RSM 250 Just about Completed

Discussion in 'Show Off Your Fish Tanks!' started by Clutch, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. Clutch

    Clutch Astrea Snail

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    Please forgive my camera skills, no where near what some amazing folks here have done. I have done a lot of research into all the corals that went into this tank. Hope you enjoy as I have maintaining it. Water changes to this Red Sea Max 65 gal system is done weekly. (15gal) with Catalina Bio Ocean. Top off's with RO. Water spec thus far.

    Temp 77.8 (Constant with Oceanic 1/4hp Chiller)
    PH 8.1 - 8.2
    Salinity 1.023
    Calcium 420-440
    KH 11
    Nitrates 1.0 or below
    Ammonia 0
    Phosphates 0

    Base Rock is 70-80lbs of Live Kupang Island Rock

    Supplements
    Salifert All in One 10ml per week
    Salifert Trace Soft 10ml per week
    Salifert Trace Hard 10ml per week

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  3. 4phish

    4phish Montipora Digitata

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    Very nice tank!
  4. Puffer Chick

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    wow i love your tank!
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    Great looking tank, that hammer is huge!
  6. Matt Rogers

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    Great job! 8) How old is this tank? Do you like the RSM?
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    Sweet!!!!
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    Holy smokes! That hammer!
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    Beautiful! My next upgrade will be the RSM 250 with a sump/refugium
  11. Glaekenn

    Glaekenn Astrea Snail

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    That's a beautiful tank.
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    Very nice!!!!!!
  13. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    thats really good looking, Clutch

    some individual coral pics would be a great way to continue this thread
    some nice looking pieces in there and I for one, would like some close ups

    Steve
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    Looking good!
    Welcome to the RSM250 club ;)
  16. Clutch

    Clutch Astrea Snail

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    Thanks to all for the compliments. Steve, I will start to show some close-ups of the corals I have collected. I wanted to collect large show pieces as this tank is in my office. I plan to get another tank and let things grow from small frags, but this one was chosen to show some large and sometimes rarer corals. I will show more close-ups as I snap a few more pics.

    This is a beautiful Yellow Devils Finger that when expanded is between 8-10". My wife made me laugh just yesterday when the largest "Middle Finger" was REALLY upright. (1st pic below) She told me, "hey that coral is flipping you off!" LOL It really does look that way at times. ;D

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    Clutch Astrea Snail

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    The next close up is a Aussie Acan Brain Coral. I shopped around until I found the deepest red color I could fine. This one is amazing in it's deep red color with blue inlets that are really seen at night with the moon lights on. The bottom pic is more of a representation of what the red color looks like (taken without the flash on the camera).

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  18. steve wright

    steve wright Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Those are really nice corals Clutch

    that is a very deep red as you say

    Steve
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    Clutch Astrea Snail

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    Here is the Acan just after lights on.

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    Clutch Astrea Snail

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    Some Polyp rocks that I think are quite stunning and quite busy at the same time.

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    Clutch Astrea Snail

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    Another very pretty Polyp rock I really like.

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    Plate Coral is shown below.

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