Evolution Of My Tank

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  1. Manic

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    Hey everyone,

    Just thought I would start a thread showing how my tank is evolving from day one. I'll post a pic every month to show how a tank can change over time. Here's the first few months:

    Day 1 [4 March 2009]
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    Started with crushed coral. Big mistake, it was a mission to change over to aragonite.

    Day 24 [27 March 2009]
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    Day 61 [3 May 2009]
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    Day 85 [27 May]
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    Today: Day 91 [2 June]
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    So what you guys think.
     
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  3. Mekaeel

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    Looking good so far Manic! Keep it up :)
     
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    Awesome idea, Manic! Thanks for sharing man!
     
  5. Junz

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    looks good! love the maroon clown....
     
  6. riyadhessa

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    Maniac looking good
     
  7. crispin

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    very nice evolution so far, looking great :)
     
  8. Tony

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    Nice going Manic. Keep the updates coming
     
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    Great Progress there!:thumbup: Keep the updates coming!
     
  10. JD167

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    Wow, very nice :thumbup:
     
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    Great "evolution", Manic! Looking really great, man!
     
  12. Afsal

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    Nice One , How Abt Sum Specs On This System ??
     
  13. Manic

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    Specs are as follows:

    Tank: Boyu TL550 (130L)
    23Kg Live Rock in tank
    5Kg live rock in sump
    10Kg Aragonite (Sugar fine)
    DIY Auto top-up
    Lighting: 3 x 24W 10000K Compact Fluorecent (On 11:00 - Off 20:00)
    Heating: 1 x 200W Jager Heater
    Cooling: 2 x 12V PC Fans
    Return Pump 1200Lph
    Water flow in tank: 2 x SEIO 320 (1200Lph) 1 x SEIO 530 (2000Lph)
    Total water flow: 6000Lph (46x)
    15% Water Change Weekly (Tropic Marine Pro Reef)
    Only dose Tropic Marine Bio-Calcium every day (Dont use any other additives)

    Filtration:

    Filter Floss (Changed twice a week)
    Standard Skimmer
    Live Rock
    Chemi-pure Elite
    Purigen
    Rowa Phosphate remover

    Water Parameters:

    Salinity: 1.025
    pH: 8.4
    kH: 9
    Ammonia: Undetectable
    Nitrite: Undetectable
    Nitrate: Undetectable
    Phosphate: Undetectable
    Calcium: 400
    Magnesium:1350
    Temperature: 24.6 C
    All test kits Elos (Except phosphate which is tropic marine)

    List of Inhabitants:

    1 x Maroon Clown
    1 x Bi-Colour Blenny
    1 x Coral Banded Shrimp (Boxer Shrimp)
    1 x Fire Cracker Shrimp
    2 x Scarlet Cleaner Shrimp (Both pregnant now)
    2 x Red legged hermits
    4 x Blue Zebra Hermits
    Frogspawn
    Multiple Zoas
    Red Mushrooms
    Green Mushrooms
    Green Hairy Mushrooms + 1 Pink one?
    Clove Polyps
    Sea Squirt
    Metalic Green Star Polyps
     
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    Looks good Manic, well done!

    Are the shrimps not going at each other? Uhmm.... fighting.... not :whistling:
     
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    The boxer shrimp tries to fight the others when they go in his cave but he is a bit slow compared to the other shrimp. The other three are friends and don't fight at all. There hasn't been any injuries though.
     
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    Tanks looking great Manic, keep it up :thumbup:
     
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    Very nice manic. Well done on a good looking system. Nice array of live stock you have.
     
  18. Manic

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    So here's my tank today with some close-up pics:

    Its day 110:

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    Full tank shot.

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    Red Mushrooms: Started with 6 just over a month ago. Now got 18. Things are growing like crazy.

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    Pulsing Xenia, Orange Ric and Pink Zoa's - Thanks X Faktor

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    Green Carpet Zoa's - Thanks Animalia
    (Sorry bout the elastic band, still trying to get them to grow onto the rock)

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    Top Down View - Green Mushroom is busy spliting in half:)
    And you can see all my shrimps in each corner, it's kinda rare to see them all out at once.
     
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    looks great man keep it up
     
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    Manic, your tank looks insane!! Well done!
     
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    Manic Thread Starter Moderator

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    Is it possible to add the full tank shot to the first post so that everyone can see the evolution straight away instead of having to sift through all the other posts. It won't let me edit my first post?
     
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