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Melosu58
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I usually post close up pics of my tank but I wanted to take some pics of the whole tank set up. I dont like canopies so I have a long reflector hood over my 4 VHO bulbs. It`s just a different alternative to the canopy.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/Melosu58/100_1670.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/Melosu58/100_1657.jpg
Post InfoPosted 06-Feb-2008 01:31Profile PM Edit Report 
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great set up Mike, thanks for sharing. I actually really enjoy my new canopy. Why don't you like them?



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Really nice tank! Is the gold stripe maroon clown hosting in the bubble coral(I think it's what's behind him)? Very nice layout and the coral's look very good. Any pointers to keeping healthy corals?

What does that mean, Bob? "Till the cows come home." Where have the cows been?
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Melosu58
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Really Matt they just hold in too much heat and it`s hard to get my retro fit VHO`s inside the canopy. It`s usually pretty tight If I get them in. A long time ago I had one and it got all warped from the SW spray that got on them. Many reasons but I just like simplicity and I think that is what I have.

Mr Orange That reef you are looking at is over 10 yrs old. Many of them corals were frags that are pretty huge. Later on I`ll do a before and after on my corals. The key IMO to a healthy reef is PWC`s. I know alot of folks dont want to hear that but I`ve never supplemented anything in my tank but small frequent PWC`s. They IMO contain all the chemical makeup that your corals will ever need. You say that cost money but so be it. A healthy reef that I can show others is worth it to me. And yes both of my clowns host coral. They totally ignored by BTA that I had to get rid of it. They say the proof is in the pudding. LOL

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/Melosu58/100_1013-1.jpg

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Nice pics of the clowns. I'm looking forward to the before and after pics on the corals. I have found especially in the saltwater hobby there are a lot of people doing a lot of different setups and a wide variety of them seem to work. About what percentage and how often do you do your PWC's? We're talking ro/di PWC's right? Also any brand of salt you recomend over others? I started out with instant ocean and haven't used anything else. I saw the blue linkia starfish on your stock list on fantasyreef, how long have/did you have it? I was looking at getting one but read they only live a short life in a tank ~1-2 years. Keep up the good work and once again, great looking tank!

What does that mean, Bob? "Till the cows come home." Where have the cows been?
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I do 15% PWC`s once and sometimes twice a week. I always suggest Oceanic Salt. It keeps my calcium at 450-480 just with simple PWC`s. And yes RO/DI water is a must IMO. As far as the blue linknia he is 4 yrs old and still kicking. Here is my favorite pic of him and my other star which is about a yr old.

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/Melosu58/000_0252.jpg

http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i121/Melosu58/100_1046.jpg
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Fantastic setup mate, really loving the blue mushies.
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fantastic set u and it surely is beautiful!

i have been wanting a SW tank for nearly foreve but just havent got the means to start one.

wow truely beautiful stock as well!

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Ooh another pink spot shrimp goby, I got one about a week ago. He is the boss of his third of the tank and makes sure the GS maroon clowns know it. There's also a pistol shrimp in the tank, but they have different burrows as of now, ever tried to pair the goby up? I don't remember seeing oceanic salt at the lfs, may try to find some before I get to the end of my current bucket.

What does that mean, Bob? "Till the cows come home." Where have the cows been?
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EditedEdited by Melosu58
I`ve never tried a pistol shrimp. Got too many other inverts like a lobster, crab and fire shrimp and many hermit crabs. And thanks for the compliments guys
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Thanks for nice comments
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