Lordhelmets Temp Tank.

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by LordHelmet, Nov 26, 2007.

  1. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    I like this idea of having a thread about ones tank so I thought I would add mine into this great list.

    Currently I am (still) in the process of a larger upgrade so this has been a temp home for my inhabitants.
    It's just a standard 75, I have it lit with 4 54w T5's. skimmed with an ASM G2. I started up my first cal reactor about 4 months ago and have had a tough time getting it right. my cal stays about 410 but my alk is sometimes up to 16dkh.

    I have been having a major problem in the past few weeks with several large SPS colonies bleaching and some smaller LPS colonies melting away that i attributed to my high alk. to help with that i did 2 30gal water changes in 5 days and have since seen my sps coloring back up.

    here are a few older shots that I'm sure i have shown somewhere. right now the tank is in no way photo ready.


  2. rleechb

    rleechb Guest

    Looks good Chris! Hopefully you'll get that 180 up soon ;)

    Go A's
  3. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    I think I may have asked this question, but how does that butterfly do with aiptasia?
  4. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    he doesn't touch the aiptasia. he doesn't touch anything else as well so I'll keep him.

    I'm not sure the 180 may happen anymore. 120 is probably closer to what will happen. :(
  5. rleechb

    rleechb Guest

    Still more than twice as big as mine.

    I mean the tank...

    Are you just going to dump the 180 then?
  6. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    i'm probably going to craigslist it in the next week. just to much to get a stand/canopy together for it.
  7. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    Oh, bummer.

    The 180 would be so nice!
  8. rleechb

    rleechb Guest

    Yeah, that's a bummer!

    Hopefully you can get a 120 running sooner rather than later. As always, let me know if you need a hand.
  9. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    Update time.

    with all the water changes and new T-5's the tank is starting to look better. Although my ability to dial in my Cal reactor still have not reached perfection I am happy to say that cal is staying at 370 to 380 mark and Dkh is around 12. Much better in my book.

    left side

    more to the right

    jeremy's DBTC

    my newest coral.

    and a shot of my childrens nano some clowns from fingerwrinkles.

  10. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Well it looks good from where I stand :)
  11. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    here are a couple pics from last night.
    Galaxia sweepers. they were about 6" long.
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture004.jpg[/img]

    close up of frogspawn.
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture014.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture020.jpg[/img]

    in the next few weeks i will be doing some MAJOR remodeling. I will be getting rid of about 40lbs of LR (the ones with the weeds on then) and making a lot of swimming space. then i will be cleaning up my wireing and making the tank look much more presentable as this is going to be my main tank for some time now.
  12. stubbsz

    stubbsz Guest

    Chris, do you use a wavemaker with your maxijet-mods?
  13. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    no wavemakers yet. i'm to lazy to hook them up to my ACjr yet. but soon.
  14. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    We Chris your temp tank looks better than my DT :)
  15. Paradox

    Paradox Guest

    Nice looking tank! How old is it? Those sweepers have some reach!
  16. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    almost all of my corals were transfers from my 55 that i had for 2 1/2 years.
  17. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    after losing countless frags to being knocked over by hermits and being stung by clove polyps or xenia. i Broke down and made a tiny frag area in my sump. it measures 10" by 14". I seam to have tossed out my maxijet holders since i modded most of them, so you can see the high tech replacement. The section is lit by a 150w jbj viper pendent with a 14k phoenix bulb. I'm actually quite proud of it. no more lost frags.
    [img width=750 height=1000]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture001.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture002.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture003-1.jpg[/img]
    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n48/_MF_LordHelmet/Picture004-1.jpg[/img]
  18. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Hehe... does every BAR member have a sump full of frags now? :D
  19. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    My tanks are the size of most of your sumps!
  20. LordHelmet

    LordHelmet Supporting Member

    When I made it I thought "man this thing is never gonna be full" now after all this dbtc love I'm already looking to make a 20x20x12 frag tank to the right of my 75. :)

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