Sooi's New start

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  1. Sooi

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    Hi I started my new tank last year October after having to sell setup in 2009.
    I took my friends fish only setup and build a new stand and tank.
    Tank someone custom build for me and sump I bought from Andre.
    All the rest like plumbing; overflow etc. I did myself.

    Here is where it all started:
    Just a pic of what the old system looked like:
    All dull and not much colour.

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    Sooi

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    Here is a pic of the new tank.
    Waited one week for the tank;two weeks for the galvanising of the stand and then I had to go work offshore just before I could setup the system. Was not very nice to wait so long.
    The tank size is 1m x 600 x 600

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    Sooi

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    Here is the setup just before stocking it and on day one with only a clown; damsel; life rock and urchin.
    I sold all the other fish as they were not reef safe.

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  5. Charl_Stanhope

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    Very nice. What are your stocking plans?
     
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    Sooi

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    At the moment I am going softies to get experience. I also have 2 or 3 LPS.
    Will post a list of corals soon
    Fish:

    Yellow Tang
    Common Clown
    Yellow Tail Damsel
    Scopa Tang
    Regal Tang
    Bristle Tooth Tang (Selling)
    Diamond Back goby
    Coral Beauty
    2 x Cardinals
     
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    @Sooi if it's the goby you got from me then it's a diamond back goby.
     
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    Sooi

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    Thank you Yuma, yes it is
     
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    Sooi

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    Here is the tank with Perspex Edging.

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    Sooi

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    Hi All I will post list of equipment I have also.
    Let me know if you see anything that is not good . I want to improve where possible.
     
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    looks great, nice scaping. Very clean tank
     
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    Sooi

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    Here is a upto date pic

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    nice
     
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    Looking good boet keep up the great work...
     
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    Thank you all
     
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    Looking very good.
     
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    Sooi

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    Does anyone know what the big green colonies are called? Green polyps?
     
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    Button Pollyps
     
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    looking good!

    i am not one to be the Tang police, but i count 4 in there, to help kerb aggression and promote good health, make sure they get plenty of algae in their diet, Nori, Ocean Nutrition Formula 2 flakes or frozen. they will love you for it
     

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