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Unread 09/04/2007, 06:42 PM   #26
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Unread 09/04/2007, 07:13 PM   #27
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Nice! congratz on winnin' the N'TOTM!


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Unread 09/04/2007, 09:20 PM   #28
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sweet shot on the acro...thanks


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Unread 09/04/2007, 11:24 PM   #29
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Np and thank you very much. I found my tri-pod, so let me know if anyone wants to see close-ups of anything else in the tank. Otherwise, I'm goin on a freestyle photo-shoot frenzy.


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Unread 09/05/2007, 12:55 PM   #30
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Unread 09/07/2007, 12:18 AM   #31
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wow thats a really nice tank, congrats


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Unread 09/07/2007, 05:55 PM   #32
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Hi purpleup - What kind of fish is that in the last couple pictures. Looks like it has pink lip stick on!


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Unread 09/07/2007, 06:07 PM   #33
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LOL. its a Purple Firefish. he's all by his lonesome now b/c his other companion (a needle-head firefish) jumped from out of the water and onto the floor!


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Unread 09/08/2007, 12:58 AM   #34
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Well great now you have gone and made me dislocate my jaw, I need to wear a chin strap when I cruise through RC!

Seriously though that tank is gorgeous as well as your wife and children. You've got the whole package man!


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Unread 09/08/2007, 11:26 AM   #35
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Haha! that's CLASSIC. Tx, Dynomight.


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Unread 09/09/2007, 01:31 PM   #36
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that tank is packed with corals. nice tank


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Unread 09/10/2007, 09:35 PM   #37
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Very cool tank, I must ask you though, why do you use Lugol's solution? what are the pro's and con's of this supplement? Or is it just a way of adding iodine to your tank.


Also what type of coral is that red chalice, do you know the genus or family name?

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Unread 09/12/2007, 05:12 PM   #38
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Beutiful nano!! But, how do you clean the glass? Toothbrush?


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Unread 09/13/2007, 10:23 PM   #39
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mhhauser321, I use Lugol's to supplement iodine. After a few weeks of cautious use, I've already noticed improvement in the growth and color of one of my struggling zoa colonies. One definite con of this supplement is my inability to test iodine levels in the tank. I understand that it is quite easy to OD.

I don't know the genus of my red chalice. Can anyone else help?


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Unread 09/16/2007, 09:51 PM   #40
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Unread 09/17/2007, 08:55 PM   #41
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PurpleUP, congratulations on a spectacular BC14! I just started mine yesterday and if it turns out half as nice as yours I'll be ecstatic. It's great to see what's possible in a nano. Do you have any pics from earlier in your nano's development?


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Unread 09/18/2007, 02:10 PM   #42
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I don't know the genus of my red chalice. Can anyone else help?
It doesn't appear to be a chalice. It does appear to be a Turbinaria reniformis. Do a search on Google Images and tons of pics will come up. HTH. Sweet nano btw.


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Unread 09/18/2007, 04:29 PM   #43
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chirocato, i think he was inquiring about the encrusting red coral next to the turbinaria. still not even sure if that's a chalice.


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Unread 09/19/2007, 06:28 AM   #44
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Ooops. Sorry everyone. Missed it. I see it now. Nice piece too! Looks like a chalice to me too. Got me on what type though.


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Unread 09/20/2007, 03:46 PM   #45
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This one's for Yedgy. It's the earliest pick I have at 28 days old. As you can see, I dared to stock it pretty early but *mostly* everything has survived and continues to prosper...




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Unread 09/21/2007, 06:56 AM   #46
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Amazing. Simply, jaw-droppingly, amazing.

Cute kids too.


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Unread 09/23/2007, 05:29 PM   #47
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I recently mounted my Coralife Hang On to the upper cabinet. It allows the tank to be COMPLETELY accessible from the top. I also tucked away my ATO reservoir tank, fan, and misc wiring in the cabinet. *Electrical wiring extending down from the cabinet prevents electric shock if water accidentally spills from the tank. My wife hasn't yet noticed that I removed the door. shhhhh.



Having the tank totally clear of obstacles makes it easier to take shots like this...



BTW, these corals have been growing like wildflowers. I'm upgrading only the tank to a larger JBJ 24DX next week. But I'll be using the same lighting and pump system, so the essence of it will remain the same. Soon I'll have MORE ROOM FOR CORALS.



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Unread 09/23/2007, 06:25 PM   #48
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Unread 09/25/2007, 01:28 PM   #49
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