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Here goes another one. I am crossing my fingers that I do not burn this one to the ground or have a tank crack.

My 150 was spawned from a 30g:
http://wamas.org/totm_previous.php?prev=totm-2008-03

 

That grew to a 90g
http://wamas.org/forums/topic/20640-bruces-bbyatv-larger-mixed-reef/?hl=bbyatv

 

That burned:
http://wamas.org/forums/topic/43170-bad-fire-on-my-90g-looking-for-new-one/

 

And morphed into a 120 that cracked:
http://wamas.org/forums/topic/44757-wtb-120g-4-foot-long/

 

That has now blossomed into a 150.

Here starts a new positive good luck tank. (I hope)

I bought the tank from Mr Rock (Thanks Derrick http://wamas.org/forums/topic/44964-mr-rock-is-the-man-and-he-has-lots-of-nice-stuff-for-sale/)

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Here it is shortly after initial set-up.
(Notice the DIY tray under the stand to catch any water that might explode from the tank during a fire or crack)

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Thanks for looking.

Bruce

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Tank looks great Bruce. I miss my old 150 like that, great dimensions. Everything looks really good. What are you doing for lighting on this tank.?

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Thanks.

 

I have:

2 x 250 Watt DE MH Phoenix 14,000K Bulbs

2 x LumenMax Elite Double Ended HQI Reflectors

2 x 250 Watt IceCap MH Ballasts

2 x 54 Watt UVL Super Actinic T5 Bulbs

2 x Sunlight T5 Retrofit Reflectors

1 x 430 Icecap T5 Ballast

 

Complete tank specs can be found here:

http://mysite.verizon.net/bbyatv/myocean/index.html

 

The tank specs and pictures are from the 90g, but everytrhing else is still the same. I just moved the lights from the 90 to the 120 to the 150.

 

Bruce

 

Tank looks great Bruce. I miss my old 150 like that, great dimensions. Everything looks really good. What are you doing for lighting on this tank.?

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Kevin,

 

Thanks a bunch. In this 150g I am getting the best colors I have ever gotten. I have very stable parameters at the moment and I like the lighting. Next time you are over, I think you will appreciate the coral colors.

 

Thanks again,

Bruce

 

That tank looks GREAT Bruce, your corals seem to be making a very healthy recovery from your recent tank issues!

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Some recent pics of the 150 at 7 months old.

 

Picture quality kinda sucks. They are from a cell phone.

 

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Bruce

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if you guys want to journy into arlington ill be here most of the day, trying to get the hood done today so i can get the 120 up and running in the next couple weeks

 

but the 90 is full of too much stuff ranging from basic to hard to find.

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Thanks. Many of the corals had come from my previous tanks so they were pretty good size when they went in. The 150 is starting to settle in.

 

Bruce

 

That looks pretty amazing for 7 months of growth!

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Thanks. Many of the corals had come from my previous tanks so they were pretty good size when they went in. The 150 is starting to settle in.

 

Bruce

 

 

 

 

I was about to ask about what steriods you were supplying. Eitherway, it looks great!

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I've seen this tank in person when Bruce helped me out with some chaetomorpha. It is a first class tank and looks like it has matured in place for years.

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woops sorry for the mispost...was supposed to be a different window.

 

 

Tank does look very nice, that birdsnest colony is HUGE..

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Dave,

 

Thanks for the compliment. Any luck on that trip to FL?

 

Bruce

 

I've seen this tank in person when Bruce helped me out with some chaetomorpha. It is a first class tank and looks like it has matured in place for years.

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Decided to add a video.

 

 

Bruce

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Embedded the video for you

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Thanks for asking.

Here are a couple FTS from December 2012.

 

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Bruce

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Nice tank! What kind of gorg is that? I'm assuming photosynthetic, right??

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Bruce, this is a gorgeous tank and from what I've seen you are doing a first class job on it. Let's hope there are no more disasters in your future.

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Yes. I believe it is a Antollogorgia Bipinnata (Purple Sea Plume).

 

Thanks for the nice comment.

Bruce

 

Nice tank! What kind of gorg is that? I'm assuming photosynthetic, right??

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Here is a FTS following the break down on 11/5/2013 to remove all mushrooms from the tank.  They started killing SPS.  Once they started getting after my Purple Monster, that was the final straw.  They had to come out.

 

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Bruce

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Wow! It seems like you can't stop things from growing! Good on ya!

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Following the re-build and coral frag cleanup.

 

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Bruce

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Looking really nice, Bruce! I would encourage you to add a FTS to this new thread of FTS's!

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