Ted's Tank

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  1. ted.vanh

    ted.vanh

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    My Tank

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    One of my corals

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    Star Polyp

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    Sun Coral

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    Green Mushroom

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    Is this "The Day of the Dreaded Triffids"?

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    Comments please
     
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    ted.vanh

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    Since August, but as I explained it needs major upgrades.

    I have bought 2 x Seio M1500 powerheads which I will install this weekend. I have ordered 4 x 10000k lights to install (as advised by Kanga). I am about to install a sump wirth a new protein skimmer.
     
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    Looking fine, yeah the engine room would be great:thumbup:

    Love the fox coral
     
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    Looking very nice. The last photo is majano, unfortunately you have to get rid of it
     
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    Welcome Ted :D
     
  9. viper357

    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Welcome to the forum Ted, tank looks good, I'm sure it will be even better with the upgrades you have planned. Nice. :)

    What fish have you got in there?
     
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    Very Ted, what lights you running at the moment? engine room will help, are you going to drill or put a hang-on overflow?
     
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    What is Majano - sounds like an evil cousin of Aptaisia
     
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    Basically yes, it's a type of pest anemone that can spread in an aquarium and sting/kill/irritate other corals. Although they do look very pretty.
     
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    Hi Ted, looking good. Didn't know Jebo made big tanks like that.
     
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    Hi Ted - Welcome to MASA! Your tank is looking really good. Are you going to change your substrate too? It is a little bit course (it seems like, according to the pics), and could harbour detritus, causing a lot of crap nitrate/phosphate issues in the future....

    I also love you aquascaping!
     
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    Hi Ted nice looking tank. The upgrades all sound good and moving in the right direction. What skimmer are you getting?
     
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    Hi Ted, nice tank, the sun coral looks cool, how often do you feed it?
     
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    Hi Guys,

    Sorry it took so long to reply.

    Viper357 - I have the following fish:-

    1 x Bi-color Angel
    1 x Scopus Brown Tang
    1 x Yellow Tang
    1 x Faerie Wrasse
    1 x Pyjama Cardinal
    1 x Blue Velvet Damsel
    1 x Yelow Tail Damsel
    1 x Bi-color Chromis

    lIghty - I am going to install a Hang-on Overflow

    jacquesb - about 40% of the coral in my tank is very coarse crushed coral which I have today started replacing (+/- 20% of the coarse) with +/- 3mm crushed coral

    Alan - I am getting a PS2 protien skimmer

    Wee-man - I feed my sun coral every 3rd day

    Ted
     
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    Welcome Ted.. :) Another Jebo owner ;). Looking good, nice Coraline growth as well.
     
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    Hi Ted - just another thing I have noticed (had another look at your pics). Did you remove the background from the tank yet? If not, perhaps a good idea to do so. Think of adding a single color acrylic, or perhaps even painting the background (not now while you have life-stock in the tank, though).
    Another possible suggestion - use the material which the people use for window tinting - looks awesome on the back of a tank...

    How often do you feed your sun-coral? I see it has some receding tissue at the bottom of the pic - is this getting worse or staying the same? What do you feed your sun-coral with?
     

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