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Old 01-24-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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120 Reefish build

Hey guys.. not really new to the forum but for some reason it wont resend me my password? anyways down to buisness since christmas ive been building up what was suposed to be a pred tank but is going to end up being a fish with soft corals and mushrooms tank. anyways specs on it so far

120 Xh tank
Double tube fixture (going to be replaced with a coralife 4 compact fixture)
1 eheim classic 2217 running pure mech
1 eheim pro 2 2028 running some mech and some bio
2 phosbans running in line off 1 maxijet 1400 1 running pure mech the other running chemipure running off into a spray bar
1 Coralife twist 18 watt sterilizer
1 koralia magnum 4
2 koralia nanos
2 jager heaters
aprox 260lbs of live rock

current stock
1 snowflake eel
1 firefish
2 blue chromi
1 hoevens wrasse

had some other stock but had some brooklynella wipe out most of my stock pretty quick im trying to save my saddle back clown and tomato clown in a treatment tank right now.

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my suggestion would be to get rid of some of that rock.
i would also rethink the lighting. the corals and fish would look a lot better with some choice T5s over them instead of a CF fixture with no color options.
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besides the space its taking up does too much rock really have any negative effects?
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:49 PM   #4
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be careful with the eel my dad use to have one he was feeding it ......... it bit his hand instead of the food
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mine eats frozen mysis off the bottom .. no hand feeding for me haha
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Old 01-24-2011, 10:53 PM   #6
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lol ya my dads had to be target fed
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i watched a guy at the LFS try and target feed a tesselated eel probably about 3 feet long... it missed the target and hit his hand... and that was the moment that i determined i dont want to target feed an eel
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lol ya not fun having a target fed one
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besides the space its taking up does too much rock really have any negative effects?
as long as you can manage to have as little dead spots as possible (places with inadequate flow) there are no negative effects, except of course, lack of swimming room.
it's just going to be a bit of a challenge accomplishing good flow in the tank with all of that rock in there.
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as long as you can manage to have as little dead spots as possible (places with inadequate flow) there are no negative effects, except of course, lack of swimming room.
You could keep it just for corals as long as you get upgraded lighting then add 1 or 2 small fish (clowns?). Lack of flow all around the rocks will build up a lot of waste if you have bigger/more fish. Do you have a sump you could put some of those rocks into for filtration?
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