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Old 08/25/2008, 08:35 PM   #26
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SCHWEET!!!

You have the same lighting that many coral shops big and small use--XM 20k(or radium 20k) along with the awesome VHO actinic on icecap.

Great job, keep em coming.

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Old 08/25/2008, 09:14 PM   #27
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My hats off to you. Dan.
X2uranium, thanks for posting.
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Old 08/25/2008, 10:07 PM   #28
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Thanks ,hopefully Jon will have time to post more pics in the near future


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Old 08/26/2008, 06:23 AM   #29
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Dan, the FTS shot I have is horrible, that means I need to come over again!!! I want to figure out this camera these pics im taking are doing an injustice


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Old 08/26/2008, 06:27 AM   #30
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Ora red planet
Tiny bit of photo editing reducing the blue..



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Old 08/26/2008, 06:32 AM   #31
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amazing. FTS with all the lights cranking.. a very special sps tank


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Old 08/26/2008, 07:28 AM   #32
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Anytime Jon,just give me a call.Compared to my 50 cent camera they look great,LOL, but i am sure you will get better with the camera once you have it a bit longer.Thanks pok


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Old 08/26/2008, 07:43 AM   #34
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I love how you have random acros growing everywhere in your tank lol






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Old 08/26/2008, 07:46 AM   #35
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Old 08/26/2008, 07:55 AM   #36
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Look at the tips hanging out of the water on this one.





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Old 08/27/2008, 03:54 PM   #37
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Old 08/27/2008, 07:42 PM   #38
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Yep, very nice!!


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Old 08/27/2008, 08:19 PM   #39
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Old 08/28/2008, 07:47 AM   #40
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Gorgeous!!.....can we get some equipement pics. Also what do you contribute to your obvious success? I didnt catch it but do you run with a DSB ?

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Old 08/28/2008, 09:22 AM   #41
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more pics please... this one is subscribed to for sure. Nice tank.


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Old 08/28/2008, 09:53 AM   #42
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Gorgeous!!.....can we get some equipement pics. Also what do you contribute to your obvious success? I didnt catch it but do you run with a DSB ?

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Thanks.As far as the success,i think daily,obsessive observation , extremely stable parameters and weekly 25 % water changes with parameter matched sea water mixed with 0 TDS RODI and a efficient skimmer is probably the school of thought i follow.I have been back and forth between bare bottom and sand a half dozen times and i am not sure at this point which is better if either is.i currently run a sand bed.I dont have a lot of equiptment pics but i will post what i have anyway.Thanks again






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I could have swore you HAD sand in the bottom when I took the pics.. but the last time I came over before that... you had NO sand...??? How much was I smoking??? or is this true?? lol


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I could have swore you HAD sand in the bottom when I took the pics.. but the last time I came over before that... you had NO sand...??? How much was I smoking??? or is this true?? lol


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Old 08/28/2008, 01:34 PM   #46
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Dan,
The tank looks great!!!!!!!


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Old 08/28/2008, 02:16 PM   #47
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The tank looks great!!!!!!!
Thanks Mike,some of the products from reef speciality are incorporated into this set up and working great as you already know.


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I could have swore you HAD sand in the bottom when I took the pics.. but the last time I came over before that... you had NO sand...??? How much was I smoking??? or is this true?? lol

Your right Jon,i was running it bare bottom up until about 3 months ago.I added some live sand to try and bump my nitrates down a bit and also give my clams something a bit more natural to sit on.


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more pics please... this one is subscribed to for sure. Nice tank.
Thanks,Jon said he will be over soon to take some more pics.


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Old 08/31/2008, 07:21 AM   #50
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here are a couple more jon (x2uranium) took










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