My little garden

Discussion in 'Medium Tanks' started by Midnight Reefer, 4 Nov 2013.

  1. Midnight Reefer

    Midnight Reefer

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    I took over 2 months ago and working at improving efficiency.

    But this is not really 'my tank' and the only, and I repeat, only closed system exhibit in the building.
    Every tank has its problems but cannot be fixed in a day, or two, or two months. but will be fixed nonetheless.
     
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    Midnight Reefer Thread Starter

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    Some pics

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    what kind of lights do you use for this particular tank .. the corals are not at their brightest but the tank looks clean and everything looks healthy.. you are doing a good job obviously. also what do you use for flow in the display
     
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    @HOT SAUCE thanks dude but I'm sorry bud but I can't really disclose that info, lets just say, inadequate, working on it.
    Lighting, only exhibit that needs such specific and strong lighting for its inhabitants, i've been given the exhibit for nearly 2 months, choices are, LED's or new halide bulbs, working on it.
     
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    cool no problems :) the fact that you share so much info already with us I more than what we can ask for .. are your bosses aware that you post on MASA ?
    how often do you clean the tanks I mean the substrate.. it looks very clean, at least way cleaner than mine lol
     
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    My boss knows and just realized the pics are crap. I have had the tank for 2 months, I dare not change a thing or proceedure that was done until I have to learnt to be one with the corals, but mostly water chemistry. Step by step................of the 7000L

    I climb in ever 2-3 days to do some siphoning, hydroxide-ing, scaping, exploring, cleaning windows, feeding corals, checking corals, loving corals and just generally play around, while snorkelling.

    Don't judge me. What would you do?
     
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    Think I might just do the same... Except I'd install a "room service" bell!
     
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    What species of coral are those plates?
     
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    Chalice SPS, not sure on exact species
     
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    Awesome Wouter I really want to pop in to see this exhibit in person. BTW what's the full writting in pic 2 on propagation?
     
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    Sure those plates are chalice? They look more like leptoseris or similar.
     
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    Echinopora species...you get different types..some with stunning colours..it like a mix of monti and a regular chalice.lol
     
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    looks like an echinopora lamellosa
     
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    @MistaOrange

    My boss, who is a gift from the coral gods!! saw that I was collecting all the frags and decided to put the signage up, I can't remember wht it says lol but basically we encourage fragging, explain what a frag is.

    Remember, 7/10 people walk by the exhibit and think its all plastic. I encourage any information to be presented around the exhibit, anything. It feels crap watching people simply walk by it because it has no fish................

    No fish cus of whitespot BTW, tank kept fish free for 3 months, decision of the seniors and happened before I took over, so I have never had fish in there.
     
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    What do you think your first fish will be?
     
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    I have thought for hours and hours about this.
    My fish will be exactly;

    a six line wrasse
    2 bog normal false percs
    and umm.....a bi-colour blenny
     
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    With a tank that size I would look for pairs of fish to show off their interaction
     
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    I would also add a pair of mandarins to start off with cos they are crowd pleasers of note
     
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    WS not cool hey but hope you guys add some fish in soon...
     
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    you guys had a lovely healthy bipartitus wrasse in the tank...hope it wasn't one of the white spot victims
     
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