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Theguru
06/10/2017, 02:49 AM
Hi guys,

I'm starting a new reef tank after my 6 gallon fluval edge nano crashed 3 years ago...due to an algae remover overdoseT.T

Here are some pictures of my old tank



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Wish me luck this time!


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Theguru
06/10/2017, 05:01 AM
And here is my new 80 gallon low-iron 10mm tempered glass rimless tank from a local made-to-order aquarium shop.

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Equipment

48"x24"x20" main display tank
36"x20"x16" sump
Chiller hailea a90 set at 26 c
BM C9 skimmer
Glamorca CP03 gyre flow pump
Zetlight zs7000 + zetlight a100 wifi controller


About 1.5 inch of Caribsea Ocean Direct and Ocean nature's Samoan pink sand

I'll update my progress when i can

Feel free to leave any suggestion to improve my tank!

Again, which me luck!




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Theguru
06/10/2017, 09:19 AM
Added some rocks finally
It is hard in thailand to find nice dry rock
I love the look of Pukani from BRS

But this will have to do
Once its covered by coral, it should look pretty good, i think....

Think i will get me some Cardinals to test the water
The tank has been running for a week now and the water parameter is good

We'll see



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Theguru
06/10/2017, 09:21 AM
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thaitopher
06/10/2017, 09:21 AM
I spent the first 18 years of my life in Bangkok. When I was a kid I had a 100 gallon freshwater tank. I would often go to Chatuchak market to buy what I needed. How does the cost of keeping a reef tank in Bangkok compare with the prices you see in western countries?

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Theguru
06/10/2017, 10:10 PM
Nice!

I had my nano when i was in San Francisco for 4 years
I gotta say i love fish store there much much much more


I would say live stocks here is much cheaper if its local fish and coral
Although a lot of sps is kinda illegal in Thailand. The legal ones, lps and soft coral, are cheaper than in the us. You can get a frag of green star poly the size of a coin for like 5$
A percular clown cost about 5-10$, where in the US it would cost 30$

But all the equipments is cheaper in the us
Like ecotech mp40 cost around 30-40% more in Thailand than in the US

The next time i go to the US, im sure as hell gonna get a suitcase full of equipments!




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honeycombz
06/16/2017, 08:03 PM
Aquascape looks great! I follow you on Instagram as well. Such a clean set up!


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Theguru
06/17/2017, 08:19 AM
Aquascape looks great! I follow you on Instagram as well. Such a clean set up!


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Cool!
Thanks


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Theguru
06/17/2017, 09:01 AM
Tank update #1

After running the tank for a few weeks, i decided to test the water by adding a few damsels and some buttons and gsp


After seeing my damsels seem to do pretty alright, my urges overthrown my patience so today i went crazy and bought all kinds of stuffs from local fish market, knowing full well that some might not survive in the long run, but ill try to keep them for as long as possible

Heres the tank after today shopping spree!

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My dream fish: Mr.Yen the yellow tang
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Some generic goby
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Hermits crabs and snails
Not sure what kind though
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Pumping xenia, which not really pumps at all
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Various Zoas, if anyone can identify them please do coz i cant
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Scolymia, name unknow
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Toadstool, i think
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Theguru
06/17/2017, 09:09 AM
Open brain coral, name needed
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Some more GSP
I hope they take over this rock soon
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My #2 favorite: Green and orange montipora
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My #1 favorite: Red Gorgonian! Which is the one i most worry about, im trying to give it phytoplankton as often as i can when the polyps are out along with water change every 3 days. Lets see how long it will last.
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Well thats it for now!
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PS. Brown algae starts popping up like mad and Mr.yen wouldn't eat properly, he keep ignoring the pallets and nori, but instead pick on algae on rocks which is not abundant at all considering most of my rocks are dry. Any suggestion?


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Theguru
06/22/2017, 07:28 AM
Tank update

Brown algae blooms
And leather coral starting to peel


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Theguru
06/22/2017, 07:29 AM
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Theguru
06/24/2017, 07:57 AM
Tank update #3

Luckily, the brown algae are clearing up

Ordered some more coral from lfs today

They're a lot bigger than i expected, which is really nice!

A yellow fungia, love the color
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Big frag of frogspawn
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And my favorite montipora!
Comes in green and brown plates
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Peace!
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