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Old 01/23/2007, 03:34 PM   #1
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Harry's Custom Reef Tanks...

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My two current reef tanks deserve a thread of their own!

I am a senior at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, CA. I have been "reefing" for 10 years, starting out with a 55 gallon UniQuarium from a LFS that housed fish only. My first reef tank came a few years later and was a mixed 29 gallon Jaubert "plenum" style reef aquarium. Next was a 25 gallon octagonal aquarium that featured rare blue, red, purple, and green carpet anemones and even a super rare rose bubble anemone before they discovered the cheap ones from China =)

Here is the 29 gallon tank with a 5 inch sand bed (covered in wood paper to disguise):




Here is the "anemone" tank:




Next are my two nano reefs that I maintained at college which are no longer running....

12 gallon UniQuarium with AquaC Remora skimmer, carbon, bioballs, and a 96watt Compact Flourescent Bulb:

Fall 2003-

Red carpet was with me for 3 years, but died of a bacterial infection when I introduced a sick green carpet



Right before the take down in Summer 2006




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Old 01/23/2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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Next is my 5.5 gallon Clear for Life tank which started my Acan craze!!!:

Beginning - Canister filter with carbon, denitrate, and phosban, 32 watt CF light:








After taking the tank home during the Summer of 2006, I decided to set up a bigger tank and dedicate this one to my ricordeas, hence the last FTS during Summer 2006:

Unfortunately, I recieved a colony of ricordeas that had died, and stupidly, I introduced them into the aquarium, which cause a tank crash, and killed nearly everything



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Old 01/23/2007, 03:57 PM   #3
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After my 5.5 crashed, I set up this custom 12 gallon reef:

15"x15"x12" tank, Tunze ReefPack200 (9002 skimmer and filter), Aqua Medic 70 watt HQI with 70 watt Ushio 20k:









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Old 01/23/2007, 04:00 PM   #4
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So, this tank is currently with me in my apartment here at LMU. My real pride and joy is at home in Sacramento.....


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Old 01/23/2007, 04:39 PM   #5
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those are some sweet tanks!


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Old 01/23/2007, 04:46 PM   #6
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Here it is-

My custom 3 sided, peninsula style, 20 gallon tank. Made my SoCalCreations in the beginning of Summer 2006. Here is a pic during construction:

24"Lx16"Wx12"H-


Equipment:

20 gallon custom tank - 24x16x12
Tunze 6025 powerhead

Light - 4x24 watt T5 HO Tek fixture (2xB+,1xSA,1xAB)

8 gallon sump
Mag 5 return
ATI BubbleMaster 200
Chaeto
ROWAphos in phosban reactor
Carbon in second phosban reactor
Dual returns next to external overflow

Chiller - Aqua-Euro 1/10th HP chiller running inline with Mag 5 return

Supplements:

Salifert "All in One" - 15mL/week
Salifert "Magnesium" - 15mL/week
K-Z Potassium, Strontium - just started
Lugols Iodine - 1 drop/week
hW SeaSalt for make up water - 5 gallons a week

Livestock:

Fish-
2x Hawaiian Resplendent pygmy angels
1x Ocellaris clown
1x Percula clown

Corals-
30x Ricordea Florida
5x Ricordea Yuma
3x Carribbean mushroom
1x LE Green Polyped Leather
1x Cepitularia
3x Xenia
1x Green A. millepora
1x LE M. danae "sunset"
1x LE M. danae "superman"
1x LE M. danae "rainbow"
1x Leng Sy cap
1x Puple rim cap
1x M. danae "orange" from Mike @ thecaptivereef
4x LE Cyphastrea
2x Challice
1x LE Pink Watermelon challice
1x Green Catspaw acro
50 or so Acanthastrea Lordhowensis (hundreds of polyps)
1x Acanthastrea echinata
10 or so Micromussas

Clean up crew of snails, urchins, sand-turners




Initially, the tank was set up with an 8 gallon sump and housed a Euro-Reef 5-2. This later was sold and switched out to an ATI Bubble Master 200. Chateo grows in the sump as well, and there are two phosban reactors, one holding RowaPhos and the other containing Carbon. A mag 5 acts as the return via 2 1" bulkheads drilled in the "back". The overflow is external. Lighting consists of 4-24 watt T5 HO bulbs in a Tek fixture, two BluePluses, one UVL Super Actinic and one AquaBlue. Recently, a Tunze NanoStream 6025 was added for additional flow. Feeding is flakes twice a day and frozen brine or mysis every evening and target feeding of the acans/dendros/balanos every few days. Supplements consist of 15mL per week of Salifert's "All in One" and magnesium. 1mL K-Z Potassium and Strontium and one drop of Lugol's Iodine weekly. I do a 20% water change (5 gallons) using hW salt.

I've been collecting acans and micros for a long time, and ricordeas have always been one of my favorites. I've always wanted a pair of resplendent pygmy angels, but Frank at RCT hasn't had any for a long time, so when the hybrids came out (resplendens x fisheri) I knew I had to have a pair. I've had the clowns for a long time as well.

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Old 01/23/2007, 04:50 PM   #7
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Old 01/23/2007, 04:59 PM   #10
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Video...

HYBRIDS!!!!!!!


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Old 01/23/2007, 05:11 PM   #15
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Old 01/23/2007, 05:35 PM   #16
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Very nice Harry.


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Old 01/23/2007, 06:18 PM   #17
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wish you had a few more photos ;-)
Looks great!


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Old 01/23/2007, 06:30 PM   #18
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How big are your angels and how big will they become?


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Old 01/23/2007, 06:36 PM   #19
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wow, thats awesome! good pictures


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Old 01/23/2007, 07:20 PM   #20
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Thanks for the complements Lam and others, much appreciated!

2OceanLovers,

The angels will most likely grow to 2-3 inches, however no one knows for sure because these fish have never been produced before. The C. resplendens grow to nearly 3 inches and the C. fisheri grow to about 2.5 inches. Check out this thread for more info...

http://reefcentral.com/forums/showth...hreadid=982928


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Old 01/23/2007, 07:47 PM   #21
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I think you should sell that BM200 to me. Just Kididng.


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Old 01/23/2007, 07:57 PM   #22
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LOL Lam! I'll think about it. The BM200 is grossly oversized for my tank.

I'll tell you one thing, the ATI Bubble Master series skimmers make your tank's water sparkle. It just looks so fresh and clean, never got that from my old Euro-Reef.

Hmmm, I've got a H&S calc reactor that I've been itching to hook up, but the BM200 takes up all the room in the sump, maybe a downgrade to a BM150 is in order. I'll let you know.......


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I'm truely Inspired. Very nice!


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Old 01/24/2007, 07:37 AM   #24
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Awesome acans & angels. I have a trio of the hybrids & love them. How are the angels with the acans?
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awesome tanks. I think you could have a prblem and you may need to go to reefers anonymous!!


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