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gareth.hubbarde
11/18/2019, 04:54 AM
So my 80g tank is taking shape, taking my time adding fish I like and using a good deal I'd common sense and research. I intend over the next few years to build up one end with live rock and fill with nice lps and soft coral. Don't think I have the lights (t5) or the flow for expensive sps. I recently acquired a stunning adorned wrasse which seems to have settled in nicely, how I have not noticed it picking at rock like many articles suggest.
I'm planning on maybe 1 or 2 more fish in New year a coral beauty and maybe a Foxface. That should be it for fish. I will get some shrimp and see how the wrasse gets on with one. I also need to invest in some snails, tr8chus snails are what I'm after but lfs never gets them in.
All of my corals at the moment appear good and seem to be growing, the hammers have lots of bumps on the skeletons which I'm taking as new heads growing? Can't get a pic of them until night when it shrinks back.

My tank is as follows:

300l (80g) tank
36 kg crushed coral and aragonite substrate*
40kg live rock
Deltec mce600 skimmer
1000lph filter pump
Filter floss*
1 2800 lph pump,( hydor koralia 3200)
1x hydor koralia 1600 pump


1 algae blenny*
1 kole tang
1 Royal gramma
1 adorned wrasse*


1 strawberry conch*
3 nassarius snails*
1 boxer shrimp
6 small red legged hermits
1 Mexican turbo snail
1 tuxedo urchin
1 tube anemone*
1 peppermint shrimp



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zues2006
11/18/2019, 02:40 PM
Looking good ! Make sure you maintain your water levels. I am about to prepare for a 90 or 120 gallon tank myself. The evolution of this hobby is always an interesting one.

Oldreeferman
11/18/2019, 02:57 PM
Making me feel bad about my DT, think im stuffed... i have 5 fish & 18 corals in a 20 gal! LOL.......And.............no sump! Scary part, everything is growing larger.........

gareth.hubbarde
11/19/2019, 09:33 AM
Making me feel bad about my DT, think im stuffed... i have 5 fish & 18 corals in a 20 gal! LOL.......And.............no sump! Scary part, everything is growing larger.........I have no sump in my tank, my levels are good and everything is stable. Can't wait to see corals development over few years.

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gareth.hubbarde
11/19/2019, 09:36 AM
Looking good ! Make sure you maintain your water levels. I am about to prepare for a 90 or 120 gallon tank myself. The evolution of this hobby is always an interesting one.Tested today,

Nitrate 2.5 ppm
Phosphate 0.2 ppm
Alkalinity 8.0
Calcium 420 ppm
Salinity 1.025

Planning on coral shopping next week. Not sure I have lighting for sps so thinking lps.

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Oldreeferman
11/19/2019, 07:20 PM
I just recounted its 24 corals not 18 in my lil 20gal nano, its a frag tank now i guess LOL..........oh my. Wish i did have a sump, hindsite.
Water changes are keeping everything content but when its all grown out i dunno....May have to upgrade larger....luckly wife says no prob, i just hate messing with a stable setup.