Blackadder's Wuss Fish Tank

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  1. Lord_Blackadder

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    Had this tank running for about a month now. Going to be keeping super peaceful wuss-fish like pipes, dragonets, dartfish, shrimpfish, small gobies etc. that won't survive in my other tanks.

    Lighting is a UV Pharos unit, skimmer is a Reef Octopus DNW-110. Glass, hood and everything else is DIY'd. Dimensions are 80 x 70 x 60cm. Sump is large and has a compartment with LR and another compartment with a DSB.

    Current inhabitants are a pair of blood shrimp and a Hector's Goby (Koumansetta hectori).

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    Very nice indeed:thumbup:
     
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    Nice..:thumbup:..need to borrow you'r DIY skills...:p...payment..Red Macro Algae..?..:005:
     
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    Hardest part is getting hold of the fish I want. Two four hour dives (granted it's the worst time of year) and 4 LFS shipments and only one goby to show for it.
     
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    I do not see the goby either...
     
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    Yeeeah he's only been in the tank for a few days so he's very camera shy. Little bugger has constructed quite a serious burrow for his size.
     
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    sounds like a lovely tank once you get the inhabitants you want :)
     
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    nice!
    which of the species you want are found locally?
     
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    @Lord_Blackadder, wow! For a DIY that looks amazing.

    Please post some pics in the light.. busy doing a DIY myself and some more inspiration for the canopy and cupboards would be awesome!
     
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    Various gobies (Eviota, Priolepis etc), shrimpfish, ghost pipefish, stellatus dragonets, pineapplefish, coral crabs. Quite a few more that I can't think of right now...
     
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    nice!, i need to learn to put my diving to good use
     
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    Love your scaping and fish selection.

    Will be taking notes.

    Pls show your overflow and sump area.
     
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    very nice looking... very natural.. i like! :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks guys, I'll take some sump and hood pics this evening.
     
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    A very nice tank you have there.
     
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    Jeez, am I gonna have to fly back to KZN to help catch you some fish:tt2:
    Congrats looking good:thumbup:
    Spring is nearly here, you will find some nice dragonets up in durbs for sure!
     
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    One of the reasons I set up the tank is because I was seeing so many nice small/weird fish...now of course when I'm actually looking for the little buggers they all disappear. But yeah, just a few more months and the new stuff should start arriving.
     
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    Yip, drove me nuts as well. Luckily found a supplier in Cape Town that helped a lot and helped me to find interesting ones.
     
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