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Postby Lion_poison » Mon 22 Jan, 2007 10:34 pm

Those Zoas I traded you look fantastic, much nicer than the main colony in my tank. Then your also a great photographer.
If your going to leave your cube alone for awhile, please keep us updated on the 4ftr your building.

I just can't go with out your macro shots.
Good afternoon. We're gonna have a great jump today.
Okay, first crank a hard cutback as you hit the wall.
There's a screaming bottom curve, so watch out.
Remember: rip it, roll it, and punch it.

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Postby 100% Reef Safe » Tue 23 Jan, 2007 12:24 am

Looking absolutely great Louis. :thumbsup:
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Postby Oz Reefer » Sat 27 Jan, 2007 12:51 am

Strictly speaking.. this tank is insane! I cant get enough of the pics and diversity of life.... :bow:

I have seen many tanks LARGE and small. This is by far the best nano :clap:

Bravo :cheers:
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Postby dejavu » Sat 27 Jan, 2007 1:50 am

So far, my new year's resolution isn't work yet. Well, it works for a few days, then I fiddle with it, and the cycle continues!

I got 2 frags from Flamehawk today (thanks dude, they are awesome!) and a colony at Kim's. The tank is officially packed to the max, I doubt I could fit anymore into it.

I just need to get the calcium reactor hooked up!

Photos coming soon!
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Postby Paul_D » Sat 27 Jan, 2007 8:25 am

dejavu wrote:The tank is officially packed to the max, I doubt I could fit anymore into it.


Looking fantastic Louis, but you know that the above statement is just rubbish :poke: - you're just not trying hard enough!
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Postby dejavu » Sat 27 Jan, 2007 9:53 am

Paul_D wrote:
dejavu wrote:The tank is officially packed to the max, I doubt I could fit anymore into it.


Looking fantastic Louis, but you know that the above statement is just rubbish :poke: - you're just not trying hard enough!

Aren't that the truth? :devil: It's so much easier when you have a refugium/frag tank since you can just move stuff there "temporarily". I've moved my pink zoanthids there, it will be in the new 4' when it's up.
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Postby dejavu » Mon 05 Feb, 2007 10:50 pm

Some new updates. The tank hasn't really changed at all since I want to keep things as they are. Also, the new 4 footer is coming to shape now, so I been busy with that.

1: Very cool multi-color Montipora sp.
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2: Angled front shot
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3: Shot from the left side of the tank
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4: Refugium
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5: Recovering Pocillopora sp.. The pink is coming back.
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6: Purple plating Montipora sp with green growth edge
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7: Front FTS
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8: Middle section
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10: Thanks Peter for this very nice green Acropora frag!
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Postby Faceofblue » Mon 05 Feb, 2007 11:37 pm

I want a frag of that multi-color Montopora sp, where do you get these great pieces???? I need to know!
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Postby Mr Miagi » Mon 05 Feb, 2007 11:44 pm

WOW. That Montopora sp. is just amazing. If anyone claims we cant get colour in Australia (like I used too), ill direct them to your Nano Journal.

- Is your mandarin still with you?
- In your refugium, is that clear container the overflow into the return pump? How do you find this arrangement?

Thanks, Ben.
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Postby dejavu » Tue 06 Feb, 2007 12:28 am

Faceblue: I got that Montipora from Pete of 100% Reef Safe.

Ben: Yes, the mandarin is still fat and happy. The clear container isn't an overflow as overflow per se, it's just to give the pump an area to sit on without sand intruding into it. It performs its job, but isn't the most permanent nor perfect solution.
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Postby Alf D » Tue 06 Feb, 2007 7:20 am

Brilliant aquarium Louis :)
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Postby MattRichards » Tue 06 Feb, 2007 1:39 pm

First time I've checked out your Tank Journal Louis and I'm impressed, I'd not had believed a Nano could be that good, some quality photography there too. :clap:
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Postby dejavu » Tue 06 Feb, 2007 4:52 pm

Thanks Alf and Matt.

Alf: The blue and green Acropora frags from you are doing very well. The green one suffered a bit of recession during the big tank upgrade (swinging parameters) but is coming back strong. The blue one didn't miss a beat at all, but is a slow grower, but that may have something to do with me fiddling with things.

I must say all the frags and colonies are looking happier now that I am not moving and adjusting things all the time. The frags especially.
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Postby Dunny » Tue 06 Feb, 2007 6:01 pm

WOW..talk about dejavu...I was just drooling over your tank on RC, then thought I was going mad when I started reading this thread. Awesome tank
and some of the most amazing photos I've seen.
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Postby dejavu » Sat 10 Feb, 2007 11:27 pm

So, I went into Kim's today to pick up my Aquamedic Hydrocarbonate (thanks Andrew for the great price!) and guess what I found? I found a rainbow colored Acan.! What are your chances of walking into a LFS on Saturday afternoon and finding something like that?

Anyhow, check out #3 ;)

1: Zoanthids from Matt Richards
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2: Hermit getting up to some no good
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3: Rainbow colored Acan.
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Postby Alf D » Sun 11 Feb, 2007 7:50 am

That Acan is awesome, great find.
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Postby dejavu » Sun 11 Feb, 2007 1:22 pm

Alf, I was very very surprised that it is still there considering I got there in the afternoon!

The 4' is coming together. I water tested the tank and plumbing last night and all is well. I will post up a tank journal soon.
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Postby Jase » Sun 11 Feb, 2007 1:37 pm

Geez Louis that photo of your Hermit is amazing, so sharp!!

Cant wait to see your journal on your 4 footer!
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Postby MattRichards » Sun 11 Feb, 2007 5:49 pm

Louis,
Excellent photos, your usual quality, I'm looking forward to 4 footer.
The Zoas I got from you are doing well, I've fragged a bunch onto new rubble and I'm just waiting to build their numbers up.
I think it goes without saying but I'll say it anyway, my hand is up for any frags you manage to get from the Acan.
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Postby tothemaxx » Sun 11 Feb, 2007 10:11 pm

Hey Louis do want to trade a frag of the new monti you have? I've got a few frags that you can choose from. And I've got something to show you if you come over. Won't dissapoint = )
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Postby dejavu » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 12:18 am

Nothing has changed in the tank really. I moved some of the pieces into the 4' to make room so things can grow out without fighting their neighbours all day long.

The new years resolution is finally working. I guess having another tank to fiddle with helps!

The tank now has a calcium reactor. It is set to drip very slowly, about 1drop/2sec and the feed pump is timer controlled to 5 hours per day.

My Ca and Alk parameters? During tuning in, they were a rollercoaster ride, but now it's very stable. Some of the frags are growing well!
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Postby intergalacticjim » Tue 20 Mar, 2007 9:12 am

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Postby smallaussiereef » Fri 06 Apr, 2007 3:05 pm

Huge Congrats to you Lois REEF KEEPING MAGAZINE TANK OF THE MONTH
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Postby Mr Miagi » Fri 06 Apr, 2007 3:24 pm

Wicked. Representing Australia! WOOT! Nice work dude.
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Postby -Phil- » Fri 06 Apr, 2007 4:38 pm

WOW congrats louis.

go Australia :pirate:

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EDIT: you forgot to thank the people from RTAW :poke:
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Postby roymarsh77 » Fri 06 Apr, 2007 6:14 pm

Congratulations :bow: ....you've made the big time :nut:
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Postby majesticangelfish » Sun 08 Apr, 2007 10:03 pm

AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE!

Well done mate!!! You certainly deserved it!
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Postby dejavu » Fri 20 Apr, 2007 1:37 am

Thanks everyone for your support, I really appreciate it.

The tank hasn't changed much at all. A couple of the large colonies have been moved to the new tank to allow more space for the corals to grow. I want the frags/colonies to grow around the rocks etc and thus creating a more natural look.

I got the big pink Poccilopora colony as "LR", it was quite the score! There's also a bit of algae around because I moved the large snails and hermits to the new tank and thus changed the level of algal predation in this tank. I probably should get a few small hermits to clean that up.

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Postby 100% Reef Safe » Fri 20 Apr, 2007 2:15 am

That Ric looks familiar :poke:
Looks great mate keep it up :thumbsup:
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Postby DriftWazz » Tue 05 Jun, 2007 1:19 am

correct me if im wrong, but wont cycling with the lights on, increase the algea, therefore allowing the algea to uptake the excess nutrients resulting in ur levels coming down.... so if your cycling with the lights off then the die off will be greater because of the light need organisms will be dying off creating crazy nutrient levels... eg off the charts
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