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Old 10/06/2007, 08:24 PM   #1
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Yellowwatchmens 40 breeder thread. (pics)

I decided it is about time i made a thread for my tank. It has been set up for about 3 and a half months. Here are some pics it is from the When i first started to present.












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Old 10/06/2007, 08:28 PM   #2
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This is when i redid my plumbing.












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Old 10/06/2007, 08:30 PM   #3
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Old 10/06/2007, 08:42 PM   #4
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Old 10/06/2007, 09:13 PM   #5
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Tank specs.

Size- 40 Breeder AGA
Lighting- Corallife aqualight 192 watt Power Compact
Rock- 69 lbs
Power heads- 1 KH3, and 1 Aquaclear 30
return pump- Mag 5
Skimmer- Corallife 125 Superskimmer
Fish- Yellow Watchmen Goby, Coral Beauty, Green Target Mandrin
Corals- Xenia, Yellow colony Polyps, 1 purple Mushroom,1 green frilly mushroom.
Inverts- Tiger Pistol Shrimp, Green BTA
Clean up Crew- 15-20 asst snails. 10-15 asst hermits.


I am fighting Diatomes right now because i just added 30 lbs of rock 3 days ago. I do a 5 gal water change every weekend. I did a 10 gal yesterday because of the rock. And i am doing a 5 gal tommorow.

Paremeters of right now. (API test kit)

Ammonia-.50ppm
Nitrates- .0ppm
Nitrites-.0ppm
Ph-8.3
Phosphates-.oppm


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Old 10/06/2007, 09:24 PM   #6
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Looks really nice. I love your little goby - I love those guys. It looks like in the last pictures you added a black background? I really like the way the black brings out the colors of the fish.


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Old 10/06/2007, 09:36 PM   #7
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No, i havent got a background yet. It looks like that because thye wall behind it is blue and my camera makes it look black. I have meant to get a background but every time i go to the LFS i forget.
Yeah the ywg is my favorite also but he is kinda making mad because since i got the tiger pistol shrimp he has been hanging out with it and he wont come out.


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Old 10/06/2007, 11:03 PM   #8
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nice pics...


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Old 10/07/2007, 12:28 AM   #9
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Thanks, they aren't the best but they are the best i can do.


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Old 10/08/2007, 06:24 PM   #10
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So over the last week i have had diatoms like crazy. I will clean the sand off completely white. I get up in the morning still nothing there cuz no light. But when i get home around 6-7 the sand is completely covered. I already raised my flow. With the Korilia Hydor 3. I am redusing my photo period. I am also doing more water changes 5gal every 2 days. I turned up my skimmer. Any other suggestions to get rid of diatoms. May i need new light bulbs?


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Old 10/10/2007, 06:46 PM   #11
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I am thinking about buying a frogspawn from a local reefer. Do you guys think my tank has strong enough lighting for it. And also does any one have any suggestion on how to get rid of the diatoms.


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Old 10/10/2007, 06:51 PM   #12
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You have enough light for a frogspawn, and start using RO/DI water to get rid of the diatoms.


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Old 10/10/2007, 08:20 PM   #13
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I do use ro water i must of forgot to mention that. I have been skimming heavier also.


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Old 10/10/2007, 10:18 PM   #14
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yellowwatchmen -- I have a similar size Perfecto tank that is currently a planted FW and I'm thinking about switching it to SW. I've bookmarked this thread for inspiration, very nice job!

What size sump/fuge tank are you using?


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Old 10/10/2007, 10:22 PM   #15
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Also -- what size PVC pipe and drill size holes are you using? This tank really looks sharp! If your design is copyrighted, here's a heads up to phone your attorney because I'm thinking my 40 just might end up looking exactly like yours!


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Old 10/11/2007, 05:56 AM   #16
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The PVC is 1". My sump is a 20long. The drilled hole is one inch in diameter. Have you seen Mr.spiffys thread? Thanks for all the kind words.


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Old 10/11/2007, 06:50 AM   #17
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Are you sure on those test values? You shouldn't have any ammonia in the tank, otherwise your tank is not fully cycled.


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Old 10/11/2007, 04:05 PM   #18
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Quote:
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Are you sure on those test values? You shouldn't have any ammonia in the tank, otherwise your tank is not fully cycled.
I took those about two days after i added 30 lbs of rock.I think that is what the ammonia is from. I kept the light off all day today to try and kill nuisance algae. And i just got home and the tank is cloudy. Does any one know what would cause this?


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Old 10/12/2007, 10:56 PM   #19
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Well i found my pistol shrimp in my sump today. I have no idea how long it has been ther but it was nice to see him. Has any one else had there pistol shrimp wander around there tank. I have just never heard of any one have this happen to them.


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Old 10/13/2007, 12:50 PM   #20
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He was probably looking for a new home and ended up in the wrong spot. Was your goby with him? Remember, these shrimp are ~%90 blind...


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Old 10/13/2007, 04:26 PM   #21
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No he was by himself. I think it was because he was mad because i added 30 lbs of live rock about a week after i got him. I also got some new corals today! I got a Finger leather (Sinularia sp.) and some blue centered Zoos. I will post pics tomorrow since they are closed up right now. The zoos probably wont be open for a couple days since i dipped them in some lugol's solution to get rid of any nudis if there were any.


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Old 10/14/2007, 08:04 PM   #22
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Here are the pics of the corals.
Zoos-$30
Leather-$25

[IMG] http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/...T_4_months.JPG[/IMG]

[IMG] http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/...er_leather.JPG[/IMG]



The zoos are still not all the away open i took a pic of where some were open. They are mostly blue centered but there is also pink,red,orange,and green. I will get some more pics in a couple days when they are all open.


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Old 10/14/2007, 08:06 PM   #23
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Didn't turn out right.


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Old 10/14/2007, 09:34 PM   #24
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Oh yeah my bta moved underneith a rock about a week ago and i was hopeing it would come back in the front but it didn't move any. Does any one have any sugestions that might make it move.


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take your powerhead and aim it at the foot of the anemone to help "peel" it off the rock


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