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 Post subject: My reef
PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:35 pm 
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Good evening,
I will be presenting my reef which is a 120x60x70cm.
The tank is linked to a 90x50x50cm sump.
My setup is relatively simple,in my sump I only have:
-a skimmer (reef octopus NW200)
-deep sand bed with a refugium
-a return pump for sure(dymax 5000L/h) :rofl:
That's it
In the main tank I have:
-a RW8 jebao wavemaker.
As for the lighting : 2x maxspect razor 160w.
and a 4 heads Jebao dosing pump(used to dose : Kh Ca Mg)

The tank itself is well equipped with liverocks i do have 50kg in the main tank.
My tank is around 3 years old.

I will share some pictures of the whole setup,as you can see from the pictures I am very limited in fish population.
Due to no quarantining I lost ALL my population to a velvet outbreak that came with a yellow longnose butterly.. So I am adding fish again slowly while quarantining everything.
Currently I have:
-1 chromis
-1 lubbock wrasse
-1 yellow sided wrasse
-1 Orchid dottyback
-1 black molly(introduced it to hopefully have some fish to eat some algae in the tank,but it didn't touch any algae)
-2 yellow wrasses(still in qt)
-2 false leopard wrasse(still in qt)
-1 cleaner shrimp
For future additions i am looking to add some more wrasses,firefish goby,and still hesitating in tangs or big fish. Clowns also looking to add a couple but also still thinking either to go with designers or a simple ocellaris couple.

Coral part :
Well,there will always be a place for new additions even if it seemed that there is no more place.In general I never struggled to keep any coral,except ZOAS!I don't know why I tried many times zoas colonies and frags,at first they do well but couple of months later they begin to close,melt and disappear.(tried dipping...)
For future addition I would like to fill up all my front sand bed with brains and/or scolys. I also have some more place to add some new sps frags and maybe a couple euphyllias on the right. :rofl:

That's it mainly,I will keep updating and adding pictures of my setup.

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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:10 am 
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Looking amazing Oliver.
Been watching this tank feom some time and knew from first time i saw it that its on its way to look great.
Maybe post some growth shots of a specific coral (hint hint :)


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:10 am 
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Evening Maroun,
Thank you!

Hehe! One of my first sps introduced to the tank was this green acro

First day on the sand, light acclimation :

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in its final place(picture taken a couple of months later,a small growth on the left side of the coral) :

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The coral before branching begun encrusting too much all around the coral and then begun growing up.

after some growth..
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the encrusting is everywhere around the coral and also still expanding to reach other acros

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this acro never stop growing I tried as much as I can to push away corals around it,but it reaches them again in no time.


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:19 am 
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Some additional pictures,

I had a couple of bangaii cardinal that kept breeding in my tank every month, they easily breed in reef tanks but it was always interesting to see and raise the small

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and this is a picture of the whole setup(the main focus is to show the sump,the tank itself is not clear under blue light) :

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nothing fancy as mentioned just the necessary and till now everything is doing fine
"If it ain't broke don't fix it" so since everything is doing fine I am not looking to add any additional equipment anytime soon.


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:45 am 
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Looking nice Oliver! This acro is beautiful. Did you ID it?

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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:30 am 
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Good morning Rabih!
Thank you, according to Maroun it is a type of efflos seeing the way it is branching


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:01 am 
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Well the overall shape is efflo like but Efflo doesn't typically branchout that much although I have seen a branchy growth on a blue one.
My ID for this one would be VNMC (very nice mature colony ;) )
Oliver you can use direct upload to the site for pics instead of hosting and posting link. That'll save you a few mintes you can use to take more pics :)


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 11:19 am 
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VNMC haha
Deall for the next pictures :)


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:36 pm 
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Very Nice Oliver , beautiful reef you have there

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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:07 pm 
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Very interesting thread and awesome tank!

How do you find raising of the Bangais? What do you feed the fry?

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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:10 am 
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Evening! Thank you guys

The bangai fry is easy to raise. The male incubate the eggs in his mouth, once the small ones hatch they stay in the mouth of the male for couple of days,it's during these couple of days that after midnight i suddently turn ON my leds and very easily catch the male.
Using my finger i open his mouth gently and he simply spit the fry out.
Since day1 they accept only brine shrimp newly hatched. I tried frozen stuff but without any interest in frozen i had to keep running 2-3 brine shrimps hatcheries to be able
To feed them many time per day. If you stick to the feedings you rarely lose few of them.


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:50 pm 
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You shoukd document this in video Oliver.
Amazing.


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 6:01 pm 
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Ooooh! Nice setup! tagging along

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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:43 pm 
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Morning! :)
Sorry for my late reply,
thanks Aquaman!
Maroun I should have a video somewhere of the fry eating i took it sometime ago,will try to find it.I can edit them in a video with some information as you said (Y)

have a great week!


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 Post subject: Re: My reef
PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 5:50 pm 
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Dam cool, keep up the great work.

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