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Old 05-07-2004, 11:22 AM   #11
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That is a stunning tank... just beautiful! Welcome to AA!
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Old 05-07-2004, 09:33 PM   #12
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Thanks for the added compliments. The GF is buggin' to get out to go to the movies. I'll try to get specs posted up when I have a chance.

Owww, ok now she's getting violent.

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Ok Specs are as Follows:

Lighting: 3 x 400w Venture !0K Halide, 6 x 160 Watt Actinic VHO Flo

PMS Bullet 3 Skimmer w/ Iwalki 55 - Rarely Collects much,

Iwalki 100 Circ Pump

1/2 HP Chiller

8 Maxi Jet 1000/ 3 Cap 2500 Circulation pumps.

Octopus 3000 System
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:23 AM   #14
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That is a great looking tank!! What are you using for lighting, salt brand, and supplements?
Heh, just coralife salt. We use a Mueller Water Conditioning System to purify the tap water. I use kent's Suppliments. Cal Tech A/B, Lugols, strontium, occationally Ess. Elements and Magnesium. There is a HUGE bioload, and while subjective, I can notice a difference in the health of the animals vs. when I swear off suppliments.
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:32 AM   #15
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I can give more specs if people are interested
I think "interested" would be an understatement! Thats a beautiful system and there's been a few folks here discussing similar sized systems recently, I know they in particular would be interested in the system, equipment, problems, solutions, you name it. We're detail oriented here. The more the better!
See above for equiptment.

Believe it or not I have the occational aiptasia creep up as a problem. I just nuke them with Kalk. The volume is so large I can do this because a little kalk won't spike my pH too much in a system like this.

My other issue is this freaking powder blue got a taste for clam about 2 weeks ago. Mind you it is 2 specific derasa clams in particular. I've temporarily got him satisfied with an algae sheet.

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personal comment... I am a HUGE fan of wide tanks. I love the visual depth. They're just hard to locate in most homes. both because of footprint and weight. Any comments or suggestions on how to plan to accomodate something with such a large foot print of say 4 feet square, 2 feet deep?
Oh man, that would be beautiful. What do you mean by plans to accomidate it? Oceanic could build it, they're making stainless framed tanks now which are simply amazing. I have 2 of their 10 ft stainless framed monsters running now and love them. I have a similar plan for another display in our gallery for an open top clam tank. 3 x 3 x 18" deep. It will sit about 2 ft lower with suspended lighting so you can view the clams from the surface. We're planing on having it be open top, no trim either for the cleanest look possible. This project is probably 3-4 months down the road from even starting.
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Old 05-09-2004, 09:46 AM   #16
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All I can say is WOW. 8O That is one beatiful tank. Oh and BTW your tank now has a new home , as a background on my computer. . One of these days I'll have a tank that looks half that good.
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