Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater Reef Aquaria
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 09-03-2011, 06:10 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
redsea's 34g Reef Build

So my 34G Red Sea Max 130D has been set up for a few years now....but I decided to do a build thread for it anyway when ever I do something to it. This is the current stocklist

Fish

1.Lemonpeel Angelfish
2.Ocellaris Clownfish
3.Sixline Wrasse
4.Pajama Cardinal
5.Pajama Cardinal

Corals

1.Xenia
2.Devil's Hand
3.A few Small Red Shrooms

Inverts

1.Cleaner Shrimp
2.Peppermint Shrimp

Thanks for viewing!

__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:13 PM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Here is a FTS of the aquarium!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3030832919.jpg
Views:	285
Size:	64.1 KB
ID:	50083  
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Awesome stocklisting!!! Why don't you have more corals? Zoanthids are really cool IMO. But I also love Xenia. I have a GSP and some Zoas. Lemonpeels are cool
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Upon seeing the picture, why don't you get more base rock?
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #5
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenturtle View Post
Awesome stocklisting!!! Why don't you have more corals? Zoanthids are really cool IMO. But I also love Xenia. I have a GSP and some Zoas. Lemonpeels are cool
Thank you!! I plan on going to a LFS tomorrow to purchase some corals! I'm very excited!
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:15 PM   #6
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea

Thank you!! I plan on going to a LFS tomorrow to purchase some corals! I'm very excited!
I would get some rock with that. And what types of coral?
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:16 PM   #7
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenturtle View Post
Upon seeing the picture, why don't you get more base rock?
I have been thinking about getting more rock...I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet LOL. I was curious, If you stack your rock high and you put coral on it, what do you do when you do a water change?
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:18 PM   #8
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenturtle View Post
I would get some rock with that. And what types of coral?
Not sure yet. I love toadstool, hammer, frogspawn. Those are all soft corals, right?
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:19 PM   #9
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea

I have been thinking about getting more rock...I just haven't gotten around to doing it yet LOL. I was curious, If you stack your rock high and you put coral on it, what do you do when you do a water change?
Corals can be in the air for a while. That's how the survive in low tide.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:20 PM   #10
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea

Not sure yet. I love toadstool, hammer, frogspawn. Those are all soft corals, right?
I thought they were LPS, and their sweeper tentacles that come out when feeding can damage other things since it is a small tank. I'm afraid of getting one for my 90 gallon.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #11
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenturtle View Post
Corals can be in the air for a while. That's how the survive in low tide.
Great! Approximately, how long do you think a coral can be out of water before it starts to die? Thanks for you help!
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:23 PM   #12
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea

Great! Approximately, how long do you think a coral can be out of water before it starts to die? Thanks for you help!
Depends on the coral. I think a while, since people frag them in the air. 15 minutes would be fine, I think. I would get someone else advice on it too.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:24 PM   #13
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
Love the lemon peel,,hammers and frogs are hard corals,,they have a skeletal base which needs good calcium levels to build on...
Keep in mind it is an Angel,,my angel nipped every coral i tried to death(including frogs and hammers and toadstool),,all except my rics and mushrooms are gone
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:24 PM   #14
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
For my lighting, I have 2 x 55 wat T5's Compact Fluorescent bulbs. What corals do you recommend?
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:28 PM   #15
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Central PA
Posts: 1,651
Rics and shrooms lots and lots of them
__________________
Currently rebuilding
QTing is a good thing
Grow your filtration
FTMMWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:29 PM   #16
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea
For my lighting, I have 2 x 55 wat T5's Compact Fluorescent bulbs. What corals do you recommend?
GSPs, Zoas, and mushrooms can practically live under a flashlight. I'm not good at guessing with lighting fixtures that aren't metal halides
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:29 PM   #17
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by FTMMWS View Post
Love the lemon peel,,hammers and frogs are hard corals,,they have a skeletal base which needs good calcium levels to build on...
Keep in mind it is an Angel,,my angel nipped every coral i tried to death(including frogs and hammers and toadstool),,all except my rics and mushrooms are gone
Thanks, do you know if toadstools are hard corals too? The reason why I ask is because I was told my lighting can only support Soft Corals. So I can keep SPS not LPS, right? I don't think There are any other categories . Are there? As for my angel goes, At first he nipped at my coral, but I haven't seen him do it since. My fingers are crossed that he doesn't start again. Thanks for you concern.
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:33 PM   #18
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Greenturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,169
Quote:
Originally Posted by redsea

Thanks, do you know if toadstools are hard corals too? The reason why I ask is because I was told my lighting can only support Soft Corals. So I can keep SPS not LPS, right? I don't think There are any other categories . Are there? As for my angel goes, At first he nipped at my coral, but I haven't seen him do it since. My fingers are crossed that he doesn't start again. Thanks for you concern.
SPS isn't soft. Neither are toadstools. Xenia is a good example of a soft coral. Zoas, GSP, shrooms, and Xenia are the most popular soft corals

There are 3 levels of easiness. Soft Corals/Polyps, then LPS, then SPS. U can't have either SPS or LPS. Look the up the ones you want in liveaquaria.com under the "Soft Coral" or "Polyps" sections.
__________________
90 Gallon Reef - 3 Blue-Green Chromis, 2 Ocellaris Clowns, 1 Kole Tang, 1 Midas Blenny, 1 Longnose Hawkfish, 1 Zebra Dartfish, 1 Algae Blenny, 1 Six-Line Wrasse
29 Biocube Reef - 1 Chalk Bass, 2 Black and White Clownfish, 1 Yellow Watchman Goby, 1 Fire Goby
Greenturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:34 PM   #19
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Quote:
Originally Posted by Greenturtle View Post
SPS isn't soft. Neither are toadstools. Xenia is a good example of a soft coral. Zoas, GSP, shrooms, and Xenia are the most popular soft corals

There are 3 levels of easiness. Soft Corals/Polyps, then LPS, then SPS. U can't have either SPS or LPS. Look the up the ones you want in liveaquaria.com under the "Soft Coral" or "Polyps" sections.
OK, Thanks for your help!
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 06:39 PM   #20
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
Here are a few shots of the tank!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-2047766348.jpg
Views:	142
Size:	60.4 KB
ID:	50087   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-1598222031.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	64.3 KB
ID:	50088  

Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3695704892.jpg
Views:	153
Size:	65.8 KB
ID:	50089  
__________________
Please don't forget about the toxins in some corals (like zoas and palythoas)
180 gallon reef announcement!:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMgmb124jrs&t=35s
redsea is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
build, fish, redsea, reef, reef build, saltwater, tank

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
redsea's 125g Reef Build redsea Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 968 04-04-2014 10:07 PM
Bryson's 75G Reef Build DesertDweller Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 6 12-31-2011 07:44 PM
First Time 30 Gallon Reef Build:) jespenguin Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 20 12-27-2011 05:24 PM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.