New Tank

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  1. king squish

    king squish

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    Hey all, so iv'e managed to get myself a 5 foot tank with cabinet and sump, witch i will be collecting next weekend saturday and hopefully will be running by end of december.

    It will start of as a fish only tank but as i upgrade lighting and so on i will start adding some coral.

    Pics will follow shortly.

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    Would like to know if anyone as come across a Fu Manchu lion fish recently, really think it's a stunning fish and want one.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    That's a rather odd looking lionfish, different but nice.
     
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    I love the Fu Manchu lionfish. They are really nice, but difficult to keep, so I have heard.
     
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    Good luck with the new tank! fu manchu is an awesome lionfish, have never seen them available in SA , maybe on special order...
     
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    Can someone tell me how to upload pic's?
     
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    Click on the Forum Help button in my signature, you will find various ways of uploading pics in that forum. :)
     
  8. king squish

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    My new tank!
     
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  9. king squish

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    mmmmm ganna have to play around a little more, but got to do some work, EISH!!
     
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    Have to agree, the Fu Manchu lionfish is stunning.

    BTW nice looking tank, love the colour of the wood.
     
  11. king squish

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    Hey finally getting my tank running

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    just a little to go with the RO water :yeahdude:
    this is the engine room
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    and still to be added the IM1000 protein skimmer with pumps to be used[​IMG]


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    will post more pics shortly, ganna start mixing the salt in!!!
     
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    :tt2: will post some later, ya live rock will be collected tomorrow!!
     
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    Hey all WOW its been a while but this is where i am at the moment, just a few pics of tank and live stock

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    can some one help me with the name of the coral below

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    a tuxedo urchine

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    got to snap some more pics, more to come!! :yeahdude:
     
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    Nice going :thumbup: I see you had sand in your DT in your first pics, why did you take it out?
     
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    Nice system you got there!

    Looks like a Gonoporia (spelling) Very difficult coral to care for (good luck)
     
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    this is a goniopora, but i am sorry to say it looks dyed to me, please take a little extra care looking after him and it will flourish.
    they do require a little mre care when feeding, i take some frozen microplankton from ocean nutrion with tongs and let it dissolve near the coral down stream.
     
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    Very nice. Bring on the pics. The shot of the tuxedo urchine is really great.
     
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    Thanks guys!!

    Hermie = I like the bare bottom look and i wont have issues with sand and flow in my tank.

    I also have a Mandarin fish but have not seen him eating any frozen brine shrimp or flakes and the LFS said it was eating frozen and so on but anyways any feeding tips for this fellow will help, thanks guys.

    I also have a false gramma or bicolor dottyback that is now in the overflow coz he has been really nasty to my 6 line wrasse, please if any body would like this fellow please in box me!!
     
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    where abouts are you?
    maybe trade a coral/frags for the fish
     
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    That is a good idea, i am in Norkem Park.
     
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    where abouts is that :)
    i am in sandton
     
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