View Full Version : So I went from this to this...

04-17-2007, 10:35 PM
I downgraded to a 20 long...well I like to think I upgraded because I like it alot better! I think the aquascaping looks alot better than the 25 gallon and it's 6" longer which fills the space it occupies much better. I did this on this last Sat because well I was just bored...:D I bought an aquaclear hob filter that's rated up to 70 gallons to keep the water clean and I'm looking at getting the deltec mce300 so I can shoot for sps this time around. I only have a few corals for now but I did just purchase a true rbta for my gsm from barrier reef. I also changed my bulb over to a reeflux 12k and I'm very happy with the color a crisp white/blue color. I was going to go bb but decided I liked seeing the sand in the tank it just looks more natural so I put a thin layer of sand just under 1". For flow I'm using (2) hydor koralia 1's and along with the aquaclear I'm getting 1100 gph or just over 50x of turnover so I'm good there. I also tested my water the next day and wow all parameters were stable and right on.:D Let me know what you guys think I made a quick movie too...my old tank is in my sig (well not for long):lol:

http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/jmilsrt4/th_newtankpics014.jpg (http://s91.photobucket.com/albums/k291/jmilsrt4/?action=view&current=newtankpics014.flv)

04-18-2007, 05:16 PM
Awesome tank.
I really like that anemone.

04-18-2007, 05:21 PM
Thanks I like it too! It found a place within a day that it liked and it's been there ever since.:)

04-18-2007, 05:26 PM
Looks great!!! Sometimes going smaller is an upgrade in a sense! I've done the same thing many times until I took it too far the last time :shock: :p

04-28-2007, 08:32 PM
A few updated pics!:D

04-29-2007, 06:47 AM
Great pics man! Tank is looking great:)

04-29-2007, 04:19 PM
Thanks I appreciate the kind words! :D

04-29-2007, 08:34 PM
More pics with the actinics...as well as some fish/clam pics:D

04-29-2007, 08:36 PM
figi yellow millepora from barrier reef and other sps...

04-30-2007, 07:28 AM
very nice tank you have there.. where did the anemone go????

04-30-2007, 08:50 AM
nice stuff man althought i can see that rbta filling ur tank by its self man ive seen sum big ones and they do grow fast best of luck and nice tank

spongebob lover
04-30-2007, 08:52 AM
very kewl tank dood :)

04-30-2007, 11:24 AM
very nice tank you have there.. where did the anemone go????

Well let's just say it moved to the wrong spot...:cry: It met my aquaclear filter and died. I was so mad because I just bought it a little over a week ago!:mad:

05-22-2007, 11:43 PM

Here are some new pics top down shots and other pics. My new clam too!:D

05-22-2007, 11:47 PM
Some more...

05-23-2007, 11:03 AM
Great looking tank man!!! :D

05-23-2007, 12:53 PM
Thanks krish75! I'm going to buy just a few more sps (green/purple rim cap, pink mille, and another tricolor) and call it good. I'll let everything grow and fil out the tank. Any suggestions guys?



05-29-2007, 02:11 PM
Some more :D

05-29-2007, 02:26 PM
Looking Very Nice

06-19-2007, 08:14 PM
Here are some updated shots before I put the new 20k in. :)

06-21-2007, 12:20 AM
Wow, great looking tank. Looks like you are getting some serious growth on those corals.

06-21-2007, 12:41 AM
Thanks! So far yes I notice alot of growth w/ the green slimer, millies, blue sparkler, and red cap. I'm stuffed with frags though so hopefully soon I can get them in the 75.:D

06-23-2007, 05:25 PM
The first 3 shots are under actinics. The tricolor is from acrodesiac and the zoo's/palys are from nomercymike. (thanks guys;)) The new derasa clam is from danno14. I'm happy w/ my new bulbs light dispersion but not the color so I ordered a pheonix 14k bulb. I'll have pics sometime next week with the new bulb in.


06-23-2007, 05:26 PM
Here is the paly with a couple of blues clues and another tank shot:)

06-23-2007, 07:03 PM
Totally awesome!!!

06-23-2007, 07:17 PM
Thanks Mike I'm very happy w/ it so far.

06-23-2007, 08:46 PM
Looks nice! Thanks for all the pics!

06-23-2007, 11:13 PM
Thanks, I try to keep everyone updated on new stuff:lol:

06-28-2007, 10:16 PM
Pics taken under 50/50 current 65watt pc's:D

spongebob lover
06-30-2007, 02:18 PM
your corals look like they're getting big, one thing that i'm not to sure about it's how come you have your tank on a table or is it a cofin (you know where you put dead people :p) ?
doesn't it move to much ?

06-30-2007, 10:20 PM
That's the first time I've ever heard that! :lol: Actually it's positioned between two different rooms.

spongebob lover
06-30-2007, 11:33 PM
That's the first time I've ever heard that! Actually it's positioned between two different rooms.

lol!!! kewl dood :D... i was just wondering :lol: .
your purple/blue mushroom on the right looks huge :shock:.... it sort of looks like it's catching up to the clam on size :shock::D

07-01-2007, 09:11 PM
Yeah they are pretty big and now theres a few babies as well.:D

07-11-2007, 07:01 PM
New rics and new tank shot...:D

spongebob lover
07-11-2007, 07:09 PM
very nice dood :) .... i believe your tank is getting packed and it's saying ... share us with gabster :p :lol:

07-11-2007, 07:22 PM
Very nice! I down sized a few years ago too from a 120 to my current 43. Much easier, less time consuming and less expensive...Tank looks awesome.

07-11-2007, 07:53 PM
Gabby- Yes very packed! I did make a bit of room for a med mille colony though:D

I would love to share but lets wait for things to grow out a bit;)

Reeferdude- yep a smaller tank is easier to maintain but at the same time can be difficult to keep the params more stable. Eventually I'd like to put everything into a larger system once it grows out.:)

spongebob lover
07-11-2007, 08:15 PM
Yes very packed! I did make a bit of room for a med mille colony though

LMAO!!! that's awesome dood :D .

12-24-2007, 07:07 PM
Eventually I'd like to put everything into a larger system once it grows out.:)

sometimes smaller is better! But even then you are planinig your next move:D VERY NICE TANK!:)

12-24-2007, 09:48 PM
Instead of "very packed" how about "most efficient use of available space " I've seen! Sounds better LoL
I missed the fact it was a 20 long. Looked much larger. Real nice!

12-29-2007, 03:35 AM
sorry wrong post

01-07-2008, 01:44 AM
ohhh my god you went from nice to pimping

great job i thought you needed advice at first, but now i see you could answer some of my questions

youi should do another vid!!!

01-09-2008, 01:44 AM
Thanks Trillyen I miss that tank...oh well I have a new one to satisfy my hobby.:lol: