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 01-02-2013, 09:50 PM   #581
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
End of May, beginning of June for Most. Birdsnest was added middle of October.
__________________

__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2013, 12:51 AM   #582
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
I neglected to do a PWC last week on the BC so it's been two weeks. I've just been watching as the glass is covered in green film. Hair algae has completely taken hold. Aptasia, that came in on a coral, has now spread throughout the tank and into the chaeto in the rear. The Xenia is growing like a week and taking over the top if the reef, and all the other corals are getting huge as well. I'll take pics tomorrow, but its still so sad to look into this tank.
__________________

__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-31-2013, 06:59 PM   #583
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
Last night, I found my Pom Pom crab still doing great in a small crevice, still had both poms. Then at 1:30a, I had a power outage that lasted until about 2:00p. It was a long and cold night. I had to use a whisk to oxygenate the water every hour. The temp dropped to around 72.

So far, the only causality I see is the large blue damsel looks like he got an eye infection on one side. Everything else I could see was okay. Time will tell.
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 07:38 PM   #584
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
Nothing much to update. I will say that I am still quite hesitant about raising another angler / frog. I have been seeing a few on LA's DD, and it still makes me sad.

That said, I have come to the conclusion that something has got to be done. The reef, although marked with Bubble algae, xenia outbreak, and aptaisia here and there, it still looks great.

There are still (4) assorted damsels in the tank and a bunch of inverts, so I'm still enjoying it, but it needs something more.

I'm on the fence on whether to pull the trigger on another angler, OR turn the BC into another Mantis tank.

The pro's of the Angler for me are: Having an awesome fish that is perfectly reef safe. Enjoying all of the quirks of using his lure to catch prey, swim around all goofy, and walk. Just the overall attitude and demeanor was pleasing to me.

Cons: I was spending nearly $100 dollars in fuel per month driving to LFS for Feeder shrimp. I didn't realize, until I didn't have to do it, and my budget fell drastically.

Having to hand feed every shrimp directly to him. They are generally inactive and so don't add much exitement to the tank while just watching.

Messy eater adds to bubble / hair algae issues. (Hair is gone now, bubbles are not)

Anyone have any thoughts about resurecting an Angler tank vs. Any other option?
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #585
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Hondatek's Avatar



POTM Champion
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 3,989
I say go for another angler . You never know man your next one might take to a feeding stick / frozen foods . My opinion might be a little bias though
__________________
Feed your Filtration
Give it to Porc Chop he'll eat anything!!!!!
"This is my tank and these other fish just live in it"
^ Quoted from Porc Chop^
Hondatek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:13 PM   #586
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Posts: 1,251
I have to vote for angler as well.... I am thinking of pulling my clowns and get one to.... but I did have the one that died on me as well but I really want another as well
__________________
rob_mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:16 PM   #587
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
I knew my angler club pals would come in with some support!

The truth is I am leaning very much towards another one. I was thinking black, but then again maybe a red or orange painted. As much as I loved my Warty, I don't think I can drop another $200 without a bit more confidence.
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:18 PM   #588
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Posts: 1,251
Yeah they r pricy but the warty is the coolest looking by far
__________________
rob_mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 08:43 PM   #589
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JLH-l3ioCub3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
This is from my local LFS. It's a weekly e-mail of specials and new additions for sale. I thought this was a steal for this angler!
I'm wondering if he could get another to you for a great price!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3991932483.jpg
Views:	83
Size:	195.4 KB
ID:	157297  
__________________
JLH-l3ioCub3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 09:10 PM   #590
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Phoenix, Az.
Posts: 1,251
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLH-l3ioCub3 View Post
This is from my local LFS. It's a weekly e-mail of specials and new additions for sale. I thought this was a steal for this angler!
I'm wondering if he could get another to you for a great price!
Wow 50 bucks you should get
__________________
rob_mango is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 09:17 PM   #591
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
I'd like to get one about 2" at least. Hand-raising from 7/8" on live brine just isn't in the cards at this point, but if I could get one for less than $100, I'd grab it immediately.
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 09:19 PM   #592
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JLH-l3ioCub3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
I went in and saw him for myself and he was looking great. I asked about him and the LFS owner(Carl) told me he was eating well.
This guy has more amazing deals I have ever seen anywhere else. I had him order a skimmer and sump for me and found that I paid $100 less than any other site online that I could find.
That has gone for countless other items. He's a great guy and really a straight shooter. I bet I could have him get one for you cheaper than anywhere else you could get one. It just may take an extra trip from distributor to him and then to you. But he could get it stable in his tank for a while and make sure it's eating before he shipped it off to you. What ever you want....
__________________
JLH-l3ioCub3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #593
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JLH-l3ioCub3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
The one in he had 2 weeks ago was about 2".
__________________
JLH-l3ioCub3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 09:21 PM   #594
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
TLTGF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Howell, MI
Posts: 2,123
Ill send you a PM
__________________
TLTGF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-05-2013, 10:07 PM   #595
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
redsea's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: United States
Posts: 8,066
If I had to choose between Mantis or Angler, I would also go Angler.
__________________
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 03-08-2013, 08:15 AM   #596
Aquarium Advice Addict
 
Ibrahim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 2,559
Angler (: Shark supply sells feeder shrimp by the bulk. Maybe you could breed your own in a rubbermaid bin.
__________________
Ibrahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:35 AM   #597
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JLH-l3ioCub3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
This weeks specials:
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3720864357.jpg
Views:	70
Size:	217.6 KB
ID:	161665   Click image for larger version

Name:	image-336700838.jpg
Views:	71
Size:	218.7 KB
ID:	161666  

__________________
JLH-l3ioCub3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #598
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
JLH-l3ioCub3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 313
Orange spotted black angler.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	image-3849191239.jpg
Views:	93
Size:	158.8 KB
ID:	161667  
__________________

__________________
JLH-l3ioCub3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
29 gallon, bio, biocube, build, cube, reef, tan, tank build

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
Tim's 54 Gallon Corner -> Going Reef TLTGF Saltwater Reef Aquaria 1490 01-06-2014 12:16 PM
Janky's 55 Gallon Build janky Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 33 10-22-2012 10:36 PM
10gl community tank questions.. nolimit06 Freshwater & Brackish - Getting Started 15 03-26-2012 10:48 AM
Tank cleaning help Jlow115 Freshwater & Brackish - General Discussion 32 03-24-2012 06:52 PM
Friends fish dying---help! Tmyboy Saltwater Reef Aquaria 5 03-21-2012 09:23 AM







» Photo Contest Winners







All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.