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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Equipment Specs:

    (Display Equipment)
    Perfecto 180 w/ Dual Corner Overflows 72"x24"x24"
    Black Poplar stand w/ matching canopy
    2x Mp40w Vortech (w/ battery backup)
    Neptune Lite Level II Aquacontroller
    8x Bulb 48" Tek Light Fixture (Has 2x Workhorse 7 Ballasts now.)
    3x ATI Blue Plus
    3x ATI Aquablue Special
    2x Koralin Zucht Fiji Purple

    (Sump/Refugium Equipment)
    MSX SWC 300 Protein Skimmer (Not Modded)
    Mag 18 (return pump)
    3x 250 watt Stealth heaters
    Tsunami ATO
    Two Part Doser

    (Frag Tank Equipment)
    4x 36" T5 HO Retro
    2x Glo Ballasts
    4x Tek II Reflectors
    2x ATI Aquablue Special
    1x ATI Blue Plus
    1x Koralin Zucht

    Livestock
    Current Fish Stock
    2x Black and White Clownfish
    3x Allens Damsels
    1x Blue Devil Damsel
    1x Yellow Tang
    2x Barred Gobies
    1x Algae Blenny
    1x Coral Beauty
    Future Possible Additions
    Flame Angel
    Naso Tang
    Lyretail Anthias

    Current Coral Stock

    Softies
    Zoas and Palys
    Purple Hornets
    Blue Hornets
    Organism Palys
    Green People Eaters
    Midas Gold (Can't find them now)
    Incredible Hulks
    Eagle Eyes
    Peanut Butter Cups
    Nightmares
    Blowpops
    Rastas
    Tubs Blues
    Fruitloops
    Armor of Gods
    Better than Kedds Reds
    Purple Deaths
    Devils Armor
    Eye of Rah
    Green Bay Packers
    Lunar Eclipse
    Goochsters
    Orange Delights
    Candy Apple Greens
    Candy Apple Reds
    Alien Eyes
    Plus an assortment of unknowns
    Devils Hand Leather
    Green Sinularia
    GSP (Green Star Polyps)
    Pulsing Xenia
    LPS
    Long Tentacle Plate Coral
    Pink Hammer Coral
    Green Base w/ Pink Tip Frogspawn
    Neon Green Trumpets
    Greenish Blue Trumpets
    Bubblegum Chalice
    Under The Rainbow Acan

    SPS
    Birds of Paradise (Maybe)
    Blue Tenius
    Green Birdsnest
    Ponape Birds Nest
    Blue Stag
    Montis and Caps (Plating)
    Orange Cap
    Purple with Blue Polyps
    Purple Haze
    Olive Green
    Hollywood Stunner
    Green Cap

    Future Corals I would like to add:
    Zoas and Palys
    Nuclear Greens
    Red People Eaters
    Jokers or Purple People Eaters
    Magicians
    Whatever else catches my eye
    LPS
    Some More Acans
    Open Brain Coral
    SPS
    Green Slimer
    PC Superman Acropora
    Red Planet
    Orange Digi
    Poker Monti
    Superman Monti
    Sunset Monti
    Reverse Sunset Monti

    Cleanup Crew/Inverts
    Snails
    Magarita Snails
    Turbo Snails
    Cerith Snails
    Nerite Snails
    Nassarius
    2x Cucumber
    3x Brittle Star
    1x Black Urchin

    Shrimp
    1x Cleaner Shimp

    Crabs
    1x Emerald Crab
    Blue Legged Hermits

    Future Cleanup Crew/Inverts

    Shrimp
    Blood Shrimp
    Peppermint Shrimp
    Anemone Shrimp

    Crabs
    Porcerlain Crab
    Arrow Crab

    I'll add some updated pics soon... keep in mind this tank is not very mature yet. 3 months old...
    Last edited by John; 11-09-2010 at 07:41 PM.
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    About time man!! I was wondering what you were running these days!

    Taggin along on this one. Have a feeling its gonna be a sweet build!

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    Nice collection!!!

    Pics plz!!

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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    It's not too much to look at right now. When I buy coral I usually buy small frags. Especially with the Zs and Ps. So, the tank looks sort of barren at the moment.

    The sand was added to this tank 4 months ago today!!! July 17th

    Water was added about a week later.

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    Then these next pics were taken on the July 30th
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    (I took these pics off my wife's facebook page so, if they don't work let me know and I'll upload them to imageshack)
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Tomorrow or Wed, I will begin my two part dosing.

    I finally did some water tests today...
    Calcium and Alkalinity are very low... How low you wonder... well... low... Calcium is 310, Alkalinty 5.5 dKH...

    On a plus note. Nitrates were reading 0, Nitrites are 0 and amonia is 0.

    I like to think of it as, my tank is lacking a bit of everything...

    But, at least I know why my coralline growth was so slow. On that note, weekly 15% water changes won't cut it for me. Darn...
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I bought the stand and canopy.

    I didn't do a lot of DIY projects on this tank. Well... I did... just not as many as the 60 cube I built.

    Between moving and not having a place to work on stuff prior to moving, I figured I would spend the time waiting to move to slowly stock up on equipment.

    My calcium is up to 340 this morning now that I started to add my two part mix. The Alkalinty increased a little faster than I had hoped it would as well. Its now at 8dKH.
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Well, my Calcium is finally up to 400! I can see growth lines in the SPS again already, which makes me happy.

    Now, I need a new PH probe!
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Just did some water tests... had to tweak my two part dosing a bit... calcium dropped to 380 a few days ago.

    Now I'm holding steady at about 410.

    My PH 8.2

    But, the Alk is a bit low... 7dKH.. now I need to bump that up... jeesh...

    No equipment changes.

    I did just order the other half to my cleanup crew!

    100x Hermits (For display and frag tank)
    1x Black Urchin (For frag tank and fuge will switch when needed)
    3x Brittle Stars (1 For frag tank, 1 for fuge and 1 for rock section)
    2x Sandsifting Cukes (For Display)

    Also, a few weeks back I picked up a Powder Brown. It went into my quarentine tank, it got ich. The Ich went away after treating (or so I thought) after a week I put it in the main system. The ich came back, killed it, then my mandarin, then my kole tang, and finally one of my allens damsels... the rest of my fish seem fine now... but, I'm not going to hold my breath.

    LESSON LEARNED: Quarantine fish for 1 entire month. No matter what. Disappointed in LFS that sold me the fish, not really. Tangs are prone to getting sick... I'll accept this as my fault.
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Coming along nicely John, on a side note is that a Min Pin on the couch?
    "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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    John - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yes, that is a minpin. We have two of them. Neo and Kira. Then we have three cats; freddy, odin and loki.
    I will think outside the glassbox.

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