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Here are some updated pics of my nano. I've been adding lots of corals after removing rbta but still not happy at all with the look of the tank; really miss the movement and color of the rbta. The upper center portion of the tank still seem very lacking. I added some nice sps to spice things up but either they're growing super slow or i'm very impatient :D Thinking of ripping those out and replace them with something that will add some movement to that part of the tank. Any coral suggestions?

 

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Great shots of a nice tank. I always like your pictures... do you have an expensive camera setup?

 

I agree that the former RBTA spot is missing something. Why did you chose to get rid of it? Was it hurting corals, or...? There are a number of different softies that might look nice there and give you the motion you are looking for, and won't move around and kill your other livestock. I have a finger leather that moves nicely in the current, but not as colorful as the RBTA.

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Thank you. These pics were taken with a point and shoot ultra compact (Sony T70) camera, nothing fancy. I do have a canon xt that I prefer to use but my friend borrowed it and I'm too lazy to go get it back :)

 

I got rid of the RBTA because it decided to move behind the rocks when I upgraded the lighting; I guess it didn't like the 250w metal halide. It also killed all my sps as it was growing. I like softies and do have lots of them but they don't like the intense lighting in that bald spot.

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Great looking tank and amazing pictures with the point and shoot camera. I have a Sony (H1) digital camera and I can't even get close to that nice of picture.

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Hieu,

 

 

Tank is looking great(rock2) Glad to see the shrimp are still flipin stars and having a great time. Give it a little time to fill in remembder thats are number one enemy in this hobby no one wants to wait(whistle) Eventually it will grow in.

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loving those shrooms of yours, the ones that look like bubble tips, those are amazing as far as mushrooms go. As far as coral suggestions, I think some neon pink birdsnest would be a good fit for that area in your tank, plus it grows extremely fast since you are impatient just like the rest of us haha

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Hieu,

What lighting are you using? I am converting my 29G fresh water to saltwater. I am trying to get the light that can handle mosre SPS. Nice tank by the way.

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Wow... sweet looking tank and some great pics! I love the shrimp going after that star. I know what you mean about the BTA - it would be hard to replace the color and motion of my rose (if I even could get it out of the tank) but it is a pain trying to keep it away from the SPS! Hope the birdsnest works out for you.

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I'm using the Odyssea 250w metal halide/2x65w pc actinic fixture. The ballast that came with it is really crappy from what I read so I replaced it with a Lumatek ballast and changed the bulb to 14k phoenix. The color with this setup is very nice. I'm getting the birdnest today from lowman (Bob); really excited!

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Time for a few changes: the tank will be taken apart in the morning for a total rescaping. I've been adding rocks here and there and now the tank looks kinda messy. I"m sick of looking at it the way it is; this will also give me a chance to catch that [language filter] yellow tang (model tank citizen, just outgrowing the tank) that's been eluding capture. Will also be ordering a hanging kit to hang the light so I'll have more room to work in the tank; i'm done with burning my arm on the metal halide glass cover.

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Phew!!! The rock work's done. I LIKE IT! The tank doesn't look like a huge pile of rock anymore; it's two huge piles of rock now haha...Anyway, only half of the corals have been transferred back to the tank; the other half are still in the holding tank (with flow and heat of course). Everything's pretty much pissed right now. I will take some picture once everything's been moved back into the tank and glued down :) Will be done by tomorrow. Oh, I was also able to catch that yellow tang. Anyone wanna buy it? I'll take it to a store tomorrow (don't wanna stress him out by keeping him in a holding tank for too long) to trade for something else if i don't hear from anyone.

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No tang here I have 2 need to get out of my systemDOH!

 

Glad it turned out he way you wanted and looking forward to the pics(rock2)

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