Fishme Andy's 160g

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by fishme, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. fishme

    fishme Guest

    It's a "bit" late, but here is my tank's thread.

    This is a custom built glass tank - 160 gallons mixed reefs with 40g sump

    Most of the stuffs here (half of the LR, skimmer, return pump) are from Elite's 50g tank and my previous 90g tank.

    return pump - PanWorld with 4-way OM super squirt
    skimmer - Euroreef CS8-2
    pumps - Tunze 6055, (2) Koralia 4
    lighting: Sunlight Supply ballast with two 250w 20k Radium bulbs

    Aug 07 - water cycle completed
    Sep 07 - transferred LS from a 90 gal

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/DSC04148.jpg[/img]

    Feb 08 - added a purple tang & a blue tang from Pulpol (Paul).
    - added a ReefTek Kalk Reactor

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/IMG_1027.jpg[/img]
     
  2. robert4025

    robert4025 Sponsor

    Very nice, Andy. I've never use Radium bulb before but from the look of it from your last pic, the colors are amazing. Seems to be much more true than the crappy XM 20K I used to have.
     
  3. Elite

    Elite Guest

    It's never too late Andy.. :D .. Whatzup with the K pump pointing down??
     
  4. fishme

    fishme Guest

    There was a rose there...try to push him away from that side of a tank. Luckily, he moved to a small rock, which I traded for some nice pieced of SPS with Jimmy.
     
  5. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Looks nice, Andy. Does your flame angel pick on your corals?
     
  6. fishme

    fishme Guest

    [quote author=xinumaster link=topic=6095.msg77334#msg77334 date=1233168894]
    Looks nice, Andy. Does your flame angel pick on your corals?
    [/quote]

    Very fortunate that he didn't pick on any of my corals like what I have heard. He has been with me more than 3 years now. Flame angel and purple tang are two of my favorite fish.
     
  7. fishme

    fishme Guest

    a couple shots of my tank taken on Jan 09

    [img width=1000 height=661]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/DSC_0886.jpg[/img]

    [img width=1000 height=665]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/_DSC0594.jpg[/img]
     
  8. fishme

    fishme Guest

    These green paly spread all over the center spot. Start out with 10-15 polyps, now I have hundred :( How can I stop them?...I put a couple small rocks there (2x3) to stop the invasion about 5 months ago, now at least 15 polyps on each rock. They will be at the swap this Sat.

    [img width=1000 height=661]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/DSC_1181.jpg[/img]
     
  9. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    Tank looks great. What kind of fairy wrasse is that in your second picture ?
     
  10. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    [quote author=fishme link=topic=6095.msg80628#msg80628 date=1234428965]
    These green paly spread all over the center spot. Start out with 10-15 polyps, now I have hundred :( How can I stop them?...I put a couple small rocks there (2x3) to stop the invasion about 5 months ago, now at least 15 polyps on each rock. They will be at the swap this Sat.

    [/quote]
    What ever you do don't boil the rock inside the house!! :D

    Seriously though, you can't stop them, they will grow over everything, only way I've contained them in my soft tank is the anemones I think can hold them at bay. Remove the rock is possible, and find ways to destroy them!
     
  11. fishme

    fishme Guest

    [quote author=tapmorf link=topic=6095.msg80635#msg80635 date=1234453245]
    Tank looks great. What kind of fairy wrasse is that in your second picture ?
    [/quote]

    Those are anthias. I don't have any wrasse. I used to have 2 fairy wrasses, and they jumped out of the tank :(
     
  12. fishme

    fishme Guest

    [quote author=sfsuphysics link=topic=6095.msg80637#msg80637 date=1234454055]
    [quote author=fishme link=topic=6095.msg80628#msg80628 date=1234428965]
    These green paly spread all over the center spot. Start out with 10-15 polyps, now I have hundred :( How can I stop them?...I put a couple small rocks there (2x3) to stop the invasion about 5 months ago, now at least 15 polyps on each rock. They will be at the swap this Sat.

    [/quote]
    What ever you do don't boil the rock inside the house!! :D

    Seriously though, you can't stop them, they will grow over everything, only way I've contained them in my soft tank is the anemones I think can hold them at bay. Remove the rock is possible, and find ways to destroy them!

    [/quote]

    I can't take out that rock :( I put a Frogspawn there so they can't go to the left hand side...it works...I think. I am not sure that the Frogspawn string them or they do not get enough light
     
  13. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Very nice tank!

    Are those corals you stuck to the back wall? What kind?
     
  14. fishme

    fishme Guest

    Those are just some normal common cap (red & idaho grape cap) that I clued it to "aqua-mags"

    http://www.aqua-mags.com/product.php

    I learned this trick from Tongao
     
  15. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    Neat! I've wondered if you could grow coral on the sides of the glass. It sure would increase flow and space for fish. Thanks for sharing. :D
     
  16. tapmorf

    tapmorf Guest

    [quote author=fishme link=topic=6095.msg77297#msg77297 date=1233126214]
    Feb 08 - added a purple tang & a blue tang from Pulpol (Paul).
    - added a ReefTek Kalk Reactor

    [img width=1000 height=750]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/IMG_1027.jpg[/img]

    [/quote]

    I was referring to this photo, the purplish fish is a wrasse right :)
    Was just curious what type it was.
     
  17. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse?
     
  18. xinumaster

    xinumaster Guest

    [quote author=fishme link=topic=6095.msg80715#msg80715 date=1234471513]
    [quote author=tapmorf link=topic=6095.msg80635#msg80635 date=1234453245]
    Tank looks great. What kind of fairy wrasse is that in your second picture ?
    [/quote]

    Those are anthias. I don't have any wrasse. I used to have 2 fairy wrasses, and they jumped out of the tank :(
    [/quote]

    You do have wrasse. I see a six line wrasse on this picture.

    [img width=1000 height=665]http://i336.photobucket.com/albums/n339/hazelbrook/_DSC0594.jpg[/img]
     
  19. fishme

    fishme Guest

    [quote author=xinumaster link=topic=6095.msg80831#msg80831 date=1234489705]
    Lubbock's Fairy Wrasse?
    [/quote]

    I believed it was mystery wrasse. I had a mystery and a leopard. both gone!!!

    I still have a sixline from Phong ... forgot it's a wrasse :)
     
  20. Lyn

    Lyn Guest

    This is like playing "Where's Waldo". How come I can't find it?
     

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