Mark's IM25 shallow reef

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  1. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    She's up and running.
    Filling it with higher quality pretty things.

    Scape:
    Bare bottom
    25# base and live rock

    Equipment:
    Upgraded media baskets (with marine pure plates cut to fit lower chambers)
    Hydra 26HD on AI bar arm mount (12" above waterline)
    Stock pump (replacing with Rio 1100 382gph this week)
    Aqueon 100 Pro heater (need to build a controller via Paul's links (thanks Paul))
    Finnex hang on fuge with Fugeray LED
    DIY nano algae scrubber (Nano upflow scrubber ($10 - $40))
    IM Ghost skimmer (running occasionally atm, want to keep a mildly dirty tank)

    Livestock:
    3 sexy shrimp
    1 fire shrimp
    1 Picasso clown
    1 snowflake clown

    Corals (all softies baby!):
    Rastas (3p)
    Sunny D's (2p)
    God of Wars (3p)
    Utter Chaos (3p)
    Blondies (3p)
    Fruit Loops (5p)
    Scarface (4p)
    Jawbreaker shroom (1)
    Some unknown 2 polyp I won at last meeting (tiny, cant ID yet)

    Some crappy pics (any ID help on zoas appreciated)...

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    Jawbreaker
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    Chaos
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    Sunny D
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    Fruit Loops
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    Unidentified frag I won at last meeting
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    Unidentified frag that I got who knows where but the rock is going to go
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    Snowflake on top, Picasso under
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  2. art13

    art13 VICE PRESIDENT Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    Let me know if you still want those zoas, I think they are called sunny d's possibly
     
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    Ooooo

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  4. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    Art! Dropped a PM. Toad, lol, thanks. Hopefully it wont be a disaster. Seems once you add water, fish, and corals, it all goes downhill.
     
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  5. toad2169

    toad2169 Active Member

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    Like the rock layout and love zoa gardens...when i find me some good frags im going to do it myself

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  6. njtiger24 aquariums

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    Looks good Mark
     
  7. joe b

    joe b Active Member NJRC Member POTM Winner

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    Nice!!! Ive grown to like a shallow tank... The top down views are awesome and I like that I can reach the bottom In less than elbow deep water.
     
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    trio91 Director at Large Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    I hate when that happens....

    Nice pieces u got there bud
     
  9. raccioppi83

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    Gonna be a nice tank.
     
  10. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    9 month update...

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  11. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    Here's the Jawbreaker, its grown maybe 3-4mm in the past year, but it has spawned 3 kiddies (visible in the rock crevices)...

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  12. diana a

    diana a Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    love the zoas
     
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  13. njtiger24 aquariums

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  14. PaulM

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    Why did you add sand? Didn’t like the B.B. look?
     
  15. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    Like the BB look but hate that during the odd diatom outbreak they practically glue themselves to the bottom glass, creating a gunky brown slimy look.
    With the sand I can gently circulate with a turkey baster and the sand turns over.
    If the tank is pristine, I do like the BB, but more oft than not there's detritus and some form of algae that takes hold.
     
  16. DangerDave

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    I really like your rock work, great job!

    Dave
     
  17. Mark_C

    Mark_C Well-Known Member NJRC Member Moderator

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    Thanks,
    Though I don't consider it rockwork, I consider it jammed in zoa growing space. :)
    Seriously I think I have about 50 pounds in a 25 shallow.
     

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