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NanoReef
07-13-2013, 05:43 AM
Alright, so this is going to be a project thread for our new tank. We are from Brandon Manitoba and recently moved to Calgary. Before we moved, i contacted Concept and had them build us a 24"x24"x10" 25 gallon tank which will be mainly a top down tank. Before we left, we built the stand for the tank and just crossed our fingers that the tank fit! So here is the stand in progress.
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/0E0654F8-CE09-4559-8E88-48D9A28704C7-7632-00000350A4F8C68E_zps81ae4d70.jpg?t=1373690050
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/900E8B61-DE9C-40A7-8461-490492CB3936-7632-00000350AFE64F5F_zpse6b0afe7.jpg?t=1373690078
and here it is all painted up
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/8F5C3B75-E434-4BDA-B4CF-0CDC951BCDEA-7632-00000350BD7E304A_zps96d44186.jpg?t=1373690114
aaaaaaaaand here is that "tank" we are working with until the actual tank is up!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/901594E6-64D9-47EE-A0E4-2A92D8C643E4-7632-00000350D10C3CDB_zps6f241678.jpg?t=1373690151
thats it for now! more to come tomorrow

Alberta-newb
07-13-2013, 06:22 AM
The stand looks great! (I'm a painter myself and appreciate quality work)

I like the "custom" light mounting fixture too :wink:

Francis

kien
07-13-2013, 06:24 AM
Looking good! I love the ghetto "tank" LOL

NanoReef
07-14-2013, 02:58 AM
The stand looks great! (I'm a painter myself and appreciate quality work)

I like the "custom" light mounting fixture too :wink:

Francis
thank you very much! i was pretty happy with how the stand turned out! and about the ghetto tank.... the "light rail" was the girlfriends idea! actually worked pretty good surprisingly lol.

and Kien, you cant tell me you never ran a rubbermaid as a temp tank?! haha

so we got the tank from Denny, and it looked amazing! so we just had to cross our fingers that the tank fit on the stand. Here she is, it fit!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/406F5C6B-8134-4B8E-ABF5-2910E3F3A5BB-7632-0000035197872AE9_zps40d31513.jpg?t=1373690265
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/49A57DF6-0F2F-4065-B162-50119E9D296E-7632-00000351A99D8797_zps2376471f.jpg?t=1373690337
it has a centre overflow with dual returns. We picked up some loc-line for the returns
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/7B038E18-553C-4BB5-8A56-B14FD7FE92C6-7632-00000351A04C9DD0_zps3d067647.jpg?t=1373690301
thats it for now! more to come soon

lastlight
07-14-2013, 04:25 AM
Slick looking little top down. Love the light hanger too! I'm going to assume you don't have kids or cats? If you do you've got more guts than me lol.

NanoReef
07-14-2013, 10:11 PM
Slick looking little top down. Love the light hanger too! I'm going to assume you don't have kids or cats? If you do you've got more guts than me lol.
haha no kids or cats! alright so i got a couple more pictures to share.. Since we are wanting to run this tank bare bottom, and we hate the look of the glass until coraline overtakes, we decided to have the guys at concept cut us a black piece of acrylic to match the back panel for the bottom of the tank. This way, the corals will stick out more, and there will be no distracting glare off of the bottom of the tank. So once i got it home, i siliconed it in place, and here is how it looks
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/DC5CC3CC-6E1F-4647-AA42-F4929326D354-8165-0000038FBF4F4B92_zpsba5e0086.jpg?t=1373767587
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/93F64EEA-CFB7-45AB-A9F7-2499A848CF56-8165-0000038FB8467122_zpscefce4bc.jpg?t=1373767550
i love the way it turned out. Matched up the back panel with the bottom quite nicely

reefwars
07-14-2013, 10:18 PM
Love the black bottom dude looks clean as hell :) build looks killer def following along :) will you get er filled this week?:)

NanoReef
07-15-2013, 06:28 PM
ya Denny i love the black bottom! and yep! tank should have water in it today! For now i have a bit of an update! got the plumbing done for the return. Here is the split to the 2 returns
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/A18EF7AB-E808-4FDF-BD9F-8ABA4628E76D-9113-000003E63F5F9654_zps01ad744c.jpg?t=1373864317
before i could finish the plumbing i had to pick up a sump. Because of the small foot print of the stand, it made it a bit difficult to find one to fit, but then i found one locally that worked perfectly! Its a Aqueon Proflex Model 1 sump.
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/DSC_4115_zps4ca18132.jpg
sooooo that allowed me to finish the plumbing. Then i had to tackle the stand for the light. Because we are renting our house, i didnt want to drill into the wall, and i didnt want the light hanger kit coming down from the 11' roof, so i had to make it a part of the stand so its all one unit. Our house has kind of an industrial feel to it so i decided to go with galvanized steel and paint it black. here is what i came up with
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/76496798-7643-4F9A-B70C-E62BA78444A3-9562-000004239EAF225E_zpsfbd896fc.jpg?t=1373908964
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/E9F2347E-D803-4DC9-96F1-FF637C18F0BB-9562-00000423978F127B_zps0c7faf3e.jpg?t=1373908934
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/CCEDA910-0884-432B-B103-D8E3FE915688-9562-0000042391880928_zpsec7f142c.jpg?t=1373908899
and here it is with the Radion on it!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/3A0F4DAE-C146-42BB-A403-90102DEAE375-9562-000004266BB9BB4B_zpsa0f0a64f.jpg?t=1373909949
thats it for now! more to come soon

Borderjumper
07-15-2013, 08:14 PM
Love it! I have a look down tank myself, and its my favorite one. Wondering why you went with a eurobrace? On such a shallow tank I would have thought it wouldn't be necessary?

reeferfulton
07-15-2013, 08:17 PM
Looking good . Nice job on the light bracket , fits in well with the brick wall behind.
painted black bottom is neet too . Im guessing your are going bare bottom then ?

Skimmer King
07-15-2013, 11:05 PM
wow Man that looks really good the light hanger is a great idea.

NanoReef
07-16-2013, 12:29 AM
Love it! I have a look down tank myself, and its my favorite one. Wondering why you went with a eurobrace? On such a shallow tank I would have thought it wouldn't be necessary?
We went eurobrace because rimless on a small tank scares me. With a tank this small thats rimless, things like scrubbing the glass turns into more of a chore because you are constantly worried about throwing water out of the tank. With the eurobrace, i can have my arms in the tank and splashing around and not have to worry about splashing water out of the tank. The eurobrace is definitely NOT necessary but it was our preference to run it.
reeferfulton Looking good . Nice job on the light bracket , fits in well with the brick wall behind.
painted black bottom is neet too . Im guessing your are going bare bottom then ?
thanks! I'm happy with the industrial look of the light stand, and like you said, it fits nicely with the industrial feel of the house. The back acrylic bottom was installed because we will be running bare bottom!
Skimmer King wow Man that looks really good the light hanger is a great idea.
Thanks!

Trevor W
07-16-2013, 12:59 AM
Very nice tank! I always liked the idea of top-down tanks. Concept did a great job of the tank and I really like the idea of the black acrylic bottom, fits very well with the overall look. Excited to see what it evolves into.

NanoReef
07-16-2013, 05:20 PM
Very nice tank! I always liked the idea of top-down tanks. Concept did a great job of the tank and I really like the idea of the black acrylic bottom, fits very well with the overall look. Excited to see what it evolves into.
thanks a lot! i have always wanted to do a nice shallow tank so here was my chance. And i would have to agree, the guys at Concept did an amazing job on the tank.
So, we picked up a Mag 7 for the return (i know they are not the quietest but i have had a Mag 18 running on my 120 gallon for 9 years and have NEVER had an issue with it), so we went that route for the reliability. We also snagged a phosban reactor, so im hoping to have some pictures up a bit later!

NanoReef
07-16-2013, 09:20 PM
alright, so here is the sump how it was originally. We are going to run skimmerless for a little bit until we find out if we are going to keep this sump or not. Anyway, here it is
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/1B50372F-D8D0-4E55-89FB-690FCDEFE130-9625-00000428D5584749_zps3a973575.jpg?t=1373910383
and here it is now
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/6D458B78-E18B-4A95-B749-260608247EB3-11012-000004AE9B76FDA0_zps9244c970.jpg?t=1374006073
im hoping the small centre section will serve as a fuge, but for now, all we have in there is the chatoe

Skimmer King
07-16-2013, 11:56 PM
looks good man I have always love my Mag pumps people hate them. Bt I have been using them since 2001 and with no problems

Borderjumper
07-17-2013, 12:33 AM
Your going to want the surface water as smooth as possible for your look down. You may need to put a valve on your return pipe and throttle it down so that the water hitting the surface causes as little turbulence as possible.

NanoReef
07-17-2013, 01:08 AM
Your going to want the surface water as smooth as possible for your look down. You may need to put a valve on your return pipe and throttle it down so that the water hitting the surface causes as little turbulence as possible.

Look just to the left of the phosban reactor... Already have a valve on the return!

NanoReef
07-17-2013, 04:44 AM
aaaaannnnnnndddddd here is a sneak peek of whats in it!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/E84B1DEC-4734-4A40-8B08-D3907DEC88AB-11913-000004FE2A9826FD_zps65eff517.jpg?t=1374033006
hopefully you all like!

Proteus
07-17-2013, 04:55 AM
Your going to want the surface water as smooth as possible for your look down. You may need to put a valve on your return pipe and throttle it down so that the water hitting the surface causes as little turbulence as possible.

Look just to the left of the phosban reactor... Already have a valve on the return!

Or turn off pumps and powerheads as I do when I stare into tank.

Tank looks awesome. Also have a look down and buy-far my favorite

NanoReef
07-17-2013, 09:46 PM
thanks Titus99! Well, i emptied out their temp home and transferred the coral over to the tank. We are waiting on rock, and the powerhead is getting swapped out for an MP10 shortly, but here it is!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/F5562E51-384A-4E85-B489-B5FB63680F35-12935-0000056C86341A1C_zps69b5107e.jpg?t=1374094341

tang daddy
07-19-2013, 07:43 PM
Looks really nice, i like your build!

honestly with a small system it's easy enough to do waterchanges and not run a skimmer, I don't know what your stock plans are for coral but I'd say if its mostly softies and Lps then definately they would explode going skimmerless. Post more pics!

Borderjumper
07-19-2013, 07:47 PM
Beautiful tank!

I've been running my Deep Sea waterfall tank for a year now skimmer less. it's mosly anemones, ricordea, acans and zoas and so far ( knock on wood) its the best running tank ive ever had!

NanoReef
07-20-2013, 06:17 PM
Looks really nice, i like your build!

honestly with a small system it's easy enough to do waterchanges and not run a skimmer, I don't know what your stock plans are for coral but I'd say if its mostly softies and Lps then definately they would explode going skimmerless. Post more pics!
Thanks! Our stock plans are zoos/palys, acans, and a couple sps pieces here and there. Im thinking with the fuge, it will help a lot. Not to mention i dont mind doing weekly water changes.
Here are a few more pictures! Sorry they aren't the greatest quality but you get the idea!
Side view
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/5AFF8791-1B39-4672-BC98-42B414756642-15456-000006791784E356_zps29fcf90e.jpg?t=1374340775
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/930FBE0E-64F7-4CD1-91D3-8013388519CE-15456-00000679229A0BC5_zps068c4116.jpg?t=1374340796
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/08897234-C7A7-4045-A37E-A0BB6D5E4548-15456-000006792935CB59_zps16328fe7.jpg?t=1374340831
miami vices
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/6A8F797F-F54D-4D2A-8A1A-22E12ED09BB5-15456-0000067944DF38C3_zps6e784568.jpg?t=1374340895
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/ED41B916-45DF-4AB8-9BBA-7DF74C54EB8A-15456-0000067A5632CEE7_zps1dbdcdf1.jpg?t=1374341093
thats it for now!

NanoReef
07-26-2013, 04:58 PM
Finally got a few lbs of rock in the tank. Here it is. This is likely only going to be set up like this for a few days as we are getting more rock soon!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/5BE3000A-2C9C-4992-A639-14D245A9148F-21948-0000091058FA8EFC_zpsa5735209.jpg?t=1374854648

Skimmer King
07-26-2013, 05:39 PM
how do you like living in Calgary alot better I bet

NanoReef
07-28-2013, 12:55 AM
Yea I like it a lot better. Can get waaaay better stuff out here and not have to order every little thing I need!

xtreme
07-28-2013, 01:40 AM
Nice tank Erik, got some sweet pieces there!

NanoReef
07-28-2013, 07:18 AM
Nice tank Erik, got some sweet pieces there!

Lol thanks man! Thanks again for the frags. The sunset Monty looks killer under the Radion!

reef_rookie
07-28-2013, 05:54 PM
Very nice looking tank.

I'm looking at getting a new tank built, Can I ask who Denny is? and how do I get ahold of him? And where in calgary do you get your corals?

reefwars
07-28-2013, 05:56 PM
Very nice looking tank.

I'm looking at getting a new tank built, Can I ask who Denny is? and how do I get ahold of him? And where in calgary do you get your corals?

That would be me:) just send me a pm and i can help you out for a custom tank:)

NanoReef
07-28-2013, 06:37 PM
Yep that is Denny!^
I highly recommend their work. Very happy with the quality of the tank

NanoReef
07-30-2013, 01:36 AM
Alright so here it is! We have a total of 18lbs in the tank for now, and i think that is the way its going to sit for a few months. Here is a fts
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/5C4217DA-BD74-4B51-8458-BF7EAB07CC1F-25534-00000AF033CF4168_zps345ca3ad.jpg?t=1375144846
Left side
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/0675B7C8-45D7-45FF-837F-38B73A9F7273-22611-00000954D14272CB_zps2665d371.jpg
Right side
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/F68436B2-D4B3-42EE-8217-E880BD420537-25534-00000AEFE9632DE9_zps09bbc032.jpg?t=1375144795
Im hoping to post some top downs tomorrow!

kien
07-30-2013, 01:50 AM
Nice! No fish plans?

NanoReef
07-30-2013, 03:59 AM
I hope to pick up some designer clowns, but other than that I'm not sure what we are going to do. Would love to put a wrasse in there but I have no desire to obstruct the view of our top down tank with a lid! Any suggestions?

NanoReef
07-30-2013, 11:11 PM
Got a few top downs! Let me know what everyone thinks! And any input for fish would be appreciated
Full tank
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/26319DEA-D44C-4D32-B569-0E85A81ED182-22611-00000954F09F8800_zpse3a1f8fa.jpg
Left side
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/16F43EE5-E39A-48B6-8E58-DCC534631079-22611-000009553597EF6E_zps37770acb.jpg
Right side
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/73FCA0C1-6FFB-460B-AAFB-FF52108FD559-22611-000009554573E21B_zps35bb9151.jpg
and the branch across
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/E183C191-D7F6-4711-B216-9F27BDDEE3A2-26791-00000B89DA69452E_zps8e4b2888.jpg?t=1375222718
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/BF4B6BD5-E3C7-43FE-9382-9B61CC288284-26791-00000B89F659CE67_zpsfd72e634.jpg?t=1375222757

tang daddy
07-31-2013, 04:14 PM
This tank is coming along nice, I like the top down shots....

Great selection in corals aswell, it will look stunning once the stuff fills in. Keep up the good work!

explor3r
08-02-2013, 04:01 AM
Very nice, got to love the zoas keep it up!!

gregzz4
08-02-2013, 04:31 AM
I'm liking your new setup :smile:

What are your plans for the frag tiles etc ?

NanoReef
08-03-2013, 03:00 AM
This tank is coming along nice, I like the top down shots....

Great selection in corals aswell, it will look stunning once the stuff fills in. Keep up the good work!
Thanks a lot!
explor3r: Very nice, got to love the zoas keep it up!!
Thanks! i have always been a big zoanthid and paly fan.
gregzz4: I'm liking your new setup

What are your plans for the frag tiles etc ?
Our plans are to let everything grow down over the plugs and on to the rocks. What i usually do is let the zoas or palys grow onto the rock, then eventually, cut the old frag plug out. That way my frags are established and FULL of polyps!

NanoReef
08-06-2013, 05:04 PM
well, we have movement in the tank! we picked up a little Canary wrasse. Love this little guy. He has quite the personality already!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/BC049548-6619-4E28-B7BB-7C4BE9B9521E-32658-00000E1F476036C0_zps7ec9feb8.jpg?t=1375675747
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/CFCA743F-6B71-4DDE-8993-FB22D8ACD5F7-32658-00000E1F4C8FBF8F_zpsc72e87b2.jpg?t=1375675771

mrhasan
08-06-2013, 05:32 PM
Are you giving some sort of sand bed in a box for it to sleep? As far as I know, they need deep sand bed to sleep or else they get stressed.

kien
08-06-2013, 06:30 PM
A sand bed would be appreciated for sure. And it doesn't have to be that deep. Have about an inch of sand (1.5" inch at most) that my sand sleepers burrow into. They just lay sidways to get under the sand.

Also, I know that this is a top down tank and you don't want to cover it, but wrasses in generally are very good jumpers. Some more than others but as a whole family, they do love to dart around in all directions, including straight up.

NanoReef
08-06-2013, 07:43 PM
Are you giving some sort of sand bed in a box for it to sleep? As far as I know, they need deep sand bed to sleep or else they get stressed.
a buddy of mine has one in his BB tank that has been in there for 5+ years with zero issues. I have read that they like to burry themselves but when i had one in my 120 years ago, it never went into the sand. At night it found its way to its hole in a rock when he locked himself in for the night.
kien: A sand bed would be appreciated for sure. And it doesn't have to be that deep. Have about an inch of sand (1.5" inch at most) that my sand sleepers burrow into. They just lay sidways to get under the sand.

Also, I know that this is a top down tank and you don't want to cover it, but wrasses in generally are very good jumpers. Some more than others but as a whole family, they do love to dart around in all directions, including straight up.
Yea i hear ya. All fish have that jump potential and wrasses are one of the worst. We are just crossing our fingers. He has been in there for a week with no signs of jumping yet but obviously that can change in an instant. The last thing i want to do is screen the top to keep fish in, but if its something that has to be done in the long run, we will figure it out

Seth81
08-06-2013, 08:05 PM
My Canary Wrasse doesn't jump, but does dart around in all directions including up, doesn't seem to jump though, although I do have a tall tank and he seems to be a mid-level swimmer, until he burries himself in the sand bed and sleeps that is.

a buddy of mine has one in his BB tank that has been in there for 5+ years with zero issues. I have read that they like to burry themselves but when i had one in my 120 years ago, it never went into the sand. At night it found its way to its hole in a rock when he locked himself in for the night.

Yea i hear ya. All fish have that jump potential and wrasses are one of the worst. We are just crossing our fingers. He has been in there for a week with no signs of jumping yet but obviously that can change in an instant. The last thing i want to do is screen the top to keep fish in, but if its something that has to be done in the long run, we will figure it out

mrhasan
08-06-2013, 09:19 PM
a buddy of mine has one in his BB tank that has been in there for 5+ years with zero issues. I have read that they like to burry themselves but when i had one in my 120 years ago, it never went into the sand. At night it found its way to its hole in a rock when he locked himself in for the night.

Adaptability :biggrin:

BTW I forgot to mention (which has already been mentioned though); tank looking awesome :)

NanoReef
08-10-2013, 07:22 PM
He's doing good so far! I'm hoping to add some new pictures later today!

NanoReef
09-27-2013, 03:24 AM
So it has been a bit and i figured i would post a little update!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/2476A336-6DF6-4C8C-A35E-6780D6B116E9-2391-0000015933ED7EAC_zps4a0528c6.jpg?t=1380248360
Sunny-D palys, Deepwater orange oxides, Captain America Palys, and zombie eye zoas
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/394AECC7-80FF-4827-B811-4CCE2E87E278-2391-00000157BBF63DE5_zps5c395187.jpg?t=1380248151
Miami Vice zoas
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/F4134CA1-028E-40B7-9258-0638E08027D7-635-00000035E9D3F741_zpsdd8c0a21.jpg
Tyree Space Monsters, Pineapple express palys, Original Joker zoas, Captain America palys, deepwater RPE
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/53E8111D-93FF-4DA4-A5F7-22CD3B1E0685-2391-00000157A7A6CA07_zpsc3c0c162.jpg?t=1380248050
Eagle eye morphs, Candy Apple Reds, Blue/green millie
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/56B8FAE6-B559-4D0F-A67F-A8FAD057BF6F-2391-00000157AEA1AFDD_zpsc1cf394f.jpg?t=1380248100
Acans and a mico
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/C7E7396D-71D4-450A-90F2-D3E5FC1EBE6E-2391-00000157C3D7F842_zps3c936e2c.jpg?t=1380248194
Rastas
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/CB0B695B-6070-4E9C-B437-760C50E2BB5B-2391-0000015AF89B046D_zps2c97f68b.jpg?t=1380249054
purple hornets
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/39B8D5DF-A3B5-49CE-BB16-3BEB3BCBEA23-2391-0000015B0CB41CD5_zps5d67c8a7.jpg?t=1380249081
thats it for now! hope you all liked it

NanoReef
10-09-2013, 02:04 PM
got a new rainbow acan so figured i would snap a few more pics of the garden!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/93094C1F-72F7-4EDE-A9DF-0289E9ED6860-5714-000003209E1A8655_zpsb8915b8a.jpg?t=1381321735
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/BA11DFDC-2FD2-4588-A6BB-2A29B3CF40F3-5714-00000320AA33759D_zps321a2eb3.jpg?t=1381321769
and here is the acan garden... not a bad start
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/1E03BDAF-C2FD-4B29-A148-8E5BA0E02EEE-5714-00000326958428C5_zps9f00366e.jpg?t=1381324302
thats it for now!

Skimmer King
10-09-2013, 02:56 PM
Tank is looking amazing man. u should see the cube. its looking pretty good.

SanguinesDream
10-09-2013, 04:48 PM
I'm very impressed that you had this vision and it has so wonderfully come to fruition.

Dude, you have some amazing colors and a dazzling array of zoas and acans. Everything is filling in so fantastically. You have every reason to be proud. Awesome job!

Skimmer Juice
10-09-2013, 05:54 PM
Is that a little aptasia on the frag in the last pic?

Treebeard
10-09-2013, 07:02 PM
Love the look of your tank. It's inspiring and making me rethink what my next tank will be. What are the zoas in the top right of this photo?

So it has been a bit and i figured i would post a little update!
Eagle eye morphs, Candy Apple Reds, Blue/green millie
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/56B8FAE6-B559-4D0F-A67F-A8FAD057BF6F-2391-00000157AEA1AFDD_zpsc1cf394f.jpg?t=1380248100

thats it for now! hope you all liked it

NanoReef
10-09-2013, 07:30 PM
I'm very impressed that you had this vision and it has so wonderfully come to fruition.

Dude, you have some amazing colors and a dazzling array of zoas and acans. Everything is filling in so fantastically. You have every reason to be proud. Awesome job!
Thanks a lot! I keep trying to collect all the zoas and Acans I can! It's what I love to do
Is that a little aptasia on the frag in the last pic?
Yep it sure was! It actually took me looking at that picture to spot it. It has since been destroyed.

Love the look of your tank. It's inspiring and making me rethink what my next tank will be. What are the zoas in the top right of this photo?
Thanks a ton. I love the top down and would do another tank this style in a heartbeat. Those are an eagle eye morph. Some of them are actually getting green mouths too

NanoReef
10-20-2013, 10:56 PM
snapped a couple quick pics i figured i would share
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/3518E32B-6D4A-4B0F-9000-7A60270EA3CE-7643-00000461F343D09D_zpse34d4402.jpg?t=1382304930
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/2B6B1B82-C2C8-4769-A417-64CDD04E4CC0-7643-000004620B906759_zps45f4cbd1.jpg?t=1382305031
and the start of a little ricordia garden
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/5A4F9288-F329-45EC-850A-7A9E3189B620-7643-00000462051D2381_zpsaa078840.jpg?t=1382305004
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/B305AA1D-9400-47BA-805E-CE35706B35A3-7643-00000461C7A5D717_zpscec45305.jpg?t=1382304766

NanoReef
11-11-2013, 03:23 AM
snapped a few new pics and picked up a new acan and figured i would share!
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/720D7B2F-CC4A-480F-8AC1-BDEE834C4941-7749-00000452DBDCCA82_zps2a498e0e.jpg?t=1384139408
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/4C422F9D-1223-45DF-ACA3-CC2FD5D199AA-7749-00000452E6C8497C_zps6770dfe6.jpg?t=1384139450
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/9B2A6DDD-4987-43F8-8D54-89D4D64D695D-7749-00000452F5EE6420_zpsa7dc9a0e.jpg?t=1384139506
and we also snagged a new chalice
http://i1187.photobucket.com/albums/z399/SPRKSHO/AF5DAF7D-07F7-4899-A80A-30208BAD539A-7749-000004533DF25A32_zps791910ff.jpg?t=1384139579

Coralgurl
01-24-2014, 04:03 AM
Not sure how I missed this thread, but wow, this is one awesome setup!! Great idea to go with the black acrylic on the bottom, the corals just pop.

If you are still considering fish, I love my flame hawk fish, woul work well in your tank, or a blenny is pretty cool too!