Real Life's Cube

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  1. Real Life

    Real Life

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    Hello All,
    Here are a few pics of my Cube. It is a recent upgrade thanks to Tobes. A lot of the stock was previously in a small tank I set up last year. I have made a few additions like the Frogspawn (currently my Fav). I enjoy a mixed tank with SPS and softies. I keep the SPS towards the top and softies a the bottom. I'm trying something new for me in that the tank is BB and I have a lot of Zoos. I'm enjoying these new things and the zoos are great because I can collect new colors as I find them. All of the larger colonies I have had for just over a year. They all started out just as frags. I will post more pics of the Small engine and other things in the days ahead. Thanks for looking. Enjoy!:thumbup:

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  3. Tobes

    Tobes Retired Moderator

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    That looks amazing Adam, better than when I had it - nice job ;) , really nice :thumbup:

    Tell us a bit about the light and water parameters etc.
     
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    looking good man.

    your zoa collection is insane;)

    some pics of engine room plz....you know the dril:p
     
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    Wow!This is stunning! Keep the pics rolling :)
     
  6. Surgeon

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    Very nice Real Life!

    Looks great! and I love what you have done with your rock work:thumbup:
     
  7. Tobes

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    Agree, open space all round for flow everywhere with swimming and hiding space - really awesome :thumbup:
     
  8. Real Life

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    Thanks guys! Really appreciate it. Mek the Cap on the right is one of the ones you gave stew. When i was there he gave me a big piece. It is starting to come right. I think it will be a stunner when it develops further. Was it a vibrant green or a military green? (polyps look quite bright)
    I will post more pics later and also give the parameters once the Fam goes down for the night.
     
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    Great Real Life :) That piece will recover, reason why i gave the mother colony away was because there was no more space in my tank.
     
  10. Real Life

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    Is there any other way to upload photos other than photobucket?:p
     
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    Finally got PB to work. Below is a pic of the small simple engine and a few of the skimmer. I would appreciate an info on the skimmer. I picked it up from Floh and I can't seem to find any info on it. Sure it is good for my size tank but would like to know more info. Like how it actually works. It is different than other skimmers. Looks like a slightly older tunze. Not sure of the thought behind it. It is working great by the way. I cleaned about 4 hrs ago. Also below is a pic of a shrimp that came on an acro. seems to be happy staying there. Just wondering if it was good or bad.
    Tank is 180l (if my metrics are correct?)cube 600x600x500
    The sump adds about another 60l
    total 240l (correct me if I'm wrong Tobes)
    It has been up for about 7 weeks.
    Most of the rock and livestock was in another tank for just over a year.
    salinty - .026
    ph - 8.3
    Ca - 475
    Alk - 8.4
    Don't really measure other stuff. I just go by the look of corals and fish.
    2 Tunze stream Nanos
    1 Seio 2600
    20 Kg rock
    250w 14k MH

    Livestock
    semi
    coral banded shrimp
    varoius zoas
    monti cap
    a few frags/ small colonies of picollopora (I think?) Given to me ID would be great
    Acan
    Frogspawn
    2 plating montis
    star ployps
    handful of hermits
    and everybody is pretty happy!;)

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    Thanks for your help!:thumbup:
     
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    Nice looking monties;) mine is also alowly coming right(bits of it) but then again a metal halide is better than t5s right? tank is looking good! That frogspawn is awesome! what colour is it? like i mean its a little lighter blue for green frogspawn, that just your lighting compared to mine? if its a totally new species unheard of to the general public i'd love a frag;)
     
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    Tank is 162litres, height is 500mm yes, but water level is 450mm(if I remember correctly :p ) - 6 x 6 x 4.5 = 162 ;)
     
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    Thanks! The frog is actually a electric neon green. IT is kind of see thru so it takes on the color of the light. I have only seen one before so when I saw this it burned a whole in my pocket.:)
     
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    Sorry forgot to mention that it is no the branching type. IT is very difficult to frag (a long slow process and very risky) so I probably will just let it get HUGE:p
     
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    oooh awesome:) but also not awesome at the same time:( haha, you going to get any millipora or acropora at all?
     
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    Very impressive, love the scaping. Totally top drawer :thumbup1:
     
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    VERY VERY nice, i am impressed indeed.
     
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    Really turning out to be a stunner. Keep it up. Definately a totm product
     
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    Very nice tank you have there!:) Your sump looks so clean and simple.Well done:thumbup:
     
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