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the tank has been set up since october and the first corals were added in december.

EQUIPMENT:
GLO 36" double bulb T-5 HO
Penguin BIO-Wheel 350 power filter
Maxi-Jet 900 Powerhead
Aqueon 150 watt Heater

LR/LS:
about 35 lbs of live rock
about 35 lbs of live sand

CUC:
lots of hermit crabs
lots of dwarf cerith snails
5 nassarius snails
2 astraea snails
2 turbo snails
serpent star
brittle star

OTHER INVERTS:
tiger snapping shrimp (rocky)

FISH:
ocellaris clown (raarg)
yellow watchman goby (magill)
arc-eyed hawkfish (raider)

SOFT CORAL:
pulsing xenia
zoanthids (assorted)
mushrooms (assorted)
kenya tree
blue cloves

LPS CORAL:
acan (unknown)

MACRO ALGAE:
mermaids fan
halimeda

FTS as of 1/29/2011
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is it really that bad that nobody posts even one reply? <_<
btw im thinking of ordering a pair of tomato clowns and a GBTA

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It's not that bad, refer38! I think a little re-scaping away from the glass wall could make it look better. Mine started just like yours, buddy :) BTW, very nice blue leg hermit crab.

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It's not that bad, refer38! I think a little re-scaping away from the glass wall could make it look better. Mine started just like yours, buddy :) BTW, very nice blue leg hermit crab.


GAHH!! i just rescaped it a few days ago.. i will give it a week or so to decide if i like it. if it ends up that i do re-scape, what are some suggestions or aquascaping ideas?

and yes, i think that hermit was the best picture my poopy camera could ever take. lol

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Scaping... it really goes down to your own preference. Me, i like to have all the rocks in the center of the tank, leaving a sand ring around. You can divide it into two islands, that can be nice too. Have a look at my tank. It's not that great but i'm pretty comfortable with the rockwork at this stage of the game.

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i said it on your thread and i will say it on mine...
does everybody in the world own a yellowtail damsel? i've got no problem with them, its just funny how common they are.

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got a new occellaris clown (named him raarg cause he is so ferocious) and moved the rocks with the mushrooms.

is it normal for my damsel to be a little aggressive towards the clown?

Edited by reefer38, 04 February 2011 - 10:28 PM.


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re-scaped again. lol thats one good thing about not having much coral. you can still move things.

FTS: 1/30/11
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moving the aquarium so that its not as in the way.
so far i have put all the livestock and rocks (other than one big rock that wouldnt fit) into a temporary holding tub. (lol by tub i mean a big gladware thing) and moved the tank itself to the new location. i emptied most of the water from the tank and put some new water in. waiting for the temperature to get to about 78 degrees so that i can put the livestock back in. trying to decide on a new aquascape (luckily i dont have many corals yet so i can move most of the rocks easily)

here is some pics.

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got the aquarium up and running again. here is a pic

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just acclimated two freshwater mollies to saltwater.

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TO THE TOP.

i was wondering how many fish is too many? i was thinking of adding a yellow watchman goby and a few (maybe four) damsels. would that be too big of a bioload? you can see what i already have in the tank in the first post up at the top.

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I'd say the goby would be it, and thats still pushing it a bit. definitely no to more damsels; i find that gobies add very little to the bioload though, plus you already have the pistol.

its a good start' I like that big cave, right off center- good focal point!

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thanks for the reply. i do need to buy a skimmer soon.. that should help with all the fish. i might get rid of the mollies though (cant really see them with the black background)

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bumping in up for the re-scape and the new FTS

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but dont get used to it.. as soon as i re-scaped it i remembered im gonna have to take some LR out for my new 29g FOWLR (check it out)

in other news... one of the mollies disappeared and i moved the other to my freshwater tank cause it did nothing but poop :mellow:
and i am probably getting a YWG soon (my dad said it would be a reward for me if i pass the test for my learners permit to drive)

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i've got bad news, and i've got news that neither good nor bad...

bad news: bob the lawnmower blenny has passed away :(
other news: my yellow tail damsel was bullying my clown so i moved it to the 29g FOWLR

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just came back from the LFS with a little yellow watchman goby.
its already paired up with the tiger pistol.
the pistols name is rocky and the goby is magill, i wonder if any of you will get that reference...
(hint: its from a song)

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new pictures!! still got an old crappy camera so they're not the best pics ever\


FTS 4/2/2011
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raarg the ocellaris clown
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nancy the yellow watchman goby (still trying to get a picture of the goby and the shrimp together)
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zoanthids
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got a picture of the shrimp and the goby together
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finally got some decent pictures!

first the FTS 4/6/2011
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now some other pics..
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just finished adding all the stuff from reefcleaners.org
you guys are great! i have no complaints what so ever, all though i am confused because i ordered the gorgonians and a couple mithrax crabs that didnt come in with the shipment (i will email them about that) im not upset that they didnt come, just confused.

i got plenty of hermits,
plenty of dwarf ceriths,
some nassarius snails,
some zoanthids,
and some macro.

once again, i am very pleased with reefcleaners, thanks!

i will post pictures as soon as i get a hold of my dads camera again

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FTS 4/12/2011
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new zoas (can somebody ID?)
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thin stripe hermit
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hermit climbing on mermaids fan
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halimeda
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i like the new pics, the tank look good
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just finished adding all the stuff from reefcleaners.org
you guys are great! i have no complaints what so ever, all though i am confused because i ordered the gorgonians and a couple mithrax crabs that didnt come in with the shipment (i will email them about that) im not upset that they didnt come, just confused....



i emailed them and they gave me a refund for everything that wasnt shipped. once again i am very pleased with reefcleaners and i will hopefully order from them again so i can get the gorgonians

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went to the LFS yesterday and picked up a little rock with two small kenya trees and a small acan frag.
i will post pictures as soon as they open up more