Jump to content
thecoralbeauty

Anthrax & Gangs! 50G SCA

Recommended Posts

thecoralbeauty

4/16/2019:

 

2/13/2016:

E0E7606C-CD00-40B6-A30F-451BF4426161_zps

1/28/2016:

CC9136E6-38B3-4E70-A5AC-96F1BAF7C71B_zps

 

11/22/2015

11/14/2015

IMG_4599.JPG_zpsze6jtbhe.jpeg

 

11.14.2015 Video

 

 

 

FTS (Two days after transfer:) 11/8/2015

 

 

 

IMG_4551_zps6esx5mq5.jpg

 

 

 

ORIGINAL POST:

 

 

 

I had originally intended to continue my journaling on the old thread "Two Cats and a Reef"- however, since I will be combining both that tank (mixed reef) with my non-photosynthetic reef into this one HUGE tank, I decided to start a new thread. I wanted a larger tank to provide more room for my growing corals (I finally own a frag of everything I've ever wanted!) and so I could own some Anthias and a Tang.

 

Of course, I was texting my thoughts about Anthias and Tangs when my iPhone corrected them to "anthrax" and "gangs"- so, the title for the new tank was born!

 

 

This will be an entirely new experience for me- I have never had a tank bigger than 20 gal (fresh, or anything!) and I have never had plumbing, or a sump/fuge.

 

 

The tank is set to arrive on Sunday- will be documenting the transfer/combine process from there!

 

Equipment:

50g SCA pnp starfire aquarium and included sump/skimmer/plumbing

Radion 3rd gen and mount

MP10

MP40 **will purchase

420 Koralia pumps (2x)

Jebao Doser

Tunze nano top-off

Reef Link

BRS netting cover kit

 

 

Transfer:

Fiji pink live sand

Live rock from old tanks

 

 

Stocking and (plans):

Pearly jawfish

Neon Goby

Hi-fin goby

Carpenter's wrasse

Lubbock's wrasse

(anthias- tang)

 

Pistol shrimp

Peppermint shrimp

Crocea clams (2)

Maxima clams (2)

 

Sand-sifting Starfish

Tuxedo urchin

Assorted snails (nassarious, turbo, cerith, etc).

 

Tube anemone

Sun corals and dendros

 

green slimer

pink birdsnest

oregon tort

cali tort

hawkins echinata

supergirl monti

lakers monti

sunset monti

rainbow monti

concord grape monti

unidentified blue sps

monti setosa

pearlberry

unidentified chalices

jack-o-lantern lepto

 

 

green star polyp

assorted zoas

ricordea

mushrooms (red, purple, hairy blue)

pulsing xenia

 

Frog spawn

hammer

pink goni

red goni

green torch

green plate

 

I will probably keep a similar aquascape to the 20L.

 

Stay tuned!!

 

 

Edited by mwhitelock
  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
markalot

IMO use mostly new sand since you will be turning it over and will experience dieoff. Spike it with a liberal amount of sand from the old tank. Have a bottle of Seachem Phosphate around in case you need to dose lightly since new sandbeds can really suck up the Phosphate. Kat has used this to save the Katropora in her new tank, I used it when I switched to my 40 and avoided any coral loss so far.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
thecoralbeauty

IMO use mostly new sand since you will be turning it over and will experience dieoff. Spike it with a liberal amount of sand from the old tank. Have a bottle of Seachem Phosphate around in case you need to dose lightly since new sandbeds can really suck up the Phosphate. Kat has used this to save the Katropora in her new tank, I used it when I switched to my 40 and avoided any coral loss so far.

good to know! I'm hoping to use a lot of the old sand, but will need to buy lots more in order to cover the bottom, i'm betting!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
righttirefire

Everyone including home land security will be following this build!

  • Like 9

Share this post


Link to post
ReefWeeds

HA! LOVE the name :)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
evanski

Everyone including home land security will be following this build!

Ummm...this thread is not what I thought it was about. I leave disappoint...

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Giga

i'll be stalker like

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
righttirefire

Is thing wet yet? You're as bad as jack! Lol

  • Like 1
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
evan127

Love the title! Looking forward to the build and transfer!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
thecoralbeauty

Is thing wet yet? You're as bad as jack! Lol

you know what? quit'cher bitchin'. it gets delivered on sunday.

 

DETENTION! :furious:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Pinner Reef

Yet another member on the road to recovery from MTS.

 

I salute you in your efforts... be strong.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
HarryPotter

Yet another member on the road to recovery from MTS.

 

I salute you in your efforts... be strong.

Then comes the "I should keep the other tank as a quarantine" and "This other tank will be just softies, it wont be hard" and "This will be a Anemone/Clownfish species tank"

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Pinner Reef

It's only logical, I mean she'll already have a couple of empty tanks and some spare equip...

 

NO! NO! WE MUST NOT THINK LIKE THAT!!

 

The cure is out there! The cure is upgrades.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
evanski

Cure for Anthrax is cipro or doxycycline...

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
thecoralbeauty

Cure for Anthrax is cipro or doxycycline...

is there a cure for autocorrect other than just killing it entirely? lol

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
evanski

is there a cure for autocorrect other than just killing it entirely? lol

No that shit in invinceable!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Nanofreak79

Cure for Anthrax is cipro or doxycycline...

Gives you bad diarrhea....

Share this post


Link to post
evanski

Gives you bad diarrhea....

It does indeed...cipro will also weaken the tendons. In 2001, Georgetown U hospital actually saw a measurable increase in Achilles ruptures.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Nanofreak79

It does indeed...cipro will also weaken the tendons. In 2001, Georgetown U hospital actually saw a measurable increase in Achilles ruptures.

better than anthrax, id rather blow out a tendon. sorry p not trying to jack yur thread, I'm done...

Share this post


Link to post
righttirefire

you know what? quit'cher bitchin'. it gets delivered on sunday.

 

DETENTION! :furious:

Bullshit with everyone upgrading I'm picking up a new tank tomorrow. .. pre-wet
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
kimberbee

It's only logical, I mean she'll already have a couple of empty tanks and some spare equip...

 

NO! NO! WE MUST NOT THINK LIKE THAT!!

 

The cure is out there! The cure is upgrades.

I think we need to come up with a 12 step program...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
FlowerMama

Watching!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
thecoralbeauty

I think we need to come up with a 12 step program...

 

First step:

buy an awesome (and huge) upgrade tank. :haha:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
righttirefire

I'm going the other way... smaller.

Share this post


Link to post
thecoralbeauty

So, today I'm thinking I'll need to purchase sand (thinking the same fiji pink sugar-fine live sand that I've had in the other two tanks) and an MP40.

 

I can use my MP10 to provide cross-flow.

Share this post


Link to post

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recommended Discussions

×
×
  • Create New...