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  1. #1
    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Mar 2011
    Grand Rapids
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    Default How does this tank exist?

    So here is a Picture of my little brother and his wife's tank ,

    194343 - How does this tank exist?
    They has had it up for almost 1 yr now, although it's only been really a reef tank for about 8 months and its fairly stable. He has Acans, zoas, shrooms, goni, hammer, octo-spawn, GSP, and a clam. He also has 2 clowns, an orange spot goby, and many different inverts.
    Basically the only thing he was been unable to keep is SPS.

    Anyways what is so amazing to me is their equipment,
    They got
    6x 36w T-5 (fairly nice lights)
    2x power heads
    And here's the crazy part.....
    194407 - How does this tank exist?
    The only filtration is this Fluval 205 canister. Thats it, No skimmer, Nothing.
    And believe me when I say they don't always stay on top of their PWC and their media changes.
    Last edited by Badfish; 08-31-2011 at 11:58 AM.

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    EMUreef - Reefkeeper
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    May 2010
    Walled Lake, Michigan
    Awards March Madness Award - 2013 March Madness Winner Photo of the Month Fishbowl Drawing Winner


    no doesn't really surprise me, kinda a bigger tank for just 2 clowns and a goby. very little fish poop and if you say they have different inverts they would be cleaning that up.

  3. #3
    Jstadler - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Feb 2011
    Sand Lake/Grand Rapids
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    Also all the corals they have are ones that don't mind a little "dirtier" water. Factor in that and as EMU said with only a few fish, not much waste that needs to be removed.

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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    May 2010
    St. Joseph, MI
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    Sounds crazy but you can do. Mine isn't the most awesome tank but it only has carbon in it sometimes, and been running for 2 yrs now.

  5. #5
    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Nov 2010
    Houghton Lake
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    It happens look at the older biocubes!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

  6. #6
    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    UofM territory
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    Looks like many of my tanks, from the past.

  7. #7
    MizTanks - Reefkeeper
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    U.P. of Michigan.
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    Mine too Sir
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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