Roc's 1st Big reef

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

  1. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Update,

    I will have a bunch of new coral pics up this weekned and my goal is get get at least 1 good pic of every fish as well, but I need to clean the glass.

    Teaser pics

    New sand Sifting goby (have heard it called both a twin stripped goby and a Sleeper Railway Glider Goby )

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/twinstripedgoby004.jpg[/img]

    new frags from NCNRS swap and NCNRS/BAR don't break the chain programs

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/ChalicefromNewAlamedaAquaticsorigin.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/Coralsjulyswap002.jpg[/img]
     
  2. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well I tried to get all the fish but both tankg are being pissy, I will catch them and some other later. For now

    Twin Striped Goby

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/Fish7-31-08015.jpg[/img]

    Yellow fined Damsel

    [img width=1000 height=691]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/Fish7-31-08017.jpg[/img]

    Female Clown

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/Fishes7-31-08015.jpg[/img]

    Missing pics, Blue hippo tang, yellow tank, male clown, royal gamma


    Zoa garden is growing

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/Zoagarden7-31-08024.jpg[/img]

    Unknown zoa (Id anyone)

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/unknownzoa7-31-08026.jpg[/img]
     
  3. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well I was able to grab a couple of shots this morning,

    Blue Hippo Tang

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    [img width=1000 height=875]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/hippotang8-1-08025.jpg[/img]

    Royal Gamma

    [img width=1000 height=880]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/RoyalGamma8-1-08033.jpg[/img]
     
  4. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Looking good Seamus!
     
  5. Roc

    Roc Guest

    I'm trying, some day I will get someone with a nice cam to take pics of my tank, I jsut use a point and shoot
     
  6. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Me to, it takes twice as many tries for me to get half as good a shot as some of the other guys :)
     
  7. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Ok, more updated pics.

    I finally got my recent DBTC and frag swap corals off the frag rack and glued to the rock.

    FTS

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gal8-3-08017.jpg[/img]

    View from my love seat

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    Green pay packer zoas from NCNRS frag swap (from Jenny)

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/Greebbaypackers8-3-08007.jpg[/img]

    Mushroom hitch hiker

    When I 1st noticed it 2 months ago

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120galreef6-10-08006.jpg[/img]

    yesterday

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/Mushroomhicthhiker8-3-08019.jpg[/img]

    Sun coral from NCNRS frag swap (from Phil)

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/Suncoral8-3-08003.jpg[/img]

    Coco's pink zoas from NCNRS DBTC (from Tony)

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/PinkDBTC8-3-08006.jpg[/img]

    Green monti confusa from BAR DBTC (from Durwin)

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/SPS8-3-08013.jpg[/img]

    Zoa garden

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/Zoacorner8-3-08016.jpg[/img]

    Ric/yuma garden

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/RicRock8-3-08015.jpg[/img]

    Pink Bridsnest (from Prop)

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    Unknown SPS

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    2 more unknown SPS

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/SPS8-3-08014.jpg[/img]

    Unknown zoas sent to me as a extra

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/Unknownzoa8-3-08008.jpg[/img]
     
  8. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well it's been a min since I have updated, not much to report actually.

    My father came over with his DLSR cam a week ago so I thought I would post the shots he took (I don't think he knows how to use his cam very well, but some of the shots were nice)

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/AcanDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/BLuechaliceDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/CandyCanesDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/DevelshandleatherDLSR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/GSPDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/HammerDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/RiccornerDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/SunCoralDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/ZoacornerDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/CLownDSLR.jpg[/img]

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    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/BluetangDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/YellowtangDSLR.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=668]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/DSLR/CleanerShrimpDSLR.jpg[/img]
     
  9. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Looking good!
     
  10. Nice tank! I had just one question. Why are the PH hitting the rocks directly? Atleast thats what it looks like to me? Just wondering? Other than that tank looks sweet.
     
  11. Roc

    Roc Guest

    both PH push past the rocks in one case on the left side they push through a cave on the right side they push over the pic rock.
     
  12. Okay, didn't see the cave. :)
     
  13. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Very nice! Awesome looking tank, congrats! I really like the zoa and ric gardens.

    One day when I have a big tank I hope it goes as well as your tank is going.
     
  14. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Well it's been awhile since I updated my tank progess.

    I was under the impression that my stony corals needed to be fed more then they were getting out of the water and took the advice of someone who seggested I use Kent Marine's PhotoMax (stuff was super expensive) and to follow the directions.

    It said to add 1 drop for every 40gals of water every other day. I added 3 drops every other day (which is a little light considering I have a 120 gal display and a 55 gal sump). I didn't do the key to any reef though which is to test my water evey time I added this stuff.

    I got really busy and quite franky kinda feel off on my maintenance letting some algae build up on the glass and lacking on a water change, however I was still adding this suplament. the result was that the KH in my tank dropped very low, and killed my green bridsnest from Marc, my pink bridnest, My orgen tort, a large green bridnest I had from BAR's DBTC program, and another Acro. However the Monti's all did really well during this time and to LPS and Zoas furlished.

    I have stopped using this product, and have finally got my water perameters back on track.


    Now for bad news number 2.

    When the aglae on the glass (it's actually acrilic) had gotten outta control and I finnally dicided to gt off my ass and clean it I started very close to lights out, the lights went out but I keep going and didn't notice until it was to late that I was using the scrapper so hard I was stiring up the sand bed. appearntly I got some sand in between the scapper and the tank and made scratchs all over the place. None are to bad but are going to need to be addressed since they are driving me nuts.

    I head about using this kit of waterproof sandpaper that can be safely used with all the fish and corals still in the tank, and will most likely set myself up to do small sections over a long peroid of time as I know each section is going to take a ton of work.

    I do have some new pics but I haven't uploaded them yet, so they will follow in a new post when I get home.
     
  15. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Ok time for a big pic update.

    FTS With Cabinet open and closed

    [img width=750 height=1000]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08016.jpg[/img]

    [img width=750 height=1000]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08015.jpg[/img]

    From the sofa next to the tank

    [img width=660 height=1000]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08013.jpg[/img]

    And now some corals

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon9-25-08003.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08012.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08011.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08010.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08008.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08007.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08006.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon10-4-08003.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon9-25-08017.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon9-25-08016.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon9-25-08015.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon9-25-08010.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120gallon9-25-08009.jpg[/img]
     
  16. Roc

    Roc Guest

    Got all new bulbs today (the ends has burned out black and I figured it must be time ROFL)
    new bulb combo is (5 bulb Aquactinic TX5 fixture)

    ATI Blue Plus
    ATI True Actinic 03
    Korallen Zucht Fiji Purple
    UVL 10000K AquaSun
    ATI Blue Plus



    So here are some quick pics, I need to clean my glass but no now

    FTS with the new bulbs (Man I love this color)

    [img width=1000 height=515]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v19/1Iroc/120%20Gallon%20Reef/120galtank10-17-08017.jpg[/img]

    The DBTC chain Favia from Neptunes (I don't remember the name) The colors are crazy with these lights

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    The Tyree Tri-Color Acro from Marc , sorry for the bad pic (actually the color's not bad under my new lights)

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  17. Elite

    Elite Guest

    That is a lot of actinic light. IMO, you don't have enough "sun" light. Yeah everything looks great under actinic :D ..
     
  18. iani

    iani Guest

    I agree with Phong. Too much actinic = less par.
     
  19. Roc

    Roc Guest

    so maybe change the figi purple (the only non new blue bulb) to a aquasun?

    I was under the impression that the blue plus was a combo of daylight 12000k and actinic 03 par readings
     
  20. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Your "favia" looks like an acan echanata to me. Never the less, it is a pretty coral. Looks like a mix between Sergio's monster and an orange crush.
     

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