Vincent's 40g AIO

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Vhuang168, May 29, 2015.

  1. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Better pix of the Lightning Maroon n the bta


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  2. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Grrrrr! Look what I just found under 1 of my monti caps!?!


    Went through all the monti frags with a magnified eyepiece. Then Bayer dipped everything! I'll be eyeing all the montis now.
  3. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    Check the underside for egg clusters
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  4. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    What is it?
  5. Baykes

    Baykes Webmaster

    A montipora eating nudibranch. Nasty little creatures:confused:. At least you find it, and I hope you dont find any more!
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I went thorough all the monti frags and did not find any. I'll check again tomorrow. Unfortunately I'll be leaving on Wed to Tahoe for the rest of the week so if I find nothing tomorrow, I'll have to wait till Sunday before checking again.

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  7. RobMcC

    RobMcC Guest

    I saw in Enderturtle's thread that you are swapping out you hydra 52s for kessils - any reason why?
  8. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    I find that I don't use the individual led color control at all. I just use the Kelvin and intensity sliders to set my lights. Plus I'm getting a lot of shadowing so the plan was to go with 5 Hydra 52s but after seeing the BRS video on the AP700s, I decided to give them a shot. They seem to have the least shadowing I've seen from any of the LED fixtures and I do love the shimmer. I can do without the sunrise/sunset and I can still control the light via cloud which is cool.
  9. RobMcC

    RobMcC Guest

    Interesting. I am probably going to go with more 52's for my new build. I already have 2 on my current tank, and the new tank came with three sols, I'll have all five on initially, but if I don't like the sols I may buy more 52's.
  10. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Lol wanna buy my 3!?!

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  11. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Got an Avast Porthole and used it the 1st time tonight. Fun!

    Some results.


    Piece of a chalice I got from the last frag swap. Came from Boun's tank I believe. I accidentally 'fragged' it last week. There is a much bigger piece in another part of the tank.


    Picked this up from Neptune last week.


    These I believe are Rainbow Rhinos. I think there are 2 babies under that.


    And these are Yellow Rhinos. Has 1 baby.


    Don't know what these are. zoa-1-4.jpg

    Can't remeber what these are. Goblins on fire?


    Lazer Lemons.


    Radioactive dragon eyes I think.
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  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member


    Apex par meter pays off! When my tank gets to 4pm, the light switches to 18k but there is a steep drop off in PAR even though my intensity actually goes up! I just bumped the intensity at 4pm to 75%. Guess we'll see tomorrow.
  13. Flagg37

    Flagg37 Officer at large

    I wonder if the intensity will still signal cycles (diurnal, lunar) for the coral independent of receiving energy from the PAR or if the PAR is what signals it.
  14. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Had the dslr out so took some gratuitous glamour shots.

    Acan Echinata


    Some acroporas I picked up from Neptune a few weeks ago.
    Acro.jpg Acro-2.jpg Acro-3.jpg

    Bleeding Apple Scoly


    2 California Torts. I will be bringing 1 to the swap.

    Chalice from Neptune. Can't remember the name.

    Hairy Rhodactis Mushroom
  15. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Helfrichi I picked up from Aquarium Concepts.


    The Maroon female frolicking in the BTA

    A Rainfordi goby

    Tangerine Chalice from the growout.

    Yes there is some algae next to it. :p

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