Crappyballers 55 Gallon reef

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  1. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    well back in august i impulse bought a 29 gallon tank and that jump started my interest in the hobby. Now i have the resources to do a 55 gallon tank. here is the setup.

    55 gallon (all glass)
    ASM G1X Protein Skimmer
    Gen-x 4100 Returm Pump (1190gph)
    29 gallon fuge/sump
    1-175 watt hamilton metal halide/Blue Life SPS Bulb(electronic ballast, 14,000k bulb)
    2- 65 watt Coralife PC Actinic
    2- FishBowl Innovations Moonlights w/mc3 controller
    2- Clearly LEDs Light Panels (coming soon)
    1- Tunze Turbelle Nano Stream (600gph)
    1- maxi-jet 9somthing (230gph) on a wave timer
    2" sand bed
    Mixed live stock, i would like to go mostly sps

    1-Yellow Tang
    1-Blue Tang
    1-Sargassum Trigger
    1-Blue Neon Goby
    1-Pearly Jawfish (only get to see him for about 15 seconds at a time)
    1-Cleaner Shrimp
    2-Tiger Tail Cucumber
    1-Purple/Gold Tear drop Tridacna Maxima
    Nassarius, Nerite, Turbo Snails
    Assorted Hermits

    Montipora Capricornus(orange)
    Montipora Spongodes
    Montipora Digitata
    Tri-Color Acropora
    Hydnophora (branching)
    Acropora Tenuis
    Green Zoas
    Neon Green Zoas
    Carolina Sunshine Zoas
    Mystery Zoas(Golden eyes?)
    Seriatopora guttatus (Green Birdsnest)
    Blue/Green Staghorn
    Caulastrea furcata (Candy Cane Coral)
    Neon Green Blastos
    here is what i have so far
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    Last edited: May 16, 2010
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  3. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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  6. amcarrig

    amcarrig Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice tank and great pics! Thanks for sharing!
  7. jtReef

    jtReef Ritteri Anemone

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    looks good. nice verity of coral
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  9. Kentanner11

    Kentanner11 Coral Banded Shrimp

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    Nice Im getting a 55 sat. so this is good inspiration!
  10. coral reefer

    coral reefer Giant Squid

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    Very nice fellow reefer!!!
    Keep up the good work!!
  11. omard

    omard Gnarly Old Codfish

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    Great tank and reef. Keep posting those pics - it is going to be a real beauty as it developes.

    Nice rock work also.
  12. crappyballer

    crappyballer Corkscrew Tentacle Anemone

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    :) thanks for all the positive replies
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