In two words, "tang gang" LOL. These guys are pretty rough on newcomers. They abused the anthias for a night same for the female anthias. Though the male actually stood up for her when I put her in so she didn't get beat on too badly, the male was doing alot of chasing that night to keep her safe. True gentleman. HAHA
The engineer actually dose some swimming in my tank but most of the time he's on the sandbed in a corner. He was evicted from each rock overhang by the barnacle blenny and then the lawnmower on the other side. I think because of their eventual size is why they are rated for a 125g without too much regard for behavior. LA is great but sometimes they miss the mark.
I paid another $50 yesterday towards this setup, so now it's under $200 that i owe. I also listed my metal halide fixture on CL
and am hoping someone will buy it very soon. here's hoping anyway
OH yeah. BAd news on the sump for this tank. They have discontinued 15g high tanks so I am stuck with a 10g sump now without a doubt. The only other option is a 20g XH which is 20 inches tall and wouldnt allow me to remove a skimmer cup or do anything inside the sump pretty much. :-(
Still looking at sumps online, may get lucky. But if I don't I was at home depot last night buying extra fittings and stuff for the plumbing and they have the thick acyrlic sheets in small pieces that i can buy to make my baffles in the 10g. Even cheaper than cheap cutting boards I was gonna use. lol
Since I'm so close to the "ACTUAL" build I've been thinking about a lot of stuff. Like a skimmer. I am gonna be hard pressed to fit a skimmer in the 10g sump, at least one that I want. I've been looking at the bubble magus nac7 but not sure it will fit. I might be able to fit the eshopps skimmer from the 125g, plan on trying that maybe this weekend to see.
Also still plan on a single MP10 for circulation, will probably use the koralias for a month or so til I get it all together.
Also been thinking on how I want this tank to look at the end. In my head I envision a top of the line, clean and sleek looking tank. With a ton of colorful SPS
and clams and a RBTA with schools of little tiny fish. So hard to verbalize what i see in my head. But I have such high aspirations, I know I'm gonna be disappointed at some point but I am dying to try. LOL
Any ideas, comments or even critiques are welcome.
I love talking to all of you guys!
Thanks for reading all this drivel!