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Old 06-19-2005, 12:21 AM   #1
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Update on my 75g, jerry rigged VHO setup :)

**Caution: Pictures are quite large, not very dialup friendly. >_<

First, I'd like to give props to a local website www.maast.org/ for the local aquarium community in Texas -- been able to purchase a couple things, and hear about great sales. Good stuff.

Second, the pictures:

...with Flash:

...without Flash:

Xenia, Yellow Polyps and Pink Colt:

Zoos, Anemone and another one of the colt:

The Fish:

Last, what this tank consists of:
Fish: Pair of false perculas, pygmy (cherub) angel, bar goby, firefish goby, blacktail goby, bluedevil damsel, zebra damsel.
Inverts: Cleaner shrimp, 3xTurbo snails, 3xAstria Conehead snails, 3xBumblebee snails, I noticed some of those flat snails the other night, Carpet Anemone (Stichodactyla gigantea), gorilla crab that I haven't seen....
Coral: Xenia, Yellow Polyps, Pink Colt, zoos.
Lights: 65w x2 50/50 PC, 2x110w 14k Pink VHO, 2x110w Actinic VHO (w/ Icecap 660 ballast and Icecap digital timer, *woot*)
Equipment: Biowheel w carbon, HOB refugium w bioballs, mesh filters, and airpump skimmer, 8w UV sterilizer.

..oh, and the substrate is 40lbs livesand 40lbs crushed coral, two pieces of handcrafted limestone, and various pieces of live (some not-so-live) rock.

...I have a 110g with a nice painted black stand I'm upgrading to eventually that the lights will actually be mounted into the canopy... just waiting for the gloss coat to be painted onto the stand -- and I'm not all that anxious to carry a 110g tank up three flights of stairs. :blink

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Nice set up!! I love the island effect!!

Are you intending to get a nice tang or something..? A showpiece fish would be mad in a tank like that!!

Good JOB!!

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Old 06-19-2005, 09:13 AM   #3
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also have you thought of a background, like a nice black or blue ? I know it made my tank look 100x better

55 gallon fw
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Both very excellent suggestions! I started another post asking about a tang...
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It looks like there is a window behind the tank.....? I would definitly recommend a background to stop the sunlight from hitting the tank and may cause algae bloom.
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