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Old 05-31-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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Pics of my 125g reef tank 8 weeks after

Well 8 weeks after redoing my coralscape and some new additions here is where I am:
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Some closer shots of the coraline encrust pvc





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Old 05-31-2009, 02:26 AM   #2
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The coral and fish look great. Some very nice ones you have got your hands on there. Just curious, why the pvc? I may be missing another thread you have on it.
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Old 05-31-2009, 02:44 AM   #3
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I am curious as well. I see holes in it. Does your return flow through it or does your drain or what? It serves a purpose I am assuming. Also how long has the tank been setup?
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Ahhh...the Super Mario Bros inspired aquascape....lol. Far from natural looking, but if you like it, that's what matters.
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Old 05-31-2009, 01:31 PM   #5
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Why the holes in it??? So it will stay put?
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You have the same problem as me. It`s hard to get a full tank shot of a 6 ft tank. LOL. Tank looks pretty good.
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:51 PM   #7
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Thank you very much. I know that this is a bit unnatural looking but it is more of an effort to make the reef look different from the norm. Most people don't appreciate it but I when all of the pvc is covered with coral then it won't be such a sore to look at. LOL!
The holes are there for several reasons: 1. to make sure the water goes thru it so that the water does not become stagnant
2. the holes allowed the pvc to sink thus making it easier to handle under water
3. and finally to attach smaller pieces of coral
I take pride in some of the rare corals and as well in the fast growth that I am getting. After all success is measured by how your animals are doing and the length of time you have them.
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Old 06-02-2009, 07:11 AM   #8
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Looks great. I like the idea of having the coraline and corals encrust over the PVC, I think you are right it will look amazing when it has fully covered.
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Old 06-02-2009, 08:10 PM   #9
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too bad tonga branch is not available anymore, the branch would have made a huge difference. Does anyone know if there's anything comparable to it on the market?
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Old 06-02-2009, 10:45 PM   #10
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thxs yetee!
I do remember a few yrs ago the tonga branch was available. Too bad I don't see it around anymore. But yr right it would have been a better choice mainphrame
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nice looking tank
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Old 06-03-2009, 09:37 AM   #12
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Thxs John!
Have you set up your tank?
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Nice to see you on here... Don't you have the same thread going on RC... BTW I really like the structure of the PVC it's like a rollercoster.
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no i havnt set one up yet. im probably going to get it this weekend and all the other supplies i need. What kind of lights do you have running on your tank
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:13 PM   #15
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Thnxs Tank! I am trying to see what others out there are thinking about the hobby. I like the fact that RC and this forum and reefs.org, they all have something to offer. Getting back to the hobby( recently figured that I have an addiction) allows me to hear and read about different ideas and techniques.

John I have 3 - 250wt mh's and several power brites in actinic. Lights will depend on what you want to keep and grow.
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i was thinking of a sundial system. 36 in long light system for my 55 short. has 2 white bulbs and 2 blues
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