pics from my new reef tank

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Wendy

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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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Amazing colors and forms. Are there any fish so far? I didn't see any, but
reef fish are quite adept at hiding.
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?
 

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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
 

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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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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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Before I rip it apart and replant it, here's how it grew out.
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I switched out a few of the cardinals to make way for nicer fish (Centropyge joculator and Liopropoma africanum)
 

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