Gomer's frag tank

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

  1. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    lol. Maybe. the macros in the tank of any "mass" is chaeto and what looks to be "Maiden's hair"

    ..oh, and a 2" roundish rock covered in Neomeris annulata
  2. GreshamH

    GreshamH Guest

    That sounds like an asexual event. MH is known for doing this.
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Just having fun with the new pano stitching software. All sorts of SPS. many I know the name of, a few I don't. Most doing fine and a few are...staying brown and a little stunted
    1) pretend the algae is beautiful and intended
    2) yes, the frag rack is bowing that much lol
    3) In retaliation for my pruning, Norm's Prostrata will cover the entire frag rack before it sends up a new branch

  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    What software are you using for that? I've used PS cs2 but it doesn't get anywhere close as seemless as that.
  5. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    It's an opensource software. I run it on a Mac, but there is likely a PC version on SourceForge.

    Software is called Huggin if I remember correctly. There is a plugging you want to get to improve the stitching. It came with image I downloaded from SF, but was a seperate manual install. I forget the name.
    Takes a tad to get used to, but works amazingly well.

    The "floor" post I have...the underground photo is 7 images stitched. the one above is 12 images shot with a 100mm MACRO lens....just imaging the full image resolution ;) It's quite amazing!
  6. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    Very nice Tony.

    Makes me want to break out another tank from the garage and put some egg crate and frags in on of them too.

  7. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I got tired of looking at the fugly frag tank (and my wife kept reminding me that it was fugly...) so I spent the day (I still have a lot to clean up) converting to something a bit prettier. I have way too many corals in this tank but that will change as I thin out the hard over time. I still have some more coral in a 14g that I need to squeeze in here as well..that will be interesting. The lighting is intentionally offset. I have a lot of LPS and chalices on the shadowed section. SPS in the blazing light.


    While removing the old frag rack and rock* I noticed what I suspected was stunting my coral growth. Despite having a ton of flow on top (koralia 2 and MP40), under the rack, things were slowly stirred. As a result, there was a ton of detritus.

    * I used almost all new rock for the new tank except for some seed pieces hidden in the back. The new rock was dry rock which was seeded and cured for a few weeks.
  8. pixelpixi

    pixelpixi Guest

    Nice! I like the new 'scape.
  9. JAR

    JAR Supporting Member

    Soooo much nicer than nasty egg crate.
    That is nice looking LR. What kind of LR is it? Where did you get it?
  10. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Almost a month later. Finally managed to use a pry bar and hammer to get all the coral in there from the 40g frag tank and the "no more" 14g. I'll obviously have to remove some stuff as coral grows out, but for now it'll do :)

  11. glee

    glee Guest

    nice looking rock! what type is it?

    also what is the second coral from the left (bright orange). the color is amazing!
  12. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    +1 on the rocks / rock work.

    Pretty plates too. :glasses:

    Very nice: I still have those 2 tanks in the garage, lighting and pumps too that are beckoning and destine to be frag tanks.

    You're quite an inspiration.

  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Thanks :)

    The bright orange thing is a scoly (the dark thing in front of ot is a small court jester goby).

    The rock is this stuff: http://www.bulkreefsupply.com/store/brs-pukani-dry-aquarium-eco-rock.html
    I ordered it when BRS had the free shipping special :) I got what was in the photo a couple other pieces the size of a cantalope and another very large piece which is about the size of the large piece in the tank on the left (but different shape). All that was a 50lb order. In the tank, there is 5 pieces of rock.
  14. glee

    glee Guest

    why isnt that scoly in your display? it's so colorful. do you plan to frag it? - hence frag tank....

    thanks for the rock link. i'll have to consider the pukani if i get a new tank....
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    no :) The 40g was a frag tank and it is now converted to a display. The scoly was in the biocube and is now in the 40g. The thread title may be misleading..this tank just evolved.

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