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tang daddy
06-15-2016, 08:39 AM
Well after taking abit of a break, about 2 years I thought I would never get back into the hobby again. I was still hanging out with guys that were passionate about corals but when you don't look at a tank every day you start to not miss corals and the reef as a whole. But with my first born alittle older now I find him more active and learning new things quickly. We would go visit my friends and look at their tanks and corals and I could see he was taking a liking to fish and corals.

So I decided to shut down my freshwater planted tank and start a reef again.... I've had a rimless 34g for a few years and filled it up pretty quickly like I always do. But I wanted something abit larger so I did a little searching. There were quite a few cube tanks for sale but one caught my eye... It was on the Sunshine Coast which was abit of a ways away but I was able to get help from a good buddy and off we went to get my new tank. Loaded it in his truck no problem and got it back, after this I got a few of the boys over to help me level the tank and replumb. Ran it with fresh water for 4 days and once all the small
Leaks were sorted I drained it. Next I will be dealing a white and bottom to it and aquascapimg then filling with saltwater.

I still need to get a skimmer and lights but for now I am going to use 6 bulb t5.
I will add a couple pics of the progress as it comes along.

hunggi74
06-15-2016, 09:30 AM
Welcome back home.

tang daddy
06-15-2016, 04:32 PM
Welcome back home.

Tanks you very much!

tang daddy
06-15-2016, 09:06 PM
Here are a few pics of my trip a few weeks ago grabbing my tank, ferry ride and a nice drive down the coast...


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_4.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_4.jpeg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_6.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_6.jpeg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_7.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_7.jpeg.html)

tang daddy
06-15-2016, 09:13 PM
And after plumbing the tank... I got demoted to the garage because we are going to put in laminate flooring.
The final resting place for the cube tank all leveled and water tested.
Next will be to silicone in the white abs floor.


http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_8.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_8.jpeg.html)

Bblinks
06-15-2016, 09:13 PM
Once a reefer, always a reefer! Welcome back my friend....JL missed you, now they can hire another person in the livestock section from your contributions...:lol:

hunggi74
06-15-2016, 11:41 PM
Hmmmmm JL needs part time help?

Bblinks
06-16-2016, 12:25 AM
I am sure they do....staff pricing....dayum!:mrgreen:

tang daddy
06-16-2016, 07:19 AM
Put the abs bottom in looks good....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_9.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_9.jpeg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_10.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_10.jpeg.html)

Myka
06-16-2016, 05:27 PM
I still need to get a skimmer and lights but for now I am going to use 6 bulb t5.

I hope this means you're upgrading to MH, and not downgrading to LED. ;) :p

What are you using to hold the bottom down? Just the weight of the rocks? Is it actually ABS or is it HDPE? I got a bottom made out of 3/4" HDPE once - I figured I would use the weight of the rocks to hold it down, and put a silicone bead around the edges to keep detritus out which was a good idea in theory, but silicone + HDPE = no good. Doesn't stick AT ALL - as soon as it dries it pulls back.

Bblinks
06-16-2016, 07:26 PM
I hope this means you're upgrading to MH, and not downgrading to LED. ;) :p

What are you using to hold the bottom down? Just the weight of the rocks? Is it actually ABS or is it HDPE? I got a bottom made out of 3/4" HDPE once - I figured I would use the weight of the rocks to hold it down, and put a silicone bead around the edges to keep detritus out which was a good idea in theory, but silicone + HDPE = no good. Doesn't stick AT ALL - as soon as it dries it pulls back.

I think its ABS, he should be okay.

Galizio
06-16-2016, 10:01 PM
Put the abs bottom in looks good....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_9.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_9.jpeg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_10.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_10.jpeg.html)



Do they only have white?


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WarDog
06-16-2016, 10:14 PM
Looks pretty sick Chris, welcome back!

kyl
06-16-2016, 11:16 PM
Where'd you end up sourcing the sheeting from?

tang daddy
06-17-2016, 03:57 AM
I hope this means you're upgrading to MH, and not downgrading to LED. ;) :p

What are you using to hold the bottom down? Just the weight of the rocks? Is it actually ABS or is it HDPE? I got a bottom made out of 3/4" HDPE once - I figured I would use the weight of the rocks to hold it down, and put a silicone bead around the edges to keep detritus out which was a good idea in theory, but silicone + HDPE = no good. Doesn't stick AT ALL - as soon as it dries it pulls back.

Hey Myka long time no talk....It's abs plastic not hdpe! checked with the guy at the store he was nice enough to cut a sample piece and stick it in a bucket of tap water and the abs sank like a dollar bill swaying to the floor of a Vegas strip club, that's when I knew I was in bidness💦
The young fella also said it would bond to silicone as long as you rough up the smooth side. Abs is one side rough and the other smooth, at first I thought I would use the smooth side up but after carefull consideration and seeing my friends hermits go glass gliding on the their BB tanks I decided to use the rough side up. Also I think it gives it a more real texture and when the coraline covers the bottom it should give it a more real textured look.

I siliconed the bottom alot but should've saved abit for around the corners because when the tank was custom built the silicone was quite thick around the glass and not symmetrical so now the abs sits on the silicone as oppose to the glass eurobracing on the bottom of the tank. It's not perfect but I am not that picky so I am sure this should work. Also the tank was siliconed with black and Jl only had clear in stock....oh wells.

As for lights I wanted to do an 8 bulb Ati dimmable with 2 led strips but no one in town is selling one anytime soon. So I will have to wait. For now I am going to do 1 400w MH SE with led strips and maybe some T5...

I plan to run the MH 5 hrs from 12am to 5am and run led t5 combo from 9pm to 8am, with summer around the corner the reverse light cycle will help offset the heat in my garage because my car is also parked inside and puts out a ton of heat after being driven. I have some fine tweeking to do and not even sure if I will run a controller, still need a skimmer as well.

tang daddy
06-17-2016, 03:59 AM
Do they only have white?


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Hey badi abs comes in white and black, maybe other colours too but those are the most common, black would've looked stealth but everyone I asked said white will reflect light better.

tang daddy
06-17-2016, 04:00 AM
I think its ABS, he should be okay.

Yup yop!!!

tang daddy
06-17-2016, 04:00 AM
Looks pretty sick Chris, welcome back!

Thank you sir!

tang daddy
06-17-2016, 04:01 AM
Where'd you end up sourcing the sheeting from?

Industrial plastics, they have one in Richmond not too sure where the other one is....

kyl
06-17-2016, 04:40 AM
Thanks, and the other is in PoCo.

Galizio
06-17-2016, 04:12 PM
Hey badi abs comes in white and black, maybe other colours too but those are the most common, black would've looked stealth but everyone I asked said white will reflect light better.



Looks really good with the white bottom,
Can't wait to see the tank running


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tang daddy
06-19-2016, 05:42 AM
First water this tank has seen, rodi is so slow....

The plan is to fill this tank with rock and water then add liverock and let it go for 3-4 weeks, some time during that run a skimmer.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_11.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_11.jpeg.html)

Bblinks
06-23-2016, 10:55 PM
Any new updates?

Rice Reef
06-28-2016, 09:30 PM
Update?

kien
06-30-2016, 06:53 AM
Ooh, the daddy is back! Wait, you left?? *jokes*

tang daddy
06-30-2016, 05:19 PM
Yes I am back, for now...

Tank is filled and been running for over a week, still haven't got around to setting up the lights. I added about 25lbs of live rock and started dosing seachem cycle. Will be throwing a light on this weekend to grow some algae and hopefully have a nice pod population going then snails and hermits.

I will add some pics once it's scaped to the way I like. Still need to mount the front panel wires are everywhere.

tang daddy
07-01-2016, 09:36 PM
Happy Canada Day Y'all!!

New updates mounted my light radium 20k 400w thanks to Tim T and big boy Dave for the hook ups🐠.

I didn't realize how blue this bulb really was wow any how I may just mount some blue LEDs and not even put any t5 we will see....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_12.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_12.jpeg.html)

michika
07-02-2016, 06:18 AM
Sharp looking!

tang daddy
07-03-2016, 02:05 AM
Thanks I think the starphire enhances the look....

tang daddy
07-09-2016, 04:55 PM
So I received a new toy in the mailbox yesterday super stoked I installed it this morning will see how this thing runs but so far I am quite happy with the results. I tested the various modes that is infamous with the jebao line, ended up sticking to wave mode at 50% power, 60% speed and quite happy with the motion on top. This thing pushes a decent amount of water across the 30" width of the tank. May have to make some real time adjustments when euphyllias are in though but safe to say that the CP40 is enough to do a 90g cube, on a 6' tank maybe 2.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_15.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_15.jpeg.html)

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_16.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_16.jpeg.html)

tang daddy
07-09-2016, 05:00 PM
Save for pic

tang daddy
07-26-2016, 07:00 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_17.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_17.jpeg.html)

Just a small update the tank has been cycling for awhile, got some hair algae that is slowly been coming off in fluffs. Have a strong cleaning crew that works 24/7 like 7/11....

I think about 8-10 hermits and 12 astrea.

I added a few fishy friends, JL loves me.

Achilles tang
Yellow watchmen
Oronate wrasse
Fire shrimp
Blue Chromis
Ring Cowrie

From before I have a Clown.

Also got a few sps frags and been slowly transferring sps from my other tank down.
In August I will transfer the rest of my Lps down maybe sooner as I've been really busy with Renos on my new condo in Burnaby.

Galizio
07-27-2016, 12:26 AM
Nice stuff, really like the Achilles ....



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Myka
07-27-2016, 02:13 AM
Hey Myka long time no talk....It's abs plastic not hdpe! checked with the guy at the store he was nice enough to cut a sample piece and stick it in a bucket of tap water and the abs sank like a dollar bill swaying to the floor of a Vegas strip club, that's when I knew I was in bidness💦
The young fella also said it would bond to silicone as long as you rough up the smooth side. Abs is one side rough and the other smooth, at first I thought I would use the smooth side up but after carefull consideration and seeing my friends hermits go glass gliding on the their BB tanks I decided to use the rough side up. Also I think it gives it a more real texture and when the coraline covers the bottom it should give it a more real textured look.

Nice!!! Sinking is awesome - HDPE is such a PITA to work with. I also like your lighting choice. I wouldn't add any LEDs to that...I'd go for a couple ATI Actinic bulbs if anything for dusk/dawn. I haven't used actinic bulbs in years, and added one to my fixture a couple months ago, and holy cow does it ever make a difference!

I added a few fishy friends, JL loves me.

Achilles tang

An Achilles for a 30" cube? Do you think that's a good idea? I've seen a 5" Achilles make a 10' tank look small.

tang daddy
07-27-2016, 07:55 AM
Nice stuff, really like the Achilles ....



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Thanks sir it is one of the only tangs other than black tang that I love....

tang daddy
07-27-2016, 08:01 AM
Nice!!! Sinking is awesome - HDPE is such a PITA to work with. I also like your lighting choice. I wouldn't add any LEDs to that...I'd go for a couple ATI Actinic bulbs if anything for dusk/dawn. I haven't used actinic bulbs in years, and added one to my fixture a couple months ago, and holy cow does it ever make a difference!



An Achilles for a 30" cube? Do you think that's a good idea? I've seen a 5" Achilles make a 10' tank look small.

I have a 400w mh on at 11pm till 5am to keep heat down, I also have 2 strips of blue LEDs and 2 t5 sunblaster with reflector running Ati blue plus from 5pm till 11pm to help keep the heat down.

I didn't think it through well when I bought the fish, just that it was a fine specimen eating well, ich free and happy as can be so I grabbed it. A yellow tang would be better suited for this tank but I can say with the cooler temps and lots of flow and algae to pick on I hope to give him the best home I can for now....
He is about 3.25 inches now so I will rehome him into a 6 or 8ft tank when he grows alittle larger.

Myka
07-27-2016, 01:44 PM
I have a 400w mh on at 11pm till 5am to keep heat down, I also have 2 strips of blue LEDs and 2 t5 sunblaster with reflector running Ati blue plus from 5pm till 11pm to help keep the heat down.

I didn't think it through well when I bought the fish, just that it was a fine specimen eating well, ich free and happy as can be so I grabbed it. A yellow tang would be better suited for this tank but I can say with the cooler temps and lots of flow and algae to pick on I hope to give him the best home I can for now....
He is about 3.25 inches now so I will rehome him into a 6 or 8ft tank when he grows alittle larger.

Ah, I didn't realize you picked out your lighting already. :o

That's a nice small size for the Achilles at least! I put a Tomini in my tank - pretty much the most docile tang there is. I'm trying to catch him out after only 6 months - he spends all day swimming up and down the corners of the tank. :(

tang daddy
07-27-2016, 05:24 PM
It's a baby Achilles compared to the ones I seen at aquarium in Maui, the most important thing about Achilles is they need lots of flow. These fish reside mostly in turbulent waters, crashing waves with lots of oxygenated water and they spend most of their day swimming through waves, so while a lot of us keep these fish in tanks none of us can actually replicate their true home. I will be getting even more flow for the tank soon.

Achilles can grow up to 10", my friend has a 12ft tank so I am sure once he outgrows this tank I will let him have my fish. But for now he's happy as heck since he is the boss of the tank, it's very important with these fish for them to be introduced early. If you have any other aggressors like a six line or Melanarus or smaller angels when you introduce this fish they can easily get stressed and ich. Sometimes if you're lucky they can fight off the ich after 6-8 months. But if they can't stop feeding then they perish very fast. Don't ask me how I know. I have only ever owned 1 other Achilles but usually it takes 2-3 before you have 1 strong survivor.

tang daddy
08-14-2016, 09:01 AM
Well not much of an update but finished up my sump, added an AI Prime with some red macro algae and Zoas, palys, rock flower and anemone....

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/image_18.jpeg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/image_18.jpeg.html)

I also added a few more sps frags to the display!

Tested my water yesterday.

Mg 1400
Ca 380
Alk 6.5

I am making some slow adjustments to raise alk, I think 7 is where I'll be happy for now until I set up the doser.
Ca can raise up abit aswell but not super concerned ATM.

I hooked up my ato and dialed in skimmer to skim wet now that the water level in the sump is stable.

Also added a few new fish, long nose hawk, yellow coral goby, 2 spot blenny.

GMGQ
08-14-2016, 04:31 PM
Hey welcome back, buddy!!! Looking good! I'm still several months away from jumping back in myself ;)

You live in Burnaby now? No sht, me too! Where abouts r u??


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tang daddy
08-15-2016, 10:41 PM
Hey welcome back, buddy!!! Looking good! I'm still several months away from jumping back in myself ;)

You live in Burnaby now? No sht, me too! Where abouts r u??


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Hi Gary, how is the married life now? Any kids yet??

I am a Richmond lifer bro, who said I lived in bby?

Let me know when you're free meet for beers!

GMGQ
08-16-2016, 09:47 PM
I've got a 4 month old boy now! Oh I saw your comment about a condo in Burnaby. Yeah buddy lets catch up, I'll text u ;)


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tang daddy
10-08-2016, 07:18 PM
It's been awhile since I last updated, I found it hard dripping alk in daily and keeping the parameters in check. I hooked up a jebao doser, it was simple to calibrate and input even tho there was a lot of button pushing. I've been testing my alk every 2-3 days to make sure I am dosing enough.

As of yesterday my results are...

Alk 6.8
Ca 410
Mg 1320

I have also been feeding my tank 4 times a day.... as I mentioned before my tank is on a reverse light cycle from 4pm till 5am it gives me time to achieve the amount of feeding I have set in place. At 430-5pm my tank gets nori, at 8-10pm pellets then before bed usually between 12-2 home made food which is rich in secret ingriedients like the papone mixture. If you notice that's only 3 feeding the last one is done during the day at around 12pm when the tank is asleep, sps and Lps have all feeders out I will feed the home made food with reef roids 3 times a week, the other days gets reef roids coral food and phyto gold s and zoo plankton, amino, koral kolor, iodion and brine. I believe this feeding regimen will achieve a healthy fish and coral base also help boost life in the rocks.

I have to test my nitrate and phosphate levels as it's been 3 weeks since I last tested which the results were very low.

I will also be adding a brightwells bio brick soon as I was originally going to do siporax but with the lack of space in my sump a couple bricks may be the best alternative.

I added a few berghia to take care of nusiance aptaisia which they have almost irradiated in less than 3 days.

I added a clam last week, while it's not as nice as the clams I have owned in the past clams are harder and harder to find these days, also they come with a hefty price tag so owning one is better than none.

My tank is currently full of frags as I've been busy collecting, I will be stopping soon I hope....😜

Here are some pics of my tank taken yesterday.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_3052.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_3052.jpg.html)

tang daddy
10-28-2016, 01:39 AM
Got some add ons to my lighting rig, I've added 2 A360 tuna blue and what a difference it's made to the corals, all the Lps and sps just perked up, even the clams.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_3161.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_3161.jpg.html)c

gmann
10-28-2016, 03:38 AM
jesus thats a lot of lights. what your hydro bill like? lol

smokinreefer
10-28-2016, 04:45 AM
That's a pimp set up Chris!

Galizio
10-28-2016, 04:47 AM
Looking good bud, I'll not regret the kessils, great LED


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tang daddy
10-28-2016, 05:51 PM
jesus thats a lot of lights. what your hydro bill like? lol

I don't know what my hydro bill is, but considering my tank is in my garage and cooler this time of year my heaters probably add to the consumption... the mh is on 6hrs@ 400w the kessils are running a max of 40% now so that's about 40w per unit. Led and t5 run for 7hrs at 106w.

Colour is amazing.

Thanks Shao and Galizeo, definately worth the money for these Kessils love the look of the blue led shimmer and coverage.

Bblinks
10-28-2016, 08:38 PM
Looking good Chris, getting packed as usual! lol

Reef-Geek
10-28-2016, 10:05 PM
Wow, that's a lot of light, did the Achilles tang get a new yellow paint? :biggrin:

Bblinks
10-29-2016, 12:12 AM
Wow, that's a lot of light, did the Achilles tang get a new yellow paint? :biggrin:

TOUCHY SUBJECT...

Reef-Geek
10-29-2016, 12:16 AM
TOUCHY SUBJECT...

Wait, the one in your tank...???!!!

F.H
10-29-2016, 12:41 AM
That's a really cool looking setup bud, probably going to be amazing once the frags grow out a tiny bit.

What are you using for nutrient export? I see you're feeding quite a bit. Sorry if you already mentioned it.

Will the scoly be okay on its side like that? it looks awesome.

islanddave
10-29-2016, 03:08 AM
Awesome build.........I checked all the posts and cannot determine how big this cube is. How big is this thing?😉

tang daddy
10-31-2016, 05:54 AM
Wow, that's a lot of light, did the Achilles tang get a new yellow paint? :biggrin:
The lighting is ok as I am running a staggered set up, the Achilles stopped eating a week after the pic and met its maker... anyone that has kept these fish know that it is not so easy.

That's a really cool looking setup bud, probably going to be amazing once the frags grow out a tiny bit.


What are you using for nutrient export? I see you're feeding quite a bit. Sorry if you already mentioned it.

Will the scoly be okay on its side like that? it looks awesome.

Thanks bro! I am using a skimmer for nutrient export and will be using brightwells bio brick or the no3 brick soon when I get a chance to buy.

Awesome build.........I checked all the posts and cannot determine how big this cube is. How big is this thing?��

Thanks it's a 93g cube!

Tyfighter
10-31-2016, 06:34 AM
Looking good buddy! I think you need more lighting though lol

tang daddy
10-31-2016, 07:10 PM
Looking good buddy! I think you need more lighting though lol

Thanks buddy, maybe a 1000w mh??

I will be upgrading my skimmer before adding any more lighting....

I also think I forgot to add that I have a 50w led flood light on the side about 4' away from my tank.

Tyfighter
10-31-2016, 07:29 PM
I will have to come and check it out soon, I got my setup moved on Friday ... Everything is alive so far.

tang daddy
12-14-2016, 06:39 PM
It's been over a month since my last update, not much has changed except I added a few new fish to fill the tank, I also switched salts to AF Probiotic.
Too soon to tell as I am still doing biweekly WC at 5g.

My last test for Ca was overdue as I tend to monster alk closely. I was surprised to see that ca was sitting at 360 so I upped the doser to do 14x per day vs 12 and also bumped up the dosing to 9ml from 7. Hoping this will slowly raise the Ca back to 4fiddy or around that range.

I also added a bio brick to the sump and installed a gate valve with water cascading over the dimples of the brick, it's been running for 2 weeks now and hoping it will be fully operational by New Years.

With the colder weather I added a 500w titanium heater, my garage door was insulated but took it off since there was moisture issues. I reckon the electricity bill will rise now since the garage feels like 12c.

tang daddy
03-01-2017, 07:36 PM
Well off into the new year, and the snow has subsided. Over 2 months since my last update... I have made a few mistakes that was costly, I added a striped hawkfish that killed a Sulawesi basket and near blinded my yellow watchmen. I've relocated the yellow watchmen to the sump where it resides with more corals and thankfully has made a quick recovery.

The big 3 has been stable and mostly on autopilot with the dosing. Alk 8.5 Ca 430 Mg 1400 my po4 has bounced abit so I am still tweaking the rowaphos outflow and feeding heavy as I always do, nitrates are below 4 and sometimes untraceable.

I had a bryopsis problem that I took care of quickly with some fluco meds and also used some Vibrant to deal with a bubble algae outbreak.
Since dosing both I've done 2 30g wc on top of my regular 10g per week WC.

Added a bunch of new corals which includes an orange frogspawn gold anchor gold hammer and a bunch more sps frags.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_3998.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_3998.jpg.html)

tang daddy
03-01-2017, 07:37 PM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4071.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4071.jpg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4072.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4072.jpg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4074.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4074.jpg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4102.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4102.jpg.html)

DKoKoMan
03-01-2017, 08:30 PM
Looking good! The tank is nice and full unlike mine lol.

crimper
03-01-2017, 09:32 PM
Wow! Nice $$$ corals :jaw:

Bblinks
03-01-2017, 10:09 PM
Packed full of goodies as usual, looking good Chris.

Franco
03-02-2017, 01:51 AM
Wow lots of colors :crazyeye:

Whats the coral on the bottom right just on top of the zoa in the 2 picture, its orange

Tyfighter
03-02-2017, 03:10 AM
Looks good buddy! I can tell things have grown since I saw it last!

Myka
03-02-2017, 04:38 AM
Nice LPS! Is that a Blasto bottom right 2nd pic in 2nd post?

tang daddy
03-02-2017, 09:00 PM
Packed full of goodies as usual, looking good Chris.
Thanks tank boss!!☯️

Wow! Nice $$$ corals :jaw:

Thank you 💸

Looking good! The tank is nice and full unlike mine lol.

Thank you lol... yours will get there one day☀️

DKoKoMan
03-02-2017, 09:01 PM
It's almost like a box of fruit loops with all those colours :mrgreen:

tang daddy
03-02-2017, 09:12 PM
Wow lots of colors :crazyeye:

Whats the coral on the bottom right just on top of the zoa in the 2 picture, its orange

��Thank you Franco, when setting up this tank I wanted the brightest pieces for the corals I could find, some came at a hefty price.... I decided that my Euphyllia garden would be littered in gold yellow and oranges no greens. The same idea goes for the other Lps and Zoas, I still keep some green like neon trumpets, a Yuma, and GSP in the sump...oh yah and the space invader pectinia.

The orange thing above the yellow zoas is a montipora setosa, fairly cheap and abundant now in the hobby but still one of my favourites because of the intense colour.

Looks good buddy! I can tell things have grown since I saw it last!

Thanks Tyler, kinda worried now that I'll be leaving in a week to sunny Cancun, hope everything will be well when I get back.

Nice LPS! Is that a Blasto bottom right 2nd pic in 2nd post?

Thanks Myka and Yes!

I'll see if I can upload a pic of the blasto, it's one of the first pieces in my tank and when I originally bought the coral it was displayed under uv purple light to my amazement the coral has some cool veins that light up crazy under the LEDs.

Found it here you go!

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/27ED7D72-95F6-4FDA-883B-DD52D6D5748C.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/27ED7D72-95F6-4FDA-883B-DD52D6D5748C.jpg.html)

davej
03-02-2017, 11:45 PM
Hey Chris, whats to the right of to montipora setosa?

Galizio
03-03-2017, 02:05 AM
Looking good...
Get those sticks growing !!! Lol
Nice colours!!!
When you go away you can ask Dave to take care of it, he is available 24/7...


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tang daddy
03-06-2017, 01:52 PM
Hey Chris, whats to the right of to montipora setosa?

Dave that's a blastomussa.

Looking good...
Get those sticks growing !!! Lol
Nice colours!!!
When you go away you can ask Dave to take care of it, he is available 24/7...


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Lol Dave?

Nice guy and all but I would be coming back to a half empty tank... big sales in richmond once I left!

tang daddy
03-28-2017, 07:51 PM
Foto time....

So I recently went for vacation to sunny Cancun and on my short absence had my tank fed lightly 2x a day. When I got back there was algae on the glass and a lot of detritous on the floor. I've spent a total of 8 hrs cleaning the tank sump and feeding this week. Weekly tests are on par but would like to focus on feeding the corals and fish more so my next vacation the tank can sustain less feedings. There seems to also be an imbalance in the tank as I am getting abit of cyano, part of this is due to adding some dry rock that must've leached abit. I will have to change out the rowaphos this weekend and start adding abit more nitrates and also do a 20g wc next week.

I purchased a new clam as the other ones didn't make it after dosing fluconezol and vibrant. I am still doing smaller vibrant doses Bi weekly to keep the few bubble algaes left at bay. On a side note the sps are growing like no tommorow, and I've added a green RFA to the collection and lastly a orange gold goni.

Sorry for the bad pic but gold and teal clam
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4517.png (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4517.png.html)

Not a clear pic but green RFA
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4217.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4217.jpg.html)
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4218.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4218.jpg.html)

Just a random pic of the frag rack with a few new sps and documenting growth on the older stuff.
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4216.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4216.jpg.html)

Lastly a yellow orange gold goni, I burrowed the pic from my buddy Dave as my phone camera sucks.
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_4518.png (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_4518.png.html)

tang daddy
05-08-2017, 08:45 AM
Time for an update, tank has been on auto pilot for awhile, picked up a bunch of AF stuff. Trying the flourine, energy, vitality, phyto, amino and build.

So far I have been dosing flourine as per recommended from one of my good friends that has seen a shot in his sps in Avery short time, for the cheap price that Jl sells their 10ml bottles I thought why not. I talked to Jeff from JL and aquired some 3 weeks back since the light dosage of only once a week I've noticed my loom put on almost 1/2". I am sold forsure. Other slower pieces has started to take off aswell.

A friend shutting down and another starting up I went to pick up some corals for my friend when I saw a piece I couldn't pass up the price was high but I am comfortable paying it as I know it's a show piece. This coral has made a full circle around my friends and now back into my tank. Gotta luv dem rainbows!!

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5082.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5082.jpg.html)

Dendromad
05-08-2017, 01:59 PM
Nice! Is that the California Gold Rush zoa frag you got from me bottom right? If so that's some great growth you've had!

tang daddy
05-08-2017, 05:23 PM
Thank you bro, I don't see any Zoas in the pic just a red favia with yellow mouth....

Bblinks
05-08-2017, 05:51 PM
Need a piece of that sir....please save one for me.

Dendromad
05-08-2017, 06:00 PM
Thank you bro, I don't see any Zoas in the pic just a red favia with yellow mouth....

Ahh my bad, small pic on phone!

tang daddy
05-24-2017, 12:49 AM
Nothing more than a picture update...
Added a few more things to the tank, new hammer top right. Looks green in the pic but it's toxic yellow.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5266.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5266.jpg.html)

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5236.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5236.jpg.html)

And a rainbow anemone at the top of the pic, sorry about the blue lights that's all I run in the sump.

http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5229.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5229.jpg.html)

DKoKoMan
05-24-2017, 01:56 AM
The new pieces look sick. I'm sure you will get some good growth and have frags in no time :biggrin:

tang daddy
05-25-2017, 05:47 AM
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5376.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5376.jpg.html)

Another pic of the yellow...

Thanks Dkoko

elitesurfer
05-25-2017, 06:53 AM
I hope that orange goni takes off as well - I'll come down for a frag. My tank is pretty much looking like a nano version of yours. Hehe.

Sharkbait-huhaha
05-25-2017, 02:31 PM
That gold torch looks awesomeeeeee

tang daddy
06-09-2017, 02:26 AM
That gold torch looks awesomeeeeee

Thanks bro.... I strive to please myself.

tang daddy
06-09-2017, 02:33 AM
So what else is new?? My doser broke, my apex main unit lost the Ethernet port, last month so another $550 down the drain. Then thought I would try a set of Reefbrite XHO to see what the fuss is all about $900 later......

I also went crazy on fish, bought a couple nano gobies and a yasha all happy living in a refugium me and Tyler whipped up at his shop. It's a perfect biotope, I have tunicates and non photosynthetic corals in there mixed with my overstock of Zoas and nems...

I also picked up a powder brown and gold wrasse of some sort but he decided to jump when I left the lid open after feeding. All in all it was a 2.5k month for fish corals and equiptment.

tang daddy
06-09-2017, 02:34 AM
2 new pieces to the tank... how many more can I fit?
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5606.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5606.jpg.html)

Out of water...
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5603.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5603.jpg.html)

In water...
http://i121.photobucket.com/albums/o227/tangdaddy/IMG_5607.jpg (http://s121.photobucket.com/user/tangdaddy/media/IMG_5607.jpg.html)

If anyone is wondering why I have that dead tower acro there is because my bali gold torch has taken out my orange frogspawn and also hurt my gold anchor...bad torch!