Roc's 1st Big reef

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Roc, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Elite

    Elite Guest

    so when you shut off the skimmer, no more bubble?
     
  2. Roc

    Roc Guest

    There was some bubbles left in the tank but the bubbles being "injected" through the return every 1 - 4 mins stopped.
     
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Are you sure your return pump doesn't suck down any air?
     
  4. Roc

    Roc Guest

    [quote author=Elite link=topic=3622.msg44143#msg44143 date=1212078817]
    Are you sure your return pump doesn't suck down any air?
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    How do you mean, like down the return pumping line? I'm not sure that would be possible with 900gph being forced the opisite direction.

    If you mean like the return pump isn't all the way submerged, it is all the way under water at all times.
     
  5. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Damn this mirco bubbles thing, it is really pissing me off
     
  6. DurTBear

    DurTBear Guest

    I love the look of these rimless tanks. Awesome job!
     
  7. Roc

    Roc Guest

    [quote author=DurTBear link=topic=3622.msg44605#msg44605 date=1212526098]
    I love the look of these rimless tanks. Awesome job!
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    Thanks a lot.

    Well I have been trying to slove the mirco bubbles every 2-5 mins issue. I was giving a tip to completely wrap the skimmers drain pipe in foam, as the bubbles might have been a coming into the return pumps area, but unfornatly it did not work.


    I was able to snap some shots last night, and everything is doing really well, I even discovered what appears to be a yuma hitchhiker on some live rock I bought. When I 1st noticed it it just looked like a spot, but lately it has begun to grow some ridges and bumps. Any ideas?

    ALL SHOTS NOT ADJUSTED FOR COLOR BALANCE IN PS

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    Here are some pics of the rest of the tank

    FTS

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    Yuma. ric rock

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    xenia

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    candy canes

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    Zoa corner

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    open brain

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    SPS - Not sure what MOST of these actualy are so any help would be great)

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    Clowns and their home

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  8. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    coming along nicely!

    That hitchiker is a type of mushroom and not a yuma.
    The unknown SPS looks like a green birdsnest (left) and orange digi (right)
     
  9. Roc

    Roc Guest

    [quote author=Gomer link=topic=3622.msg45298#msg45298 date=1213205204]
    coming along nicely!

    That hitchiker is a type of mushroom and not a yuma.
    The unknown SPS looks like a green birdsnest (left) and orange digi (right)
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    The only reason I thought it might be a yuma is becuase all the ridges weren't there 2 weeks ago, it literly just looked like a spot on the rock. But whatever it is it's cool to see it growing.

    I should have stated that I knew what the orange digi was because it was my 1st DBTC coral :) . What about the other SPS corals, any idea what they are?
     
  10. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    orange cap, then a blue chalice (LPS) and some other cool colored chalice (LPS). Most likely, the chalices will do better in low/med light over high light.
     
  11. Roc

    Roc Guest

    See now this is my issue with ppl. When I bought the blue chalice I was told it NEEDED to be in high light as it was an SPS coral. Both of those pieces are positioned near the top of my rockwork to get the best light possible.
     
  12. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    [quote author=Roc link=topic=3622.msg45303#msg45303 date=1213207245]
    See now this is my issue with ppl. When I bought the blue chalice I was told it NEEDED to be in high light as it was an SPS coral. Both of those pieces are positioned near the top of my rockwork to get the best light possible.
    [/quote]Some Chalice like high light some like low, and it seems to me IME there is not much in the way of wiggle room, they can be challenging (some of them). From the looks of things, I'd keep the blue one where it is unless it starts to fade, then move it down. The orangish one again IME, likes lower light, I've yet to see a high light red/orange chalice. HTH
     
  13. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    My red DBTC chalice went orange in high light (still pretty just a different shade). Likewise, the DBTC blue chalice I recieved faded to brown in high light and didn't grow well (I now have it in low light and slowly await how it will change). That is the thing with corals...everything is super slow, except disasters.
     
  14. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    See Roc how consistent info is on those guys :D, they are tempermental for sure.
     
  15. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Roc, if you have camera control, take a picture of your chalice with a fixed white balance. Every week, retake a photo with the same white balance and compare it. It is slow, but you can get a get a jump start on the slow to notice bleaching that chalices often suffer.
     
  16. Roc

    Roc Guest

    I will do that.

    The blue one I have had for about 2 months and it has become much more intense blue since moving it closer to the light.

    The orange one looks great but maybe it would take a different color if I moved it down some.
     
  17. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well I need to take some new pics as the scape slightly changed while I was chasing down the butterfly (fish trap worked GREAT) and a couple of things had to be moved after I put some of the rocks back. I have fragged up the candy canes and spread the frags I was keeping out on one of the rocks to grow a hillside of them instead of a tree like I had before.
     
  18. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well it's been awhile since I posted any pics, no FTS today as I want a couple of frags new placements to fill in and color up, but I got some shots of the corals themsleves

    Zoas

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    Chalice

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    Acan from NCNRS coral train

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    Acan from trade with NCNRS member

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    My 1st BAR DBTC coral - :)

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    Ric / Yuma Garden

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    Ric/yuma close-ups

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    xenia from NCNRS member

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  19. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well I have been getting lots of little SPS (and a couple of LPS) frags recently, and have now moved my xenia to a different part of the tank as it was trying to take over my SPS area (by the way if you would like some PM me as I need to crop some stalks off the rocks right next to the old location maybe I will do DBTC with it hummmmmmmmm) Anyway I have recently gotten

    Oregen tort, Orange Crush Acan, a purple with green mothed chalice (which I didn't take a good pic of), A Deep Blue Tipped Acropora (don't know common name), A Red/Pink Acropora Millepora (don't know common name), A Bright Neon Green Acropora (don't know common name), and another SPS that I forgot what the member called it when they traded it to me (heip can you help ?)

    here are the frags on the rack awaiting me getting some time to place them

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  20. Roc

    Roc Guest

    So I moved a couple of things around this weekend (moved xenia to side corner, still viewable from the loveseat) and cleared some of my frags off the racks and placed them on the rock. none of the SPS have been glued down yet as I want to see how I like the look for a couple of days but they are all wedged in nicely. I am trying to peg down some of the names so when I offer these for BDTC I know what to put.

    FTS

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    New chalice from a trade (need a name)

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    SPS rock (need names for most)

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    Oregen Tort in front (don't have a name for the one behind)

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    New plate coral

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    AOG's from BAR DBTC program

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/Corals7-19-08005.jpg[/img]

    Orange Crush Acan from trade

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    I have a couple more SPS showing up tomorrow and a Superman Acan.
     

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