pics from my new reef tank

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  1. Feb 7, 2019 #1

    tnyr5

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    Enjoy, they make orchids look dull.
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    I would do anenomes or tridacna clams
     
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    Very colourful and cool! Is it a lot of work with upkeep? I know nothing about keeping tanks.
     
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    Amazing colors and forms. Are there any fish so far? I didn't see any, but
    reef fish are quite adept at hiding.
     
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    Nice, I see 4 fish. Thanks for sharing. I used to keep a small reef tank about the same size. What filtration systems are you using?
     
  6. Feb 9, 2019 #6

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    Very attractive setup. I find that most orchid growers have other interesting things going on in addition to their flowers. Mike
     
  7. Feb 9, 2019 #7

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    Thanks guys.
    There are 8 fish: 5 Apogon leptacanthus, 1 Apogon luteus, 1 Nemateleotris helfrichi, and 1 Paracheilinus octotaenia

    Filtration is just a skimmer. Water runs through a uv sterilizer before returning from the sump to the tank. Once in a while, I'll toss in a bag of carbon. Rock takes care of the rest.
     
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    Very cool!


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    7 of the 8 fish are at least partially visible in that photo. Can you find them all?
     
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    nice work
     
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    Living art; very nice.
     
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    I only saw 4, what I do see is a sea urchin! You don't like your coral?
     
  13. Apr 3, 2019 #13

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    [​IMG] The sea urchin doesn't bother anything, except the coralline algae.
     
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    Looking good. Not easy to keep things stable enough for sps in a smaller tank as I know from experience.
     
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    Indeed, Paph culture is child's play by comparison. Having amassed a pile of gadgets a mile wide over the last 15 years doesn't hurt :).
     

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