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Old 03/03/2007, 07:17 PM   #1
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Just a Few ( You're on dialup still ?? )

I havn't posted pics in a while and they are far from my best work. Tank has taken a hit from the move, corals browned a lot. I just changed bulbs ( 2 x 175w sakis and 4 x URI 03 blue ) so we'll see how she goes.

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Old 03/03/2007, 08:12 PM   #2
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Awesome!!

Any corals need a trim?


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Old 03/03/2007, 08:32 PM   #3
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I saw some of those Iwasaki 175Ws up at a guy's place last weekend in B/N on his 125 and I was very impressed. If you know of some place were they cost less than $80 a bulb let me know.


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Old 03/03/2007, 09:10 PM   #4
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I saw some of those Iwasaki 175Ws up at a guy's place last weekend in B/N on his 125 and I was very impressed. If you know of some place were they cost less than $80 a bulb let me know.
I assume it was Louis's tank you saw? If so, remember those were in spider reflectors as well....Imagine how they would look with good reflectors. He does plan to upgrade when $$ permits as well. That is a hell of a good bulb... especially for a 175w!


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Old 03/03/2007, 09:15 PM   #5
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Epon, despite our differences...

Nice job!

You should actually be thanking your lucky starts you didnt lose most of your SPS. I dread the day I have to move my tank.

As you know, they will come back in time. Ive got a few corals that got stessed from shipping and havent regained thier color for months but are just now finally starting to come back in patches...kinda wierd. My purple nana for example was totally bleached, but now it has bright patches of purple on a few tips so I am hopeful it will return fully over the next weeks/months.

Anyway, good luck!


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Old 03/03/2007, 09:55 PM   #6
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I will quit the hobby before I move another tank.

Thanks, and yes lcashman I am trimming. I usually ask around $10 - $15 per monti frag and from $10 - $25 per acro frag for 1.5" - 2" snips unmounted. Sometimes I have mounted stuff just depends. All these acros and montis are tank raised, mostly from STL and others from the forums.

Make ya a deal on the whole thing

here's a contrast pic, colors are pretty close to what they were:



They did seem to enjoy the 20k though:





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Old 03/03/2007, 10:08 PM   #7
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Yeah, it was. Made me want to go out and buy a huge tank just to be able to use those. Haven't seen Epon's tank so I really couldn't make a comparison on how well the lights work across tanks though.


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I assume it was Louis's tank you saw? If so, remember those were in spider reflectors as well....Imagine how they would look with good reflectors. He does plan to upgrade when $$ permits as well. That is a hell of a good bulb... especially for a 175w!



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Old 03/03/2007, 10:47 PM   #8
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Old 03/03/2007, 10:52 PM   #9
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yeah, fruitstand city, you done editing your post now ?


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Old 03/04/2007, 07:48 AM   #10
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I'll take you up on that deal.
I will be in C/U next weekend and it would be awesome to get some frags.

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Old 03/04/2007, 07:50 AM   #11
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Paul,

I'd like to get a couple as well.


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Old 03/04/2007, 09:46 AM   #12
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Ok, so I'm drooling.........

Awesome tank and pics!


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Old 03/04/2007, 10:25 AM   #13
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thanks RobynT, medic29 and lcashman how does next Saturday sound? 3pm ? lcashman please pm for directions, medic29 already knows where I'm at.


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Old 03/04/2007, 10:48 AM   #14
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Probably needs to be a little later for me on Saturday, maybe late afternoon or early evening.


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Old 03/04/2007, 12:23 PM   #15
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Sounds good and sent a pm

Thanks!!


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Old 03/04/2007, 12:32 PM   #16
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pm replied, as close to 5 as possible will work best for me medic29


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Old 03/04/2007, 01:56 PM   #17
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Sounds great!!


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Old 03/05/2007, 10:54 AM   #18
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I know how you feel, when I moved mt tank 9 months ago a lot of it browned and lost it colors. Took a whie for it to come around but now it looks better than ever.

I'll be moving it again in the next 6 months, sigh


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Old 03/05/2007, 06:48 PM   #19
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Paul,

that's funny, Bonsai gives me the same spark that reefing does too. Must be something about slow growing, difficult to maintain life forms.....
But I've tried several different times with bonsai and always failed. Guess I'm not a green thumber.
Oh, and your tank pics look great!

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Old 03/05/2007, 07:49 PM   #20
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thnxs Dan, I really like the idea of getting 50 year old juniper shrubs people are ripping out and through labor, love, and time transforming them into an amazing tree resembling something hundreds of years old. I'm not sure if I'll make it there but I've always loved bonsai trees so thats a start. I guess I'm searching for something to fill the inevitable hole of reef keeping.


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