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All photos are so beautifully taken ! Of course the corals are also very beautiful.

Can you share on how to take such beautiful photos ? 

Thanks in advance !

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Any update

6.5 * 2 * 2 + 3.75 * 1.5 *1.5,(Decomn on 14/9/08)
4*2*2 + 2.5*1.25*1.25 (Decomn on 1/8/09)
5*2*2 (Fully LED light system, 140 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)
2.5*2*2(Fully LED Light System,96 3 watt SSC leds with 60 degree lens)(Decomm)

5*2.5*2(LED only)

Eheim return 1 * pump

1 HP Daikin compressor with cooling coil
2 Jebao OW40, 1 ecotech MP40,
1X6085 Tunze wm,

1 CURVE 7 Skimmer

  1 DIY 80 led control by Bluefish mini 

1 radion XR30W G2, 2 Radion XR15G3

Sump area lite by 5 ft T5 , 6 * SSC 3 watt red LED for refugium

1 Full spectrum E27 led light

1 CR control by bubble count

Start No Water Change since 1st Dec 2016

Add new 2.5x2x 1.5 ft 

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The 125G is just over a year now. Here's a FTS of the reef at 12 months.

Being sps dominant, stable water parameters are a must. Ample light and flow too.

I try to keep things as simple as possible. I run the Balling method and auto dose the major and minor elements. Aside from that, I have filter wool replaced weekly in acrylic sock holders, a large protein skimmer, and a refugium with chaeto that I prune monthly. There's a small 13W UV pump in the sump as well. 10% weekly water changes.

I introduced beneficial bacteria from the start to get the tank seeded and cycled. Regular dosing (every other week) of bacteria helps to keep nitrates and phosphates in check too, especially when bioload is elevated.

Auto water top-up is gravity fed and controlled with a float valve.

Fish are fed a pellets, flake, freeze-dried black worms and/or nori once or twice daily.

Corals get amino acids.

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FTS at 17 months. As the corals grow, it's a continuous cycle.... reef, rescape, repeat. A modular reefscape with standalone mounds serves the purpose well.

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Wow!!  With that many lights, you can grow anything.

Nice choice of fish too!

37 minutes ago, danano said:

FTS at 17 months. As the corals grow, it's a continuous cycle.... reef, rescape, repeat. A modular reefscape with standalone mounds serves the purpose well.

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Thanks Leon :).

You're absolutely right, there's sufficient light intensity and coverage to grow corals edge to edge, top to bottom. Really happy with the AI Hydras.

Here's a view from the top of part of the reefscape.

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31 minutes ago, danano said:

Here's another top view. Love how the tables are growing out. Looks like I'll need to rescape soon....

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Lovely :)

Really maximize use of real estate. Not one bit of available light wasted. Can't see the sand bed.

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Definitely not a single ray of light is wasted! The many hydras are worth it!


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Thanks Leon and Alex. That's the idea, to be able to grow and colour-up corals throughout the tank, even the partially shaded areas.

I'm now faced with a new challenge, getting sufficient flow down the middle. I just added two wavemakers on the side to eliminate some "dead spots" but I feel it's still not enough.

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Thanks Leon and Alex. That's the idea, to be able to grow and colour-up corals throughout the tank, even the partially shaded areas.
I'm now faced with a new challenge, getting sufficient flow down the middle. I just added two wavemakers on the side to eliminate some "dead spots" but I feel it's still not enough.
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Ya. Flow is a pain to manage when sps gets denser.. yet too many wavemakers affects aesthetics:(


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