Ugen's Boyu 550

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  1. Ugen

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    Hey guys I purchased a Boyu 550 tank about 4 months ago and with the aid of a friend of mine as well as reading up on the forum i managed to have the tank set up and running.I added salt water from my friends tank as well as some rock.Once tank had cycled which was about 3weeks i slowly started stocking the tank.The following is my stock to date :

    FISH
    2 x Percula clowns
    1 x Fairy wrasse
    1 x Bi colour blenny
    1 x Foxface(will be transfered to friends tank)
    1 x Cleaner shrimp

    CORAL
    Zoas
    Torch
    Hammer
    Elephant ears
    Button Polyps
    Toadstool
    leather
    Open brain
    Kenya Tree
    Galaxia
    Pics to follow
     
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    Ugen

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    initial setup
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    After removing a little rock brainnew-1.jpg
     
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    A few more adjustments

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    Ugen

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    Sorry about the bad quality pics,i used a cell phone,next time will try a Digital camera.
     
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    :thumbup: Looking good bud.
     
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    looking good ugen
     
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    really looking good dude is that tl-550 standard at the back?
     
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    Looking really good:thumbup:

    Just a sugestion....after removing the fox face, i would leave the tank alone for atleast 2 months so that your filtration can stabelize.You added a huge bioload in a short period.And it will give all your corals time to recover and grow out a bit.
     
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    Yes its the standard back,I added all the coral and fish gradually over the 4 month period,but i will leave it alone for now,not adding anymore fish,however catching the foxface is gonna be a mission.Scouting arround for a bigger tank for now.Thanks guys for the comments.
     
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    I am looking at getting rid of my galaxia because of those sweeper tentacles,i thought maybe i could swop it for another coral, Any suggestions?
     
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    A different cell pic

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    looking sweet dude. What are you running at the back. have you got the original boyu skimmer?
     
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    Yip he said it original at the back
     
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    Thanks man.Yes original skimmer, I removed all the ceramic rings and bio balls as well as the black filter ,using a sponge instead and Purigen(bag in stocking) also lots of live rock pieces.
     
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    how do you keep your rocks free of algae. Tanks looking really neat. Ive got the same in my back(just xtra phosguard) but i struggle with algae on my rocks.Ive also only got 2 fish. How often and how big do you do water changes.? anyway. ?Tank is looking really good.love the coral selection
     
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    Ugen

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    Thanks again man,i just do a 10 litre weekly water change and feed my fish once a day.Lights are on from 7ish to about 7ish depends.Once a week i add invert food.Thats about it,not forgetting the top ups with ro.Do you have a sponge or did you keep the original black filter it comes with?Not forgetting the vacuming of the sand like every 2 or 3 weeks.Daily cleaning of my glass with the magnet cleaner.

    By the way how old is your tank?
     
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    Tank looks nice, but I would get rid of that pump at the back and get either

    2 small Seio's
    A small Tunze
    A Vortec MP10

    As they have bigger outlets for a more dispersed flow and not a jet stream as in this case now.

    Depends on how much money you wanna blow :p
     
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    Thanks thats a good idea,i never thought of changing the current one.Any prices? also which of the above would be the better option? also size for my set up?
     

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