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Old 05-19-2011, 12:35 PM   #91
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I'm going with the pool filter sand. I'll let you all know how it works out.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:05 AM   #92
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I am going to stick with the aragonite, and thanks to Mr. X I found a protein skimmer with a better pump than the Reef Octopus that was the same price.

Original Xtreme Skimmers

I think I am going with the Xtreme 200.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:19 AM   #93
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the reef octpopus worked so well on my 55 i just desided to get a bigger one for the 180G no use fixing what isnt broke! lol
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:26 AM   #94
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I like the reef octopus, but for the same money I get a bigger chamber and a better pump. I certainly think that reef octopus is still making a good product though.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:01 AM   #95
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No updates at this time for equipment, but at the request of Carey, I am posting my proposed stock list. I have pretty much finalized it, but I have two questions.
First, would a mated pair of gold stripped maroons be aggressive toward a blenny, dragonet, or other small docile fish?
Second, on my list I have a regal blue tang, but I really want a powder blue instead. They are listed as being extremely aggressive toward other tangs. If I introduced the powder and yellow tangs at the same time would I be able to avoid fighting?

Now for the "Final" list:
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1 regal blue tang
3 yellow tangs
2 gold stripped maroons (mated pair)
1 Japanese Borbonius anthias
1 midas blenny
10 green chromis
1 mandarin dragonet (won't add until the tank has been running for 1 year)
1 flame hawkfish
1 foxface Lo

Inverts:
5 skunk cleaner shrimp
1 blue linckia star
2 tuxedo urchins
2 maxima clams, blue
2 crocea clams
3-4 feather dusters

I'm not 100% on the corals I want to keep yet. Also this list doesn't include CUC. I will have plenty of hermits and snails. Let me know what you guys think, I am open to suggestions.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #96
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List looks great! I think it's a well balanced and a colorful and active proposal.

Nothing is more boring that having no movement but with the tangs and chromis I think you will have lots of activity!
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I'm really trying to make sure I have a lot of color and diversity. My first list was way too yellow, lol. My wife made sure I knew it too.
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No updates at this time for equipment, but at the request of Carey, I am posting my proposed stock list. I have pretty much finalized it, but I have two questions.
First, would a mated pair of gold stripped maroons be aggressive toward a blenny, dragonet, or other small docile fish?
Second, on my list I have a regal blue tang, but I really want a powder blue instead. They are listed as being extremely aggressive toward other tangs. If I introduced the powder and yellow tangs at the same time would I be able to avoid fighting?

Now for the "Final" list:
Fish-
1 regal blue tang
3 yellow tangs
2 gold stripped maroons (mated pair)
1 Japanese Borbonius anthias
1 midas blenny
10 green chromis
1 mandarin dragonet (won't add until the tank has been running for 1 year)
1 flame hawkfish
1 foxface Lo

Inverts:
5 skunk cleaner shrimp
1 blue linckia star
2 tuxedo urchins
2 maxima clams, blue
2 crocea clams
3-4 feather dusters

I'm not 100% on the corals I want to keep yet. Also this list doesn't include CUC. I will have plenty of hermits and snails. Let me know what you guys think, I am open to suggestions.
i'm probably gonna steal most of this list btw lol
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I spent some time on it, after reading a post by mr. X I have eliminated the powder blue. Still wondering about the maroons though.
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I have a maroon (went to the fish only to make room for my snowflakes in my reef) he wasn't aggressive towards my scooter or goby. Only thing he didn't like was the tang swimming too close to his nem.
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