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  1. Lord_Blackadder

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    Some guys requested that I make a tank thread, so here goes. Too lazy to list my tanks individually, so just putting them together here. I've got a 1100 liter bow-front reef tank and a 600 liter fish only tank (and several small quarantine/holding tanks). Both tanks are in a bit of a state of flux at the moment due to new fish coming in.

    Reef tank

    2.3m x 0.7m x 0.7m
    DIY Cree LED lighting
    TS4 skimmer
    Sump DSB + refugium

    Currently running two 24 diode DIY Cree LED units, need to make a third when I get time. Contains various LPS and softies and a few montis and things. Actually slightly bored with corals at the moment because it's fish catching season, so they've been a bit neglected.

    Fish list:

    Dusky wrasse - Halichoeres marginatus
    Jumping bean - Centropyge acanthops (x2)
    Cleaner wrasse - Labroides dimidiatus
    Mystery dartfish - Parioglossus sp. (x4)
    Queen coris - Coris formosa
    Choc dip - Chromis dimidiata
    Swallowtail hawkfish - Cyprinocirrhites polyactis
    Lieutenant surgeon - Acanthurus tennenti
    Bluespotted tamarin - Anampses caeruleopunctatus
    Pinktail trigger - Melichthys vidua (not locally caught)
    Yellowtail damsel - Chrysiptera parasema (not locally caught)
    Comet - Calloplesiops altivelis (not locally caught)

    FO/Macroalgae tank

    1.6m x 0.6m x 0.6m
    4x T5 lighting (upgrading to LED shortly)
    TS4 skimmer
    Sump DSB

    This tank currently just has macroalgae and a coral banded shrimp because I'm letting it run fishless to make sure it's whitespot-free. Growing various macroalgae species (always looking for more!) and Halophila stipulacea seagrass. Very keen to get some Sargassum and Padina algae growing, but will need the lighting upgrade before I get those.

    The fish are currently all in quarantine in hyposalinity (0.009). Managed to get all of them onto flake already. Will be focusing on local butterflies (currently have 8 species). Most are about the same size and are getting along well together in quarantine. I find that as long as you don't mix similar species like C. auriga and C. vagabundus they usually tolerate each other quite well.

    Chaetodon auriga
    Chaetodon madagascariensis
    Chaetodon kleinii
    Chaetodon xanthocephalus
    Chaetodon blackburnii
    Chaetodon lunula
    Chaetodon guttatissimus
    Heniochus acuminatus

    Still deciding where to put various other fish I've caught this season, but at least some of the following will also go in this tank:

    Spotfin lionfish - Pterois antennata
    Ember parrotfish - Scarus rubroviolaceus
    Spotted toby - Canthigaster solandri
    Dutoiti - Pseudochromis dutoiti
    Semi - Pomacanthus semicirculatus
    Goldie - Pseudanthias squamipinnis



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  3. gMAN

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    What??? no pic's?!? that's just not right man....
     
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    WOW!! How long has the reef tank been running?
     
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    As a reef...umm....about 6 months. Was my FO tank before this. May go back to being one once my butterflies and angels grow up a bit. I prefer fish to corals most of the time. :lol:
     
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    Awesome man! Can I name the dark middle part of your tank "the danger zone" ?? Then when you look at it that song from top gun will be in your head :tt2:
     
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    Hehe. That's where the third lighting unit will go, by the way. :p
     
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    Catches from this season in quarantine:

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    Just looking how the much queen coris has grown since I caught it about 6 weeks ago. Compare the catch bucket pic to the one a few posts above. It's almost doubled in size in that time:

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    so until then its "the danger zone" .. now that song is stuck in my head :(
     
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    such awesome fish. I hate you :)
     
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    mine as well... :bang head: Tremayn you chop!
     
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    very nice dude - thanks for sharing.
    love the coris.
    do you have pics of the mystery Parioglossus?
     
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    Collected them with Richard Matlock. I think he's posted pics of them on here before? It's the same species.
     
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    I was starting to wonder if this Blackadder dude was Matlock posing as a Durbanite:)
     
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    Wow. Very nice.
     
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