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My British ReefTank

Post by GaryWallace on September 5th 2010, 4:20 pm

Hi all

I've been keeping this tank for about 18 months after 10 years of tropical reefkeeping







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Post by Michael Milligan on September 5th 2010, 5:36 pm

Hello and welcome!

That's what I like to see. Tell us about your tank. Is it all collected yourself?
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Post by Hero on September 5th 2010, 6:17 pm

Michael Milligan wrote:Hello and welcome!

That's what I like to see. Tell us about your tank. Is it all collected yourself?

+1

I love the contrast between green a purple you have in your tank as well.

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Post by ~ocean on September 5th 2010, 7:13 pm

Wow great tank! I'm loving it!

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Re: My British ReefTank

Post by GaryWallace on September 6th 2010, 1:11 pm

Michael Milligan wrote:Hello and welcome!

That's what I like to see. Tell us about your tank. Is it all collected yourself?

Thanks Michael

Luckily I have 3 kids and a wife who love rockpooling and between us we catch a lot of stuff - only a very selct few make it into the tank these days though. I recycle the livestock fairly frequently, releasing animals as they grow larger.

I've been keeping a blog on my tank over the last few weeks just to remind myself what I was up to at a given time. I look back over the last 10 years or so of reefkeeping and wish I had a record of why I did stuff. This particular tank is 18 months old and for the last 3 months I've been concentrating on creating a British reef aquaria reflecting the local kind of biotope - specifically Kimmeridge Bay in Dorset. I've released my larger fish and crabs, cut right back on the bioload and watched everything burst back into life!

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Post by GaryWallace on September 6th 2010, 1:14 pm

Pufferfreak wrote:I love the contrast between green a purple you have in your tank as well.

The coralline algaes are doing well, balancing salinity, temperature and lighting is paying off. I'm also getting decent new macro-algae growth. Its nowhere near as pretty as the wild thing yet - but its getting there. Laughing
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Post by GaryWallace on September 6th 2010, 1:15 pm

~ocean wrote:Wow great tank! I'm loving it!

ta very much

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Post by ~ocean on September 6th 2010, 1:25 pm

I'm very impressed! I think it looks very natural and like the wild! Very Happy

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Post by Hero on September 6th 2010, 7:27 pm

+1.

What's you get some big leafy macros in there it will look even greater Very Happy.

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