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Old 11/11/2017, 10:25 AM   #201
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Good point about young children; hopefully mine are now old enough to know better. Either way, I designed the stand trim to make it impossible for the mag cleaner to get too close to the sand.


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Old 11/11/2017, 02:52 PM   #202
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How do you like the Kessils with the Radions?? I have Kessils and Hydras over my 180 and the corals are growing like crazy.


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Old 11/13/2017, 10:19 AM   #203
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Combination has mostly worked for me. Shading can be an issue so you end up with more fixtures that you thought you would


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Old 11/13/2017, 10:21 AM   #204
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Here's how I have the lights configured.


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Old 11/13/2017, 06:57 PM   #205
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Mine are configured like that as well. Minimal shadowing. Nice growth


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Old 11/17/2017, 12:52 PM   #206
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Gradually moving the decent sized frags from the frag tank to display. Have an absolute explosion of those tiny white micro stars in the frag tank.


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Old 11/17/2017, 12:55 PM   #207
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.... and a picture.


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Old 11/18/2017, 06:18 AM   #208
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Love the Aquascaping Simon, been a while since I tuned in. I can't believe how quickly it seems to have come together.

Any butterflies planned or do you like your corals too much, lol.


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Old 11/18/2017, 08:04 AM   #209
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Hey Matt. Well there's a pyramid in there, and I have four more loitering in QT. Had a trio but two didn't make the change over. Extremely useful fish as mine developed a taste for Xenia and majanos, but mostly leave everything else alone. Hopefully the resident teaches the newcomers his culinary tastes . Not adverse to other 'flies, but not entirely sure what to get. I've steered clear of the copperband because I figure my tangs are just too boisterous.

Came together fast because I got sick of the house cluttered with aquarium stuff. Dining room table was covered with various bits of kit and half of the garage was taken up with tank and stand. Plus, patience may be a virtue, but it's not one of mine.


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Old 11/19/2017, 10:47 PM   #210
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Ended up losing a few fish in the transition, though no corals so far. Tank looks quite 'empty'. So fish plan is as follows, currently:

Four angels - Regal, LemonPeel, flame and Potters
Five tangs: Regal, chevron, desjardini, yellow and purple
Six anthais: three bimacs and three resplendents
Three PJ cardinals
six wrasses: dusky, two leopards, two fairies and a cleaner
One yellow-tail damsel
One watchman
One zebra eel
One pyramid butterfly

I've got a black and zebra tang in the refugium that will get to the display at some point, along with a small gem. Also have four pyramid butterfly in QT.

I'm thinking that I will add a unicorn tang if I can find one of reasonable size, along with a bunch of chalk basslets, a few more yellow-tail damsels and 4-6 additional bimac females.


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Old 11/24/2017, 07:50 PM   #211
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Sorry to hear about the losses Simon. Love your aquascaping btw, wish I had that depth in my tank.


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