Bandits Boyu TL550 Adventure

Discussion in 'Boyu TL450 and TL550 advice' started by Bandit, 19 Oct 2013.

  1. Bandit

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    Hey Guys

    Got my christmas present early this year, got a Boyu from my wife after eyeing one for months now.

    Currently have a green chromis and a clown, as well as 2 nennies in there.

    Planning on doing a diy led unit later on.

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  3. Fraser W

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    where did you get the nennies from that red one is a beaut
     
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    This is starting to look good man
     
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    It was on the piece of rock my friend gave me.
     
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    Im now looking to buy some corals, if anyone in PE is selling frags please let me know what you have and the price.

    Thanks
     
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    Where did you get the small fan from inside the tank?
    Im looking for one for my nano.
     
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    It's a sunsun wavemaker, i got it with the tank, but they usually sell it at the fish shops for R120.

    I have the one with the magnet which is better than the one with the sucker, cause the suckers tend to loose their grip then the pump falls.
     
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    Thats a nice small flowpump you got there. Might work on my tank aswell.
    Which model is it?
     
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    I will have a look tonight.
     
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    Thanks. Tank looking good btw. U could do with more rock though. Lift the scape a bit higher.
     
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    Quick update with lots of pictures.

    Got 2 Frogspawns, 1 hammer coral, finger leather, sinularus, green moon coral and xenia.

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    The tank is starting to look great man
     
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    Ah yes! Beautiful :thumbup:

    Going to subscribe to this thread as I want to see the tank develop :)

    Where did the Nennies go?
     
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    Thanks man.

    I took the nenies out because i heard they eat fish haha.

    What fish are you planning to put in your tank Brendan?
     
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    I want a Black sailfin Blenny...

    Other than that I will only add fish in December so I still have a while to decide. I would prefer to have a few pairs than schools because of the size of the tank.
     
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    I have to get rid of the chromis because he's starting to nip the clowns.
     
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    If those were rock anemones (which they look like in the pic) I doubt if they are fish eaters. I have 3 in my tank, (darker red than yours, but similar size & shape) and they really are NO treat whatsoever to my fish :blush:

    Regarding the Chromis, They generally prefer bit bigger tank, where 110l is really the minimum to keep them. Since the clowns and the Chromis are both in the damsel family, the chromis might show aggression towards the clowns, due to it's larger size.

    If you do want to keep different damsel families in your system, rather opt for the small blue-yellowtail damsel, which stay small, and since it will be added after the clowns, it will not bother them at all.
     
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    Quick Update: Tank is doing great, corals are growing did my first frag today of the one frogspawn.

    Got this beauty on friday
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