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Old 01/09/2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Reef Ilhabela I

First of all, I'd like to apologize, I do not speak English and I use the Google translator, so there might be some errors in my writing...

I began to build this reef on 12/20/2006, in Brazil it is more complicated to do it, everything is more expensive. For you to have an idea: an Achilles Tang costs US$500,00, a Deltec skimmer AP701 costs US$ 1.500,00 the import taxes are too high and leadt to that situation.
About the reef: it is 2.80m height x 0, 60m width x 0,50m large, the lighting has 6 110w 4K lamp tubes and 4 80W T5 Geisemann actinics, the return from the sump is done by a pump of 8 thousand liters per hour and the internal movement is performed by 3 Boyu wave maker pumps .

I harvest the live rock in my houesyard (laughs), I live in an island and I believe that my reef is good because of these live rocks and the amount I used, about 200kg. I used a quartz sand substrate that is commonly present in swimming pool filters, it is inert and does not have silicates.

I am also a moderator of a know aquaristic forum, www.reefcorner.org for 3 years I've been visiting ReefCentral daily to see the assemblies and to try to read some of the articles, always looking for new ideas.

My first marine aquarium dated back in 1995, after that I was more than 10 years only with freshwater aquariums. At this new beginning I had no idea what had changed in the marine aquaristics and I had to look into the web forums. I do not use a calcium reactor, but a direct replacement with tap water, the water here on the island is very good and has no phosphate or nitrate.

Now to the pictures, at the beginning I used a simple camera and now I'm using a Canon 20D.

The reef has a 300 liters refugium and a 250 liters sump, adding up to a total of 1.200 liters of water, currently I use a ETS 1000 skimmer and a UV filter of 40 watts from boyu and a 1HP chiller.

I go snorkelling about 4 times a week, I give very fresh live food for the fishes, like mysis, much of it caught during the night!






















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Old 01/09/2009, 11:38 AM   #2
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Very interesting start you have made - and very impressive. Your stand alone would be worth a woodworker's build thread. I would love to have it in my kitchen as a table.

Looking forward to seeing much more ...


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Old 01/09/2009, 11:39 AM   #3
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Old 01/09/2009, 11:57 AM   #4
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I sent to the table and was US$250,00
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Old 01/09/2009, 12:08 PM   #5
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Would be nice to be able to collect and cherry pick your own piece of live rock. BTW, your tank look sweet.


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Old 01/09/2009, 12:13 PM   #6
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Old 01/09/2009, 12:16 PM   #7
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After 6 months, and after many problems solved rsss
and ready to tackle new problems rss















After 10 months







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http://matiasilha.pho.to/albums/reefilhabela1/fs_36.jpg


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Old 01/09/2009, 12:20 PM   #8
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looks very good. you make the building of the tank look very easy. i think you may need more flow however...


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Old 01/09/2009, 12:36 PM   #9
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Old 01/09/2009, 01:15 PM   #10
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I started using this reef 3 aquaclear 802 and now has 1 turbelle of 8000 and 2 boyu wave maker of 5500 each.


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Old 01/09/2009, 01:51 PM   #11
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we skip one more year











the food of my fish, live and frozen, Mysis









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Old 01/09/2009, 01:52 PM   #12
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Looks great!

That's what I call fresh rock!


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Old 01/09/2009, 01:57 PM   #13
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WOW!!! You are very skilled! Beautiful reef.


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Old 01/09/2009, 02:00 PM   #14
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an attempt to create an Argonaut nodosa in my refuge, I found 3 of them diving, but he died a few hours, they are of cold water when they arrive on the coast and die in a short time













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Old 01/09/2009, 02:15 PM   #15
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are really fresh and I take it there is some 500 meters from my house.
the live rocks are the most beautiful that are buried in the sand for decades, they will suffer erosion of action and are looking a table.
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Old 01/09/2009, 08:47 PM   #16
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after a few thousand liters of partial exchange of water and after 1 year.
The only thing I add is that reef Kalkwasser, 10 grams every 3 days diluted in 5 liters of water.

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Old 01/10/2009, 08:11 AM   #18
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Brazilian team-cleaning I picked up here in Ilhabela





evil hermit crab










Paul Newman hermit crab, is not his face?




Mithraculus Forceps, of algae eater



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Old 01/10/2009, 08:22 AM   #19
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nice very nice!

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WOW!!!!
Amazing Photography too!


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Old 01/10/2009, 09:22 AM   #21
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continuing with the Brazilian team of cleaning



http://matiasilha.pho.to/albums/10012009/fs_5.jpg

before it was called Nassarius Vibex












http://matiasilha.pho.to/albums/10012009/fs_3.jpg

Beautiful, but eats coral








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Old 01/10/2009, 12:22 PM   #22
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dont think too many people can say
they are as (literally) 'immersed' in this hobby as you!

pics are awesome
and a fresh (photo) 'perspective' of aquarium life - here on RC.

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Old 01/10/2009, 12:53 PM   #23
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forgot a few more animals of the cleaning team

Tegula viridula




Ofiuro


Holothurioidea


crab clown, that eats palithoa



Acanthurus nigricans




Cihrrilabrus solorensis




Cirrhilabrus cyanopleura



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Old 01/10/2009, 01:11 PM   #24
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more of a cleaner reef
Elacatinus figaro in action






















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Old 01/10/2009, 01:13 PM   #25
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tank looks great best of luck


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