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Old 05-09-2014, 03:34 AM   #241
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I wish you good luck man!
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Old 05-09-2014, 03:49 AM   #242
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Looks like a good build I wish I could do a 240 but I don't think I could afford it right now. Can't wait to see the tank progress
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Old 05-09-2014, 05:54 PM   #243
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It's been frustrating so far. Got it set up then the first one cracked when replacing the top brace. Get a new one and get a bunch of free fish and they all come down with some mystery ailment that I still show people pics of and nobody has a clue what it was. It's been fallow since mid-January, so I'm hoping for some better luck this time around.

I think that the good of all of this was that had these things not happened, I probably would not have set up a reef tank yet. I'm almost as excited about that right now as this tank. My last reef tank was a while ago, back when everything was not online and so readily available. You added whatever the LFS had at the time and there was not endless availability a click away.
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Old 05-20-2014, 12:44 AM   #244
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A little over a week in for the Orange Spot Rabbitfish and Chromis and both are looking good. I had crazy amounts of algae growing on a few rocks and a big portion of the back wall, from where sunlight hits during the day. The Rabbitfish picked it clean in the first few days. It is amazing how much he ate.

I am leaning towards adding Angels next, before the Tangs. I want a juvenile Majestic, some kind of dwarf (too many decisions, maybe a Multicolor if I can find one) and I am considering a Potters, although I've heard they are tough to keep.
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Old 05-21-2014, 07:23 AM   #245
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Potters arnt that bad feed a good quality food mix made for angels i had mine for 14 years Just add it last as they can be snotty. Mine passed about a month ago and im thinking of adding another one. Waiting for another juvi though.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:39 AM   #246
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14 years ain't bad...wow. I think I will give it a try and will take your advice on adding it last.
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Old 05-22-2014, 07:40 AM   #247
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I got lucky with him i got it when it was about 1 inch and it grew to about 5 inches never touched any of my coral either
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Old 05-22-2014, 09:27 PM   #248
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A little over a week in for the Orange Spot Rabbitfish and Chromis and both are looking good. I had crazy amounts of algae growing on a few rocks and a big portion of the back wall, from where sunlight hits during the day. The Rabbitfish picked it clean in the first few days. It is amazing how much he ate.

I am leaning towards adding Angels next, before the Tangs. I want a juvenile Majestic, some kind of dwarf (too many decisions, maybe a Multicolor if I can find one) and I am considering a Potters, although I've heard they are tough to keep.
blue zoo has both in stock a tad pricy though
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Old 05-23-2014, 01:07 AM   #249
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blue zoo has both in stock a tad pricy though

Thankfully, I have found a couple people that sell corals and fish for about half retail prices (at least for stores in my area). They can get whatever I want as long as the suppliers have it when they go.

I got a text today from one saying his supplier had a juvenile Queen Angel. I almost went with it, but decided to wait for a juvenile Majestic (which are apparently more rare). I'm considering a male Blue Jaw Trigger or possibly a mimic Eibli Tang for this weekend...not sure yet...having both tanks starting up, I'm also considering getting something for the 60g cube. I've got someone that owes me some money, so I think I will be making a few purchases once that cash comes in. I overthink this stuff too much and kill myself trying to make decisions.
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Ended up with a juvenile Blue Face Angel for $50. I put it in my holding tank and so far, so good. It is eating frozen Mysis and nibbled on some nori this morning. Very curious fish too. If I walk up to the tank, it will dart behind the rocks, but immediately comes back out and will actually come right up to where I am. I'm going to watch it for about 3-4 weeks and then add it to my 240g. I will see if I can get a good picture later today. Can't wait to watch the transformation. It is amazing how much they change in appearance over time.
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