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Old 03/26/2011, 02:00 PM   #1
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Arrow Ricky's 120 Stony Coral Garden

My tank finished cycling in six days and yesterday I added my ten Green Chromis to make sure the tank is cycled before I return the larger fish. The rockscape is not as minimalistic as I would've liked but it will allow me to place more corals and there are a lot of openings within the structure to allow for good water flow. Here are a few pictures to show you what I've been up to.







Here is a link to my old thread.


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Old 03/26/2011, 02:01 PM   #2
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I also have a youtube video from today.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5lSi...layer_embedded


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Old 03/26/2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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Equipment list

Tanks
120 Gallon Perfecto Glass Aquarium (48”x24”x24”) with internal overflow
30 Gallon Sump (36”x12”x16”)

Water Movement Equipment

One Danner Mag Drive 9.5 (950 GPH, 73 watts)
Loc-Line return hose (0.75”)
Two Vortech MP-40w Pump (1,000-3,200 GPH, 7-33 watts)

Lighting Equipment
Two Lumenarc III mini Stealth Pendants (14.5”x14.5”x7”)
Two 250 watt 14K Phoenix DE Metal Halide Bulbs
One 250 watt Lumatek Dimmable Electronic Ballast
One 250 watt Lumatek Electronic Ballast
One TEK II retrofit T-5 48” lighting 2x54watt (2 bulbs total)
Two ATI Blue Plus 54 watt T-5 Bulb
8 bulb LED blue lunar lights

Water Quality Equipment

6 Stage Melev’s/Bulk Reef Supply Reverse Osmosis with Two DI Filters (100 GPD)
Vertex IN-180 Protein Skimmer (rated for up to 180 gallons)
CoralVue Bubble Blaster 3000 pump (400 GPH of air, 31 watts)
600mL NPX Biopellets
Phosban 550 Reactor
One Eheim Jager 200 watt Heater (15”)
180 lbs. of Live Rock (Fiji, Tonga Fusion, Kaelini, Pukani)

Additives
Reef Crystals Salt Mix
Excel Calcium Chloride
Soda Ash (Alkalinity Buffer)
Mag Pellet (Magnesium Chloride)
CVS Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
Seachem Strontium Chloride
Potassium Chloride
Brightwell Lugol’s Iodine
Bulk Reef Supply ROX 0.8 Activated Carbon
Brightwell MicroBacter7


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Old 03/26/2011, 05:16 PM   #4
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Old 03/26/2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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tagging along!


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Old 06/19/2011, 10:54 AM   #6
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Old 06/19/2011, 11:32 AM   #7
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Yes, need update


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Old 06/19/2011, 05:32 PM   #8
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Corals are in, I will post pictures this week.


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Old 06/19/2011, 07:03 PM   #9
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Old 06/19/2011, 07:36 PM   #10
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Old 06/19/2011, 08:19 PM   #11
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Looking good so far! waiting for pics


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Old 06/19/2011, 08:49 PM   #12
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For those who can't wait, here is a video of some fish swimming before the corals were added.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7dg2ux17aM


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Old 06/19/2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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chromis look so happy in there swimming with the current. wish they didnt beat up on each other till they kill each other.


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Old 06/20/2011, 02:06 AM   #14
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no offense but you say your tank cycled in six days. please tell me you don't believe you have a mature tank in six days?


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Old 06/20/2011, 08:47 AM   #15
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no offense but you say your tank cycled in six days. please tell me you don't believe you have a mature tank in six days?
Of course the tank was not mature in six days but the parameters were stable to add some Chromis.


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Old 06/21/2011, 04:46 PM   #16
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Here is an FTS and video of my 120 now with corals



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BZ9-s9czL8


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Old 06/21/2011, 05:48 PM   #17
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very nice i started to like your rockwork alittle bit more. did you get those blood red blastos on the bottom right from wendy?


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Old 06/21/2011, 05:59 PM   #18
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very nice i started to like your rockwork alittle bit more. did you get those blood red blastos on the bottom right from wendy?
No, I got them from eBay.


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Old 06/23/2011, 03:44 PM   #19
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looks good ricky hopefully I can stop by this weekend and see it in person


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Old 06/23/2011, 05:18 PM   #20
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nice tank but do you think your going to have a problem in the future with some corals being to close?


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Old 06/23/2011, 07:55 PM   #21
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nice tank but do you think your going to have a problem in the future with some corals being to close?
Of course, it is inevitable with every tank.


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Old 06/23/2011, 10:52 PM   #22
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The corals have a lot more space between one another than how the picture portrays them. It took my last tank 5 years before I had to tear it down to start over so I'm guessing I'll have the same results this time around unless the growth is twice as fast


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well lets just hope it grows 2x fast


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Old 06/28/2011, 06:47 PM   #24
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Updated FTS

Here is a more clear FTS



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nice set up love all those frags


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