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Old 02-09-2004, 02:16 AM   #31
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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
Imperator angel
koran angel
Bluering angel
Queen angel
Clown tang
Blonde naso
Harlequin tusk fish
Hawk fish

Hi Steve,
LOL, 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 )


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Old 02-09-2004, 10:00 AM   #32
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I guess it's time for a bigger tank or FISH SALE........
Hehehehe.... I'm sure you will have no problem with either. The tank itself does look quite immaculate. Very nice looking fish too.

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