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  1. CAGaHTN

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    Have had the tank set up for about 5 years now. I do minimal water changes,around 50 gal a year. The water stays about .025 Sal. 450 Ca. 3.10 Alk. 1450 Mg.
     

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    Welcome, looks great. And that clam is huge!:eek2:
     
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    Hard to tell, but is that tank drilled and do you have a sump? There might be an overflow on the left side, but I don't think so.

    So, you don't do much for water changes, and you don't have a sump, so you may not have a skimmer, unless it is HOB. You have lots of fish, some of them big.

    Thing looks great.

    There also doesn't appear to be any purple/pink coraline algae anywhere. rocks/glass, anywhere. Unless the color just isn't coming through.

    Did you turn off the pumps for the photos, there doesn't appear to be any surface agitation.

    It is just a very interesting system, runs contrary to all of the 'best practices' I have learned, yet you have what look to be healthy fish, montis/sps etc in that tank.

    What am I missing, how do you do it?
    Nice work.
     
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    Fragtastic Reef We Dont Frag Around! Rare fish and more
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    I believe there is a skimmer in 2nd picture very far right side you can see a RIO pump or similar for it I think....

    setup looks awesome. My biggest question is you must dose 2 part or a calcium reactor with only 50gal of WC's per year.... That clam alone must suck up a good 30ml dose of 2 part by itself a day.... :gay1:
     
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    Thanks guys. I have a Berlin HOB skimmer. I do use B-Ionic for the Ca and Alk. I got the clam when it was about an inch and a qtr. My long tentacle plate coral has doubled in size since I got it this summer. There is not a lot of coraline in the tank. Just the in the skimmer and on the magfloat a few small sopts on rock and the glass. I got some bigger powerheads a week ago for some more flow. I have a coralife twin 250W halide unit for the lighting.
     

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    Is that a RBTA on the bottom right on the tank? How long have you have it? and what kind of lighting do you have? I can't keep my bright pink like that too long. I heard they are pink because they are stressed.
     
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    Yeah it is. I didnt mean to have any in my tank but had to take some out of someones tank and needed to keep them at home over night but my breeder net sagged over night and one got out and into the rock. its been in there for about 6 months. I feed it jumbo mysis now and again. I got the clowns after it it found its spot in the rock but then went to the plate coral instead. has stayed the same size. I have 2 10k 250W halides 2 96W actinic CFLs and 4 blue LEDs.
     
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    CAGaHTN

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    Thought I'd update some pics
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    beautiful mature tank. That Dersa is awesome.
     
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    Loving the tank. Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Thanks guys, I got that clam when it was under 2 inches now its around 10. I just put 2 new 96w 454 act. and 2 new 250w 14k bulbs in today. I like the color, most the blue is from the actinics.
    This was the tank with the other bulbs. They were aslo needing to be replaced.
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    Wow, tank looks great. I am surprised everything looks that good with just a little skimmer and almost no water changes. Whatever you are doing, keep it up.
     
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    Thanks its had ups and downs with the power going out and it over heating last summer but most the stuff lived just lost fish. Its filled in quite a bit since the first post in feb.
     
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    My RBT split yesterday so I though Id post some pics.

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    Looks great. Love the look of the 14K versus the 10K.
     
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    so you have 3 clams...cool!!!
     
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    Yeah me too. The light is a lot softer coming off the tank too, if that make sense.

    I got the 2 smaller clams from a guy who's garage burned down. It was attached to the house so they had to move out for a few months while they cleaned and rebuilt.
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    Really loving your tank. :biggthumpup:

    Nice clean set up.
     
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    Great looking tank!
     
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    I have some frags of the corals in the tank, if anyone is interested PM me. The frag rack is full so want to get rid of them.
     

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