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

  1. Gablami

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    I added my Achilles last, but really he is super chill. The least aggressive of my tangs (granted the other two are a yellow and a purple). You just never know with fish I think.


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  2. sfsuphysics

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    I'm not sure I would do an Achilles, I've always fancied the mimic lemon peel, might be just different enough shape that the yellow ignores it. Tangs are fun fish, but I always feel that once you have the necessary herbivore collection you should quit, let those fewer big guys kind of rule the tank and keep smaller fish in order. I got a yellow, purple, kole, and tomini in my 300g pond, also got a foxface but I'm not happy with him :D
     
  3. Wlachnit

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    Just got home after 5 days and found my Exquisite wrasse on top of my screen cover :(. I have someone to come in and feed my fish and he must not have slid the screen back correctly one day...even though the screen was in the right place when I got home. Well...at least it was one of my less expensive wrasses....and not my Rhomboid.
     
  4. Flagg37

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    It's amazing how they can find the smallest hole to jump through.
     
  5. Wlachnit

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    No kidding! I always wonder how wrasses can manage to do that.
     
  6. Wlachnit

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    I am a big fan of adding fish in multiples when it makes sense and its possible. I have had my eyes on this species for some time. I just got this trio of captive-bred fanged (Meiacanthus grammistes) from LA/DD. First time ordering livestock online since I always support my LFS when it comes to livestock. They are now sitting in my QT undergoing Prazi and TTM together with a yellow eyed Kole Tang.
     
  7. Wlachnit

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  8. scuzy

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    Good luck they look nice.
     
  9. Wlachnit

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    Finally got them to start eating on Day 3. I had been trying Mysis, tiny pellets, chopped sponge/tunicate. Looks they are going for the Mysis, which makes sense since tthey feed on tiny crustaceans in the wild. although being captive raised, my bet is that they should eat pellets regularly. The Prazi most likely impacted their apetite.
     
  10. Wlachnit

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    As part of my rebuild, I had plumbed a line out to my "fish closet" out in the garage which is about 12-15 ft away. That is where I've had my mixing station. The intent was to have my reactors setup out there rather than under the tank to minimize water splashing in the house and make it easier to swap out media. Anyway, I run a biopellet reactor which requires a lot of flow to keep the pellets tumbling. But, I couldn't get enough flow to make them tumble. Sure, enough, I have not been able to get my NO3 below 25ppm. My GFO reactor requires a lot less flow and PO4 have been staying below 0.04ppm. So, I completely under estimated how much friction loss I was going to have pumping water from one of my return pumps (Vectra L1) out to the closet. I ran 1" PVC... It would have helped if I had run 1 1/4" or even 1 1/2"....ah well.

    So, I replumbed my biopellet reactor so that I could run it under the DT in the sump. The output is now going directly to feed my skimmer. this should be a much better setup. And unlike other reactors such as GAC or GFO, I only need to change this out every 6 months or so.... I had considered changing to carbon dosing, but I have had good success running biopellets.

    There is no room outside of the sump...so I had to place it in the sump.

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  11. Flagg37

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    Looks like that's under the staircase?
     
  12. Wlachnit

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    haha...yes it is. it's tiny and cramped and the closet doesn't back up to the tank. But better than nothing. I had to run several lines under the crawlspace to make this work. My initial idea a few years ago was to actually put the sump out there. But, I received a lot of advice that I would end up with a disaster because the drain from the DT would eventually get an airlock..
     
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    Some current tank shots with my iPhone....Need to borrow my daughter's DSLR....gotta learn how to use it first.

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    I see a couple spots for corals. Better fill em now before everything grows on more! Looking good. Especially like a couple of those chalices. Emerald mummy eye? Pink one too.
     
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  18. Wlachnit

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    Hmmm....You think? The spot you may be thinking of is taking up by a couple of anemones that had gone to sleep for the night.
     
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    It's crazy how fast we run out of room even in big tanks!
     
  20. dswong01

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    I added a Achilles tang recently and he was harrashed by the king of the tank the powder blue for a week but the aggression subsided. The powder blue was never fast enough to get him. Now the swim side by side. Was lucky to get the achilles from a established tank. He eats like a pig and loves nori on clip and also eating reef nutrion flakes. I have found that adding tangs together will reduce a lot of the aggression.
     

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