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Old 01-19-2015, 12:39 PM   #1901
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Just a regular old drill bit?


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Old 01-19-2015, 03:35 PM   #1902
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:12 PM   #1903
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Looks great Hank!
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:26 PM   #1904
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Looks really nice! Is that orange digitata near the center?
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:34 PM   #1905
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No, it is a setosa. Odd little SPS. Thing grew up before folding over and encrusting again in a spot behind it.
Also changed it so the right side of the tank is pictured, rather than the middle twice, so you can see the LTA right beside where my little powerhead blew all of the sand around the tank when it fell down.
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Old 01-19-2015, 06:36 PM   #1906
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Nice setosa hank, I love mine. What's the big colony in the top right?


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Old 01-19-2015, 06:42 PM   #1907
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Of the blue acro? Softball sized. Thing with my colonies getting larger is that the undersides get shaded and die.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:09 PM   #1908
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Of the blue acro? Softball sized. Thing with my colonies getting larger is that the undersides get shaded and die.

Happens with my Pectinia and cap often.. Kinda sucks.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:15 PM   #1909
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But I know there are people out there who don't have shadowing issues like this. Just don't currently see a solution...I sometimes wonder what bulbs would do in the situation, or even a change in optics if an option.
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Old 01-22-2015, 02:04 PM   #1910
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Though I don't feed my corals, I thought that this sounded quite interesting. I would think that it would be a great addition for NPS corals, especially things like sun corals. I really like Hikari's frozen foods, especially mysis.
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I still make my own food. I find it cheaper and cleaner. I like to know what I'm putting in my tank. As for the lighting, you could throw a T5 retro kit over the tank as a supplement. You could put just blues in it and put one or two lamps in front and one or two in back. When I ran T5 over my tanks I wouldn't get any shadowing really. A friend of mine does that very things, and his corals are evenly lit. He's using radions and ATI T5 retro kits, so he still gets his shimmer too.
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Old 01-23-2015, 11:00 AM   #1912
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Def something to consider. I remember thinking about that in the early life stages of this tank. Don't think it'll be happening on this build...at least where it is currently located. There has to be a solution to get LEDs light everywhere.
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Yeah, you need a handful of par 38's and direct them at all the dark areas....like they do in Japan--
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Looks like a photo shoot.
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That's an old pic, and I believe some of them to be hqi, but you get the idea....
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Might be something to ask the guys at Ecotech about in terms of how they accomplish such. Wonder if it ends up being an optics thing.
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I'm to old for things like that. All my pictures are in this thread from start to current. From setback to flourish. Pretty to ugly.
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Finally got the new attachment for the skimmer pump. Everything hooks up and works. Can't get the water level up or the bubbles to get halfway up the skimmer body...let alone the collection cup. So, here's hoping it needs to break in some more. I truly hate skimmers.
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And get to see how different lighting can change colors...



And my hammer falling apart again...
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