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As you can see I’m quite a scoly lover... this is another nice piece I like. Hope some of you would find it pretty as well. Realised scolies are no longer as in demand these days but I hope more wou

A random tank shot I took on my phone back in Feb, just before lights off and when most of the torches were still around. Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app

Here’s the centerpiece of my reef tank: my rainbow crush chalice colony Sent from Singapore Reef Club mobile app

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Took some pictures again earlier with my digital camera. Those who use Instagram you can consider checking out my account “ultra_reef” if you’d like to follow my reef as I post pictures more regularly there.

 

Rainbow blasto. Love this piece.

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Looney tunes stylocoeniella.

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Grafted setosa.

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Will try to post a FTS to mark the end of 2019. Thanks

 

 

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Found my alpha male roseafascia dead behind my sump inside my cabinet. Guess it jumped out last night after lights out as I still was feeding him at 10pm yesterday.

Been with me for over 2 years and was a purchase from digiman. Tho now more commonly found at lfs here, it was still a pride of mine to have this fish as this was rarely found when I was crazy into fairy wrasses back in 2008.

RIP.
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On 12/26/2019 at 5:19 PM, nuclear_fibre said:

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The master scoly looks delish!!

Display Tank : 48" x 22" x 22" Bean Animal CTC overflow box design, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Sump : 37" x 20" x 18" inspired by Royal Exclusiv Dream box & Trigger Systems Tideline Series sump designs, custom built by Aquarium Iwarna.

Lightings : Inled R80 x 3 with 2  x Illumagic Vitamini Super Actinic LED Striplight Bars.

Chiller : Dalkin 1hp compressor with build-in drop coil.

Skimmer : Skimz Octa SC205i Protein Skimmer.

FR : H2Ocean FMR75 Fluidised Media Reactor with Hailea HX-2500 (Feeder Pump) running Rowaphos.

CR : Skimz Monzter E Series CM122 Calcium Reactor.

Main Return Pump : SICCE Syncra ADV 9.0 & Jebao ACQ-10000 Water Pump.

Wavemaker : Maxspect Jump MJ-GF4K, Jebao SLW-30M & SLW-20M Wave Pump.

Water Top Up: Reef Octopus ATO.

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Been neglecting my tank due to other priorities recently.

Sps colours have faded and quite some overgrown colonies resulting in shading (and thus affecting corals below) and reduced flow throughout the reef tank.

Spent today trimming and removing some ordinary corals so that flow and light can be optimal again. Not to mention several hours cleaning and scrubbing my tank of coraline and algae.

At the end of it all, couldn’t resist taking a top down picture of my shallow reef.

This hobby is full of ups and downs. Lost so many prized possessions in recent months but still it occasionally gives me a warm fuzzy feeling when I stop to look at my tank.

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Lol.. Got any low hanging fruit to spare me... Yr ordinary corals is extraordinary to many... Lol. Must find time to visit you... 

Tank : 4 X 2 X 2 with low iron front panel and external overflow

Skimmer : BK SM200 with waste collector

Return Pumps : Red Dragon 6m3 and Ehiem 1262

FR : 2 X Deltec 509 & powered by AB2000

Nitrate Filter : Deltec NF 509 and tee off from AB2000

Calcium R'tor : Deltec PF 501 with RM secondary chamber

Kalkwasser R'tor : Deltec KM500

Chiller : Pansonic 1 HP Compressor with 20m titanium Coil

Wave Makers : 4 X Tunze 6055 with 7096 & Vortec MP40w

Controller : GHL Profilux

Lighting : ATI Powermodule 10 or 8 tubes

Water Top-up : Water Top-Up tank powered by Tunze Osmolator

External Monitor : American Pinpoint pH and Temp. Monitor for main tank and GHL Profilux Controller to measure temp, pH, Redox

Ozonizer : Sander C50

UV : Corallife 6x

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Decided to do an update since I realised this forum tank thread got active because of covid and an ongoing lucky draw of sorts.

My tank now is void of torch corals as I sold them all after getting sick of them stinging and killing many of my prized corals. My tank was too packed and as I travel often I come back to shifted corals (probably the work of my abalone and clownfish) and usually some badly stung and dead corals. I therefore decided to sell away my entire remaining collection of torches in early March I think.


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A daytime shot from last month after the torches were sold. Pardon the milky water as I took this picture right after adding purple up.

The tank will look very different if I could get rid of all corals on the bottom to review a clean white sand bed. It looks more calming with an exposed sand bed.

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