Max's Shallow Reef: An epic adventure of corals, fine beer, nonsense, and general insanity.

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  1. MaxDamage984

    MaxDamage984 Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Oh an look at those camera shots ladies and gentlemen!!!

    I threw my previous phone (iPhone 7) into a passerby, and got a LG V30 which has DSLR like camera. Highly recommended you gentlemen follow suit.



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  2. trio91

    trio91 Director at Large Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    Tank is filling in nicely
     
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    MaxDamage984 Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Update:

    I have quite a bit of corals in there. Soon will be gluing these to their permanent spots.

    So far everything is going well gentlemen.

    I actually look at the tank with hope and admiration rather than despair and wrath like the last one.

    Shallow tanks are soooo easy to work on


    I will forbid my children and their children's children to do any other tanks than shallow.

    ...unless they are six feet tall

    ...and famous basketball players


    ...in which case I will profit, so they can do whatever tank they like


    ...#dreambig [​IMG] full tank shot

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    My bounce mushroom from the old tank. It split into 2 recently.

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    A friendly damsel

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    Another friendly damsel

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    My rock of shrooms

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    A friendly toadstool
     
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  4. myrjon

    myrjon Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    all looking good. Easy to work with ..
     
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    Juano908 Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Looking good, sent you a PM.


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    looks good man
     
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    Looking good!!! I love my shallow tank too:)
     
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    Mrx7899x Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Nice tank like the rock work
     
  9. MaxDamage984

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    Chapter 11: I think it's 11 but whose counting..

    Gentlemen let us speak of flow.

    Currently I have two sources: the overflow return nuzzle on one side and mp10 on the other.

    The left side of the tank doesn't get nearly the same amount of flow. If I turn up the mp10 the right side gets blasted too much. If I turn up the return flow then I have general turbulence on the surface which then I can't see stuff from top down. And I want to see stuff top down.

    Tried adding a little powerhead on the left but Im trying to keep amount of crap I have running somewhat down.

    Can I get away with gentler currents by turning everything down or do I need to invest in a coral viewer like they have in stores floating in their tanks?



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  10. mnat

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    Get the coral viewer, I think flow is one of the most underrated factors in this hobby and I would not turn it down due to aesthetic reasons. Maybe look for the smaller gyre/icecap pump, it might do really well with your size tank and dimensions.
     
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    Always tricky to achieve a good flow pattern for a shallow tank. In my 80 breeder which is 17” tall I run one mp40 at about 50%. On the remote side the flow is weak. But I put low flow corals there. Have you tried two mp10 on the back wall? Maybe try one and see how the flow bounces off the front. Then you can decide whether to buy another one.


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  12. MaxDamage984

    MaxDamage984 Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    Perhaps I will do what you did and put low flow stuff there. Is the surface of your water turbulent?

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    horseplay Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    It’s turbulent in front of the PH but not splashing. You can also try one of these directional powerheads like a maxjet. Just don’t point at the corals.
     
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  14. trio91

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    if flow is your issue, just smash a hole into one of your side glass panels...lol :loyal:
     
  15. MaxDamage984

    MaxDamage984 Well-Known Member NJRC Member

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    I considered that.... Many a day

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  16. trio91

    trio91 Director at Large Board of Directors NJRC Member

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    lmao :highly_amused:
     
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