Roc's 1st Big reef

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  1. Euphyllia

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    I love the hammer on the left Island.
     
  2. Roc

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    So I thought I would throw up some coral pics, it's been awhile

    Orange Monti (this was 3 pieces all less then 1" at the Jan frag swap) about 4" accross now and all grown together

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    Acan I traded for at last swap, everyday new colors show up on this thing

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    NCNRS supporter Acan

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    Favia I got from Craig (DBTC), is starting to spread a lot

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    Ideao grape I got from Jason (piece got broken up during tank break down, but is starting to grow well)

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    Monti from Craig (DBTC) doing well has completely encrusted the plug and will be moving to the flat rock I mounted it on soon

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    Red Millie, Red Planet (finally getting it's green base back) and Rainbow Acro (DBTC from Jonathan), Starting to show recovery signs

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    Acro which was blue before tank breakdown, is coming back from browning out, and showing new colors

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    Green Slimer (DBTC from Dan) this was basicly dead after tank breakdown, but it recovering well

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    Pink cats paw (DBTC) recovering well and almost ready to be put back into program (BAR)

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    This was traded with Tony as a Purple and brown digi, there was a small amount of pattys pleage on the frag, well the digi is hardly visable anymore but the pleage is doing nicely

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  3. Lyn

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    Looking good Seamus! :D
     
  4. Roc

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    Thanks Lyn
     
  5. Roc

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    I thought I would update my thread with some new dusk and daylight pics

    Dusk (2 ATI blue + bulbs on)

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    And here are some daylight pics

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  6. Lyn

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    [quote author=Lyn link=topic=3622.msg86938#msg86938 date=1236470196]
    Looking good Seamus! :D
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    Ditto again! :D I really like your flourescent green Sinularia. Mine isn't as bright as yours. It must need more light.

    I love all your other corals too of course, even the little mini stars on the glass. ;D
     
  7. adolfo425

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    Man your tank is looking good. I really like that plating monti.


    Adolfo
     
  8. Roc

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    Been a long time since I updated this thread.

    So as many know I had quite a few bad things happen to this tank, I had been using a hydrometer that was about .005 off causing me to mix and tray to mantain what was actually a 1.031 salinity (if anything this proves how tuff reef ceatures really are), I also had bad test kits and was aiming for a 9 DKH,1350 Mg tank and having a 6DKH and 1700 Mg tank with perfect cal at 420, however I had to add a ton of suppliments to keep up the cal and since my test kits were wayyyyyyy off I didn't realize the huge swings I was having. Needless to say none of this was a very stable enviroment for my corals and rarely were any of them showing the type of grow others with simlar tank set-ups were experenceing.

    I have since then, calibrated my hydrometer (with Jim's refracto) and am buying a refacto ASAP, I have gotten new test kits for Mg and DKH donated to me by Craig, and have gotten and installed a Air, water and Ice RO/DI unit cabible of producing 35 gallons of 0 TDS water within a 4 hours. I am now going to mix water and do a 20-30 gallon WC every 2 weeks to try and keep the peramiters a little more stable.

    A lot of ppl have taking there time to help me figure out exactly what is wrong with my tank and why I was losing so many newly cut frags, I am sorry to all those that gave me DBTC corals which didn't make it, it was completely unintenial.

    I will update this thread with new pics a little later when the lights come on, despite all my issues a lot of corals have contunied to grow, and if anything this will serve as a benchmark to when the tank started being mantained with the proper peramiters


    Currant condictions

    DKH - 8.9
    Cal - 420
    Mg - 1300
    Temp - 79
    PH - 8.2
    PO4 - 0
     
  9. Roc

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    Tank looks bangin' Seamus! :) I really like your rock work!
     
  11. tuberider

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    Glad to see everything looking good, and I'm glad to see the ORA MI lav doing well!
     
  12. Roc

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    Thanks, I really like the 2nd try, which is funny cuz without having to take down the whole tank, I would have never thought of chaging it

    Thanks, and that is one of the pieces that survived the last round of learning experences (WTF moments as my wife calls em)
     
  13. yardartist

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    When can I see this baby in person?
     
  14. yardartist

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    The sunset is really 'melting' out onto the rock. Great job tuning in the tank. I like the day and night colors of the corals you have collected.
     
  15. Roc

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    Richard I'm home a lot especially on weekends, just hit me up
     
  16. Roc

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    So I have a fairly massive update

    Mid july

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    End of Aug


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    Don't know the name of this SPS but I got this 1 year ago as a single 1" frag it's about 6" accoss now

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    Money green mircos (got these as a BAR dbtc and have already returned my frags)

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    Got this from craig as a DBTC re-stock, but I can't remember which one it was. It has encrusted the rock behind it

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    Got this acan as a trade at the Jan swap as a single head, now it's about 12-15 heads (color doesn't show up well in this pic, but it's red, blue, green and orange)

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    Prisim favia from our DBTC program

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    Another unknown SPS VERY hardy, has live through all my crashes over the last year

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    Green monti (was almost dead in March)

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    Ideao Grape monti that Jason gave me at the Jan swap (cuz I had lost all my montis to nudis). This was broken into 3 small pieces about 3 months ago but has healed very well and has some nice color showing up

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    the other green monti

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    This monti was also basicly dead and has come back nicely

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    Acan valley

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    Rainbow acan from Craig via DBTC

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    Yuma and Rics

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    Joker palys, these were given to me as a single head in Bar's DBTC program, I return twice as much as I had to and they still grow like mad

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    Tubs Blue, these were given to me as 3 heads in Jan

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    One of my oldset zoa colonies, these just grow like weeds

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    Japanese deep water zoas from Mario Via DBTC. These are growing but slowly

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    Emerald green mummy eye from Craig via DBTC, this was posed to go to jason but we have never hooked up to trade for the bubblegum

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    Hollywood stunner chalice from Jason via DBTC, this was given to me as basicly just an eye, but it's starting to grow

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    Blue chalice from Dan via DBTC, this was 3 small pieces, but it is growing well

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    ORA roscos

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    Pink cats paw from Bar's DBTC program, 2 frags availble to BAR members right now

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    Candy canes coming back from the dead

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    Another DBTC from craig (need ID please) look at each tip growing tons of new shoots

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    Bright blue acro

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    Rose milli and orange Monti making a hell of a come back

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    Red planet, you can see the green base cuz the PE is saying in the flow...:)

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    Some pics (a couple of repeats) of comeback corals from my crash


    Orange monti and rose milli in May

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    Green monti in May

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  17. A_Lee

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    Excellent recovery photos Seamus!
     
  18. Roc

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    thanks man, it's been an intersting journey
     
  19. tuberider

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    Looks like you have a handle on things there, that's some healthy stuff man :)
     
  20. Elite

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    Nice come back Imus :) ..
     

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