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NaH2O

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Welcome to Reef Frontiers!!!

Very nice!!! Can you list your equipment, tank size, and livestock?
 

tatuvaaj

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Tank is 212 gallon + two 47 gallon sumps

The equipment is pretty basic European stuff:
Tunze Streams + powerheads (flow about 8500 gal/h)
Lighting is 2 x 250W DE HQI
Grotech HEA 200 skimmer
Korallin C3001 CaCO3 reactor
I use GAC 24/7

Livestock is currently mainly SPS corals + a few soft corals (including Gorgonians). I also have sponges, tubeworms, snails, a sea cucumber, Mespilia sea urchin etc. etc.

I only have a couple of fishes, a Acanthurus leucosternon, Pseudochromis paccagnellae and a couple of Gobiodon rivulatus
 

tatuvaaj

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cheeks69,

I have never had many fishes, it just "feels" wrong to me. Actually, I think the Powder Blue is a bit too big fish for a 212 gallon tank but it is very difficult to find a small but good algae eater.

The reason why I have even less fish than usual is that I had a major catastrophe just few weeks ago that was caused by a rather large sea cucumber climbing too close to a Tunze Stream... :mad:
 

cheeks69

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I had a major catastrophe
I'm sorry to hear that :(


Oh the stocking list I would have if 212gal was sitting in my home...LOL J/K
I know what you mean Tatu, I have learned to control the urge to stuff as many fish as you can fit in the tank although it was not easy :rolleyes:
 

NaH2O

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a rather large sea cucumber climbing too close to a Tunze Stream...
Ouch! Sorry to hear that.

Your Powder Blue looks great. How old is the set-up?
 

tatuvaaj

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NaH2O,

This tank is only about three years old. I've kept reef aquariums about 15 years though...

cheeks69,
I'm going to get a few fishes more, I currently have on order a pair of Macropharyngodon bipartitus and one Cryptocentrus cinctus. After that I think the tank is pretty much full... I do agree you could keep more fishes in a 212 gallon tank, I just choose not to ;)
 

mojoreef

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Tatu Welcome to Reef Frontiers!! tank looks just great, its showing good growth and health. Tough luck on the cuke, they can be a pain when they go wondering.


Mike
 
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