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BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 12:04 AM
Hey guys, i've been lurking for a while and never posted pictures of the tank. I know I have quite a big bio load, and yes I know about the vlamingii tang and how big he gets (i'm upgrading to a 300G this summer)

Inhabitants:
Purple Tang
Blue Tang
Foxface
Vlamingii Tang
3 Green Chromis
Firefish Goby
Lawnmower Blenny
2 Bar Gobies
Blue Linkia Starfish

I do BIG waterchanges every week, everything get's fed, alot. 2 sheets of nori twice a day, big skimmer, no agression fighting between the fish (once in a while the blue tang who's 9 inches goes after the foxface for about 2 seconds), mysis shrimp every other day.

I know the pictures are REALLY bad, but my Nikon D200 is at home right now.

My new'ish 125G 6 foot tank

My best buddy in the world
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture150.jpg

I've trained him to sit in my hand, whenever I put my hand in the tank he'll swim from wherever he's sitting and plop in my hand until I shake him out
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank041.jpg

My Male Bluejaw Trigger RIP, he jumped a month ago and was replaced with the blue tang
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank009.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank075.jpg

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 12:06 AM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank074.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank065.jpg


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank062.jpg


http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank061.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank054.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank046.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank023.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture150-1.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture149-1.jpg

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 12:07 AM
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture145.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture142.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture149.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank079.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/fishtank081.jpg

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 12:09 AM
I've got 2 seio 2500's on order......i'm excited about the extra 5000gph of flow i'm going to get!!!

I had that pbt for 3 months and than had a massive ich outbreak in my tank due to our apartments ac unit going out and the tank temps shot up to 89 degrees. I lost 2 true percs that had been with me for 2 years, a pbt, blonde naso tang, target mandrin, blue spotted goby, baby 2 inch sailfin tang, and a few other gobies. It was hard. The only thing that survived was my lawnmower blenny, thank god. My trigger jumped out a month ago while I was on vacation. He was a model citizen, never touched coral, fish, and he would let the shrimp clean him, he ate out of my hand. I would deff. reccomend bluejaws to anyone. I will get another with my 300G

drummereef
01/07/2007, 12:12 AM
Very nice! The seios will make a big difference.

JokerGirl
01/07/2007, 12:14 AM
Looks beautiful!

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 12:18 AM
Full Tank Shot (Sorry it's dark on the right 1/3 of the tank, need to buy a new bulb, it's blown)
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture116.jpg

Clams
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture122.jpg

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f376/NC99M3/Picture151.jpg

I'll get some more shots up tomorrow, I need to take some of the right side of the tank with all the pretty wavy soft corals

NanoGurl
01/07/2007, 12:43 AM
That is so cool!!!!!!!!!!

Gundo5000
01/07/2007, 12:59 AM
I like it.....I like it a lot.

mpoletti
01/07/2007, 06:04 AM
The new power heads will do so much for your tank. I ditched my MJ1200's and went with the nano streams and wow, what a difference already and it has been a only a week. Good luck.

Whisperer
01/07/2007, 07:25 AM
Nice. That linkia in pic #9 looks like he's wearing sneakers.
Cute LMB, he looks cozy in your hand.
You're right, the full tank shot looks like you need more light in the right side.
I see you hate 'em tangs eh? Me too :D

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 03:23 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys! It's been an adventure with this tank, but other than the massive ich outbreak due to the a/c goign out i've had great results due to hard work and dedication.
Yeah, i'm excited about the seio's. 5000gph extra is alot of flow! :eek1: I'll be at 6200gph goign through my tank. Should be enough for the sps.

blunoser
01/07/2007, 03:25 PM
is that a trigger in you tank, i thought they were not good in reefs

Whisperer
01/07/2007, 03:57 PM
[QUOTE]<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8916720#post8916720 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by BMW///M3
[B]I've got 2 seio 2500's on order......i'm excited about the extra 5000gph of flow i'm going to get!!!

Did u mean Seio 2600? Where did u order and how much? I am also looking to buy a couple. I am tired of MJ mod that I can't get to spin forward. :(

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 05:02 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=8920356#post8920356 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by blunoser
is that a trigger in you tank, i thought they were not good in reefs

Did you not read my above post? You're obviously new to the hobby.......bluejaw trigger man....reef safe 99% of the time

blunoser
01/07/2007, 05:18 PM
yea i am, try to catch up but there is so much out there

Reet15
01/07/2007, 05:27 PM
As soon as you think you've caught up, something will change - just like the computers LOL

frazier
01/07/2007, 05:35 PM
how does all your tangs get along? tank looks good....nice colorful hippo...

blunoser
01/07/2007, 05:44 PM
have pics of my tank on members site gallery
under blunoser

BMW///M3
01/07/2007, 06:53 PM
No, acutally no fighting, ever. The fish are fed so much there is almost NO agression. The tangs and the lawnmower blenny get 2 sheets of nori TWICE a day. And everything gets fed mysis shrimp every other day. The blue tang once in a while will nip at the foxface for 1 second, but that's it. The purple tang is the boss of the tank, nothing messes with it, ever.