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Old 08-16-2008, 05:06 AM
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Default 120gal mixed predatory reef tank

Here is my tank that I have been running for a little more than 2 years.

The display tank is 2'x2'x4' 120gal, the sump is a 140gal stock trough, and I have a 50 gal frag tank running off of that as well. Total system has about 270 gal of water less what is taken up by the 200 lbs of liverock.

Equipment:
AquaMedic Oceanlight 36" 2x250W 13K Giesemann HQI and 2x39W T5 Giesemann Actinic+
Precision Marine Bullet 2 Skimmer with Iwaki 55 pump
Precision Marine 422 Calcium Reactor with aquariumplants.com CO2 Regulator and Milwaukee pH controller
Oceans Motions SS Compact with Little Giant 1300gph return pump
Mag 12 running a spray bar behind the rocks
Phosban reactor for carbon
DSB in a bucket in sump
20gal fuge in sump with various macro algae
Tunze Osmolator for auto top off and DIY Kalk reactor

Livestock:
Volitan Lionfish
Snowflake Moray Eel
Purple Tang
Copperbanded Butterfly
Tomatoe Clown

big Sebae anemone
5 Tridacnid clams
Green Death Brittle Star
Tiger Tail cucumber
12 SPS
11 LPS
6 Softies

Before anyone else does I'll say it: the lionfish could use a little more swimming room and my sump looks like Frankenstiens creation.

























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Old 08-16-2008, 05:14 AM
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Wow, great looking tank. Glad you decided to share this with us.
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Old 08-16-2008, 06:25 PM
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That is one fine lookin' tank. Corals and fish look healthy and happy. Have you had any trouble with any fish picking at your clams, or do they mostly leave them alone?
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I've had problems with my Purple Tang nipping a clam at least twice but he usually leaves them alone. I've had to move several corals into another tank or just to a different location in the main tank because of the Tang picking on them. I've seen him bite at one of my acan, an open brain, some yellow zoanthus, anthelia, kenya tree coral, and an oulophyllia... I also blame him for the recent decline in health of a wall hammer. My frag tank is full of coral that I cant keep in my main tank because of the tang... Oh and my tomatoe clown hates xenia. If there is any xenia in my main tank she will shred it so I only have it growing in the frag tank.
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Wow, that lion fish is HUGE. Did you have him since he was a baby?
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Sweet!
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VERY cool tank!!! GORGEOUS! That lion fish is a giant!
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Holly Crap look at the Lion!!!!

Great looking tank!

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Wow that is one big lionfish! Love the tank, esp the caps, that green is gorgeous!
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