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partman1969

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75 gallon with nothing difficult here, and I’m on a really tight budget. Got some neon green frogspawn, orange fungia, cabbage coral, a few sinularia, zoanthids , toadstool, Xenia, and a gorgonia. Everyone else has such beautiful reefs. I’m jealous.
 

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spieszak

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Looks great! How long have you been running it? Some of those corals have been growing for a while!
Hows the reffing community in Ohio? I don't know why I think reefs don't make it that far inland, I mean, I know better, but, it always jumps out at me when I see folks in the hobby that aren't on the coasts. (There are just less people, with more space in between, making a specialty hobby harder)
 

partman1969

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Thanks for your kind comment. This tank has been running about 4 years and has coral growth from specimens dating back to 2004. Unfortunately ups and downs in my finances have not always given them the best environment, and local pet shops and information are quite scarce. Only recently, a small store, "Extreme Tropical Pets" opened in my area, and the owner Kate is a wealth of knowledge. She has the only store that should be allowed to sell marine life in the area because she is an experienced hobbyist first, and really cares for the animals well being. Unfortunately the local economy dictates that even she cannot stock much SPS or exotic specimens but she will get most items on request. I intend to attain and care for a few more colorful LPS specimens but that will be about it.
 
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partman1969

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Sorry for the very blue shots. I’m not a very good photographer, and pictures are taken on an iPad. The tank is not actually as blue as the shots appear but is on the bluer spectrum. I light the aquarium with an ATI Dimmable Sunpower T5 4 bulb fixture using 3 ATI Blue+, and 1 ATI Purple+.
 

mfinn

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Looks great.
Just a tip on the photography, there are some yellow and orange filters out there that can really help getting that blue filtered out.
I have ATI Blue Plus bulbs on both my tanks. Along with Reef Brite xho led strips it's all but impossible for me to take a picture ( without the filter) that doesn't have heavy blue over tones.
I've seen some for pretty cheap.
 
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