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Unread 08/01/2007, 10:43 PM   #1
Bigbyrd
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Bibyrd's 30g Finnex

Thanks to everyone who voted. Heres the specs.

Tank: 30g finnex
Light: 250w sunpod
Filtration/Flow: I have a sack of chemipure and a sponge i use for a few days out of the month, mostly after water changes. For flow i have two Hydor Koralia 2's, one Koralia 1, and the return pump at 475 gph. I run an Aqua C Remora protein skimmer, and i also have a uv sterilizer i used for a problem a while back and just kept it on there.

Livestock:
sps: blue tort
Bright green confusa
other green confusa
superman monti
pokerstar monti
purple undata
orange cap
green cap
orange digi
purple polyped birdsnest

Zoas/palys: dragon eyes
radio-active dragon eyes
fire and ice
watermelons
jokers
rpe
some yellows i call Bigbyrds
those are the only ones i know names of....but have over 20 different types

Fish:
A pair of black and white clowns
1 female Lyretail Anthias
1 Bartlett's Anthias

pics comin up...


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Unread 08/01/2007, 10:50 PM   #2
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Unread 08/01/2007, 10:51 PM   #3
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Unread 08/02/2007, 09:29 AM   #4
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Nice looking tank!


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Unread 08/02/2007, 05:48 PM   #5
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great looking tank....congrats on the win.


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Unread 08/02/2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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I just love this tank. Great scape, great livestock. Just outstanding. That top down with the light from front is sawwweet. Congrats too. MORE PICS!


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Unread 08/03/2007, 12:24 PM   #7
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I love the pic with the cat in it. Awsome tank really nice aquascaping

I think the placement of the clams makes the tank look more natural.

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Unread 08/03/2007, 04:08 PM   #8
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how do you keep the sand so clean?


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Unread 08/03/2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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mhhauser- the clams werent placed where they are now...the crocea was up towards the front and a little to the right and the derasa was to the right and back a little...they kinda hopped to where they are now...guess that makes it even more natural
bobby- i dont do much...after adding a uv sterilizer for an algae problem a while back the sand kinda stays that way with little maintenance....when i started the tank i had a really powdery sand that for whatever reason got dirty real fast...switched to a larger grain and now its much better...not sure if its the uv or the larger grain but either way im not complaining
eelbyte- thanks
checkin- thanks man...you have some pretty amazing stuff in your tank
helfrich's- thanks ill have more pics soon

feel free to request anything youd like a close up of


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Unread 08/05/2007, 09:18 PM   #10
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very sweet sps setup, thanx for sharing!


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Unread 08/07/2007, 09:18 PM   #11
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thanks man

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Unread 08/07/2007, 11:59 PM   #12
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Absolutely stunning! Are your clowns hosting in your clam?


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Unread 08/08/2007, 11:58 AM   #13
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thanks! and ya they started off in the crocea but moved on to the derasa...crazy


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Unread 08/09/2007, 07:32 PM   #14
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my good camera fell in the tank last night right after taking some night shots...was balancing the mini tripod on some eggcrate and let go to move the light back and hear a plop...sure enough it was the camera...so here are the last pics taken with it.





and heres some with the new camera...its actually the same one, one more mega pixel...but i cant get the white balance right on it






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Unread 08/09/2007, 09:24 PM   #15
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Beautiful tank! Congrats on nTotm


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Unread 08/10/2007, 08:07 PM   #16
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Nice Tank

what kind of Camera are you using to take these pics with/...great Shots


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Unread 08/16/2007, 11:21 PM   #17
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where did you get the black clowns?? been looking for a while


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Unread 08/18/2007, 08:29 AM   #18
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Great tank! Looks well balanced. That's a perfect example of how I'm picturing mine one day!

Can you tell more about your technique? I don't only mean the electronics, but also how many waterchanges, which salt and other things you use, etc..

Keep up the good work! I love it


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Unread 08/18/2007, 08:24 PM   #19
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Thanks a lot.

i do bi-weekly 5 gallon water changes...use instant ocean salt...i dose 2 little fishies C-balance daily and Combisan weekly. thats about it....cant think of anything else but let me know if theres something else you wanted to know, and thanks for lookin!


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Unread 08/19/2007, 02:41 PM   #20
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Great looking tank!

Is that a Dispar Anthia in your tank?

What did you use for lighting?


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Unread 08/19/2007, 08:13 PM   #21
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thankyou

i have a bartlett's anthias and a lyretail anthias

i use a 250w sunpod


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Unread 08/19/2007, 10:39 PM   #22
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Hey, Bigbyrd I was just wondering what your good camera was?


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Unread 08/20/2007, 06:31 PM   #23
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Hey, Bigbyrd I was just wondering what your good camera was?
nikon of some sort? Couldnt extract camera info from pics.


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Unread 08/20/2007, 07:04 PM   #24
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ya it was just a little nikon s1...5mp 3x optical

and here is a new fts



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Unread 08/20/2007, 08:02 PM   #25
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That Sucks I Guess IF you really want those close ups, You have to send your camera scuba diving.

LOL just kidding

Sorry to hear about that


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