Chris' algae farm (ELOS 160)

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  1. najer

    najer Valuable Member

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    I'm in the queue for an update. ;)
     

  2. ChelleBelle127

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    just gorgeous!
     
  3. gugpuccio

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    An update would be awesome :) sure one of the best photographer out there :D
     
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  4. Salty.Reefer

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    YES PLEASE! I love your photos. They are so nice to look at.
     
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    Update is way overdue!
     
  6. Salty.Reefer

    Salty.Reefer Well-Known Member

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    So when you click on his bio there is no last seen on: X. It also say RIP under his name. Any mods care to explain what this means. Is his account closed or has he actually passed away? I really hope it is not the latter.
    @revhtree ?
     
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  7. ninicap

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    I'm trying to build an atoll like your right one in the tank: I love it. I found a rock (with some pieces to add) that is similar to yours...the difference will be in the fact that I have a thin sand layer to cover the support and so I'll use a large thin rock as base...I hope I'll obtain a similar effect...I also paint the wall with a colour like yours and the tank is 3" from the back so it seems to be more long width...but..don't worry : all the rest will be completly different! :D
     
  8. Zaffor

    Zaffor Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    He is alive
    I believe he is more active on his local club forum.
    Although rumors say he may have drank too much tank water
    OR
    Even ate a pally!!!
     
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  9. Fin

    Fin Tank Status: Still Dry R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    Looks like he last posted on March 14th (2018) in the POTM thread. It is strange that it does say "RIP" on his profile. Sure hope not. :-(
     
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  10. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Searching for the local forum... would love to hear more about this tank or his frag tank
     
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    Salty.Reefer Well-Known Member

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    Awesome thanks guys! That’s good to hear.
     
  12. Zaffor

    Zaffor Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    His build is on

    TCMAS
     
  13. Janci

    Janci Staghorns will prevail R2R Supporter Reef Tank 365 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Found the thread.
    There was velvet in the main tank and most of the fish were lost.
    Main tank is now dry and his coral and remaining fish were put in neighbourhood tanks.
    He is now focussing on the frag tank.
    Let's hope for an update there soon.
     
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  14. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Cyber Monday Sponsor Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor

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    From his thread on the TCMAS a few weeks ago.

     
  15. Fin

    Fin Tank Status: Still Dry R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor Louisiana Reef Club

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    This hobby can certainly be devastating at times, no matter who you are. I am sure this tank was an inspiration to many reefers. I know it was to me. But, you can't keep a good man down and I have no doubt that this tank will eventually return to its former glory. I hope, when the time is right, he will continue to share his tanks and photography here.
     
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    Oh man that is upsetting; I looked forward to creeping on this thread every few weeks to look at the photos!

    Still makes me want to upgrade my camera body, but I don't use it enough anymore to justify the upgrade.
     
  17. YHSublime

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    Bummer this hasn't been updated for so long, the Velvet may have destroyed the fish, but those corals should be ticking away!
     
  18. drawman

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    Dang really sorry to hear this Chris!! I haven't been active on TCMAS very much lately so I missed this. I've had a velvet wipeout in the past so I know your pain. It was a great tank to see in person so I hope to see you get it back to glory some day!
     
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  19. Da8

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    Very sad to discover this amazing post now.

    Your photos are just amazing.

    Have the same lens as you (not the camera) wished you wrote a tutorial

    Thanks for the post

    Hope you get back in the business soon
     
  20. Brian1f1

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    Have been exactly there. Velvet caused me to drop out for nearly a decade. I lost many fish I consider irreplaceable (at least no longer obtainable by me due to insane prices and you know, a sense of responsibility for dependents now, ha). Hell, I lost a true long nose black tang, a trio of flame wrasses, 3 Hawaiian yellow dwarf eels, a bellus angel, my ten year old purple tang and much more. Devastated and disgusted barely describe the feeling.

    I should say, the dwarf eels and the flame wrasses were sent direct to me from a collector I met on a board back in in the mid 2000s. Great guy.
    I paid like $50 each plus shipping. He died of the bends in 09.

    Feels good to be back, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I still think about how crappy it was to lose my collection. Good luck!
     
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