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  1. Mtroboer

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    Hi guys I will be starting a 2m within the next 3 months. The planned setup is as follow:

    2000x600x600 Display
    4Ft sump
    3x 150w MH's
    20000Lph Polario
    Octx 200 Skimmer
    Playsand substrate
    3x 300w Heaters
    Po4 Reactor
    DSB
    2x 1800 LPH returns each on it's own manifold

    Here is a sketch of the planned tank

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    At first I wanted to move my existing lifestock from the 4ft over here, but I think I might just start a whole new setup... Planned lifestock inspired by a book by John Tullock is as follow:

    Fish
    Queen Angel (Holocanthus Ciliaris)
    French Angel (Pomacanthus Paru)
    Blue Chromis x3(Chromis Cyanea)
    Atlantic blue tang (Acanthurus Caeruleus)
    Thallasoma Bifasciatum- small harem( Males are the blueheaded fairy wrasse and females the bananna wrasse)

    Invertabrates
    Turbo Snails x5
    Brittle stars x2
    Boxer Shrimp x2

    Seaweeds
    Halimeda x6 clumps
    Caulerpa x1 clump (Will prune regularly)
    Pennicillus x6

    Please feel free to give any suggestions as well as comment on the availability of the listed species.
     
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  3. lanzo

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    that tank will look great with those macro algae's:thumbup:

    remember to dose tank with ca for the halmeda and two times a week of iodine( then they will grow big...big and multiply as crazy)

    love the fish collection;)
     
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    Mike Retired Moderator

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    looks great. but the atlantic or caribean blue will out grow the tank, they get huge.
     
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    you can and more to you cuc

    x5 snails
    x2 bristle stars this is what i have in my 1.2m tank

    rather go for x20 snails and x4 stars
     
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    ooooh polario:) good choice:thumbup:
     
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    Thanks Lanzo! Want to DIY myself a proper Kalkstirrer and auto top-up as well! Will dose iodine and check CA levels regularly and keep it on proper levels. The key to this tank will be simplicity toward decor (no corals, simple aquascaping and just the addition of certain macro- algae) will let the collection of beautiful fish steal the show!:thumbup:
     
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    well this tank will certainly do that for you man:thumbup:, good luck with the build;)
     
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    Thanks, will maybe substitude with a purple tang...

    Will consider thanks Lanzo! Yip Scuba, just hope that I will be able to get one soon...
     
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    good swap - great fish.
     
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    Thanx Wee-Man, don't think I will be able to go to sleep now!!:)
     
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    This is going to be interesting. Why not go for all T5's instead of MH's, this will give you a more even light distribution. Just a thought....
     
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    Would definitely be interesting... just will have to do my homework before adding the angels! I like the shimmering effect as well as lower maintenance of the MH's, but I guess I could add about 4 T5's between the MH's to aid in light spread. Would that work in your opinion or must I go for 8x T5's? Imo 8x will be sufficient as I'm not going to add corals.
     
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    I see Queen angels could be hard to keep, in what respect would that be? I want her to steal the show so without her this will fail and that is not a option!!:) Any special requirements I must keep in mind when planning the setup?
     
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    will be fantastic man all the best
     
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    Ok. so here are a few picks of the beauts:

    The Queen of the palace:)
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    The Frenchman
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    The Blue tang
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    Blue Chromis
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    And finally the Blue-headed Wrasse

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    Get one big Lion fish and 100 damsels, then he can munch away on those evil little fish :whistling: :whistling:
     
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    Every tank needs a few foxterriers, not a doberman!!:lol::lol:
     
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    Eish those blue headed wrasse look spectacular.All the best.
     
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    Hope you've got an budget for those angels. Some good news, I might be able to source a purple tang for you
     
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