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akaimal 240G SPS dominated reef tank

3reef Aquarium Showcase item created by akaimal, Dec 25, 2014

  1. akaimal

    akaimal Plankton

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    akaimal submitted a new Showcase Item:

    akaimal 240G SPS dominated reef tank

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  3. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    What a fantastic tank! Thanks for the great write up too. I'd love to see more full tank shots in that gallery. ;)
     
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  4. scajeo

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    Paper towels are not holding the drool back. I've switched to oversized bibs. Sweet DT!
     
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  5. Billme

    Billme Eyelash Blennie

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    12" sand bed!! That's the deepest I've heard of. What's the idea behind it? What kind of sand?
     
  6. akaimal

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    My initial plan was to try a forced sand bed.. But nutients got released into the tank and caused an algae bloom. So I abandened the idea and left it the way it is.
     
  7. akaimal

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    Thanks Matt! I just added a couple of FTS on the first image gallery tab. I will take some new pictures in the coming days and upload them soon. Also added sump and refugium pictures on the Tank Specification tab.

    haha thanks man ;-)
     
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  9. Siddique

    Siddique Dragon Wrasse

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    Really nice tank.
    Not sure if I missed it but what type of lighting are you using?
     
  10. akaimal

    akaimal Plankton

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    Thanks Siddique!

    Lighting:
    In the center I have 3 Apollo LED dimmable fixture controlled by Apex
    On both sides I have 2 DIY LED fixture that I built using components from ReefLedLights.com. It consists of a 36 inch heat sink with
    1) 12 XTE Royal Blue LED
    2) 12 XPG Cool White Premium 7.5K
    3) 8 XP-E blue
    4) 2 XP-E red
    5) 2 XP-E Green
    6) 12 Violet UV LED's
    7) 24 XRE Royal Blue
    8) 12 XRE Cool White
    In between the fixtures I have two 4" giesemann actinic plus
     
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  11. akaimal

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    Some pictures taken today:
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  12. chris adams

    chris adams Purple Tang

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