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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
i love the one with the reflection on the surface.. awesome.. being so sweet at photography and having a reef tank.. is there anything better???
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
K, here is more... I am almost at the end of my Reefland gallery, so we are closing in on the current tank, and pictures from the last move.

Blue Tort 8/12/07




Green Milli

This is also from 8/12/07 look at that GROWTH!

Blue Stag:


Green Birdnest, I lost this in the last move:


My Clam....

I lost this one a while ago, before the move, just vanished one day...

My Superman, the Garf Bonsai landed on it, you would never know today, the coral is completely healed.


Caps and Stylo:


Purple Tang, he has become a camera hog!


My clown, she is about 8 years old now...


Some more full tank shots also 8/12/07:










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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
More....

Sump lit by a pair of 4ft T5's on an IC660... It was overkill for Chaeato that is for sure:

This is also a sign of problems to come with my ATO, a float switch should RUST right?

Here I have changed from an Iwaki 70 to a Blueline 55 for return, and a Blueline 40 to drive the skimmer:


I used black 3/4" vinyl this time too!

All the little gray wires are to my ATO, not sure what I was doing at the time, why I had them all wrapped up like that.

Still coming straight from the UV into the skimmer:

You can see my NEW CHILLER on the left too.... My Pacific Coast unit had quit working. No big deal with the basement sump though, 82 is as high as the tank ever got with no chiller and only marginal AC. (Window units, in different rooms....)

Another sump shot:




Next comes T5!
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
Okay here we go....



This is my SCWD, I am trying to show the 2 output per side, PVC modded unit that I bought from Bill. It worked out pretty well, except I did not add provisions for cleaning it.

You can see the T5's are in place here too.


T5's, my CPR overflow, and my aqualifter.

A few of the T5's themselves now:






A full tank shot with the T5's.... I added a fifth actinic for this shot, it was to blue for my taste here:


Next up, my DIY Ca Reactor...
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
man your tank has always looked amazing......
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Thanks Jarrod. I'm not sure I like the aqua scaping that I have right now, but it sure is different then the previous rock wall....
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
what program do you use to watermark and background all your pictures? i really like that and wish i new how.. mine pictures normally stink thanks to my crappy camera but still would be nice to have the boarder and watermark on them.. cause pictures stealing on the internet happens ALL THE TIME!!!!
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
The Reefland logo is placed automatically when I load to that gallery, the "Poseidon's Pix" is added by me, in PS. You could probably do it in elements, but I am not sure. The frames are an action that I bought from www.fredmiranda.com a few years ago.

I had an action for PS that did it automatically for a while, but I had to sort all the verticals and landscapes to get it to work right. At Smugmug, I can make my own watermark, and the software will add it to all the images in that gallery. I still have to load my "Poseidon's Pix" watermark there.... I just haven't done it yet.
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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
On to the MONSTER Ca REACTOR!!!!


Here are 2 of the three we built, even here they are looking rather uh, LARGE!


Putting in the center divider to make 2 chambers in the one chamber.


This is Steve's reactor, his was glued up ahead of time for trial purposes before we glued up mine and Ken's.


A top down into Steve's reactor.


The pieces I used to construct the venturi. All of those go together in that order to create a suction, that draws CO2 from the top of the reactor to be recirculated, it also gives a place for CO2 and water input from the feed pump. Ken actually uses this venturi ALONE to feed his reactor, it is THAT STRONG.












I am particularly proud of this venturi, as I "designed," and built it myself, I made 3 of them for all the reactors, and all of them worked just like they are supposed too. *YAY* No leaks that couldn't be fixed by tightening, or a little more teflon tape.

K.... That is the END of my Reefland gallery, onto the OTHER one... []
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that thing is HUGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the venturi very nicely done!
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Wait till you see what comes next..


Nearing completion.


Venturi piped in...


Close up of pump.

I added some feet, and I ended up changing the Eheim pump out for a MAG5, because I couldn't get the Eheim to stop leaking....

Time for dinner... I'll update more later.

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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
Back from dinner, now who would guess that this little thing:


Would result in this:








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Here's the story to go with the pictures, I set up the reactor using the output that used to go to my chiller, from my Blueline 55. I remembered seeing someone else using their return pump to feed a Ca Reactor.... Anyway, I used the ball valve that you see in previous pictures, AND I added a 1/4" valve inline to control the input, and then the output was free to drip out un restricted. Well, that didn't work all that well, as the water level in the reactor was hard to maintain. So, after talking with Steve, I decided to add that little blue valve to the output. I set the input from the Blueline to a fast drip, NOT a stream, and I set the output of the reactor to a slower drip, not much slower, but slower. Pleased with myself, I went upstairs to watch TV, after 20 minutes I hear a LOUD HISSING sound, my wife looks at me, and says "What was that?" unfortunately I KNEW what it was.... Yup, THAT! ^^^^ I had a smaller then expected mess to clean up. So..... I called Steve and BLAMED HIM!!

Steve did do a fantastic repair job for me though, those pictures are coming up soon!
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i still can not believe that.. i have run mine over a year off my return pump with no pre ball valve or anything... crazyness... everytime i see that pictures crazy ess./
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That is crazy Mike! I can't believe that the acrylic gave way like that. I have to congratulate you on your gluing though. It didn't break at the seem!
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It blows my mind that, instead of popping off that stupid little push-on-no-barbs valve, the side of the reactor blew out!! And not even at a seam, but at the parent material for cryin' out loud!!

Great pics and story Mike, keep it coming. Those acro colonies are NICE!!
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Okay, time for an update....

Here is a little different perspective on my tank:

Yup, you guessed it, a 75 gallon tub. This is the tub full of fresh mixed IO with a pump and heater in it. This is where all my livestock will end up.


Did someone say livestock?


ROck.... This ended up getting bleached as there was no room in the tub for it.


My jeep was PACKED!


WHo is that? It's GBSteve! Thanks for the help Steve!

That was phase one.... Steve and I moved all the livestock to the tub in my new basement. Phase 2 was to actually move the 100 gallon sump, and tank. I owe a HUGE debt to Mike (Clamdigr) and Jarrod (Black71gp) for helping my out with Phase 2. We moved the tank and sump in one trip from the old house to the new place, and placed the tank and sump in the spot where they are today. I did not take any pictures though of this move, as I was kinda busy! I wish I would have though, cause we had a pretty good time, and it all worked out well.

Here are a few pictures of the tank before it was full:






More to come...
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Check out this mess:


It started out simply enough:









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RE: Poseidon's 90 gallon SPS Reef (permalink)
Don't leave us hangin' man!!! By the way, I like your comment a few posts back "it started out simple enough".....LOL....it never stays that way does it!! 
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Nice photo of the little kid in the tank looking at the dog.
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