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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:
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FTS with Actinics:
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Some Top Down shots (my favorites btw)
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Now for some coral update pics:

Montipora undata June 14, 2007
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July 30, 2007
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Duncanopsammia auxifuga June 14, 2007
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July 30, 2007
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One of my favorites, Acropora chesterfieldensis
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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!!
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ORA Blue Milli, also in above pic
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ORA Australian Delicate
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ORA Chip's Acro
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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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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
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ORA Hawkins Echinata
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ORA Phil's Granulosa
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Tyree Sunset Monti starting to grow in
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An Orange Acan echinata I grew from a single tiny polyp
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Some of my favorite Zoas/Palys
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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

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