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Daddybiggs' Mixed Reef


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    CR Member
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    Dsle
    Awards Tank of the Year - CaptiveReefs' 2011 Tank of the Year! Tank of the Month

    Default Daddybiggs' Mixed Reef

    I would like to thank everyone at Captive Reefs for picking my tank as a TOTM. Its a little humbling when I see the other awesome tanks that have been featured. Its been a great run and I have met some great people and made some great friends. Hope to meet many more of you at the Flint Swap.

    Many of my corals originated in a 12-gallon Nanocube that I purchased in 2004. My upgrades have includes a 55-gallon Clarity hex tank. Then I upgraded to a 100-gallon (48x24x20h) tank. I moved up to the current tank which is a 180-gallon last year. This tank was a gift from Dr. Almansour (the owner of @Reef Paradise ). Thanks Doc! This is hopefully last tank I set up as I am very happy with the size of it.


    Equipment and Maintenance


    Lighting: (6) T-5 ATI bulbs overdriven using Ice Cap ballast, 4 blue+,1aqua blue special,1 fiji purple
    Flow: (2) Vortech MP-40's (1) Tunze 6045 for random flow changes
    Equipment: MSX-250 skimmer/w dual sicce pumps
    Geo kalk reactor
    Geo 618 media /pellet reactor using Warner marine pellets
    Schuran pico calcium reactor


    For routine maintenance, I perform a 20-gallon water change every seven to 10 days. Whenever I perform a water change, I add a couple drops of Lugols iodine. I also dose magnesium using an antiquated kent marine dosing pump.


    Fish and Inverts



    Coral

    I don't recall the names of most of the corals I have. However, here are some photos of the corals currently in my display:

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    Added by jimsflies:

    Putting together a Tank of the Month article and photos takes a lot of work, and as appreciation for Dale's efforts, he received a $25 gift certificate from Amazon Stingrays. Thanks Dale for sharing your tank with us and thank Amazon Stingrays for your support!

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    jimsflies - Reefkeeper
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    Congrats Dale! Great reef you have there! Those red mushrooms look familiar.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Awesome reef man!!!!

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    Tom@HaslettMI - Reefkeeper
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    Awards Yugo Award - For helping with the CR Booth at MCES Monthly Giveaway Winner Monthly Giveaway Winner Photo of the Month Tank of the Month

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    Congratulations! That is a nice full reef... I think you need to upgrade to something bigger! JK.


    Tom

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Congratulations on a sweet tank of the month!
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Captain - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Sam

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    Pretty nice reef you got there!

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    Dale the tank looks sweet on the totm forum. Only issue is that the tank looks even better in person. Lol. In pictures you can not get a good since of the complete set up. But either way the pics are awesome and congrats on totm for this month. I am glad to be sharing the table with you at the swap. .


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    Very Nice tank!!! I can see why it was chosen for tank of the month!

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    Manoj
    Awards Fishbowl Drawing Winner Tank of the Month

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    Beautiful tank....nice colors ...

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    bluwc - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Very nice tank! Glad you were chosen for TOTM my friend. Good job indeed and a big congrats to you!

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