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Old 08-28-2009, 04:02 AM   #131
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I am also in the market for a new skimmer at this time. I am still using the same Reef Octopus NW150 I had from my 75-gallon tank. I will most likely be getting one of the new trendy "cone skimmers."
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:55 PM   #132
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I really like the aquascape! Looks like islands.
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:15 PM   #133
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I really like the aquascape! Looks like islands.
Thank you. I like the island look, I was trying to get away from the rock of wall look. Plus the islands leave lots of room for good flow for sps coral and also lots of room for coral to grow in.
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:31 PM   #134
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Here are pictures of the new fish and also a full tank shot. The lighting in the full tank shot doesn't look so great in this picture. But I guess it does show that I need to add a third halide under the canopy. With the naked eye the light from the two halides blends much better.
MALE LYRETAIL ANTHIAS


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DIAMOND WATCHMAN GOBY


ANTHIAS TRIO 1-MALE AND 2-FEMALES


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Old 08-31-2009, 12:23 AM   #135
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cool! great lookng tank ryshark!
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:41 PM   #136
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Good job but defiantly needs another halide.
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:14 PM   #137
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now, if it were me, id keep the two MH. i would change the live rock around instead, creating low light and high light areas.
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Old 09-04-2009, 04:32 AM   #138
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now, if it were me, id keep the two MH. i would change the live rock around instead, creating low light and high light areas.
Thats actually the way it is now, the low light area is in the middle canal. Thats is where I have the Acan, Chalice and Zoa. But I'm way more into the sps than those so I will get a third Halide eventually.
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More purchases were made in the past 2-days. I finally ordered a new protein skimmer after hours upon hours of researching. I am so happy I finally made up my mind and I cant wait for this skimmer to show up next week. (slow shipping) I got the SWC 1A cone skimmer with a Laguna/Askoll pump. From the threads I read and pictures of skimmate I saw from this thing... it is a beast! SWC Xtreme Cone Protein Skimmer 250 1A SWC Xtreme Cone Skimmer 250 A [Xtreme Cone 250 1A] - $899.99 : SWC - Salt Water Connection, Protein Skimmers, Calcium Reactors, Filters & Lights

This past Sunday we had a local coral "show" put on by Reeffarmer Steve Tyree. There were tons of other vendors there too with just about every coral frag you could think of. I picked up 4-new pieces
LE Rouge Milli
LE Acropora Lovelli "Mike Paletta Turquoise"
a possible future LE which Tyree called "Skye" acro stag
and another ORA Pearlberry, because I managed to kill my last one with too much flow from the Vortech. As wide, random and wavemaker pattern of flow they put out, you still need to be carefull about direct flow. In my experience it is a coral killer with any powerhead.
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Very jealous that you got to go to the tyree coral show. His coral is amazing looking. There are a ton of nice places out in California. I've heard thats where most of the coral shipments come in from over seas and that's why so much of the best stuff ends up out there.
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