Ian's tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by iani, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. iani

    iani Guest

    This tank was initially set up as a planted tank. Thanks to Eric and Doug it got converted into a reef tank.

    Here it is as a planted tank

    ADA 120p (48"x18"x18") about 67 gallons
    6x54 tek
    29 gallon sump
    octopus nw200 skimmer
    3 koralia 4 pumps
    1 koralia 2 pumps
    1/4hp pacific coast chiller (rio 1700 pump feeding the chiller)
    Koralin 1502 calcium reactor (soon to be upgraded to a schuran jetsteam 1)
    Auto top off
    Phosban reactor
    28w coralife power compact light over sump/fuge
    Lifeguard quietone 3000 return pump (wanted low flow to the sump)

    Second tank plumbed into same system (reverse light cycle)
    24inchx24x16 frag tank
    1 250w DE aquamedic pendant
    1 koralia 2
    1 koralia 3

    [img width=1000 height=355]http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q13/ianiwane/FTSADAfeb25thsmall.jpg[/img]

    Chalice farm


    I will post pictures of my frag tank later. All three of the aussie acan colonies are in my frag tank at the moment. They were having some kind of issue in my main tank. Plus as you can see I don't have much room for them in the tank. haha.

    Here are some other shots of my coral

    Monti incrassata from Norman

    Table from OT

    Purple lokani

    Eddies PM from Rich
  2. fishnfst

    fishnfst Guest

    I liked it more as a planted tank :) J/K Love it.. It's looking good.. I'm gonna put your name down over on RC for teh reefaholics meetings :) I totally forgot about that 2x2x16 I gave you.. I need a pic of that as ewll
  3. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I look at that tank and plan how big of a cooler can I sneak into your house when you are not home.
  4. iani

    iani Guest

    Doug, I'll post a shot of the frag tank later. Lights are off and the tank looks like a mess.

    Tony, don't do it. I have motion sensors over the tank hooked up to an alarm. jk
  5. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    awesome!!! great pictures =)

    tanks looking good mang!
  6. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Nice :D

    [quote author=iani link=topic=3182.msg35154#msg35154 date=1203998785]Monti incrassata from Norman[/quote]

    Pitted Rice Coral :D
  7. iani

    iani Guest

    Thanks Art and Norman. That pitted rice coral is about 1/4 bigger now. Growing well.
  8. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Very nice tank. Keep the pics coming :)
  9. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Looks great man. Those chalices are growing hella fast.

    Kind of interesting to see that monti plate out so early w/out a need for a larger base.
  10. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    WOW - and to think I will be going the reverse of what Ian is doing for my 58g ;D

    The tank looks great Ian!
  11. northbay-reefer

    northbay-reefer Honorary Member

    wow, gorgeous tank, I like both tanks, love the reef better though
  12. iani

    iani Guest

    Thanks everyone.
    Levi, I'll post more later when I get a chance.
    Eric it has even plated more since that shot. Its a cool looking coral.
    Eileen, when are you planning on the switch to a planted tank?
    Tom, I like the reef better too. I love the colors plus its actually less work.
  13. Raddogz

    Raddogz Guest

    I'll probably do it in a few months - thinking May or June (April if I get my act together on this project)

    I have to pull everything out, but more importantly I have to build a new stand and canopy.
  14. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    Depending on your timing, I might be able to get you started on some stuff. I'll need to break down a tank soon enough and it is loaded with hairgrass, val nana, HC, and downoi.
  15. iani

    iani Guest

    Why a new stand and canopy? What are you going to go for in this tank? Rock or wood hardscape or both? Good place to find some nice rocks is American Soil in Richmond and in San Rafael.
  16. tuberider

    tuberider Guest

    Very nice, alway good to see colonies and not just a bunch of frags.
  17. iani

    iani Guest

    Thanks Jeremy. Here are a couple close up shots

    Now some frags
    O tort



    ATL cyphastrea
  18. Gomer

    Gomer Honorary Member

    I am not sure if I feel hate or jealousy.
  19. iani

    iani Guest

    Cool :)
  20. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    [quote author=Gomer link=topic=3182.msg35308#msg35308 date=1204087192]
    I am not sure if I feel hate or jealousy.

    i usually feel both when i see all of ian's stuff. rage also comes into mind...

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