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FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 04:51 AM
Finally my tank is close to being done.

A few weeks ago my exams finished and i had a exam break(3 weeks) so i decided it would be a good time to do an upgrade. I currently am running a Biocube 29 with T5Ho lights, media basket, and skimmer. I am only 15 years old so its always been my dream to get a saltwater aquarium(started when i started diving when i was 8). But my dad never gave in until september, my mom has always been all for a saltwater tank. I pay for almost everything my self as i have a summer job working at a marina in manitoba where my cottage is.(i was born in manitoba and still have most family out there) I also shovel our neighbours driveways. I am also parent sponsored for a few things.


any ways on to the tank:
150 Gallons
52x28x24h
Full starfire with start fire euro brace
Back Left corner overflow as it will be in the corner of our basement
36" stand height
ATI power module hybrid lights 8 bulb 48" fixture
sump(Unsure of size as dave@concept designed it for easy water changes and a frag tank section)
Vertex Omega 150 skimmer
2 TLF reactors Carbon and GFO
2 WP40s
1 MP10 from existing Biocube
Mag 12 return pump
Also a APEX which my parents are paying for as we travel quite often:lol::biggrin::surprise:
All ordered from Concept in Calgary


Here is what i am thinking for fish

Yellow Tang
Purple or Sailfin Tang not sure which one
Flame Angel
Anthias not sure how many probably 3-5
Copperband Butterfly
Lawnmower Blennie
Longnose Hawkfish
Candy hogfish
Pipefish
Royal Gramma
Fairy Wrasse
Leopard Wrasse


And also the fish being transfered from my biocube

2 Clownfish
3 Blue Green Reef Chromis
1 Purple Firefish
Target Mandarin

I am also transfering lots of corals.


Here are some pictures of where it is going and the fish room

where the tank is going behind that wall is a fish room
http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/96461c76-d36c-4ff2-a9c3-b849c473bfb9_zps6ecfc1c1.jpg.html?state=copy


FromAbove
http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/980cd9e8-3e09-4c9e-8f61-d292533c7594_zps833dc55f.jpg.html?state=copy

Tank will be on right
http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1copy_zps4254a16a.jpg.html?state=copy

Our Bar any ideas for finishing this tank so it will look good?
http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo4_zps6a9d2122.jpg.html?state=copy

On the way down from stairs
http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1_zpsb9070403.jpg.html?state=copy


If anyone has any ideas please feel free to share them

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 05:04 AM
Ok so the pictures didnt work so ill just post there links and then maybe someone would be super awesome and post them as a reply for me

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/96461c76-d36c-4ff2-a9c3-b849c473bfb9_zps6ecfc1c1.jpg.html?state=copy

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/980cd9e8-3e09-4c9e-8f61-d292533c7594_zps833dc55f.jpg.html?state=copy

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1copy_zps4254a16a.jpg.html?state=copy

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo4_zps6a9d2122.jpg.html?state=copy

http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1_zpsb9070403.jpg.html?state=copy

Scuba Diver Gal
01-30-2014, 05:13 AM
Lucky to have parents like that :)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/th_96461c76-d36c-4ff2-a9c3-b849c473bfb9_zps6ecfc1c1.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/96461c76-d36c-4ff2-a9c3-b849c473bfb9_zps6ecfc1c1.jpg.html)

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 05:22 AM
Finally figured out how to post photos...
Where the tank will go, behind the wall is my fish room (my dad has to move his platinum album)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/96461c76-d36c-4ff2-a9c3-b849c473bfb9_zps6ecfc1c1.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/96461c76-d36c-4ff2-a9c3-b849c473bfb9_zps6ecfc1c1.jpg.html)

From above, looking from main floor kitchen/foyer/dining room
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/980cd9e8-3e09-4c9e-8f61-d292533c7594_zps833dc55f.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/980cd9e8-3e09-4c9e-8f61-d292533c7594_zps833dc55f.jpg.html)
Tank will be on the right
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo1copy_zps4254a16a.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1copy_zps4254a16a.jpg.html)
Our bar - any ideas for finishing the stand to match the basement?
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo4_zps1f23b8ae.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo4_zps1f23b8ae.jpg.html)
The whole basement:
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo1copy_zps4254a16a.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1copy_zps4254a16a.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo2copy_zpsda393731.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo2copy_zpsda393731.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo3_zps176000b0.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo3_zps176000b0.jpg.html)

Thanks!

Scythanith
01-30-2014, 05:59 AM
Check out untamed's 400g build (Link (http://www.canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=28436)). He used wood as a "bar" surround around the tank that goes with your bar top theme.

Looks like a great start! Side note, what's your dads platinum record for?!

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 06:05 AM
His uncle was manager of The Guess Who. It's a Guess Who platinum album...

gregzz4
01-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Can't wait to see what you come up with for your tank to fit that epic space
What a great area to work with !

Do us proud - Welcome to Canreef :lol:

Madreefer
01-30-2014, 06:15 AM
Yea what Greg said.
That looks like a sweet shack your living in. I'd make the stand to match the cabinets of the bar.

lastlight
01-30-2014, 06:41 AM
that is one awesome looking basement. your dad is WAY cooler than mine for letting you toss 150 gallons in there wow!

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 06:42 AM
Can't wait to see what you come up with for your tank to fit that epic space
What a great area to work with !

Do us proud - Welcome to Canreef :lol:

Thank you I am very excited

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 06:44 AM
Yea what Greg said.
That looks like a sweet shack your living in. I'd make the stand to match the cabinets of the bar.

Ya that's a good idea I also still have some of the wood from the bar countertop left over in the garage just would have to find someone who could mill it for us:biggrin:

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 06:45 AM
that is one awesome looking basement. your dad is WAY cooler than mine for letting you toss 150 gallons in there wow!


Hahahh I don't think he knows the shear size of this tank it will be funny when he gets home from to work to find it sitting there

gregzz4
01-30-2014, 06:48 AM
His uncle was manager of The Guess Who. It's a Guess Who platinum album...
I think that went past most of us .... Kool :smile:

gregzz4
01-30-2014, 06:49 AM
Hahahh I don't think he knows the shear size of this tank it will be funny when he gets home from to work to find it sitting there
So, are you sayin' that it's not fully planned out yet :sad:
Or did I mis-understand you ... ?

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 06:57 AM
So, are you sayin' that it's not fully planned out yet :sad:
Or did I mis-understand you ... ?

No it's fully planned out but he's never really took much interest unless it's watching the tank as it progresses. My grandpa came over little while ago for a party we were having(we won esso minor hockey week) and he kept telling my dad what a fantastic hobby it was. My dad then was all for the new tank and even installed a laundry sink in the basement for me. But I just don't think he knows how big it is.

explor3r
01-30-2014, 01:28 PM
Sounds like you have a plan and the list of the equipment you using rocks.
Just sharing my experience I would think about twice about the flame angel with hit guys is a hit or miss I have one that nips on my sps and I hate him but he is so beautiful...
Anyways good luck with the build and great place you chose to put the tank.

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 04:29 PM
Sounds like you have a plan and the list of the equipment you using rocks.
Just sharing my experience I would think about twice about the flame angel with hit guys is a hit or miss I have one that nips on my sps and I hate him but he is so beautiful...
Anyways good luck with the build and great place you chose to put the tank.

Ok thank you I will keep that in mind

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 06:12 PM
I also was wondering what kind of light would be good for the frag section of my sump?
I was thinking maybe a par 38 or one of those celestial lights. Would those be good enough to grow corals.

Ken
01-30-2014, 07:27 PM
hi there, sounds like you are on the right track, to match the basement, how about the stand is built with the stonework that is similar to the bar, that bar and basement is beautiful, I would like to spend time down there looking at the fish tank. By the way, sounds like you are a young hobbyist. cheers ken

FishinGoalie
01-30-2014, 07:41 PM
hi there, sounds like you are on the right track, to match the basement, how about the stand is built with the stonework that is similar to the bar, that bar and basement is beautiful, I would like to spend time down there looking at the fish tank. By the way, sounds like you are a young hobbyist. cheers ken

I was also thinking about that but I think it would be to expensive and heavy if I ever needed to take it off I was hoping to just use magnets to hold it up:neutral:

Scuba Diver Gal
01-31-2014, 12:29 AM
Less permanent...in case he gets evicted ;)

FishinGoalie
01-31-2014, 10:59 PM
So while I am sick in bed with the flu, my awesome mom went to Concept to pick up some stuff we needed. She was able to snap a few photos of the tank build in progress. Here are some photos (thanks Matt!):

Here is a photo of the whole tank in progress:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/69B2D9CC-A1CD-4D92-A773-E3811DB64D26_zpsimvc5gm9.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/69B2D9CC-A1CD-4D92-A773-E3811DB64D26_zpsimvc5gm9.jpg.html)

Overflow with wave box:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/E517A6FC-0C22-449B-9413-911651329DEE_zpsqkqioysl.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/E517A6FC-0C22-449B-9413-911651329DEE_zpsqkqioysl.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/768524A0-F95C-4144-9565-BCF9764EDEE4_zpsyefwf1lu.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/768524A0-F95C-4144-9565-BCF9764EDEE4_zpsyefwf1lu.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/B3C7C708-C7BF-4CD9-9F25-00F2E3EC0B8B_zps2lrsiydn.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/B3C7C708-C7BF-4CD9-9F25-00F2E3EC0B8B_zps2lrsiydn.jpg.html)

Stand with brackets for the light hangers:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/EC4AE2F8-998D-4B9A-AEC8-16BB9CF0CC52_zpsewom6nso.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/EC4AE2F8-998D-4B9A-AEC8-16BB9CF0CC52_zpsewom6nso.jpg.html)

Light hanger:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/8A3406C6-D2A7-49F3-8D21-E3F0736B23E9_zpsjdg9elf4.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/8A3406C6-D2A7-49F3-8D21-E3F0736B23E9_zpsjdg9elf4.jpg.html)

Sump and all is being built tomorrow. I am playing in a hockey tournament in Vegas and will be gone for a week. I am hoping I can get my tank cycling before we leave.

Still haven't decided on how to finish the stand - will maybe wait and see once it's up and running. There won't be a rush for that.

gregzz4
02-01-2014, 03:08 AM
Obviously I'm missing something in the pics (or something is missing :smile:)

How will the wave box work without holes in it ?
Guess my old eyes can't see it

FishinGoalie
02-01-2014, 03:35 AM
Obviously I'm missing something in the pics (or something is missing :smile:)

How will the wave box work without holes in it ?
Guess my old eyes can't see it

It's not very much of a wave box as it is a dry box for my mp10 other wise would've had no where else to put it. So I'll call it a Dry Box.

gregzz4
02-01-2014, 04:12 AM
Oh, OK
You're just going to put your Vortech anywhere you like on the inside/outside of the box

So it's not a wavebox, but rather a Vortech dry box

Looks great so far !

FishinGoalie
02-01-2014, 05:42 AM
Oh, OK
You're just going to put your Vortech anywhere you like on the inside/outside of the box

So it's not a wavebox, but rather a Vortech dry box

Looks great so far !

Yes lol and thank you I can't wait for it to be finished

kien
02-01-2014, 05:12 PM
ooh.. sexy tank build porn ! :pop2:

Leah
02-01-2014, 05:17 PM
ooh.. sexy tank build porn ! :pop2:

He is 15. :biggrin:

kien
02-01-2014, 05:53 PM
He is 15. :biggrin:

And he has 150g thank?!?! Oh man, clearly I did something wrong in my teenage years.

Leah
02-01-2014, 06:00 PM
Less permanent...in case he gets evicted ;)

If he does... can I come live there... and with the tank of coarse. I do dishes, cleaning, laundy, cooking... whatever you need. :wink:

Scuba Diver Gal
02-01-2014, 06:28 PM
I will make sure to notify you all if he gets evicted. I still don't know how we are going to handle this tank when we are gone all summer (leave June 20 back September 1). Wish someone could invent autopilot :) As for him being 15, he's a great kid. And this hobby is way better than the drugs and alcohol his class mates use to keep themselves busy.

But his dad may still have a stroke once he sees the actual size of this tank with his own two eyes. Pictures don't really give him the clear picture (and us saying it's slightly larger than the biocube isn't quite preparing him, haha)

FishinGoalie
02-11-2014, 04:03 AM
So the tank was delivered today. It looks fantastic(we had a small problem with the sump). but all is good in the end.

Concept did a great job with the tank and stand.

I am going to Vegas for a hockey tournament tomorrow so im not putting any water in till i get back next tuesday. Its also isn't plumbed yet matt at concept will come back when i get back to plumb it for me

Here are some pictures

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo4_zps9b38469f.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo4_zps9b38469f.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo1_zps5bbaec4b.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1_zps5bbaec4b.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo3_zpsde483c08.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo3_zpsde483c08.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo2_zps1f285194.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo2_zps1f285194.jpg.html)

FishinGoalie
02-11-2014, 04:03 AM
sorry for crappy photos it was taken wih my iPhone

Scuba Diver Gal
02-11-2014, 07:14 PM
Oh my your fishies are going to love moving into their new BIG home!

FishinGoalie
02-22-2014, 06:20 AM
So the concept guys came today and installed the light as well as move the sump into place. They are coming back tomorrow to plumb it so I can fill it.
I took a few pictures of the tank after we moved it and how i think i want my live rock and also some of the fish room.
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo1_zps9461056e.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo1_zps9461056e.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo2_zps0f8740f6.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo2_zps0f8740f6.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo4_zps06a2d5db.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo4_zps06a2d5db.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo3_zps0ff2bda9.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo3_zps0ff2bda9.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo5_zps23b737a5.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo5_zps23b737a5.jpg.html)

riceboy
02-22-2014, 07:12 AM
All I can say is wow and I'm jealous lol, great start guys.

mark
02-22-2014, 02:37 PM
not only a nice tank but getting a fishroom too!!!

FishinGoalie
02-22-2014, 03:09 PM
All I can say is wow and I'm jealous lol, great start guys.

I will post some pictures tonight for you guys hopefully when it's full

And thank you

FishinGoalie
02-26-2014, 12:54 AM
So i got the RODI water in and added salt. I started doing my rockwork today and i am heading out to get more rock as i dont have enough. I am hoing to fill in some epmty spaces with smaller pieces if you guys have any input on the rockwork im all for it
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/8D4F65AB-5165-4442-8632-8E38373C1AAD_zpsbgoekf0y.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/8D4F65AB-5165-4442-8632-8E38373C1AAD_zpsbgoekf0y.jpg.html)
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/F9C80CCF-33C9-4749-94EC-3CB98C960B1F_zpslbis120r.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/F9C80CCF-33C9-4749-94EC-3CB98C960B1F_zpslbis120r.jpg.html)http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/2B9A638E-F8BD-4451-8C31-A4FE3386CC6F_zps8lpyn1qv.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/2B9A638E-F8BD-4451-8C31-A4FE3386CC6F_zps8lpyn1qv.jpg.html)

Scuba Diver Gal
02-26-2014, 04:08 AM
I think it looks awesome now that it's all done! :)

Scuba Diver Gal
02-26-2014, 04:26 AM
More photos of rock work done and fish room:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/7938B732-0397-4CC8-ABCB-AACA2F4C6202_zpstdafi0fh.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/7938B732-0397-4CC8-ABCB-AACA2F4C6202_zpstdafi0fh.jpg.html)

Rock work done…maybe…
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/DE8ACC3E-D067-4C0D-97B5-D8D11244A064_zps8oomxzrv.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-02/DE8ACC3E-D067-4C0D-97B5-D8D11244A064_zps8oomxzrv.jpg.html)

Craigdillman
02-26-2014, 04:54 AM
Looks awesome and clean

explor3r
02-26-2014, 01:02 PM
Very nice thats going to look fantastic when is full with corals and fish, I bet you cant wait:mrgreen:

lpsreefer
02-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Looks really good. Great job on the rock work.

FishyFishy!
02-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Are the tanks on the back wall just mixing and RO/DI holding tanks?

Looking really good! Lucky to have this kind of a start so early in the hobby.

FishinGoalie
02-27-2014, 04:21 AM
Are the tanks on the back wall just mixing and RO/DI holding tanks?

Looking really good! Lucky to have this kind of a start so early in the hobby.

Yes the one on the left is the top off with a float switch that runs to my RODI in another room, and the one on the right is my salt water mixing tank. they are both gravity fed so when i do a water change i just pump water out then open the valve and the tank fills it self back up.

Craigdillman
02-27-2014, 05:49 AM
Yes the one on the left is the top off with a float switch that runs to my RODI in another room, and the one on the right is my salt water mixing tank. they are both gravity fed so when i do a water change i just pump water out then open the valve and the tank fills it self back up.

That is awesome !

FishinGoalie
02-27-2014, 05:50 AM
That is awesome !

Hehe Thank you

Craigdillman
02-27-2014, 05:54 AM
Funny going from my 30 gallon to my current tank I thought I thought of everything that would make my tank easy and better and while I did come up with lots it's true what they say... Every upgrade you plan better stuff


looks good

FishinGoalie
02-28-2014, 03:03 AM
Even my dog, Jack, can't wait for the fish to come!

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/photo_zps96edb240.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/photo_zps96edb240.jpg.html)

wayner
02-28-2014, 03:54 AM
Beautiful Dog - every time I see him Makes me wanna listen to some Peter Frampton tunes.

Everything is looking great - steady as she goes

reefwars
02-28-2014, 04:02 AM
Looking good Hayden buddy never doubted ya for a second

Cheers


Denny

FishinGoalie
02-28-2014, 05:24 AM
Thanks guys

Haha my aunt says the same thing about how my dog looks like that guy im too young to know who he is but when i search him up it makes me laugh.

Scuba Diver Gal
02-28-2014, 05:32 AM
Mmmm. I had a big crush on Peter Frampton...you'll have to name one of your fish Peter ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLgeTtYwQ7o&sns=em

FishinGoalie
03-02-2014, 12:42 AM
So i transfered all my fish and some of my coral to the new tank. They are all doing well and eating, on top of transferring fish i also went and picked up 2 back and white clowns at Golds. I put them in with my old clowns and everyone is still Happy:biggrin:. I also ordered my tangs but i think i want a Blonde Naso Tang in stead of a normal Naso Tang. O i also ordered my Royal Gramma. And i chose a Purple Tang over the Sailfin.

Thanks Hayden

P.S i will post some pictures later as I have hockey and wont be able to take the pictures and post them before I have to leave.

FishinGoalie
03-04-2014, 03:55 AM
Fish, Fish, and more fish
My clownfish normal and Black and White are all happy as well as my Purple Firefish Chromis and hogfish.

My Hogfish have i think started mating as they swim touching eachother and one will spin doing 360s around the other one as he also goes around the other one. They sleep side by side(very cute:smile:). Will they lay eggs? i cant seem to find anything online about it.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/FB16B79E-2282-4166-A336-6EDCC23FAB7C_zpscgvuek3r.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/FB16B79E-2282-4166-A336-6EDCC23FAB7C_zpscgvuek3r.jpg.html)

And yes no fighting is going on but seems as the two bigger clowns have paired up and the two small ones have paired up. maybe the 2 small ones were to immature for the bigger ones.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/454775D2-BBD4-4D75-A4BF-237240701891_zps8sh2wwlk.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/454775D2-BBD4-4D75-A4BF-237240701891_zps8sh2wwlk.jpg.html)

Thanks
HAyden

SteveCGY
03-07-2014, 05:22 AM
One awesome build, extremely jealous

FishinGoalie
03-07-2014, 06:00 AM
One awesome build, extremely jealous

Thank you I have been putting tonnes of effort in to make it the best it can be.

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 02:16 AM
So I went and picked some more fish. A yellow tang a regal tang and a royal gramma. My yellow tang isn't eating the nori I feed him though I am using a elastic to elastic it to a rock where he normally picks off the rock but he won't even look at it. Does anyone have any ideas? For the rest of the fish I'm still waiting for a purple tang a naso tang a blue throat trigger a flame angel a law mower Bennie a leopard wrasse. Maybe a few more I'm probably missing some.
I will post some more pictures soon

Reef Pilot
03-10-2014, 02:27 AM
Did you quarantine your new fish? And if so, how was the YT eating before you put him into the display tank?

gregzz4
03-10-2014, 02:32 AM
Lovin' your build
I'm still following along, regardless of what has happened in other threads :boink: :lol:
I think peeps got out of control and hope you didn't take it too personally
Thoughts/feelings are hard to decifer in a forum when all you see are words

So, what steps are you taking while you're adding all these new fish to your 'new' system ?
I hope you're using some kind of bacterial boost stuff to help you over ammonia humps/get you through cycles
I'm thinking something such as Seachem Stability, although there are others out there that I haven't used

From what I can decifer, it looks like you're not quarantining your critters, or are you ?

As for your tang not eating the Nori, have you tried a clip on the glass, such as a Veggie Mag ?
If 'any' of your other fish will eat from it, I'd almost guarantee your tang will be right in there like a fat kid on a smartie :smile:

Another thing to try is to soak some Nori in a dish with some tank water, then drop in small pieces and see if the tang goes after them, or sees other fish do so

Good luck dude !

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 02:52 AM
Did you quarantine your new fish? And if so, how was the YT eating before you put him into the display tank?

No I didn't but he is eating great he just isn't eating nori.

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 02:57 AM
Lovin' your build
I'm still following along, regardless of what has happened in other threads :boink: :lol:
I think peeps got out of control and hope you didn't take it too personally
Thoughts/feelings are hard to decifer in a forum when all you see are words

So, what steps are you taking while you're adding all these new fish to your 'new' system ?
I hope you're using some kind of bacterial boost stuff to help you over ammonia humps/get you through cycles
I'm thinking something such as Seachem Stability, although there are others out there that I haven't used

From what I can decifer, it looks like you're not quarantining your critters, or are you ?

As for your tang not eating the Nori, have you tried a clip on the glass, such as a Veggie Mag ?
If 'any' of your other fish will eat from it, I'd almost guarantee your tang will be right in there like a fat kid on a smartie :smile:

Another thing to try is to soak some Nori in a dish with some tank water, then drop in small pieces and see if the tang goes after them, or sees other fish do so

Good luck dude !

I am using prodibio products for the ammonia . No I'm not quarantining but I left it at the fish store for 2 weeks to make sure all fish were healthy and eating well. No I have not tried using a veggie clip but I will try the dropping nori in in small pieces. Thanks for the advice.

Hayden

Reef Pilot
03-10-2014, 03:05 AM
No I didn't but he is eating great he just isn't eating nori.
Oh, OK,... but tangs don't always start eating nori right away. But he should once he gets comfortable, and is more hungry.

Re quarantine. You should consider that. Otherwise you are playing Russian Roulette with your fish, and sooner or later you will have an ich outbreak and lose a bunch of fish. You can learn the lesson the hard way,... or try to do it properly from the start.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/quarantining-marine-fish-made-simple
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2007/6/fish

Nice build and tank there. Best of luck.

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 03:10 AM
Oh, OK,... but tangs don't always start eating nori right away. But he should once he gets comfortable, and is more hungry.

Re quarantine. You should consider that. Otherwise you are playing Russian Roulette with your fish, and sooner or later you will have an ich outbreak and lose a bunch of fish. You can learn the lesson the hard way,... or try to do it properly from the start.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/quarantining-marine-fish-made-simple
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2007/6/fish

Nice build and tank there. Best of luck.

I have a 20 gallon I was planning on using for a quarantine just haven't had it set up yet and I don't know if it will be big enough

Reef Pilot
03-10-2014, 03:15 AM
I have a 20 gallon I was planning on using for a quarantine just haven't had it set up yet and I don't know if it will be big enough
Depends on size of fish. Should be OK for most new fish in the 2 or 3 inch size.

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 03:21 AM
Depends on size of fish. Should be OK for most new fish in the 2 or 3 inch size.

Ok I just need to get a small filter heater and maxi jet

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 03:30 AM
Oh, OK,... but tangs don't always start eating nori right away. But he should once he gets comfortable, and is more hungry.

Re quarantine. You should consider that. Otherwise you are playing Russian Roulette with your fish, and sooner or later you will have an ich outbreak and lose a bunch of fish. You can learn the lesson the hard way,... or try to do it properly from the start.
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/blog/quarantining-marine-fish-made-simple
http://www.advancedaquarist.com/2007/6/fish

Nice build and tank there. Best of luck.

Both very good reads thank you.

SteveCGY
03-10-2014, 04:29 AM
Need more pictures:)

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 04:30 AM
I'm doing it right now just transferring photos from camera :biggrin:

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 05:25 AM
So i took some photos and i tried to get all of the fish without the chromis or clownfish swimming in front.


THIS PICTURE IS A VIDEO JUST CLICK THE FIRST PICTURE
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Rice Reef
03-10-2014, 05:27 AM
Nice set up! :biggrin:

FishinGoalie
03-10-2014, 05:35 AM
Nice set up! :biggrin:

Thanks:smile:

FishinGoalie
03-13-2014, 12:39 AM
Here is my regal tang compared to my New Era Marine Grazer. All fish are happy and Healthy:mrgreen:

Thanks
Hayden

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/73B37454-9FC1-4827-9C61-C45702DCF626_zpsuou3fnzy.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-03/73B37454-9FC1-4827-9C61-C45702DCF626_zpsuou3fnzy.jpg.html)

FishinGoalie
04-05-2014, 05:24 PM
A little update on my tank.

Currently i have been in Grand Cayman i get back on sunday and i hope to add some more fish. I just don't know which ones to add next.

Here is currently what i have in my tank

2 normal clownfish
2 black and white clownfish
2 candy hogfish
3 blue green chromis
Purple firefish
Yellow tang
Regal tang
Royal Gramma
Carpenters flasher wrasse
target mandarin

Here is what i am still wanting to get. I had to get the yellow tang because my hogfish were picking on my wrasse and he wouldn't come out.

Purple tang
Naso Tang
Blue Throated Trigger
Flame Angel
Anthias not sure how many probably 3-5
Copperband Butterfly
Longnose HAwkfish
Lawnmower Blennie
Mystery wrasse
3 more chromis
and maybe 2 Bangai Cardinals as there is someone on can reef selling babies :)

These are the fish i still want to get i just don't know which ones to get next i hope to get 5 or 6 more i will be quarantining most of them depending on where i get them from. I have a 20 gallon for quarantine and I'm worried its not big enough. Any input on this will help

FishinGoalie
04-05-2014, 08:10 PM
A little update on my tank.

Currently i have been in Grand Cayman i get back on sunday and i hope to add some more fish. I just don't know which ones to add next.

Here is currently what i have in my tank

2 normal clownfish
2 black and white clownfish
2 candy hogfish
3 blue green chromis
Purple firefish
Yellow tang
Regal tang
Royal Gramma
Carpenters flasher wrasse
target mandarin

Here is what i am still wanting to get. I had to get the yellow tang because my hogfish were picking on my wrasse and he wouldn't come out.

Purple tang
Naso Tang
Blue Throated Trigger
Flame Angel
Anthias not sure how many probably 3-5
Copperband Butterfly
Longnose HAwkfish
Lawnmower Blennie
Mystery wrasse
3 more chromis
and maybe 2 Bangai Cardinals as there is someone on can reef selling babies :)

These are the fish i still want to get i just don't know which ones to get next i hope to get 5 or 6 more i will be quarantining most of them depending on where i get them from. I have a 20 gallon for quarantine and I'm worried its not big enough. Any input on this will help

And also want to add a few Blue and yellow neon Gobies

Craigdillman
04-05-2014, 08:17 PM
That's a pretty big list for a 150 30 fish, totally do-able but maybe sort through the ones you really want so the cooler ones arnt overshadowed

FishinGoalie
04-05-2014, 09:34 PM
That's a pretty big list for a 150 30 fish, totally do-able but maybe sort through the ones you really want so the cooler ones arnt overshadowed

Ya i was thinking the same thing in my mind i kind of know the ones that i don't want that bad.

Craigdillman
04-05-2014, 10:08 PM
I had the same thing when i first stocked my 125 i had like 19 fish and there was a lot i was just buying everything, then i got ich and now after that whole ordeal and QT and Hypo I'm down to the 4 that made it.

Got my QT all set up(learned my lesson) and i was like ok maybe this time around ill only pick the awesome fish that i want and go for more of a Quality over quantity

Just my 2 cents

Craigdillman
04-05-2014, 10:09 PM
Also how do your 4 clowns get along i was thinking of maybe doing that

FishinGoalie
04-06-2014, 02:51 AM
Also how do your 4 clowns get along i was thinking of maybe doing that

There still small but they get along great they were all added at the same time and they couldn't be happier. They all hangout together during the day then at night they split off into there pairs:) Happy as can be

FishinGoalie
04-06-2014, 02:54 AM
Here is my updated list after lots of thought most fish will be babies like my regal tang

Purple tang
Naso Tang
Blue Throated Trigger
Flame Angel
2 squareback anthias
some sort of sifting gobie
Mystery wrasse
3 more chromis

FishinGoalie
04-06-2014, 03:30 AM
Does anyone have any thoughts on Powder Blue Tangs instead of the naso tang, I think it will be happier as it is much smaller and i won't have to worry about getting rid of it in a few years. I know that they are Ich magnets but do they all get it? any advice would be appreciated.

Craigdillman
04-06-2014, 08:13 PM
Im in the same boat as you as well my wife really wants a hippo or a powder blue and I'm so scared of ich even tho i have a good Qt system

FishinGoalie
04-06-2014, 11:47 PM
Im in the same boat as you as well my wife really wants a hippo or a powder blue and I'm so scared of ich even tho i have a good Qt system

There is just so many mixed reviews on the powder tangs

FishinGoalie
04-12-2014, 07:08 PM
So not very much has changed since i left on vacation. I had a small problem with my regal tang but he's doing well now. I didn't loose anything while i was gone and all corals and fish are happy. Right now in my tank i have

Yellow Tang
3 blue green chromes
Purple Firefish
2 normal clownfish
2 black and white clownfish
Carpenters flasher wrasse
Regal tang
Royal Gramma
Target Mandarin
6 neon gobies
Coral banded shrimp
4 Peppermint shrimp
2 Cleaner shrimp
And 2 Candy hogfish that i am trying to catch.( what a pita)

And in quarantine i have a sand sifting goby and a very small and cute blue throat trigger

as for Corals I got a Bonsai SPS and I also picked up a Small Ultra A maxima clam it is about 1 and half inches wide.

This was my first time trying with some top down shots so don't judge lol.

This is my Euphylia rock I still have one coral I'm waiting for to fill a spot.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%201/P1010117_zps41be6e28.jpeg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%201/P1010117_zps41be6e28.jpeg.html)

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FishinGoalie
04-21-2014, 09:55 PM
So due to matt asking me many times for more photos and me forgetting every time until now i thought i would grant his wish :):big grin:

Not much has changed except my photo taking abilities :lol:

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%202/P1010170_zps266d298e.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%202/P1010170_zps266d298e.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%202/P1010160_zps56fd97a0.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%202/P1010160_zps56fd97a0.jpg.html)

Alfonso the Blue Throat Trigger

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My dads favourite fish. He calls him GI Joe because he has spots Lol

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%202/P1010171_zps09b1b6c1.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%202/P1010171_zps09b1b6c1.jpg.html)

My newest addition. Easter the Christmas Wrasse

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Felix and Oscar

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Freddy the Yellow Tang

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Mo My Blonde Naso Tang

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Yiya the Purple FireFish

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A couple new corals

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%202/P1010156_zps3c9fd301.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%202/P1010156_zps3c9fd301.jpg.html)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%202/P1010157_zps598bf607.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%202/P1010157_zps598bf607.jpg.html)


Thanks
Hayden


RIP Felix and Fernando

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You will be Missed :'(

lastlight
04-22-2014, 12:20 AM
love that orange plate where'd you get it?

and that naso looks great. i've only ever had a standard but the blondes sure do look sweet too.

matt_C
04-22-2014, 12:28 AM
Thanks for the pictures!
Looks really good.

FishinGoalie
04-22-2014, 01:22 AM
love that orange plate where'd you get it?

and that naso looks great. i've only ever had a standard but the blondes sure do look sweet too.

Lol I have no idea i got it about 6 months ago I had it in my Biocube as well. I have never fed it and it still does well.

FishinGoalie
04-22-2014, 01:23 AM
Ive always loved the Naso's personality since i saw the one at reef wonderland.

Scuba Diver Gal
04-22-2014, 01:40 AM
Orange plate coral was from Reef Wonderland...

FishinGoalie
04-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Ok so heres an update.

lately I've been cleaning up stuff and starting to get into the Set and forget category. I hooked up my dosing pumps. Im dosing calcium and alkalinity. I also ran my RODI line through my roof today and straight into my ATO and water change tank. Im starting to absolutely LOVE this water change procedure it takes me all of 5 minutes to do a 30 gallon water change. I just pump water to the drain. Then open my valve on my water changing tank and Voila. Water change is done. no more hauling annoying buckets around. I also got my Frag Tank running with a shelf i built with egg crate. Instead of the Par 38s i decided to go with 2 kessil A150's one us super blue and one is tuna blue. I love the look of these lights together. I installed a UV on my system and I've noticed a massive difference in the health of my fish.

As for live stock I've added a couple more fish and a Tiger Pistol Shrimp who is living with my lazy watchman goby. I also added a BTA that won't stop walking around :( and a purple and green blasto which is one of my new favorites.

Here are some pictures i took with my uncles(jackabby) olympus E520. I personally don't real like this camera but its better then my EPL1 so, whatever.

My tank is coming along Im looking to add some more SPS now as my tank is full of LPS and softies. Im looking for small colonies or big frags lol. Anything colourful is a consideration.


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Frag Tank

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Now for the Livestock
My photo taking abilities are nothing compared to some people on here. Like Kien o my god not fair at all. I think kien needs to share some tips or right a book called "how to take photos of fish tanks for dummies" like me. hehe jk kien although you should right a book.



The Blastos.

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%203/P4285961_zps5125778b.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%203/P4285961_zps5125778b.jpg.html)

I got this today I'm not sure what its called.

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Dori is continuing to grow

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My new flame hawkfish. So cool love how he sits perched in my Bonsai :)

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e43/fishingoalie/Update%203/P4285945_zpse0f3f714.jpg (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/fishingoalie/media/Update%203/P4285945_zpse0f3f714.jpg.html)

They moved from the back wall to this rock

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My little Ultra A Maxima clam.

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My big clam

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And My BTA that is no longer sitting in this spot :(

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eli@fijireefrock.com
04-28-2014, 08:19 AM
Your tank and it's inhabitants look awesome love the placement of your corals.great job...
I wouldn't have recommend getting the cauliflower ( Nephtheidae) coral as its one of the hardest NPS to have As it doesn't contain symbiotic algae,...

lpsreefer
04-28-2014, 08:28 AM
The tank is looking awesome.
Good to hear how easy the water changes is.
The bta well always move until it's happy.
Great job.

Delphinus
04-28-2014, 04:34 PM
Wow that's an awesome blasto. :)

FishinGoalie
04-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Your tank and it's inhabitants look awesome love the placement of your corals.great job...
I wouldn't have recommend getting the cauliflower ( Nephtheidae) coral as its one of the hardest NPS to have As it doesn't contain symbiotic algae,...

Is that what that white and pink thing is? Ill keep that in mind

The tank is looking awesome.
Good to hear how easy the water changes is.
The bta well always move until it's happy.
Great job.

I think the bta finally found his home

Wow that's an awesome blasto. :)


They still have one at concept :)

Thanks for the compliments guys :)

Slyguy00
04-28-2014, 07:04 PM
Great looking setup! I love the lighting :wink:

FishinGoalie
04-28-2014, 07:35 PM
Great looking setup! I love the lighting :wink:

Me too :)

khan82
05-01-2014, 07:03 AM
loving the tank...specifically the rock work.

FishinGoalie
05-01-2014, 07:05 AM
Thanks a I'm liking my rock work a lot tonnes of places for corals :)

Slyguy00
05-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Awesome pics, is that a blue hammer?

FishinGoalie
05-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Awesome pics, is that a blue hammer?

Blue anchor :)

Slyguy00
05-01-2014, 07:38 AM
Whats the difference? Never heard of an anchor. Looks like hammer??

kien
05-01-2014, 03:21 PM
Looking sweet ! That blasto is cool. That red/pink carnation coral looks nice. Handy to have a frag partition in your sump like that. I'd likly try to do something similar on my dream upgrade tank.

FishinGoalie
05-01-2014, 04:06 PM
Whats the difference? Never heard of an anchor. Looks like hammer??

A blue anchor is like a hammer but as the tips blow up like a hammer they also bend into a anchor shape i will take a close up between the two tomorrow

Looking sweet ! That blasto is cool. That red/pink carnation coral looks nice. Handy to have a frag partition in your sump like that. I'd likly try to do something similar on my dream upgrade tank.

The frag section makes life so much easier especially because my mom hates seeing the frag plug i just use it to grow my corals over top of the plugs so you cant see it then my mom is happy :)

FishinGoalie
06-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Ok so a little update

Everything is going pretty good. I only lost one coral because it got stung by my torch. The coral i lost was my prized Blue Anchor that finished off my Euphylia rock. I woke up one morning to find it getting stung by my torch within 2 hours it was partly covered in brown slime algae. I was sucking it off every ten minutes but i just couldn't seem to save it. Im now looking for another one but with such a rare piece its not very easy to find them.

On a good note everything else is happy.

Because of me using H2O ocean salt i have had to start dosing Magnesium but buying kent magnesium is just way to expensive i need to find something else to dose with.

These pictures were taken with my iPhone. I have a life proof case with is water proof so i stuck my phone under the water and i got some really good shots. Who knew an iPhone could take good pictures of a fish tank?

Here are some pictures of everything

Here you go denny your little hem is growing up :)

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kien
06-11-2014, 03:46 PM
wow. Very nice H. Clearly you know what you're doing here. Keep on reefin' on :-)

Scuba Diver Gal
06-11-2014, 05:27 PM
Wow, Hayden! Those photos are beautiful!!!

riceboy
06-11-2014, 05:50 PM
Very nice looks like the setosa and sunny d's are doing very well

FishinGoalie
06-11-2014, 09:24 PM
wow. Very nice H. Clearly you know what you're doing here. Keep on reefin' on :-)

Ahaha Thanks but my tank has got nothing on yours and victors :)

Very nice looks like the setosa and sunny d's are doing very well

Thanks there doing extremely well i got to come over after summer and pick at your coral collection :).

Hopefully my tank will survive the summer by itself :)

riceboy
06-11-2014, 09:44 PM
Lol let me know I have a bunch of mini colonies right now lol

FishinGoalie
06-11-2014, 10:00 PM
Ok will do :)

FishinGoalie
11-22-2014, 06:07 AM
So here's a little update after a long long time. My fish and corals are all happy and healthy(they may be a little obese:biggrin: ). My summer went well and hockey is going really good. I am having some small algae issues but it's getting better slowly. I'm having some small problems balancing grade 11 and the fish tank but everyone slips on the tank at least once:redface:

Instead of making a large list of everything I have I made a small video of my tank with a iPhone 6 Plus. I am finding the camera on this phone to be unbelievable even with the LED's.

Just click the link :lol:

http://youtu.be/Iqu4e9LeSPE

Wheelman76
11-22-2014, 06:45 AM
Tank looks great , what are the two yellow fish with the black stripes?

FishinGoalie
11-22-2014, 06:54 AM
Tank looks great , what are the two yellow fish with the black stripes?

Those are pilot fish they are schooling and ussually live with sharks. They get to be close to 2 feet long so you have to have a tank lined up for them. Before you buy them make sure you have somewhere to take them when they get big. Golds awuariums in calgary has 2 small ones right now. I have zero complaints about them and they are easily the most tame fish in my tank. I can pick them up in my hands whish is pretty cool.

Wheelman76
11-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Those are pilot fish they are schooling and ussually live with sharks. They get to be close to 2 feet long so you have to have a tank lined up for them. Before you buy them make sure you have somewhere to take them when they get big. Golds awuariums in calgary has 2 small ones right now. I have zero complaints about them and they are easily the most tame fish in my tank. I can pick them up in my hands whish is pretty cool.


Cool looking fish , love how they stick together.

kien
11-22-2014, 02:46 PM
Looking great H! Those pilot fish are tres cool!

riceboy
11-22-2014, 03:14 PM
Dude the tank looks great Hayden. Love the blonde naso such a beautiful fish and I see what u mean about them being fat lol.

FishinGoalie
11-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Looking great H! Those pilot fish are tres cool!

Dude the tank looks great Hayden. Love the blonde naso such a beautiful fish and I see what u mean about them being fat lol.

Thanks!!

Victor ill have to come pick threw your tank soon. ;)

And there is a certain member in my family who really really likes to feed my fish. :mrgreen:

riceboy
11-22-2014, 08:45 PM
Just give me a text man I'll be fragging everything pretty soon here. After kien takes pics of it lol.

andestang
11-23-2014, 04:18 AM
So just went through your whole thread. Such a nice set-up !

FishinGoalie
11-23-2014, 05:32 AM
So just went through your whole thread. Such a nice set-up !

Thanks!
Definitly a upgrade from my old biocube :wink:

Snappy
11-23-2014, 04:57 PM
Things look to be coming along nicely

FishinGoalie
11-23-2014, 06:31 PM
Things look to be coming along nicely

Thanks :)

WarDog
05-24-2015, 11:20 PM
Any updates on this tank? It's been forever and I was following along.

Skimmer Juice
05-25-2015, 03:56 AM
he had his set-up for sale on here. I and a lot of others sent messages for the livestock and nobody got a reply. I guess it was a joke ? Was a nice little waste of time

FishinGoalie
05-25-2015, 05:37 AM
he had his set-up for sale on here. I and a lot of others sent messages for the livestock and nobody got a reply. I guess it was a joke ? Was a nice little waste of time

Hey man/woman, I don't appreciate you saying or typing things about me like that. I do not know what is going on in your life and frankly it doesn't really matter. But sometimes you have to take in consideration that there may be things in this world that come up and may be more important. Im in grade 11 and its exam time, Its very stressful dealing with people, taking care of a saltwater fish tank, and trying to study for exams. My life does not revolve around canreef and maybe i can't get back to someone instantly. So before you go assuming think about what your saying.

On a side not I'm working on a video update right now for the journal. And no the video is not a joke.:mrgreen::biggrin::surprise::wink::wink::wink ::wink::wink:

FishinGoalie
05-25-2015, 06:22 AM
Here is a little video for everyone to watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qtfxPbTS6c

WarDog
05-25-2015, 06:45 AM
I am glad to hear this is still doing good. Looks awesome!

daplatapus
05-25-2015, 02:15 PM
Your tank is looking awesome! What are the yellow and black stripped fish? Can't say as I've seen those before.

FishinGoalie
05-25-2015, 03:57 PM
Thanks!

Those are pilotfish, they normally hang around sharks and get to be 2-3 feet long! They are moving to there final home soon that is much much bigger, then they can live with sharks too!

Skimmer Juice
05-25-2015, 06:41 PM
Hey man/woman, I don't appreciate you saying or typing things about me like that. I do not know what is going on in your life and frankly it doesn't really matter. But sometimes you have to take in consideration that there may be things in this world that come up and may be more important. Im in grade 11 and its exam time, Its very stressful dealing with people, taking care of a saltwater fish tank, and trying to study for exams. My life does not revolve around canreef and maybe i can't get back to someone instantly. So before you go assuming think about what your saying.

On a side not I'm working on a video update right now for the journal. And no the video is not a joke.:mrgreen::biggrin::surprise::wink::wink::wink ::wink::wink:

never said anything about you personally , just saying what happened . Maybe take in to consideration other peoples time before posting a thread you never really intended on replying to. Could care less if you are in grade 11 and dont have time to care for your reef. You dont like what I said to bad welcome to life. Next

FishinGoalie
05-26-2015, 12:07 AM
I finally had some time to write an update on my tank. This year has been a big learning time for me with the tank. I ended up with a really bad algae outbreak and had to make some tough decisions about my tank. I initially decided to sell my set up, because I couldn't keep up with school and other things going on with our family. I was working on selling off my corals first, then the fish, and then the set up...after I got through selling most of my corals I was not ready to sell off my fish. This told me that it wasn't time to get rid of the whole thing.

So I have started leaning towards only doing a fish only...still with a few corals left though...It's not easy selling stuff from your tank piece by piece, there was a 3 week period where I had people coming here to get corals...one or two at a time...Then I decided to keep the tank going.

Through the winter I realized my Blonde Naso Tang "MO" was getting too big for my tank, so I gave him to someone. He now lives with another Naso Tang in a much bigger tank. I also had to get rid of my squirrel fish because I think they ate some of my anthias and cardinal fish. They also are in a new tank now, and apparently are not eating anything in their tank...

I ran into a problem this winter with aiptasia. It was starting to grow everywhere. So I got a Copperband Butterfly "Winston". Winston was an awesome fish. He would eat from our hands, follow us around the tank, and was a fantastic fat fish. And he ate all the aiptasia!!! Eventually he started picking on my clams, so I sold them with my corals.

A couple weeks ago, Winston got stung by my rose bubble tip Anemone pretty badly. Sadly, he didn't make it though the night. It was awful, we still miss him lots. It's strange because all of the fish stay away from the anemone... RIP Winston. :(

When I sold off most of my corals I decided to get a juvenile emperor angel. I always wanted one but with all my corals I couldn't get one. I still have the long tentacle plate coral and bubble coral and so far, he hasn't touched them.

At the same time I also got a cowfish. He is a pretty cool fish, but within a day he had ich. He seems to be handling it OK, but my yellow tang seems to have it now. He has never had it before. I am hoping that since all my fish are fat and healthy they will manage to fight it off. I am using garlic guard in their food...also feeding some of the medicated food, but have to be careful that my anemones don't get it...

That's about it for now. I am finding it a challenge to manage school, the tank, travel, family time etc etc. Now that my algae outbreak is under control it is much easier to manage the tank though.

The pilot fish are the black and yellow striped ones. They are super cool, but are quickly outgrowing my tank. I have a larger tank lined up for them already, but they have to be a certain size before they can go into that tank also.

FishinGoalie
05-26-2015, 05:43 PM
never said anything about you personally , just saying what happened . Maybe take in to consideration other peoples time before posting a thread you never really intended on replying to. Could care less if you are in grade 11 and dont have time to care for your reef. You dont like what I said to bad welcome to life. Next

If your worrying about time why are you posting totally unnecessary things that create nothing but problems. Why would you even start something like this? it doesn't make sense.

And.. above everything I said please text or phone me, i responded to everyone who did that, hence why I have no corals left.

Also you never even sent me an PM so why does this have anything to do with you?

Skimmer Juice
05-27-2015, 01:36 AM
first off if you read my first post it was a ? , and I sent a text and never got a reply as well as another friend I have on here told me not to bother as he got no response either. You seem to be offended over nothing I was just pointing out the obvious if you are not selling the stuff why make a post to waste peoples time in the first place. I could honesty care less . Drop it and move on .