Sams 340 Gallon SPS dominated tank

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The tank is up and running for two years now and the little frags have grown to beautiful colonies. First a little introduction of the tank.

Tank Spec: Customer Miracles aquarium with external overflow. Dimension - 72"X36"X30".
Lighting: 8X80 ATI sunpower fixture with all ATI bulbs, 1 400 Watt radium 20K and 2 Kessils.
Sump: 150 Gallon sump built by Miracles aquarium to my specs
Dosing: GEO 818 Calcium reactor with Aquarium plants equipments
Export: oversized DIABLO skimmer, GFO, Carbon

The tank has been setup since 2013 June. All corals started with 1-2" frags. The vision is to build a SPS dominated tank with Zoas and LPS on the sandbed. the center arc took me a few hours inside the tank. Feedback welcome. Here are some pictures...

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Awesome tank! How intense are you running those Kessils during peak hours?
my photoperiod starts at noon with Kessil's for 10 hours at full intensity...the other lights then kick off at different times. I run at peak for 5 hours.

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Holy macoroni...impressive growth in 2 years I haven't seen yet.
What is that red sps on the arc? Never seen any sps that red...
Thanks for sharing...awesome tank
 
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Nice....what camera u use in macro shot? Details please
Canon T2i with Macro lens. I believe there is only one from Canon, which produces one to one Magnification. Also, the last few pictures are taken top down. the colors are always the best looking down.

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Gorgeous! Incredible progression for the age of the tank and the fact u started with tiny frags. Really inspiring.
 
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Let me ask, in that two year time its been running, how many things have you changed in terms of lighting, equipment, salt, etc? My tank is almost two years now and it looks nothing like this:) I blame it on a number of things (dealt with pests, changed lighting several times, changed salt mix several times, had dosing troubles, removed my sand bed, and the list goes on) My goal now is to just leave it alone for once
 
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