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Saltwater from New Baltimore

Starting a Reef Tank

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Active within 1676 Days

Name: j1zip

Size/Category 45-Gallon Saltwater

Type: Glass

Shape: Corner

List of Fish:
1 - Yellow Tang
1 - Favia, Colt, Star Polys, Superman Mushroom, Finger Leather, Frog Spawn
2 - Percula Clowns
1 - Yellow Watchman Gobbie

Lighting: Coralife 96w 10,000k 50/50 Compact Fourecent

Filtration: Fluval 405 Canister Filter, Protein Skimmer

Invertebrates: 2 Pepermint Shrimp
8 Atrea Snails
5 Blueleg Hermit Crabs

Other Accessories: Hydor Pump

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06/01/2011 12:00.46 PM
nice setup

Come visit me, Bio Qube & Wiseone.

01/14/2011 02:53.04 PM Report This Comment
Nice!!!!
Your fish look very Healthy

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06/01/2010 10:49.05 Report This Comment
What a great looking tank, you have a vote from me.

Come visit me, Saltwater.

03/25/2010 06:23.23 Report This Comment
Hi
Here is a vote for your tank.

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03/09/2010 06:20.03 Report This Comment
Hi
Thanks for the visit. To answer your question, yes there are two 250w MH bulbs for a total of 500w. It generates a huge amount of heat and quite the electrical bill too. It's probably overkill for my tank and I should have gotten less. I had trouble like you with the tank water getting too hot and losing stock. I have no room to add a chiller so I do the best I can with a room air conditioner and a fan in the summer. Drives the electrical bill even higher. When I can afford it I think I may get the programmable LED lights that another FC member told me about. I think they run around $1500 or more though so it will be quite awhile. I look forward to seeing how your tank progresses. I'm still figuring this all out myself. Fish Art is a great person to field questions too. As I'm sure you saw, his tanks have the healthiest and most beautiful coral stock. Good luck sneaking coral past your wife, lol! Vote.

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03/07/2010 03:22.31 PM Report This Comment
Replaced my Bulbs Today!
I replaced my bulb today in my Coralife 96w CFL Fixture, it set me back almost $50.00 for the QUAD 50/50 CFL Bulb. Huge difference in light quality, I guess it was time. My tanks lighting was very white and dull now it looks more blue and a very slight similarity to a metal halid. I'm hoping to add to or upgrade my lighting soon but money is tight at the moment. Will see what the future holds.

Come visit me, First Saltwater Tank & j1zip.

03/04/2010 05:08.49 PM Report This Comment
Thanks for the kind words
Beautiful tang. Like to see more photos of your tank. Here's a vote.

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02/28/2010 02:24.28 PM Report This Comment
HEY!!!
AWESOME LOOKING TANG!!!!!

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02/23/2010 05:41.25 PM Report This Comment
YOU HAVE A FLOATER BETTER CLEAN THAT TANK ;)

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02/23/2010 04:44.18 PM Report This Comment
A VOTE FOR YOU!! YES THEY DO, PRETTY SWEET FISH THOUGH.

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02/23/2010 04:42.54 PM Report This Comment
Favorite Local Fish Store Disappoints
I went to my Local Fish Store (Kee's) on Saturday only be disappointed by their stock. Their Frags where bleached and rather small for the price and the fish on hand where nothing special either. Even their mature corals where kind of a poor excuse, oh well there's always next time.

Come visit me, First Saltwater Tank & j1zip.

02/21/2010 10:20.12 Report This Comment
Hi
Welcome to FC! Leaving you a huge vote!

Come visit me, Ziggy (in loving memory), Zippy (in loving memory), Stripes & Zj.

02/20/2010 08:29.44 Report This Comment
Wow, sounds like you have had some difficulty with your tank. I am glad it is doing better now. Yes the days of buying mature corals are over for most of us, just due to the state of the economy. If you could find a local/semi-local fish club, they usually have members that can tell you good advice, plus they usually have frags for cheap. Good luck and happy fish keeping!!

Come visit me, Saltwater.

02/20/2010 06:59.22 Report This Comment
Mistakes Happen
Last year at about the same time of year I was a few months into starting my reef tank. I had a few corals a small colony of green mushrooms, star polyps, a xenia, galexia and some button polyps. Everything was going great for about two months except for my galexia, it was slowly dying. The cause is still unkown to me at this time. My other corals where thriving along with my excitement until I got some bad advise. I'm always trying to improve my reef keeping skills and searching for ways to do so. Well I've always kept my tank on the warm side 78°, the advice was to slowly raise the temperature to 82°. At first I raised it to 80° and everything was still thriving. After a couple weeks of being pleased with the results I raised the temp again to 82°. It took about a month and all my coral had died,I was perplexed. My water parameters where always testing excellent. I even brought in water samples to my local fish store to be tested. I asked around a bit hoping to get some answers with no luck. My tank ran at that temp 82° for six months my fish never showed signs of stress durring that period except for one my Flame Angel that is no longer with us do this event. I eventually on my own and from a little research I slowly in the course of a month dropped my temperature down to 76°-78°. All is well now except it's alot harder now to convince my wife into letting buy coral now. Every so often I'll sneak a frag into my tank but the days of buying mature coral are sometime away. So I guess mistakes happen, the important thing is to learn from them and move on.

Come visit me, First Saltwater Tank & j1zip.

02/19/2010 06:25.33 PM Report This Comment
neat sounding tank. here's a vote

Come visit me, Saltwater.

02/19/2010 07:23.21 Report This Comment
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