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    Updated tank shots.

    Hi Everyone - tanks been coming along nicely since the crash last fall. Some recent shots. Enjoy!

    Cheers,

    Greg

    ps: selling off the frags at the bottom center. See classified ads.
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    Looking great!!! I see those clowns have made that large frogspawn their home!! hehe

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    Nice looking setup. What size is it?
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    nice tank, great pics. thanks for posting :b16:
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    120S RR tank with 60G basement sump / fuge

    Return Pump: Little Giant 4-MDQX SC
    Water Movement: MP40W, Seio 1500, (2) Hydor K4's
    Lighting: 400W SE MH with 10K Venture
    Skimmer: Euro-Reef RS250 with gate valve
    Other: RODI, RDSB, PO4/AC reactor


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    real nice stuff !
    its growing nicely too.

    whats your lighting like ? looks like ~10k.
    which bulbs and wattage you running and what kind of growth are you getting ?

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv View Post
    real nice stuff !
    its growing nicely too.

    whats your lighting like ? looks like ~10k.
    which bulbs and wattage you running and what kind of growth are you getting ?
    Thanks for the comments guys. Its a ~78g with 30g sump - all in cabinet.
    Running 2x250W MH (XM 10K) + 4 55W TF (420&460s) - bought the fixtured used from Ivan about 2yrs or so ago - works great - no brand name. Using a bluewave dual ballast that's been running great.

    I have four small fans cooling the tank and keeps it stable (even though there are little to no vents in the cabinet) between 27-28C with an 8hr MH, 12 Actinic cycle.

    Good growth now that the parameters are stable and in the zone - using a profilux setup with doser & balling light.

    The yellow monti is growing like a weed and seems to like all lighting types - looses a bit of colour when I throw pieces into my basement tank (only 2 x 55W daylight bulbs) - but still grows well.

    If anyone wants pieces I have a few for sale but would welcome trades too!

    Cheers,

    Greg

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    ahhh cool stuff.. thats exactly what I thought XM10k's are crazy for growth.
    Next time, I intend to try out the reeflux 10k. suposebly very close to the xm10k but with a hint more blue.
    I've been running my xm10k for now 16-17months.. lol.. no color shift yet corals still growing fine too... I wont swap them out since i'm shutting that tank down. :It gives you an idea how long these bulbs can last ! I've got nothing bad to say about them.. except for me they are missing a hint of blue that I couldn't match with 6x t5ho's overdriven.

    moving.. so temporarily out of SW :b8:
    planning next tank, possibly 60x30x20 on 2x plasma.
    updated: 2011/05/30

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    Ya Liv - I agree, the XM 10Ks are a little too yellow and so intense its tough to counter with 55W T5's. I'd like it a little bluer and was thinking/checking to see if I could hit it with some high intensity blue LED's - might be a summer side project - any thoughts on this?

    Someone asked about the crash and what caused it - here are the details.

    In short - my 2 week vacation last summer caused the crash.

    AC in the house didn't kick-in and I didn't have the controller to shut down the halides - bought the proflux to handle it now. That and a ball of cheato I kept tucked away in the back of the tank rolled on top of a large patch of Xenia (you can see it in the top left). Both of these caused a lot of the Xenia to die-off and the tank started going down-hill. Cyano bloom, covering everything live or dead. I tried a lot of fixes (water changes, light-out cycles, sugar dosing). Nothing worked so after battling for a few weeks I pulled out all the corals into a holding tank and did complete black out for 3-weeks (lights on 1 hour every 3 days to feed the fish). Did a 50% wc after than. I was dosing poly-x throughout and skimming heavy (APF600 on this tank) to keep any die-off under control.

    A little harsh but everything came back and I didn't lose anything - this stuff is hardier than we give it credit for sometimes.

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