Welcome to AquariaCentral.com

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be entering into a wonderful world of aquatic information, for all aquarists, no matter what their experience level.

Our members will do their best to help you in your aquarium endeavors. We have a vast assortment of Forums to dive into:

-General Freshwater
-Marine and Brackish area
-Terrarium and Vivariums
-Coldwater
-DIY, Classifieds, Members Tanks Photographs and more.

We even have a general area, that is just as much fun as the rest of the Community, for off topic discussions and a real-time chat room for instant advice!

Joining Aquaria Central has numerous benefits, but the best, is our 112,000+ members, helping one another in this fascinating hobby!

Register now, and be sure to check out our scheduled contests with exciting prizes!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! !

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Welcome to the Internet's friendliest aquatic forum!

- Team AC

Sign Up

Check out this cold marine reef tank

Discussion in 'Marine Reef Keeping' started by coldmarine007, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    These jewel anemones,(corralimorphes...closely related to corals,but without the hard exoskeleton),populate my 200 gallon tank.All collected down here in the Sth Pacific,(Sth.Island of New Zealand).
    Who says temperate marine tanks aren't just as beautiful as tropical; tanks!!
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Reefscape

    Reefscape I shoot people with a Canon
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2006
    Messages:
    18,477
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Occupation:
    Owner of See Through My Lens Photography
    Location:
    Staffordshire, UK
    A very nice looking reef indeed.....
     
  3. tattoobaz

    tattoobaz AC Members

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    dorset uk
    wow that looks awesome. what temperature range is that setup?
     
  4. Catpicklesdog

    Catpicklesdog Hindsight is a wonderful thing!

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2007
    Messages:
    4,210
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Telford, UK
    That looks stunning. Any chance of some more infor regarding your set up? Fish stock, temp range etc?
     
  5. Grins

    Grins Girl Reefer...we do exist

    Joined:
    May 1, 2007
    Messages:
    10,449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Creative Director
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    I don't know who said that about temperate tanks, they have been some of the most beautiful I've seen. Your's is quite stunning as well./
     
  6. kingwintergreen

    kingwintergreen AC Members

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    WOW

    Hey, that's a great aquarium, please tell us more about your livestock, where you got it, what your water parameters are, etc. More pics too..?
     
  7. kingwintergreen

    kingwintergreen AC Members

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Let me know if you would be interested in doing some trade from someone on the Pacific NW US coast.
     
  8. SpockthePuffer

    SpockthePuffer AC Members

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    905
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student - studying Graphic Design
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Awesome tank :) Can't wait to see more pictures, I think cw tanks are amazing.
     
  9. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    Wow, very impressive. I, too, would like to know more about the tank. And more pictures. Love them!
     
  10. Almondsaz

    Almondsaz AC Members

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Your tank looks terrific. Those colors are more intense that I expected. Can you share more info about your tank? Would like to learn more about cold water reefing.
     
  11. xsdbs

    xsdbs AC Members

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2006
    Messages:
    823
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    wow!!!! very nice, ( I would say pretty but thats not a word said by men ) so I've heard.
     
  12. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    The tank is 200 gallons,is kept at 15 degrees with a 1 HP chiller...natural seawater from our crystal clear ocean down here,which has a partial change every couple of weeks.I have a red sea berlin hang-on skimmer,which sucks-out the gunge really well.The jewels are fed regularly with live brine shrimp,and a clam/seaweed liquidised dose through a turkey baster,(hence the need for a skimmer).Lots of water movement,with tunze 6045's blasting away.Living by the sea helps of course!
    Any other questions,please ask!
     
  13. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    The temp.is set at around 15 degrees...kept at that by a 1HP chiller,which is overated,(essential to have a larger chiller than recommended...it's not struggling when the room temps get into the high 70's).
    Any other questions please feel free to ask.
     
  14. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    Thanks for the compliment....people visiting here think that they're imported tropicals,and can't believe we have this kind of colourful life at the head of our harbour!
     
  15. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    I don't think we're allowed to export from NZ...we have some of the toughest environmental laws down here.....Happy to answer any of your questions though,as I would imagine we have some very similar temperate stuff down here in the Sth Pac,as you have in the Nth.Pac!
     
  16. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    Thanks for the tank compliments.Will try to take a few more shots.I'm hoping to take a snorkelling trip in a few days to add to the collection,but I need calm weather,and have to be careful with the tides as these critters love to settle where the currents are huge( being filter feeders)..I mis-timed a trip a while ago,and almost got swept out to sea...hanging on to a huge bull kelp saved my bacon!
     
  17. coldmarine007

    coldmarine007 AC Members

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2008
    Messages:
    130
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    wildlife cameraman
    Location:
    New Zealand,(South Island).
    A FEW MORE COLDMARINE PICS.

    Here's a few more pics,as I've had some requests for more pics....will be on a collecting snorkel in a few days,so will post more then. Happy to answer any questions!
     

    Attached Files:

  18. Almondsaz

    Almondsaz AC Members

    Joined:
    May 26, 2007
    Messages:
    1,527
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That is just stunning! 15 degrees must be a killer to maintain. What kind of lighting do you use? And how many 6045's are you using in your 200 gallon? Thanks for all the specifics, helps get an appreciation for your coldwater reef.
     
  19. mandy21

    mandy21 THE REEFER GODDESS

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Ohio
    My question is, what source (book) would have info on this type of thing. Doing a search online comes up with results, but I don't know how reliable they are. Much like just doing a search for tropical marine tanks, or reef tanks. Lots of sources but not a lot of them are reliable, IMO.
     
  20. Amphiprion

    Amphiprion Contain the Excitement...

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2007
    Messages:
    5,776
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    IT/sales
    Location:
    Mobile, Alabama
    I don't own one personally, but I have dealt with coldwater tanks in the past. In general, they are much easier to maintain and stay cleaner than a tank at tropical temps. Most of the animals are rock solid in terms of hardiness, too.
     

Share This Page

zoomed.com
tfhmagazine.com
hikariusa.com
aqaimports.com
Store