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Old 06-03-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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just an update on my tank.

Just thought I'll give everyone an update.

My girlfriend and I started with 30 gallons and it looked like this.


you can say we saw the brick wall before we smacked into it so we decided to upgrade. we now have a 65 gallon and it looks like this.




this is our Yellow tang and Psychedelic Spotted Mandarin


specs of our set-up is listed below.

We still consider ourselves newbies at this. We'll keep everyone posted.
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(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:19 PM   #2
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Very nice! How much LR do you have in there for the Mandarin? Do you have enough? And what did you do with the 30 gal?

Good luck on your tank. Be sure to keep us updated with pics and new entries.
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:07 PM   #3
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Nice tank! Are you going to make it into a reef tank or a fowlr tank. You could buy some mushrooms with your lighting system you got and maybe a few other soft corals.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:10 PM   #4
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Very nice! How much LR do you have in there for the Mandarin? Do you have enough? And what did you do with the 30 gal?
we have about 46lbs of LR in there.. we will continue to add 5lbs of rock a week till we reach 80 or so lbs.

the 30 gallon is now empty and might get trashed.. that tank is old and has been through a lot.
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EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:12 PM   #5
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for now its a FOWLR but with the help of this forum it will mature to a reef system. ill keep you updated.
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EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:18 PM   #6
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Cool! I just bought a 40gal. with a filter and heater out of the paper for $40 and it will be a FOWLR tank.
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are you curing your LR everytime you add some? If not, You are risking an amonia spike. Also, are you feeding your mandrin supplemental food? Because If this is a new tank I doubt you will have a sufficient copopod population to feed it. Most people suggest waiting a good year to allow the tank to establish itself before introducing a mandrin.

What do you feed him?
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Old 06-04-2004, 05:44 AM   #8
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are you curing your LR everytime you add some? If not, You are risking an amonia spike. Also, are you feeding your mandrin supplemental food? Because If this is a new tank I doubt you will have a sufficient copopod population to feed it. Most people suggest waiting a good year to allow the tank to establish itself before introducing a mandrin.

What do you feed him?
we are adding cured rock. i think 5lbs every week or two is safe. we bought algae flakes for the mandrin and he seems to like it for now.
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EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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Don't trash the 30. use it as a qt or hospital tank. you could also use it to breed pods for yer manderin.
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Old 06-04-2004, 07:27 PM   #10
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Don't trash the 30. use it as a qt or hospital tank. you could also use it to breed pods for yer manderin.
I dont have room for the 30 anymore.. for a QT i was thinking about a smaller 10 gallon
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EHEIM 2215 Canister Filter, AquaC Remora Protein Skimmer w preskim box, 36" PFO Lights with 2x 250W 10K MH and 2x96W T3 Actinics, JBJ Arctica Chiller 1/10 hp w/ Eheim 1250 Pump, Turbo-Twist 3x UV Sterilizer 9W, (1) Yellow Tang
(1)Potter's Angel, (2) Skunk Cleaner Shrimps,(1) Eibli's Angel, (26) Turbo Snails,(10) Nassarius Snails, (2) Sand sifting starfish
(1) Regal "hippo" Tang, (20) Hermit Crabs, (1) Coral Beauty, (1) Pygmy Angel, (1) Serpent Star, (1) Brittle Star, Pumping Xenia, Finger Leather, Yellow Polyps, Green Star Polyps, Colt Leather, Mushrooms, (2) Maxijet 600 PH and (2) Maxijet 1200 PH
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