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Old 03/29/2006, 09:05 AM   #201
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Thanks for the welcome. Here are a few pics just set up and waiting for cycle Still need a little rock as whats in their doesnt have any life.

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Old 03/29/2006, 09:09 AM   #202
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It looks great Galen. Lots of potential....I really like the aquascaping you've done so far, lots of holes and overhangs.

Any idea on what kinds of fish you want? Are you planning to do any corals? (after your cycle of course )


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Old 03/29/2006, 09:23 AM   #203
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Nice pictures!!

Sally, what's that reddish thing in the middle of that picture?

Galen, tank looks good! Are you planning on adding TBS or other type rock?

Today I found a turkey wing that decided to move and die I guess. I have no clue where it came from.


BTW...here is my new reef:



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Old 03/29/2006, 09:23 AM   #204
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Galen,

Is that a top fathom skimmer?

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Old 03/29/2006, 09:51 AM   #205
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BTW...here is my new reef:


What a coincidence! I have the same reef!


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Old 03/29/2006, 09:55 AM   #206
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LOL It's new to me and the size is a 24" widescreen!
I didn't state it was real...just that it's my new reef. Goes to show we both have good taste then, huh?



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Old 03/29/2006, 10:07 AM   #207
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gee pat, looks just like my reef too!


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Old 03/29/2006, 10:13 AM   #208
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Pat,

I think your bioload is too high with that huge white dogfish in your new aquarium. It looks like it doesn't even have room to turn around! For shame!

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Old 03/29/2006, 10:27 AM   #209
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Pat,

I think your bioload is too high with that huge white dogfish in your new aquarium. It looks like it doesn't even have room to turn around! For shame!

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Too funny Brian!

Pat- Coincidentally I have the same reef too


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Old 03/29/2006, 12:32 PM   #210
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Pat, th big red thing is a red dictyota that grew out of a turkeywing. We used to have two others in the tank but the turbos ate them right off the rocks. We also had some other neat looking red algae growing but again, the turbos took care of it. I'm hoping they leave this one alone. It gives a lot of color and movement to the tank. We just found some halemeda growing off one of the new Christmas Tree rocks.


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Old 03/29/2006, 01:16 PM   #211
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Me too! I put an underwater clock in mine though!

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What a coincidence! I have the same reef!



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Old 03/29/2006, 01:23 PM   #212
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One of the decorator crabs will be executed tonight =( Found him nibbling away at my cup corals. I thoghut he was just cleaning them but I came back 2 hours later and he was still in the same spot and there was a bunch of tissue missing from an oterwise healthy colony. Theres atleast one other decorater in their, so hopefully he doesnt turn to the dark side.


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Old 03/29/2006, 01:23 PM   #213
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Me too! I put an underwater clock in mine though!
Aren't you worried about stray electrical current causing RTN or STN in your SPS?

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Old 03/29/2006, 01:26 PM   #214
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Nah...it's energy compliant! LOL

I guess we all have good taste to all have the exact same reefs!!

Jesse...you didn't want to listen when told what crabs to get out. Most people don't want to listen until after they destroy stuff.


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Jesse...you didn't want to listen when told what crabs to get out. Most people don't want to listen until after they destroy stuff.
Our decorator crabs never bothered anything in the tank. The only reason we no longer have them is because Harley ate them. Just like not all emerald crabs will eat bubble algae, not all decorators will "turn to the dark side". We kept mithrax crabs in our tank for almost a year (against a lot of advise), only relocating those that "turned". For the most part, they ate the bad algae and left the good stuff alone. Again, the only reason we no longer have any of those in the tank is......you guessed it!! Harley ate them!! LOL


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They also ate your ricordia I remember you saying.


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Old 03/29/2006, 03:18 PM   #217
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They also ate your ricordia I remember you saying.
Yep, that one had "turned" and he was relocated to our lfs where he and a beautiful maroon and beige frog fish got up front and personal!! LOL

On the other hand, we had several that were in our tank and bothered nothing until Harley bothered them to their ultimate end.

Most crabs are hit and miss, except procelins, which we have none of due to.........yeah, darn that Harley!!!! Sometimes you luck out and they don't bother anything....othertimes they devour everything except what they are supposed to!!


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Old 03/29/2006, 03:27 PM   #218
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Yep, that one had "turned" and he was relocated to our lfs where he and a beautiful maroon and beige frog fish got up front and personal!! LOL

On the other hand, we had several that were in our tank and bothered nothing until Harley bothered them to their ultimate end.

Most crabs are hit and miss, except procelins, which we have none of due to.........yeah, darn that Harley!!!! Sometimes you luck out and they don't bother anything....othertimes they devour everything except what they are supposed to!!
Well your tanks so damn big that they just couldn't find the good stuff to eat! If you had a tank more or less on the size most of us do.....they sure would have found the good things to eat!!


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Old 03/29/2006, 05:09 PM   #219
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LOL!! You're a nut!!!


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Old 03/29/2006, 07:26 PM   #220
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Hey everyone thanks fo the compliments. I do plan to add more rock with some life in it Just not sure of the kind. I love the tbs rock just dont know if it would be worth it for the little amount i still need. You cant beat what you get with their rock thats for sure


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Old 03/29/2006, 07:28 PM   #221
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Good eye that is a top fathom skimmer. It works ok just very tempermental. Planning to get a better one when i get a new tank this summer


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Old 03/30/2006, 06:43 AM   #222
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talking about what eats what, i see my big pistol chasing the small porcleans, i wonder if they eat them?


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talking about what eats what, i see my big pistol chasing the small porcleans, i wonder if they eat them?
I bet it could Bob. I don't think mine does. I have lots of porcelains still.
I have also watched the pistol in his cave and seen the angel fish right in there with him, and he doesn't bother it.
I've seen the pistol nip at Benny, when he gets too close, but I have no way of knowing for sure just what creatures it eats and doesn't.

I haven't seen any gorilla crabs in about 2 months now.


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Old 03/30/2006, 07:39 AM   #224
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My pistol snaps at my serpent stars all the time...especially if food may be involved

I'm sure my pistol is occasionally dining on porcelain crabs...I will sometimes find the remains of one just outside his "front door".

On a different note, I purchased new lights this week . They're 2 X 250W MH (10K XM bulbs) and 2 VHO (super actinic URI). I bought a build-it-yourself kit from Hellolights and they should arrive tomorrow. My plan is to build a rough canopy/hood for it, maybe this weekend. But I probably won't put them on the tank for a couple of weeks. My DH & I are going to Las Vegas next week and I don't want to leave the tank unattended with new lights.


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What lighting do you have in there now?


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