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JANOtheMANO
10/26/2009, 05:52 AM
I love my aquarium!! My 90 has been set up for about 6 months now and almost everything has gone smoothly thanks to everyones advice and tips.

Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated

heres some pics
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1441.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1444.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1452.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1449.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1450.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1447.jpg

BLKTANG
10/26/2009, 07:02 AM
WOW a Humu Humu Trigger in a Reef???

Im shocked i tell ya shocked!!

JANOtheMANO
10/26/2009, 07:07 AM
I dont understand why its working out for me maybe because ive had the trigger since it was born(or close to it) it was as big as a fingernail when i first bought it

Sugar Magnolia
10/26/2009, 08:34 AM
Congratulations on 6 successful months! Have you considered covering the back with something to hide the cords?

JANOtheMANO
10/26/2009, 09:28 AM
i tried that and failed miserably. I used the special paste to stick the backing on and couldnt get rid of the air bubbles.

on another note i am using a T5HO 2x54 watts and everything is thriving with that light output which i find amazing cause noone said it would work

sowellj
10/26/2009, 10:42 AM
w/respect to covering the back ... black fabric and velcro work just fine.

JANOtheMANO
10/26/2009, 02:36 PM
Thats a good idea thanx

lordofthereef
10/26/2009, 04:18 PM
on another note i am using a T5HO 2x54 watts and everything is thriving with that light output which i find amazing cause noone said it would work

Don't see many super high light corals in there though ;)

ChadTheSpike
10/26/2009, 04:23 PM
Great to hear that everything is going well :)
My sister has maintained a niger trigger in her reef for several years (mostly) without problems. All of the problems were fish related though, not coral related.

Chad

BLKTANG
10/26/2009, 05:33 PM
Great to hear that everything is going well :)
My sister has maintained a niger trigger in her reef for several years (mostly) without problems. All of the problems were fish related though, not coral related.

Chad

Thats a Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Triger not a Niger.:cool:

techster
10/26/2009, 05:40 PM
nice going and good luck with the trigger and reef

ChadTheSpike
10/26/2009, 08:49 PM
Thats a Humuhumunukunukuapua'a Triger not a Niger.:cool:

oh, I know, I was making a trigger comment, not a specific species comment...
in other words, you never know what will actually work, just the statistics of it.

ludnix
10/26/2009, 08:50 PM
What kind of lighting do you run over it?

Metal Man 1221
10/26/2009, 10:29 PM
some full tank pics would be nice

SaltieG
10/26/2009, 11:23 PM
Nice tank. I would love to put a humu trigger in my reef but know I wouldn't get away with it.

MazdaSPD3
10/27/2009, 12:20 AM
Your anemone looks bleached, might want to toss on another 2x54 T5 fixture or possibly move it closer to the top.

JANOtheMANO
10/27/2009, 05:34 AM
really the anenome it is pretty green maybe its just the picture i have a bleached white one i got for free and its currently re-couping

The lighting im using is Nova Extreme basic model

2 x 54W high output T-5's, only 100bucks brand new

1 x 10000k daylight
1 x 460 actinic

Heres some full tank shots

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1450.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v411/janz70/CIMG1451.jpg

JANOtheMANO
10/27/2009, 05:35 AM
Don't see many super high light corals in there though ;)

lol i know the limitations of my setup. On the brightside being restricted in my coral purcases has saved my thousands

JANOtheMANO
10/27/2009, 06:00 AM
I have an aquaclear 110 on it
A coralife superskimmer which it intended for up to 65G, but i have no complaints
I dose Seachem Reef complete twice a week. But have not yet gained that deep purple/red coraline as of yet.

Suprisingly heres my stock list without coral nipping or aggresion

LIVESTOCK
1 x rectangular trigger
1 x eingeneer goby
1 x 1 spot foxface
1 x blue tang
1 x manderin dragonet
1 x lawnmower blenny
1 x blue damsel
1`x tomato clown

INVERTS
1 x sand sifting star
1 x green serpent star
4 x blue leg hermits
15 x nassarius snails
2 x BTA green
1 x fighting conch

Corals
1x leather toad stool
striped gren mushrooms
1 huge torch coral
various Zoe's

80 lbs live rock, 100 lbs live argonite

water changes maybe once a month. param's have been in check for months
use only Ro/DI water
i did vodka dose for about 2 weeks and stopped , algae/red slime/ diatom clean for about 2 months now
Using 2 x K4 for flo

mcoomer
10/27/2009, 07:29 AM
I didn't use fabric to cover the back of mine but velcro works great. I picked up some of that black background stuff that you see on the rolls at the LFS and put it on with velcro strips along the top and side. I wanted something that wouldn't absorb water.

JANOtheMANO
10/27/2009, 10:32 AM
my anenome is in the back of the tank how do i get him back to the front

phil519
10/27/2009, 11:24 AM
I have an aquaclear 110 on it
Suprisingly heres my stock list without coral nipping or aggresion

LIVESTOCK
1 x rectangular trigger
1 x eingeneer goby
1 x 1 spot foxface
1 x blue tang
1 x manderin dragonet
1 x lawnmower blenny
1 x blue damsel
1`x tomato clown

INVERTS
1 x sand sifting star
1 x green serpent star
4 x blue leg hermits
15 x nassarius snails
2 x BTA green
1 x fighting conch

water changes maybe once a month. param's have been in check for months
use only Ro/DI water
i did vodka dose for about 2 weeks and stopped , algae/red slime/ diatom clean for about 2 months now
Using 2 x K4 for flo

Congrats on 6 months. For most hobbists I'd warn against owning an anemone prior to the 12 month mark. That stated the anemone will move where it wants to go. You could try and re-direct your flow to convince it to move.

Oh and please do not call your trigger a "rectangular" trigger. The state fish of Hawai'i deserves far better than that name. lol! Picasso Trigger or the hawaiian name of humu humu nuku nuku apu aa works just as well....lol.

Just a warning on the green serpent star - look up Ophiarachna incrassata and make sure that is NOT what you have.

BeanMachine
10/27/2009, 11:26 AM
How's the mandarin doing? Nice and fat? I was waiting till my tank to hit the year mark before I tried one. Your tank is about double mine, so you probably have a good population of pods in there.

Is that a Target or Psychedelic?

JANOtheMANO
10/27/2009, 03:56 PM
THE MANDERIN Has been taught to eat PE mysis which is i product i really recomend. Its a green manderin, i made a few rookie mistakes about a year ago and put him in a 29 gallon but he made it through just fine. I dont supply pods

JANOtheMANO
10/28/2009, 06:07 AM
anotherthing is what is the time frame for a bleached anenome to turn normal again

JANOtheMANO
10/29/2009, 05:19 PM
I have an aquaclear 110 on it
A coralife superskimmer which it intended for up to 65G, but i have no complaints
I dose Seachem Reef complete twice a week. But have not yet gained that deep purple/red coraline as of yet.

Suprisingly heres my stock list without coral nipping or aggresion

LIVESTOCK
1 x rectangular trigger
1 x eingeneer goby
1 x 1 spot foxface
1 x blue tang
1 x manderin dragonet
1 x lawnmower blenny
1 x blue damsel
1`x tomato clown

INVERTS
1 x sand sifting star
1 x green serpent star
4 x blue leg hermits
15 x nassarius snails
2 x BTA green
1 x fighting conch

Corals
1x leather toad stool
striped gren mushrooms
1 huge torch coral
various Zoe's

80 lbs live rock, 100 lbs live argonite

water changes maybe once a month. param's have been in check for months
use only Ro/DI water
i did vodka dose for about 2 weeks and stopped , algae/red slime/ diatom clean for about 2 months now
Using 2 x K4 for flo

---- the lawnmower blennie he is MIA
replaced him with a FALCO HAWKFISH