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  1. Default Cat lady moves to a 120g


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    Wooo new thread for the new tank!

    Including a link here to the old tank where I started my reef building, so that anyone interested can see things from the very beginning: Ye Olde 60g

    Yesterday my bf and I cleaned the whole apartment and prepared the new tank space... we now have a little sitting area facing the tank with a futon and table... basically my new favorite place in the whole world. I fell asleep watching my fishies last night hehe.

    I'll post shots of the tank and my new little "tank nook" as soon as everything is set up.
    120g SW mixed reef (see profile for equipment info) RBTAs, Shrooms, Zoas (new!) and fish..... and two fat cats
    "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." -Sebastian the crab

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    Wonderful. So fun setting up a new tank. The only problem I can see is that it's not in my living room!

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    Your going to love the options you get with a 120 gallon tank. Lots of room for rock while still leaving a good amount of swimming space for the fish
    If you take your time to do the research FIRST, you can successfully set-up and keep ANY type of aquarium with ease.
    "Not using a quarantine tank is like playing Russian roulette. Nobody wins the game, some people just get to play longer than others." - Anthony Calfo
    Fishless Cycle Cycling with Fish Marine Aquarium Info [URL="http://saltwater.aquaticcommunity.com/"]

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    120's might be the best mix between a realistically sized tank and something that's still be enough to not have a real limitation on your stocking :)

    Can't wait for the build to start!!
    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

    Check out the journal to follow my 20g SW tank

    "Take a chance, because you never know how perfect some things can turn out" -- unknown

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    Yes I am super excited

    We have decided that the first addition to the new tank (once everything has been moved over and had a chance to settle in and stabilize) will be a trigger, and I'm pretty set on this one:

    Bursa Triggerfish

    (Rhinecanthus verrucosus, which is actually called "Blackbelly Triggerfish" by most sources). It's similar to the Humuhumu (in fact our LFS has it labeled incorrectly as a Humu Picasso trigger), but max size is 9" rather than 10". Plus there are some small ones at my LFS that I'm eyeing.

    After that, possibly will add a yellow eye kole tang, but I'll figure that out when I get there.
    120g SW mixed reef (see profile for equipment info) RBTAs, Shrooms, Zoas (new!) and fish..... and two fat cats
    "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." -Sebastian the crab

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    New tank was delivered last night! And I have my work cut out for me in terms of scrubbing it out :)

    There are a lot of salt deposits on the inside (mostly on the back/overflows, not so much on the front and side glass), but I have a big bottle of white vinegar and I plan to get to scrubbing tonight with vinegar, hot water and, if it comes to it, a razor blade.

    Once that is done and I get everything hooked up, I'll do a test fill with tap water for leaks, drain it, and start the process of the change over. Pics to come!
    120g SW mixed reef (see profile for equipment info) RBTAs, Shrooms, Zoas (new!) and fish..... and two fat cats
    "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." -Sebastian the crab

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    Can't wait to see it hope you've got plenty of elbow grease to go with that vineager
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Wow- that will be a very nice tank - give some details on both the support systems and ideas for stocking!

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    Merry Christmas Douglas - Taurus Please enjoy this holiday hog! - Trillianne Have a super christmas! - Aeonflame Congrats on 1 year! - andreahp Congrats on 1 year! - jeffs99dime 
    Happy One-Year! - Rue Happy New Year! - ~firefly~ Thanks for the birthday wishes - mommy1 No Message - 850R Now THAT was a nice quiet beer... But now that we have had another... Let's go break stuff!! :-P - 850R 
    Thanks for the rep/compliments! - mojosodope Thanks for the rep the other day, cheers - Cliff ...they go with snow, right? - ~firefly~ Thanks for the rep the other day - Cliff Merry Christmas! - ~firefly~ 
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    Just as Cermet mentioned stocking; I was in a different lfs browsing SW for future ideas, ever seen Blue/green bird wrasse before?? oddest oddballs ive seen in a while Im a sucker for oddballs
    My therapist says I need a bigger tank . . . . .

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    Can't wait to see it hope you've got plenty of elbow grease to go with that vineager
    Hah YES it will need plenty of that... I spent an hour last night just cleaning the wood stand as it was covered in dust/sawdust... clearly stored in this guy's basement for some time. But it looks awesome now!

    I'll post some of the details on the sump when I get home (it came with it, it's a modified wet/dry setup but I don't know how large), and for the moment I'll be using my HOB skimmer that I got for the 60g even though it's only rated up to 120g, so it will barely manage until I can get something bigger.

    In terms of stocking, here is what I have that is being moved over:
    -Oscellaris clown pair, one orange and one mostly black
    -Four stripe damsel and Domino damsel (I can't talk my bf into giving them away... sigh. Hopefully they won't wreak too much havoc with aggressive tank mates...)
    -Valentini puffer
    -Bicolor dottyback
    -large anemone and LPS coral, and some mushrooms.

    Here is what I plan to add:
    -Blackbelly trigger (as small as I can get it)
    -a tang, either Yellow-eye Kole Tang or Yellow Tang (of roughly the same size as the trigger)

    Does that sound do-able in a 120? I know some of the more aggressive ones like the trigger will go after snails and hermit crabs, but as long as they leave corals alone I'm okay with that.
    120g SW mixed reef (see profile for equipment info) RBTAs, Shrooms, Zoas (new!) and fish..... and two fat cats
    "The seaweed is always greener in somebody else's lake." -Sebastian the crab

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