B & B's Mixed Reef

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  1. Barlan

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    Hi Guys and Gals,

    Time for a new thread on our tank. After our history i felt a new thread was in order, in short in december last year we got a powder blue and didnt QT, you can probably guess what happened. We lost all our fish to WS :(

    Our tank sat fallow for 12 weeks and we started buying new stock about 2 months ago. All stock is now quarantined using the bucket method for 12 days then 2 weeks in a quarantine tank. If all looks good they go into DT. Its a process but one we enjoy doing. Dont want to go through that white spot outbreak ever again.

    Thanks to @Andre For the rotifers and phyto we are able to QT mandarins etc without issue, which is a huge bonus as they are one of my favourite fish.

    See some pics below, i'll be doing pic dumps now and then as we go along. Still struggling with some algea issues but will get there in time :D

    Thanks for all the help from the guys on this forum, without i dont know if we would of even attempted this hobby. It has been invaluable.

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  3. gMAN

    gMAN with the plan

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    Nice looking tank! Well done on quarantining before adding to DT, live stock selection looks good and healthy.
     
  4. Barlan

    Barlan Thread Starter

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    Got a nice short vid of a scooter flaring, hope you enjoy

     
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    love those scooters. they have amazing characters!
     
  6. Barlan

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    Yo all, quick update and a few pics. Ive added a waterboy 3 in 1 and some nitra guard bio cubes since the last update. Gonna start hunting for corals soon :D Have a sailfin going through quarantine atm as well.

    Long way to go still to get this how i see in all your pics, slowly but surely though :D Sorry for the bad pics still trying to get my phone to take great ones, if thats possible.

    Pic of phyto plankton growing in the garage

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    Cool, I love how the Blenny is hiding in the powerhead.
     
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    Barlan Thread Starter

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    lol yeah that is her spot up there. She always used to go into pumps when they were off. So we thought why not get her own one for her. Had an old sun sun around that wasnt working cut the cord and stuck it in the tank.

    She loves that spot :D
     
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    Nice progress again,
    My bicolor Benny does that as well but when the pump is on, hops between there and his favorite rock spot.
     
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