Leemar Starphire 290

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Kmooresf, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Kris, I didn't ask you this the other day, but what made you choose Leemar over other tank vendors?

    curious for a possible future upgrade if i ever do.
  2. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    That one is easy Alfred.........PRICE!!!

    I looked at ALL the major glass tank makers..........there was a cheaper option, complete with horror stories of breaking tanks. I looked at acrylic as well, but they weren't any cheaper at this size. Don't get me wrong, LeeMar is not cheap, however they are affordable compared to most others when you add shipping and crating, etc. It is also difficult to spend all that money on a tank you have never seen. I can only read reviews about the tank makers, but had never seen any of their work in person. I was able to see Neptunes display with LeeMar, and that was reassuring to me. Robert orders from them often, and is a good source if you want to buy, or get a quote from LeeMar. They also give a 5 year warranty. That helps. ;)
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  3. neuro

    neuro Webmaster

    Oh snap. thank you. that warranty is a deal breaker for me. your tank looked spectacular. i'll peruse their offerings
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  4. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Took out my giant frogspawn colony. It was stinging a couple of my Acro's and I decided it was time to trim. It broke off in three large pieces.

    Before...........Think basketball.

    The first piece was not quite half........

    After removing the first half....

    Three large sections in the frag tank.

    I put back a couple small pieces........about 10 heads or so. Gave me room to add a couple new acro's.
  5. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Crazyness! I love that loripes. I need to come see it in person :)
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  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Now see, that's what we should be thinking for frag sizes for club swaps! :D
  7. Reef Keeper

    Reef Keeper Supporting Member

    Wow! Amazing Frogspawn.
  8. you should have given that bouquet of frogspawn to your significant other bahahaha! seriously crazy growth! how are the acros coming along??
  9. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Hey Lawrence, it was very bouquet like.

    The corals we got from that frag pack are all doing great. The pearl berry is my favorite, but they were all a good buy. Hopefully they did well for you too. I'll try to get some pics, but they are all still small.
  10. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Finally took some time to make a new video of the tank. Things are really going crazy right now. I am SO excited to see such growth and change. Also, you will notice the beautiful Desjardin Sailfin Tang that was generously donated to me by Jon (JAR). It is quite the ham, so made it on a lot of the video. ;) Took some Macro shots with the new camera / lens...........don't be scared of the crazy monster. It's a close up of my tuxedo Urchin that was on the glass one day, so I took some video...........now you know why you DON'T want an urchin in an acrylic tank. ;) Enjoy.

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  11. Devon

    Devon Guest

    So awesome!! I would love to see it in person!
  12. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Beautiful, Kris.

    Is that the Massive Maroon Clown (MMC) that bites? Thought she had been sent to the sump.
  13. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    On the right side, in the dark area under the orange cap it looks like something is flapping in the cave? or is that just a funky reflection?
  14. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Winner winner, chicken dinner!!
    Standing on chair , clapping
  15. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks Devon, I'm sure that can be arranged.

    Thanks John. Yes, that is my 13 year old maroon clown.......yes she bites. My other clown fish ended up in the sump because she would kill it in this tank. I did move her old anemone down there too......now she lives in the RBTA.

    I'm not sure, I watched it again and didn't notice it......I'm guessing its just some light dancing back there.

    Thanks Erin........did you notice your plate coral? Finally found a spot it likes. ;)
  16. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Looks very happy
    My compliments to the chef!
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  17. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Don't you need an ephippium clownfish to live in a small isolated tank?
    You can feed her and love her for the rest of her days!
  18. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Stunning! I just loved watching that whole video. The macro shots were amazing! Everything looks so happy and colorful. Keep up the great work, Kris! :)
  19. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks Felicia!!
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  20. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    So I have been asked a few times to make a video about the equipment on the tank. So I did a video tonight on the fly. I'm already laughing at some of my rambling, as it is not 100% accurate. I think you get the idea though. So if your interested, check it out. Thanks.

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