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Old 03-29-2014, 01:35 AM   #1
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Hi all. First post here. I have a 180 gallon tank that I want to do a predator tank with. It's been up for two months with about 100 lbs of live rock.. I have two hob protein skimmers and a hob power filter. I currently have a 1'6" white mouth morey eel. I'm looking to add one type of puffer and one type or trigger. Looking at a porcupine for the puffer. My choices for the trigger would be either a clown or humu humu. Which one would you guys suggest?

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Old 03-29-2014, 01:37 AM   #2
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Woah 180 gallons, mind showing a pic?
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Old 03-29-2014, 01:47 AM   #3
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I'd do a huma, clowns get to big for that tank
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Old 03-30-2014, 11:03 PM   #4
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For the trigger, a humu. As for the puffer, I'm not sure.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:33 AM   #5
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Here's a couple pictures..
My whole tank, white mouth moray eel, and my yellow head moray eel chilling with my reef lobster..

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Aside from my white mouth and snowflake, I've added an undulated moray and a yellow headed moray.. I tried a blue throat trigger, but it was eaten within two days..

I'm thinking I'm gonna need a larger fish so it doesn't get eaten.. Thinking maybe a large angel or grouper of some sort..
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:36 AM   #6
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Right when I posted the last post, my undulated decided to pop his head out..
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:04 AM   #7
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You may need I buy mature fish with all those eels! A large angel and a porc would be cool. So you're not running a sump? Water changes in that tank must be huge! I would still try a trigger but see if you can buy a large one I have similar dreams for my next upgrade, a predator tank...
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Old 04-12-2014, 07:09 AM   #8
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I'm waiting on the finances to be able to build a sump. I might pick up a wet/dry from CL, take out all the media and stick a better skimmer in there when I can afford one.. Not sure yet.. I do either two 20 gallon water changes or one 40 gallon per week, depending on school, work, or amount of laziness..

I agree, ima need something pretty big to survive in there.. If not, an eel tank would be pretty cool..
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I too have a yellow head moray... I've heard of them killing large lions, and triggers... I havnt had any issues from mine.... Yet
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Yeah, I'm thinking I might get a 29 gallon to use as a grow tank.. Grow one in there for a little while till it gets bigger..
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Two new pics.. Got a better one of my undulated moray.. He's actually behind the pvc pipe I have set up.. Got one of my white mouth going from one pvc opening to the other.. Surprisingly, the white mouth swims around when I come into the room.. I know their eyesight is horrible, but I'm not sure if that's just snowflakes and zebras, or all morays in general..
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:12 AM   #12
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Just out of curiosity how long has your tank been up and running? That rock looks super fresh.
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I've had a tank up since mid-January.. Started with a 40B, within two weeks picked up the 125 in the pictures.. Swapped everything in the 40B to the 125.. Live rocks, regular rocks, gravel, etc..
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Update time.. Two newest additions to the tank..

Panther Grouper
Red Emperor Snapper

Currently in a 29G quarantine tank.. I'm probably gonna leave them in for longer then six weeks though, so they can grow bigger and hopefully not get eaten..

I've started my sump project.. I was able to get a 40B off of craigslist for $20, so I'm just gonna make a DIY one.. Working on getting they acrylic or plexiglass to make the baffles.. Does anyone have any suggestions on a type of adhesive or glue to use to keep the baffles in place??

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Update time.. Two newest additions to the tank..

Panther Grouper
Red Emperor Snapper

Currently in a 29G quarantine tank.. I'm probably gonna leave them in for longer then six weeks though, so they can grow bigger and hopefully not get eaten..

I've started my sump project.. I was able to get a 40B off of craigslist for $20, so I'm just gonna make a DIY one.. Working on getting they acrylic or plexiglass to make the baffles.. Does anyone have any suggestions on a type of adhesive or glue to use to keep the baffles in place??

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I hope you have a 500 gallon tank in the works. The snapper and panther wil be huge before you know it.
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The snapper ima probably give back to my LFS, colors fade a lot with age.. The grouper I'm hoping to be able to keep.. I'm researching DIY plywood tanks so I can make a custom one..
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The snapper ima probably give back to my LFS, colors fade a lot with age.. The grouper I'm hoping to be able to keep.. I'm researching DIY plywood tanks so I can make a custom one..
Sweet! I just know snappers grow insanely fast as my lfs had one and in half a year it tripled in size
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Got a new trigger.. 5" Niger Trigger.. Acclimated him, put him in with my eels.. Came home and found him inside my white mouth's stomach, as you can see in the picture.. At least I know how big my grouper and snapper has to be before I put them in..
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ID:	234570 On a side note, got four yellow tailed damsels to use as feeders as well.. I was hoping they would distract the eels from the trigger.. That obviously didn't work.. But turns out the lobster was the first one to get one of the damsels.. It's holding half of one in the picture..
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That's disgusting.
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