EnderTurtle's 40 gallon breeder LPS

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Enderturtle, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. RobMcC

    RobMcC Guest

    I've cured live rock before using bleach (I actually did it one rock at a time in a running reef with SPS with no ill effects). Unfortunately in this current case I can't cure, as the tank came with fish and some brown coral and is too small to cope with uncured rock. It was more the scrubbing down of the rock which I may follow, as I've never really had hair algae before now. Anyway, i'll stop taking up your tank journal with my problems and start my own... :).
     
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  2. Merith

    Merith Guest

    Wonderful build thread man, super informative. Can't wait for an update with more pics as well ;)
     
  3. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Alright heres an update on the Satelite Frag Tank.

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    [ IMG_0501.JPG ] Who doesn't like doing plumbing work? Its soooo much fun ;[ Honestly though it is fun to put water in the tank and see that it works.

    I've got this thing plumbed to my main tank.

    [ IMG_0502.JPG ] Top down look.

    [ IMG_0504.JPG ] Herbie overflow is the besttttt. Mainly because I dont have the space or dedication for bean animal overflow. The herbie suits my needs. Quiet and the emergency drain works perfect.

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    We've got water folks! Waiting on my kessil gooseneck which should be coming soon.

    Finally I can get the stupid frag racks out of my display tank and actually do an aqua scape for my poor ricordea garden.

    My plan is to have a small frog fish in here :D The guardian of my frag racks. And maybe a huge sixline for pest control which might become food one day for the frogfish but not until he gets big.
     
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  4. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    so what's all those pipes for? I gather it's sharing the sump, one return pump, 1 to sump, 1 emergency overflow?
     
  5. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yup one system easy maintenance.
     
  6. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Looking good! Don't you have a 3rd chamber? Y can't you use that for Bean Animal?
     
  7. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Unfamiliar with the beananimal. Im happy with herbie so I did it.

    Plus one more pipe into the sump = less sump space
     
  8. Corallus

    Corallus BAR Sponsorship Coordinator

    Having a frogfish in a frag tank like that would be awesome. I was in Santa Rosa a couple of weeks ago and stopped by Caesar's tropical fish, and they had a sold black one that started to make me rethink my tank inhabitants...
     
  9. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    7/12/2015 Full Tank Shot

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    See that gap on the left side of my tank? I through out a pretty big piece of live rock to make room for a temporary frag rack to house the grow-out frags for our grow-out contests. Now I can finally remove that rack and have a nice aqua scape. And there's a dolphin pet village BTA sitting in that plastic cup. :) more updates later

    Got the mini frag tank up and running.

    Lit by the Kessil160WE. No powerhead.

    One issue I didn't think about plumbing a small frag tank like this to my main tank would be the amount of flow going into the frag tank. I reduced the nozzle flow rate just enough to have decent water turnover from SUMP to Fragtank but any higher and the frags would get too much flow.

    Good thing I have the locline valve in place.

    Definitely like having a frag tank for those frags that I dont have time to glue down and for setting up grow-out competitions.
     

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  10. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Some new goodies for the tank.

    Some unnamed rainbow zoas from Aquatic Collection. If you're into zoas, I recommend going there and picking these up ASAP while they still have frags.
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    My rainbow acan from the BAR LFS Day Tour event. Looking good Neptune Aquatics!
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    New frogfish for the frag tank! From Aquatic Collection.
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    Spoiler: He doesn't eat the shrimp in this video. He ate it shortly after but I didn't record it.
     
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2015
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  11. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    My frog fish eats frozen silversides! :eek:

    Hooray for not having to feed live food all the time!:D
     
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2015
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  12. Anhit

    Anhit Supporting Member

    Nice Mike! I always thought frogfish were cool but dont have the right tank to house one.
     
  13. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Yeah bro lol they will eat your clownfish, any fish they can fit in their mouth! Even other frogfish.
     
  14. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Find a breeder to take and feed all their culled fish to him.
     
  15. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

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    Seduction People Eaters
    • Origin: California Reef Co.
    • I think it's neat how the adult polyp takes on this bright sky blue color while the younger polyps have this Agave People Eater look to them. I'm betting once they get bigger they will take on more of the Sky Blue color. It will be neat tracking this color change.

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    Pink Lemonade Acro
    • Origin: Ros_coe from BAR Frag Swap 2015
    • Picture doesnt do this thing justice. Bright lime green with red polyps! Polyp extension is crazy long. You know it came from a well established SPS tank. Let's see how brown I can turn this thing!!! :cool:

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    Rose Nebula Zoa (OFTEN mistaken for Tyree Space Monsters)
    • Origin: Mr. Poletti
    • Skirt becomes gray if it gets too much light
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    CRC Gold Mauls
    • Origin: California Reef Co.
    • Love the splattered black on this orange. Gives it the "maul" look.
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    I am a zoa nerd.
    • Supermans, Chiquitas, Electric Oompa Loompas, Aquatic Collection Rainbow Zoas. Lol and the purple/green encrusting stuff is the base of a Acropora that I ripped out.

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    Also a ricordea nerd. The blue ricordea florida was one of my first corals from the BAR New Hobbyist Workshop. I haven't seen a blue ricordea florida in a while.

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    Frog fish be like MOVE CORALS!!!
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2015
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  16. muhli

    muhli Guest

    I'm really digging your seduction people eaters and rose nebula zoa
     
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  17. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

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    Vicious Vixens
    • Origin: Legendary Corals at BAR Frag Swap 2015
    • Really digging that yellow ring in the green mouth. Pretty bright colors too!
     
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  18. nly04

    nly04 Guest

    Did you pick up any flame tip, sunburst or lemondrop last time you went to LA?
     
  19. Enderturtle

    Enderturtle Volunteer

    Nah. The anemone in the ricordea picture is suppose to be a cc flame tip i bought during their recent sale, but they sent me a discolored one. Suppose to get a replacement soon.

    MG= 1290
    Ca=390
    Alk=7.3
     
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2015
  20. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    I can give you my left over muriatic acid when I acid cooked my rock. Does wonders and KILLS anything and makes your rock ( SANITIZED ) of any pests and hitchhickers before you place it in your tank.
     

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