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Aurora Quest 450 Gallon Classroom Tank

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by MuralReef, Jun 15, 2018.

  1. MuralReef

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

    I just picked up some nice 400 watt PFOs that I’m going to put on the big tank and I plan to use the old 250 watt halide fixture on a reverse cycle to grow the mangroves.


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  2. halmus

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

    Love the mangrove tanks! Did you find a good commercial source for mangroves or is this a side deal with Julian?

    Eventually want to rework my fuge and make it a dedicated mangrove tank since I can’t grow cheato to save my life. The few mangroves I had did well until my unidentified monster crab dug up their roots.
     
  3. MuralReef

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

    I am going to reach out to Julian this summer and hopefully he can send me some nice trees. If that doesn’t work out I will probably turn to eBay or reach out to some folks in FL.


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  4. 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

    Let me know for sure! I’ll be in.


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  5. MuralReef

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

    Pics[​IMG]



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  6. MuralReef

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

    More[​IMG]


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  7. MuralReef

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

    More[​IMG]


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  8. MuralReef

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

    Same torch three different lenses.


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  9. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

     
  10. 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

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  11. JuanGutz

    JuanGutz Marlin M.A.S.C Club Member

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  12. MuralReef

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

    Had no idea either. I guess I'll just have to get a lot of them!
     
  13. 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

    Well ya, especially when they are just pods, they have a pretty negligible impact. The bigger they grow the more impact, but takes a considerable amount of time to get them there.
     
  14. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I will probably need to buy some more mangroves since I think the fire killed mine, at least the tops are dead, may give it another week or 2 to see if they sprout more leaves sometimes they do.
     
  15. MuralReef

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

    Don't know if you read the article above, but it said if they lose all of their leaves to put them in tap water under a good light source and they should sprout leaves again. Might even try putting them outside or in direct sunlight.
     
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  16. scchase

    scchase Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. B.O.D. Member-at-Large

    I read it, the key though is that the stem isn't damaged, in my case everything above the water was torched, sometimes they will grow a new stem but not always.
     
  17. MuralReef

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

    Let’s hope he plays nice![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  18. MuralReef

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

    This guy is pretty cool too![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  19. 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

    Nice shots. Good looking fish!
     
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  20. Haddonisreef

    Haddonisreef Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Bleenies have tons of personality!
     
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