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Thread: 40g Mixed Reef

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    Hello Everyone,

    I just got back into SW again after a year and a half off. I was running a 40g FW system during my "layoff", but I got the itch for SW again, so here I am. My plan is to keep this tank as simple as possible...low light corals and lightly stocked. Just something for me and my daughter to enjoy.

    Equipment: 40g standard, dual 39watt T5 fixture (ATI aquablue special, ATI blue plus), MP10, Aquaclear 70 with InTank media rack (floss, purigen, carbon, chaeto), JBJ Nanoglo for fuge light, 47 lbs. of sand, 27 lbs. of "reef saver" rock from Bulk Reef Supply, 9 lbs of store bought LR.

    Fish:
    clown pair
    citron clown goby
    flame angelfish
    skunk cleaner shrimp

    Coral:
    green hairy mushroom
    green frilly mushroom
    red mushroom
    bullseye mushroom
    orange rhodactis mushroom
    frogspawn
    sympodium
    eagle eye zoas
    la laker zoas
    pink palys
    2 unknown palys


    I am using all external pumps, so I am hoping to avoid the use of a chiller. Down the road, I am going to get a HOB Reef Octopus skimmer (which also uses an external pump).

    Thanks for looking in!
    Startup FTS (sorry for the low quality iphone pic):


    Modified AC70, with media tray from InTank:


    Current FTS (4/4/2012)
    40g SW

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    A few more shots...

    Clown Goby:


    Female Clown:


    Flame Angel:


    Frogspawn:
    40g SW

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    Skunk:
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    I just love the Flame Angels in a salt water aquariums! Your tank looks great

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    Tank looks really healthy! Your color mixture looks great really makes all the colors pop
    55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013

    20g Long --> currently concoting a build plan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Marine
    I just love the Flame Angels in a salt water aquariums! Your tank looks great
    Thanks! This is my first angel, so I am hoping it works out well.
    40g SW

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    Coach, what all are you feeding that dwarf angel? Nice looking tank by the way, should develop nicely. I see you fragging soft corals in your future :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave66
    Coach, what all are you feeding that dwarf angel?
    The angel has been really good about accepting food. He is eating Hikari marine S pellets, frozen mysis, and formula 2 flake. I have tried nori several times, but he wont touch it.
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    They are much more partial to green algae, but you can use Spirulina pellets (better) or flakes to help complete that diet.

    Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave66
    They are much more partial to green algae, but you can use Spirulina pellets (better) or flakes to help complete that diet.

    Dave
    I look for those at my LFS, thanks Dave!
    40g SW

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