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Old 04-02-2014, 04:12 PM   #961
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Yeah, I'd jump on it for that price. I paid $75 for one of mine and $90 for the other.

The new yellow coris wrasse has settled in I think, he is swimming around and ate some frozen food today. No pellets, but I can work around that. lol

I am hoping to pick up my new stand for the 60g tomorrow and if the lfs guy has any chromis I am gonna pick up another half dozen for this tank. I sooo love how they school and it gives such movement to the tank. It's been what, three months since I set this tank up? I havent lost a chromi yet so I feel good about getting some more. lol
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:27 PM   #962
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Yeah, I'd jump on it for that price. I paid $75 for one of mine and $90 for the other.

The new yellow coris wrasse has settled in I think, he is swimming around and ate some frozen food today. No pellets, but I can work around that. lol

I am hoping to pick up my new stand for the 60g tomorrow and if the lfs guy has any chromis I am gonna pick up another half dozen for this tank. I sooo love how they school and it gives such movement to the tank. It's been what, three months since I set this tank up? I havent lost a chromi yet so I feel good about getting some more. lol
I love the Chromis schools, they are quite stunning! Awesome about the Wrasse, yay! For me, it is such a relief when a new addition eats okay.
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Old 04-02-2014, 04:47 PM   #963
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I know, I cant feel confident about a fish until I see them eat. Crazy I know, but it makes me sleep better at night. lol
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Old 04-02-2014, 06:57 PM   #964
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Been a good day for the 180g. lol

Changed the filter sock out, replaced some biopellets in the reactor and did a 60g water change.

Hopefully my toadstool will perk up a bit, he hasnt been looking the same since I moved it from the 125g over to this tank.

I'm hoping to get some chromis tomorrow AND maybe the two tangs I need. Kinda depends as I dont want to add a boat load of fish even though I am confident the bio filtration can handle it. I'm thinking the yellow tang to replace the yellow I lost and an orange shoulder. Sometimes they have more rare tangs that I dont see often so depending on size I will consider what they have in stock.
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:31 PM   #965
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my vote is still for the Lt Tang, but the orange shoulder is a very similar tang. i was at the store this past weekend and seen what had to be an orangeshoulder/lt tang hybrid. dont evenr eally know if thats physically possible but he def had both the "vampire" bite marks and the big orangesholuder marking
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:39 PM   #966
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How are the group of Chromis doing in the new tank? You had something like 7?
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Old 04-02-2014, 07:43 PM   #967
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Carey's Final Reef Upgrade- 180g

Regarding the Tang mix...I'm seeing some pretty cool pictures coming from Vanuatu of dwarf angel hybrids and morphs. It is possible. Too expensive for me though.
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Old 04-02-2014, 08:45 PM   #968
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I had 7 chromis but one went into the overflow and then disappeared. I still have the remaining six with no losses. I think I am doing well as far as chromis, they usually kill each other off til you have like 2 left lol

Cant wait to see what the stores have as far as tangs. A yellow wont be hard to find but the last tang will just be a matter of what they have instock, what looks healthy and when it came in. i dont want any new arrivals, makes more sense to get one thats been in the store tank for a few weeks
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I keep looking at and wanting a tang or multiple tangs for the 150, but since I just moved everything over a couple of weeks ago I'm trying to be patient with myself and my decisions for a little bit while I let the set up mature a bit, also other than a yellow eye cole I'm not sure what I would like to put in there
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My LFS just got white tail kole tangs, pretty awesome if you can find one of these
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:02 AM   #971
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Carey I'm buying a 180 gal on Friday what size sump would you recommend for this size tank? I'm getting a 100 and 60 with it as well
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My 180g came with a 40b sump. I would say the bigger the better, see which one will fit under the stand. If you are going to do a refugium then you will need bigger than I have.
Does it come with a skimmer and sump setup already? Or are you just buying the tanks?
Cause keep in mind the skimmer will be a beast for this size tank and the sump will need to fit it....I have an incredible amount of room in mine for it only being a 40 breeder lol
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I'm just buying the tanks on there own I will be getting them drilled and building a new stand out of steel to fit any size tank it will be my first ever tank with a sump haha
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Nice!! Grats!! I really love the 180g footprint, so much more room to rockscape, youre gonna love it!

How are you drilling it? Two sets of holes on each side or a single center overflow?
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For what it's worth, make sure and use corner overflows
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Make sure you powder coat that stand! Or perhaps a plastic coating...plasti dip comes to mind...
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We got a powder coating booth at work so I can do it all there for free
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Old 04-27-2014, 06:53 PM   #978
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Carey I picked up a wp40 yesterday and put it in my tank it's got a dial on it and it seems like it does nothing can you tell me what it does I bought it second hand
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You have to set the program first and then dial in the intensity. If you take a photo i can tell if its a second gen or first gen controller. There is more functionality with the second gen ones.... Would need to know which gen to advise you more specifically.

I recently bought a bullet goby and a new tang, a medium large one that is related to a mustard tang, dont know much more than that unfortunately. lol
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Hey Carey this is the one I got Click image for larger version

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