My 3 Side viewable tank

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  1. dallasg

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    Hi, here is a tank a built for my uncle which i run and maintain, its 1000x500x700, with a 150w 20k MH and 2 x 39w T5, 12k and actinic.
    It has a 90cm sump with a TS2 skimmer, and 60cm DSB.
    i dose prodibio once a month, clarity and prime every second week and run carbon, organitR and nitratR with bio-pellets.

    now there is nothing out of this world with this build other than the chaos that happens inside :)
    its over 6months old and all corals are frags from my home system, there is no coral feeding directly and fish are fed 4 times a day, flakes in the morning, nory for lunch and 4 frozen cubes at 6pm and 4 more at 9pm. the food is mysis, brine, cyclops and lobster eggs.

    lights are on from 4pm till 10pm with MH coming on from 6pm till 9pm, the rest of the day it has natural sunlight from the skylights and 2 joining rooms.

    ok its not as full as it sounds, i will post pics, there is about 20% usage and the rest of the tank is swimming space. only one loss, my bubble coral at my first regal tang :(
    and now we have decided that this tank will not get another inmate, but rather let it grow out
    here is the ls list and where the fun starts.

    2 x Ocellaris clowns (Amphiprion ocellaris), egg laying all the time
    1 x Niger Trigger (Odonus niger)
    1 x Blue Eye Royal Dottyback (Pictichromis dinar)
    1 x Coral Beauty (Centropyge bispinosa)
    1 x Copperband Butterfly (Chelmon rostratus)
    1 x Cleaner Wrasse (Labroides dimidiatus)
    1 x Sailfin Tang (Zebrasoma desjardini)
    1 x Scopas Tang (Zebrasoma scopas)
    1 x Regal Tang (Paracanthurus hepatus)
    1 x Sleeper Blue dot Goby (Valenciennea sexguttata)
    1 x Fire Goby (Nemateleotris magnifica)
    1 x Matted Filefish (Acreichthys tomentosus)
    1 x Foxface Lo (Siganus vulpinus)

    1 x Cleaner Shrimp (Lysmata amboinensis)
    1 x Fire Shrimp (Lysmata debelius)
    2 x Large Blue legged hermits (Calcinus laevimanus)
    2 x Turbo snails (Turbo fluctuosa)

    1 x bubble coral (Plerogyra sinuosa)
    2 x Green Pagoda (Turbinaria peltata)
    1 x Green Gonipora (Goniopora stokesi)
    1 x Plating Green Monti (Montipora capricornis)
    1 x Tube Worm (Sabellastarte sp.)
    1 x Hammer Coral (Euphyllia paranchora)
    2 x Frogspawn ( 1 green with pink tips, 1 pink with green tips) (Euphyllia paradivisa)
    2 x metallic Shrooms (Actinodiscus sp.)
    3 x Cabbage Corals (Sinularia brassica)
    1 x Lobed Leather Coral (Lobophytum)
    1 x Syclomia (Scolymia vitiensis)
    1 x Encrusting Monti (Montipora nodosus)
    1 x Large 50cm Tree Coral (Cladiella sp.)

    now the wierd stuff...

    these fish are the biggest nori eaters, up to a sheet a day
    cleaner wrasse
    niger trigger
    filefish
    copperband

    they love it so much they force the tangs away
    i am going to upload pics now
     
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    ummmm TTIUWP Dallas me old mucker
     
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    thumbnails??? thumbnails??? Dallas Dallas, for pic *****s thats like a druggies having a taster and no money to buy more :)
     
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    click on them to get bigger, its on photobucket
     
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    Great looking tank.

    Have long have you had the goniopora?
    Cant really make it out from the pictures, but is that the Cladiella that gets the green tinge under certain lighting?
     
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    Really sweet!
     
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    thanks, 4 months and counting, counted 5 new polyps
    not that one, i have a frag of the green though

    thanks bud
    thanks L
     
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    wow that trigger is beautiful!! :thumbup:
     
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    Sweet tank dude, almost gives an infinite look when viewable from 3 sides.
     
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    some updated pics! and some bad news, after adding this nemmie, i found my scopas tang dead and another fish looking like it wont make the day, all the params are in check and all the senstive and delicate livestock are fine.. sometimes this hobby can make me mad

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    Dallas your tank really looks awesome
     
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    thanks :)
     
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    Awesome Dallas...:thumbup:
     
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    lovley speciemins did i miss the FTS?
     

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