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Old 08/27/2007, 02:08 AM
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Old 08/27/2007, 02:08 AM
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The water would be pumped up from a common return area.

Actually, the corals would benefit from the fish as their food and poop can be used by the corals for growth. As long as your reef stays within healthy parameters, the frag tank should do well.

Then again, if you put pests in your frag tank, they can migrate to the reef, so there is that risk. In that case, you'll want independent systems but keeping both stable can be challenging. Combining the water volume tends to be quite stabilizing. You just need to quarantine new arrivals including any corals or frags to avoid introducing pests into your reef.
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Old 08/27/2007, 02:25 AM
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Congrats NG and melev on the split!

(Marc planned it that way)

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Old 08/27/2007, 02:33 AM
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I think that happened in another thread not too long ago.
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Old 08/27/2007, 02:36 AM
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The water would be pumped up from a common return area.

Actually, the corals would benefit from the fish as their food and poop can be used by the corals for growth. As long as your reef stays within healthy parameters, the frag tank should do well.

Then again, if you put pests in your frag tank, they can migrate to the reef, so there is that risk. In that case, you'll want independent systems but keeping both stable can be challenging. Combining the water volume tends to be quite stabilizing. You just need to quarantine new arrivals including any corals or frags to avoid introducing pests into your reef.
Hmm... this could be fun. Maybe I should start trying to plan that then... that way we could have a cool prop tank for some stuff.

Now you're really in for the questions :P
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Old 08/27/2007, 02:36 AM
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Congrats NG and melev on the split!

(Marc planned it that way)

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Thank you Spleen =) And thanks for your help as always!
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Old 08/27/2007, 02:54 AM
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good looking tank, Im digging what you did with the lighting...Im working on a 90g (36x24x24) and when its all up and running my main fish will be a pbt! thanks for all the documentation on what you went through with him!!!
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Old 08/27/2007, 03:08 AM
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Blah, okay here is another recap since the split.

Equipment List:

75g AGA MegaFlow
AGA Modern Canopy & Stand
2 x 150MH Phoenix 14k Bulbs Inside Reef Optix III Fixtures
150+ Pounds Figi Premium LR
40 Pounds Aragonite Sand
29g Sump w/Fuge
Mag 5 Return
ASM G3 Skimmer
Jager 250w Heater
2 x Tunze NanoStream 6045s

Livestock List:

2 x Ora Black False Perculas - Eight Ball & Orca
Powder Blue Tang - Ocean
Zebra Eel - Oreo
Purple Firefish
Six Line Wrasse
Mandarin
Fire Shrimp
Purple Lobster
Misc Crabs & Snails & Stars

Coral List:

Fire & Ice Zoas
Watermellon Zoas
Sour Apple Zoas
Cotton Candy Zoas
Bam Bam Zoas
Eagle Eye Zoas
Artic Zoas
Orange Zoas
Cherry Zoas
Blue Zoas
Teal & Yellow Zoas
Pink Birdsnest
Frogspawn x Hammer
Orange & Purple Ricordea
Blue Ricordea
Blue/Green Open Brain
Orange Plate
Red Mushrooms
Blue & Purple Mushrooms
Blue Mushrooms
Iridescent Mushrooms
Blue Candycane


Powder Blue Tang - Ocean (being removed to a 125+)





Zebra Eel - Oreo



Misc corals.



Teal & Yellow Zoas



RBTA.



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Old 08/27/2007, 03:10 AM
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good looking tank, Im digging what you did with the lighting...Im working on a 90g (36x24x24) and when its all up and running my main fish will be a pbt! thanks for all the documentation on what you went through with him!!!
Thanks You're welcome.
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Old 08/27/2007, 03:18 AM
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Old 08/27/2007, 03:21 AM
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Thanks! =)
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Old 08/27/2007, 06:52 AM
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Woohoo!!

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Old 08/27/2007, 07:50 AM
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I love ur powder blue tang just wanted to know how u got rid of his black ich and do u think he can be put in a powder blue and a lined tang can be kept in a 90 gallon well. other name for lined tang is fine lined tang this tang has orange spots on its face. Just wanted to know what u think because u have a powder blue. Also how to u post pictures
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Old 08/27/2007, 07:53 AM
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Nice looking tank NG-

One Q
Thats 150 lbs of LR>?? Ive got 75-85lbs in my 75 and it looks like twice the amount of your tank. Funny how that is.
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Old 08/27/2007, 09:57 AM
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Cool NG...Good update..Looking good as always..
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Old 08/27/2007, 09:59 AM
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Beautiful as always NG. Love the pics of Ocean
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Old 08/27/2007, 02:00 PM
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Congrats on yet another split!

Do I hear rumors of nanogurl and a 125+ tank? Is this going to be in addition to the 75g or are you upgrading?

Other than a new home for Ocean...any other ideas swimming in your head about what you're going to put in the new tank?

I'll be the first to request an in-tank mermaid shot when you leak test the new tank
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Old 08/27/2007, 05:26 PM
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Here is an idea... It would save you on lighting and space. You want a sump in your basement and a frag tank.. correct? How about making this all one tank. Either a rubbermaid tub or try and find a used 6 foot tank. Go to a glass place and have them cut dividers for you. Have the drain go into a section with MH lights and egg crate for the frags. Then the next set of sections would be just like a normal sump. The MH lights would give enough lighting in the other sections for any algae you want to grow. This way you get the benefits of a larger water volume but without having to buy extra heaters, skimmer, and pumps. Or I'm sure Marc will custom make you one out of acrylic.
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Old 08/27/2007, 05:44 PM
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Does your zebra eel give you ant problems with your clowns or shrimp?
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Old 08/27/2007, 06:07 PM
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Wow, gone for a few days and BAM , another split...Congrats NanoGurl

Your fish and corals all look healthy and happy, very good recovery job with the FW and Black ich problems.

Can't wait to see what's next
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Old 08/27/2007, 06:52 PM
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Woohoo!!

Grats!
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Old 08/27/2007, 06:59 PM
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I love ur powder blue tang just wanted to know how u got rid of his black ich and do u think he can be put in a powder blue and a lined tang can be kept in a 90 gallon well. other name for lined tang is fine lined tang this tang has orange spots on its face. Just wanted to know what u think because u have a powder blue. Also how to u post pictures
Thank you. I would not put a PBT in a 4' tank (75 or 90 or 120) long term. I got mine at about 3" to raise him up in my 75 which I think is fine.. but he will need a larger tank within a year probably. I bought him knowing that I was going to goto a 6' tank when we move next March. I would not keep my PBT in anything under 6' once he matured. I was even thinking of going to a 8' tank just bc of that.

The black ich was awful and really frustrating. I had to fresh water dip him 3 times to get rid of it and I got lucky nobody else did. I also keep my temps higher then most do on purpose to help him. It really seems to make a difference so far.

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Old 08/27/2007, 07:06 PM
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Nice looking tank NG-

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Thats 150 lbs of LR>?? Ive got 75-85lbs in my 75 and it looks like twice the amount of your tank. Funny how that is.
Thanks!

Yea, that question has come up before... It probably isn't 150 anymore. I have some in my sump which I added into that, but I think everyone agreed that it wasn't 150 and I am going to try and weigh it when I break it down to move so we can all know how much it really was.

But, there is actually quite a bit more then it looks from the front, as the back and corners have a lot that are hidden for my eel to go in and out of. It's probably closer to 100 to 125 but 150 is what the LFS told me =)
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Old 08/27/2007, 07:07 PM
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Cool NG...Good update..Looking good as always..
Thanks! =)
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Old 08/27/2007, 07:08 PM
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Beautiful as always NG. Love the pics of Ocean
Thanks =) Me too, he's so cool. He always comes to the front to say hi to me when I walk by. Actually, the entire crew does.. they follow me from the right to left when I walk by thinking they will get food lol. It's funny.
 

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