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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-05-27 20:03:00 -0700
Green mandarin about to strike
Green mandarin about to strike
  • Lee Shipley
    Lee Shipley
    2013-10-05 16:16:32 -0700

    Nice green mandarin dragonet... Looks a lot like mine, but I can't get that good of a picture

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-20 17:19:34 -0700
2 Months FTS
2 Months FTS
Canopy with top open
Canopy with top open
  • kla
    kla
    2013-08-20 17:25:45 -0700

    Finished painting the canopy this weekend. I'm planning on growing emersed plants at the top which is why I put acrylic panels on the front so you could see into the canopy.

kla
kla added Red Parrot, Painted Turtle and Convict Cichlid on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-20 17:35:34 -0700
kla
kla updated Red Parrot
2013-08-20 17:32:51 -0700
A crossbreed of different Central American cichlids.
kla
kla posted on Red Parrot
2013-08-20 17:33:29 -0700
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kla removed Silver Arowana on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-05 18:57:40 -0700
  • kla
    kla
    2013-08-05 18:58:06 -0700

    Somebody in the tank had a nice meal...

  • clay
    clay
    2013-08-06 07:18:57 -0700

    That was a $70 steak for the pacu.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-08-05 18:44:32 -0700
1 month
1 month
Very cheap LED lights I found on amazon. 20w and 10w
Very cheap LED lights I found on amazon. 20w and 10w
Basking area for turtle
Basking area for turtle
  • kla
    kla
    2013-08-05 18:54:46 -0700

    Canopy is progressing nicely. Added hinges to the top and front so I can open it both ways. Because the top is rather heavy I'll need to add some slow close lid supports otherwise I'll probably end up losing a finger to the thing one day. Sanding and painting next weekend.

    Found some really nice and cheap LED lighting after searching around. Picked up a 20w and 10w from amazon and I'm pretty impressed with the 20w one. The 10w unfortunately wasn't cool white like I wanted but it was only $15 so I can't cry too much. It puts out a really crisp light and nice shimmer.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-07-28 19:06:17 -0700
125 Garage Tank
 
Water still filled with debris from the play sand. It's clearing up but ever so slowly.
Water still filled with debris from the play sand. It's clearing up but ever so slowly.
  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-28 19:09:52 -0700

    Moved fish over from the 90 and added some rocks. Finished one side of the sump. Connected two 20 gallons with some tubing since one wasn't enough to handle the water coming from the tank if the power goes out. Canopy currently in progress.

kla
kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-07-17 21:51:41 -0700
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-17 21:52:47 -0700

    Rebuilt the sump to better accomodate the new skimmer.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-07-07 19:31:37 -0700
Swirl filter for collecting solids. Do not drink.
Swirl filter for collecting solids. Do not drink.
Already collecting some debris at the bottom
Already collecting some debris at the bottom
Plumbing mostly done. Let the cycle begin.
Plumbing mostly done. Let the cycle begin.
  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-07 19:41:50 -0700

    Finished enough of the tank to start the cycling process. Levelling the tank was probably the hardest part so far due to the metal stand. It flexes a bit more than I'd like and the top wasn't completely flat which made it a pain to level.

  • kla
    kla
    2013-07-07 19:43:40 -0700

    I've been doing lots of research on aquaponics and came across this swirl filter design. Thought I'd give it a try since there will be some messy poopers in the tank.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-07-08 13:47:38 -0700

    No pooping in the tank, sir.

kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-06-29 08:45:39 -0700
Drilled and added bulkheads
Drilled and added bulkheads
Filling up
Filling up
kla
kla posted on kla/125-garage-tank
2013-06-29 08:48:24 -0700

Filling up the new 125. This tank will be an upgrade for our http://aquarist.me/clay/pacu-tank

kla
kla created aquarium 125 Garage Tank
2013-06-29 08:45:12 -0700
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kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-05-15 16:25:14 -0700
Red People Eater #zoanthid
Red People Eater #zoanthid
Armor of God #zoanthid
Armor of God #zoanthid
  • kla
    kla
    2013-05-15 16:28:03 -0700

    Some new zoanthid frags

kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-05-23 09:31:21 -0700
Klein Butterflyfish
Klein Butterflyfish
Klein Butterflyfish
Klein Butterflyfish
Klein Butterflyfish
Klein Butterflyfish
kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2012-06-21 19:23:27 -0700
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
55 Reef Tank
 
4 Months
4 Months
brain coral under led moonlighting with its feeding tentacles out
brain coral under led moonlighting with its feeding tentacles out
kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-04-25 11:17:17 -0700
55 Reef Tank
 
  • kla
    kla
    2013-04-25 11:22:33 -0700

    One of my zoanthid colonies were dying off so I inspected them closer and noticed a bunch of these on many of them. I'm guessing they are zoa eating nudibranches.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-05-13 08:44:23 -0700

    What are you doing to exterminate these ugly guys?

  • clay
    clay
    2013-05-13 08:46:01 -0700

    I picked up a butterflyflish. They are on some of the lower zoanthids and we can't really dip the whole tank so we're taking the biological weapon road.

  • FishFace
    FishFace
    2013-05-13 08:47:14 -0700

    Is it working?

  • clay
    clay
    2013-05-13 08:53:58 -0700

    We'll see, the bigger concern is the fish eating the soft corals long term. So far so good though. We've been pre-occupied with the stuff outside the tank =)

kla
kla posted Faster images on kla
2013-05-05 21:49:17 -0700

We've made some big speed improvements to image viewing. Viewing images should be much snappier now and you can also use the left/right keys for viewing the next and previous photos.

#new #news

kla
kla added Green Birdsnest Coral on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-04-30 09:50:02 -0700
kla
kla posted Photo Galleries on kla
2013-04-28 21:49:49 -0700

We've added a gallery for your photos. Click the link below for an example. You can get to yours by clicking on the "Photos" link in the right sidebar of your aquarium page.

http://aquarist.me/kla/55-reef-tank/photos

#new #news

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kla added Decorated Dartfish on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-04-28 19:10:32 -0700
kla
kla posted on kla/55-reef-tank
2013-04-08 19:44:52 -0700
Stretching for the light
Stretching for the light
  • kla
    kla
    2013-04-08 19:46:34 -0700

    Found this zoanthid underneath and behind a rock (which is gone now). It had managed to stretch its way out from underneath to reach some light.