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55g Predator Macro Build FTS and pics added :)

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OverCookedRock

FTS: 06/04/2019 

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What:

 

  • 55g Standard
  • Fluval 406 Canister Filter
  • 1 x Hydro K 240gph / To be replace with Eflux 660gph
  • 1 x Hydro K 425gph / To be replaced with Eflux 660gph
  • 300 Watt Explosion Proof Heater 
  • Coralife 48in Led / 2x 18in IC Loop Marine Pros will be added in addition to this light

 

Living:

 

  • Green Wolf Eel
  • Narrow Striped Puffer
  • Niger Trigger
  • Macro Algae

 

Care:

 

  • Daily feeding light amounts of silver sides, clams, and shrimp with occasional fasting periods up to 72hrs
  • 10g water change every 1-1.5 weeks
  • Weekly turkey basting 
  • Full canister clean out weekly with fresh media
  • Algae scrub as needed

 

A video of Pearl, a beautiful female Green Wolf Eel. Technically a Dotty Back actually

https://youtu.be/qq-xrJlZ3ck 

 

 

Pearl

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Francis the Narrow Striped Puffer 

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Nigel the Niger Trigger 

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Thinking of adding a Long Nose Butterfly and a Red Coris Wrasse. 

 

What you guys think? Any other fish that adds color and would be okay here? Maybe a big mean maroon clown? 

 

Also, for a weekend project I'm thinking of seriously doing this... 

 

1. Remove all rock and fish into bucket

2. Sift through sand to get all black rocks I can out from freshwater conversion

3. Remove tank to outside and spray paint back of tank black. 

4. Once dry, place tank back inside, add sand, rock, and most of the water. 

5. Give tank fresh new 15 gallons of water

6. Let sit for an hour or so, place fish back in. 

 

Any objections or better ideas appreciated. 

I'll get a new fts up today too hopefully after work. Hopefully the tank is nice and clear from the rescape yesterday 🙂

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Pearl

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WV Reefer
2 minutes ago, OverCookedRock said:

Pearl

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Wow. She is awesome. 

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That eel is awesome!! Love the puffer, too.

 

Could try black out window tint and apply to back of tank? Prob would need to drain enough water to easily access the back, but from vids I’ve seen you could do it without having to take livestock out and just trim edges to fit. Believe @seabass just did something similar to his nursery tank.

 

For the sand, it looks like the black rock is larger than the white sand particle — could prob find a sifter to scoop/sift the black out.

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19 hours ago, pricewayne said:

That eel is awesome!! Love the puffer, too.

 

Could try black out window tint and apply to back of tank? Prob would need to drain enough water to easily access the back, but from vids I’ve seen you could do it without having to take livestock out and just trim edges to fit. Believe @seabass just did something similar to his nursery tank.

 

For the sand, it looks like the black rock is larger than the white sand particle — could prob find a sifter to scoop/sift the black out.

I actually bought a kitty litter scooper to get most out. Going to need something finer now. 

 

That is a good idea though, I will just snag some vinyl window film home depot and carefully sticker it on there, that's gonna be perfect! 

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Ordered this. Hope it works because it's going to make the tank look soooo much better. 

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Black background is on. Not perfect as static film is hard to work with when you have to reach behind a tank but you can't notice much when lights are on. 

 

 Will get pics later in the day for you all! 😄

 

Once my IM 40 is running and the equipment is no longer being used on my Waterbox 20g I will be tranferring the elfux 660s and ic loop pro LED over to this build. 

 

The pumps will replace the weak ass koralas I have and the IC Loop LEDs will compliment the Coralife RGB LED. 

 

Going to be a much nicer setup once that is done. 

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