Jourdy's 90 Gallon Mixed Reef

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  1. jourdy

    jourdy Active Member Photo of the Month Award

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    Update!

    Haven't paid attention to my tank since October. Been busy with work and some other activities. I changed my rightmost rock a month ago I think - to make it higher.

    I visited Blue Harbor in Japan just recently! Will post pictures of that trip on a separate post.

    I have a runaway RBTA that escaped from a betta box (friend was asking me to take care of it for him) but the betta box fell. It landed right smack in the center of one of my rocks, and it's starting to sting the neighbors there. Haha.


    Anyway, I finally got to really look at my tank for the first time in 2 months or so. The reason for that is - the cable company came to my house earlier today to take videos of my tank. They *might* broadcast it in the Aquarium Channel.

    Bad things that have happened in the 2 months I haven't checked on my tank:

    1. The doser was turned off! Yikes. Apparently my BM doser was stuck on the menu and it wasn't dosing for weeks! Luckily I haven't seen any major disasters except for some zoas which are only slightly open. Should recover in a few weeks.

    2. I lost a couple of fish during a power outage while I was abroad.

    3. My sump is dirty AF.

    4. My tank is filled with coralline. Side walls are completely covered. I just scraped off all the coralline a few months ago!

    5. My Radion has started acting up - the fans are very noisy.

    6. My RBTAs (2 of them) are stinging the neighboring corals!



    Good/Acceptable things
    that have happened in the 2 months I haven't checked on my tank:

    1. The SPS are growing like crazy. In fact, most of them are already touching each other and stinging.

    2. My sandbed has become cleaner for some reason! It is really clean except for a spot here and there.

    3. The fishes are still alive despite being fed erratically. Sometimes just twice a week.



    While the cable guys were shooting their video, I took a few snapshots. They covered the back glass with black cloth, so I took the opportunity to see what my tank would look like with black background. Also, they added some extra spotlights towards the tank, which illuminated the tank itself a bit more.:

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  2. jourdy

    jourdy Active Member Photo of the Month Award

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    A few more pictures:

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    This guy has quintupled in size since I got it.
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    While this one quadrupled
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    Clams - I can't decide which is nicer.. What do you guys think?
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    SSC a bit on the dark end. I love the colors just the same.
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    One of my favorite corals.
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    These guys are lined up at the back glass. They've crept from the bottom all the way up!
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    ifarmer Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I am speedless. Very nice i think
     
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    ifarmer Valuable Member Build Thread Contributor

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    I am speehless. Very nice i think.
     
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    Volpone Active Member

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    u didn't pay attention 2 months and ur tank looks so great .
     
  6. spspirate

    spspirate Tidepool Explorer Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    Looking great!!!!
     
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    Oscaror Unsatisfied Zoa Addict R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award

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    Tank's looking great! IMO the first clam is nicer, love the speckled pattern
     
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    Amazing my friend... I love it
     
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    TUSI Valuable Member R2R Supporter Reef Squad R2R Excellence Award Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Tank 365 Partner Member 2018

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    Very nice
     
  10. Chknsamich

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    this is one of my favorite thread for the eye candy updates
     
  11. jourdy

    jourdy Active Member Photo of the Month Award

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    Thanks guys! More pictures:

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    Aleks Well-Known Member Build Thread Contributor

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    My God, how it is possible to create?
    Stunning colors and very healthy corals.
     
  13. Dan1789

    Dan1789 Well-Known Member

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    I'm having trouble with the links to the radion profile, can anyone help me out.
     
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    s2nhle Valuable Member

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    wow, that is amazing. Are you sure you did not pay attention to it for 2 months?
     
  15. OVER9K_REEF

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    tank looks awesome!!! have you tested you water to see how your levels are doing?
     
  16. jourdy

    jourdy Active Member Photo of the Month Award

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    Haven't tested my parameters in months... At this point I'm afraid to know the results because I'm sure they are messed up! Haha!

    When I get home this week, I will need to test PO4, Alk, and Calcium. I am pretty sure those are out of sync.
    The pictures of course highlights only the nicer ones still.. but there are some zoas that are only half open. In fact, there are some closed zoas in the FTS, you could see them up front. Haha. They should recover quickly though.

    For SPS, some are really doing well. Colors very vibrant. But I noticed a section of my tank with SPS that is not as vivid as the others. I think the Radion there is getting weaker. Will probably need to upgrade lights soon as I am still using Gen 1 Radions.

    Any suggestions for lights?
     
  17. tcoyle

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    If I were you I would keep with Radions as you have had such great success with them. Maybe just get the newer generation. Amazing looking tank! I don't know how you keep it looking that good while your out of town.
     
  18. OVER9K_REEF

    OVER9K_REEF Member

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    oh okay, isn't to bad for not paying attention to the tank in months lol

    as for lights I'm a T5 guy haven't had much experience with LEDs if it was up to me I would go a 8 bulb ATI T5 fixture they have hybrids now that have LEDs. Just my choice lol
     
  19. hatfielj

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    From what I remember, you do water changes with ocean water, correct? How often and how much? There has to be some benefit from being able to do this.
     
  20. ifarmer

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    nice iphone pictures.
    wish my galaxy S3 mini can give me some nice pictures like that.

    As for lightning suggestions. a couple of ebay's Chinese LED are nice and affordable and that is what I would do.
     
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