Leemar Starphire 290

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

  1. sjbro

    sjbro Guest

    Kris, it made me sad to hear about your tank troubles. FWIW, your tank still looks great. It's hard to imagine that all those coral skeletons came out of your tank. I hope the corals will grow back fast.

    & congrats on passing probation. That's huge!
     
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  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Man Kris, I know how it feels to see a coral that looked healthy and vibrant slowly melt away, starting at the tips, then further down the body... I've seen that a couple times too many, it's painful. But what can you do but what you did, remove the ugly death and move stuff around and call it new.
     
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  3. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member



    Tank day today. Decided to try and film it. It turned out kinda cool. Hope you like it.
     
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  4. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I kind of like the stand of the empty frag tank, camaro, nova, something ss with a rag top?
     
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  5. MolaMola

    MolaMola Supporting Member

    Wow that was very cool! My favorite parts might be the changing levels during water change and your efficient maintenance of what I think is a reactor. And your beautiful tank shots with swimming fish at the beginning.
    Also gives me some ideas for students to try who take a media/video class from another teacher and how they create some reef tank productions.
    By the way, your overall setup and garage space looks great!
     
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  6. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    LOL! Future frag tank. It's a 69 Cougar XR7. ;) The next project.


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  7. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thank you! There is a lot to learn from a reef aquarium. I applaud you for taking it on for your students.


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  8. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Amazing time lapse video!
     
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  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Always keep me in mind kris. I can likely be at your house w 100 gal of water within an hour if you have a big problem.
    And by the way, the tabling acro is from JAR as well.
     
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  10. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thanks Mike. I'm bad at asking for help. I'm stubborn that way. Appreciate it though, I may take you up on it in the future.

    That is such a nice acro. Didn't realize it originated with JAR. Very cool.
     
  11. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    That is why your tank will always look better than mine, there is no way I can spend 7 hours on a tank unless I'm either a) setting it up or b) trying to fix a major problem. I hang over the edge of my tank spend 30 minutes cleaning inside and my back is already aching.
     
  12. Scarbird

    Scarbird Supporting Member

    Excellent video Kris,

    What a beautiful reef you have. Very sad for what was lost, but imagine how many will never have seen such a thing at all, let alone in their homes.
    Congratulations!

    John
     
  13. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Great video!
    I am going to have to share that with my friends that keep asking if it is "easy."

    Although agree with Mike. That is why my tank only has simple corals and softies.
     
  14. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    LOL! HUGE advantage of having a glass tank for sure. Most of it will get clean with the magnet, and then a run through with a scraper and it's done. Of coarse it is a little easier now that the corals aren't in the way.


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  15. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Thank you John. I can't tell you how happy I am that I was able to get a good video of the tank before it crashed. It still brings me great joy, it's just headed in a different direction now.


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  16. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Ha! Yes, the SPS requires a whole other level of OCD!!


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  17. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    While I agree glass is easier, and I fondly remember the days of making a razor blade swipe fest... but still 7 hours, no way man, no way :D
     
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  18. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I thought that's why you were having your wife grow you a slave laborer!
     
  19. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Don't trust a kid / slave labor with a cleaning magnet.
    Got sand in there ... acrylic ... not too bad, but never again.
     
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  20. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Doh!! :(


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