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Old 08/28/2007, 11:34 AM   #1
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I´m starting a Fish Only with Live Rock. Currently my setup is:

Main Tank - 175x60x50 cm
Sump - 100x30x40 cm
Refuge - 50x50x30 cm (DSB 13 cm)

Live Rock - 60 kg
Chiller: Frimar 3/4 HP
Skimmer - Deltec AP851
Heater: Jagger 2 x 300W
Top off - Tunze osmolator
Kalkwasser Reactor - Deltec KM500
Lights: Hailea 4x80W T5
Pumps: 2 Turbelle Nano Stream 6055 + Multicontroler Tunze + 1 Turbelle Nano Stream 6045
Return pump - Iwaki MD 40Rx
Ozone 300 mg connect to skimmer
1 UV DIY 54W
1 ORP and PH controler

Fish (so far):

1 couple Chrysiptera cyanea
8 Amphiprion ocellaris
1 Chaetodon collare
1 Chaetodon auriga
1 Chaetodonplus mesoleucos

What I´m planning to put:

3 Chaetodon semilarvatus
1 Chaetodon xanthurus
2 Chaetodon lunula
1 Centropyge flavissima
1 Centropyge potteri

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What do you guys think about the setup and the fish that I´m planning to put?

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Old 08/30/2007, 12:46 PM   #2
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Looks great. Never seen a tank that looked so natural!!! Especially with the coraline on the back wall.

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Old 08/30/2007, 12:46 PM   #3
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Looks great. Never seen a tank that looked so natural!!! Especially with the coraline on the back wall.

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Old 08/30/2007, 03:18 PM   #4
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Why all the clowns?


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Old 08/30/2007, 03:38 PM   #5
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Wow,

Nice set up! I like the Butterflies and the clown harem.


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Old 08/30/2007, 03:47 PM   #6
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THe clowns are really cool.
How many gallons is the tank?
ALso did you introduce the clowns at the same time? or different times?

Have they bred yet?

Are they related?


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Old 08/30/2007, 04:51 PM   #7
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Hi,

Thanks for your comments!
Marc - this FOWLR is a former Reef that´s why I have the coraline in back.

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Why all the clowns?
Because I like them!!!

buttons buster - the 8 clowns are hall brothers (and sisters!!!) and they were born in a local Store. Fortunately I manage to keep them since they were a few months old and they give along very well.

They didn´t breed yet but they are already forming at least 2 couples!

The all system as 185 gallons. The main tank almost 145 gallons.

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Old 08/31/2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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Today i had the chance to put a new centropyge - the eibli...





I´m gonna put one more - the potteri!

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Old 08/31/2007, 11:56 AM   #9
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Very nice tank. It will be interesting to see how the clowns work out long term. I also really like the Chaetodonplus mesoleucos.

As a side note, those are really nice pictures. Do you do color adjustments to them after you take them? The colors actually look like the true colors, the color on my pics always seems way off regardless of what I do.


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Old 09/01/2007, 05:41 AM   #10
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Nice tank.............I'd stick with just 2 semilarvatis. Two will probably pair off & the third will get bullied into a corner.

How about another Collare?


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Old 09/02/2007, 04:55 AM   #11
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...Do you do color adjustments to them after you take them? The colors actually look like the true colors, the color on my pics always seems way off regardless of what I do.
No color adjustments on those pics - just some sharp.

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...I'd stick with just 2 semilarvatis. Two will probably pair off & the third will get bullied into a corner.

How about another Collare?
I think it will be easier to get a pair from 3 or more semilarvatus and then take some out! What do you think?

About the collare - do you think that they will form a pair? I really don´t have that kind of information!

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Old 09/03/2007, 04:52 AM   #12
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I think it will be easier to get a pair from 3 or more semilarvatus and then take some out! What do you think?
Sounds like a good plan. I'd take the same approach with the collare.


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Old 09/06/2007, 09:29 AM   #13
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Hi,

Here I´m with some news! Since my last post I had some more fish to the system:

1 Centropyge potteri
1 Chaetodon lunula
1 Chaetodon vagabundos
1 Chaetodon plebeius
1 Chaetodon auriga
1 Chelmon rostratus

Here are some pics of the new guys...



Chaetodon auriga



Chaetodon plebeius



Chaetodon lunula



Centropyge potteri



Chaetodon vagabundos (once he was to stressed I put him in the refuge). He´s now doing well and swimming all a cross the refuge



Chelmon rostratus

Some pics of the all layout...









I´m really enjoying the result...

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Old 09/06/2007, 11:07 AM   #14
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Beautiful tank!


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Old 09/06/2007, 07:06 PM   #15
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Very nice. Simple. I like it!


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Old 09/07/2007, 03:55 AM   #16
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You have some very tough fish to keep in that batch, especially the plebeius & the vagabund. Have they eaten yet?

It's hard to tell from the picture but you may have a decussatus instead of a vagabund. If that's the case, then it should be okay.
They are very similar in markings but totally different in hardiness.
The back end of the decussatus is black about 1/4 of the body with a yellow striped tail. The vagabund has black stripe on it's backside with the yellow striped tail.

Good luck, keep us posted


vagabund------
http://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/eng...vagabundus.htm

decusstus----
http://www.meerwasser-lexikon.de/eng...decussatus.htm


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Old 09/07/2007, 04:33 AM   #17
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[B]You have some very tough fish to keep in that batch, especially the plebeius & the vagabund. Have they eaten yet?
You may not believe but both the plebeius and the vagabund are eating dry food (Dainichi pellets). The only fish that didn´t make it was the Centropyge potteri - yesterday I found him on the bottom. I really don´t know why but I suspect the way and meens use on the caught!

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It's hard to tell from the picture but you may have a decussatus instead of a vagabund.
I´m sure it´s a vagabund! You can check on the following pic...



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Old 09/07/2007, 06:08 AM   #18
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Yep.......definately a vagabund. Great to hear they are eating.


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Old 09/09/2007, 12:16 PM   #19
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Another fish in the tank - an Apolemichthys trimaculatus.



He was not well received by his family, but quickly he understood were to swim!







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Old 09/09/2007, 01:13 PM   #20
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Dlopes

What kind of lights do you have on your fuge?

And what macros do you have?

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Old 09/09/2007, 02:38 PM   #21
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What kind of lights do you have on your fuge?

And what macros do you have?
I´m using 2x36W PC 10000K lights and currently I have Caulerpa taxifolia, chaetomorpha and Botryocladia uvaria (a red one).

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Old 09/09/2007, 03:10 PM   #22
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I love the green in that refuge photo.

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Old 09/20/2007, 10:44 AM   #23
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Hi,

Finally I had received the reefbranches and some new algae. But the most important news are that I´de just received two Zanclus...







Here are some other pics of the full layout were you can check the new algae and the reefbranches...







The new algae



Codium



Cymodocea Serrulata - sea grasse.



Galaxaura Marginata

The bad news... the Chaetodon plebeius is dead with no reason whatsoever - he was eating well and yesterday at lunch time he eat heaven dry food!



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Old 09/20/2007, 11:58 AM   #24
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Where are you getting your algae and reef branches?

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Old 09/21/2007, 05:08 AM   #25
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Where are you getting your algae and reef branches?
The reefbranches were bought form Aquaristic and the algae from Marine Life.

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