Gimmito's 450 gal L-shaped tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by gimmito, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Thanks for he advice Mario. I've heard only good things about the H&S denitrator. Ed Lum uses it on his heavily stocked fish only tank and highly recommended it. That would be a cespitularia forest not a xenia forest. ;)
     
  2. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    How blue is the cespitularia?
    I have been thinking about getting some.

    Love the lots of fish + mostly softy look. Pretty much what I have.

    You might want to consider a swallowtail angel also.
     
  3. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Looks good bud. I might have something for that 'mushroom rock' in a bit :)
     
  4. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    The cespitularia is mostly pinkish/lavender. You are more than welcome to any frags. I'm into colorful and easy to keep corals these days. ;)

    I plan on getting some bellus, watanabe, or Japanese swallow tails in the future.
     
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Thanks C. I got some frags for you too.
     
  6. wpeterson

    wpeterson Webmaster

    Great video, almost more impressive for the accidental photo bombs from tangs, buterflys, and other awesome fish.
     
  7. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Glad you enjoyed the video. It's almost impossible to get a close up of anything without a fish wanting to get in on the act. :rolleyes:
     
  8. rygh

    rygh Supporting Member

    PM sent.

    There is a lot to be said for the reduced aggravation by sticking to "easy to keep" corals!
     
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  9. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Are you still running halides? Enough light to grow caps?
     
  10. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    What happened to the beautiful carpet nem?
     
  11. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Yes. 3x250 watt mh in the front and rapid leds in the back.
     
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  12. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    It moved to the back somewhere.
     
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  13. Scarbird

    Scarbird Supporting Member

    Nice video Jim. Beautiful tank!
    Thanks for the Diatom filter videos. I purchased one and my tank is much better for it's use.
     
  14. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Thanks John. I'm glad the Diatom filter is working for you. There's something to be said for old school equipment.
     
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  15. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    How long did it take you to do all the maintenance?
     
  16. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    It takes is about a half hour to do water changes, stir up sand bed, add dosing chemicals, etc. I don't use carbon and gfo anymore since I dose lanthum chloride for phosphates and run the sulfur denitrator for nitrates.

    Recharging my Kati/Ani resins probably takes the longest (45 minutes), but they need recharging every 4 months.

    I'm really into low maintenance if you can't tell. :)
     
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  17. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Just inspiring! Thanks for sharing.
     
  18. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Thanks for the kind words Betsy and Larry. I'm looking forward to your tank build.
     
  19. L/B Block

    L/B Block Supporting Member

    Only his mom is allowed to call him Larry. ;)

    But seriously, looking at your tank and the videos gave us some energy to keep at this until we get the water into the tank! Lawrence just started wondering where we could put a 450 in our house.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  20. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Lawrence it is. :)

    I like the way you guys think.
     
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