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Nicholas41



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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:34 pm

I'm good on the urchins, they should be plenty. Turns out they eat coraline, I knew the rock looked super white lol

And very true lol Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:17 pm

So Updates! All of my urchins are doing fine, I have 3 pin cushions, a black spine, and a pencil urchin. The filefish is doing great and has become very friendly. I thought the wrasse was dead, but apparently he isn't. I hadn't seen him in three weeks and he showed himself today. He has grown quite a bit.

Chalice update


But now for the fun part! I picked up two fish today from creative aquariums!! Todd and Michael












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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 5:21 pm

Great shot of the chalice! Love the new fish! Very Happy

P.S. 2 of your pics aren't showing... Sad

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:14 pm

They are on my computer.. Photobucket has been acting screwy for me the last few times I've used it.

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:25 pm

That chalice is delicious bro!
we need a fts!
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:38 pm

Beautiful lions Nick!

Nicholas41 wrote:

But now for the fun part! I picked up two fish today from creative aquariums!! Todd and Michael

Which is which?
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:23 pm

Thanks guys! I'll post up a FTS in the next few days, hopefully my lions will begin to swim around a bit Very Happy. The tan/yellow one is Todd, and the red one is Michael.

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:41 pm

awesome(:

who/what they named after?
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:07 am


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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:15 am

Still think you should have gone with Lion King names or Aslan. You have a perfect Mufasa and Scar (yellow and red) differentiation. tease

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:31 am

Sam_G wrote:
Still think you should have gone with Lion King names or Aslan. You have a perfect Mufasa and Scar (yellow and red) differentiation. tease
I wasn't going to comment Wink but +1
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:50 am

Sam_G wrote:
Still think you should have gone with Lion King names or Aslan. You have a perfect Mufasa and Scar (yellow and red) differentiation. tease

rant ? Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Tue Sep 04, 2012 6:29 pm

lol i love the names! Smile

the irony is amusing. you have the big bad lionfish and his name is Todd! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:34 pm

I thought that was why it was fitting. Both of the lionfish showed no interest in the mysis shrimp I put in. Tomorrow I am going to try some really small silversides.

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:49 am

Hmm, hope they start eating soon. It's typical for new fish not to eat the first couple of days, though...

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:58 am

Maybe try live feeder shrimp?
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:43 am

I'll try silversides on a stick, and if they don't go for it after 2 days I may go and get some shrimp.

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:53 pm

this would be interesting.. take a low lb test weight fishing line and loop it through the head of the silverside, then tie it infront of a powerhead (few inches off) so it stays floating and blows around a lil?
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:58 pm

So I spent about 20 minutes sorting my silversides into small, medium and large earlier, and then froze them immediately. I went to the tank and use a long pair of tongs and held the silverside in front of the redish lionfish making it move back and forth. He was clearly excited (all of his fins lifted, and he scooted forward a bit). I released the silverside and it was in his mouth in under 15 seconds . The yellow didn't go after it right away, but he was where it sank to when I came back into the room a few minutes later.

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:00 pm

Nicholas41 wrote:
So I spent about 20 minutes sorting my silversides into small, medium and large earlier, and then froze them immediately. I went to the tank and use a long pair of tongs and held the silverside in front of the redish lionfish making it move back and forth. He was clearly excited (all of his fins lifted, and he scooted forward a bit). I released the silverside and it was in his mouth in under 15 seconds . The yellow didn't go after it right away, but he was where it sank to when I came back into the room a few minutes later.

Success! thumbs up

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:27 pm

Woohoo Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:43 pm

The red one ate three today... lol, I should be picking up some Zoas and a fish on Sat Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:07 am

lil fatty.
What fish? (:

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:35 pm

Dinner time! Very Happy

Begging to get fed-






And the feast!





Close up of the filefish (ignore the ich)

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PostSubject: Re: Nick's 90 gallon aggressive reef tank   Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:35 pm

So I'm still going to get a fish tonight as well as some zoas, but I picked up a fish from Creative Aquariums. It has to be the best looking Fu manchu lionfish I have ever seen. It's approx. 4 in.









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