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listen2bob



Join date : 2011-08-26
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PostSubject: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:56 am

Hello all, I am new to the club so I figured I would introduce my tank.
It is a Standard Predrilled 65 gallon with a 20 gallon long refugium. This setup has been in place for a little over 2 years, but everything has been moved from a 35 gallon Hexagon that was setup for about 8 years prior. The refugium has not been touched from the original system.
Little details:
Filtration: Filtration for this tank is achieved using the oversized refugium of macroalgae (calerpa and chaeto), and a mangrove. This refugium has a ~4 inch deep sand bed. Additional filtration is provided by a Phosban reactor with Rowa Phos, and a bit of filter floss in the overflow to remove some particulates.

Pumps and Flow: The main return pump for this aquarium is a Mag Drive 9.5. The phosban reactor is mainly fed by a gravity line off my drain and is supplemented by a small maxijet. In tank flow is provided by a Vortec MP10w ES on the Reef Crest mode at 80%. This is supplemented by a Korralia 4 on the opposite wall.

Lighting:
Sump lighting is 2 clamp lights running 6500k power compacts 18 hours a day opposite of my main display to control pH swings.
Main tank lighting is supplied by 2 150 watt HQI halides using 14k Phoenix bulbs on a Galaxy dual electronic ballast. Actinics are provided by a 2 bulb T5 unit running Giesmann actinics and 2 blue leds.
All lighting for the main display have been scavenged from existing units from my past and built into my hood, affectionately named Frankenstien.

Fishes:
2 black and white striped damsels
1 yellow tail blue damsel
1 Maroon Clownfish
Mated pair of neon dottybacks
1 goby I never bought but found in my refugium a couple months ago
1 6 line wrasse

Inverts:
1 Coral Banded Shrimp (from mango man)
emerald crabs
Turbo snails
Nassarius snails
blue leg crabs

Corals:
Lots......SPS, LPS, Softies

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listen2bob



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:12 am



















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schudini



Join date : 2011-06-30
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:39 am

Nice tank. Is that a Neon Dottyback?

You must like the aggressive fish (that + damsels).
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listen2bob



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:46 am

Thanks, For me the fish are secondary as my interests are more in the corals and inverts. Funny how the fish list just ended up being fairly aggressive. The Neon Dottybacks really are not that aggressive in this tank. The worst citizen by far is the 6 line wrasse which has essentially broken up my mated pair of neon dottybacks. The smaller of the dotty's has relocated itself to the refugium, and I am not about to tear it apart to get it out
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mangoman



Join date : 2011-07-12
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:31 pm

+1 on sixline wrasses being aggressive! They're horrible! shark chase

Dottyback are never aggressive for me either..

Beautiful tank! I love all the blue and teal colors that you have in there!


What is that blue coral in the third pic from the top? (bottom of pic)
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listen2bob



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:56 pm

Mango, that is a Pavona maldivens. they come in green and orange I got that frag 3 years ago. hasn't grown at all
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:28 pm

Wow beautiful setup David! The tank looks amazing!

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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:15 pm

Your set-up is AWESOME!!!! Very Happy I love all of the different colors in your aquarium! cheers

What's the coral in the center of the 2nd pic from the top? Acro? Is it a Red Planet?? Question

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100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

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Iceelover



Join date : 2011-07-14
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:25 am

Amazing job! Your corals look beautiful! Smile

Umm...
Do I spy a heart in the top center of your tank (first pic)?? Lol
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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:55 pm

Good eyes! lol I didn't even see that.

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listen2bob



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Sun Aug 28, 2011 11:41 am

Sam G. That is a Scripps pink milie that is grafting with a ora blue millie
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listen2bob



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Sun Aug 28, 2011 12:19 pm

The hearts are actually on the kitchen counter behind the tank
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Sun Aug 28, 2011 6:25 pm

listen2bob wrote:
Sam G. That is a Scripps pink milie that is grafting with a ora blue millie

It's beautiful! I've never been a fan of millis, but I like that one! love

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100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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AshleyG



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:49 pm

"1 goby I never bought but found in my refugium a couple months ago" <-- lol, gotta love saltwater Wink
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Sam_G
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:52 pm

What type of goby was it? Question

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~Samantha snorkel

Founder and Former President of the Aquarist Club at USF

100 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium

47 Gallon Macroalgae DT
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listen2bob



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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:27 am

It is a Yellow Watchman Goby. Good sized one at that about 3"
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PostSubject: Re: listen2bob's 65 Mixed reef   Wed Oct 05, 2011 9:38 am

Awww...the poor little guy

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