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Old 11-29-2013, 07:37 PM   #631
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Well, the water the fish came from in the 125g had nitrates but the 180g doesnt so I cant see that being an issue. There were no nitrites of course in either tank or ammonia. We just finished getting the 125g emptied, boy did pootie put up a fight! Ws like deep sea fishing getting him in a net and him jumping. lol AND we found the pistol shrimp!!! We've only seen him 3 times now, when we got him, moved him tot he 125 and today. lol he is quite big, got a pretty good shot of him though so I will post the photos later. Twitchy found a cave right away, the tomini is ok but pootie is not looking happy at all. He's breathing heavy and just overall doesnt look good. :-( The naso is in too and he is swimming around looking pretty happy already, he was getting dark spots in the bucket from stress but he went in and they disappeared. The perculas are in the biocube right now, we are planning to empty the 60g next and putting in fresh rock after we get the aipastia rock out. So, the happy fish go in the cube, then to the 60g again. lol It's musical fish over here right now. Just waiting for the water to clear in the 125g and I will fish out the hermits and snails, water got quite cloudy from all the fish catching. I have the 180g under blues only so hoping that helps them transition better. We are going to put all the aiptasia rock back into the 125g and nuke it with ammonia, cant wait to see those guys dead. THEN the tank goes up for sale. And the biocube too. I made a decision to get a custom stand made for the 60g rimless so we are gonna keep that instead of get a Nuvo, it will cost less in the end and we like the rimless look. lol Sorry this is so long, just so much to say today! I also took pictures of one of the few white tangs in the world today, my lfs in Orlando has had one for a few years now and he is awesome! Pictures arent the best but you can see him mostly. Thanks red for following along and your support, I really appreciate it. Makes me think someone cares.
No problem, I love following along! As we always say, have the fun of the hobby is living viacariously through other people's great tanks!

Yes, the custom stand will probably end up being cheaper.. Additionally, you already have the 60g figured out, and are used to it, so it should be a fairly easy transition.

I'm sure Pootie will end up just fine; he is probably just settling down.

White Tangs are so awesome! They are a morph of the Yellow Tang, right?
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Old 11-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #632
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I think they are morphs, not really sure. lol

I got some pretty good pictures of the naso!



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Old 11-29-2013, 08:35 PM   #633
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Look at the Tang! How nice!

Is everyone behaving okay?

I see Pootie is out!
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:43 PM   #634
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Yep, pootie is doing much much better! Everyone is out and swimming around. We just finished emptying the 60g and added some of the smaller fish into the 180g as well. The biocube now has the mandarin, both clown gobies,the linear blenny and the true percs from the 125g. The arc eye hawk, citron goby, lawnmower blenny, barnacle blenny and the b&w clowns are now in the 180g. The tank is now pretty much stocked I think, though a bunch of the fish are pretty small. lol It looks amazing with all the activity now, just like at the lfs display tanks I always see. That is exactly the look I wanted.

Now I will start testing twice a day to see if i have any spikes as I added a boatload of fish today, can never be too cautious. I expect to do a large water change in a few days and with the biopellets running that should help to level out the parameters if they do rise. I am so pleased!!! it was sooo much work and theres still more to do before I can sell the 125g and the cube but this was a huge step!
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Old 11-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #635
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I've never seen a nice LFS display...I need a picture as I only dream about them! Mine are full of aiptasia .

Either way, I'm happy things went so well for you carey. Less time for maintenance and more time for WoW in your future lol.
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:08 PM   #636
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You betcha! Right this moment I only have 4 saltwater tanks with fish, the 125g has about 150lbs at least of aipastia infested rock and the 60g is empty except for king crab and 2 anemones. The 10g in the kitchen I emptied of coral and its in the biocube and the 8g pico in the kitchen just has the itty bitty sailfin blenny and the tailspot blenny. The tailspot will eventually go into the 60g after I set it back up and I want to sell the pico too. lol This will make feeding time soo much easier not to mention water changes.

Now I just worry that the 180g has too many fish! hehe always something to stress about I guess.

As for the lfs display tanks, you gotta see what my stores have, they are unbelieveable! Where I was today with the white tang their 800g+ tank is beyond words. I betcha even MrX would be envious lol
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Old 11-29-2013, 11:11 PM   #637
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I am glad you are enjoying the tank, and that it is booming with activity! Busy tanks are always a blast to watch.
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That's a good looking Naso. The tank is coming along nicely.
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Hmm well today is a weird day. Not sure if the naso is eating. he is tearing up the algae sheets I put in but I havent seen him actually eat any frozen and he doesnt seem to like pellets either.
I also tested for ammonia in all my tanks and the API tests are coming up with traces but when I use my salifert tests they come up 100% clean. The API is a brand new kit too, just got it like a week ago and the expiration date isnt for like 3 years.
Not sure whats going on with that, will continue testing though and see what I get.

The mandarin isnt happy with the biocube it seems, I havent seen him eat since he went in and he has been swimming to the top of the water and just floating around, not his usual behavior. Another fish I will need to keep an eye on.
Gonna try to take a quick video of the 180g so you guys can see how active and full the tank is, its so cool to watch, there is constant activity. I will say this though, the move has been good for pootie tang, he actually doesnt race away now when I approach, I think all the activity has made him less scared of people and brought him out more.
The chromis are hilarious, still have all seven and they are constantly begging for food. lol And since I took all the polyps out of that tank I havent seen or caught the filefish eating any corals, hopefully that luck holds up.
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Hmm well today is a weird day. Not sure if the naso is eating. he is tearing up the algae sheets I put in but I havent seen him actually eat any frozen and he doesnt seem to like pellets either.
I also tested for ammonia in all my tanks and the API tests are coming up with traces but when I use my salifert tests they come up 100% clean. The API is a brand new kit too, just got it like a week ago and the expiration date isnt for like 3 years.
Not sure whats going on with that, will continue testing though and see what I get.

The mandarin isnt happy with the biocube it seems, I havent seen him eat since he went in and he has been swimming to the top of the water and just floating around, not his usual behavior. Another fish I will need to keep an eye on.
Gonna try to take a quick video of the 180g so you guys can see how active and full the tank is, its so cool to watch, there is constant activity. I will say this though, the move has been good for pootie tang, he actually doesnt race away now when I approach, I think all the activity has made him less scared of people and brought him out more.
The chromis are hilarious, still have all seven and they are constantly begging for food. lol And since I took all the polyps out of that tank I havent seen or caught the filefish eating any corals, hopefully that luck holds up.
Hope the naso and mandarin are ok, happy the rest of the fish are ok and cant wait to see the vid!!!
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