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Wy Renegades Growout Tank


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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    Figured I just as well get this going, although I don't think I will be receiving my frags till next week. I'll be going low tech on this one.

    About the tank:
    Size: 30" x 12.5" x 12.5"; 20gal Long
    Sump: N/A
    Temp: ranges from 78-80
    Age: Approximately 5 years old; reset twice over that time period
    This tank is one of the school tanks in my classroom, and over the years has hosted a variety of critters, including at one time a donated Snowflake eel. Most recently, until last summer, it contained a volleyball sized purple bowerbankii, a purple and green Acan, a few random zoa frags and a mantis shrimp. I sent the bowerbankii off to be fragged, and haven't gotten it back yet. Neglected from early last summer till now, the tank became overgrown with hair algae, and aiptasia. I decided to clean it up and use it as the growout tank for the contest.

    Equipment:
    2 Coralife 21W T5HO lights with stock actinic and 10,000K bulbs
    Flow is maintained with two K2s and a maxi-jet 1200 attached to a DIY spraybar
    Heater: unknown - so coralline encrusted I can't even determine the brand and I don't remember anymore
    Tank will be skimmerless and Top off will be manual with a Kalkwasser drip; I'm planning to try daily water changes.

    Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures prior to starting the revival process, but this is what it looks like after 2 hours of algae removal and scrubbing;
    20galLongSaltwater02Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    Here's a nice shot of a gunk-covered powerhead to give you an idea of how bad it was;
    KorelaPumpfrom20galLong02Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    Here is what it looked like four days later after it started clearing up finally;
    20galLongSaltwater08Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank
    Last edited by Wy Renegade; 11-16-2010 at 07:21 PM.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    Awesome to hear your getting in on this man, real cool!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks Rob, don't know that I expect to be too competitive, but I'm viewing it more as a personal challenge
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Full tank shot from today;
    FTS08Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    My frags arrived today (still have to sort out the grow-out frags from some others I ordered);
    GrowOutfrags416Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    GrowOutfrags216Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    GrowOutfrags16Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    GrowOutfragplugs316Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    Couple other shots of some things that are growing in the tank as well;

    Nuclear Green palys;
    NuclearGreenpalys16Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    My acan;
    AcanLord16Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    AcanLord216Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank

    and My Scoly;
    Scoly16Nov2010 - Wy Renegades Growout Tank
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    Awsome tank revival right there!

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks Patrick - what it really needs is a good clean-up crew, but with the pistol shrimp that is almost impossible, as it kills snails almost as quickly as I add them to the tank. Soooo for now, its manual cleaning with a little help from a few asteria stars.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    find the rock that he is in and fresh water dip that rock and he will jump out super simple.

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyhigh View Post
    find the rock that he is in and fresh water dip that rock and he will jump out super simple.
    Thanks Bryan - he is actually living under a rock rather than in it. I can't remove him, as the tank is actually his home and the students get a kick out of watching him eat whenever we feed him. Sooo, I'll just have to work around him.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    That's awesome. Good luck on the tank.

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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by keeplearning View Post
    That's awesome. Good luck on the tank.
    Thank you.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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