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andrewkw
05/12/2017, 10:04 AM
https://youtu.be/BN1WoqhOuTk

Came out pretty good for a first try. Avoided getting stung or bit also :)

alprazo
05/12/2017, 10:24 PM
The lion looks great.

hossa81
05/13/2017, 08:26 PM
Love how the lion squares up to the camera

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Dromon
05/14/2017, 12:35 PM
Nice. I like your tank since it is a good example of a "less is more" tank. A nice aquascape and a couple of cool fish and you have a fun tank.:thumbsup:

andrewkw
05/15/2017, 07:13 AM
Nice. I like your tank since it is a good example of a "less is more" tank. A nice aquascape and a couple of cool fish and you have a fun tank.:thumbsup:

Thanks. I have a reef too, but this is my secondary tank. I've always had weird stuff in here. The tank was originally bought for dwarf cuttlefish, then I kept Octopus, then Garden Eels. After moving out to the middle of no where I wanted to setup this tank again but something simple this time. I had plenty of live rock but went more minimal since it's a fish only and I have a huge skimmer on the tank. I can always add biopellets and or marinepure blocks if filtration becomes an issue or I add some type of coral.

The other reason is the Lion is going to get bigger and probably bigger fast. The snowflake eel eats almost as much as the lion so he will get bigger soon too. I know the recommended size for the lion is 100, this is a 90 so hopefully with minimal rock work it will be enough room. If not I'll have to swap it out for a 120 or something similar.

Cliving1
05/15/2017, 09:48 AM
Love how the lion squares up to the camera

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Yeah that is hilarious. Great video thanks for sharing.

sde1500
05/15/2017, 01:42 PM
Ha awesome. Yea that lion didn't seem too keen on letting the camera alone.

bfin3
05/15/2017, 05:32 PM
Any issues with having an eel in a rimless tank?

ladynavyvet
05/15/2017, 10:59 PM
https://youtu.be/BN1WoqhOuTk

Came out pretty good for a first try. Avoided getting stung or bit also :)
That's a awesome video, it was cool watching you feed the eel, and the lionfish.

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andrewkw
05/16/2017, 07:41 AM
Any issues with having an eel in a rimless tank?

The tank is actually eurobraced and I do keep a loose fitting lid on the tank normally. Ie it's mesh with a file tiles weighing it down. Other than when first introduced the eel has shown no inclination of trying to escape. In fact other than fish jumping and one garden eel of about 12 I've never had anything try and escape.

I kept 2 octopus and neither ever tried to get out. Dumb luck or happy creatures? When I kept the garden eels prior it was open top although once they found their spots they never left the sand. The only jumper I had was not yet acclimated.

The snowflake eel stays in the rock most of the time and comes out for a swim every 2-3 days. I typically feed every 3 days but not always at the time he is out.

andrewkw
05/24/2017, 08:22 AM
Another video
https://youtu.be/98ApabPjB3A

I slowed down part of the lion eating so you can really see how much his mouth opens up. Love watching the eel swim too, so graceful. I guess it helps that he only swims around every couple of days or so, so it's not like having fish that are always in the water column.

hottuna
06/08/2017, 04:37 AM
where did u get the tank from ? looking for those dimensions....

ladynavyvet
06/08/2017, 05:40 AM
Nice. It was sweet seeing the lion fish flare all his fins. How big is this tank?

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ladynavyvet
06/08/2017, 05:45 AM
Nice. It was sweet seeing the lion fish flare all his fins. How big is this tank?

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Sorry, missed the part about the gallons in the header.

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andrewkw
06/09/2017, 12:20 PM
where did u get the tank from ? looking for those dimensions....

It's a custom perfecto.

tacschulz
06/09/2017, 09:05 PM
Pretty cool. Looks like an aggressive lion fish.