Julian Sprung's reef

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    We are so used to the brightly coloured sps and very blue lighting that this tank actually looks dull. Most of the corals are very brown, which I guess is natural, but very boring. :)
     
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    to some yes but i like the pastel colouration, it brings the fishes colours out more..

    i do believe that it will still be better in real life though, cameras rarely get within even 50% of capturing the full colouration at the best of times.

    wish i could see more about his filtration set up though.
     
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    Definitely a healthy system, just not that colourful. :)
     
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    The tank must be awsome in looking at it real life. This is one guy with years of experiance in the reef hobby, also sells some products under his name.
     
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    He wrote a few books too
     
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    he was at Idol a few months back with calfo wasnt he?
     
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    I can't say I'm blown away by it. And that red stand..........
     
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    Love it !
    Those gorgonians are something else.
    Got to twist some friend's arms to frag me a piece or two of theirs.

    Thanks for finding and posting Leslie
     
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    i really dont see the attraction to this tank. i can understand if his done this for a specific purpose.. but other than than... sis. Broder tank look much better than this one. it actually reminds me of Boomer's frag tanks..

    but each to his own.
     
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    I just love the balance and variety of his system.
    Those tall gorgonians really add dimension to the tank layout.

    Have to say I did not even notice the red stand:wave2:
     
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    Personally I think we would find it very difficult to find such a healthy, well balanced system in our neighbourhood. I think the appeal in this tank is how natural it looks, you could be diving somewhere. The size of the corals are in perfect proportion. The clam is stunning.. i wish some of my corals were that big.

    In SA we tend to buy something and stick it onto a piece of LR, as long as it has awesome colour it gets the nod, but we seldomly create a tank that visually is easy on the eyes. The tank has excellent flow as well.

    Agreed, I dont care much for the red stand, but the mangrove is a nice touch.
     
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    I was expecting a 2000 gallon monster:p
     
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    is that your Uneducated decision?
     
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    i agree with you on the stand. but to each his own.
     
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    i think what everyone is missing here is its loaded with barely any LR!

    the selection of corals are predominantly pale but the ones that are bright are stunning.

    mixed reef alot of traveling, im sure the dude has alot on his plate

    but look at the simplicity of it. barely any pumps within the display etc etc just wish i could check under the hood!
     
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    If something is pretty or not to you is not related to education.

    I like tall, you like it short... :)

    I respect that he understands a reef very well. It doesn't make him a good artist.

    This is not my taste either.
     
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    leslie hempel Thread Starter Moderator MASA Contributor

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    why so touchy dude? im just kidding with chicken joe :) he can take it
     
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    Don't worry.
    Didn't take it seriously as well.
     
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    cool, :thumbup:
     
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