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Rupert's Bikini Bottom Paradise


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    Rupert - Reefkeeper
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    Default Rupert's Bikini Bottom Paradise



    I'm sure many of you know me, I welcome everyone to CaptiveReefs.com and occasionally help with drawing names for contests. My name is Rupert. I'm one of the oldest active members on CaptiveReefs. I'd like to thank Jason (aka Reptoreef) and Angel (aka ReefAngel) for originally inviting me to be on CR. I appreciate the opportunity to share my slice of paradise with everyone.

    Equipment & Maintenance
    The display tank is 1 gallon of plexiglass and is round in shape. I like the size because I can reach the bottom...as you know turtles don't have very long arms. So it was important for me to be able to get to the bottom without holding my breath. Overall my system is designed with simplicity in mind. I lack of opposable thumbs which makes even the most common task very difficult. I don't run a sump on this system and found that going skimmerless is working out well.

    Water flow is provided by a Mini Air Pump purchased from Premium Aquatics. I tried other air pumps but found them to be loud and unreliable.

    For lights I am running 3 LEDs...two blues and one white. Again, this has been trial and error to figure out what lighting works best. I started out with a power compact, but found the pineapple seemed to bleach. The blue actinics really make the pineapple pop!

    Fortunately top off isn't too big of a deal with my system. This is by design because I lack the arm strength to lift very much water. Usually I have to get help with adding water. I also clean the algae off the front of the tank once per month.








    Future Plans
    I'd really like to add a Mount Wannahoackaloogie as I think that would really compliment the tiki. However, I think a major rock rework will be necessary to fit it in. I'd also like to add a Ring of Fire because fire is cool, especially underwater. However, I think an upgrade will be necessary to assure it has enough space to not start a tank fire.

    As far as livestock, I've really been wanting to add Sandy Squirrel and Patrick, but again, I don't think my existing tank can handle the bioload. I may also add one of Jim's mesh tops to the tank and try to replace Gary the snail.






    captivereefing rupert - Rupert's Bikini Bottom Paradise
    Last edited by jimsflies; 04-19-2011 at 05:14 AM.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    LOL!!!! Very cool!!!

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    nate_newton - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Lol, the ring of fire. Great

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    EMUreef - Reefkeeper
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    april fools i hope? lol

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    redemer123 - Reefkeeper
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    It takes a long long time to build a coral reef. Step by step the reefs survive on partnerships. And the most important partners are you and I.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Hope you have a tight fitting lid....hate to be you if spongebob escapes.

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    It would be an awful tight fit if Mr. Krabs and Pearl came to visit...

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    Rabidgoose - Reefkeeper Moderator

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    Congrats Rupert!!! Very nice set-up
    I simply can't trust people that don't like bacon,

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    jolson10450 - Reefkeeper
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    hahaha

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    Rupert - Reefkeeper
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    Quote Originally Posted by jolson10450 View Post
    hahaha
    LOL ....What's everyone laughing for?

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