Gomer's frag tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Gomer, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    This tank was fully inspired by DBTC. Right now, 1/2 the frags are from DBTC. The rest are both a temp housing for corals in another tank, and a recovery tank for some corals.
    I have a small frag of superman monti and pink birdsnest that have been in there the longest and are a good gauge of the tank for me. Since putting them in, they have colored up a lot. The bleached acros and acan are continually showing progress at recovery. ..and damn it, that idaho grape...I can practically see that thing grow!

    HOB AC70 with cheato and the powerhead from my biocube 14 (I replaced the BC14 with a maxijet 900).
    Lighting provided by a 2x36AHSupply retro laid directly on the tank cover. Bulbs are 2x 50/50 coralife.

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    Not sure how much interest there is, but on the left is the Yellow "sparkle" pally I got in the Auction. Hopefully it grows well. Kind of interesting guy. RPPE on the right for reference. SOrry for the blurr.
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  2. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Nice zoas. Both of those would be really nice DBTC items :D
     
  3. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Nice frag tank setup.

    I've set the light fixture down on top of an eggcrate over the tank also. You get maybe a little more light than going through a glass lid.
     
  4. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Trust me, I have every intention of putting my stuff in that forum...especially the soon-to-be coral craze: non-colorful, brownish corals!

    I'll try the eggcrate/light combo also. Thanks for the tip.
     
  5. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    I saw that eggcrate trick on Corrine's planted tanks at Lucky Goldfish. I was like, "Doh! Why didn't I think of that? :D
     
  6. musclebenz

    musclebenz Supporting Member

    Tony:

    Nice setup. I like the multi level concept.
     
  7. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Right now it is single level lol. The only thing that is below the eggcrate is the rock, hichhickers, hermets who scavange leftover coral food, and whavever coral falls that I don't want to get back lol. I will be doing a tiered setup in time using magnetic racks though.
     
  8. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    New addition to the frag tank..obviously not a frag...yet ;)

    Not sure exactly what it is, but I really like it. Looks like a favia. Any recognize it?
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  9. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    hmm...reminds me of Grapes of Wrath
    http://www.ba-cfm.com/auction_jendub_Grapesofwaith.jpg

    (I don't blast my tank with actinics ;))
     
  10. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    That's nice Tony luv 2 c it under actinics ;D LOL
     
  11. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    That does look like it. Make sure when you frag my piece it's nice and flat. :)
     
  12. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    lol. It is on a mound. It will take some work (*cough norman*) to frag up into convenient pieces.
     
  13. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    You know what I've been thinking about trying since the orange acanand blue/red favia are on curver pieces is trying to glue a flat piece of rock (cut from a spare rock) to the sides. It'll look funny at first but it'll give the new growth some place to go. What's the diameter of that piece? Maybe I can slice one of the pieces I have with my dry masonry saw so you can put your piece on top of it. Does that make sense?
     
  14. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    One of the best mounts for LPS like favias is cross cut dry tonga branch, you can get some pretty big disks and cut to the desired thickness. then later you can score and snap from the underside of the disk.
     
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    the coral pictured is about the size of an orange..a bit bigger then a baseball.

    Good idea jeremy. Wonder if I can convince someone to dice me up some in the next coming weeks :p
     
  16. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    I don't have any branches but I might be able to create a couple slices that'll work. If I can get something to work I'll try and bring them by Monday if I'm up that way.
     
  17. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    I'll twist Mickey's arm and see what we can come up with, the hard part is finding the dried branch. Walt Smith carries it, however I would have to be a B&M to buy it.
     
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I don't want to cause an extra hassle. I just think this guy would make a really sweet DBTC coral.
     
  19. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    That piece looks pretty sweet.
     
  20. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Even sweeter when the whole thing cost me $35 :-D I think the LFS messed up on that one ;) If not, then I don't care cause I still love it.
     

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