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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    I should write down what I actually have for a reference somewhere. What better place than my own thread? I *tried* to separate the one's I've got from the same company to some degree. unless I've just got one offs I leave it randomly. As for the wild pieces, you gotta give em dumb names to remember them. Hopefully mine are dumb enough to remember when they're colonies.

    6
    - BC Paletta Pink Tip
    - BC Pearly Cadaver
    - BC IC Kaleidoscope
    - BC ATL Shades of Fall
    - BC SSC
    - BC WT Fiji Rainbow

    4
    - RR Angry Birds
    - RR Aussie Gold
    - RR Pink Cadillac
    - RR Diablo

    2
    - PC Superman Table
    - PC Rainbow

    2
    - JF Homewrecker (at friends tank)
    - JF Fox Flame

    4
    - FHC Arch light
    - FHC Poseidon
    - 2x FHC I can't read... Too lazy to get my hands went and turn the frag!

    8
    - WILD Rakies Pink Floyd 2.0 (Wild 'pink floyd' table with baby blue body)
    - WILD Rakies Hot pink Mille
    - WILD Rakies peach lighthouse
    - WILD Rakies Strawberry Mille
    - WILD Rakies Lakers Tri-Color (Purple with green polyps and GOLD tips)
    - WILD MDR Paintbrush Efflo
    - WILD MDR Rainbow Fail
    - WILD MDR Blue Grapes Table (cool growth pattern)

    18
    - ASD Rainbow Mille
    - Oregon Tort
    - Blueberry Fields
    - Rainbow Monti
    - Forest Fire Digi
    - Diabolic Pacman
    - Starburst Cap
    - Tyree Pink Lemonade
    - Strawberry Lemonade
    - Joe the Coral
    - Miami Orchid
    - Tri-Color Valida
    - Vivid Rainbow delight
    - Steve Garret Hya-something table
    - Steve Garret Hya-something pink table
    - WWC Red Shortcake
    - ORA Hawkins
    - Rommels Watermelon
    - 30k Lokani
    - Red Table of blandness
    - Some tenuis thingy
    - Red Planet


    48 Unique Species -- And I guarantee I'm missing a couple.. And MDR is the combined efforts of @mdbannister and myself failing to not buy corals. Wild pieces we couldn't say no to. Daniel doesn't care so I gave them silly names.
     
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    FMF0331 Well-Known Member

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    AWESOME
     
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    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    ... :rolleyes:

    ........... ;Writing

    :)
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Another thing to be excited for.

    [​IMG]

    Oh, and one of my mp10's ceramic shafts broke. Boo..
     
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    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Tagging with the new 3 part :)
     
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    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Rakie,
    From my memory off RC... You've been using kalk.

    Is that correct? :confused:

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

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    Not for awhile! I'm using ME corals 2 part and ME Magnesium. It's very concentrated, so I don't expect this to last quite as long. Thankfully small corals in a small tank mean it's taken me two months to get through 1 gallon of ME stuff.

    This will probably last 1g per month im guessing.
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    New pump day! Let me tell you... These little pumps are beasts, and IMO, have one of the widest flow patterns available. They are both somehow more gentle than my mp10's, while putting out significantly more flow. I couldn't be more pleased with these little pumps. Already sold one mp10 off, one more to go.

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    Pump is 1700+ gph -- Sicce loves to say they understate their GPH, let me tell you, two of these in my 24x24 and there is no such thing as a "dead spot" anymore. My wrasse are loving the flow. My Bangaii, not as much, but it's keeping him from being such an aggressive jerk, so that's a win/win for me.
     
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    I'm sure it's a higher bang/buck ratio with these too. :)
     
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    Love your journal! pics are good to :D
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    In every sense of the word. More gentle due to wider flow patterns, giant wide flow patterns that move lots of water, vortex style flow pattern that makes multiple gyre effects when pointed at one another, more power efficient, 5 year warranty, sealed lubrication and self-cleaning impeller design. Sicce stuff is seriously under-appreciated to me. Their powerheads are pretty great.

    IMHO, Sicce and Tunze lead the field. two mp10's didn't move half as much water as I needed, and the flow pattern was way too weak/condensed.

    Thank you much! Pics are coming along well, and the corals are following suit :D


    In other news... I did a bad. Got something I shouldn't have.. Heck, I need to build a new stand just for this lil beast....... New sump.

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    Trigger Systems 36" Crystal Series. now to start planning a stand expansion.....
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Nice pickups, @Rakie. I'd guess you got a heck of a deal on that sump! :D
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    You didn't though!

    Guess whose gonna help me install this someday :D
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    So... I took some pictures of stuff, and things.

    The Tank
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    "Pink Cadillac"
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    My babies making me proud
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    Pink Floydish -- My wild better-than-floyd table with a sexier blue body
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    30k Lokani
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    Wild pink milli
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    MDR Rainbow Fail
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    RRUSA Lady in Pink
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    MRD Stag or something
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    FHC -- Something
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    Baby SSC
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    PC Superman gettin' horny
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    Baby Fox Flame
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    They look very healthy and happy. :)
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Made a little room

    [​IMG]
     
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    You sure did and it looks good. :)

    (lol)
    Had to go into split screen mode to look at post #94, to compare.

    Were you able to bring up the mag and hold it?
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    It's impossible for me to get an accurate FTS -- I'm guessing it's just a camera limitation but a colorful FTS just doesn't happen with my camera. Everything is just a gray/blue tinged color.
     
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    Rakie,
    All your photo's look great.

    Post #94 shots are off the charts.
     
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    lol, thanks. I'm too critical of the pictures, wish I could get them more accurate.
     
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