Writer's Reef (Bruce's Tank)

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Feb 13, 2017.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Good luck on the Sun Corals. I'm 0/3 on sun coral colonies. They seem to be on a reverse lighr cycle so they extend their polyps after lights out. But since I don't feed after dark, they didn't get fed as well as they needed to be.

    Some have trained their sun corals to feed during lights on but I did not have any luck


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  2. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    July Photo Updates:
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  3. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    A few more in July:
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  4. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Current (Incredibly over-stocked) livestock list:
    (Overstocked by way of weird circumstances. Some will move to a new tank soon -- hopefully)

    Red Mandarin Male
    Blue Mandarin Male
    Purple Tang
    Yellow Tang
    Bristletooth White Tail Tang
    Blue Tang
    Red Hawkfish
    Firefish
    Purple Psuedochromis
    Tri-Color Anthias
    2X Lyretail Anthias
    Male Melanarius Wrasse
    Male Naoko Wrasse
    3X Occelaris
     
  5. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

    holy tangs lol
     
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  6. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    If we get you longer arms can we get you into a taller tank?
     
  7. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I love the low-profile. long tank look. However, the tank that's currently in SoCal being rebuilt is 36" deep. I have already ordered a new step ladder to keep nearby----
     
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  8. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Is your tank not level? How come the water line looks off?
     
  9. Mark B

    Mark B Supporting Member

    Peter needs a shallow reef like that! :D
     
  10. JVU

    JVU Supporting Member

    Beautiful!

    Water/tank look level to me, I think just the angle of the photos gives that impression.


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  11. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    It is off a 1/4" from one end to another.
     
  12. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    Looking good. Did you do anything special to get the sun coral to extend its polyps during the "day"?


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  13. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    I've been feeding it first thing in the morning. My tank lights don't come on till 10am normally. Twice a week I pop them on early while the sun coral is still extended (about 8 am) and feed. Since starting that I find the coral stays extended most of the day. I took the newest picture mid-afternoon.
     
  14. Chromis

    Chromis Supporting Member

    Nice trick to get the sun coral to open during the day, it looks good.
     
  15. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Don't forget to get the flow restrictor/flush valve for your rodi.
    Does anyone know why a spectrapure wouldn't have a flow restrictor? Are they not supposed to have them or is it. July in somehow? This is ag least the second time I've seen used spectrapure rodi w no flow restrictor. Maybe I'm missing something?
    @Newjack i think has no flow restrict as well?
    Nice tanks by the way. Looking forward to "the cube".
     
  16. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    yes true, I added one plus a second membrane now.
     
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  17. scuzy

    scuzy Supporting Member

    Maybe people don't notice it's there since it could be those that are inside the rodi tube
     
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  18. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

  19. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  20. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Yes. The whole tube is the restrictor. The length of the tube is fixed and should not be cut.


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