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06/23/2012, 01:08 AM
I have purchased several new items for my tanks within the last week so I will try to post pics tomorrow. I'v gotted 2 clown for the nano, An eel, an lionfish and yellow eye for the frag tanks and I got a frag pack from another reefer. New corals are always a nice addition.
I know the forum has been alittle slow the last two weeks so I'll try to post pics to pick up the activity.


06/23/2012, 02:06 PM
I'll be looking forward to that (: Predator aquariums are always a joy to look at and you don't hardly ever see good ones on youtube.

06/24/2012, 02:44 AM
Okay here are some pics but please no judgement on the awful photos. I had forgotten to get pics and snapped these as I ran late out the door to work. I will try to get some decent pics up soon and I couldn't get the yellow eyed photoed because he was hiding behind some cheato

I purchased the coral from another reefer and the other stuff from fish and phipps.



2 clowns

From right to left
Spongode, pink lace birdsnest, Ponape Birdsnest

Valentine damicornis pocillapora


Orange Digi

ORA German Gray Digi

Greensleeves Digi

Alabama Grape Cap

06/24/2012, 02:48 AM
Shady Lady Cap

Orange Cap


Tyree Rainbow Monti

And I fanilly fragged my blue snowflake polyps

06/24/2012, 02:49 AM
I was hopeing for an fuzzy or fu Manchu lion but this guy will work for now and I'll add another later.

06/24/2012, 02:37 PM
I don't mind the quality. I get horrible quality pictures on my phone all the time. And everything looks really neat (: I keep trying to let my roommate let me set up a predator tank for him once I get the hang of my saltwater tank.

07/02/2012, 01:22 PM
Everyone is doing OK. I've got new bulbs for the corals and a kalkwasser setup for them as well. The Eel started eating and so did the clown and yellow eyed. Unfortunate I haven't gotten the lion fish to eat yet so I may have to do the unthinkable, get some feeder fish. You should never feed marine fish with freshwater counterparts but I may have to just to get him enticed to eat. I'm going to look up and see if there is a load gutting method to help.


07/12/2012, 09:21 PM
How's the lionfish doing? Did you ever get him to eat?

07/14/2012, 01:13 AM
Absolutley! I used some rosey reds to intice a feeding response and then slowly added dethawed shrimp and now it is on the shrimp only. Wasn't too bad of a transition. The eel is doing great as well. Freshwater fish is the last thing you should feed a marine fish. It can cause some problems but sometimes you just don't have a choice.

Corals are doing well with some new growth sprouting up. Heading to El paso tomorrow for more frags form a local hobbyist in the el paso club.

I'll post some pics once they are in the frag tank.


07/15/2012, 07:42 AM
Got another member for the frag tank. I got an Orange toadfish. Figured I'd keep it agressive. Got some nice frags from Ben down in El Paso. Actually I wouldn't call them frags as they are huge. He has a nice little setup in his garage growing pieces out. I still need to get some pic up. I'll try in the next few days.


TX Twin Mommy
03/31/2013, 03:43 AM
Hey. I've been looking for someone here in El Paso to buy frags from...the LPS don't seem to have much of a selection lately. I have a 60 gallon that I started within the 5-6 weeks and would like to start putting things into it slowly. I have 2 Damsels, 1 black brindle sea star, 1 Emerald Crab, 3 hermit crabs and 3 button polyps. I also bought some red vegetation from the LPS, not sure what the name of that is. I can attach pics of the tank and contents. I'll keep the Damsels for another week or so, then I can take them back to the LPS I got them from and get credit towards the other fish I want to get. I'm looking for a bulb anemone (for the clowns I want to get) and maybe some feather dusters or some other "free-flowing" type of coral. I don't want anything too colorful or in need of special lighting. I have Fluorescent light in the tank and I can't afford the LED lighting. I looked into that when I first purchased the tank and that's not realistic for me right now. I don't want anything spectacular, maybe some Octocorallia, Xenia or maybe Sarcophyton. Something along those lines anyway. Please let me know. Thanks. :fish2:

TX Twin Mommy
03/31/2013, 04:08 AM
I could only upload 5 pics so here's some others. As you can see there are plenty of places to attach new corals to give the tank a little more "movement". I also attached a pic of one of the hermit crabs and I tried to get the sea star but it's hiding under one of the rocks so I'm not sure if you can see it. Thanks again.

04/02/2013, 10:12 AM
What kind of light is it t-5? Or just a regular bulb that came with aquarium? That would be the big deciding factor if you can get some coral in there. I dont have any soft coral but MSTARK has kenya trees and some other misc corals. In alamo of course

04/02/2013, 10:13 AM
Tank looks nice btw.

04/02/2013, 12:33 PM
The Kenya didn't pull through.

11/09/2013, 01:19 PM
Hello Fellow Alamo and area reefers.
I have two tanks, both nano, one is a 24 gal Cardiff half round all in one that is 8 months old, the other one is a shallow frag tank @ 12 gallons with a 10 gal sump, all done as a DIY project, it has been cycling for two weeks.
I have some things to trade on a fairly regular basis such as Dragons Breath algae and small coral frags. I prefer to trade with other reefers so hit me up if you have something to trade.

11/13/2013, 11:29 AM
what is with the 10 post rule so you can answer a pct message......sheesh