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Ok, I'll go first. Currently, I'm running the following setups:

55 gallon saltwater tank
About 60 pounds of live rock, Aquac Remora Skimmer (2), Yellow Tang, Green Chromis, Yellowtail Blue Damsel, Zoanthids, Pulsing Xenia, 2 acropora corals, Crocea Clam, Turbo Snails, Cleaner Shrimps, Maroon Clownfish with Bubble Tip Anemone. T5-HO lights @ 8 x 54 watts. Water top-offs are with RO water with kalkwasser added using a Kent Marine Aquadose to slow drip when the lights are off. 10% water changes once a week.

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28 Gallon Nano Cube Reef Tank
Read about how I set up my Nanocube

10 gallon qt
Nothing in QT at the moment

55 gallon freshwater
Silver Dollars, Angelfish, various tetras

Two 6 gallon freshwater tanks (kids rooms) - their tanks, but I clean them. When they get bigger they'll be doing their own tank maintenance.

120 Gallon Reef Tank (more pics towards page 3 or so in this thread of the 120 gallon)
reef-tank-scene.jpg
120 gallon specs:
8x54 watt T5 only running 6 bulbs on to save energy
geo calcium reactor
40 gallon sump
eheim return pump
2 ecotech vortech powerheads
biopellet reactor to lower nitrates and phosphates
reef octopus skimmer
diy rock wall background
corals include sps, zoanthids, lps
 

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Very cool. How long was the tank running (at the time of the pictures) and how much, if any, had the coral grown?
Also, any progress on the 28g nano-cube?
 
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Thanks sirdarksol - the 55 saltwater tank has been up for awhile now... several years primarily a fowlr. Clams maybe 9 months, birdsnest 4 months, acroporas and candy canes about 9 months too. Some montipora frags that are between 2 months and 9 months.

Just posted a pic above of the nanocube and a link to the setup article.

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Looks fantastic Mike. I like your frag shelf. Very nice.
 
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Thanks Gozer
 

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Really nice looking tanks. The nano cube is a great addition. How do you like the MH ? I bet the color (14K) is awesome in person.
 
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Yep, I'm diggin the halide.
 

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totally awesome!!!!!! how nice that must be to sit and just watch
 
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Thanks Shawnie - growing coral frags is alot of fun.
 

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Beautiful Tank! I would love to have a saltwater tank someday. It just seems to complicated and much to expensive for me at this point
 
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Thanks newbee - expensive yes, not all that complicated though. Just have to research stuff before you buy it to make sure you have the equipment to care for it.
 

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:drool: I would LOVE your tank! Great pics!
 
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I want Halide lights and a Frag Shelf........ ;D

Looking good. I like the one in the picture second from the left on the top row. Bright yellow polyps. It's stuff like that, that makes me want to start a Nano SPS tank. Like I don't have enough water to change as is, right.
 
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Haha! Thanks Goz. I wish I knew what species of coral that was... I was thinking pocillopora, but still not sure.
 

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Awesome tanks!
 

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So pretty... i'm drooling slightly...
 

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So many tanks! WOW! I can't imagine myself having these many tanks. Even if I DID have these many tanks, I couldn't be as hard working as you Mike! Nice!
 

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BRILLIANT TANK MIKE!!

1 quick question : Do u have a blue and yellow tang in there ?

also is that a pair of black and white clowns i c? because if it is then u should no that i have 2 black and white clowns aswell.

Is coral fragging easy because i might give it a go and maybe if i am as succesful as u then i might be able to sell them for a bit of cha-ching LOL.

Anyways plz reply 2 my questions

From Matt A keen fish keeper (Agsansoo and Mike are my hero's)
 

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WOW great tank! :drool: Now I'm dehydrated from all the mouth watering...
There is nothing like saltwater....
 
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