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Old 04-02-2010, 11:13 PM   #1
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Initial Stocking is done!

This probably would have made more sense in my stocking thread (Stocking a 150G Reef), but it wouldn't let me reply because it says the thread is too old. That's how long this took. Anyways, here's an excerpt from my fish log...

167 days after this whole thing started, initial stocking is finally complete! Everybody is finally in the tank, and the tank is almost completely stocked. I still want to get one or two more tangs, and maybe some more clean-up crew, but other than that, it's done! Here are some pictures (these four are kind of large):

http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...salttank01.jpg
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...salttank02.jpg
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...salttank03.jpg
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...salttank04.jpg

Also, here are some more pictures of the saltwater fish:

http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/butch02.jpg
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...somefish16.jpg
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/midgee01.jpg

It's also time to reveal the names of each of the fish:

Cave Goby: Dusty
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/dusty01.jpg

Two-Spot Goby: Jetson
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...spotgoby03.jpg

Firefish Goby: Flash
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...fishgoby01.jpg

Green Clown Goby: Midgee
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...lowngoby02.jpg

Bi-Color Blenny: Dantrell
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/blenny02.jpg

Bangai Cardinals: Inky, Pinky, Blinky, and Sue
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...ardinals01.jpg

Yellow Tang: Filet
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...llowtang01.jpg

Black Neon Damsel: Ruckus
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/ruckus02.jpg

Lemon Damsel: Lemmy
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/lemmy02.jpg

Blue Streak Damsel: Magnum
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/magnum03.jpg

Yellow Damsel: Butch
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/butch02.jpg

Sergeant Major Damsel: Sarge
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog/good/sarge02.jpg
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Very cool fish! Everyone should stock so deliberately and slowly.

P.S. Filet is just wrong! Funny as heck, but wrong! LOL
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Old 04-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #3
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The thing that sucked is that I had the five damsels left from the last time I attempted this tank, and I wanted to add them last. I had to QT them through this entire process, which wasn't very good for Sarge, but now he has more room to swim and he's very happy. At one point there was the 150G and three QT tanks in the living room, and I live in an apartment. I'm very glad that's all over.

Filet was my uncle's idea. I heard it and I just couldn't resist. I had a fish named Backwash -- you wouldn't believe how long it took my girlfriend to let me name a fish Backwash. Then he died :-(
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Old 04-03-2010, 07:56 PM   #4
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I like the pac man names haha

Not sure if you are planning on a reef or not but just a word of caution. you may not have the same problems as others but the blue streak damsel you have can turn into a problem if you are going to keep corals. I think it was ziggy that had one that tried to eat his Zoas and I had one that ate a maxima clam and all my zoas and xenia before I could catch him/figured out it was him. didnt find out till I came home and he was grabing the clam and thrashing it around. He was also around 4" long so he was pretty big. Just hoping that I can help you avoid some of the problems I had.
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I was planning a reef, though it won't really happen for at least a year. I'll take a note of that, though. He's pretty mild-mannered, especially with Sarge in the tank, but I guess we'll see. Thanks for the advice.

Also, I forgot Manny! I'm a horrible dad! Anyways, here's a link to a picture of him.

Mandarin Goby (Dragonfish): Manny
http://www.adamhorton.com/files/flog...mandarin01.jpg
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I love dragonets, they are very interesting creatures.

Yeah I just thought I would say something so you atleast knew to watch for it. the one I had was in my tank for ~3 years and it wasnt till he got big and ugly that I had problems.
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