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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Hey all, just upgraded from my 38 gal that was running for about 5 months to a 46 gallon bowfront, which has now been running for a month and a half. I have a members tank thread on a2reef so I think I'm going to just move alot of my stuff from there to here as well. ( So Sir Patrick and 2pairs don't feel the need to have to post everytime I make a update lol!)

    Well a bit about myself..

    My names Will Battle, 23 years old, lived in Ann Arbor my whole life. I have had a fish tank my whole life, but they have always been freshwater. Had a nice 120 gal deep FW Oscar haven for quiet a few years, but that tank is back at the parents still

    I've been reefin now for 6-7 months and it really has been a blast!

    Right now I run a cpr backpack skimmer that I replaced the Rio 600 pump with a maxijet 1200 and added a wooden airstone.
    Two aqua clear 50 filters ( one running Sponge + carbon, and the other used to house chaeto and lighted 24/7) on the lowest flow setting possible for both.
    Sponge is cleaned every week or so and replaced every month. Carbon is changed monthly as well.

    RO/DI water for every change and top off. I do a water change of 4 gals weekly.

    Lights - I am running 2 SolarMax HO 36" lights, so 4 T-5 bulbs. Replaced stock lights with ATI's 2 aquablue specials and 2 actinic blues
    As well as a Aquaticlife expandable 36" LED Fixture, 15 W 10,000k / 460 nm

    2 Korilia wavemakers on either side of the tank one 600 GPH and one that is 400 GPH
    250W heater

    Tons of different foods I have collected for the fishies-
    Frozen Foods-
    PE- Mysis
    Rods Original
    Hikari- Krill
    Sallys - Brine
    Ocean Nutrition - Prime Reef
    Refrigerated-
    Arctic Pods
    Non Frozen-
    Instant Ocean- Cyclop-eeze
    then also Ocean Nutrition Flakes and Pellets.
    Live-
    Baby brine once week or so
    Adult brine enriched with Selcon every couple weeks.

    Also ( with 2pairs help) I am starting my own culture of Copepods more for fun than anything, but also to help keep my Mandarin happy.

    My goals with this tank are mostly softies. I do not think I have the equipment nor the water stability to keep most SPS. I have started my coral collection with mostly zoas and palys, and will look to be trading and buying for more exotic type zoas and palys in the future.

    Note: attached thumbnail is from a few days after upgrading to this tank. Not super recent, but I will update with new pics and Live stock list later today!
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    rcombs - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    very nice will

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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Here are a few pis of after upgrading ( end of August begining of September), will add more recent photos tonight when I am free.

    Left side

    Fishstuffbeforeandafterupgrade049 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    Right side

    Fishstuffbeforeandafterupgrade050 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Nice tank you got there. You should list your zoa and paly collection.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    Very Nice Will and welcome to this wonderful hobby...
    Got ink????Go big or go home......

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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    thanks for the compliments

    I've been pretty busy lately but did a lot of work in my tank today! I still have a few corals to place but I am pretty happy with how things are turning out

    As of Oct22nd-
    Fish:
    Lawnmower Blenny
    Male Mandarain
    Pair of B&W clowns
    Solar Wrasse
    Red Banded Hawkfish

    Not sure on a few of the corals names, but heres a few I can remember

    Zoas/Palys:
    Whammin Watermelons
    Purple People Eaters
    Green Moon Men
    Zombie Eyes
    Eye of Rahs
    Fire and Ice
    Rastas
    Smurfs

    Techno chalice
    Tongue
    Hammer Coral ( not happy was moved around a lot today.. Still trying to figure out where I should stick it.)
    Green/White Favite
    Various Ricordia Flordias

    Nps:
    Sun Coral
    Dendro
    Encrusting Gorgonian

    Here are a few Pictures!

    Full tank shot
    DSCF0897 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    Left Side
    DSCF0930 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    Right Side
    DSCF0929 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    DSCF0924 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    Looking good Will! You got a nice collection.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Picked up some new stuff!

    Cherry Charm- Rainbow Raptors palys
    Purple and Red Hornet zoas

    The zoas and palys are thanks to Evb9 for helping the collection out

    Then a nice 5 mouthed Purple body/Pink mouths/Green edged chalice from Tropicorium as well

    Pics to come soon!

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    larryandlaura - Reefkeeper
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    I can't wait to see the chalice.
    Hi my name is Larry and I'm a coral addict!

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    WillBattle - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by larryandlaura View Post
    I can't wait to see the chalice.
    Here ya go!
    10 31ish035 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    plus a few more pics I took recently

    10 31ish026 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    The fish begging for food (yes the Algae Blenny as well lol)

    10 31ish030 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    Frag Rack

    10 31ish018 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

    My clowns

    10 31ish004 2 - Wills 46 gal bowfront

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