saltwatersig's tank

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  1. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    my tank is a 100 gallon display and appx 30 gallon sump refugium. i have 2 6100's tunze on multi controller as well as 2 6045's for circulation. mag 12 for return and mag 7 on chiller (pacific coast 1/4 hp), pm kalkwasser with litermeter III, mrc dual canister calium reactor, ati 160 skimmer and cheato in sump, outer orbit fixture with 2 250de 20k helios and 4 54 watt t5's (2 x 420, 2x 460)

    parameters

    ph 8.3-8.4 (pinpoint ph meter)
    temp 78-79
    alk 9.5-10 (lamotte test kit
    calcium 420
    salinity 1.025-1.026
    mag 1400 and climbing (trying to get rid of bryopsy)
    amonia 0
    nitrite 0
    nitrate o (per api test kit)
    phosphate not detectable (api test kit)

    mixed reef but mostly sps

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  2. adolfo425

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    This is a very beautiful Display i like it a lot and hope one day my tank will mature to this.


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  3. Elite

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    Very nice man... I think the tank is too small for the clam and the carpet ;D
     
  4. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    here are some pics showing growth on a few corals

    pink milli 03/08

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    pink milli 09/08

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    oregon tort 2/08

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    setosa 04/08

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    setosa 09/08

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    cali tort 2/08

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    cali tort 09/08

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  5. tuberider

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    Great stuff Sergio! You do a nice job at the balancing act of coral distribution!
     
  6. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    yes phong it's a little crowded in there ;D

    adolfo425 , thanks but it took me appx 2 1/2 years to finally get head out of my a$$ and figure out that the most important thing that made my corals thrive ....parameter stability....it did'nt matter how good a light system or how much flow i had without stable alk ,ph, salinity , calcium , i could'nt keep any coral alive for more than a few weeks. in other words ...take your time and add slowly , when your system is stable.good luck.
     
  7. saltwatersig

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    thanks Jeremy ...

    here are some pic of the diff stages my tank went thru

    first 6 months 11/05

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    one year mark 05/06

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  8. tuberider

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    Damn lawn mower man, you learn too quick. Would you screw something up so we know you're human? :D
     
  9. pixelpixi

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    That's a gorgeous tank. Great job!
     
  10. xinumaster

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    Nice tank Serg. I like the colors of your sps.
     
  11. finalphaze987

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    Maaaann Serg...your tank looks great...it looks like it went through alot since 05...you wern't playing around when you said you had no more room for any more Monti Caps! lol
     
  12. pixelpixi

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    What's that on the glass near the top in the 2/07 and 6/07 shots?
     
  13. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    i believe its a cucumber ...pink cucumber.....was supposed to clean glass or sift sand .....it did neither....just hung in the position forever......until one day i touched it and was hard as a rock.....tried to push it a tad and it just fell into sand bed ....lifeless.....i gave it a proper burial at sea ( or wherever flushed toilet water goes to).
     
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    Love the monti caps!
     
  15. pixelpixi

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    aww. RIP pink cuce.
     
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    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    a few more pics of stuff i have to grow out for future dbtc's :)


    setosa

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    sunset monti

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    palawanensis appleberry

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    look mike ......no algae! (yet)
     
  17. Gomer

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    Your a frag growing beast!
     
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    dude, love the colors you are getting. LOVE that appleberry btw.
     
  19. saltwatersig

    saltwatersig Volunteer

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    thanks Charles.


    here are some more growth pics

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    in this last pic you can see the two frags in the background ....one is pink lemonade and the other is rasberry lemonade nasuta

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  20. norcalg

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    Wow! Very nice tank and great colors on the frags. I'm just getting started but hope to get there some day.
     

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