AquaPod Frog House

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Mr. Ugly, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Cleaned up the 12g Aquapod this weekend and moved a few things over.

    Frogfish is in the 12g now, and the cubicle tanks are shut down.

    I put in a few types of random hitchhiker sponges. I think it would be cool to have a sponge collection reef :D

    Might as well use them for extra filtration since there's no skimmer on the tank.

    A few pics...



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  2. iani

    iani Guest

    Looks good Norm.
     
  3. badbread

    badbread Guest

    Very cool, what are those green blobs?

    ** Nevermind, sponges
     
  4. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Looking great so far, Norm. Which species of frog is that?
     
  5. looks great norm. :)
     
  6. Elite

    Elite Guest

    Cool.. Where are your other ones?? He/She looks kinda lonely :p
     
  7. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Thanks guys.

    Eric, that one looks like Antennarius pictus to me.

    http://www.frogfish.ch/species-arten/Antennarius-pictus.html

    Phong, I only have the one now.

    Kind of risky to have more than one in the same tank. It would be cool to try breeding them again, but it's a TON of work to raise the larvae. If I ever have too much free time.... :D
     
  8. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    The 12g Aquapod runs 2x27 watt bulbs.

    Turns out that you can get 24g Aquapod ballasts and run 2x32 watt.

    For some reason, Pet Mountain has the 32 watt ballasts for super cheap compared to other places.

    http://www.petmountain.com/product/aquarium-ballast/512042/current-usa-replacment-ballast-32-watt.html

    The stock setup is 1 dual daylight, and 1 dual actinic.

    My dual actinic burned out, so the plan is to upgrade and run 32w dual daylight, and 32w daylight/actinic for more PAR. Probably will run the ballasts remotely for less heat under the canopy.
     
  9. bluevoodoo

    bluevoodoo Guest

    Very cool
     
  10. Rick778

    Rick778 Guest

    Liking it!
     
  11. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Such a cute frogfish! Kind of looks like a sponge too. :)
     
  12. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    That frogfish is so ugly he's cute! :D
     
  13. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Haha...

    Now this one probably is the ugliest one I've kept.

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  14. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Wow...I want to give him my shaving blade....haha
     
  15. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Hehe... that would be a "her" :D
     
  16. drdoolittle

    drdoolittle Guest

    wow those the coolest fish.. :D very nice set up Norm
     
  17. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    I was too busy looking at the frogfish, but is that the RBTA?
     
  18. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    Hi Lyn

    Yah, that's the one. I had just moved it to the tank that evening. So it might not look too happy.

    Seems to like that spot though. Ate a couple times already.

    Have some more lighting that's supposed to be showing up this evening.
     
  19. Mr. Ugly

    Mr. Ugly Past President

    UPS came by at 9:30pm.

    Didn't realize they delivered that late.

    Swapped in the 32w ballasts and bulbs.

    Bright!

    :D
     
  20. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Where did you order your ballast?
     

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