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Saltwater from Rockford

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Name: Fish Art

Size/Category 75-Gallon Saltwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Standard

List of Fish:
2 - Green Clown Gobies
1 - Coral Beauty
1 - Dragon Face Pipefish
1 - Yellow Clown Goby
1 - Six Line Wrasse
1 - Mandarinfish
2 - Percula Clown
1 - Yellow Tang

Lighting: (5.7 watts/gal) Current Nova Extreme T-5 Fluorescent Fixture with 1-54 watt ATI Aqua Blue 14000°K bulb and 3-54 watt ATI Actinic bulbs on 10 hours, 3-54 watt ATI Blue Plus bulbs and 1-54 watt ATI Purple Plus on 12 hours.

Filtration: 20 gallon Refugium plumbed through a Switching Current Water Director (SCWD)

Invertebrates: 6 different LPS, 25 different SPS, 1 Giant clam, 4 different varieties of snails, 3 different varieties of hermit crabs, 1 Blue Tuxedo Urchin, 1 Red Sea Star (Fromia milleporella), numerous tube worms and sponges.

Other Accessories: Prizm Deluxe protein skimmer, 2 EcoTech VorTech MP10 Pumps, Korallin C1502 Calcium Reactor, and ZEOVit additives. Plus a 28 gal satellite coral frag tank.

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I'm the 69th member on FishChannel.com.

1,743 friends have voted for me since I joined Fish eClub!

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Royal Gramma
My royal gramma died today, had him Nine years. Had a long life, only supposed to live four years.

Come visit me, Fish Art & Fish Art Frag Tank.

01/29/2014 10:12.28 AM Report This Comment
Top Tank Photo Contest
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08/23/2013 10:46.45 AM
Inspirational!
I'd like to one day take on the task of keeping a reef aquarium.
I love your tank. It's amazing! Keep up the great work..

Just wow...

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08/03/2013 06:36.40 AM Report This Comment
Hi
I'm back with another vote. The picture is older and the plants have established and grown since then. It is a work in progress as you well know. My son has a reef and is in the process to rebuild it. He lost his green star polyps and montipora but still has his zoas and mushrooms still growing. (surprised us as well) It is getting reestablished after cycling but it is finally stable. We plan to add more corals and inverts. It takes time, work and lots of patience. Take care. Ttyl

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07/29/2013 10:16.22 PM Report This Comment
Hi
I am leaving a vote for your beautiful reef. I'm glad you posted so many pictures to detail your coral and fish.

Come visit me, Tetropolis.

07/28/2013 08:19.54 PM Report This Comment
awesome setup
you have done an amazing job capturing the color and energy of a reef!!definitely got my vote!!

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05/30/2013 06:49.45 AM Report This Comment
Sup.
Hats off to you. ATI bulbs are the s***! Still haven't figured out how to get a great clear picture of the tank like you yet though! The tank lighting looks way different than the pics I take, just a whole different color temp, shade, popping colors are less evident, blurring, etc... Ohhh, a whole other thing to fine tune. By the way, one of my fish stores sells ATI bulbs and they run bout $23.00 for our 54 watt bulbs, is that about what they run you? Anyway, saw your pics and I give you a nod for your great, heathy corals and also your photography skills.

Come visit me, Who's Nemo?.

03/20/2013 06:59.41 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
and backatcha' again! This is just such an amazing set up.

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

01/10/2013 10:21.51 AM Report This Comment
Hello!
and a vote here too!

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01/08/2013 07:04.03 AM Report This Comment
THANK-YOU
i hope you have a wonderful new year...leaving a vote, peace, luv...

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01/01/2013 07:24.53 PM Report This Comment
Thank you so much for congratulating me on my win for setup of the week. What a nice surprise it was to see my pond in the spotlight again! Glad you like the new photos.

It still hasn't frozen over yet but the fish have definitely slowed down. They go into orange blob mode this time of year.

I hope you're staying warm and are all ready for Christmas. I love the lights outside this time of year. They cheer everything up.

Well, thanks again for the congrats and here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

12/22/2012 12:28.58 AM Report This Comment
Nice to hear from you!
Tank is doing well, still need to get new bulbs. How's your tank doing? I'm sure it looks a better than mine! Lol. Here is a vote for ya!

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11/16/2012 04:18.08 AM Report This Comment
Me again
Yeah, that's all I could think of at the faire, sheldon and all the nerds that were there. I love big bang, great show. The scary thing is my husband gets most of the nerdy comic book stuff, and I just look at him and shake my head! He he he! He's a nerd too! Well, off to work, have a good week!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

10/15/2012 04:37.28 AM Report This Comment
Hello
Whats new!? Not much here. Getting cooler. Went to a rennisance faire this week end. They had a theme of time travelers and a lot of people came as Dr. Who. Weird for a rein faire! Take care!

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10/08/2012 06:00.50 PM Report This Comment
one last thing
As you can see from the upadted pic which isnt the best, the rock I added is going through its stages of changing with the different algea growing on it. It is only on the new rock I added a few months back but it seems to be getting better just really slowely I geuss because Im always starring at the tank.

Come visit me, 2manyfish, Mollies & My Reef.

10/03/2012 02:56.03 AM Report This Comment
lets start over
Now the tank is new to me it has been set up up for a couple of years, I adopted it from my brother in law who had neglected it do to loss of intrest and the fact he couldnt keep anything alive. He wasnt using ro/do water and only changing 5 gallons a month compared to my 10 gals every other week. Now I have made some changes and added 30-40lbs of more rock more substrate and not to mention the move of the whole thing. Know I do relize thay these changes do affect the enviroment of the tank. I do have alot of coraline algea and copaphods ( not sure if I spelled that right) everywhere. I will look into the supplement fo the scallop during my weekly trip to the pet store. Thanks for the advise . See you later

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10/02/2012 07:00.42 PM Report This Comment
oh yeah
Forgot to mention this is my first salt tank as if you couldnt tell...ha ha. Left a vote.

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09/30/2012 11:25.59 AM Report This Comment
scallop
Lets see if this makes more sense. I am very proactive and stir my substrate at least once a day. I have never added any plankton or white snow so I geuss it feeds when I stir it up. My tank is still new and I wouldnt say its well established because I know that takes some time. You could call it a fowlr tank except I do have a small frag zoe. I will try to post a video so you can see in detail.

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09/30/2012 11:14.23 AM Report This Comment
water
I have the salt right away and let it airate for about 8 hours I noticed a cumulation on the lid but so I started leave the lid off thinking that whatever evapourates is going back into the water. I've tried to feed the scallop but closes up everytime and when Im able to get something inside it, it will spit it out. I will do some research on feeding and see what the best solution is.

Come visit me, 2manyfish, Mollies & My Reef.

09/30/2012 10:42.03 AM Report This Comment
flaming scallop
Still got em, and its doing great, its a filter feeder so I don't have to feed it. Got a question I was referred from who's Nemo, here it goes when airating my water before a water change I have noticed an accumulation of residue on the lid to the bucket that is a brownish orange color. Could this be algea? I use ro/do water.

Come visit me, 2manyfish, Mollies & My Reef.

09/29/2012 08:08.41 AM Report This Comment
Ok.
Not to sure about the bulb count you are suggesting. As you know there are six bulbs in the Current fixture and I think I counted more than six that you mentioned. Are you suggesting that I add another light? There is no more room on top of the tank for any other fixture. Also, are you running any daylight/white bulbs?

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09/28/2012 03:47.35 PM Report This Comment
You're welcome for the vote. I wanted to write more but last night I was in a big hurry. Tonight I"m only in a little hurry!

Anyway, the horse, Eddie, has settled in quite well and he and our mini horse are working things out. Guess who's boss? Yep, the mini!

Cooler weather here at night but still unusually warm for this time of year. No frost yet and still some afternoons in the high 80s.

Leaving another vote for you!

PS I posted a couple of horsey photos.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/27/2012 11:29.07 PM Report This Comment
Wow!
Wow, a technical question, I am tickled. You know when I first got into this site, I was dying for some of that kind of specific stuff. But the conversation always steered toward the weather or other hobbies, horses...etc. which is great but... You know what I'm saying. Ok, I have 3 10,000k and 1 actinic 420nm Coralife bulbs that are on 8 hours a day and two Coralife actinic 420nm that are on one hour before and after the daylights cut off. Also, I have the actinics running with the daylights at the beginning of the day and at the end of the day. To clear any confusion, and keep in mind that I have never had to put this into words, but here is a try at a time schedule. Because of my schedule I had to change all settings later in the day, so that is why I start so late. 3:00pm-2 actinics come on. 4:00pm-3 10,000k and 1 actinic lights come on. At this time, all 6 bulbs are on. 5:00pm- 2 actinics go off and only the 10,000k and one actinic is on. This is the setting for the majority of the day. 11:00pm- the two actinics turn back on that have been off most of the day. Now all 6 lights are back on. 12:00am the 10,000k and one actinic turns off. Now only 2 actinics are on. Then at 1:00 am the remaining actinic lights shut off. Oh, and I have a 15 bulb/diode LED that comes on a couple of hours before and after all the t-5's are on/off. I started out with the settings that the name brand "Current" had suggested in the owners manual, which was less lighting to be brief and not so complicated. But, I can honestly say other than the coraline taking off like a rocket, with my setting, there has not been a big change in the coral growth or look etc... after the change. Let me know what you think, and if I goofed somewhere or you can't understand also let me know. By the way, my pics are nowhere up to date. I'm on an IPad and can't change the settings. When I get access to another computer and make some updates, I'll let you know as some changes are good and bad! Those dang jumping diamond gobys!!!

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09/27/2012 04:17.48 PM Report This Comment
Quickly dropping off a vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/26/2012 11:58.06 PM Report This Comment
Good morning!
Just stoping by with a vote. Getting cool at night which is good for sleeping! Trying to figure out how to dress, 39 this morning and supposed to get into the mid 70's this afternoon. Hope you have a good week!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

09/24/2012 03:42.57 AM Report This Comment
How are you doing? Did you get your coveted cooler weather yet? It's cool here at night but still pretty hot during the day. Been busy here with a new horse arriving this morning. A HUGE percheron to be a new buddy to our mini horse. I guess we like both ends of the spectrum!

Fish are doing great. Still not noticing the fall weather I think. As long as it's warm they'll keep going.

Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/18/2012 10:31.20 PM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a quick vote to say hi. It's a bit cooler here now. Hoping it stays warm enough for the garden for a little longer.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/11/2012 11:54.59 PM Report This Comment
Best looking reef tank I've seen
Your setup is the ideal reef tank, even had to call a buddy and tell him to check yours out. I have always liked planted tanks better but yours makes me wanna try it.Might have questions for you later on.

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09/11/2012 06:14.58 PM Report This Comment
Good morning
Just thought I would stop by and see how you've been. My tank is finally starting to look good again, just going to take time for the coral to spread. Still having a bit of hair algae problem, need new bulbs, that might help. Have a good week end!

Come visit me, reeffreak.

09/07/2012 04:26.17 AM Report This Comment
A quick weekend vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

09/02/2012 11:58.00 PM Report This Comment
Still dry there? Still hot and smokey here but otherwise we're doing fine. The fish don't seem to care!

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

08/29/2012 11:57.13 PM Report This Comment
08/25/2012 07:06.01 AM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a quick vote. I hope you had a great weekend. Lots of dry thunderstorms here today. We're just waiting to see how many fires were started. Hopefully none!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

08/05/2012 11:53.18 PM Report This Comment
Too hot and tired to think so I'm just leaving a vote!

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

07/23/2012 11:31.02 PM Report This Comment
Hello!
I'm not happy to hear AFI is about done, guess they are looking to be online only? I prefer a book or magazine to hold over having to be online or have an ereader...guess I'm an old fuddy duddy, all set in my ways hehe. Sad news indeed. Well, temps are cooler this week and rains may even fall tomorrow, I sure hope so!

Come visit me, SpazSewer, SpazBees, Gobi-Wan Kenobi & K-Spaz.

07/18/2012 11:05.22 AM Report This Comment
That's a really neat tank you have! If I ever decide to get a saltwater tank, I'd like it to look a bit like yours.

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07/17/2012 12:39.35 PM Report This Comment
Thanks
I adopted the tank @ 3 months ago, it was neglected no ro water no regular water changes and the tank has seemed to do well. I am currently feeding my scallop creel and brine. We thought it would be a different and colorful addition to the tank. I would love for my tank to have as much color as yours, it is pretty sweet. Thanks for the vote and I like the cpr skimmer very low maintenance.

Come visit me, 2manyfish, Mollies & My Reef.

07/17/2012 01:58.15 AM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a quick vote.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

06/29/2012 11:56.44 PM Report This Comment
How did the fish shop move go? That must be a major job! I bet your friend was happy to have your help.

I hope you had a great weekend. We went hiking on the Pacific Crest trail this afternoon. It was so nice out!

Here's a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

06/24/2012 11:52.36 PM Report This Comment
Dropping by with a HOT weekend vote. We're finally getting the summer heat! No triple digits yet but close. The fish are loving it and each other. I'm hoping to figure out a way to save some of their spawn.

Leaving a vote for you.

Come visit me, Pond Creature (Rest in peace, Melian).

06/16/2012 11:51.02 PM Report This Comment
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