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Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by Wlachnit, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Vice President

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    Yup. I have certainly experienced that. But, at least I get to enjoy neat cords for a week!


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    Since the tank sits at 42", I had to setup a scaffold between 2 ladders. This made it a lot easier to scape compared to when I first set the system many years ago. Unfortunately, I forgot to take pics while I was scaping, but I should point out that even with all the pre-work I did on aquascaping, some of it didn’t stay together and I forgot how some of it went together. So, It doesn’t look quite like what I had anticipated. I had tried to follow the rule of thirds, the golden rectangle, etc., when designing the scape,. But, now that it is altogether in the DT, I see that I broke a lot of these rules. Ah well….as the corals grow in, it probably won’t matter.[​IMG]
     
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    Here is a FTS. I did lose a couple of colonies during this process....my CITR Red Dragon and a big red Monti Digi. I think when I moved them to my temporary holding tank for a couple of weeks, my lighting was not dialed in, which then also impacted my Alk. So, they both RTNd.

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    There is still a lot of stuff to do behind the scenes, such as final wiring, plumbing, etc. tough to do when there is an active reef that I have to make sure doesn't get too disturbed.
     
  4. roostertech

    roostertech reef noob

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    Lol you know it get serious when there is scaffolding involved.
     
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    Wlachnit Vice President

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    I HAD a pair of orange spotted gobies in quarantine and was just a few days away from adding to my big display when I found one on the floor. Bummer. I forgot to put the lid on the night before after feeding them. Now I just have the one. Not nearly as interesting as having a pair. Not sure how easy it is to get one to pair up?[​IMG]
     
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    Bummer
    It's was probably the healthiest
    I hate when that happens
     
  7. Wlachnit

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    I know. It was the one that was eating more and not as shy. It was heartbreaking cuz I really like the idea of having fish pairs.
     
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    That sucks. It is easy to sex them to get a replacement?
     
  9. Wlachnit

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    This is a summary of the changes I made.

    BEFORE AFTER
    1. Tank:
    Before: TruVue Acrylic
    After: *CDA Starfire

    2. Overflows:
    Before: Dual Internal w/ 1" Durso
    After: *Dual 20" GhostSynergy w/ BeanAnimal

    3. Returns:
    Before: Two 3/4"
    After: *Four 3/4"

    4. Return Pump:
    Before: Reeflo Dart
    After: *Vectra L1 and DC Current 1500

    5. Flow:
    Before: 2 MP 40s, two MJ1200
    After: *Three MP40s, Two Gyre XF150s

    6. Lighting:
    Before: 3 250w MH + 2 T5
    After: *6 Kessil 360we + 2 T5

    7. Alk control:
    Before: Manual dosing
    After: *Neptune DOS & 2 Part

    8. PO4 control:
    Before: GFO, macroalgae
    After: *GFO, macroalgae

    9. NO3 control:
    Beofre: DSB
    After: *MarinePure Ceramic blocks, BioPellet Reactor

    10. Aquascaping:
    Before: Foam wall and stacked LR
    After: *Glued and doweled LR. More open space

    11. Skimmer:
    Before: Internal ASM 250
    After: *Recirculating Reeflo 250EXT
     
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  10. Wlachnit

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    I have no idea.
     
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    I have a Lineatus Wrasse (C. lineatus), Blue Sided Wrasse (C. cyanopleura), and a Timor Wrasse (H. timorensis) in QT. They will join the other wrasses already in my DT in 8 days.

    Flame Wrasse (C. jordani) pair
    Clown head Fairy Wrasse (C. solorensis)
    Exquisite Fairy Wrasse (C. exquisitus)
     
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    Pretty awesome
     
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    I successfully added the three wrasses to my DT which I am happy about. However, I just had a labouti Wrasse carpet surf that was in observation together with a rhomboid Wrasse (along with a couple of butterfly and Toby puffers). That was the second one that jumped out despite the tank being covered.

    Anyway, the rhomboid's fins are a bit tattered. Anyone know if these will heal and grow back? My guess is that it depends how bad the damage is?


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    Find will grow back. Mind sometimes get fin tattered from fighting with other wrasses.


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    Thanks. At first I thought it was the two wrasses fighting which they probably were. But, I have now noticed that the butterfly fish have some damaged fins as well. So not sure now. I was away for three days so I didn't get to observe them. At any rate, I'm now pulling the rhomboid and will QT with TTM, then put him into the DT.
     
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    I had a Rhomboid in my observation tank and it looks like he got a bit beat up by some of the others judging from his fins. Anyway, I pulled him out to put him in my QT and TTM. Doing well and eating everything. 3 more days and he'll go into my DT.

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    Sweet I love Rhombroids.


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    Looks like you have similar wrasse collection as me


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    Yes, been following your build and I have noticed that. What is your current Wrasse collection?
     
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    Lineatus supermale, Rhombroids supermale, Rhombroids submale, Katoi male, flame supermale, bruuneus male. I lost my magma and pintail as wells as my erlie.


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