Seminolecpa's 180G upgrade

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  1. ryanjiang

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    Yeah the harleys I got have paler color than these Hawaii ones.

    The asterina reproduce pretty fast, even I got three harleys for awhile I still see quite many little stars around, but the amount is certainly reducing.
     
  2. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

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    Decided to semi push the reset button this past weekend and rearrange my rockwork and some of my corals. Pictures coming soon.
     
  3. mavjoy

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    Nice pics and might consider getting some for the new tank :) . Do they eat any kind of starfish?
     
  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

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    Rearranging the rockwork is probably the cheapest thing you can do to get that "new tank" feel :D
     
  5. ryanjiang

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    Pictures! Pictures!
     
  6. northbay-reefer

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    I hope the matrix frag that you gave me will turn into that color, it is hanging by the thread at the moment. Your tank and corals are looking absolutely aswe some. Thanks for the motivation.
     
  7. Coral reefer

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    I gotta go there with my tank soon. Been fighting the urge to go up another two feet (have the space) to a 180 or, gasp, maybe a 215 and run plumbing down into my garage. I have to stay away from your tank because I know I'll have to do it if I see yours...
     
  8. seminolecpa

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    It was a necessary evil. I wanted to move some corals around for better flow, light and growth (sightline).

    Here is the before and after. Yes I chopped the heck out of some stuff and/or removed it. Doesn't look like much of a change but believe me it took pretty much all of a full day to do it. It is much more 3D now as well. Sorry, I have a very hard time taking FTS's with my lens/ distince I need to be back from my tank.

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  9. Coral reefer

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    Dore! What a camera hog. Oh yeah, nice new scape!
     
  10. tuberider

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    Looks good Bryan! Less of the wall of rock look :)
     
  11. seminolecpa

    seminolecpa Past President

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    Has to grow in a bit more and have some corralin cover over the white patches left from band sawing colonies off, but i am pretty happy with it. Only took out 1 colony (excluding a couple of pieces of LPS) have more room for coral to stretch out and a better sightline. All stags to the back please.
     
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    I like the new look even better, you should be able to fit a bunch more corals in there :D
     
  13. houser

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    Sounds like you already made up your mind.

    Sick setup Bryan!
     
  14. JAR

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    I like the canyon!
     
  15. Coral reefer

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    Pervert...I wanted to say that before but didn't want to open myself up to any wisecracks
     
  16. mavjoy

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    Looks nice, especially the middle section :)
     
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    Wow, your tank looks even better than before! I especially like the lower half of the tank. Seems like the maroon clown did not get lost in the re-organization.
     
  18. JAR

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    Funny, I had no clue I was opening myself up to that. Lack of sleep I guess.
    Bring it on. :D
     
  19. sfsuphysics

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    looks good Bryan. I like the open middle look. Less of a rock wall look, but thats the nature when coral grows.
     
  20. ryanjiang

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    Did you get a LENS for FTS Bryan?

    Picture came out great and they both look great, old and new, I think the new layout will be more equal opportunity for each coral, now you can seat and watch them growing into dense forest :)

    Two questions:
    1) I saw three vortechs in pictures? What mode do you run them?
    2) How do you keep back glass panel clean?
     

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