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Jck3120's 240g Starphire Wide


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    jck3120 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default Jck3120's 240g Starphire Wide

    Now that the tank is finally coming together I figured I would share a few pics...Not very yet old but can't wait for the frags to grow out

    Tank - 240g (72L x 30W x 25T with Starphire front)
    Stand/Canopy - Homemade
    Sump - 75g with Reeflo Snapper return pump
    Skimmer - SWC 250A
    Lighting - 3 x 250W Radium 20k Halides in Lumenbright Mini's on Bluewave 3 M80 Ballasts, and 3x80W ATI Blue Plus T5's on Icecap 660
    Geo 624 Calcium Reactor
    Korallin Nitrate Reactor
    Deltec Kalkwasser Stirrer
    Vortech MP40W and (4) Koralia 4 Evo's

    And no I did not take the time to adjust the white balance on the pics. Doesn't look nearly as blue in person. Also, only 2 halides are running at once as all 3 trips the breaker in my basement...soon will have a separate dedicated circuit wired just for the tank. As my buddy put it... "That's how you know it's sweet" lol

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    Richmond's Wrasse, never seen another in person before. Quite the pig...as you can see!
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    11" Male Blonde Naso is still a little camera shy...but he eats great and is a good 1.5" thick no joke
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    Tyree Baby's Breath Favia next to the wellso
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    Last edited by jck3120; 09-29-2010 at 10:24 AM.

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    jck3120 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Blue/Green Stag
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    ORA Blue Tort, Garf Bonsai
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    Rainbow Acro
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    ORA Red Planet
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    Blue-tip Slimer
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    Tubs Birdnest
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    Sump and Skimmer in the back room, skims like a beast!
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    jck3120 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Excuse the messy ballasts, they are now tucked under the stand
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    "Mancave"...except technically the whole house is a big bachelor pad since there's no female at the moment Think a much bigger tv is in order soon...
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    wow you've got a beautiful setup!

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    Very nice indeed, love the PBT!
    I simply can't trust people that don't like bacon,

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    jck3120 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Thanks guys! And I wouldn't say beautiful just yet...it's still a work in progress but hopefully it will get there eventually. Not too bad for only a couple months old tho

    And BTW all but 2 of the fish are from Reef Paradise in Flint and a number of the corals as well Great store with great customer service...

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    Killer stuff man, keep those up dates coming. did you start the planet from a frag or buy it as a mini colony?
    "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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    Quote Originally Posted by chort55 View Post
    Lookin good so far James! Is your fish list complete or do you still plan on adding a few others??
    Ehh I think I am about at my limit of large fish, other than I'd like to add a hippo tang eventually. Can you tell I love my tangs?? Secret to getting all my zebrasoma tangs to coexist peacefully was to add them all at the same time and get all the yellows small. Now they all actually kinda school together, pretty neat. Other than that, was thinking about doing a small harem of Flame wrasses or a pair of Lineatus or Rhomboid wrasses as my final additions. Something a little less common.

    Currently have:
    Male Blonde Naso
    Desjardinii Sailfin
    Purple Tang
    3 Yellow Tangs
    Powder Blue Tang
    Richmond's Wrasse
    Leopard Wrasse
    Yellow Coris Wrasse
    2 Filamented Flasher Wrasses
    Mated pair of Occy's

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    jck3120 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    Killer stuff man, keep those up dates coming. did you start the planet from a frag or buy it as a mini colony?
    Red planet was and still is just a frag. Used to have a nice mini-colony of it before I lost most of my SPS in a tank swap. Never ran a calcium reactor before this set-up so hoping to see what kind of growth I can pull off with it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jck3120 View Post
    Red planet was and still is just a frag. Used to have a nice mini-colony of it before I lost most of my SPS in a tank swap. Never ran a calcium reactor before this set-up so hoping to see what kind of growth I can pull off with it now.
    LOL, I was thrown off by the picture and the sheer jealousy that I can't get any of my RP's to exhibit any green.
    One I have down low that is a nice red with zero green, and the two up high are BLACK.??
    Love the scape by the way, would love to see a video of all those cool fish swimming around all those great nooks and crannies!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
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