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Old 06-04-2014, 02:01 PM   #21
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I'd do the sps tank as well !
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:07 PM   #22
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I've never gone with more than a small handful of sps before, but thats cause I generally dont like em. lol But I thought maybe it would grow on me and it seems like a challenge. But, well, I don't know. lol Should I put stuff in my tank for the challenge or because I like how it looks?

I would go with your tastes. That being said sps have a habit of growing on people . I saw an amazing euphie dominated lps tank, I'll see if I can find that article again.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:12 PM   #23
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Like I could totally see a bunch of anemones and clowns just dive bombing them and everything just flowing with the water current....Thatd' be cool too. I would "like" to have one more set of clowns, this time a designer set like I have been hoping to buy for several years now and just never could. The prices have come down so low it could be do-able for me. My one lfs has snowflakes for $25, some really nice ones too. BUT if I do sps I'm not sure what type of fish i would get. It's even hard to just throw together a community tank, but with sps you have to pay attention to so many details. The wtaer has to stay crystal clean, so nop big poopers or large fish which will just make it that much harder to keep the parameters good. No potential polyps eaters, and most likely no anemones. Lots to consider..
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:16 PM   #24
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IMO sps are not nearly as touchy as they're made out to be. Especially with so many corals being grown in captivity now. Montipora, birdsnest, poccilopora are all pretty easy sps ime. Acros can be a pain in the rear but even then not all acros are the same care wise. But a full nem tank would be crazy awesome too
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:19 PM   #25
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I've got the lighting to have anything I can think of with no doubts about having enough light. This is the last tank i can really do, I am out of room in the house and we arent even thinking of moving lol. So, I wanna make this one count. I didnt have much luck with the 60g when it was running before, it was just happy fish and no corals after I burned them all with the tao led panel.
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A nem tank would be really cool! Bunch of BTAs and rock flowers would be awesome
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Looks great Carey!I am thinking of the same hangers for my set up but I am concerned about how to fit them on a longer stand. Could I just use one hanger or would 2 be better?
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The sneak peak of the 40b in the 60's pictures looks great...
Honestly, I think a clown harem tank would be really cool, but maybe a full mixed reef look. Unless that's the plan for the 40. Maybe the SPS reef too..
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Criptix: The bars come separately, so you can adjust how far apart you want them, so they would work just as well for your setup.
I would definitely go with the two brackets though, while they are sturdy enough, they always worry me a little bit. lol You can also adjust the height of the hangers by adding a wood block on the back of the tank so you can hang it higher up on the back of the stand, which is what we did. Though that setup looks like a deepblue stand and I think they have a solid back, at least mine did.

I would love love to have a tank full of clowns and anemones. lol How cool would that look? Get like 20 clowns and let em go at it. I wonder how many clowns you would need to alleviate any fighting though, I know 4 isnt a magic number. I was just before looking at photon clowns, they look silly awesome! maybe that can be my clown pick. I mean, I have to have clowns, what tank is complete without clowns? Specially mine, I always have the max count of clowns per tank, i just love how adorable and cute they are!
I just did a water change on the 40b and added some purple up, for what its worth anyways. I did win a gallon of it at the last reef convention so might as well use it. So the tanks are a bit cloudy, or I'd take some MORE photos. I don;t mean to be obnoxious with all the pictures i post, I just really love looking at them lol, I even look through the book I had made of all my fish and corals I have had. Its like a coffee table book at my house, people are always like wow, you had this? And this?
Yes, I had an official photobook made of all the pictures I have taken over the years. Cost me like $20 with a coupon on shutterfly and it almost looks like its a professional portfolio. Hardcover and glossy. Was soo worth it. wish I could have you guys see it somehow.
Anyways, back to fishie stuff for now, it's getting close to the stocking time for the 60g so I should really make up my mind soon. Just so many choices.....
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If you really wanna get crazy do a seahorse tank with lots of macroalgae and soft corals!
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