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Okay so for an update...

 

I think I may have been shorted a few of the black parts that can blok flow into the chambers. I am going to go get some acrylic to make a peice to get the flow where I want it.

 

I have been running the tank with the hood propped up to allow for the skimmer to be in there. It is raised with a piece of blue sponge that came with the tank.

 

I also bought a finger coral today at premium aquatics:

 

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Pic taken after about 4 mins in my tank.

 

Here are some more pics of the tank as well:

 

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Update FTS:

 

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I am planning on addin some more zoas, palys, xenia, shrooms, and more LPS coral.

 

Still debating on what fish I want to add to the mix... I want something that is a sand sifter.

 

I also want to add some more snails.

 

What do you think of the new addition?

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Prowland

Are firefish very active? I am thinking about that as my last addition.

 

That or a yellow watchman goby.

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Prowland

Bump for the questions

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Prowland

Okay thanks for the input ;)

 

I purchased some gralic stuff to add to my food miz for the tank. Here is a list of what I am currently feeding 1X per week on the night befor the w/c.

 

New Life Spectrum pellets

Frozen mysis shrimp

Kent Zoe marine liquid

Seachem Garlic Guard liquid

 

I soak the stuff in a container in the fridge overnight then feed the tank. What do you feed your tank?

 

I am off the the LFS to try and find something fun.

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Prowland

Okay so I got to thinking I could make one of those in-tank refugiums for my tank...

 

here is what I was going for:

 

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They are listed at like $50+

 

So I got a Lees specimen container and drilled the same holes and put my spare tunze mini where the pictured ph was.

 

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Instant in tank refugium for about $18

 

I will take pics later when the camera charges!

 

 

So here is what I have going on my tank:

 

Stock lighting + 65W Satallite PC

Maxijet 1200 replacement of stock pump

Maxijet 400 W/hydor flo attachment

Sapphire Aquatics protien skimmer

Bag Purigen

Bag Kent reef carbon

Rock rubble in outlet chamber

50W Titanium Finnex heater

 

Future plans are as follows:

250W Metal Halide

1/10 hp chiller

Better stand than the aquapod stand

Lots more coral!! WAHOO

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kevin4052002

Tank looks great. Firefish can be active, but may shy away if alone, a pair would do better. YWG's don't really sift, if you are still looking for that.

 

I'd like to see how the halide turns out.

 

Keep up the work.

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Prowland

kevin4502002: Thanks for the comments!

 

Do you think that 2 fire fish, 2 false perc, and a clown goby is too much for the tank?

 

I do w/c's every 2 weeks and am running a protien skimmer constantly.

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kevin4052002

Would I do it, yes. Now...would I tell you to do it? No, but that's just an insurance policy. :D

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Prowland

kevin4052002: suggestion/warning noted :)

 

Any other opinions on what I should add as a last fish?

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kevin4052002

I like Helfrich's and Multi-Color Angels. You could always start there, or even a Bluespot Jawfish. :bling:

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Prowland

My lfs just got some in at $89 for a bluespot... very pretty fish!

 

Not too big on the multi-color angel

 

Helfrichs are neat but that would break the bank for 2 of them :)

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Prowland

So I was at the LFS and I saw a red starfish (Fromia milleporella) and I had to have it.

 

The little guy is about the size of half dollar right now.

 

I will try to get some pics of him and the in tank fuge soon.

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So I was at the LFS and I saw a red starfish (Fromia milleporella) and I had to have it.

 

The little guy is about the size of half dollar right now.

 

I will try to get some pics of him and the in tank fuge soon.

 

 

I love Scooter Blenny's for the bottom and Nasirius Snails rock! :)

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Prowland

I like the scooter blennys as well...

 

here are the pics:

 

in-tank fuge

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I dont have anything in it yet except for some sand and a little rubble... but a lot cheaper than the premade ones. ***NEED SOMETIHNG TO GO IN THERE***

 

introducing ROCKstar!

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current FTS

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Prowland

My skimmer went nuts when I added the food mix to the tank...

 

I came home from work and found it almost full to the brim! It stunk of garlic soooooooo bad.

 

Any more suggestion on my last fish?

 

Here is what I am thinking about as of now:

 

2 spot goby pair

yellow watchman goby and shrimp

randalls shrimp goby and shrimp

Black Barred Convict Goby

Court Jester Goby

Yellow Priolepis Goby

 

Cant decide on which one...

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balagan

I have a yellow watchman...he's fun to watch. I didn't go for the pistol though, I got a blood shrimp and they don't really hang together.

 

I just got a yellow clown goby...he's really small but very bright...likes to hang out in my waving hands. He's so small, I can't imagine that he adds much bioload. I highly recommend him.

 

-b

 

My skimmer went nuts when I added the food mix to the tank...

 

I came home from work and found it almost full to the brim! It stunk of garlic soooooooo bad.

 

Any more suggestion on my last fish?

 

Here is what I am thinking about as of now:

 

2 spot goby pair

yellow watchman goby and shrimp

randalls shrimp goby and shrimp

Black Barred Convict Goby

Court Jester Goby

Yellow Priolepis Goby

 

Cant decide on which one...

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robbie
question... are these tanks glass or acrylic?

 

Can I use a mag float?

 

 

mag floats tend to scratch anything so be careful. a simple algae pad is 10x better

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Prowland

I currently have a Green clown goby, false perc pair, pepp shrimp, 8 blue legs, 3 scarlet reef hermets, emrald crab, and various snails.

 

What should I put in the in tank fuge?

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sammy113

Nice Tank! Love the aqua scape.As for fish I would add the Yellow Watchman or a Hi Fin. Try to get some chaeto for the in-tank fuge.

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Prowland

Okay so I have a few updates about my tank...

 

I had a nice cyano outbreak due to some nasty water from walmart :(... now its distilled only until I get a ro/di

 

The clown goby and one clownfish are gone... current fish are as follows

 

One misbar false perc

Maited pair of yellow watchmen gobys from premium aquatics Put in today!

 

I have about 10lbs more rock getting seeded in a bucket right now to add to the tank

 

No new corals as I have been getting rid of that dang cyano

 

 

That is about if for now. pics once I get the rock in.

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GolfPlayer

What happened to your clown goby? I was thinking of getting one down the road. Was he active or did he hide most of the time?

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keepher

Your are right to hold off on adding more (particularly fish) to your tank. Here is a link about Cyano outbreaks that may help: http://www.aquariumpros.ca/forums/archive/...hp/t-13462.html

 

You should add cheato to you fuge and make sure your pump’s flow is turned down. You don’t want too much flow! I have had a DIY fuge like yours for a year and half and been very pleased.

 

If you are still having heat problems with your hood. You may want to check out my DIY thread on 24AP hood cooling and air flow here: http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=128129

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Prowland
What happened to your clown goby? I was thinking of getting one down the road. Was he active or did he hide most of the time?

 

 

He went MIA one day... I have had bad luck with most livestock purchased from uncle bills in my town.

 

Other than that he was somewhat active. He would spend most of the day laying on my finger leather and other corals. Hopping back and forth.

 

Keepher:

 

Thanks for the link... I am postitive about the water from water from walmart being the cause of the nasty outbreak due to the recent purchase of a TDS meter. It was 890ppm and I think that is kinda high right?

 

I think I am going to stick with the 3 fish I have now and enjoy them till I move and build my larger tank!

 

Thanks for the article about the hood mod... going to do that this week most likely along with the light upgrade!

 

 

 

 

More updates...

 

I have removed the intank fuge as I didnt like the look of it.

 

I purchase about 10lbs LR rubble to seed a large chunck of dead rock that I had in the garage. It is in a bucket with a powerhead, saltwater, and a heater. It has been in there for around 11 days. I am going to give it till the weekend to get some type of live in it and then add it to the display.

 

I have removed the skimmer from the tank... It was working great but I wanted to add more rock rubble and decided that I can fit about 15lbs in the first chaimber along with a container of purigen.

 

So I do have a used (approx. 2 months) Sapphire Aquatics Aquapod24 protien skimmer for sale if anyone is interested.

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keepher

Hope everything works out for your lighting project! If you have any questions, let me know.

 

I have a in tank fuge as well. I didn't like the looks of it either. After sometime it covered with coralline algae and I covered the front with LR and coral. Now, I don't even notice it.

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Prowland

Got some new coral...

 

Frogspawn, green ricordia, 5 different zoas, encrusting gorgonia, kenya tree, and some GSP.

 

I got them from a guy who was taking down his tank. So some of the stuff has some hair algee on it.

 

I am really excited about the frogspawn and hoping that the flase perc takes to haosting in it. Right now he is in a small patch of zoas and it looks kinda sad.

 

The gsp was cut off with a razor and has yet to open up. I have glued it to a rock and am still hopeful.

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