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Old 07/22/2008, 01:05 PM   #101
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Thanks... The new tank has about the same dimensions as the old tank, but the equipment is laid out differently so it is safer, easier to maintain and also better looking

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- main tank (starfire front glass) about 170 G
- return from sump: Red Dragon 10.000
- skimmer: Bubble King 200 intern
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- Ca: I had a Ca-reactor, now switching to pure balling method
- chiller: Resun 650, located in a different room
- light: 2 x 150 W hqi, 2 x 39 W T5, 2 x 54 W T5

Here a small view in the sump-area





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Old 10/01/2008, 09:58 AM   #102
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Some new pictures:

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Back from my desk:




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Old 10/01/2008, 10:00 AM   #103
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And some close-ups of corals:


Pink Acro table, grew four times bigger in less than a year:



Pink Stylo, much grown the last 3-4 years (it was already in my previous tank)



And a nice Acropora:




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Old 01/06/2009, 05:17 PM   #104
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what fantastic growth you are getting from your sps corals.
What's your secret?//


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Old 01/06/2009, 05:23 PM   #105
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Amazing tank!


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Old 01/07/2009, 01:47 PM   #106
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Capn and Eel-byte: thank you. On some corals the growth is incredible, though absolutely not on all corals. I've used the zeovit-method for about 1.5 years, now I quit this to try something else. I now dose a mixture of trace elements which is, according to the store where I bought them, custom made for my tank. I know some other Dutch and Belgian aquarists who also use this line with huge succes.

Apart from that: routine is really important. Water changes, lots of current, enough Ca and KH and clean water do the trick. But again: thank you. I see my tank everyday so it's hard to judge on it.


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Old 01/07/2009, 02:40 PM   #107
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Wow, truly amazing! Well done!


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Old 01/30/2009, 12:58 PM   #108
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Darn, I can't see any of the pictures in this thread either. (On this page anyway)


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Old 01/30/2009, 02:33 PM   #109
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Darn, I can't see any of the pictures in this thread either. (On this page anyway)
Thanks for your interest, I didn't see this myself... They changed something on the forum I deeplinked to... So, here it is, uploaded in my gallery on RC




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Old 09/19/2010, 05:48 AM   #110
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I thought it was time to blow off the dust of this topic

Quite some things have changed, both on the reefscape and on the population of fish. My regal angels decided that they didn't want to be kept together anymore after nearly 5 years, so I only have my 8 year old Red Sea regal left.

Further I added some new fish, including a mated pair of Liopropoma carmabi, a pair of juvenile blueline angels (Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis), a tiny multibar angel (Paracentropyge multifasciata) and some others.

I shot a small video which you can see here (Be sure to watch in HD )


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Old 09/19/2010, 07:38 AM   #111
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Gorgeous tank! Wonderful mix of different coral species. Why are Europeans so good at this?


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Old 09/19/2010, 10:32 AM   #112
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that video was really cool! your tank is so full of life! I hope mine looks like that!


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Old 09/19/2010, 11:51 AM   #113
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that video was really cool! your tank is so full of life! I hope mine looks like that!
Thank you! Rome wasn't built in one day either, take your time

On the video: making short films like these is really easy using my iPhone and Mac. I just don't film the ugly parts of the tank

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Gorgeous tank! Wonderful mix of different coral species. Why are Europeans so good at this?
When I visited Joe Yaiullo (Atlantis Marineworld, New York) last year I wondered the same about the Americans, thank you for your compliments



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Old 09/19/2010, 04:28 PM   #114
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Tanu is the manu!

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Old 09/20/2010, 07:26 AM   #115
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Old 10/11/2010, 11:26 AM   #116
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I just took a new picture.

New addition: a very small frag of Sympodium sp, so not very much




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Old 10/11/2010, 12:48 PM   #117
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Waaaayyyy to cluttered... You should probably trim everything back and send the frags to me...


..... very nice..


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Old 10/11/2010, 01:24 PM   #118
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how long has it been established. also can you render a list of what the tank consists of (equipment) and possibly inhabitants too if its not the size of a dictionary!


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Old 10/11/2010, 02:01 PM   #119
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Wowza,

That tank is a dream...


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Old 10/11/2010, 06:17 PM   #120
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what kind of tang is the darker one with the spots? very cool looking!


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Old 10/12/2010, 06:53 AM   #121
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what kind of tang is the darker one with the spots? very cool looking!
That is Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum).


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Old 10/12/2010, 06:54 AM   #122
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This tank deserves TOTM (again).


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Old 10/12/2010, 10:31 AM   #123
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Old 10/12/2010, 11:09 AM   #124
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Waaaayyyy to cluttered... You should probably trim everything back and send the frags to me...


..... very nice..
Thank you... I think I'd rather wait for the corals to grow a little bit more. Of course you're welcome to watch them grow

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how long has it been established. also can you render a list of what the tank consists of (equipment) and possibly inhabitants too if its not the size of a dictionary!
Inhabitants:
2 x Zebrasoma flavescens - yellow tang
2 x Z. gemmatum - ??
1 x Centropyge loricula - flame angel
1 x Paracentropyge multifasciata - multibar angel
1 x Pygoplites diacanthus - regal angel
2 x Chaetodontoplus septentrionalis - blueline angel
1 x Biochoerus cosmetus - wrasse
1 x Cirrhilabrus rosefascia - wrasse
1 x Labroides dimidiatus - cleaner wrasse
2 x Amphiprion ocellaris - clownfish
1 x Holanthias borbonius - borb anthias
3 x Serranocirrhites latus - fathead anthias
1 x Gramma loreto - Royal Gramma
2 x Liopropoma carmabi - candy bass
2 x Acreichthys tomentosus - seatang filefish
1 x Nemateleotris magnifica - firefish
3 x Fowleria sp. - small red fishes
8 x Apogon leptacanthus - threadfin cardinal
1 x Opistognathus aurifrons - Jack in the Box
1 x Oxymonacanthus longirostris - orangespot filefish

Corals (lots of LPS and SPS, some mushrooms and gorgonians), clams (4 x Tridacna maxima, 1 x T. crocea, 1 x Hippopus hippopus, 1 x huge blue T. squamosa, very proud of it )

Equipment

Light
2 x 250 W HQI (AM 10.000 K)
4 x 54 W T5 (3x blue, 1 x 'pink' (Korallenzucht Fiji Purple)

Skimmer
BK 200 deluxe intern

Return
RD 10.000 K

Current
Two streamers

Ca/KH
Balling

Miscellaneous
Automated topoff, automated dosing of Zeostart 2, DIY zeovitreactor, 4 blue leds as nightlight

Does this qualify as a dictionary?

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Wowza,

That tank is a dream...
RR37, thanks

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That is Gem Tang (Zebrasoma gemmatum).
Thank you Chingchai, one of the two I have

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This tank deserves TOTM (again).
Chingchai, I think the tank is not ready for that... Yours definitely qualifies as TOTM Thank you very much for the huge compliment!

I just took some new pictures










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Old 10/12/2010, 12:10 PM   #125
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WOW! Very nice man.


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