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BadFish's REEFER Madness


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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Hello, Here are some pics of my two 2g Fluval Spec, Pico Reef tanks I have had them up since Jan & March of 2011. They are my first attempts at Reef tanks and "nano" tanks.
    I custom built the hoods my self, one it has 2x 6" 10w CF coralife 50/50, and a LED actinic/moon.
    The other has 5x 3w Cree LEDs; 2x White, 2x R.Blue, & 1x UV
    I am doing this log for two reason; one is to see if the difference from LEDs and CF lights in both color and growth. And the second is more personal, because someone told me I couldn't keep anything saltwater in this small of a tank, let alone a reef.
    Both the tanks have no fish only inverts.

    CF Tank stock list:
    2lbs of live rock
    1 Sexy Shrimp
    1 Pom Pom Crab
    1 anemone Porcelain Crab
    3 Hermits
    4 Snails
    9 Assorted Shrooms
    1 Kenya tree
    4 Button Poylps
    1 Zoa Colony
    1 Giant Green Duncan

    Last up date 4/27/11
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    LED Tank stock list:
    2lbs of live rock
    1 Harlequin Shrimp
    1 Arrow Crab
    2 Hermits
    3 Snails
    2 Ric. Shroom
    1 Hammer Coral
    1 Trumpet Coral
    1 Horn Coral
    2 Zoa Colonies (I'm not sure what kind)

    Last up date 4/27/11
    LED4 27 11 - BadFish's REEFER Madness
    Feel free to comment!
    Last edited by Badfish; 04-28-2011 at 07:35 AM.

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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    here is are FTS.

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    IMG 0762 - BadFish's REEFER Madness
    Last edited by Badfish; 04-07-2011 at 06:57 AM.

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    That is a beautiful little pico! I tried to win one of those at a swap this past weekend, with no success. Makes me want to just buy one now! Love it when the 2 gallon tanks looks way bigger then it is, awesome!!

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    Yeah...that is a sweet pico. One of the best I can recall seeing.

    After you showed your photos to me at the GRMAS swap, I bought more raffle tickets to try to win the same tank they had in the raffle...with no success.

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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks Jim.
    I love that everytime anyone sees these tanks they tell me how much they want one. It lets me know that I'm on the right track.

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    Sweet sweet sweet!
    There's nothing like being a Reefer! www.upmmas.com

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    That is a very cool little tank!!!

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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here are soom moonlight shoots of the CF tank.

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    I love this Yuma!
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    Sexy shrimp
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    Duncan
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    Last edited by Badfish; 03-30-2011 at 07:27 AM.

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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here are a few more pics of the CF tank.

    Left
    IMG 0751 - BadFish's REEFER Madness

    Front
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    Right
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    This Yuma changes color through out the day
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    Pom Pom
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    What's up?
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    Badfish - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here is a few pics of all the new growth happening in my CF tank. I was surprised at how much this thank has been growing. Especially when you think that there is only a small built in overflow with carbon and bio-balls and I don't dose anything, all just water changes. Sorry the quality isn't great my only camera is on my phone.

    when I got these button polyps there was only two of them, now there are 7
    IMG 0656 - BadFish's REEFER Madness

    Green Fluorescent Mushroom has split
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    The shrooms and green star are grwing in nicely
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    These polyps just showed up one day, I have no idea where them came from. Hitchhikers I guess.
    IMG 0661 - BadFish's REEFER Madness

    Another Mushroom that is splitting
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