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christyf5
06-01-2011, 09:47 PM
For June 2011 we are featuring Reefermadness gorgeous 200g reef!

Please click on the picture below to check it out.

Congratulations Reefermadness, and thank you for sharing your system details with us!


http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/june11/images/images/1.jpg (http://www.canreef.com/ftotm/june11)


thanks webmaster guru :biggrin:

Delphinus
06-01-2011, 09:56 PM
Great looking tank, amazing coral shots! Congrats on TOTM!

Triggz
06-01-2011, 10:13 PM
Incredible tank Darryl! Well deserved TOTM!

Chowder
06-01-2011, 10:14 PM
Great looking tank congrates.

Chris

lorenz0
06-01-2011, 10:21 PM
thats a gorgous tank

lastlight
06-01-2011, 10:43 PM
Fantastic collection of corals there I'm really envious. Congrats!

eli@fijireefrock.com
06-01-2011, 10:49 PM
Congrats
Very nice setup and amaising SPS collection and colors.

Lance
06-01-2011, 11:32 PM
Congrats! Beautiful tank!

Harpo
06-02-2011, 02:44 AM
What is that glass jar looking thing infront of the tank??

Skimmer King
06-02-2011, 02:55 AM
:jaw:WOW:jaw:

reefermadness
06-02-2011, 03:16 AM
Thanks everyone for the kind remarks !!

What is that glass jar looking thing infront of the tank?? Ha....yes the glass jar looking thing is infact a baby food jar. I want the meteor shower cyphastrea to grow on it. Infact that photo is about a month old and I notice the meteor shower is growing super fast on it, probably because of how smooth it is. I think it will look pretty cool when it covers the whole thing.

fishytime
06-02-2011, 03:17 AM
Holy crap man..... Sweetness .... Congrats

cwatkins
06-02-2011, 03:41 AM
Would it be possible to get some super high res of the FTS shots? Crazy nice tank!

wayner
06-02-2011, 04:04 AM
What can I say Darryl - well deserved

Dez
06-02-2011, 04:59 AM
Congratulations on a well deserved honour. Beautiful.

sphelps
06-02-2011, 02:15 PM
Very nice!! You should be very proud, what an accomplishment that tank is.

riceboy
06-02-2011, 02:19 PM
damn that tank is gorgeous, hopefully my tank looks like that after a year or 2 lol, and man that clam on the left is friggin huge how long have you had it for?

reefermadness
06-02-2011, 03:30 PM
Thanks again everyone.....its positive feedback from quality reefers like you all that keep me motivated!! Everyone else has no idea what they are looking at....

damn that tank is gorgeous, hopefully my tank looks like that after a year or 2 lol, and man that clam on the left is friggin huge how long have you had it for?

I've had the squamosa for around 5yrs. The squamosa on the left and the maxima on the right were purchased at the same time and were the same size.....the maxima has grown very little but the squamosa has grown huge. With the nice blue of the maxima, I wish it was the other way around.

shrimpchips
06-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Congrats Darryl! And as always, great looking corals!

wickedfrags
06-02-2011, 04:04 PM
lookin good man. no pics of your sunset monti? thought you had a big colony of that going?

dsaundry
06-02-2011, 04:11 PM
Very, very nice. Well done.

reefermadness
06-02-2011, 06:01 PM
lookin good man. no pics of your sunset monti? thought you had a big colony of that going?

I have 2 colonies going right now...one small and the other I would call medium. The are both in hard to photograph spots though. Here is one photo I took about 6 months ago.....now that acro above has grown in I can't get that one anymore pics from above and its near the back.

http://www.myreeftank.ca/corals/SUNSETMONTI.jpg

Steve'o
06-02-2011, 07:09 PM
Awesome tank.. I hope I can get to that one day...............
Steve'o

PoonTang
06-02-2011, 11:40 PM
Awesome tank !

Bblinks
06-03-2011, 12:42 AM
Just simply amazing. Congrats.

Harpo
06-03-2011, 03:12 AM
Sweet! Thanks for the reply! Your tank is AWSOME!!!! :biggrin: Would like to see an update on when the meteor shower cyphastrea covers it...a before and after! lol! :)

Thanks everyone for the kind remarks !!

Ha....yes the glass jar looking thing is infact a baby food jar. I want the meteor shower cyphastrea to grow on it. Infact that photo is about a month old and I notice the meteor shower is growing super fast on it, probably because of how smooth it is. I think it will look pretty cool when it covers the whole thing.

Samw
06-06-2011, 06:39 AM
That's a tank of beauty. Well done and congrats.

Oxymoron
06-06-2011, 07:20 PM
Grats on TOTM! It looks amazing

reefermadness
06-13-2011, 05:20 PM
Thanks everyone.......got some more pics.....rather than start a new thread I thought maybe I'll just post them up here.

FEAR OF A RED PLANET
http://www.myreeftank.ca/corals/REDPLANET.jpg

COBALT TORT (ORIG FROM 250G/WICKEDFRAGS)
http://www.myreeftank.ca/corals/COBALTTORT.jpg

MY DESALWII
http://www.myreeftank.ca/corals/DESWALLI.jpg

MY KEY LIME GRANULOSA
http://www.myreeftank.ca/internet/KEYLIME.jpg

METEOR SHOWER CYPHASTREA (growing on a baby food jar)
http://www.myreeftank.ca/internet/METEORSHOWER.jpg

PINK LEMONADE
http://www.myreeftank.ca/corals/PINKLEMONADE2.jpg

Strawberry Fields Sarmentosa
http://www.myreeftank.ca/corals/SARMENTOSA.jpg

christyf5
06-13-2011, 05:31 PM
Gorgeous!!! :biggrin:

globaldesigns
06-13-2011, 06:00 PM
Great looking tank with gorgeous colors! You are a true inspiration, thank you.

Snappy
06-21-2011, 03:31 AM
Congratulations on a beautiful reef and well deserved honor as FTOTM.
Very impressive coral selection! :biggrin:

isaac1
07-26-2011, 05:49 AM
awsome tank hopfully u get rid of tht green hair algie

Spyd
07-29-2011, 02:04 PM
It truely is an amazing tank! I have been lucky enough to see it in person a number of times, and even pick up some amazing frags! Congrats Darryl! Well deserved!

awsome tank hopfully u get rid of tht green hair algie

Also, I've never seen any GHA in his tank before... Maybe just looking at the GSP in the shot?

P.S - Can't wait to get my hands on that Pink Lemonade frag!

reefermadness
08-15-2011, 05:09 AM
I just got a PM with some interesting information.

Thought you'd like to know that we discuss your tank in the Noteworthy Tank segment of this week's Reef Threads podcast. It's an impressive reef. You can hear the podcast at www.reefthreads.com.
Gary and Sara

Kinda cool. A very nice site as well.

christyf5
08-15-2011, 05:45 PM
I just got a PM with some interesting information.



Kinda cool. A very nice site as well.

wow thats awesome!! :cool:

reefermadness
08-15-2011, 07:34 PM
ya...they mention canreef and Canada a few times......

shout outs! :)

deeznutz
12-05-2011, 02:15 AM
Congrats dude! Cleaning up everywhere you go lol.

-dan

reefermadness
12-05-2011, 03:55 AM
Hey Dan thanks.

Actually hoping they get a new tank up soon. Quite of few nice ones among the members here and mine has had more than enough time up.

However since my thread got bumped I'll post the FTS I took yesterday.

http://www.myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/fts.JPG

titus
12-07-2011, 02:27 PM
Hello,

Wow that's a nice one.

Titus

fishytime
12-08-2011, 12:25 AM
that is a great FTS!.......and congats again on tank of the YEAR!:razz::mrgreen:

Myka
12-08-2011, 01:26 AM
Very nice!

reefermadness
12-09-2011, 05:26 AM
thanks for the compliments guys....

especially you fishytime... :) it's extra special when you get one from those hard pleasers.

cheers.

reefermadness
12-13-2011, 02:01 AM
Ok.....I took the camera last night thinking I was just going to get a picture of my highlighter coraliniana but I went a little crazy.

Deepwater corals anyone???

Highlighter Coraliniana
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/highlighter.jpg
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/highlighter2.jpg

Lokani
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/lokani.jpg
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/lokani2.jpg

Hawkins
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/hawkins.jpg

Granulosa
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/granulosa.jpg

Awi Bottlebrush
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/awi.JPG

Purple Monster
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/purplemonster.jpg


More coming tomorrow....

Zoaelite
12-13-2011, 02:06 AM
:shocked!:!
I have SPS envy right now!

wayner
12-13-2011, 02:08 AM
Very Very Nice !- I did tell you what i want - Remember? - 15 bucks? - the Purple Monster comes across as being blueish to my eyes - is it just me - camera shot? - mine is more of a solid deep purple with white polyps

reefermadness
12-13-2011, 02:25 AM
Very Very Nice !- I did tell you what i want - Remember? - 15 bucks? - the Purple Monster comes across as being blueish to my eyes - is it just me - camera shot? - mine is more of a solid deep purple with white polyps

C'mon Wayner...I think you just got the Purple Monster envy maybe cause mine is bigger than yours...hahaha. :)

No to tell you the truth I did very little to no post editing on these pics and it is more purple in real life. Actually look at the picture again cause I just edited it to show more of what I see. Although the difference from purple to blue is very subtle...you can easily tell if I stick it next to a blue tort for sure. My frag has guaranteed linage so no worries there. Do a google search and you will see the shade of purple does vary from tank to tank.

Now Im trying to remember what you want...and are you asking if I will sell it for $15. Probably not.... ;)

BlueTang<3
12-13-2011, 02:29 AM
Wow I had to read your write up again for the 100000 time.. did you ever try zeovit? I am on the fence switching to pellets and gfo, I think i am going to be switching form reefers best to instant ocean soon as I am having a hard time finding reefers best and have been seeing so many nice tanks just using IO. I figure we are supplementing anyways so whats a little more gonna hurt.

reefermadness
12-14-2011, 03:35 AM
Wow I had to read your write up again for the 100000 time.. did you ever try zeovit? I am on the fence switching to pellets and gfo, I think i am going to be switching form reefers best to instant ocean soon as I am having a hard time finding reefers best and have been seeing so many nice tanks just using IO. I figure we are supplementing anyways so whats a little more gonna hurt.Thanks....no I never tried zeovit. I have tried a few of the supplements and can't say I noticed much. I'm not into dosing lots of different bottles. KISS method for me.

Incoming.....some millepora.

Sunset Millepora
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/sunsetmille.jpg

Palmers
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/palmers.jpg
with my pink
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/group.jpg

This guy is a new one...never seen it before. I'm calling it the cash money millepora. Just cause of the goldy body and green polyps.
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/cashmoney.jpg

and I'll throw in my redplanet in even though it may not be considered a millepora. This thing will not grow vertical for the life of me but has encrusted quite well.
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/redplanet.jpg

More pics to COME....

lastlight
12-14-2011, 04:34 AM
rp grows like a weed but yours is running away from the frag plug! Still looks killer though (but I like that palmers more!)

wayner
12-14-2011, 04:54 AM
I'm thinking the Red Planet is a weird duck, at least the one I have - seems to color up -then color down - then a growth spurt - then goes dormant for awhile - it's like it can't figure out what it wants to do.

Your encrusting planet has very nice color - pretty intense - when that wakes up - should be a stunner.

Really nice pictures of the others too.

lastlight
12-14-2011, 05:17 AM
I'm thinking the Red Planet is a weird duck, at least the one I have - seems to color up -then color down - then a growth spurt - then goes dormant for awhile - it's like it can't figure out what it wants to do.

Your encrusting planet has very nice color - pretty intense - when that wakes up - should be a stunner.

Really nice pictures of the others too.

Maybe I need to give you some back? :wink:

fishytime
12-14-2011, 05:49 AM
and I'll throw in my redplanet in even though it may not be considered a millepora. This thing will not grow vertical for the life of me but has encrusted quite well.

sometimes you need to build a good foundation before you can erect the skyscraper

reefermadness
12-15-2011, 01:50 AM
I'm thinking the Red Planet is a weird duck, at least the one I have - seems to color up -then color down - then a growth spurt - then goes dormant for awhile - it's like it can't figure out what it wants to do.

Your encrusting planet has very nice color - pretty intense - when that wakes up - should be a stunner.

Really nice pictures of the others too.
Well when I bought this red planet it was dormant already and pretty lack luster. It sat for months and did nothing....then it awakened and has put base down for more months...it has had the nice colour ever since it started encrusting. I think I might trim it to see if I can spur upward growth.

And the last of the pictures I took...

Aussie Sarmentosa
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/sarmentosa.jpg

Peach and yellow tip Bird
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/yellowbird.jpg

Meteor Shower
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/shower.JPG
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/shower2.JPG

Northern Delight (self named) - no positive species name
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/delight2.jpg
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/delight.jpg

Tyree Rainbow Stylo
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/stylo.jpg

Ultimate Bonsai
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2011.12/ultimate2.jpg

That should hold everyone over for a while...hope you enjoyed.

Nano
12-15-2011, 02:35 AM
WOW I really love that Ultimate bonsai! and what you did with that meteor shower seems to have gone according to plan! looks awesome! no wonder you got TOTM

lastlight
12-15-2011, 04:55 AM
This is semi-hijack territory but your meteor does indeed look amazing so I'd like to couple a compliment with a question.

I just received a frag of it and the polyps are maybe about half as pink as they could be and the base itself is VERY pale with barely a hint of blue. I have had it on the sandbed for 2 weeks or so and in that time it hasn't really changed. Should it be moved up / into more light?

250w radiums, 27" tank.

Delphinus
12-15-2011, 06:41 AM
Man those are some incredibly coloured colonies! Jealous. :)

reefermadness
12-16-2011, 01:22 AM
Thanks guys...
This is semi-hijack territory but your meteor does indeed look amazing so I'd like to couple a compliment with a question.

I just received a frag of it and the polyps are maybe about half as pink as they could be and the base itself is VERY pale with barely a hint of blue. I have had it on the sandbed for 2 weeks or so and in that time it hasn't really changed. Should it be moved up / into more light?

250w radiums, 27" tank.
Well first question I gotta ask is what did the mother colony look like? There are a few different cyphastrea that get called meteor shower. And although it's rare they do come in wild from time to time and from what I hear the wild ones do not grow as fast and have slightly different coloration. Mine has been grown captively for generations....I believe its a frag of the original but I can't say for certain on this one.

Mine has never had a blue base......only creamy green and green.

Assuming your frag has the genetics to become brighter (which it very well may) than they are really a med-low/ light/flow coral. They don't need a ton of light....I have mine on the sandbed as well. Although Im not sure but my tank might be brighter as I have 400w MH. By your description of a light base and polyp I would say to leave it on the sand bed and it should colour up....if it gets too dark and on its way to brown...well thats when you need to move it up.

lastlight
01-01-2012, 10:15 PM
I ended up moving the frag to a lower light and lower flow area at the end of the tank. I'm not sure if it's these changes are the fact that it's firmly mounted (I have found corals do so much better when they don't wobble around) but it's developing a colour very simlar to yours now. My polyps look the same and the base is maybe half as colorful but it's getting better quickly.

No idea of lineage... it's from Ryan (Lethbridge). It's encrusting quickly now I can't wait until it's got some size to it. Again nice work!

reefermadness
01-02-2012, 01:16 AM
Sounds like its on its way to being a great piece for you. I really like mine......they definitely don't like a ton of light.....somewhere near the bottom of the tank is great for these guys and mine seems to grow quite fast.

reefermadness
01-17-2012, 04:03 AM
I snapped two more today....well actually probably a dozen or so but these two are the best. :)

SniperSPS bubblegum
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.01/bubblegum.jpg

Atlantis Limeaid (at least that is what I remember I was told)
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.01/limeaid.jpg

reefermadness
02-02-2012, 07:22 PM
wow quiet in here.....

here is a treat for anyone still paying attention. A chalice so nice it gets 3 pics. It still has to develop a nice rim yet...hopefully.

http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.01/dynamite1.jpg
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.01/dynamite2.jpg
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.01/dynamite3.jpg

argan
02-02-2012, 07:26 PM
that is one of the nicest chalices i've seen on here! love the purple stripes.


thanks for sharing

Bblinks
02-02-2012, 07:27 PM
Wow nice Charlice.

Zoaelite
02-02-2012, 07:39 PM
Holy SMOKES! That's one of the nicest chalices I have ever seen! I hate to pry (who am I kidding... I love to pry), but what sort of prices do you pay for these master pieces?

And congrats again on Canreef tank of the seven months :lol:, you certainly deserve it!!!

lastlight
02-02-2012, 08:13 PM
And congrats again on Canreef tank of the seven months

+1 on TO7M

reefermadness
02-02-2012, 08:21 PM
Holy SMOKES! That's one of the nicest chalices I have ever seen! I hate to pry (who am I kidding... I love to pry), but what sort of prices do you pay for these master pieces?

And congrats again on Canreef tank of the seven months :lol:, you certainly deserve it!!!Thanks...I found it in the brown out bin for $20. Boy does it look nice now.....:lol:

J/k...it was quite expensive. I actually need to saw this baby in half cause I'm splitting it with a friend (too rich for my blood alone). If you really want more details send me a pm.

reefermadness
02-15-2012, 04:39 AM
Here is another nice chalice....

http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/mymiami.JPG

reefermadness
03-02-2012, 04:32 AM
Some more pictures.....

Dragon Soul / prizm whatever
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/3.JPG

Funny Circles favia
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/5.JPG

abstract art goniastrea
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/6.JPG

Red eye chalice
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/4.JPG

Loripes
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/7.JPG

Orange M.Nodosa
http://myreeftank.ca/internet/2012.02/9.JPG