MarvinsReef Zoanthid Dominated Reef...

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  1. MarvinsReef

    MarvinsReef Clownfish Aficionado R2R Supporter

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    Birthday: 07-22-06

    Tank Specs:
    - 32g breeder (24"L x 18"W x 18"H)
    - 22g fuge/sump (24"L x 12"W x 18"H)
    - Lighting (250w MH SE w/ 20k Radium bulb)
    - Skimmer (Tunze Nano DC 9002)
    - Flow (Mag 7 return pump; {2} Koralia 2 powerhead)

    Latest FTS: 06-28-08 -- starting over again...

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    Weekly Routine

    Monday: Reef Plus by Seachem (2 capfuls)

    Tuesday: Enjoy the tank...

    Wednesday: Reef Calcium w/ RO water (1 spoonful); after 1+ hr(s) Reef Builder w/ RO water (1/2 spoonful);
    ---------- also, Magnesium supp (Kent Marine Tech M) (2 capfuls)

    Thursday: Enjoy the tank...

    Friday: Reef Plus by Seachem (2 capfuls)

    Saturday: Enjoy the tank...

    Sunday: Enjoy the tank...


    Repeat the week... oh yeah, around 3rd or 4th week of the month, I replace the Monday or Friday dosing w/ 15%-20% water change.. I use RO water and Reef Crystals... I feed my tank Mysis, Enriched Brine, and Formula 1 alternating days once a day.. and whenever I remember, I feed frozen cyclopeeze... lastly, I don't have a skimmer...


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    08-05-07
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    11-20-07
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    12-09-07
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    12-18-07
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    06-01-08
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    ** Marvin's Notes **
    - Radium bulb installed: [03-26-08]
    - Tunze Nano skimmer installed [06-01-08]; last cleaned: ???
    - Carbon last changed: [07-29-08]
    - Last water change: [07-29-08] -- 15%
     
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  2. MarvinsReef

    MarvinsReef Clownfish Aficionado R2R Supporter

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    Construction pics... 07-20-06
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    much thanks going out to a friend of mine that built the stand and canopy for me..
     
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  3. MarvinsReef

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    first set up pics... 07-22-06

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    MarvinsReef Clownfish Aficionado R2R Supporter

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    filled up.. still 07-22-06
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    after the dust cleared... 07-26-06
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    I acclimated my corals with 4 sheets screen, taking 1 sheet off every week or whenever I remembered.. the whole acclimation period lasted about a month...
     
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    FTS 07-31-06 when most of the corals are moved...
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    FTS 08-09-06...
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    FTS 10-01-06
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    FTS 10-13-06
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    FTS 11-04-06
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    latest FTS... 11-28-06...
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  8. Xavier

    Xavier Mantis Club President

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    wow marvin your tank is amazing!!! congrats also what camera do you use for your pics they turn out amazing!
     
  9. surfn

    surfn I bleed orange and maroon

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    nice chronical marv!

    that tank is very busy, lots of frags. what are you gonna do when they all grow out? ;)

    can we get some close up pics and a description of how you built those little frag holders sitting on the sides of the glass?
     
  10. MarvinsReef

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    I know... too many frags.. for my new year's resolution, I will finally decide on my top 25 palys and top 10 zoas (with doubles or triples ofcourse ;) ) and just keep the tank clean... it's so hard to choose though that's why it has taken me so long to clean up the sand bed... I worked on the tank last night and cleaned it some more...

    our Jan frag swap is a key for getting rid of more pieces... looking forward to it.. it does not look natural and it will become just that more and more... :)

    about the frag holders, a friend of mine made all four of what I have.. originally, it was suppose to hold frags on my 12g nano but it has done wonders with the 32g also... all it is is eggcrate glued to magnet cleaners... I would recommend sanding the edges of the eggcrates to prevent cuts when you work on your tank, especially if it's small like mine.. ;)

    more pics coming soon..
     
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    MarvinsReef Clownfish Aficionado R2R Supporter

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    FTS 12-24-06
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    all i can say is awesomeeeeeeeee , i like the nuclear greens they really stand out lmk when their ready , like allways your tank is excellent
     
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    Thanks..

    gimme another month or two for the Nuclears... I love having back ups for these guys just for growing.. my main colony hasn't been touched since I fragged them the first time (around first week of Oct).. started with 3 polyps and went to 20+ polyps now.. I cannot count them accurately coz I cannot see all of the babies popping... it takes the baby about 2-3 weeks to become sub adults and another 2-3 weeks for the sub adults to become an adult.. they start budding new babies around the sub adult stage.. they normally bud from 3-7 polyps at a time... they grow mad after fragging..
     
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    Is that a Tunze nano I see???

    Very nice btw, I to love the nuclear greens.
     
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    MarvinsReef Clownfish Aficionado R2R Supporter

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    yup... nanostreams kick butt... :)

    you'll have yours soon Todd.. pm me when you'll be around me... or I don't mind delivering these guys to see your cherry LPS again.. ;)
     
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    alright.. new lighting in today... yay!!

    pics of the new lighting..

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    4 sheets for acclimation.. I plan on taking out one every week so I'll be done acclimating in a month...
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    FTS 01-12-06 -- done acclimating.. no more screens and eggcrate over the tank...

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    Looks great. Looks like the paly's love MH!
     
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    awesome, your going to need a bigger tank before long:)
     
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    thanks guys...

    most of the clutter you see on the sand bed is going out before I go on vacation early next month... I will have a cleaner looking tank soon.. ;)
     
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