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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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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
 

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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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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 ;)
 

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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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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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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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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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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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