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reefer21
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Post by reefer21 » Sun Aug 21, 2005 4:00 pm

110chadman wrote:that thanks outside!!!! how do you fight algae bildup and heat and cold!!!

chad
Well the tank is not outside; it is in a inclosed Florida room. I have heating and cooling in the room as well as a heater for the tank. Algae does come in fazes, but I have a Rare Orange Spotted Blenny (Algae Blenny) that keeps the tank well cleaned, here's a pic of him to see what I mean:
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Post by reefer21 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 2:33 pm

I took some more pics

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Post by andy4499 » Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:14 pm

I love them zoos. I have some of both of them. Looks like some of them are the eagle eye zoos (on the right).

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Post by oddball » Fri Nov 11, 2005 1:41 am

Hello I am new to the area ( here for school)
I recently restarted my 29 gallon tank ( 6 months old)
and would apreceate any help or hints on making it better.

29 gallon reef tank drilled for 1 1/2" bulkhead
10 gallon sump
mag 2 for return
closed loop with mag 12 running through a scwd for alternating current
modified coralife super skimmer 65 gallon(in sump) exyended main bodie 6'4" pvc extended return pipe 3 1/2' with 1" pvc installed a 600 GPH pump before needlewhele
PC 12,000K, 3 actinc 65 watt
175 watt MH 20,000K
2 lunar blue led)
About 80 lbs live rock
3 inch sand bed

Tank inhabitants:
Blue hippo tang
Yellow-eye tang
4 damsels
Engineer goby
green mandarin ( engineer killed it)
Cleaner shrimp
Arow crab
pencil sea urchan
cholact chip star
pink and black sea cucumber
3 turbo snails
20 blue hermits

2 maze brains
4 monti caps
5 acro frag
green candy cane
various zoas
plate
open brain
green lobo
green favia
green branching frogspawn
2 red shrooms

Invertebrates:
Blue Maxima
Hippo
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Post by reefer21 » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:24 pm

I hope those tangs are going in a bigger tank later on...other than that it sounds good
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Post by oddball » Thu Nov 17, 2005 3:48 pm

yes I am already planning on a much larger tank
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Post by reefer21 » Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:10 am

oddball,
Hows your skimmer working out for you? I've heard mixed opinions about that skimmer
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Post by oddball » Fri Nov 18, 2005 1:04 pm

Pretty well actualy
( I have a piece of clear hose running from the collection cup to a ten gallon tank under the 29)
and the same size hose I used to pull the water from calm areas of the tank with the two hangon filters.
It was just some python hose that I had extra
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Post by reddevil » Mon Dec 19, 2005 1:06 pm

Hello all!I have kept both fresh and marine tanks for over 15 years and have had many reef tanks over the years.Currently I have a 29 gallon reef and a 6 gallon nano reef as well as a few other FW tanks.I have worked in the pet industry for over 10 years and I also have worked at public aquariums.

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Post by Scott » Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:46 pm

Welcome! What kind of livestock, lights and other equipment do you have on your tanks?
Wanted: to set up a tank again.

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Post by Jahdiel » Mon Dec 19, 2005 8:38 pm

Welcome reddevil, how about some pictures of your babies.
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Post by reddevil » Wed Dec 21, 2005 5:07 pm

Hey! On my 29 gallon reef i have sorta a hybrid of different systems on it.I have a plenum but i also have both a power skimmer( real crappy SeaClone) and a small power filter(Penguin 180).I have the filter just so that i can put carbon in the tank.I have Power Compact lights which are 2 - 65 watt full spectrum and 1 -65 watt actinic.I am not a big fan of these but this entire tank is was i was able to salvage after Katrina.There is maybe 40-50 lbs. of Pacific rock which I have had for around 6 years.I have various stony corals most of which are frags that are just starting to show good growth.At first I used only RO water but since the storm and the change of tank(was a 75 gal.) i have used Gulf water that has been run thru Ozone and sand filtered.(from my work)I also have some soft corals and some gorgonians which i got in the Keys and both a condylactis and a few rock or flower anonemes.(another perk to my job.... the tropical collecting trips twice a year!!!)I will try and post some pics of my tank soon as well as some of my previous reefs. Oh yeah the only fish is a Bicolor angel (a donation) and a Tessilated blenny ( caught diving on rigs in the gulf)I also have a 6 gal reef with a frogfish from the gulf which is a really cool fish but will only take live food!well ill put those pics up soon!

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Post by Bkndsdl » Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:17 pm

I'm a relative newbie; had a 29g reef with 65w pc & HOB skimmer for one year. Sold it and recently purchased a 70g tub RR that was for sale on this website.

I have 1 175w MH, 2 65w pc's - one blue actinic, one 50/50; about 70# of lr, 60# of sand, and a 20 long sump with skimmer and refugium which has macroalgae. Tank inhabitants:

Blue Tang
Stoplight Parrotfish
Pygmy Angel
False Percula
Green BTA
1 Peppermint shrimp
1 Cleaner shrimp
1 Pistol Shrimp
4 hermits
5+ snails
Green Sinularia
Green finger leather
Xenia
Green Star polyp
Yellow Star polyp
Colonial polyp
Toadstool leather
various mushrooms

Not much, but it's a start.
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There is NO SUCH THING as a hot water heater.

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Post by mermaiden78 » Tue Apr 04, 2006 6:53 pm

Here is my tank. I hope to get a bigger one... one day :? Image
Cin. Clown (General)
Condy (SJ)
Turbo snail (Gary)
Button Polyps
Yellow Colony
10 Gallon

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Post by Suziq21 » Sun May 07, 2006 10:36 pm

Hi all! I'm kinda new to posting here, but I've also been lurking for a while...
I just started with a 29gal reef setup this Jan/Feb. All was going well until work picked up and I had to leave my poor non-reefer hubby in charge. He did his best, but unfortunately his schedule picked up while I was gone and the fish and livestock were lost :( No hard feelings.

So, I'm in the process of starting a new setup (Yippee! :D ):
75 Gal RR tank w/ custom DIY stand which I'm in the process of refinishing. I'm putting a diy T5 setup in the canopy and have been kicking around the closed loop/Calfo design for tank circulation w/ a sump/refugium. I've got some ideas for livestock, but don't have anything set in stone yet. I know I want another maroon clown when the time comes!
I've also got this sweet 30L drilled tank that I'll be setting up later this year with the intent of doing some small fragging!

Glad this forum/Group is here! I'm always open to ideas/input from folks :)

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