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MTG

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A Reef in Miami - 900x600x550 Rimless Braceless coral garden
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Introduction:
My main goal for this tank was to create something visually stunning,
I wanted to create an eye catcher that distracts you when you walk past.
Reefing is my passion, or is it more of an addiction.

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Things are looking great

System Objectives: To create an amazing mixed Reef

System Type: LPS and Softy Dominated

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Strike up Date: March 2011

Display Tank: 925mm x 610MM foot print 550MM tall Rimless, no bracing, no coping, black acrylic over weir,

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Display Lighting: New Generation Illumimagic ALC ADVANCE 60C (this light is amazing)

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Stand: Black, Front removable door for ease of access

Hood: NA open top rimless design

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Sump: two section. return and skimmer section

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Fish List
-1x orchid Dottyback
-1x flame angel
-1x lemonpeel angel
-1x Redline cleaner shrimp
-1x Blue-green Chromis
-2x Ventralis Anthias, male and female
-1x Yellow tang

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Support systems:

System Water: ASW Red Sea coral pro salt 20L water changes weekly

Display Water circulation: Tunze 6055 x2 with USB Multi controller. running at 50%

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Return Pump: 3000L Red devil Return pump

Skimmer: Bubble Magnus 150PRO, Aquabee 2000 pump.

Evaporation Top Up:Manual

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Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Red Sea Liquid A Dosed Via Bubble Magnus dosing pump

Alkilinity Addition: Red Sea Liquid B Dosed Via Bubble Magnus dosing pump

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Other Chemical Maintenance:

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Current Water Chemistry: If applicable
Nitrates: 0
Phosphates: 0.00 - 0.03 constant
Alkalinity: 8
Calcium: 440
Salinity / Specific Gravity: 1.028
Magnesuim: 1500

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Luke

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Very nice Matt Its looking great ,
Are you using any Rowaphos or any other GFO ? , Or just the red sea and bio digest ? .
 

MTG

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i am running rowphos in a fbf

works great at keeping the phosphates at 0.00

i also add the bio digest once a week. i have allmost stoped using the no3po4 as my nitrates and phosphates are a constant 0

heres my sump

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MTG

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Older photos:
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it would be around the 300gram mark i would say?
im not sure what thats rated to but i think i have it over rated for my tank size. works great at keeping the phosphate low i find it worked for me better then a refugium etc
 

Luke

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I have the phosban 550 reactor , So i was just after a guide on what that one holds that's all mate,
I might get one for carbon one day, If i end up using it.

Oh and i agree, My fuge didn't do much either , Al-tho most people get good results from theirs .
 

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MTG

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these last pictures are preaty usless i think i will need to pull my finger out and take some better photos
 

MTG

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they actualy look more orange then red. they actualy have a purple base to but you cant see it they are so fluffy these days i love them! definitely my fave coral :D
 

MTG

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im seeing increase in my blue acro whats great its starting to realy colour up whats nice to see. addded a nice blue acro yesterday
 

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MagicJ

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Why do you necessarily need a macro lense? You are using a reasonable quality DSLR which is capable of taking 14 MB pictures. Can't you just crop out the bit that you need and then enlarge if required to achieve the final size for the screen of around 800 pixels wide. Different if you want to print but more than adequate for the screen.
 

MTG

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a new addition today.
a wicked toxic green hammer for my collection.

finaly moved the zoos i had sitting in the middle of the tank and stuck them to rocks everywhere.
pics to come tomorrow :D
 

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