MikeC's SOFTY TANK

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  1. MJC

    MJC Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    MikeC's SOFTY TANK

    I must say I couldn’t be happier with my decision to convert to softies.

    After having my sps dominant tank for 2 years and loosing it to flatworms :( needles to say I was pretty bummed out.
    I made up my mind to start over with a upgrade(because that was the excuse I had lol ) and also a Qt tank.

    That was all set up and chugging along with some wonderful help from my fellow reefers that provided me with great frags to get me back on my feet(Thank you all you know who you are;).
    Unfortunately one night RTN set in:(

    All the while I still had some LPS and zoos that made the transfer and everyone that saw the tank being re-created always mentioned what wonderful movement my gonipora had and didn’t seem to notice the sps with the new growth lol.

    Now I understand that the novices would say that but the truth was I enjoyed the movement so much better myself and I think I was caught up in the Social Stigma that soft corals are for beginners, easy and not taken seriously amongst the “real reefers”
    Now don’t get me wrong i love and respect a well maintained sps tank but Im also not embarrassed to say Im proud of my non stresful Softy tank ;)

    Hope you enjoy the photos AND MY WORK IN PROGRESS.
    I would also love to hear from other soft coral lovers.


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    kingator Valuable Member

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    Love it Mike it's a thing of beauty buddy !!!
     
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    MJC Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks man ;)
     
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    Very nice. Lovin the gorgonians
     
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    FishLipz Cheap and Easy Reefer

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    I'm in the same mind set as you. I'm deciding how I want to progress. Beautiful tank!
     
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    TUSI Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Reef Squad Reef Spotlight Award Reef Tank 365

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    Looks awesome Mike. Great job
     
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    miyags Valuable Member

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    Looks great love softy tanks.
     
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    jsker Reefing is all about the adventure Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 R2R Secret Santa Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Wow, you know what they say once you go soft... That is an amazing tank with lotsa mature colonies and beautiful colors. Awesome job and no shame in your game...
     
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    MJC Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks everyone ;)
     
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    This is definitely the look im going for too. Really nice.
     
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    Awesome... I too have a softy dominated tank and love it... I have a few SPS.. but a ton of gorgonians, etc..
     
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    I love softie tanks...great job
     
  14. MJC

    MJC Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice!! do you have a link o would love to see some picks.
     
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    MJC Active Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you
     
  16. p@blo

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    Beautiful set up Mike. Congrats!
     
  17. revhtree

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

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    Wow this a beautiful reef! I love it!
     
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    Wiz Valuable Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Sps can be nice. There are a lot of nice pieces. But Ive always liked softies and lps better. This tank is beautiful! Amazing job.
     
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    Beautiful! Something to be proud of!!
     
  20. jack89

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    Very nice tank.... I am not sps person i always find lps and softies interesting ....
     
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