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My revamped Reef Tank - using Red Sea additives

Post by andrewo on Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:58 pm

Hi all! Just want to share some pictures of my revamped reef tank. Going from all soft corals to soft & a few hard corals.

Up till then was letting things be pretty much so all parameters not great tongue almost whole back tank covered with coralline too...so I spent a lot of time to get it off with some paint scrapers; few days to be exact and its still not all gone yet!

Using Nopox got parameters down to acceptable levels and stuck a montipora frag in there. After few weeks after seeing it grown; got some other frags( before scrapping off more coralline again!!). Praying hard & fingers crossed the corals will be fine! Not dosing any colour supplement yet as want to let the corals settle down first.

These pictures are taken roughly 3 weeks after introducing them into the tank. Appreciate all advice and comments. Thanks for looking.

A montipora digitata



Montipora confusa



Pair of acroporas (one of them a acro millepora I belief)





Montipora plating frag



Bird nest coral



An almost full tank shot



Some shots with just blue light and LEDs







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Post by Budblub on Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:28 pm

Jealous!!

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Post by mickdeja on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:01 pm

Jealous +1
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Post by lee77 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:52 pm

Very nice Andrew xcxc
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Post by Jordy80 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:31 pm

Lovely. xcxc
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Post by Kelly on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:00 pm

Excellent job 4444444444444
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Post by BRIGGS17 on Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:58 pm

Very nice indeed! 4444444444444
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Post by minky on Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:00 am

awesome andrew, top quality
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Post by Paul on Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:57 pm

This is class andrew , the hard corals make a huge difference. Have you noticed any phosphate changes or nasty algae growth after the sudden removal of all that coraline algae? Also is your birds nest coral a pocillopora coral?? If it is give it great care as they are some of the nicest corals out there IMO. All around a great setup man, you are even keeping a scallop in there. Thats a achievement in its self wink
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Post by andrewo on Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:58 pm

Thanks folks. I will update this with more pictures and videos soon.
@ Paul I had a cyno outbreak alright when nitrates went to 0. But after few days tank cleared up again as it tries to balances itself.
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Post by davcummo on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:47 pm

looking great already andrew
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Post by Alena McMullan on Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:25 am

Stunning

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Post by andrewo on Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:40 am

Thanks folks :)

One more picture taken recently showing some growth (hopefully)on the pink birdnest(seriatopora)

From this few weeks ago







To this 


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Post by minky on Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:03 pm

Nice pic thats some growth in a matter of a few weeks, keep up the goood work andrew
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Post by andrewo on Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:56 am

Really happy with how tank is going and seeing more and more growth! Will update with pictures soon! grin 
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