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    I was asked to get my reef on here for everyone to check out. Nothing to super special. Definitely not TOTM worthy any time soon. Only been up since may. I started with a 50 breeder a year ago this month. It didnt last long lol. Here are some details.

    220 with Starphire front
    Black background
    Dual 2 inch drain
    2 Korallia 4s
    2 1300gph sunsun powerheads
    3 150W bulb MH
    6 T-5 for supplemental actinic
    reef Master sump/refugium
    Euro reef skimmer
    Eheim return pump
    UV sterilizer
    BRS phosphate reactor


    Stock List:
    Show size Naso Tang
    Lunar Wrasse
    Foxface
    Sailfin Tang
    Scat
    Niger Trigger
    Green Mandarin
    Black Combtooth Blenny
    5 Blue-green Chromis
    Royal Grama
    Ocelaris pair
    Hippo Tang
    Sohal Tang


    Various Acan Lords and Zoas
    Lots of mushrooms
    Green hammerhead coral
    GBTA
    RBTA
    Green Torch

    Tuxedo urchin
    Cleaner shrimp pair

    About 250 lbs of rock
    About 200 lbs of sand

    Still a long way to go. Tank looks bare, frags are just really small. But, now is the fun time, sit back and watch it grow. Hope you guys like the tank!


    Vodka dosing is going great. Had a bad cyano outbreak probably from Vodka. Bit the bullet and did chemiclean. Worked like a miracle. Highly recommended as a last resort sort of thing. My cayno was bad....I mean bad. You couldnt even see in my refugium through the red. Since then corals have done better and no red stuff at all. Still had a tiny phosphate issue. Not sure if it was my cheap Red Sea test kit or what since my tank, RO/DI with 0 tds and tap water all read exactly the same number. But just for safety I got my BRS reactor going with GFO. Since then things have really taken off. No algae on the glass basically at all. Can go days without cleaning the glass. Corals, especially the acans have imporved, more polyp extension and better color. Also traded for a clam at the LFS. Its doing great. Much better since I put it on a rock and no in the sand though.

    Fish are doing great. Fat as ever. Added the Sohal(my dream fish) a while back. Hes doing great. He is definitely the ruler of the tank. With the exception of walter the Naso tang. No one messes with him, even though he is the most docile fish in the tang, he is also by far the largest. There is a little food aggression between the Sohal and the Sailfin, but no real fights and it only lasts just a few minutes and they go there seperate ways. Absolutely unbelievably stunning fish, truly the show peice of the tank, but is definitely aggressive. Make sure you add him last if you add one.

    Anyway, all is status quo. Enough talk, on to the pictures.

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    Darth Mauls
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    Rastas
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    AOG
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    Crocea
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    Acan from Lucid
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    Reeses cups from Jolson
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    Unknown. If someone knows what they are let me know
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    Nuke Greens
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    Hammer
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    Walter the Naso
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    Sohal showing everyone who is boss
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    I am now Nitrate free thanks to vodka dosing! Just confirmed with 3 different brands of test all read zero. Started in june.

    Tank is coasting. Just added a bunch of zoas:
    PPE
    Purple hornets
    Fruit loops
    Mowhawks
    Bam bams
    Fire and ice
    And some others.

    Fish are great. Sohal runs the show.

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    them reese's are growing good! mine are hardly doing anything since i sold you that frag. looks good!

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    Looking great!

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    BEAUTIFUL TANK! glad ya got it posted

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    Excellent fish collection!! Hope to see more updates on this tank as it coasts into maturity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jolson10450 View Post
    them reese's are growing good! mine are hardly doing anything since i sold you that frag. looks good!
    They are a very slow grower. I actually just fragged them the other day for a friend who liked them.

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    Thanks for all the kind remarks. Im hoping to add to my zoa garden at this years lansing swap. That pretty much my objective with this tank is to pack as many zoas in there as I can and have one giant zoa garden. Its the only coral that actually keeps my attention.

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    looks nice. Like how the overflow kinda divides the tank. You got a real good start going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vittleking View Post
    looks nice. Like how the overflow kinda divides the tank. You got a real good start going.
    Thanks a bunch man. I like center overflows. I was gonna try to do zoas on 1 half and sps on the other, but I just cant get interested in sps for some reason. Oh well, I just wish I could fast forward time and cover those ugly frag plugs!

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