The Garden -- Rakies shallow SPS cube

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  1. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    7". It's still holding up really well. It's about due for a full deep cleaning though.
     
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    Thanks man! That really helps since I'm making my sump right now. Appreciate the feedback too.
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It's been a *lil* while now. Things have cleared up amazingly. No more dinos. Growth is now exploding, new arms and encrusting everywhere I see. Colors are starting to normalize. So i'm quite pleased with the progress. I need to put some time aside to get a good picture -- easier said than done!
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Okay, time for some pics! All pics taken under 6x24 ATI, 4B+, 1ABS, 1C+

    The tank overall

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    Diabolic Pacman
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    JF Fox Flame
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    PC Superman Table
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    Aussie never stops encrusting (it's taken up a 5x4 area just encrusting)
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    Steve Garret Table
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    The Frag Rack(s)
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    So things are progressing and looking fairly good. Growth is exploding everywhere, some of the corals which were damaged by dinos are still clinging to life and growing back. Really pleased with how things are going right now. I did a 30% water change and am following up with another 30% change in a day or two.


    EDIT: WOAH! The first two pictures shown in the thread are NOT the pictures I posted... I just went to edit, and I see the pictures I had originally chosen.. Photobucket is weird.

    EDIT 2: Yeah, the first two pictures are of my tank last year, and my Tangaroa goby.. Not sure whats going on. bleh.
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Picked up a couple frags -- Thanks to @mdbannister for the healthy frags

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    Very nice build, love the scape.
     
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    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Rakie,
    So happy that your reef's back on track and love the new growth. ;Singing ;Singing ;Singing

    Sorry ;Sorry that we have not talked, work has been slamming.

    Freddie
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    No worries freddie, I get busy all the time myself! Hows the tank doing?
     
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    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Rakie,
    It's humming along.
    Should be crashed, at anytime :eek:

    Thanks for asking
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    That's always how it feels huh Freddie? haha
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    All the new frags

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    Did I mention I have a lot of frags?

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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Well I decided to stop being lazy. I've snipped up all the dead tips on some of my SPS, I had been hoping they would overgrow the dead parts. Some have, but the one's who haven't had just been making the place ugly. So, snip snip. Some have been made into a small frag from a whole mini colony, others have been cut in half and left on rock.

    When I removed one frag from the rock, I realized it had spread in a 2x3" area and has about 8-9 1/2" arms.. It did this while not even attempting to grow over it's dead tips.

    So I was wrong, and wasted time waiting for something that's unlikely to happen.. Ah well, live and learn. Or learn from others mistakes!

    So -- Pics. Of mostly nasty flubber just this once.

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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Looking great bro!
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank you kindly! Baby steps. Now that I'm using Red Sea blue bucket... I wonder if my tank will get back on track where it once was.

    Every step back is improving my tank... That's what I get for fixing something that wasn't broke -_-
     
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    Rakie,
    Your reef and corals are truly stunning.

    Thanks for sharing and crossing my fingers that your over the hump.

    Freddie
     
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    Haha, you're far to generous Freddie! Not sure I'd say stunning, but it's past it's ugliest phase for sure and I can live with that :D

    Now, frankly... I think your tank is closer to stunning than mine! Pretty frags are nice but you can't beat a mature system's growth!
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    A little more playing with the camera and a few more shots of corals I haven't shown yet.


    Some tank Side ****
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    Inland Corals Kaleidoscope
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    RR USA Angry Birds
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    RR Canada Aussie Gold
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    PC Superman Table
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    Blueberry Fields (ASD Rainbow behind it)
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    ASD Rainbow Mille (little blueberry fields in front of it)
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    Steve Garret Hyacinth-something table
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    Rommels Watermelon Mille
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    @Rakie and @mdbannister -- Rainbow Fail
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey @mdbannister @revhtree -- There's a bug on the forum specifically with photobucket..

    In my last post I see pictures that are not what I posted, this has been happening more and more. This is a direct copy/paste from RC, where the correct pictures are displayed.

    Something funky goin' on!
     
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    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award MTRCMember Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

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    Your new shots are great!!!

    I just upload my crappy shots from my laptop.

    Are you saying that there is an photobucket issue, with R2R?
     
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    Thanks!

    And yeah.. At least three of the pictures are NOT the pictures I linked to. The same exact pictures show up as the correct image on RC -- Not sure why... It's a direct Copy/Paste.

    Pictures 5, 6, and 9 are NOT the correct images.
     
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