My first Reef Tank

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  1. maxisoft

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    My 4ft system....

    Cycle started 19 Dec 2010









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    Wrong setup - Bio balls and ceramic rings


    Broke 3 panels attempting to build another sump... learn as we go... Its only money!!

    Finally a dual DSB
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    Building a light unit - 6 x 54w, 2 x 39w T5's and Alonod sheet as reflector.
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    First Shrooms
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    Red Legged Hermit
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    And the Hammer stops sulking and showing its flair...

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    Coming along nicely. Did you put macro algae in the sump? Got a skimmer yet?
     
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    @Tobes

    Yep. Got an original TS1 in the 1st compartment and some cheato with critters,etc in the 2nd DSB.... Ts1 churning out some good gunk.... Been well educated by DallasG....
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    Update

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    Pijama Cardinal
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    GSP 1
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    Unwanted critters - red algae, green algae and aitapsia...
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    Finger leather
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    My Starfish - Wifes favourite
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    Rare event - Wife removing hair algae from zoas
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    My sailfin Tang
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    Pincushion just arrived...
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    Starting to open
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    Some of the corals
     
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    Nice additions Max. That sailfin looks very yellow. And that pin cushion is nice and big. Its not quite fully open yet, but will look awesome when it does.
     
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    Yeah quite yellow, maybe just the camera? Rest looks awesome dude, well done
     
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    Very nice. Like your Brittle Star. I bought 1 about 2 weeks ago. Not as nice as yours.
     
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    nice additions there!
     
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    Hmm... can you elaborate on the "Yellow?" He is a voracious eater and seems very happy....
     
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    Look at these. Same fish but not as yellow as yours

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    What are the chances of yours being a cross with a yellow tang?
     
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    Is that even possible?!?!?!!?!? where did u get him
     
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    Well guys, this is what I've managed to research...

    There is the Sailfin tang - Zebrasoma veliferum which is from the Indo-Pacific which is yellow... see below link:

    Sailfin Tang Profile - A profile of the Sailfin Tang

    Then theres the Zebrasoma desjardinii which is also known as the sailfin tang, from the red sea which resembles the pic you show here....
     
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    Be prepared never to see it. Mine only comes out at night and is never in the open...even in pitch darkness... ;)
     
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    Its a normal indo sailfin, I fed the fish using all brightwell food additives and suppliments, all my fish are super coloured and healthy, he got him from me
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    think as the sailfin gets older , it'l loose its color
     
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    Time for an update....

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    :thumbup: I dig the scaping. Did you glue any of it together? Nice zoas ;)
     
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    i double dig the scaping and some awesome shrooms u got there :whistling:
     
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