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Great job on the photos and the tank is looking great too!


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Are you running fishless so far?


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I see a yellow tang in one of the shots.
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I actually have a half - dozen fish in there:



The afore - mentioned 4" Yellow Tang and a Cleaner Wrasse



A 4.5" Naso Tang



An Orange Shouldered Pygmy Angel



And a pair of juvi Tomato Clowns (Jackie, your anemone has already made a couple of friends Wink)




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Very nice.


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Awesome glad it is doing well. I really like those tomato clowns:)
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Looks great Bob!!! Did you get those leaks fixed?
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Yes, Paul, sealed the 2 leaks just fine
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Here's an update shot. Took it w/ the iPhone right before lights out tonight.

First livestock went in on March 7th

As of today (April 4th) have 6 fish and over 40 corals in there:





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Looks awesome! I love the look of halides!
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Stuff looks good in your tank.  I am glad you picked some stuff up

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Shelby -
 
Everything I got from you is doing real well.
 
 
Between you, Nick, and Mark - probably 80% of the coral I have in there came from you three...
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I was just looking at your full tank shot.  I did not realize how big that LAlaker was  
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Took some additional shots w/ the iPhone this morning, shortly after 'lights on':
 
 
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Far left
 
 
Center
 
 
Far right
 
 
Spongodes and Jedi Mind Trick - got these corals from Nick801; they had fallen behind some stuff in his frag tank and browned out...
Coloring back up quite nicely Smile
 
 
Red Planet Colony (maybe 5 - 6") from Shelby Kurys
 
 
 Gorgonia and Monti Cap from Mark Peterson
 
 
 
This Purple Birdsnest has really colored up nicely (Shelby)
 
 
Sunny D's (Shelby)
 
 
Open Brain (Reef Insanity / Nick)
 
 
 
 Neon Green Fungia (Reef Insanity)
 
 
 
 
Green Mouthed Purple Fungia (Aquatic Evo)
 
 
 
Another Gorg from Mark - and a nice Acro frag from Kevin (fatman) that came to me dark green,
but has turned a really nice turquiose under the halides
 
 
I have 2 large pieces of rock in the center of the tank that are "Utah Rock" but came from
Southern Utah - so they have a reddish - brown tint to them. Looks pretty cool
 
 
 
Another of Mark's Gorgonias and some Candycanes, Blastos, etc
 
 
 
View through left side glass
 
 
 
View through right side glass
 
 
I have to say I am pretty happy with the way things have turned out so far... I am using 3 different types of rock
(true "live" rock, dry Utah Rock, dry base rock) and so far, no issues.
 
 
Here is a shot showing each type of rock. Yellow is "live" rock; Red is Utah Rock; Green is the dry base rock:
 
 
 
 
 
Very happy with the 2 Gyres; great flow, almost dead silent, and look so 'clean' and unobtrusive in the upper corners of the tank...
so nice not to have a bunch of powerheads and wires all over the place.
 
If I had to do anything over, I would have done a better job getting all the old coralline off of the overflows when the tank was empty;
I am picky, and I hate seeing that dull white dead coralline.
 
I still need to hook up the controller Ouch and probably should get the dentrator set up as well...
 


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You may have also noticed I have a large amount of snails in there:
 
 - 50 Astrea snails
 
 - 24 Lg (2"+) Mexican Turbo snails
 
 - 24 Margharita snails
 
 - 24 White Nassarius snails
 
 - 1 Queen Conch
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  Tota1 = 123 snails (150 g tank)
 
 I have just 2 crabs in the tank - 2 small Emerald crabs.
 
 I have basically given up on the idea of keeping 'scavenger' hermit crabs; as they either A) kill off the snails trying to get their shells; OR
B) kill off each other, trying to get their shells...
 
I find that, long term, the snails keep things just about as clean - and they tend to last alot longer.
 
I would like to get a few sea cucumbers again as well. IMO they do a great job on the sandbed,
keeping the upper portion clean and turned over. Plus, they are kind of interesting to look at.
 


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Looks great. Lot's of nice coral. I was happy to return that green Hydnophora I got from you last year. The Southern Utah Rock looks awesome. I'm tickled "coral pink" that those two large pieces went to a good home. 
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It's already full!
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Originally posted by Hogie Hogie wrote:

It's already full!


Funny you should say that, Ed... 'cause now it's really full:








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Dang that filled up fast! looks great =)
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Between the teardowns of Shelby's and Preston's 210 gal reefs, I was able to get alot of coral all at once; add in some nice pieces from Nick and Mark and it fills up fast...
 
Here are some photos of the latest additions. Pic quality is not the best - used the iPhone (too tired from all that coral placement and gluing to bother getting out the DSLR LOL)
 
 
SPS
 
 
 Orange Setosa, about 6" across
 
 
Sunset Pocillopora, 7" across
 
 
Orange - polyped Turaki, 2"
 
 
Deepwater Lokani, 4" across
 
 
Red Robin Stag, 6"
 
 
Pink Birdsnest, about 9" across
 
 
Strawberry Shortcake Acro, 3" tall
 
 
Lime Acro, 3"
 
 
Tri Color, 7" tall
 
 
Neon Hydnopora - this thing is HUGE - 16" tall x 10"across!
 
Several other small pieces including a 1" Green Milli, 1" Sunset Milli, some Blue - Tipped Stag...
anda HUGE Idaho Grape and Red Monti Cap that I am just fragging out; because I literally could not fit them in the tank!
 


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