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Re: Starting My Temperate Tank

Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 6:06 pm

I wish i had pics. The interesting thing was that they only extended themselves approximately 1 inch from their holes.

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Post by Brent on October 7th 2009, 6:20 pm

Odd... Were the bristly?
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 6:24 pm

No. Smooth and slimy almost resembling mini navanax.

On a further note the tank is approximately 62˚Fahrenheit without a chiller Very Happy.

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Post by Brent on October 7th 2009, 6:26 pm

How's that happening?
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 6:47 pm

I don't know really. I was expecting it to be more around 70.

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Post by Brent on October 7th 2009, 7:56 pm

You'll probably need one for Summer... I know I will, and I live in a colder climate.
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 8:21 pm

Yeah. However i am only planning on tidepool species until i am able to acquire a chiller as they are used to the higher temperatures a tidepool brings. I plan on stocking with green anemones, crabs, shrimp, macro algae, navanax inermis, bubble shells, margarita snails, and perhaps a few other specimens.

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Post by Brent on October 7th 2009, 8:36 pm

That's cool. Be sure to take pictures!
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Post by Hero on October 7th 2009, 9:21 pm

Of course. A thread without pictures is not a thread at all Razz.

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Post by Brent on October 8th 2009, 2:00 pm

Of course it isn't! I know that... Razz
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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 3:05 am

For now i can dream about finding another Navanax Happy.

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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 4:33 am

Ahh i couldn't stay away. I was browsing RC when i came across this. I am for sure doing this in my tank except temperate. It is about as modern as it gets, Excited.


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Post by Bluntokian on October 11th 2009, 5:50 pm

That is insane. I want one Sad
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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 9:40 pm

Heres the thread that i am following on RC.
- http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1709834&highlight=UltimateReef.com

Heres the other thread the guy on RC from UR (U.K. Forum) posted on UR about his version of the above picture. Both are inspiration from be. My tank will just be a bit smaller.
- http://www.ultimatereef.net/forums/showthread.php?t=322764

Heres a picture of the guys tank from UR. Quite frankly i look the above design more.


and finally the original link.
- http://glassbox-design.com/2009/philippe-grosjeans-inspiring-drop-off-reef/

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Post by Bluntokian on October 11th 2009, 10:19 pm

Yea, I like the first one more. Nice shelf hanging off though. It really gives more of a reef illusion.
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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 10:23 pm

What gives the reef illusion? The first or second picture.

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Post by Bluntokian on October 11th 2009, 10:25 pm

the "shelf" as i so confusingly call it in the second picture. As for every other detail of what we consider a reef the first picture has it. As for natural I have to give it to the second picture
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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 10:32 pm

I must disagree with you. The first picture gives the illusion of a drop off which is what i am looking for. As far as the second picture goes it just ruins the whole point of the setup which is the drop off idea. I want more tank space than drop off which is quite the opposite of the second picture.

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Post by Bluntokian on October 11th 2009, 10:34 pm

Well what I meant by the natural comment is that in the wild not every reef is completely stuffed with corals etc. nor is the water always crystal clear. Il gladly give you the drop off illusion statement though and I actually agree with you.
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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 10:42 pm

Well his tank was only cloudy because he had just set it up and really water has to be clear for corals to thrive.

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Post by Bluntokian on October 11th 2009, 10:44 pm

Mmm. Okay, You win.
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Post by Hero on October 11th 2009, 10:49 pm

No i'm not trying to win Razz. Just saying in my experience reefs situated by estuaries where lots of sediment from upstream is disturbed it chokes and smothers the corals. I think his set up will look very nice when its clearer.

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Post by Hero on October 18th 2009, 3:16 am

So updates. Tank looks the same. Tomorrow i am going to take parameter measurements and in the mean time some pics of the guys old tank before he made the l shape. I just love sun corals Excited.


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Re: Starting My Temperate Tank

Post by Hero on December 5th 2009, 1:53 am

Since i haven't been in the hobby for a while. I took down my cycling tank Sad. I will just have to wait until another time. Unfortunately it's a luxury i can't exactly have right now. The only reason i have my 40 running is because my dads in on that. I thought about turning that into a temperate tank but he's to into tropical to turn back. Not to mention how much money we've already spent on it...lol.

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Post by Bluntokian on December 5th 2009, 2:46 am

Yea, I was in the same thought about turning the 55 saltwater.
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