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A Golden Reef Tank (v2)

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by halmus, Jul 14, 2017.

  1. JZinCO

    JZinCO Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    thanks! It's very well done as are all the acrylic tanks in the fish room
     
  2. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    This was way better in person! I couldn’t believe how clean and organized everything is. I can’t wait to see how the tank grows in and develops.
     
  3. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    @halmus do you have any pics of your Washington State tank? I think you had posted some once but the link was dead...I want to see all the magical SPS goodness!
     
  4. Coralxchickx:)

    Coralxchickx:) Copepod

    Omg I just spent the last hour reading this thread from beginning to end... all I can say is DREAM BUILD!

    When I move back to Colorado hopping to see this tank in person!!! Ahhhhh my mind is still going!!! Definitely drooling for sure

    Keep up the amazing work and thank you sooo much for sharing this experience :)

    Tammi


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  5. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thanks to both of you. So many projects going on right now. I really hope things slow down so I can enjoy the growth.
     
  6. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thanks Tammi. Let me know when you get back in Colorado. Where are you moving in from? Any ongoing projects?
     
  7. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I’m so bummed out I missed the chance to see the system and meet ya. Your build is next to none. I don’t have nearly your patience! Haha
     
  8. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thanks Dr D!
     
  9. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    As requested, here are some pics of my previous build. Looking back, it was way more grown in than I remember. I miss that tank.

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  10. Coralxchickx:)

    Coralxchickx:) Copepod


    Moving back from Los Angeles this coming June.

    I have a 45 gallon AIO tank that I’m hopping to move back. (live stock and all)

    I’ve spent the last 3 years hand picking every coral and every fish that I’ve added to my tank. I just can’t part ways with them so I fragged everything selling the colony and moving things back. Wish me luck



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  11. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    It's about time for a photo update:

    I am just trying to learn my DSLR. I have some images taken with AUTO settings but nothing else to work with as I'm away from home at the moment. I'm using Lightroom to edit the photos and make them presentable. So, they're heavily altered.

    Also, I've got a LOT of room to fill in my tank. That's a good thing but doesn't make for the best full tank shots. I've got a few small colonies that are doing well like a Raspberry Shortcake, Fire & Ice Echinata, and a PC Rainbow. They're all about fist sized. Otherwise, most frags are just that, small frags.

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  12. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

  13. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. MASC Vice-President

    Looks good! Before you know it will be full and you’re going to look at it with the best new frag you just got wondering where do I put this one!


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  14. SUS

    SUS Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looking great! Love the scape
     
  15. TheRealChrisBrown

    TheRealChrisBrown Tuna Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    Looks so good! I'm jealous...
     
  16. ShroomLagoon

    ShroomLagoon Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    I had great success moving mine, 3 day drive. Definitely got looks rolling a 5g bucket in hotel rooms.

    Good luck!

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  17. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thanks Mike. The coral that’s in the tank is doing well. Not the growth I’d like on some but I think things will continue to improve as the tank matures.
     
  18. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thanks. I modeled it off of a guy’s tank in Thailand (search DSPS tank from Thailand). Loved his build and tank. I hope I can approach his level of success someday.
     
  19. halmus

    halmus Prawn Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Thanks Chris. I’ve got a few corals growing almost to the point where I need to fire up the frag tanks. Others are so slow in establishing that it will still be years.

    I’ve tried not to place larger colonies too high where they’ll start shadowing lowers before they grow in. Somehow, I still think that will be a problem. The PC Rainbow is doing great. So is the Strawberry Shortcake which I couldn’t help putting at the top of the arch. Both will be a problem a year from now. I guess that’s a good problem to have.
     
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  20. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C President M.A.S.C Webmaster

    Looking good. Love the anthias
     

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