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Well just to start off this is my first post on a reef forum! :P This is going to be about my 55 gallon sumpless reef.

Equipment:
Nova extreme t-5 lighting
Eshopps Psk-100 hang on skimmer
Vortech mp20

Fish:
2 false perc. clowns
4 Firefish
1 lawnmower blenny
1 Banggai cardinal
temporarily 1 sailfin tang (until he gets big enough to go with my porcupine puffer in my f.o.w.l.r.)

Invertebrates:
20 hermit crabs
15 astria snails
1 skunk cleaner shrimp

Edited by Collinw24, 21 March 2010 - 06:33 PM.


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Well here are some pics.

Clowns:
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Edited by Collinw24, 07 March 2010 - 05:26 PM.


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Skimmer:
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Edited by Collinw24, 07 March 2010 - 05:32 PM.


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Just a little livestock update.

New fish:
1 Banggai cardinal

New inverts:
1 cleaner shrimp
5 hermit crabs

Hope to get pics up soon!

Edited by Collinw24, 16 March 2010 - 07:52 AM.


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Welcome,

When you get a full tank shot be sure to post it here
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We always welcome new members to the 55 gallon club.

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I just ordered 45 more pounds of live rock. :D :D :D :D :D

It should be here on march 18!

I was going to cure it in a 45 gallon trash can with an octopus xp-2000 cone skimmer and a korallia 4.

Will this be a decent rock curing setup?

I was going to do a 10 gallon water change every other day, should this be enough?

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Well, I just got the live rock and it it pretty good. Hopefully it will cure fast...

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Well, I ordered a Vortech MP20 today. It will most likely be in sometime this week. Does anybody else have a mp20 on there 55? What is your favorite mode and power setting?

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Water update:

Salinity:1.025
Ammonia:0ppm
Nitrite:0ppm
PH:8.2
Nitrate:0ppm :D
Calcium:390
KH:9.6
Temp:78

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New FTS:
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your tank is still young.
your rock scape looks cool.
imagine if its fill with corals.oh wow!
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nice tank, is this going to be a softie tank?

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This pic was about a month and a half ago so I had no corals but now I have zoas, shrooms, rics, and a couple SPS.

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Is that a Sailfin tang? How long are you gonna keep him in there and how long do you think until he gets too big? I want to keep a tang until it outgrows my 55 G as well and I'm wondering how long it will be.

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Is that a Sailfin tang? How long are you gonna keep him in there and how long do you think until he gets too big? I want to keep a tang until it outgrows my 55 G as well and I'm wondering how long it will be.




Yes it is a Sailfin. I want to keep him as long as possible in the 55.
If you want a tang for a 55 I would get a yellow tang.
You could keep a yellow in the tank for his whole life.

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FTS:
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Elephant ear mushroom:
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Shrooms:

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Flame angel:

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Great 55g.
Makes me wish i went with the 55 instead of my 40g long.
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Great 55g.
Makes me wish i went with the 55 instead of my 40g long.
:)



Thanks!

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If you want a tang for a 55 I would get a yellow tang.
You could keep a yellow in the tank for his whole life.

Not really true. Yellows get to be dinner plate sized. I'd go with a bristletooth tang like a Kole or a tomini if it's going to be confined to a 55.

Nice looking tank. I like the blue background. Good looking sailfin too. Makes me miss mine.

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lovin the chemipure! It makes the tank look so much better!

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I have had a sailfin for over a year in a 55g, just upgraded to 72g bow front, still 4' tank and he doesn't seem to be growing fast at all. I'm guessing it's the small tank.

Nice start on your 55g. Are you going to sump it any time in the near future?

Watch that flame angel, I had a hell of a time catching one that nipped at my duncan corals.

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Teaser....

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Edited by Collinw24, 02 June 2010 - 09:20 PM.


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