Gimmito's 450 gal L-shaped tank

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by gimmito, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I'm jealous!
    What clowns are in there now?
    Do you still have the "naked"?
     
  2. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Now I know I gave you more than 6 anemones, or did you just pick out the larger ones? :D
     
  3. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

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  4. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Glad to hear the tank is doing well - Happy new year bud! It's an even one!
     
  5. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I just picked out the larger ones. :D The smaller ones are going to new homes.
     
  6. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Sup C...Happy new years to you too. We're going to Boston this year to check out the
    G-men make their title run.
     
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  7. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    Sadly no more naked. I'm thinking of getting some buckshots or the like.
     
  8. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    FTS? Those corals must have grown out a little by now!
     
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  9. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    If you do
    Keep me posted
    I'm looking for midnight and or dominos
     
  10. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    will do.
     
  11. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

  12. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

  13. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I see that the population has changed over time
    Fish looking phat and happy!
     
  14. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    I have a large coris wrasse and marine beta that didn't come out for the video. Unfortunately I lost a few yellow tangs (except one), potters angel, clownfish, & my trio of Japanese swallow tails during the ich outbreak of '15. :(
     
  15. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I feel your fish loss pain
    Onward and upward
    Feed the fish, change some water
    May this year be better than the last
    Best fishes to ya
     
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  16. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    YES!!!! Jim, the tank looks great. LOVE the monster sailfin! Congrats!


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  17. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

    The culprit of the ich outbreak was a multicolor angel that was added to the main display a bit to early...a expensive and heartbreaking lesson.

    I might be getting rid of the coris and marbled wrasse so I can add more clowns, smaller wrasses, some dither fish, & maybe some bellus or wantanabes angels.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
  18. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member


    Hey Kris!

    The tank is always a work in progress. Yes...the sailfin is definitely a "fillet
    able " size.
     
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  19. gimmito

    gimmito Supporting Member

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    Update on the sulfur denitrator. I'm getting a reading of 10 ppm or less. I also increased the drip rate to 4-5 drips per second. I suspect the rapid drop in nitrates is due to the fact there was already existing bacteria in the water from the carbon dosing.
     
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2016
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  20. xcaret

    xcaret Supporting Member

    I really liked the sulfur based denitrator, that's what took care of nitrates in my tank, just keep an eye for any clogs in the effluent or your wife will be really mad, your kids would probably be blaming each other...
    I opted for a reactor fed from the drain; power supply issues and old fused based wiring at home limited the amps I was able to draw so I sold the Midwest unit to Ed.
    I think you may not experience a clogged reactor maybe due to the recirculating pump but just keep an eye on it.
    Is that a xenia forest on the right of the tank?
     

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