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In all of the years I have been in the reefing hobby, I something I have never been able to achieve is more than 1 display. I have often been able to keep and display and a frag tank, but time, money, or space has usually kept me from multiple set ups. I love all sorts of fish and corals, but there are many fish and corals that i believe are too risky to keep housed in the same display due to aggression, size of tank/livestock, etc. 

This display tank will officially be my 2nd complete display tank and will house mainly softies and LPS. I am dedicating this tank to 1 particular inhabitant named "Igor".

 

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Igor is a Green Moray Eel, and is going to get VERY big!! Green Morays can live for a very long time if cared for properly and housed in a dedicated display! For these reasons, I purposely have avoided sourcing one until I was in a situation that would allow me to properly care for one. In the 15ish years that I have been in the hobby, I have frequented many LFS's in the midwest and have never come across a Green Moray for sale. The few that I have seen are generally at Zoos, Aquariums, or a Restaurant. A few weeks back I had wandered into a LFS and came across Igor! The LFS was nice enough even to house Igor until I had set up a proper display for him. 

Finding a display tank to house Igor was very challenging! I don't mean to offend anyone, but the typical rectangular shaped display with a canopy is not my style! I am drawn to cubes or custom shapes, and most importantly rimless open top designs. Searching for something outside the box was challenging, but I recently came across what I am going to be calling..."Igor's Peninsula".

 

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The display is absolutely gorgeous! It's 60" Long, 24" Wide, and 30" Tall. Best part of all, the display is made of 1/2" glass and features heavy panels for enclosing the top as well. The filtration will be very basic. I will be utilizing a custom glass sump, over-sized skimmer, and 2 MP40QD pumps. Igor will eventually outgrow this display, and but until then, this will be his home!

 

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Currently I am finishing up the stand and canopy for the display, and hope to bring Igor home very soon! Plenty of more updates to come!
 

 

 

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1 hour ago, cbort said:

In all of the years I have been in the reefing hobby, I something I have never been able to achieve is more than 1 display. I have often been able to keep and display and a frag tank, but time, money, or space has usually kept me from multiple set ups. I love all sorts of fish and corals, but there are many fish and corals that i believe are too risky to keep housed in the same display due to aggression, size of tank/livestock, etc. 

This display tank will officially be my 2nd complete display tank and will house mainly softies and LPS. I am dedicating this tank to 1 particular inhabitant named "Igor".

 

fullsizeoutput_400.thumb.jpeg.5484481d4969f86fff9826413434602c.jpeg

 

fullsizeoutput_401.thumb.jpeg.52067657001ea5883e465639fc79eee0.jpeg

 

Igor is a Green Moray Eel, and is going to get VERY big!! Green Morays can live for a very long time if cared for properly and housed in a dedicated display! For these reasons, I purposely have avoided sourcing one until I was in a situation that would allow me to properly care for one. In the 15ish years that I have been in the hobby, I have frequented many LFS's in the midwest and have never come across a Green Moray for sale. The few that I have seen are generally at Zoos, Aquariums, or a Restaurant. A few weeks back I had wandered into a LFS and came across Igor! The LFS was nice enough even to house Igor until I had set up a proper display for him. 

Finding a display tank to house Igor was very challenging! I don't mean to offend anyone, but the typical rectangular shaped display with a canopy is not my style! I am drawn to cubes or custom shapes, and most importantly rimless open top designs. Searching for something outside the box was challenging, but I recently came across what I am going to be calling..."Igor's Peninsula".

 

IMG_5475.thumb.jpg.51df56ea6e680d3b6f83b8e6e90a1e00.jpg

 

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The display is absolutely gorgeous! It's 60" Long, 24" Wide, and 30" Tall. Best part of all, the display is made of 1/2" glass and features heavy panels for enclosing the top as well. The filtration will be very basic. I will be utilizing a custom glass sump, over-sized skimmer, and 2 MP40QD pumps. Igor will eventually outgrow this display, and but until then, this will be his home!

 

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Currently I am finishing up the stand and canopy for the display, and hope to bring Igor home very soon! Plenty of more updates to come!
 

 

 

 

So nice I’ll comment twice. lol

 

Igor rules! 😄

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Wow such a unique tank...!! Very cool 

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15 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

 

So nice I’ll comment twice. lol

 

Igor rules! 😄

Thanks! He will definitely rule this tank! Lol

10 hours ago, Tamberav said:

Wow such a unique tank...!! Very cool 

Thanks, I agree! Not something you see very often!

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How big is Igor right now? This looks like it's gonna be awesome!

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On 6/9/2018 at 10:20 AM, shoonjai said:

How big is Igor right now? This looks like it's gonna be awesome!

Igor is roughly 18" long. He is a pretty small thin guy still right now. Perfect size to start out! 

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5 hours ago, cbort said:

Igor is roughly 18" long. He is a pretty small thin guy still right now. Perfect size to start out! 

Do you plan on keeping any fish with him? Maybe a niger trigger or something 😎

 

Always loved those...

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2 hours ago, shoonjai said:

Do you plan on keeping any fish with him? Maybe a niger trigger or something 😎

 

Always loved those...

 I currently have an 8” Niger possibly going in with him. I am also looking for a golden puffer, blue ribbon eel, zebra Moray and possibly a tessalata Moray.

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You might find Felicia's predator paradise interesting.  It was quite a bit smaller than this but had several lionfish and I believe a snowflake eel.  Another very unique tank!

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Wow can't wait to see the progress.  Igor would definitely be a holy grail fish for me

 

I keep a golden dwarf moray eel in the mean time #nano-reef  lol

 

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