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Jon in SW Ohio

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UPDATE TIME!!

Since it's been roughly ten years since I've posted pics of the tank...or at least feels that way, I thought I'd share some pics of how the tank is now. I currently have two reef tanks running, this one as a display tank, and another tank as a propagation tank that houses all my soft corals and mandarin goby. Getting pics of the prop tank is no easy task since it resides underneath a 55 gallon terrarium and fitting a camera between the stand and tank is nearly impossible. I will still try later and see what I can do.

Full Tank Shot without Actinics:


FTS with Actinics:


Some Top Down shots (my favorites btw)






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Now for some coral update pics:

Montipora undata June 14, 2007


July 30, 2007



Duncanopsammia auxifuga June 14, 2007


July 30, 2007


One of my favorites, Acropora chesterfieldensis


And lastly, one of my newest corals, Acropora robusta


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My most recent addtions, these are frags from a well known captive breeding place called ORA. They're still acclimating in the sand bed, but I couldn't resist snapping some pics.

ORA German Green with Blue Polyps Acro...I've been waiting for over a year to get one of these!!



ORA Blue Milli, also in above pic


ORA Australian Delicate



ORA Chip's Acro



ORA Rose Milli

 

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Spectacular!! I had a few salt water tanks for several years. I mainly had salt water fish, but did keep a few anenomes etc. I never tried corals. Very nice and curious, what do you do with the ones you propagate? Aren't they extremely slow growing? Thanks for the photos!
 

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Some grow really fast, some really slow, depends on the type and species. Anymore I mostly propagate them to have stuff to trade with so I can get other ones I'm looking for.

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It's nice to see you have 2 inexpensive hobbies!
Beautiful!
 
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Wow...that's gorgeous!

*runs away to read about nano reefs*
 

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Mesmerizing, Jon.
If I have something like that , I am afraid that I will be sitting in front of the tank the whole day and won't be able to do anything else.
 

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That's a fantastic setup. I've seen so many saltwater tanks that went with more fish and couldn't sustain their corals and sponges. I take it that you are a lottery winner :poke:

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Well, it's been a while......

I think it's year 3 on this tank now, but here's some pics:

Some random corals:

Tyree Watermelon Alien Eye Chalice on the left, Scott's Watermelon on right



ORA Hawkins Echinata


ORA Phil's Granulosa


Tyree Sunset Monti starting to grow in


An Orange Acan echinata I grew from a single tiny polyp


Some of my favorite Zoas/Palys


And the tank as of today:




 

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The nano's only inhabitant these days, a Purple Coral Banded Shrimp. I've had this darn shrimp for almost a year and seen him 3 times!! He only comes out at night, and only if he's hungry. I thought he was dead long ago until one day I found a molting of his.



 

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The most recent pic I have of the prop tank



And a fish that used to live in the nano that got moved to the prop tank, my Helfrichi Firefish
 

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