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    Because Abe said I have "One Heck of Tank"

    Hi! I am endoreef, I would like to tell you something about my tank because Abe said I have "one heck of tank".

    English is not my first language. I am very scary to start a new thread all by myself. If I write anything not properly or not clear, please LOL. Any comment will be welcome.

    Here is my tank:
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    Your tank looks ok, if you like all that color and variety in corals. Really though, it looks awesome, your english is fine. Tell us more about the set up.

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    Dude your tank is just jaw dropping.
    Don't worry there is a lot of English as second language people here including me.

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    Nice sticks man.. can we see some pics of your fish room?
    !!!!!.

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    Tank specs:
    Inwall 60 x 30 x 24(H), 200G euro-bracing with two internal corner overflow
    Sump: 60 x 24 x 15
    Lighting: ATI powermodule 10 x 54W T5 HO
    Lamps combination: From front to back
    Blue+
    Aqublue spec.
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    GE 6500
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    Aqusun
    Aquablue spec.
    Blue+
    Aqusun
    Blue+
    Return pump: Reefloo Dart on two wavysea return
    Powerhead: two Vortec MP40, Two Vortec MP20
    Protein Skimmer: H&S 200, Deltec turbo 1250
    Water filtration: Deltec F509 fluidized reactor, activated carbon in filter bag, filter sock (100 micron)
    Calcium reactor: Deltec PF601, Reefloo magnet Kalk stir
    Chiller: 1/3 HP JBJ Arctica Titanium
    Frag tanks: 46 x 18 x 12, 46 x 18 x 16



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    Apology for some of the pictures not focused
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    First, let us talk about lighting.
    I started this tank on Feb. 2008. I took apart my 265G tank at home due to moving, and transfer most of corals into this tank. Lighting: two 400W MH with SE reeflux 10,000K bulbs in LB reflectors. The picture was taken on April 08.
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    Serious reefkeeping, and that's no joke, thanks for sharing!
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    For some reason the pics are not showing up so i will post the newest one i have. Your tank is what i thrive to achive in my own tank. There is only one other tank that i feel this way about. (mdt 178 Minh)
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    I got incredible growth with this lighting combination. I almost could see the sticks growing everyday. Most of them doubled or tripled in size. But they did not look happy. Color is pale and PE is poor. Due to the space limitation, I was not able to raise the LB reflectors up to 18 in. from water level. I decided to switch to T5.

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    All of a sudden, the color pops, PEs waving, but the growth slows down. Most important, my electric bill cut 100 bucks down per months. The chiller only went on once a day in hot summer weather. I told Abe: my tank looks very dark! Abe replied: that is good for your eyes.

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    Nice tank and growth.

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    I have a bad habit: I like to put my hand into the tank. I always move the corals around and try to find them a better place to growth. In these pictures, you can see some corals always show in different locations in each pictures.

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    I would like to thank you guys for the compliments. My apology, I was too busy posting the pictures to thank you individually.

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    Growth of pink lemonade and purple monster
    On June 08, pink lemonade started with a side mounted 1 in. stick, and purple monster started with 1/2 in. frag
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    11 months later, purple monster on bottom central, lemonade on bottom right. On May, 09
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    All I could say is lucks. I had attacks of flat worms, red bugs and AEFWs. Now I am pretty sure they are all gone. I try not to let the corals encrusted on the the rocks by moving them around, that is why I could get away with AEFWs. Besides, I added a christmas wrasse which always goes right on the target to clean these bugs.

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    To get better color pops out, I dosed with amino acid, coral vitalizer and ZeoSpur 2 for 2 months. But I stopped doing that later because I lost several LE frags in the frag tank. Till now, I could not figure out the reason.

    Now I am feeding the coral with Roti-feast and Oyster-feast twice a week. It has been two weeks only, I can see more PE, but no significant change in color.

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