneva
    Orange cyphastrea from legendary corals when they were at our swap
    Orange leptastrea from neptunes
    Orange leptoseris from Matt and @Ashalye at swap
    War coral favia from aquatic collection
    Space invader/Oakland A's chalice from geneva
    Unknown chalice from aquatic collection
    Purple stylophora from a swap
    Unusual type of non lord acan from diablo corals at least a couple years ago
    Red leptoseris from cali reef co
    Fuzzy green psammacora, dbtc
    From bill, @CookieJar
    Well that was 13 at least. I did a few the other night as well.
    Mounted the wanna sex you up mycedium, aqua exotic blue with red rimmed yellow eyes chalice, orange branching psammacora and a few other odds and ends. If I can just keep up with this tank instead of falling into the trap of "everything's good, time to let down my guard", it will be grown in nicely in 6 months or a year from now.
     
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  10. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    How's the multi colored lobo doing?
     
  11. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Still happy. I'll try to snap a pic of him too
     
  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  13. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Made a couple additions recently. Added a pair of used mp40s on the back wall and upgraded the drives to the qd ones. Also put the big 8x8x4 marine pure ceramic block in my sump. Hioefully it will help process an extra ammonia the tank ever generates and help keep my nitrates down without completely eliminating them. Got a lot of fish and feed a lot...we will see. I plan on putting one more used mp40 I have sitting around on the back wall once I find another $75 to upgrade the last driver to qd. That way I'll have one in each corner and one between the overflows. Hoping to keep detritus stirred up off the bottom and keep flow random and well dispersed throughout the tank.
     
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Busted out the saw again...made lots of frags. Stay tuned for some more Dbtc offerings!
    I really need some new frag discs...and some xxl tiles too. Guess we better have a frag plug making event soon...
     
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  15. tankguy

    tankguy Vice President

    Next get together would be perfect
     
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  16. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Finally got the 3rd mp40 running! IMG_0278.JPG
     
  17. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  18. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Looks like 3 yellow Tangs? How do they get along?
     
  19. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Right-o Mike! So 3 MP40s and 1 MP60?
     
  20. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Fine. Occasional aggression between one of them and the purple, not bad. The two blues mess w each other a bit as well.
     

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