Leemar Starphire 290

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

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    He's gonna die now that you took a pic. Shame!
     
  2. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    LOL! Nah, he still doesn’t have a name, so we are good. Actually looking great today. I have had my hand in the tank all day and he is following me and picking at the rocks as they get moved, or turned over. Woo Hoo!!
     
  3. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Finally moved the green tenuis to a new rock. This one is pretty delicate, so was pretty worried about the move. Luckily it went well. Now to get the big monster rock that it was originally sitting on out of the tank. :(

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  4. capescuba

    capescuba Supporting Member

    Thats looks awesome!
     
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  5. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    That's really nice Tenius I can't find the frag you gave me it fell and forever gone


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  6. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    That’s pretty sweet


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  7. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Wow... nice looking Tenius.


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  8. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Well, after several weeks of pulling stuff out, chiseling off unwanted corals and pests, re-glueing corals and frags, blah, blah, blah.

    I now have a re-assembled reef. went for a much lower, more open concept. Hoping to give each coral enough space to thrive for more than a few months. Also wanted to be able to appreciate the real colors of the SPS, by being able to see the tops of them. Each coral should have plenty of light and flow. I have less types of coral, and fewer coral colonies, but each one has more space to grow and get BIG!!! So the plan goes. We’ll see.

    Anyway, here are some pics. I took a video with the phone, but it seems to really suck when uploaded to the internet. So I’ll probably take a better quality one with my camera soon.
    What do ya think?




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  9. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Very nice!


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  10. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    The Orphek Atlantic V4’s

    Well, I have had these up and running for several weeks now. I have made a custom lighting schedule with sunrise / sunset and created some pretty crazy looks with the Kessils added in.

    My impressions so far are that it is a pretty impressive light. It makes the aquarium extremely bright at even 50% intensity. It covers very evenly and gets rid of most shadows. It does have a significant “disco” effect that is kind of annoying if you are staring at the sand. However, if you are looking at the corals or fish, they look crisp and bright with no visible disco on the corals themselves. If you aren’t staring at the sand, it’s not too noticeable on the overall look.

    I don’t think I would be happy with this light as the only light source. However, with the kessils in the back, it eliminates a lot of the disco effect, increases the overall shimmer and at sunrise and sunset creates an insanely awesome ethereal vibe. I freaking love it!

    Love having full control over all the lights from the couch. Orphek control app is pretty good. Not super intuative, but not difficult either. I bought the kessil spectral controller and have the wides and Narrows controlled separately.

    The corals have responded VERY well to the new lights. I think the color has actually improved in most of the corals. I’m guessing this is due to the fairly large amount of UV light it has, and several different spectrums. I can’t get a good shot with my phone of the bonsai, but it’s pretty amazing under these lights. The other coral with a major change is the space invader pectina. It suddenly has these insanely bright green “lightning” like lines through it. I’m interested in how it will look after a few months under these. Here are some pics.


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  11. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Looking good Kris.


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  12. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Looks like happy fish, and proud corals to have made the cut.
     
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  13. tankguy

    tankguy BOD

    Good job
     
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  14. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Standing on chair clapping
    My compliments to the chef

    The fish thank you for the provided swimming space

    Love it
    Feed it

    Best fishes and happy reefing
     
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  15. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    Amazing tank.
    I like the open look!

    But expect to do a lot of pruning.
    Once corals get a bit bigger, they really start to grow fast.

    We are looking forward to those frags you prune off. :)
     
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  16. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Webmaster

    now i wish I picked up the lights at your place instead of meeting you halfway... do you have anything else to sell?
     
  17. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    Looks amazing Kris. I will be picking your brains soon.


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  18. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Lol! You can stop by anytime.
     
  19. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Pick away. I’m free Sunday if you are serious about moving the tank in.
     
  20. scuba71

    scuba71 Supporting Member

    I am very serious. If you’re available that would be awesome. I’ll start the BBQ too... to make sure I feed you and the other gang that are coming. So far I have two other folks committed.

    Let me know and I’ll pm you my address

    By the way, I am thinking around 11:30-12pm. Would that work?


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