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Old 11-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #61
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Yellowtail Blue Damsel



Clowns, look a little picked on (by the B&W Clowns)



Scooter Blenny



Banded Jawfish



Engineer Goby



Flame Fin Tang

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Old 11-04-2010, 04:23 PM   #62
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One of the 2 Brittle Stars sticking a leg out, sponge still growing, red caps exploding



I think this Fuzzy Mushrooms is splitting



Snowflake / Starry Blenny



I need a better camera, I think a digital SLR would be nice.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:58 PM   #63
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does anyone feed that sun coral at night?
you don't need a dslr for nice tank pics. look into the underwater cameras. they are affordable lately, and take some awesome pics too.
i use the canon power shot D10. it's great for fts, and macros alike.

have a look-
http://s206.photobucket.com/albums/b...RILLA_MONSOON/
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:09 PM   #64
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I thought about that today, I used to have a housing for SCUBA...

The sunny used to pop out when I cleaned the glass, or whenever there was food in the water. The owner was target feeding him brine shrimp with a turkey baster after feeding the fish, but I don't know if he's been doing it lately. It had gotten shoved way in the back in turned over in the sand (I think by the Banded Jawfish) and it took me about 15 minutes to get him out, and then I set him in the open under the light. I moved him to the corner in the shade 2 days ago, maybe he'll come back...
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Old 11-06-2010, 04:44 PM   #65
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Nice pictures. Just an FYI, you picture of the clowns was a repost of your yellow tail
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:02 PM   #66
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Thank for the head up. I can't edit the post anymore but here's the correct pic

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Old 11-09-2010, 10:47 AM   #67
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Replaced lamps today

Based on the suggestion by Innovator in this thread:

Need quick advice on lamp changes

I got the following bulbs:

ATI Blue Plus
ATI Purple Plus
ATI Blue Plus
Giesemann Aquablue
ATI Blue Plus
ATI Purple Plus
ATI Blue Plus
ATI Blue Plus

This is for a Nova Extreme Pro T5HO 8 Lamp fixture. Here's the old lighting (stock lamps):

Actinics:



10,000Ks:



All lamps on:



Here's what it looks like with the new lamps:

4 x Blue Plus



2 x Purple Plus, 1 x Giesemann Aquablue, 1 x Blue Plus



All lamps on



I think it looks way better. Corals are fluorescing much stronger, tank has a good blue and purple look to it, and it's not nearly as blue as I thought it would be.

Totally awesome Innovator and thanks for the suggestion!!!
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Algal Turf Scrubber update

Link to the current thread under the DIY section

Algae Turf Scrubber (ATS) DIY build

And here's a quick summary of the first full month of this system running. The first month is a break-in period, so I've included pics that show the speed of the break-in and growth.

Installed 10/10/10. That was a coincidence by the way.

Week 1, day 4 10/14



10/15 (seed screen added)



10/16



Week 2, 10/18 cleaning #1
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modified the slot and turned the screen around (not on purpose) 10/21

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ATS continued

Beginning of week 3, 2nd cleaning 10/25

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After



10/27, 2 days later



10/28



10/29



11/1, beginning of week 3, before cleaning

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ATS continued

11/1 Cleaning (beginning of Week 4) 1 section



about 1/2 of the total algae scraped off


11/4 (took seed screens off)



11/5



11/8, end of Week 4

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