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Post  liquidg on 10th August 2012, 1:36 pm

Cut tank glass from last year in a pile.
I cut both at the same time.



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Tank half built.


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Dead rock from creek.

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Some corals waiting to go in.


Tank from dead rock glued in to corals all thriving.

















The special fish food concentrate I made for this tank.



The food frozen in bags ready for putting into squeeze bottles for use.
The 30 litres I made should mix to at least 60 litres when needed each time I make up a batch of squeeze bottles.




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Post  mykez on 27th September 2012, 2:27 pm

mate the tank is looking unreal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I'm sure it looks even better in reality afro
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Post  liquidg on 28th September 2012, 2:18 am

All my corals from the top tank are doing great,that worried me because i was very rough in the change over and i really should clean my glass so i can see something,lol.
Thanks mate.

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Post  liquidg on 8th October 2012, 11:39 am

Finally one of my oldest sps corals is getting its purple/blue back.

When I put it in the tank in August last year it was a lovely purple and then a mix of green and purple then it went green, now with some accidental algae manipulation its going back to purple.

Hopefully it finishes its transition back soon.




I took a pic of the red deco crab on one of my clams and low behold, the beautiful blue algae I introduced into the tank several months back is blooming, just small at this stage, but nothing else has changed in there and my oldest sps are returning to either some purple or one turning to mainly purple.

Xenia is a major contributor to sps algae needs, but I like to think itís my blue algae.

You can just see it in sought of ribbon shapes to the left of the clamís mantle in this pic

Love nature and how it all works together.



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Post  fishnthings on 9th October 2012, 11:15 am

Just going over all the aqua journals... impressive , you have done an incredible job with your tank, the colours are amazing Hard to believe what diversity we have in the ocean! just as well you guys collect all your own fish ,,i am sure you would need a 2nd job just for the hobby , I wonder how many partnerships have been tested on your forum ,i am guessing many by all those fantastic tanks on display.. lol
Have you ever thought of having an open house , where the members can visit to see each others aquariums up close and personal... i think that would be very popular and one would get lots of good tips and not just reading about how they got them up and running !

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Post  liquidg on 9th October 2012, 3:21 pm

Most of us have seen each otherís tanks and we all have different ways.

Mine is always experimental, sought of, I get bord with the same old tank situations.

This time it has to go at least 2 years to fruition to really see what nature can do for my tank life.

Six corals are from the beginning, seven fish are from the beginning, so those all stay to see how natural means can keep the waters in check with no help or water changes, the rest may vary to satisfy the way I get bored.

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Post  liquidg on 11th October 2012, 5:14 am

Acan coral taking on more colours.

These are from when I broke them up moving from the top tank to the invert tank.

The original acan is just orange/red all over, this is quite a bit prettier since it changed after they went into the bottom tank, now the frags are all healing and polyps repairing them selves and new polyps are already happening.

Yes there are always abundant algae types in my tanks, wouldnít be with out them!!!!!!!





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Post  finfan on 12th October 2012, 10:39 am

That's a great acan - great colours....

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Post  liquidg on 12th October 2012, 11:55 am

Yeh it's nice for sure.
hey scott was around yesterday and he recons he has a similar situation with his acan,just the colours are in a diffrent confuguration.
It sounds pretty cool.

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Post  liquidg on 19th October 2012, 10:23 am

Another algae i seeded into my tank.


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Post  finfan on 3rd November 2012, 12:11 am

Hey Liquidg

Could you clean the glass on the lower tank and take some whole tank shots, today I am replacing the two cubes I have with one larger tank I built and I am looking for some inspiration/ motivation and your tank gets me amped each time I see it...... Shocked

Then once it settles we can frag the hammer and see how it goes ah.... Surprised


Please. What a Face ........thanks

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Post  liquidg on 3rd November 2012, 3:09 am

Ignobolis wrote:Hey Liquidg

Could you clean the glass on the lower tank and take some whole tank shots, today I am replacing the two cubes I have with one larger tank I built and I am looking for some inspiration/ motivation and your tank gets me amped each time I see it...... Shocked

Then once it settles we can frag the hammer and see how it goes ah.... Surprised


Please. What a Face ........thanks

Cool

Me have a tank with dirty glass,unheard of,lol.


This is as good as the bottom tanks gets,yeh I am lazy,but algae on the glass to me is algae any where and that I like.



Some ones a happy chomper.
This thing(,I call it sid,as in sid viscous), is eating any thing I put in there but harms no other fish and wonít eat my finger????
A whimpy clown triggor,lol.
Oh and its adicted to lazing under the return flow,I was worried the first time I saw this,thatís a sign of velvet as the fish needs extra oxygen,but no it gets the flow on its back and just lays there and when I turn up to feed the tub,its as if it makes it look like it was never that side of the tub,lol,lol,geez I did I pick a silly triggor.


Oh and I am carrying on from a mistake from lazyness and being slack that I made with the system to show some interesting results with sps,I will put up pics soon.


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Post  finfan on 3rd November 2012, 3:01 pm

Cool thanks mate

That's just what I needed....look forward to the pics..... cheers

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Post  liquidg on 4th November 2012, 11:21 am

I have decided to take a risk, in goes a nudibranch, this is my favourite type and hopefully it doesnít eat the wrong things.



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Post  finfan on 4th November 2012, 2:23 pm

Imagine a specialist Nudi tank -gee that would be colorful...

Hey in the above pic where did you get the miniature turtle dude - check it out- see if you can spot it...lol... Very Happy

Rolling Eyes

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Post  liquidg on 4th November 2012, 2:58 pm

Nope,just see the regular crap in my tank.
There is a pep in the pic??

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Post  liquidg on 9th November 2012, 2:25 am

STDs in my tank,its got crabs,lol.

The large one has been in one coral or another since day one of these corals but geez itís a big bugger now.
The other was a tiny spec and has always been in that coral.
With acro crabs, though the big one may not be a true acro crab, the corals do far better as the crabs carry out a lot of care for the corals.
Personally I recon you shouldnít try to keep sps with out one in each coral head, not to close to each though a they do fight.





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Post  liquidg on 9th November 2012, 2:37 am

More blue and orange algae springing up.




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Post  liquidg on 10th November 2012, 10:53 am

Another mistake due to being slack and over confident.

I thought a little stress showing on a few corals was due to storing some stuff in my system, letting salinity get below 1.022 and a couple of other things, but no it was a stupid mistake again.

I left some coolite in the bottom tub and in the pre filter area of the invert tank,I forgot it breaks down and poisons the waters from itís make up!!!
Thatís the third time i have done this over the years, stupid.

Anyway I got it early and did my first-forced water change to day of around 25percent,thatís it for my experiment of how long with out a water change.

Back to mainstream water changes for me, well, maybe one or two per year after these toxins algae will not handle,clears up,lol.

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Post  liquidg on 29th November 2012, 8:27 am

Finally the hinge back shrimp I put in several months ago is getting gutsy and feeds with the rest of the tank life now.

I forgot I had it and thought when I saw it, where the hell did that come from,lol.




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Post  liquidg on 24th December 2012, 1:42 am

A nice anthias collected recently.

This one type hasnt been seen here before so thats why it came home and Itís hoped that this one doesnít jump out!


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Post  liquidg on 25th December 2012, 12:55 pm

Just a quick update on the tank.

Blue algae going great guns now at two spots.





Just some random pics of the tank life as well.




Right side of tank.


Right side two months later.






Coral that was attached and could not transferred over.




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Post  liquidg on 3rd January 2013, 12:39 pm

This isnt from my invert tank but in one of my tubs.

My clown trigger telling me the two crabs it just had were not enough.

This one wont even try to bite me.



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Post  liquidg on 5th January 2013, 9:15 am

I little while ago I put a small portion of this algae in the NWMsystems algae area and from that it has spread amazingly over the whole tub, attaching to most of the algae in there.

It doesnít seem to affect the caulerpa its grows on but since it started itís amazing growth my corals in the invert tank have taken on more purple and blue colouration.

It may be a coincidence, I donít know?

Another thing is if it stays in a bucket for a while the water turns pink-purple?



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Post  liquidg on 8th January 2013, 8:52 am

This has been very interesting of late; many of my corals have decided to turn purple or blue,still with green polyps though??

I have an idea why the polyps are not and the encasing coraline has gone from green,being that all hard corals are two forms in one,both existing together.

There have been some things i have been doing,which one did this only time will tell.



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