Mark's rimless NPS paradise

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  1. M&M

    M&M Active Member Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award

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    Hi, long time not posting here, but I am back. Just want to share few pictures of my NPS corals and my tank.

    Taken at night with flash

    NPS corals6.jpg NPS corals9.jpg orange finger gorgonian.jpg red finger gorgonian.jpg spider sponge.jpg sun coral.jpg NPS corals9.jpg black sun coral.jpg black sun coral2.jpg branching sun coral.jpg balanophyllia.jpg
     
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    McMullen Valuable Member

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    Beautiful!
     
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    Amazing looking pics!
    Keep a eye out to the photo of the month as I'll request one of these months a NPS picture contest.
     
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    M&M Active Member Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award

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    And few pictures of a tank itself

    fts july 7 2016 1.jpg FTS JULY 7 2016.jpg fts.jpg fts2.jpg side view.jpg
     
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    Really well done!!
     
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    Stunning!
     
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    Love it! What's your feeding schedule like?
     
  8. M&M

    M&M Active Member Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award

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    Quick phone video , watch in HD :)

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

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    Amazing tank.

    Chalk Basslet only?
     
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    M&M Active Member Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award

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    Thank you guys, I feed my tank twice a day and if I am home early or weekends I feed even more. Most of my corals are easy NPS, so far this schedule works fine. As far as fish, right now I have 3 chalk basslets and pair of Fathead anthias, they are shy and hard to get a picture of them , but here we go.
    pair of sunburst anthias.jpg

    Future plans are to add a group of ventralis anthias and pair of either Tinkeri butterfly of Bandit angels. I am scared that either might sample my meaty sun corals, so decision has not been made yet for sure.
     
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    Beautiful !!
    What's your filtration ? A pic of the sump area will be great too..

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    Beautiful tank.
     
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    Filtration is simple , big skimmer ATI Powercone 200 IS, 10 liters of siporax in sump , 40 gal. refugium with macro algae for additional nutrient removal, I change 30 gal. of water weekly or 50 gal. every two weeks if I get too busy to do weekly change. Bag of carbon and Purigen passive in sump. I use filter socks , that I change every 3 days. Filtration system is located in closet next to tank.
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    refugium after few weeks, all kind of algae growth, none gets in DT, refugium.jpg

    after harvesting algae

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    skimmer cup after two days

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    room where my tank is located

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    Wow, very nice!!
     
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    Wow I love this! Beautiful tank and it is tied into the room so nicely!
     
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    Can we get a pic of the tank on the otherside of the room? It almost looks like it is floating.
     
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    M&M Active Member Reef Spotlight Award Photo of the Month Award

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    No problem, right now this tank is empty, but before I set up my big one this small tank looked like this

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    Here are few pictures showing my light system, since NPS corals don't need light I only use minimal light for short amount of time each day. Two 3W blue spotlight LED and one PAR30 22K LED bulb from Coral Compulsion , only 5 hours a day when I get home. This way algae can not take foothold anywhere in DT, not enough light .

    light system 1.jpg light system 2.jpg room at night.jpg
     
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    Pure eye candy!!
     
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    That is awesome! What size is that tank? I am loving the look, but I would be so afraid of the brackets ripping out of the wall lol. How did you have them secured?
     
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