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Old 02/11/2011, 11:33 AM   #876
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Can we get a little more info on your prop tank. It looks like its one of those plastic storage containers. If so what do you have running the whole system. I might be inspired
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ah, yes the clear bin.
it is a clear restaurant bussing tray that can be found at kitchen supply places. i found one here at kitridge. i will 2x spelling on that. they have a website i do believe.
the whole system is plumbed into my 90 gal that is sitting right next to it. i knocked out a couple wooden panels in my stand to drain the water from the bulkhead to the sump of my tank. from there i have a little return pump that shoots the water back up into it.
the combo is great, the tank/tray is perfect for that light. i have noticed some more intense and brighter oranges in my acans, and some undiscovered greens and yellows in some of my rainbows as well.
i have some more pics of the setup if you would like. let me know what your looking for
i dont mind sharing my setups on here, im sure it helps someone, somewhere

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Old 02/13/2011, 10:59 PM   #877
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Cool!!!


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Old 02/14/2011, 09:16 AM   #878
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Here is a walkthrough of my greenhouse prop system:



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Old 02/14/2011, 12:43 PM   #879
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Thats an Awsome greenhouse. Im down in columubs, I need to make a trip up your way someday! Thanks for posting your setup!


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Old 02/16/2011, 08:24 AM   #880
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Here is a walkthrough of my greenhouse prop system:
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Old 02/18/2011, 01:34 AM   #881
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looks good guys i start my new one soon i hope.


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Old 02/24/2011, 06:29 AM   #882
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Old 02/24/2011, 06:22 PM   #883
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All such very nice setups over the years.
Wish I had funds and space to build one.
Great looking setups everyone!


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Old 04/02/2011, 05:16 AM   #884
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Bump

Keeping in mind that these are photographed under sunlight (5500K or so)




















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Old 04/02/2011, 05:17 AM   #885
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Old 04/02/2011, 07:50 AM   #886
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Old 04/02/2011, 09:50 AM   #887
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Great set up

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Here is a walkthrough of my greenhouse prop system:
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Old 04/03/2011, 08:58 AM   #888
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how do you guys keep your frag/prop system clean of algae??


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Old 04/03/2011, 09:38 AM   #889
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how do you guys keep your frag/prop system clean of algae??
I started a thread on fish for frag tanks for that reason. Depending on the size of tank, tangs make great choices. Currently, I'm stuck with snails and smaller fish because I frag in 40 breeders. I'm looking for a lawnmower blenny and a yellow coris wrasse at the moment to try adding.

The other end of this is nutrient control. Keeping nitrates and phosphates down. I have several macroalgae species in my sump and that helps.

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Old 04/04/2011, 05:22 AM   #890
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how do you guys keep your frag/prop system clean of algae??
Coraline algae (which is a royal PITA for me) out competes it.

Good maintenance practices help as well (nutrient in nutrient out)

Fish yeah a little.

Time as the system matures the algae disappears.


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Old 04/04/2011, 08:27 AM   #891
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I started a thread on fish for frag tanks for that reason. Depending on the size of tank, tangs make great choices. Currently, I'm stuck with snails and smaller fish because I frag in 40 breeders. I'm looking for a lawnmower blenny and a yellow coris wrasse at the moment to try adding.

The other end of this is nutrient control. Keeping nitrates and phosphates down. I have several macroalgae species in my sump and that helps.

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Thanks, I looked at your thread.. Some good info in there, I only have a 20gal frag system setup. so a tang is too big. I currently have a sixline in it cause he is not being a good boy. Chasing my wrasse around, lol..

But I was planning to either get a algae blenny or a couple of turbo snail. But not sure of the snail as they will know down all my frags, lol.

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Coraline algae (which is a royal PITA for me) out competes it.

Good maintenance practices help as well (nutrient in nutrient out)

Fish yeah a little.

Time as the system matures the algae disappears.
Yeah, i hope so. Right know its like a planted tank with alot of hair algae.. It's plump to my main tank, but my main tank is pretty clean. Just maybe a one or two small batch here and there..


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Old 04/04/2011, 08:52 AM   #892
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Algae removal is very important, so we rely on fish and snails, but we also aggressively manage our liverock. If we see something we don't like growing on a piece of live rock, we are not shy about taking out the whole rock and sterilizing it.

Same goes for the eggcrate shelves. We typically swap out old shelves for recently cleaned ones.


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Old 04/04/2011, 09:21 AM   #893
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Same goes for the eggcrate shelves. We typically swap out old shelves for recently cleaned ones.
Or even better, have one of the acrylic wizards like GEO build acrylic shelves instead. One of the issues with eggcrate is the fact inverts have a very difficult time navigating it.


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Old 04/04/2011, 10:51 AM   #894
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here is my contribution. a little tank, but it sure holds alot..

the lights, 20k

im out of room. =(

gearing up for a local frag swap.


so far the leds are great, amazing color and i haven't had them long enough to see any really crazy growth. the acans absolutely love the leds, some of the palys are getting to like it.

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pretty nice, small, but sufficient setup bro


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Old 04/04/2011, 11:06 PM   #895
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This thread has been nominated for the April 2011 Thread of the Month! You may vote here... Good luck!


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Old 04/04/2011, 11:19 PM   #896
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Old 04/05/2011, 07:20 AM   #897
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Old 04/05/2011, 10:16 AM   #898
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Here are some pics of a frag growout and prop tank I built over the weekend







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Old 04/05/2011, 10:55 AM   #899
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Old 04/05/2011, 04:34 PM   #900
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Got my vote.

scchase how thick is that glass? - Oh and sweet!


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