Gomer's frag tank

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

  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    [quote author=Gomer link=topic=3129.msg41679#msg41679 date=1209135555]
    lol. It is on a mound. It will take some work (*cough norman*) to frag up into convenient pieces.

    Ian's diamond bandsaw would do nicely on that. We'll be doing some fragging experiments one of these weekends. (This Sunday? Can't remember...)

    I have some rock I can slice up for you. Not branch though.
  2. iani

    iani Guest

    Its today Norman. hahaha. I'll give you a call this afternoon.
  3. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    You guys should take some pictures so that we can see how well that saw works. :p
  4. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Hehe... we should do some video :D
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Well, I am moved and in the process the frag tank grew.


    Needs more water but I ran out of containers to get RO in :p
    The frag rack isn't final (needed something to get going crooked legs included!) but even now my space doubled lol. Don't ask how all that fit in a 10g before.
    I may or may not put in 2 tiers. I will raise it with some taller legs and submount a sheet of lexan below the grid to control the flow pattern more.
    Light: 4x 39 T5HO Tek (UVL bulbs, 1x Super actinic, 2x Actinic White (50:50), 1x 75:25).
    Remora C
    2x Koralia 1 (top) 2x Koralia 3 (bottom). They run in opposite pairs (eg top left and bottom right) switching every 15min with the Chauvet timer.

  6. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Looking good Tony!
  7. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Keep it real with the crooked legs! :D
  8. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President


    Btw, Ian's diamond bandsaw worked really well. VERY clean cuts with very little coral sawdust. Frags barely needed rinsing after cutting. The saw cleans up really easily too.
  9. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Looks like a great frag tank with TONS of flow
  10. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    new toys, new frags and I need to make a bigger rack lol.

  11. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Why did you switch from t-5 to MH?
  12. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    It had nothing to do with intensity or heat.

    ...I hated the colors I got out of them. fluorescing sucked compared to MH. even tested out 1x UVL super actinic and 1xgiessman (sp?) super actinic...still sucked at fluorescing. I don't know what the deal was. Sure I could have tried other bulbs, but meh.

    that and, it sounded like a fun change :-D I have a 70watt sunpod that I played with and it convinced me to go to MH. That and I didn't feel like putting together a big LED setup ;). oh, and although it looks dimmer in the MH photo, it is much brighter in person. I just had the image under exposed so that I wouldn't saturate.
  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    New present for myself (100mm macro) = new pics.

    Daniel's rainbow acan

    Shamrock acan

    Got this from Mike .and I think he got it from Ian

    purple-white-green aussie acan

    Just got this from Bryan..and I think he got it from Ian

    This is the recovery favia from Jeremy from a while back. It has taken on a slightly different shade. Also...the damn rock is an algae magnet :(

    Jen Dubb's super nova micro. Eventually, I'll get this into DBTC

    DBTC sponsor edition

    Some acan echinata (which looks nicer than in the photo). Eventually this will also be in DBTC


    Yes..not an LPS lol
    This anemone was picked up as a hickhiker when i started the hobby. It was totally bleached and thought it would die (made it through the live rock cycle and stuff lol).
    This is the clone (I have 2 now)
  14. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Nice pics gremlin oops! i mean Gomer!
  15. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    That's a very interesting "eh? no money!" :D
    Do yo know what kind it is? ... I know, the cheap kind since it didn't cost anything. :bigsmile:

    BTW, love the LPSs. :)
  16. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    No idea. No idea where it is in the tank either lol. It disappeared when I moved and eventually found it again ...both it and it's new clone. After my "incident" over the winter break, I lost it with the re-doing of all the rock :( Who knows..it may show up again in a few months with a lot of friends lol.
  17. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Beautiful selection, Tony. Your corals looks unusually happy though...what did you do? lol
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    thanks :) Feed them a lot and they always are wanting food. they aren't so happy now: cut back on feeding till I can control an algae outbreak.
  19. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Two days ago, I woke up to a scary and interesting sight. Strangely, I was amazingly calm and not in a bad mood (wife knew something was up and "avoided me" thinking I would be really moody lol).

    Luckily, I had water mixed (I keep a reserve in the garage, circulating and heated) so I did a 10% WC (would have done more, but I used some recently with a WC). My skimmer was "stalled" because it had blocked a bit with chaeto on the input, so I took care of that as well, and went to work. Come home at lunch to do another WC but decided not to since everything was almost clear.

    At no time, did the corals look stressed. They looked perfectly normal. The foxface was a little stressed, likely because of the lack of "sight" but was( is) perfectly fine. As of now, all is 100% perfect.

    There was an odd thing though. My tank has algae..a fair bit (don't judge! :p)...and it looked like this one type of algae exploded and grew super super fast over the period all over. ...and then partially died (went white on most of it).

    I measured alk/ca/mg and they were a bit out of balance (not surprising since I haven't tested/adjusted in like 1 month) but I've had them this out of wack before. I don't have a kalk/Ca reactor. My 2 part dosing system was normal (levels were just like the night before when all was perfect).

    The only thing left that I can think of, was a big spawning event.
  20. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    Sounds like the macro went sexual on you? Did you notice it watching you from the otherside of the room? was it oogling you :p

    Seriously, sounds like a asexual event :(

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