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  1. poiromaniax

    poiromaniax

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    Hi Guys, here is my tank - been running for 2 months or so.

    Specs:
    1210x450x450 - Main Tank
    100L sump with DSB and Chaeto running with 24/7 Lighting
    ReefTek TS1
    2 x 200W Heaters
    Canister Filter running carbon and phos remover
    2 x Seio powerheads
    2 x 150W MH (although i am currently running T8's temporarily)

    20KG mixed LR

    Livestock:
    GSP
    Zoas
    Shrooms

    Six-Line Wrasse
    Yellow tailed damsel
    Algae Blenny
    Bi-Color Blenny

    6 x Hermit Crabs
    5 x Turban Snails

    Its a work in progress!

    Please excuse the bad pic quality

    FTS
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    LHS
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    Centre
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    RHS
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    Zoa Rock
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    GSP frag opening in the morning
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    Shrooms and Polyps frag
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    Some Zoa closeups, as you can see, there are about 4 or 5 diff zoas on that rock
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    poiromaniax

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    And this shot, I zoomed out AS i took the photo (manual zoom lens) I LOVE this shot!!!
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    Some Shrooms
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    Featherdusters
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    Bi-Color Blenny
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    Algae Blenny
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    On my cleaning magnet!
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    Thats all for now
     
  4. crispin

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    looks really nice:)

    love the scape, nice bridge there.


    do you have any conflict issued between the two blennies? they are very similar fish and they may start havinga go at each other?
     
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    Looking quite nice - not just for the tank to mature and get more corals in! MUCH MORE CORALS! ;-)
     
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    poiromaniax

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    Thanx 4 the compliments guys!

    @crispin -I plan to cover the front of the bridge with mushrooms frags, i have a few floating around tank that i have to stick down, the blennies get along fine with each other! they did battle over bolt holes in the beginning but evrything is fine now!

    @jacquesb - well, now im just stocking the tank, now that filtration and lighting is sorted...im always open to donations ;)
     
  7. scubaninja

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    hey nice size tank, same as mine:thumbup: got some furious zoas there bud, one day when you need that space you might end up moving some:( but i think this will be cool
     
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    poiromaniax

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    Thanx scuba! any ideas as to which Zoa's are the fast growers/aggressive ones and I will frag them off and place them elsewhere.

    I can already see that im gonna have to perform a rescue operation on the orange Zoa's, they have almost been completely overun
     
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    looking good man, love the base color of that zoa's
     
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    well i dont know actually, i would rather concentrate on whats the prettiest to me, rather than the fastest growing, like some of my zoas i would fling in an instant compared to some that i've had:) but save the orange ones definitly, nothing is worth being wasted
     
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    poiromaniax

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    in an empty tank - EVERYTHING is wanted :)
     
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    looking good
     
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    poiromaniax

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    Thanx Sims!
     
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    Howzit Poiro,comming along nicely buddy.Just needs to mature more.
     
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    Looking great, nice scaping.

    Any reason your Zoas are not opening ?
     
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    my guess is the t8's
     
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    the pic was taken 10min after introduction, they all open now
     
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    Nice Aquascaping. I Like :)
     
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    Thanx Mekaeel
     
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    poiromaniax

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    Some Engine room pics....

    FSS (Full Sump Shot :p)
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    Chaeto
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    Skimmer, well.....skimming
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    poiromaniax

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    Wow, what a trip down memory lane, I forgot that my tank even looked like this...

    Well, time for an update:

    Since these photos, I have:

    1) Added a black background
    2) Moved the tank out of my bedroom (Now i can sleep through the night :D )
    3) Added a HOB filter to house floss and/or carbon
    4) Got rid of the MH's and switched to 4 x 54W T5's
    5) Added a small powerhead to DSB
    6) Added a powerhead to the return chamber in sump to keep detritus from settling
    7) Added SunSun JVP-101 to DT
    8) Removed horrible base Rock and replaced it with Bio-Rock
    9) Added Eggcrate as a LR stand
    10) Added Bio-rock to return chamber in sump
    11) I made a overflow mesh to prevent snails and the likes from wondering down my overflow

    My current LS list is as follows:

    1 x Jumping Bean Angel
    1 x Sailfin Tang
    5 x Blue/Green Chromis
    1 x Lawnmower Blenny
    1 x Cleaner Shrimp
    2 x XL Blue legged hermits
    4 x M Red Hermits

    I have no idea how many brittle stars i have, I know at one stage i had about 4 or 5.

    Corals:

    Brown/Green Star Polyps (Pachyclavularia)
    Purple mushrooms (Discosoma)
    green striped mushrooms (Discosoma)
    Finger/Devil coral (Sinularia - 2 types)
    Candy Cane (Caulastrea)
    Bubble Coral (Plerogyra)
    Pin Cushion Leather
    Assorted Zoas (Zoanthus sp.)
    Paly's (Palythoa Natalensis)
    Button Polyps (Protopalythoa grandis)

    Pics to come now
     

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