Blackadder's 600l reef

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  1. Lord_Blackadder

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    Not sure if I posted pics of this tank on here before. It's been running about 5 years now and several of the fish are at least that old:

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    Nice, what percent did you catch locally?
    Great showcase for our local reefs
     
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    Your tank looks beautiful Lord_Blackadder :thumbup:
     
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    Caught:

    Halichoeres marginatus
    Thalassoma amblycephalum
    Thalassoma genivittatum
    Arceye hawk
    Paperfish
    Chromis nigrura (x2)
    Goldie
    Yellow boxy
    Acanthurus tennenti
    Centropyge multispinis
    Coral banded shrimp
    Antennata lionfish

    Bought:

    Comet
    Genicanthus lamarck
    Genicanthus watanabei (bought at about 3cm)


    I need to transfer some stuff from my wuss tank to this one soon.

    Edit: Forgot the lionfish
     
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    That's a lot of cool fish from our waters
    Arceye hawkfish for real?
     
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    Yep, actually quite common here if you know where to look. Serious pain to catch though, they dive deep into SPS when you get close.
     
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    Oh, also got a small antennata lion in there I caught 2 weeks back. Could probably fit the Chromis into it's mouth but they're probably too wily to get anywhere close. Not a big deal if it does eat them, they're super common here.
     
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    Cool, I did see some awesome white/clear anthias while diving in sodwana
     
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    how you maintaining your phosphates / nitrates on the tank ?
     
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    Last time I tested was about 2 years ago. They've never really been a problem in this tank for some reason. Only filtration is a skimmer and a lot of live rock (half a sump full). I know the phosphate is really low because the coralline growth is insane, and that's the first thing that grinds to a halt when you have phosphate issues.
     
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    that's fantastic. The reason i asked is the substrate you used is known for trapping detritus.

    Love your rock work too hey :)
     
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    Thanks.

    Yep, it's a problem if you have it in thick layers. This is a 1cm layer of coarse coral on top of a 3cm layer of playsand. A lot of the rubble is covered in coralline now too, which makes it smoother and less likely to trap detritus and algae.
     
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    Very nice tank, what do you do in terms of maintenance? Water changes how often ?
     
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    This tank is at my office, so I slack massively. 20% water change every 3 months or so. I dose DIY calcium chloride and sodium bicarbonate and occasionally run carbon.
     
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