Charlie B's 200l

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  1. CharlieB

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    I don't normally do threads but seeing as I've recently moved to jhb and had to restart my tank due to loosing 90percent of my live stock during the move (very sad and frustrating time) I thought I would start a thread for the rebuild. At least things have settled down and I can start putting a lot of time and effort into the tank .

    The tank is a Juwel Lido 200l with 90w Pharos LED and MP10 Ecotech pump.

    Fish:
    2 x clowns
    Yellow watchman goby
    1 baby chromis
    2 x cleaner shrimp
    Red headed solon wrasse
    Hermit
    Bubble tip anenome

    Corals:

    GSP
    Green hammer
    Green torch
    Green brain
    Pin cushion
    Elegance coral
    Orange sponge
    Some sort of Kenya tree type coral

    Tank is still "new" and needs a lot of work. Need to clean up wiring and all sorts. Anyways here some pics:

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  3. TaahirS

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    Sorry about losing the livestock :(

    But this tank is looking really good!
     
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    Hmm, pictures not working?
     
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    Ok thanks, sorry not loading my side for some reason. Thanks for the nice comment. The move was a joke. Had 5 days between moving out and moving in to new place where I had to stay in a b and b so tried to keep live stock alive in buckets and mini tanks etc moved to new house and got called out to work on my standby day so couldn't set up the tank, the next day we had no water for almost 24hrs and then the next day no electricity and so on. Was horrible watching all the fish and corals fade away after you've cared for them for so long. Anyways that's my sad story haha but looking forward to new beginnings. still a beginner and got lots to learn.
     
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    Damn bud, what a sad loss you had. In hindsight, I'm sure someone would have taken them into protective custody for you... lol.

    That kenya tree type coral looks a lot like a leather coral, but not sure. Post a close up... new setup looks wicked
     
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    looking great... keep us updated
     
  9. CharlieB

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    Thanks, will do. Sadly I'm not blessed with the art of aqua scaping :( @TaahirS I will post a pic when the lights come on.
     
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    dallasg Moderator MASA Contributor

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    you scaping looks great, let the corals grow and define the scape
    look at this example
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    My wife does my scaping, she's pretty good with it. Book us some plane tickets :lol:
     
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    @dallasg thanks so much, that is an awsum example and exactly what I'm hoping to achieve.
     
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    Here is the picture of the softy. Not sure which it is exactly...
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    Also does this bubble tip have specific common name by any chance?
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    Scaping looks great, I dig it
     
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    Looks like a green bubble tip :lol::m12:
    Happy new year :peroni:
     
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    Nice tank you have there:) Your scaping as perfect but if I had to change anything I would take the rock with the nennie and the piece behind it and place it on the right. That way you have 2 islands and a nice open front.
     
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    Tank is looking really nice. Do you have a sump.
     
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    @weezle it's not green at all haha, must be the camera. It's an orange reddish tone it it's not a rose tip so was just wondering if it had another name :) must just be an orange bubble tip.
    @Clowning thanks for the idea. I will play around with the rock some more.
    @devesh.r I don't have a sump. Just using internal filter with JNS HOB skimmer. Been pondering putting in an overflow box and sump in at some stage.
     
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    there is no need to add one, i have seen plenty tanks with no sumps
     
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    So my smaller clown has decided to rather host my hammer coral then to host my bubble tip. Luckily the hammer is not phased by this. I noticed an interesting behaviour though. The clown "sucks" on the smaller heads on the outside of the hammer coral. Does anyone know why it does this?
     
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