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mangoman



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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:05 pm

looks good!!
how much flow you giving it? I never can tell what too much flow is..
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sat Jun 23, 2012 1:09 pm

Thanks guys!

As for the flow it is about 6 inches away from my mp10, and set off to the side about an inch or two. I have it set to gently run up and down between 200~gph to about 1200~gph. I'll watch the growth of it, so far it is growing in the direction of the mp10. The polyps aren't super far out, but the growth is good!

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:32 am

Alright cool thanks Smile

my powerheads don't ramp (chinese!), is it ok if my acros sit in constant flow? about 2ft away from a 1600gph
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:47 pm

I'd say 2 feet away is a fine distance. As they grow you will be able to tell what it likes. My Miami acro isn't really growing up, but it has grown close to an inch long branch aiming directly to my power head lol.

How are the powerheads you go working out???

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:14 pm

Ok thanks for the help

so far so good! Smile
I've got 2 x 1300gph powerheads comnig in tomorrow.. payed 25 for the two
I love me some cheap chinese stuff!!

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:38 pm

I'm glad they're working out for you! If I had a larger tank I would definitely use them! That is after someone tried them out for me tease Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Sun Jun 24, 2012 9:43 pm

Nicholas41 wrote:
I'm glad they're working out for you! If I had a larger tank I would definitely use them! That is after someone tried them out for me tease Very Happy

sounds like an excuse to get a bigger tank!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:02 am

I wish I could tease. I think if I ever set up another one it would be a FOWLR I'm thinking a 70-90. One day... lol

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 9:03 am

Really? don't like the corals that much? wow.. surprised!

what fish would you put in it?
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:10 pm

Oh I like the corals, but I also like the fish Very Happy. So I'd get the fish I don't have room for, and it would be a much cheaper setup (and more realistic!) without needing super strong lights and money for coral to stock the tank!.

I'd say maybe 2 triggers, a puffer, a spanish hogfish, an eel (or 2 if it was a 90) and a harlequin tusk. Maybe a dwarf lionfish as well. Very Happy That would be a dream fish tank for me Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:28 pm

yeah that would be a sick tank!

+1 on cost/maitenence being less. that would be nice.. real nice..
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 1:50 pm

Yeah, I'd try a canister again, something highly overpowered like an Fluval FX5. If only I had the money now... lol Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:20 pm

If you do more fish and minimal corals, you should throw in some live plants! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:57 pm

It could do fine with some macros and shrooms for sure Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:02 am

Montipora update!

Old shots ranging from november up to Janurary



Monti on the left, leather on the right






How they currently look





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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:04 am

I also ordered a new fish, and some crabs, starfish, and shrimp from a site called aquacon.
Hopefully everything will come in fine. They did charge me 10 bucks for shipping when it should have been free though -_-... so I'll be giving them a call later.

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 11:45 am

nice monti growth

whats the tealish monti with the red polyps called? that's a pretty cool looking one..
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 1:36 pm

Nice growth!! I love how you grew them next to each other. It's gonna look super cool when they are HUGE!!! cheers

@Eric, that monti is a seasons greetings monti. Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 2:11 pm

Nicholas, these are looking really good. I can't wait to see them grow in even more. It was creative to show a timelapse series of pictures. I'll have to try that with some of my plants Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:52 pm

Thanks guys! Very Happy They have all been growing great and it is fun being able to look back at them when they were smaller up to now.

I cancelled the order becasue the seller has an F with the BBB. But Kindly enough a person told me coral corral had one tiger goby left. So I picked it up Very Happy.

Along with an electric blue hermit and 3 cleaner shrimp Very Happy

The goby is about 3-4in. which is nice because no one is bothering him Very Happy






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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:18 pm

Thats really cool looking! He's got lips! lol
Nice flourescent stripe on the cheek too
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:03 pm

Yeah he is a good looking fish. He hadn't moved, but once the main lights kicked off he moved a few inches. I'm sure he will settle in tonight.

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:39 pm

On a plus side he's easy to take pics of Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Wed Jun 27, 2012 10:17 pm

Pretty much Very Happy I had to shoot through a ton of crap though, so I'm planning on cleaning my walls in the morning. lol

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PostSubject: Re: Nicks 56 Gallon Saltwater tank   Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:06 am

I'm pretty much never up this early but today was special. I'm not sure if my dream was conveniently coming to an end by itself, or maybe I heard noise. Point is, tiger goby jumped out. I literally was waking up and heard him jump and hit the floor. I flew out of my bed and put him back in the tank. Right now the egg crate is draped with a towel.

Time to make a screen top.

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