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Old 09-18-2010, 06:08 PM
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Photos Rookie07's Dualing Solanas

As some of you know, I recently moved, and was told as I was signing the lease that, "no tank over 40 gallons is allowed", despite them telling me my 120 was fine over the phone.

Thus, I needed a creative solution to solve my problem in 2 weeks. I decided on having 2 Solanas, 1 on each side of my TV.

I have a new approach to maintaining a tank. I wanted to have tanks that could be left for 3-5 days with no human contact, and have minimal amount of daily work required. The only thing I do daily is feed(when Im home). The tank gets RO/DI top off every 2 days, or up to 5 if I am away.

I add nothing to maintain water chemistry (No B-Ionic, etc). I do 25% water changes on each tank every other week, and clean the glass "maybe" once a month, and change/clean filter pads and carbon once every 3 weeks.

Specs.
Tanks- 34 Gl Solana (x2) w/ espresso wood trim kit
Lights-AI LED's (White version in color and lighting), mod'ed w/ Current hanging kit
Vortech MP10 (1 on each tank)
150w JBJ Titanium heater and controller ("TRUETEMP") on each
No chiller or fans as temp never goes above 81

View from couch:

Side Views:




Side View (look through):




Left Tank (FTS):


Right Tank (FTS):


A few Random Coral Shots


Plate Coral, Chalice, and Candy Cane:


Same Plate Coral:


Plate Coral, Dendro, Heteropsammia cochlea, & Palys:


Leather, Palys, and Florida Ricordia:


Palys, Tubb's Blues, & Florida Ricordia:


Zoa Colony:


Same Colony (under blue LED):


Montipora:


AOG Paly Colony & ORA Green Toadstool:


Same Colony (under blue LED):


Fu Manchu on AOG colony:


Fu You!


ORA Green Leather:


Pom Pom Crab:


Pom Pom #2


RBTA hosted by b/w occ. & snowcasso pair:


Heteropsammia cochlea (Notice the worm coming from the coral)



I hope you enjoy the journey...I KNOW I WILL!

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Old 09-18-2010, 06:15 PM
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cant wait to see pics! what are you keeping in them? corals? fish only?
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:31 PM
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hey nice set up. reminds me of Jabols tanks
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:40 PM
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nice tanks.
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Old 09-18-2010, 06:46 PM
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woooow!!!!!!!! awesome dude!
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hey nice set up. reminds me of Jabols tanks

I hate that you said that......but yes, I did get the general concept from him (I doubt he was the 1st to create this type of setup), but tried to make it my own, which I hope shows.

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that is amazing
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Old 09-18-2010, 07:38 PM
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they're great especially the rainbow monti
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Old 09-18-2010, 08:54 PM
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i've seen his tanks it looks better in person.
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hey nice set up. reminds me of Jabols tanks
+1... I just saw Jabols set up in the fish room thread.

Good luck and looks nice...

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