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Akopley
06-23-2009, 3:02 PM
Since I am never home I decided to set up a tank at my office. It is a Oceanic Tech Tank that I acquired from Dave (acroholic). I am awaiting a key piece from Heath (Hfleming), but so far I am very happy with the tank.

Equipment:

45 Gallon Tech Tank
Vortech Mp40w Gen 2
Lumenarc Mini 250w Icecap with really old phoenix 14k bulb
Euroreef skimmer with sedra 3500
20 gallon sump with DIY fuge
Mag 7 return

here are the pics...
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_0757.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_0760.jpg
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_0756.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_0761.jpg

My next purchse will be an SLR. Sorry for the crappy camera phone pics.

texhorns98
06-23-2009, 3:04 PM
Looks great, but I think you might have forgotten to put sand in there!

NotiReef
06-23-2009, 3:08 PM
Looking good.

Akopley
06-23-2009, 3:42 PM
Looks great, but I think you might have forgotten to put sand in there!

I am considering...

WILLIAM1
06-23-2009, 3:44 PM
I dont know as long as there good flow in there I would go BB all the way yaaaaaaaayyyyyy. Looking good

sailfish
06-23-2009, 6:02 PM
Nice setup.

Joe

Akopley
06-26-2009, 2:05 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_0775.jpg

tjherman
06-26-2009, 2:11 PM
Wow. Love the new full tank shot. That's so much color jam-packed into a small space. I bet it's nice to have that at work when you're feeling stressed.

bclark7169
06-26-2009, 2:14 PM
Looks good. I like sand bottoms but it looks very good BB

Akopley
06-26-2009, 2:14 PM
It is perfect...but I miss having a tank at home.

Akopley
06-26-2009, 2:15 PM
my camera phone does no justice to the color.

blu_devl_06
06-26-2009, 2:36 PM
Thank you so much for not overblueing and killing all the wonderful color!! That is a gorgeous tank!!!

Akopley
06-26-2009, 2:56 PM
14k phoenix is in the mail...will likey be a shade bluer than the 1.5 year old phoenix that is in there currently.

texhorns98
06-26-2009, 6:50 PM
Looks good. I like sand bottoms but it looks very good BB

You know, you're right. There is so little glass bottom showing there that is DOES look pretty good as is.:up:

Acroholic
06-26-2009, 7:32 PM
Looking great Adam....the bottom will get coraline all over it anyways.

You can always add sand for buffering later if you find KH or Ca hard to maintain.
Dave

Akopley
07-05-2009, 11:43 PM
I did my weekly water testing and KH was at 7. Would a sand bed help keep it higher? Calcium was at 440. All other params were normal. KH was at 10 last week.

Akopley
07-17-2009, 1:29 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eNdTysKE8U

christopherjay
07-17-2009, 1:55 AM
Adam it looks GREAT!!!..Dibs on first frags LOL...Be safe man..Glad everything worked out for ya!!!

Akopley
07-30-2009, 10:26 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_1449.jpg

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_1440.jpg

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http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_1384.jpg
I promise a better FTS soon.

sailfish
07-30-2009, 10:41 PM
Looking good Adam.

Has the plate tree dropped any babies yet?

Joe

Akopley
07-30-2009, 10:41 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/photo6-1.jpg

Akopley
07-30-2009, 10:47 PM
Looking good.

Adam has the plate tree dropped any babies yet?

Joe

At least two have dropped that I know of. Both were under my rocks in a place I could not remotely reach. I decided to add a sand bed so that future drops will not get swept under by my vortech. The plates are looking really good though and I expect more drops within the month.

Delloman
07-31-2009, 3:05 AM
realy nice

Akopley
07-31-2009, 8:31 AM
realy nice

Thanks

Akopley
07-31-2009, 3:24 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_1487.jpg

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jcusmarine
07-31-2009, 5:42 PM
Very nice! Great Pics.

radha
07-31-2009, 5:44 PM
I'm jealous.

Karimi
07-31-2009, 6:01 PM
Very nice tank and especially nice rock formation, keep the pics coming.

Akopley
08-18-2009, 1:32 PM
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n215/akopley/IMG_1557.jpg

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glxtrix
08-18-2009, 2:23 PM
Sand now huh....oh well, still looks great :)

Akopley
08-18-2009, 2:28 PM
I lost two plate corals that dropped from my tree so I added the sand bed to keep them in place...no drops since though.

Smoothie
08-21-2009, 1:35 AM
I know you have a line, but let me know if you start selling drop offs.
Nice tank!

Akopley
08-21-2009, 1:41 AM
I am actually thinking about selling it. The increased flow in my tank has forced me to move all my LPS onto the rocks around the sides. I really can't find a place for the plate tree where it isn't getting really heavy flow. I don't want to place it on the rocks because I won't be able to apprehend the drop offs. I have offered it to Chris at Fish Scales for the price I paid but if he doesn't respond by the end of the weekend I will likely put it on the boards.

Smoothie
08-21-2009, 1:51 AM
It would be nice to see it stay in the family. Alot of good reefers on here would love to have it if the deal falls.

radha
08-22-2009, 8:32 PM
I loove that plate tree!! Definatley let me know if you sell it. Great tank, btw!!!!