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shiftline
03-28-2015, 08:05 AM
I upgraded/migrated my 12g reef to the 24g a few weeks back so I'll try to backtrack a bit and start from the beginning

Tank innovative marine Nuvo 24
Light: programmable 120w led
Skimmer: IM ghost
Live rock: 35-45 lbs
Filter chambers: 2x cheato. 1x chemipure blue
Cheato light: custom 24w LED
Return pump: 467 gph
Website: www.fishtankprojects.com

The original little reef was a 12g fluval edge.. Beautiful little reef! My coral addiction soon grew and I wanted to expand

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/23332d2e2f97c5d379ea893bf7709174.jpg

I had a 24g Nuvo tank setup as a freshwater shrimp tank..I loved the look of this tank and didn't have the heard to break it down. I came across a novo 16 ft sale and snatched not up. Days later I began the transfer from the 24 to the 16
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And the shrimp tank magically shrunk!

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It was t an easy transfer but it mostly made it in one piece! Nothing a little regrowth won't fix.. Now with a fancy desktop shrimp tank I found my self with a beautiful 36" empty shallow reef tank!

What ever shall I do?.. Yes you guessed it. It was time to move the 12g edge to the 24g Nuvo
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Now the move went fairly easy and the scape happened pretty quick and smoothly which was surprising considered the 50 rescapes I did in the edge. I must have learned some design lessons :)
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Now we wait for the dust storm to settle
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shiftline
03-28-2015, 08:08 AM
Once it clears up I added in some of my fish and corals from the 12g. I also had a 10g and a bucket of live sand running the past few weeks with heaters and powerheads for anticipation of the upgrade

Dual cheato chambers
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/94616bed7ef700aee91ea391c530c936.jpg
Custom fuge light
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/2c160ce444f246ea93e50f8a915fdea8.jpg

Build a stand for my skimmer
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/3549043ab01b4673d8308f5ba11b6b86.jpg

Added an IM skimmer
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/0598a1d749cf60dd394f5062dae490c2.jpg

And of course my ultra precise custom auto top off with pin point accuracy
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http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/0f46eba9ab11e6dbfe2ce0148b0a8a18.jpg

shiftline
03-28-2015, 08:16 AM
I do say corals are addicting. Zoa's are my crack.. It's terrible and pricey but true. Lucky I alo like variety an managed to sneak a few other coals into the mix

Duncan's
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/b08b9c3d265173bfe9fc83ea6c6a95fa.jpg

My YCG playing peak a boo in the trumpets
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/7a04ae0902853091d498a6935deff821.jpg

Birds nest SPS?
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/fa0c4b5e5cdfa97d63d520e230506799.jpg

Green hammer and some mushrooms.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/1f91c5f7ae987f16cf1601b5ea770183.jpg

Coco worm!
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/9a6e33c3d318bb7b6cc048f81fefaa10.jpg

Did I mention zoa's?
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jhj0112
03-28-2015, 08:22 AM
very nice! :) getting more SPS?? :)yeah it is very addictive!

shiftline
03-28-2015, 08:24 AM
My newest addition is a neon pink acanthastrea bowerbanki
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/3c8caf11eedd59f0989cef3767bdf3e8.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/f8a47d10bc7115e3526b827b76e7fabe.jpg

And yes there is some sps in there too :)
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/ac7b455857453319cbeb39c2d666daaa.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/07e93bdf635c505f9a5be6a16481d67a.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/7c0e5e7dcdff29d3fb83e41b114dfddd.jpg
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shiftline
03-28-2015, 02:54 PM
I think I have to slow down on corals a. Bit as I'm Running out of space! Haha. But I'm sure there is always room for one more

shiftline
03-28-2015, 03:00 PM
Now I'm cut off from fish as my stocking seems a little high however my parameters are all perfect. And so sign of nitrates!
On a side note I do 5g weekly water changes which likely helps prevent anything. :)

Two perc clowns
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/2692c25946766ac1bb6a0c5298cec02c.jpg

Banggai Cardinal
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/26b22016e8720b3caf33a75a6aadcbdc.jpg

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/51158bf3104e24ca3180ea82bc5bcf8e.jpg

Yellow clown goby
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/fb1c470cd1cedf7ef7a552ac398484bb.jpg

Azule damsel - one of the least aggressive damsels. So far no sign of trouble and he has been a model citizen
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/6092ff3120244b087ec8d43c58ddc34d.jpg


Giant pistol shrimp. Aka the master builder
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/426863a5b2232d4eccafc1b1516b1fa1.jpg

Yellow watchman goby to pair.. Hopefully although he is new and I have yet to see him since I have added him..

echinaster starfish
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/c24572e80aaeb79419411215426af592.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/5955164b8e393cef77f3e20e9eeb9112.jpg

Miscellaneous blue leg hermit crabs
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/71aed875f00493e43dfc7ba4888e3b3a.jpg

Lettuce sea slug
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/ade48b155901387c20d82dae69362018.jpg
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/7368f6067627817487db8b897c1eafee.jpg

Porcelain crab
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/36fd80d57a3c5e159c7dab464f13123a.jpg
There is also a blue one who hangs out on the back of the rock

I think that's the whole crew minus the snails :)

On my way! One big happy family!

shiftline
03-28-2015, 03:19 PM
And of course the cleaner shrimp!!
He regularly gives the damsel a some love and a message
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/4f92ed6b6e1c729df2b80d0ee5e5c57b.jpg

shiftline
03-28-2015, 03:21 PM
One of my favourite times is when just the blues come on at night. Everything in the tank glows like cray and its a straight up black light party in there


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http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/03/28/8781695f7add6f09b848241f29fe9e15.jpg

shiftline
04-10-2015, 06:52 AM
I added some beautiful fire and ice zoa's today
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/821065fddb3a9d3f79103386b524bca6.jpg
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/09/ac3120200477918e27c639846253daa6.jpg

shiftline
04-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Shot of the new pistol goby pair
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/16/91d2f35331afb4aff0754373c8ea39de.jpg

Craigdillman
04-17-2015, 11:15 AM
Looks awesome man reminds me of my 29 gallon love little tanks

shiftline
04-18-2015, 04:55 PM
Thanks! I'm loving it
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/18/f3b6ae93b74abf40417db6f623c19df7.jpg

shiftline
04-26-2015, 05:18 PM
I added a Mandarin and some new frags :)
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/5dc66960ff7ba68f70262c10b507b37a.jpg
http://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/04/26/0ab43d429f922c356229123344b4a583.jpg
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albert_dao
04-26-2015, 08:13 PM
Nice frags ;)

shiftline
04-29-2015, 02:08 AM
Why thank you. I got it from this awesome coral
Store called oceanic corals ;)