Originally Posted by steve-s
Originally Posted by pecan2phat
So 110 lbs in a 90g with an existing 15 year running wet/dry trickle filter and a whole bunch of fish
Nice find on the rock and glad you could share your experience. I am however very concerned about your stock levels. Even though this is primarily FOWLR
tank, that is one serious bioload.
How long have these fish been in the tank?:
2x Regal tang
Harlequin tusk fish
, you have a keen eye. The clown is actually a Sohol and there is also a Majestic angel in there.
I knew the fish police would come bearing down on me one of these days!
I know, it's crazy. These guys have been with me anywhere from 2 to 6 years. (the hawk actually is the oldest @ 10+ yrs)
I've been in this hobby for 20+ years and I never learn that "one more" is two too many.
Seriously, the bio-load is extreme but I've had success with the tank just being a FO
with dead coral decorations utilizing a wet/dry trickle filter, RS berlin protein skimmer & a CSL UV
sterilizer. (all still currently employed)
It's funny though, I took out a ton of dead coral deco and replaced with the 110 lbs of LR
and it seems very crowded now (probably always was). I guess it's the placement of the LR
. Things just started to get out of hand when I broke down my 60g FO
due to the big power outage we had last year here in NY (10 hrs). Everyone in the 90g FO
& 29g mini-reef survived, but the 60g did not (never has in the 13 yrs I had it) and the survivors (Harlequin, Annularis or Blue Ring & Blue angel) were transferred into the 90g FO
tank. The 60g is a Fancy Goldfish tank now & is doing well!
I guess it's time for a bigger tank or FISH SALE........
This pic is for Steve (not kidding about the Majestic