Eight's 170 gallon in wall LeeMar

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Eight, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. patrickb

    patrickb Supporting Member

    Wow. Nice tank. Great photography too. You gotta bust out those scissors. :)
  2. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Too scared to take the scissors to that flame anemone! :p

    Your tank was really nice today, thanks for showing it. Love that elegance.
  3. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    I really enjoyed paging through your tank journal thread this evening. :glasses: There is so much detail in your journal that gave me even a greater respect for what you've accomplished. Seeing your system in person is mesmerizing to the point of missing some of the finer details that went into your system - for example the plumbing as such. Thanks for putting your journal out there for us to learn from and appreciate.
  4. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Thanks Joel for the kind words! I am glad to have finally met you.

    I'm quite long overdue on a tank update and photos. I'll try to get to one this week maybe. :)
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest


    It was good meeting you and Bonnie (aka "the aptasia assasin") today. You have a nice eye for aquascaping and choice corals...hope to see it one day in person.

  6. Eight

    Eight Guest

    I stumbled across a *really* cool anemone today and had to grab it. Check this out! Should get here by Friday...

  7. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    whoa! Must have cost a pretty penny :D
  8. Eight

    Eight Guest

    It was not kind to my wallet. :p

    That said, it wasn't out of line with past flame anemones I've seen. I just haven't seen any coming in over the past year and especially not with this color variation.
  9. Apon

    Apon Volunteer

    Are you going to put it in Bonnie's Tank?
  10. Eight

    Eight Guest

    No. She has some nice clowns going in there already. They're both female and I don't want them to fight and disturb this anemone.

  11. bebe1120

    bebe1120 Guest

    i'm reclaiming all my corals! and your anemone might just go in my tank too because i'm the one sitting at home to receive it... hehe..
  12. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Hah. I beat you by going home during lunch and unpacking it. :p

    Anyways, here are some hasty photos. I'm really impressed. It looks just as good as the photos online. It's also really big. It hasn't opened up fully, but I think that when it's fully opened it should be 7" across or so.

    Vendor pic:


    Here it is in my tank. It picked a bad spot at the bottom of anemone island, despite my attempts to place it in an ideal location. We will have to work on that.


    Closeup. The tentacles fade to a really nice green near the base.


    Clowns already hosting. You can see the distinct difference between the orange and yellow. Definitely a very true yellow color.

  13. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    holy moly Jason. That looks super cool! Even better if it keeps those nice bubbles tips! :)
  14. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Thanks! I really really like this guy. He's better looking than I thought he would be. I am not sure if he'll keep the tips. Most of the BTAs in my tank don't seem to keep their tips. No idea why...
  15. Erick

    Erick Guest

    That is a smoking hot anemone grats.
  16. A_Lee

    A_Lee Guest

    I can't get over that top down shot of the anemone, haha! :D
  17. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Break from work (well, procrastinating really), so decided to share some recent photos:

    Full Tank Shot. These always kind of frustrate me because you can't capture depth when shooting an in wall tank very well. Still, gives you an idea of how things are set up.

    My original flame anemone. Under actinics.

    Anemones, clown and anemone crab.
  18. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Man...absolutely stunning reef, Jason. Every time I look at your thread, I can only wish I have more time to home to setup another tank just like yours. Very nice work.

    Your setup is definitely one of the few that represent BAR's member tank really well and I've often used it to show my customers what a lot of hardwork and deligence can fruitize into.
  19. Erick

    Erick Guest

    I saw the new plate coral you're getting from Buythereef on R2R, it's so sweet looking.
  20. Eight

    Eight Guest

    Thanks Robert! Many of my choice pieces have come from you... so you're to blame here. I'll post an update on the two plates I've gotten from you. They're definitely showpieces in my tank.

    Erick, that plate got delivered today. Bonnie says it's awesome, but I'm at work and haven't seen it yet. I'll post a photo of that tonight.

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