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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:46 AM

Reef Tank owners?

Anyone here keep a reef tank?

Here's a full tank shot of our 150 gallon system:

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Reply Reef Tank owners? (Original post)
Earth_First Jan 2013 OP
Ptah Jan 2013 #1
Earth_First Jan 2013 #2
Lochloosa Jan 2013 #3
Earth_First Jan 2013 #4
Lochloosa Jan 2013 #5
Earth_First Jan 2013 #7
Lochloosa Jan 2013 #6
OriginalGeek Jan 2013 #8
Earth_First Jan 2013 #9
OriginalGeek Jan 2013 #11
Earth_First Jan 2013 #12
Baitball Blogger Jan 2013 #10
LiberalAndProud Jan 2013 #13
Earth_First Jan 2013 #14
LiberalAndProud Jan 2013 #15
Earth_First Jan 2013 #16
LiberalAndProud Jan 2013 #17
hibbing Jan 2013 #18

Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:47 AM

1. Beautiful!


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Response to Ptah (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 09:56 AM

2. Thank you...

It's a very relaxing hobby; we enjoy it very much. It is a great way to unwind at the end of the day.

Looking at this photograph, however this is an old fts; judging by the fish (or lack thereof) I will have to get a more recent shot up.

That's my hobby, though...

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:03 AM

3. Watch out for the Wrasses.

I had a Lime Green one nail a Tri-Color Rock Beauty that I had waited two months for. He came out of the sand and hit it three times right after releasing it into the tank. BELLY UP!



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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:06 AM

4. I'll probably only stay with my single Melanurus at this point...

I'm reaching my bio load here with the addition of my two most recent acquistions (which I am picking up today, in fact...)

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:09 AM

5. I'm not sure I understand that. My 110 gallon had over 30 fish in it.

Where are you getting that information about reaching your "bio load"?

I had six salt tanks for over 10 years. My 30 gallons would support more than that.

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Response to Lochloosa (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:23 AM

7. This is my current community:

2 Ocellaris
1 Melanurus
1 Leatherjacket Filefish
1 Diamond Chain Gobi
8 Blue Green Chromis
1 Blue Hippo Tang
1 Pipefish

1 Sifting Starfish
6 Turbo Snails

...plus I am adding two new fish today; so mabye I'm being a little conservative on my bio load, sounds like I'm not far off from where you once were.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:12 AM

6. Whoops...i misread your post. I thought you only had the one fish in the tank.

Nice setup by the way.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:24 AM

8. Not in a position to own one right now but

My daughter and I love watching that show on ANimal Planet where the two guys (and their families) build the beautiful tanks in Vegas. Well, they will build anywhere I guess but their shop is in Vegas. They're kinda goofy but lovable goofs. And they make some incredible tanks.

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:26 AM

9. Their stuff is amazing, yes...

However I do believe that they build fish only systems, the coral and associated live vegetation is all fake.

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:38 AM

11. Wow!

I guess I didn't even realize you were saying yours had live coral and stuff. That's even MORE impressive!

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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:39 AM

12. Oh yes, the sand, rock, coral, fish, algae...everything in my setup is live.

It's a very delicate balance to maintain.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:32 AM

10. Show-off.

It looks very nice.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:49 AM

13. Very nice.

Ours is a corner unit, only 125 gals. but we like it.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:52 AM

14. +1

You've got some nice big anenome there...and some nice zoa colonies.

Kudos!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 10:59 AM

15. Anenomes are soon to be harvested.

There aren't many places left for the next split to live.

We have a gold stripe maroon clownfish, larger than the tang, but he lives in the anenome so it's hard to get him on camera.

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Response to LiberalAndProud (Reply #15)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:02 AM

16. How aggressive is s/he?

My father has a tomato clown that will draw blood if you get too near their anenome...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 11:18 AM

17. Very aggressive.

He limits our prospects for new fish, for sure. He doesn't like our hands in his tank and repeatedly attacks. It doesn't hurt, but it startles, so the reflex action is to jerk the hands out of the line of fire. It's funny. We finally figured out that if we want to work in the tank, the net goes in first. He attacks the net and we put him in the holding tank for the duration. His eyes are red so my granddaughter named him Demon. He lives up to the name. The Domino Damsel is almost as aggressive and almost as big, so they keep each other in line.

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Response to Earth_First (Original post)

Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:23 PM

18. Nice

Hey,
Beautiful tank and setup. I have only had fresh for 30+ years and not sure I have the commitment for a salt. I do love the look of Picasso Triggerfish.

Peace

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