Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2015-02-04 21:00:52 -0700

the pic is of my old 28 gal mixed reef

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-05-22 21:41:42 -0600
75 gal sps tank
 
28 gal mixed reef
28 gal mixed reef
75 gal sps tank
 
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2015-01-23 23:17:41 -0700

started a 75 gal reef have pics soon its has been running for 18 days so far everything is good so far

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Lee Shipley
2014-06-28 21:55:36 -0600

was not doseing enough ty for you for help sps pulling alot of cal right now so i tryed to dose a little bit higher then normal and everything has been good ever scince. how has your tank been doing? hope everything is doing good.

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-06-29 11:53:04 -0600

    yeah doing pretty good... my devils hand leather isn't happy, but everything else is growing... not sure what is ailing the one coral... Oh and one set of zas seems to be displeased as well... I believe I have a zoa eating snail... saw a snail shell half buried under the zoa... been trying to locate so I can remove it.

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-06-21 23:04:08 -0600

tank has droped in cal the last few days been, doseing but still no change. i did a water change yesterday, any options?

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-06-24 21:05:02 -0600

    Have you had a spike in alk? sometimes one goes down when the other goes up and they will always seek equalibrium... So untill you get alk and mag right cal wont be correctable... check all three

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-06-28 12:01:45 -0600

    Figure it out yet?

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-06-04 20:18:42 -0600

update of my 28gal led biocube

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-06-04 20:15:34 -0600
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-05-22 22:08:16 -0600

HAPPY REEFING

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-05-22 22:05:49 -0600

so i thought i would post a pic of the seahorse becuase a local fish store i go to called specality pets in wv had them. they have amazing stuff all the time

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on jeff-tutmark/jeff-s-40b
2014-05-22 21:56:52 -0600

very nice

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-05-22 21:42:48 -0600

this is a update of my mixed reef

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on IZZievil
2014-05-11 21:27:06 -0600

tank is looking good !

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-25 23:56:56 -0600

new SPS coral starting to show polyps very happy. Was worried at first they took a long time to start showing polyps. my other sps was showing polyps after fist day but glad all worked out. HAPPY REEFING EVERYONE

  • klm
    klm
    2014-04-30 12:52:33 -0600

    Nice :)

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-04-25 23:52:36 -0600
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-04-21 11:45:09 -0600
ORA STUBBER STAG
ORA STUBBER STAG
ORA JOE THE CORAL
ORA JOE THE CORAL
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-04-21 22:54:51 -0600
PURPLE MONTIPORA
PURPLE MONTIPORA
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-22 12:53:22 -0600

acclimating RUBY RED SCOOTER BLENNY

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-03-28 15:52:45 -0600
ORA TRI COLOR VALDETA
ORA TRI COLOR VALDETA
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-21 11:47:17 -0600

here r some pics of how my sps is doing happy reefing everyone

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-04-21 13:17:32 -0600

    BE careful your LPS aren't getting blasted with too much flow, they can be injured by their own skeleton and often that is how they die unexpectedly. Tank is looking great!

  • Mike lowry
    Mike lowry
    2014-04-21 20:44:52 -0600

    TY very much, i got them when i first started my tank .i did not have that much flow when i first started. then i tryed sps and then the flow changed its hard to get rid of them i like my duncan alot the duncan was one of my first corals when i bought my MP10 w i slowly moved up the flow i run it on REEF CREST mode at 1475 gph that is the total flow in my tank i do not count the return pump as flow

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-04-21 21:26:32 -0600

    cool, in wave mode? I like my wp25 for my 29g. I keep my lps in the corners or behind rocks sheltered from direct flow... otherwise little pieces start tearing off and float around lol

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on izzievil/first-reef-tank-biocube-14
2014-03-31 11:09:33 -0600

what kind of live stock coral sps lps or soft or mixed reef? Tank looks good so far.

  • IZZievil
    IZZievil
    2014-03-31 18:21:03 -0600

    Thanks! Probably mixed reef, soft/lps if possible. I want to get whatever I can that isn't too demanding and can be maintained under the stock lighting/in such a simple system.

  • Mike lowry
    Mike lowry
    2014-03-31 20:10:28 -0600

    xenia is hardy and so r some leather and zoas r hardy to welcome to the hobby happy reefing just rember stability flow and patience is key good luck

  • Mike lowry
    Mike lowry
    2014-03-31 20:31:15 -0600

    sorry forgot to add skimming and filtration filtration and flow being one of the main keys in a reef tank try to skim a little more wet then dry becuase of the extra proteins in the water coloum r u still cycling? but this is just my option

  • IZZievil
    IZZievil
    2014-04-19 19:15:09 -0600

    Cycle is now complete. I've had a pretty good size algae bloom in the last week and a half. Most of it is very long, green, stringy algae growing off of the live rock; none form the dry rock. The rest is short fuzzy green patches. Diatom bloom appears to be over.

    My readings today were a ph of 8 and zeros across the board for the rest ( I don't test calcium, alkalinity, etc. yet). I expected more nitrates seeing as I had trace levels the last test a couple weeks ago, but I think the chemi pure elite and purigen I added 2 days ago may have taken care of it all.

    I don't plan to use a skimmer in this system; but rather rely on weekly water changes and regular filter floss changes, while utilizing good carbon and purigen. Any comments are welcome and encouraged!

    I plan on going to the lfs tomorrow to pick something up. Right now I'm thinking cleaner shrimp, but I could also go with some other shrimp like a pistol or peppermint. Potentially a goby already? that would be cool. I don't plan on picking up coral until all of the algae is gone. Let me know what you think!

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on mike-lowry/75-gal-sps-tank
2014-04-18 10:19:14 -0600
75 gal sps tank
 
75 gal sps tank
 
Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-18 10:26:13 -0600

here is a update pic of the tank with new SPS frags LOVE BEING ADDICTED TO SPS

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-18 10:21:44 -0600

adding cleaner shrimp

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-16 22:24:01 -0600

TY i will post pics soon no polyp ext yet but they retain their color but to early to tell if the color will change so far so good will post pic in two days. HAPPY REEFING EVERYBODY

Mike lowry
Mike lowry posted on Mike lowry
2014-04-16 11:48:12 -0600

Got 3 new SPS frags adding them now will post pic soon LOVE BEING ADDICTED TO SPS

  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2014-04-16 14:15:49 -0600

    Don't forget to add them to the database if they aren't already in there. looking forward to the pictures!

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