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Old 10-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #1
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Hey everyone,

As some of you know I had a 55 gal. saltwater tank, which I did not have the best of luck with. I lost many fish and as you can imagine lots of money! This past September would have been it's one year anniversary. However, a 55 gal. with a high death rate just wasn't enough for me. So I went on craigslist, and for 4 months I looked for the perfect tank. I found a 210 gal. tank and stand, reef ready, with only a small leak, (which Fixed easily) for only $225! I got so anxious that I called the person immediately and went to get the tank two days later. I knew someone would snatch it up if I didn't. That same day I went 45 minutes further to a guys house who had a 150 gal. tank. The tank had 300 lbs. of lr., fish, sand, invrts, coral, and lighting system, and power heads. I bought all of that for $750. We took his water and all. We got home and put the rock, fish, coral, invrts, and water in a 150 gal. koi pond. The lighting system was suspended above the pond. This system sat as was for 7 days. This was because of tank need to be resealed, stand braced, and sump hooked up. In the mean time I also ordered many needed parts, pumps, t5 lighting system. (I did not like the metal halide system) We finally got it set up and looks great!

The tank needs for fish and invrts in my opinion. Here is the stock list. (including invrts and coral) Some of the things I intend to sell because I do not like it, and/or I have to much of it.

Yellow tang
Tomini tang
Barred rabbitfish (selling)
12 line wrasse
pair of black ocellaris clowns
orange ocellaris clown
pair of banggai cardinals
two humbug damsels
clown goby
4 green bubble tip anemones. (one is 12" across and the others are 3" across)
peppermint shrimp
fire shrimp
cowrie snail
long spine urchin
two colored serpent stars
4 devils hands (one about 10" across, one is green and 7" across and the other two are 1-3" across)
green long polyp flowerpot coral

I am unsure of the main idea that i want to go with for the tank. I love clownfish and anemones. I want to make it anemone themed but I don't know if it is safe for the anemones. If I would do it I want multiple anemones each a different type of anemone. Anywhere from carpets to sebaes. I also want different types of clowns, not just ocellaris. I like clarki clowns, skunk, and maroons. To be honest I like all clowns. Is this safe?
I am very open to suggestions and comments on the main idea. I am also very open to accusatory comments and complimentary comments, as i believe each kind is very important to my progression of knowledge in reef keeping.

Thanks for looking and feel free to ask for additional information, cost, pictures, etc.
Thanks!

The link below is a video to my aquarium that was taken tonight.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=mhee&v=s4GRsycwx74
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Hey everyone,

As some of you know I had a 55 gal. saltwater tank, which I did not have the best of luck with. I lost many fish and as you can imagine lots of money! This past September would have been it's one year anniversary. However, a 55 gal. with a high death rate just wasn't enough for me. So I went on craigslist, and for 4 months I looked for the perfect tank. I found a 210 gal. tank and stand, reef ready, with only a small leak, (which Fixed easily) for only $225! I got so anxious that I called the person immediately and went to get the tank two days later. I knew someone would snatch it up if I didn't. That same day I went 45 minutes further to a guys house who had a 150 gal. tank. The tank had 300 lbs. of lr., fish, sand, invrts, coral, and lighting system, and power heads. I bought all of that for $750. We took his water and all. We got home and put the rock, fish, coral, invrts, and water in a 150 gal. koi pond. The lighting system was suspended above the pond. This system sat as was for 7 days. This was because of tank need to be resealed, stand braced, and sump hooked up. In the mean time I also ordered many needed parts, pumps, t5 lighting system. (I did not like the metal halide system) We finally got it set up and looks great!

The tank needs for fish and invrts in my opinion. Here is the stock list. (including invrts and coral) Some of the things I intend to sell because I do not like it, and/or I have to much of it.

Yellow tang
Tomini tang
Barred rabbitfish (selling)
12 line wrasse
pair of black ocellaris clowns
orange ocellaris clown
pair of banggai cardinals
two humbug damsels
clown goby
4 green bubble tip anemones. (one is 12" across and the others are 3" across)
peppermint shrimp
fire shrimp
cowrie snail
long spine urchin
two colored serpent stars
4 devils hands (one about 10" across, one is green and 7" across and the other two are 1-3" across)
green long polyp flowerpot coral

I am unsure of the main idea that i want to go with for the tank. I love clownfish and anemones. I want to make it anemone themed but I don't know if it is safe for the anemones. If I would do it I want multiple anemones each a different type of anemone. Anywhere from carpets to sebaes. I also want different types of clowns, not just ocellaris. I like clarki clowns, skunk, and maroons. To be honest I like all clowns. Is this safe?
I am very open to suggestions and comments on the main idea. I am also very open to accusatory comments and complimentary comments, as i believe each kind is very important to my progression of knowledge in reef keeping.

Thanks for looking and feel free to ask for additional information, cost, pictures, etc.
Thanks!

The link below is a video to my aquarium that was taken tonight.
https://plus.google.com/photos/10680...45238657897250
Can't watch on the iPhone but it looks great from the picture!
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Thanks. Let me try another link.
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Sick Sick Sick tank! Awesome! I also like where you placed it, walk in and walk out viewing your piece of the reef!!
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Sick Sick Sick tank! Awesome! I also like where you placed it, walk in and walk out viewing your piece of the reef!!
Thanks a lot. That's the main hallway so no one can walk through the house without stoping and looking. I love the attention!
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Thanks a lot. That's the main hallway so no one can walk through the house without stoping and looking. I love the attention!
I don't blame ya! I would do the same and love it all too!! One day... One day...
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I don't blame ya! I would do the same and love it all too!! One day... One day...
Yeah it's a dream come true but i have some work to do.
The link has been changed to a youtube link so try it out!
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Oh sorry. How do I change that? Anyone know?
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Oh sorry. How do I change that? Anyone know?
I just have my videos on YouTube open to public, it's a setting on your user account.
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