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Old 11/19/2018, 12:23 PM   #126
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One of your sale threads sale from years past inspired my to give SPS a try, unfortunately I do not have the room to set up the tank but I have purchased all of the equipment to run the tank.

Wow what a great build thread I am looking forward to reading about it and learning from your experience. Thanks again


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Old 11/26/2018, 08:10 AM   #127
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As others have said over and over . . . amazing aquariums and amazing reefs. Thanks for sharing.

I was hoping a reef pro like you could offer some advice on my latest issue. This past winter life got a little busy, and I neglected my reef a little too much. In the end I lost all my acros and chose to restart with all new LR from KP Aquatics. The good news is my fish and H. Mag. all survived fine and the reef is recovering nicely with new LR and new acros. My question/trouble is in trying to re-establish copepods. Over the years I treated my system several times for Red Bugs and as a result killed off my copepod population. I thought perhaps the reintroduction of new LR would restart the population, but no such luck.

Question: Do you have any suggestions on the best way to restart a healthy copepod population?

Here's my system April 2013 TOTM

It doesn't look like that today, but the parts are the same although now I am using ATI Powermodules instead of Sfiligoi hybrids.

Thanks again for the great tank thread and any advice you can offer.

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Old 11/28/2018, 07:20 AM   #128
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Aww man Joe sorry to hear about the trouble, that tank was one of my favorites. Look forward to the next setup.

John how is everything going? Still have the huge Monti cap colonies in that sump? If so I would love to see the growth on them. You should share that last piece I bought from you, how's your little colony doing? What's the colors like now?

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Old 11/28/2018, 02:20 PM   #129
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My old buddy Jason Bretzke is an ocean engineer out of the WNY, maybe you know him? We worked at The Marine Scene in the late Nineties together to help fuel our expensive hobby.

Thanks for sharing your stunning aquariums from the very beginning to present. You are a gifted reefist!

If I may ask, what is your go to halide bulb these days?


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Old 12/01/2018, 09:21 PM   #130
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Amazing work John...you are a legend in the hobby...thanks for sharing your vast knowledge with so many of us through the years!


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Old 12/17/2018, 10:42 AM   #131
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Angels

Love your tank,I like big angels also .Would a Queen or Emperor work in 350 sps tank?I suppose a regal is the best chose though.


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Old 01/03/2019, 09:13 PM   #132
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Holy heaven! I have taken several days to read this thread, but it has been worth it and I must comment Mr. Coppolino that you are a total genius of the angel fish, I admire your work a lot and read your subject has inspired me, thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.


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Old 03/05/2019, 07:43 AM   #133
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Amazing tank ..cant wait to hear you talk at our LIRA meeting next month


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Old 08/24/2019, 08:18 AM   #134
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Amazing jaw dropping system...your 180 was what inspired me to get into sps corals more this tank is like a dream...

Had a few questions I am also running 400w halides but do not like my current pfo reflectors...what reflectors do you have over your 1300 display and are they still available anywhere that you know of? It's really hard to find anyone nowadays that knows anything about halides. Also what ballast are you using I have advanced m59 magnetic ballast. And where do you get your VHO Bulbs I can't find them.


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Old 01/07/2020, 08:54 AM   #135
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Any picture updates on the system?


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Old 02/12/2020, 12:22 AM   #136
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Awesome build looking forward to more pics!!


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Old 02/16/2020, 05:17 PM   #137
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Old 03/01/2020, 09:30 AM   #138
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Hello all! My apologies for the tardy reply as I've been busier than ever between more work travel than ever, personal travel (doing all 50 states with the kids before they leave the nest) and my kids (now 11 and 14) being at a busy age. The tanks are humming along and doing well as always. I'm in the process of doing some long overdue hacking in the tank as it's overgrown and I've been too busy to chop. I'll get updated photos up soon when I get around to swapping my Kydex out and the time to photograph things.

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My old buddy Jason Bretzke is an ocean engineer out of the WNY, maybe you know him? We worked at The Marine Scene in the late Nineties together to help fuel our expensive hobby.

Thanks for sharing your stunning aquariums from the very beginning to present. You are a gifted reefist!

If I may ask, what is your go to halide bulb these days?
I've been using the same two metal halide bulbs for years and years... 400 watt Ushio 14Ks on the 1300 which is supplemented by VHO actinics and Ecotech Radions with only blue channels turned on, and 20K Radiums on my frag tanks and mixed reef.

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Old 03/02/2020, 03:47 PM   #139
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I can’t believe I just found this thread. I don’t know what else to say other than amazing


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Old 03/03/2020, 04:13 PM   #140
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amazing build John!


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Old 03/13/2020, 04:21 PM   #141
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Thanks guys... for those that had been asking and looking for frags (or colonies) from my system I posted my first frag sale thread since 2018 here...

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/sh....php?t=2704820

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Current Tank Info: displays are 1300 gallon SPS (8.5' x 6' x 42"), 240 gallon anemone, and 350 gallon fish only
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Old 03/18/2020, 05:33 AM   #142
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Anemones have always been my passion. I would love to see good pictures of your anemones.

Are your tanks connected? Love to read more about your anemone tank.
Beautiful tanks and corals and few anemones that I see.


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Old 03/21/2020, 11:20 AM   #143
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Anemones have always been my passion. I would love to see good pictures of your anemones.

Are your tanks connected? Love to read more about your anemone tank.
Beautiful tanks and corals and few anemones that I see.
Minh, thank you for your comments, and for your contributions here through the years. I admire and share your passion for anemones!

I've always had a particular passion for magnifica and gigantea anemones. I've owned the same three magnifica and four gigantea for years now.

Below is a shot of my three magnifica situated on an island in the center of my 1300 display. When my displays were smaller I was never one to want to keep anemones with my sps. With encouragement from fellow NY Italian Joe Yaiullo I bucked this fear making an island in the center of my display. If magnifica are happy with their spot, they won't walk across a sandbed and will stay put on their rocks... and this has held true for years now.

I started with the standard (but beautiful) bright purple base magnifica. This is shown to the left in the photo below. The center anemone is the blood red base type, and actually glows green under blue light. The third magnifica to the right is an incredible specimen and bright purple. This shot is a bit dated and these three have grown huge... and what a site they are!


In the above shot you can see the one large blue gigantea I keep in the 1300. After years of keeping gigantea I've realized them to not really eat healthy fish. That, combined with my ability to keep gigantea in place by getting their foot attached in a flower pot, gave me the confidence to put a gigantea in the 1300 a few years ago. This tank gets blasted with light and this particular gigantea has grown at a much faster clip than the others I keep in my anemone tank. The anemone tank has 400 watt 20K Radiums... my display uses 400 watt 14K Ushios, along with other supplemented light. I do not supplementally feed my anemones, except on rare occasions to show friends how they close like a venus fly trap.

My anemone tank is attached to my large system... the whole system is about 1950 gallons, which includes the 1300 gallon display and the 240 gallon anemone tank (5' x 3' x 25"). I need to get updated shots of my gigantea... but here is a good shot that shows them. This shot actually shows four gigantea... I got rid of the small "rainbow" gigantea towards the back to allow space for the others... I'm more of a white light guy and this anemone just didn't pop like the others... To the left in this shot you'll see a purple edged gigantea with a bright green center. On the bottom right is a solid blue/pruple gigantea, and in the center is my giant glowing green guy... about two months ago I came down to the basement to find the anemone tank cloudy, and this green gigantea stock in a still spinning MP40... I turn the MP40 off, got a razor, and sliced about a 6" piece off the anemone. Fortunately within days this anemone was healed, but it did give me a bit of a scare.


Thanks again Minh, and thank you to all who've enjoyed my system.

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Current Tank Info: displays are 1300 gallon SPS (8.5' x 6' x 42"), 240 gallon anemone, and 350 gallon fish only
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Old 03/21/2020, 11:28 AM   #144
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Lovely. Thanks.


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Old 03/22/2020, 09:17 AM   #145
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