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Old 06/09/2014, 03:08 PM   #1
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Veterans/SVC Members/Show off your tank photos

Thought I would try and start a Tread here. Would like to see some photo's of my fellow veterans and current active SVC member's tanks. Please include a brief description of the tank and some shorts details of your service.

I will start this one off. Hope you enjoy.
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21 Years SVS - Retired Active Duty, USAF Major. 230 Gallon mixed reef, Tank #9 (Last one) due to my numerous PCS assignments.






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Old 06/11/2014, 02:03 PM   #2
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Nice tank sirImageUploadedByTapatalk1402513379.624291.jpg I have a 180g mixed reef


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Old 06/17/2014, 04:14 AM   #3
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Old 06/30/2014, 01:23 PM   #4
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WoW! Very Nice.


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Old 07/09/2014, 05:14 PM   #5
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not much of a photogropher


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Old 07/11/2014, 11:29 AM   #6
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Nice looking tanks!


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Old 08/16/2014, 10:14 PM   #7
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image by crat996, on Flickr

Here's my 125g. I'm working in a 200g right now. Should be up in the next month or 2.



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Old 08/29/2014, 07:16 PM   #8
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20 gallon mixed reef I started a month ago.



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Old 09/09/2014, 11:06 AM   #9
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USMC. Viet Nam veteran. my 120 gal. with mostly softies and a couple of lps. still adding coral. started as a fowlr.


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Old 12/09/2014, 08:41 PM   #10
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Wow, you folks have some great looking tanks? Any one here a youtube blogger on their tank(s)?


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Old 01/27/2015, 12:43 PM   #11
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Viet Nam/Cambodia Vet. (I just saw this)




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Old 02/03/2015, 10:15 AM   #12
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Wow, amazing tanks! I had a few different setups when I was still in and every time I deployed I had to tear them down, it got so frustrating! Now that I'm finally free (lol) I'm setting up a new 93 gallon cube, hoping to have it up and running in the next few months. I'll definitely post some pics once I get it going.


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Old 02/05/2015, 05:20 PM   #13
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Old 04/15/2015, 02:24 PM   #14
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Hey everyone. 7 year AD army Iraq combat vet. Medically retired out of 3BSTB 1CD. Been out for 4 years now. Just started my first reef a couple of months ago. Everything has been fun so far.

37g bow front display
15g in sump (30g tank) + skimmer + LR + chaeto
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Tetra EX70 on display, no filters just media as a little pod fuge. Works better than I hoped!


The sump is all set up and ready to go but not connected yet. The plumbing will be here probably today. Please let me know what you guys think.


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Old 04/16/2015, 01:27 PM   #15
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Hey everyone. 7 year AD army Iraq combat vet. Medically retired out of 3BSTB 1CD. Been out for 4 years now. Just started my first reef a couple of months ago. Everything has been fun so far.

37g bow front display
15g in sump (30g tank) + skimmer + LR + chaeto
Led lighting
Tetra EX70 on display, no filters just media as a little pod fuge. Works better than I hoped!


The sump is all set up and ready to go but not connected yet. The plumbing will be here probably today. Please let me know what you guys think.
I think you have some nice LR, but they are large pieces and I think you could do a lot more creative aquascaping if you broke them up into smaller chunks. Obviously, it's up to you how you want your tank to look, but there's some great articles here on reef central about aquascaping that could give you some ideas. Otherwise, looks really good and I think it will be really successful the way you have it set up. Thanks for your service!


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Old 04/16/2015, 06:02 PM   #16
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Thank you for the reply! I hadn't really thought to break the rocks but that would be perfect for the bigger ones. The cave network under it is really cool but the top and side rocks would definitely benefit from breaking them.

Some day when I set a new tank up, I'll definitely have all the dry rock epoxied together without water first.

How would you suggest I go about doing that since the corals on said rocks are glued in? Might try using two sets of hands and a big flathead and hammer to fracture them as gently as possible?


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Old 04/17/2015, 01:18 AM   #17
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The one thing that I've always heard regarding aquascaping is that it's important to make it as "open" as possible. In other words, large rocks that are piled on top of each other leave little space for water to flow and detritus can get stuck in the crevasses. Smaller rocks enable greater opportunity for creating open rock structures. Usually this also ends up being more aesthetically pleasing because it doesn't just look like there's a random pile of rocks in the tank.

Since you already have corals glued in place it may not be possible to do a whole lot. It's not worth killing or damaging your corals. But like you said, you can at least plan for your next tank. I found that the planning process is essential prior to adding livestock.

I've gotten in situations before where I overhauled the entire tank after setting it up because I hated the aquascape due to insufficient planning prior to adding livestock. Moving stuff around normally creates a storm of noxious detritus that has been sitting in the sand bed and rocks, and that can cause ammonia spikes. In the past, I've lost livestock as a result so now I make sure I do all my "tinkering" with the rocks prior to adding anything to the tank.


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Old 04/18/2015, 08:04 PM   #18
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Green Millepora, Acropora millepora


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Old 05/29/2015, 08:09 PM   #19
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What the heck. USAF 1978-1999. Abne Crypto Liguist - Middle Eastern-Type. I'll let you guess where I spent the 80's and 90's...
At any rate, here's my current chunk o'glass:



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Old 06/07/2015, 04:13 PM   #20
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The old tank developed a crack so we upgraded to a75g.


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Old 06/25/2015, 11:14 PM   #21
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Old 06/25/2015, 11:18 PM   #22
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Old 07/02/2015, 11:18 AM   #23
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Update after new lights and a little scaling.

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Old 07/06/2015, 04:32 AM   #24
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40g small reef currently, but i plan to expand my coral, my key fish being a cuttlefish.

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Old 07/21/2015, 08:25 PM   #25
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Just a few pics

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