Kakitsubata SPS Reef

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  1. Andrey

    Andrey Member

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    Hi!

    Let me introduce you to my reef story. My name is Andrey. I live in Moscow.

    This story began in December, 2014. I bought the tank filled by plenty of amazing Xenia colonies. It was a first step for discovering the new marine animals.

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    About a year ago I started learning how to care of the SPS corals. Step by step I created absolutely different concept.

    So, with a big honour I'd like to present Kakitsubata reef. Hope you can see and find something new and interesting about corals life in one Moscow's mini reef [​IMG]

    Photos of the day

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    Greetings from Moscow!

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    Andrey
     
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  2. Psiber_Syn

    Psiber_Syn Valuable Member

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    Gorgeous so different than the xenia filled one
     
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  3. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    Welcome Andrey. :)

    Thank you for sharing the transformation, just stunning. Beautiful tank.
     
  4. Josh King

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    Awesome little tank!
     
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  5. Andrey

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    Dear friends,

    thank you very much for your warm welcome! I promise you to post all interesting events about Kakitsubata reef.
    I have a lot of stories about transformation :)

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  6. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Article Contributor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Welcome and beautiful reef!
     
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  7. mazoli

    mazoli (re)Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful. What's the size of the tank?
     
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  8. Sm51498

    Sm51498 Active Member

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    I like your xenia forest but you have definitely improved as a reefer. I think the biggest thing you learned was aquascaping. The composition of your reef is just so much better.
     
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  9. Luis Figueroa

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    Beautiful tank!!! I'm curious about how your maintaining parameters. I've started my 30 cube up again and don't want swinging parameters due to water changes. Love the bright vibrant colors...I'm in complete awe. Tank inspiration for real!
     
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  10. Tahoe61

    Tahoe61 Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Showcase Editor Build Thread Contributor Partner Member 2018 Partner Member

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    The Setosa are stunning so red, what lighting fixture are you using? I am thinking you need to start a build thread for all our questions. :)
     
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    Very nice tank, what kind of filtration are you using , lights??
     
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    Sweet!
     
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  13. new2mac

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    From xenia to sps transformation and progress apparently went very well. Light looks Radion XR15, is that correct? What is the rest of the setup?
    Oh, and where the name comes from? Sounds Japanese :)
     
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  14. Andrey

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    My friends,

    thank you so much for your attention and kind words. I really do appreciate it.

    I think it's time to give you some information about technical background. I called it RUN SIMPLE :)

    Tank ELOS MINI
    • Dimensions: 16.9 x 15.8 x 16.9"
    • Volume: 20gallons

    Light
    • EcoTech Marine Radion XR15w Pro LED, Standard Preset: SPS AB+

    Flow
    • EcoTech Marine VorTech MP10wES

    Skimmer
    • DC skimmer with Jebao DC-1200 pump


    Dosing (without any automation)
    • only handle dosing of the classic Balling Method, 100 ml each component every day. Yes it's seems to be very strange, but it works well for Kakitsubata...

    Filter Accessories
    • Chemipure Elite for Aquarium
    • Seachem PhosGuard

    And few words about about setosa monti, espessially for @Tahoe61 :)

    First day
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    First week
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    August (last month)
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    Photo of the day
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    Yes, the tone is depended on the light mode, so sorry for some different colour shade :)

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    Best regards,
    Andrey
     
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  15. Andrey

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    Yes, you are absolutely right :) My idea was to give the name that really describe my main concept:
    • the garden of snones, japanese: 枯山水
    • Japanese iris, kakitsubata: カキツバタ
    In Russia local community knows it as Kakitsubata reef.

    Thanks for your attention. Have a good day!

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    Best regars,
    Andrey
     
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    Welcome to R2R. Beautiful transformation.
     
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  17. Andrey

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    Hi!

    One more transformation story :)

    It's interesting to notice that only one LPS coral lives in Kakitsubata reef. Goniopora is absolutely unpredictible coral in terms of the food excesses.

    December, 2015
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    March, 2016
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    May, 2016
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  18. Sabellafella

    Sabellafella Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Leader Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful !!
     
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  19. Magem

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    Nice. Great pics those of goniopora growth.
     
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    tj w Valuable Member

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    Very beautiful reef, thank you for sharing
     
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