View Full Version : Looks good but needs improvement

08-28-2013, 08:17 PM

My 180 that's still being filled.

Album: http://imgur.com/a/P7Xoh#0

08-29-2013, 02:49 AM
Nice :-). How about you tell us a little more about your setup and practices :-). Maybe even start up a tank journal. It'll be nice to put the pictures into context :-)

08-29-2013, 03:00 AM
Oh definitely start a tank journal Alistair!


08-29-2013, 03:14 AM
Nice :-). How about you tell us a little more about your setup and practices :-). Maybe even start up a tank journal. It'll be nice to put the pictures into context :-)

Nothing Fancy.

180g about 6 ft long, 4 ft wide, 3 ft deep (I think) ..Large enough anyway for me to bathe in, and deep enough that I have to stand on my toes to touch the sand bed.

Got a 90'ish gal sump underneath. SRO skimmer, Water blaster 10k pump (Both silent, love it) I run Bio pellets, GFO, and Carbon. I plan on feeding my Carbon and pellets maybe off the pump outlet at some point. The little mag drive pumps I have are kinda poopy.

The fish that I can remember:

Starry? Blenny
Yellow Wrasse
Cuban hog fish (getting rid of him)
Some kind of foxface rabbitfish (also going)
Juvenile Chevron Tang
Giant Yellow tang the size of the rabbitfish
Kauderns Cardinal
Royal Gamma Basslet
Nemo Clown, Female.

Also have a black longspine urchin that was huge until I had to change its tank.

Tank has been running for about 8-10 months now. Originally I had just the yellow tang and the rabbit in there. Then I shut down my 90 and moved most everyone over.

Lighting is 2 Maxpsect razors with the wider optics. In the coming weeks I want to get them mounted from the ceiling. Right now they balance on my braces =\

I recently discovered Emerald entree, and everyone in my tank seems to absolutely love it except the cardinal. He still wants mysis.

I target feed my corals twice to three times a week with reef roids for the zoas, then I switch to mysis and frozen plankton for the bigger guys. I do a heavy feeding the night before a water change. I think this suspends enough stuff in the water column for everyone to have a good lunch.

08-29-2013, 04:00 AM
Thats a nice setup you got there. What pumps are you using for flow? If you are going to keep sps, gotta get that flow in there, especially if its a 180 gal :mrgreen:

Those long spine urchins scare me....getting poked sucks....>=(

08-29-2013, 04:22 AM
Great pics
Def start a journal

Umm, if it's 72 x 48 x 36 it's over 500g :surprise:

How about 72 x 24 x 24 ? :smile:

08-29-2013, 04:25 AM
Maybe it is 500g and he is underestimating the water volume :surprise:

How about a full tank shot ? :-)

08-29-2013, 04:26 AM
I need to readd my Tunzes. I've got 2 smaller ones and 2 bigger both on a variable controller. I find it difficult getting flow right, and go a little OCD about possible stagnant zones, then peel the paint off my corals from having my pumps too high.

Right now my pumps are sitting in a bath getting cleaned up. I also have to figure out how to negate the powers of magnetism so I can reclaim two mounting brackets that fused to each other

I was also scared crapless dealing with my Urchin. I actually ended up pulling all the water out of the old tank he was in, and removing most of the rock work so I could get at him. Plus dropping him 4 times (while in the tank) helped knock enough spines off so he'd fit in my net.

08-29-2013, 04:39 AM
Separating the magnets is easy enough
Just wedge something between them (such as a flat screwdriver), then stick your finger in between and yank 'em apart (but don't lose your grip :surprise:)

I store all my extra magnet parts with a thick piece of cardboard between them

09-13-2013, 02:26 AM
Took a couple photos today with my cell phone. Finally got it to unlock the ISO/etc settings.


Think I have other pictures of this frag.. oh well


Blasto <3

These are coming along nicely.


Just in from MJC


For some reason this ricordea reminds me of the warhol painting of the melting clock


Open brain again, picked it up from AI just the other day.


Also, tank is starting to look a little more finished now with a skirt.