My Next Step: The Drop Off Tank

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  1. gettaReef

    gettaReef Valuable Member

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    Just beautiful!
     

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    maroun.c Moderator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Article Contributor

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    Amazing collection of corals and excellent photography.
     
  3. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    ou12004 Active Member

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    I really like the macro shots, you have done a great job of capturing the color and texture of your corals.
     
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    chimmike Active Member

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    Stop teasing already!

    Tank looks absolutely fantastic. I've wondered; how do you keep detritus from settling in the back corner of the drop portion? Would that be a good spot for a closed-loop outlet?
     
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  7. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you

    Thank you, There is lots of flow.... My two returns are DCT 4000's plus 1xmp40 and 2xmp10's, It is difficult keeping the lps happy and takes careful placement finding that sweetspot.

    [​IMG]DSC_8842 by Michael Choppen, on Flickr

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  8. Aleks

    Aleks Well-Known Member Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Beautiful, clean the tank. The result impressed.
     
  9. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thanks buddy... new addition

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  10. Brian Kim

    Brian Kim Color My Reef

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    Amazing! May I ask what camera and lens you are using for your photographs
     
  11. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Hi Brian, I use a Nikon D750 and usually a tamron 90mm macro

    I have a new addition and I will be collecting two females for him this month, They are at the shop just want them to settle for two weeks first

    [​IMG]DSC_9598 by Michael Choppen, on Flickr

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    FMF0331 Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful
     
  13. Dwilson67

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    Sick tank!
     
  14. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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  15. revhtree

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

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    Wow it just gets better and better!
     
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    @chopsie this is an amazing tank! i love the drop off idea and want to do one myself, but for now i remain a broke collage student. Also what type of palys are those? i love the color in them
     
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    usernam invalid Well-Known Member

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    Amazing photos, pic of the Harlequin shrimp belongs in a photo gallery
     
  18. chopsie

    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Thank you David

    Thank you Pablue
    I'm unsure on the ID on those,nice though

    Thank you Username invalid
    I am pretty sure I can get better pictures of the shrimp. That picture was taken at 5am lights were off and I held a flash over the tank.

    Happy Christmas everyone:)

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  19. blackgate

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    How often are you feeding the harlequin's? I had them in an sps tank before and it was just too messy, but I always wished that I had kept them and just dealt with it lol!
     
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    chopsie Valuable Member R2R Supporter Photo of the Month Award Showcase Editor

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    Hi Blackgate
    I have been given Asterina which has kept him going, I will be netting him soon as a friend needs to borrow him.

    [​IMG]DSC_0116 by Michael Choppen, on Flickr
     
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