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Old 03/26/2006, 07:58 PM
gcarroll gcarroll is offline
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Bare Bottom reefers, show me your tanks!

Full tank shots. Show me what you got! I'm just curious which method is best!
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Old 03/26/2006, 08:29 PM
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My tank probably isn't the best example of a thriving BB tank because I have been battling Acro flat worms and lost a ton of nice stuff but overall the tank still looks decent.



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Old 03/26/2006, 08:34 PM
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Great tank Richard. Hopefully other barebottom reefers will join in. I'm sure we are all curious. I just love to see the photos!
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Old 03/26/2006, 08:35 PM
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well i have a few shots of what my BB tank looks like after a couple years after i covered it with crushed coral, look on my webpage under starboard in the DIY section. looks natural
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Old 03/26/2006, 08:41 PM
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well i have a few shots of what my BB tank looks like after a couple years after i covered it with crushed coral, look on my webpage under starboard in the DIY section. looks natural
Are these them? I hope you don't mind me posting them. I just want people to be able to see them without much work. You know us reefers are lazy.


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Old 03/26/2006, 08:49 PM
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yup thats them, i just get lazy constantly posting pics when they can just goto my webpage.
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Old 03/26/2006, 08:57 PM
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This is my tank, it is mostly frags though.



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Old 03/26/2006, 09:07 PM
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Greg, show us your set up?.I cant show you mine coz mine is none of the above.I been doing this method for 10 great yrs.none but A+'s in my book. SPS ,LPS , softies or all of them combine they all have succes w/ this method. People that fail in the past,realy got me thinking what in the hell they do different.Fail w/in 3yrs..
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Old 03/26/2006, 09:21 PM
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Old 03/26/2006, 09:43 PM
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Greg, show us your set up?.I cant show you mine coz mine is none of the above.I been doing this method for 10 great yrs.none but A+'s in my book. SPS ,LPS , softies or all of them combine they all have succes w/ this method. People that fail in the past,realy got me thinking what in the hell they do different.Fail w/in 3yrs..
i think it would be pointless for greg to show his tank since this is show your bare bottum tank thread and he dosnt have a BB tank. why cant u show your tank? and what method have you been doing for ten years?

well lets see all those succesful tanks. i cant wait. Yippee, more reason for me to go BB if i get to see those tanks
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Old 03/26/2006, 09:50 PM
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Here are some pics of my barebottom just so you won't think BBer's won't post pics of their tanks Greg
FWIW I personally don't feel like any established method works "better" than any other. IMO it's what works best for you
Right side

Left side

Full tank shot

Clams

The tank was a SSB for the first year of it's life(after transfer from another tank with a 3" sandbed). Even with biweekly siphoning of the SSB it was impossible to keep detritus from finding it's way under the rocks and nitrate levels had crept up around 10(with no obvious ill effects, I just didn't like the levels) before I took the sand out. It's been BB for several months now and will stay that way when I move it into a 120
thanks, Chris
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Old 03/26/2006, 10:47 PM
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Old 03/26/2006, 10:51 PM
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Old 03/27/2006, 12:11 AM
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I agree! with you fishdoc, it's what works best for you. I just love to see all the sweet reefs on RC. Nice pics so far!
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Old 03/27/2006, 12:30 AM
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Old 03/27/2006, 01:40 AM
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Mine is still a lot of frags and has a lot of growing to do but here it is anyways. BTW, gcarroll, I would love to have a tank that looks even half as good as yours some day.

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Old 03/27/2006, 01:55 AM
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That montipora in the center is huge! So is the table top
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Old 03/27/2006, 06:07 AM
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I need a picture more recent than 3+ months ago, but until then:


FWIW, here's a prior thread of many BB tanks photos:
http://archive.reefcentral.com/forum...hreadid=640711
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Old 03/27/2006, 07:47 AM
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Old 03/27/2006, 08:53 AM
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"One BB to rule them all"

It was only a matter of time before you posted your reef.

As always, great tank!!
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Old 03/27/2006, 10:00 AM
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I've always loved that tank 64Ivy! Sweet reflection shot.
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Old 03/27/2006, 10:45 AM
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My 120 gallon BB tank!

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Old 03/27/2006, 10:46 AM
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My use of the BB. From right to left across the BB of the tank.







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Old 03/27/2006, 11:02 AM
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nice tank but wheres the bottom. all is see is a bunch of corals and no glass. j/k. i know its there but just like how the corals decided to cover the bottom.

one question though (sorry to go off topic) which of the efflos is the ugliest one? i see two there and your sig says you have the home for the ugliest efflo
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Old 03/27/2006, 11:20 AM
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Actually the green one is an A. hyacynthus (sp). If you look slightly to the right of it and down a bit, the bro...I mean, Earth Toned piece forming the cave is the one I refer to as the WUE.

Good looking tanks everyone...And in the spirit of March Madness: Go BB-go BB-go BB-It's Your Birthday....
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