The so called wifes tank

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Figured I would finally go ahead and post up my "Wifes" tank. We had set this up as her tank :) back end of 2013 beginning 2014
Had a thread over on 3reef

Funny even tonight I had to tell her I am just making it pretty for you after she said it was no longer hers

Current Tank, Setup and equipment

Innovative Marine 38
stock pump that came with it
MP10WES
Innovative skimmer
100Watt eheim heater
Apex Lite with PH probe, temp probe, 8 bus bar
Reef Radiance Evergrow It2040 LED Lights/2xt5 .. I changed this out for for ati 6 bulb in December this year
Innovative fuge light
Chaetomorpha and extra live rock in back
Tunze 3155 ATO
Two little Fishies Kalk Reactor 300
BM-T01 doser utilize red sea reef foundation for ca/alk/mag3

I am running Seachem Reef Kalk
1 TBSP every 5-6 days

Feeding. I utilize a couple things
reef frenzy
fan fauna
Fuel
SA pellets
Rods coral blend
mysis
other misc foods


Current Fish
Black snowflake and Black Ocellaris (this is their crib)!

Corals
ORA Mint Pavano
A couple different Blastomossa
3 different gorgonian
A few Florida Ricordia
acans
Acanthastrea echinata
Stylophora
Seriatopora golden orange body with rounded green branch tips
Forest Fire Digi
Hawkins blue Echinata
Red Planet Acro
Joe the Coral branching staghorn
Garf Bonsai (VERY AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS OTHER ACRO)
Purple and Orange Leptastrea
Jack-o-lantern leptoseris
plush green star polyp on back
zoa and paly
Caulastrea furcata Neon Green
spongodes coral (THIS THING GROWS LIKE CRAZY)
setosa montipora coral
and a few other acros etc.. need to update this list just copied from old thread

A couple older shots and some a couple months old

this is when I had Kessil A360

when I went to led


I will spare you the long transformation jump to march 2016 when I added the t5 retro kit


Will update with current pics in the coming days
 

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Figured I would finally go ahead and post up my "Wifes" tank. We had set this up as her tank :) back end of 2013 beginning 2014
Had a thread over on 3reef

Funny even tonight I had to tell her I am just making it pretty for you after she said it was no longer hers

Current Tank, Setup and equipment

Innovative Marine 38
stock pump that came with it
MP10WES
Innovative skimmer
100Watt eheim heater
Apex Lite with PH probe, temp probe, 8 bus bar
Reef Radiance Evergrow It2040 LED Lights/2xt5 .. I changed this out for for ati 6 bulb in December this year
Innovative fuge light
Chaetomorpha and extra live rock in back
Tunze 3155 ATO
Two little Fishies Kalk Reactor 300
BM-T01 doser utilize red sea reef foundation for ca/alk/mag3

I am running Seachem Reef Kalk
1 TBSP every 5-6 days

Feeding. I utilize a couple things
reef frenzy
fan fauna
Fuel
SA pellets
Rods coral blend
mysis
other misc foods


Current Fish
Black snowflake and Black Ocellaris (this is their crib)!

Corals
ORA Mint Pavano
A couple different Blastomossa
3 different gorgonian
A few Florida Ricordia
acans
Acanthastrea echinata
Stylophora
Seriatopora golden orange body with rounded green branch tips
Forest Fire Digi
Hawkins blue Echinata
Red Planet Acro
Joe the Coral branching staghorn
Garf Bonsai (VERY AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS OTHER ACRO)
Purple and Orange Leptastrea
Jack-o-lantern leptoseris
plush green star polyp on back
zoa and paly
Caulastrea furcata Neon Green
spongodes coral (THIS THING GROWS LIKE CRAZY)
setosa montipora coral
and a few other acros etc.. need to update this list just copied from old thread

A couple older shots and some a couple months old

this is when I had Kessil A360

when I went to led


I will spare you the long transformation jump to march 2016 when I added the t5 retro kit


Will update with current pics in the coming days

I love it, but was it really "hers" to begin with? [emoji12][emoji13][emoji12]
 
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Figured I would pop a couple pics up since I am playing with phone. Sorry for all the blue
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Good looking tank! Your wife is doing an amazing job! ;)
 
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Todays picture. I think I will try to get one every 4 or 5 days to have a little growth journal.

Also trying to decide on whether to upgrade wife's Canon camera. She needs a new short range macro lens but her camera is older XSI which although really does take nice shots I would not mind upgrading to 20mp+ camera and new macro lens.
I like Nikon also but if anything she will probably want to stick with newer Canon


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Good looking tank! Your wife is doing an amazing job! ;)
hahah. This

Also trying to decide on whether to upgrade wife's Canon camera. She needs a new short range macro lens but her camera is older XSI which although really does take nice shots I would not mind upgrading to 20mp+ camera and new macro lens.
I like Nikon also but if anything she will probably want to stick with newer Canon
let us know what your wife thinks when you upgrade the Canon for her ;)
 
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Just remember that what is hers is hers and what is yours is hers. Lose, lose situation. Happy wife, happy life!

So true. We just celebrated 20 years married so I have learned. Still a man need to be reminded every once and a while :)
Nothing is really mine, but I sure get to use it if it is something I am interested in. Heck if I am going to pay for it I have to make sure it is quality and meets both our needs. No reason to buy 2 things when you can get 1.
 
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I was into fish keeping years before my husband got interested. When I moved into reef keeping, I dragged him from store to store. He quickly learned what quality stores had and where to avoid...but he still wasnt into the hobby. Finally, I asked him to go over a design I had for plumbing a new tank and sump with water change station. That got him hooked. Now it is our hobby, and so much more fun to do together.
 
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Yes it is more enjoyable together. She likes going to stores and really liked reefapalooza couple years back. We hope to upgrade in future but money not there for that at this time. Plus the build plan I put together was thousands :)
 
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Brave calling it the wife's tank. If I said that she'd assume it was hers and take it down.

Those black and white clowns are really growing on me as of recent. I've been considering a pair for about 3 weeks.

Well it is her tank I just do everything to it.
She would never do that to me as she knows it is the one thing that helps me relax.

Yes I like the black clowns they are different. She wants my picasso clowns from my 130d.
 
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