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Post  Sketch804 on Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:37 am

Alright everyone, I wish I could afford a salt water tank but for now I will be happy just being a spectator. So with that said I take a million pix of tanks I see throughout servicing and doing random things at my job, so i figured I would love to post some of these pictures and would like to encourage others to do the same as well. I really enjoy photography and all so to me its all about subject, and what better than fish tanks, ah nature simulated or not!
So here is a huge green and pink monoporia (I think that's the spelling) aka plate coral in a 700+gal tank.

edit: well I will have to upload it tomorrow, its not working right now, but point is there.. Smile

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Post  williemcd on Mon Jan 14, 2013 5:58 pm

Andy.. Like most forums, there is a 7 day wait period before posting pics and other items... It is a means of cutting down spammers. If ya can't wait, YOU can add them as your avatar...or email them to me and I can post them on your behalf.. Sorry about that restriction. Bill
p.s. Sketch (Andy) has posted them on a FB page and it's an awesome specimen!

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Post  Fern on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:37 pm

Bill change it to a post limit rather than a day limit or cut it to 3 days, most spammers fly by night and dont bother coming back a second day Or are not willing to do 15 posts just to get a link or pic up
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Post  Fern on Sun Jan 20, 2013 10:38 pm

When I find the time I will spam the hell out of you with pics of my salt tank!!!!!
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Post  williemcd on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:27 pm

Sketch, we have a forum for posting pics of both fresh and salt. Under the category of Photography.

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Post  Sketch804 on Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:38 am

Well its okay about the pix thing, I usually use a hyperlink to another site. I do not see a photography section but I will post a few here:


~Giant plate coral in a random tank.


Bunch of corals in a 180 gal room separator tank.

All from me for now!

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Post  Fern on Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:04 am

Is that an elegance coral in the bottom pic?
Very nice montipora! Good colors on it!
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Post  Sketch804 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:40 am

Fern wrote:Is that an elegance coral in the bottom pic?
Very nice montipora! Good colors on it!

Thanks very much! mind you these were taken with my cell phone, but turned out decent. No it is actually rose anemone I believe, this guy had them splitting like wildfire, this particular variety is worth a good amount when large I hear.

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Post  neogeo20041 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:11 am

Very Happy looks real nice I wish I was brave enough to venture into the salt world Sad. Until then these pics shall suffice Razz
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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:40 am

According to Andy (sketch)... salt is EASY!.... I'm of the opinion: "the jury is still out"... Bill

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Post  Alowishus on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:51 am

My curiosity grows. So where would I find the really good online primer?

I've got an unused FX5 and an empty 75 that goes begging.

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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:34 pm

Great question.... curious minds want to know..

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Post  Fern on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:32 pm

Canisters arent cery good for salt, you would either want a sump or and aquaclar hang on to run one. 75g is a perfect size!
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Post  Alowishus on Wed Jan 23, 2013 5:01 pm

Fern wrote:Canisters arent cery good for salt, you would either want a sump or and aquaclar hang on to run one. 75g is a perfect size!

Good - I hate that thing. I've got an AC110 I just took off my 125.

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Post  Fern on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:01 pm

the ac110 is perfect! You can run two if you want and turn one into a refugium with your macro algae (plant filtration) and another for your carbon and stuff.
I have one running on my 100g long for my chemical filtration and have made a fuge in the corner with a macro that fish wont eat, aka bush and pile of shells in the corner = fuge. But I have 6' to play with.

There are plenty of hang on skimmers on the market. A tank does not 'have' to be drilled to be salt, all the stuff can just hang on it.
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Post  williemcd on Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:18 pm

Ry.. not 3 months ago, I sold off a Deltec MCE 600 ....for $100.00..... Sold it on behalf of a friend... Retails well over $400.00! Our timing sucks!

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Post  Sketch804 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:40 am

hey salt is easy, IF YOU TEST! you just cant be lazy and pray the power doesn't go out heh! Now to make a successful reef with minimal algae, that is a challenge, but DONT OVERFEED and using the correct media and replacing it often will help more than one might think (Bio chem zorb, Chemi pure, my favorite Purigen, Phos Lock, Phos Gaurd, etc...the list goes on). Okay time for a new picture of the week I guess..

Here's a HUGE piece of Fungia Coral:


And here is an unknown starfish:


Guess I am running a one man show here, but it's fine I am happy to share Smile Some one once said something to the effect of, if you aren't at the top of what you do then you better try your damnest to be the best you can be!

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Post  Fern on Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:55 pm

Aww thats a nice fungia! I miss mine, my tank all of a sudden didn't like my fungias any more so my friend is babysitting my mother colony lol




yes testing is a very big part!

I honestly dont use any chemical media, I do my 30g water change every two weeks and have a very small fishload.
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Re: post all your saltwater pix here!

Post  Amp2020 on Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 pm

Here's pictures I've taken of other people's tanks.


























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Post  williemcd on Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:22 pm

some awesome pics Amp!

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Post  Fern on Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:24 am

I just picked up a prism favia like that today lol
That blue chalice (?) is quite a looker!
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