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Location: Golden, CO
PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 11:55 pm
For now just a summary of the system. We will see how I integrate the RA into the system.

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360g Eurobraced Glass Tank 8'x3'x2'H
120g Eurobraced Glass Sump
(4) 250w SE 20k Ushio Halides (will go back to radium bulbs within next few months)
(4) 54w T5 Blue+ Tek Retrofit
(2) 160w VHO Super Actinic
(1) Mp60wes
(3) Mp40wes (will swap 1 for another mp60 soon)
Reeflo Dart Return Pump
Precision Marine XL1 skimmer modified with SWC Askoll 1500 pinwheel pump
MRC CR2-Dual Calcium Reactor - Aquarium Plants Electronic Regulator - ColeParmer Peristaltic Pump
NextReef SMR1-XL with 2000ml N/P Bio Pellets
Vertex UF20 with BRS Lignite Carbon
(2) TLF 1500 with BRS HC GFO
6 Stage 75gpd RO - Auto Membrane Flush - Dual DI - 5g Reservoir
AutoTopOff.com Dual Float Switch - Low Voltage Option
ColeParmer Peristaltic ATO pump
Aquamedic Kalkwasser Stirrer 1000

Frag System
Glass Cages 50g Long
(2) AI LED Fixtures
MP40w
Plumbed into Sump

Anemone System
All Glass 40g Breeder
250w 14K Pheonix DE HQI
MP40w
3/4" Sea Swirl
Plumbed into Sump

Water Change
120g Ace Roto Mold Food Grade Container
Iwaki MD-55RLT

Build Thread
http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1270270

Current Fish Stock List
Powder Brown Tang
Hippo Tang
Yellow Tang
Mimmic Tang
Vlamingi Tang
Fowleri Tang
Watnabee Male Angel
Watnabee Female Angel
Zebra Male Angel
Swallow Female Angel
Chelmon Marginalis Butterfly
Long Nose Butterfly
Flame Hawk
Occeleris Female
Percula Male
Magnificent Foxface
6 Line Wrasse
Female Melenaurus Wrasse
Yellow Coris Wrasse
6 Female Lyretail Anthias
1 Male Lyretail Anthias


Food
Roggers Complete Reef Food
Hakari Mysis
PE Mysis
SFB Plankton
Formula 1 Frozen
Formula 2 Frozen
Nori
NLS Pellet
NLS Flake
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:53 am
beautiful.

curt

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 9:40 am
Very nice!!!
Do you have any problems with angels picking your corals?
I love those suckers but hate their taste for corals.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:50 pm
Thanks! :)

Generally the Genicanthus Sp. are reef safe. Naturally they are plankton eaters. Unfortunately they are a bit pricey and harder to come across especially for the males and/or good specimens. Their natural habitat can be deeper then 130ft so they are hard to catch and require a diver with exceptional skill. The price is justified though after hearing what is involved to get these fish back to us.

Check out some of the available species of this genus. As they age and are well fed the males tend to develop crazy long streamers. Be careful, once you get one... the hunt is on for your next. Very active and require a larger tank. My two males get along well and spend a LOT of time chasing the females. Due to being so active they require a lot of food. Consider them similar to Anthias as far as feeding requirements are concerned. They are pigs and produce a lot of waste. If you see one and like it, buy it. It could be a good while before you see it again.

http://www.wetwebmedia.com/marine/fishe ... nicanthus/
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:16 pm
Recorded dinner last night.

Hope you enjoy :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MxTuxz9Pw4
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:24 pm
Well last night I ended up in the ER. I was cleaning my right overflow of palys and used hot water to clean the grating. This vaporized palytoxin that was in the palys which I then inhaled.

I got lucky. Could have been a whole lot worse.

1 gram of palytoxin can kill 80 people or a million mice. Just something to keep in mind.

I got careless over the years and it almost did me in. Educate yourselves and please wear protective gear when working in your tank.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:31 pm
Oh Boy!!
Glad to hear you are doing ok.
Roberto.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:33 pm
Thanks :)
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:32 am
Zoa's are bad too :/ glad to hear your alright!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:10 pm
Yup zoas are bad as well and there have actually been some recent finds that the toxin can actually migrate to almost anything within close proximity.

On another note. Just got news of my hospital bill... $8600. Those were some expensive green palys :x
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