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Old 03-20-2010, 08:45 AM   #21
 
I like the AquaticLife PC and the built in timers and only one cord needed but no one has then in stock! Well I am a couple weeks off of needing the lights anyway but I hope someone gets them in before I need them.
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Old 03-20-2010, 03:36 PM   #22
 
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I like the AquaticLife PC and the built in timers and only one cord needed but no one has then in stock! Well I am a couple weeks off of needing the lights anyway but I hope someone gets them in before I need them.
I'll keep an eye out and post a link (and send a PM) if I see someone with them in stock.
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Old 03-20-2010, 05:32 PM   #23
 
Thanks Wake. I definately want to go with the AquaticLife PC if anyone has then available in the next few weeks. Otherwise, I will probably go with the below items to get as close to that setup as I can. I definitely want the lunar LEDs and the timing system seems like it can do the same as the built in one from the PC.

http://www.marineandreef.com/Lunar_A...p/res53406.htm
http://www.marineandreef.com/Coralif...p/res53099.htm
http://www.marineandreef.com/Coralif...p/res01691.htm
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Old 03-22-2010, 04:53 PM   #24
 
I found the AquaticLife CF fixture at www.thatfishplace.com at only a little bit more then the other sites. I ordered that and some salt mix. I think I have an SUV to pick up the tank this weekend. Then I just have to finish the sump and the full build will begin.
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Old 03-22-2010, 05:59 PM   #25
 
I have a question about what size PVC pipe i should be getting for my overflow and return for the sump. For those just jumping into the thread now will be a 75 gallon display with corner overflow with a 29 gallon sump. I will be running an Ehiem compact +3000 pump for a return. What size pipe should i use?
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:18 PM   #26
 
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I use 1" for overflow and 3/4" for return. And I am glad you found the lights you like! Let me know how they are.
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:07 AM   #27
 
Okay I am having some second thoughts on stocking. I think that a butterfly fish may be desirable (esp. to my girlfriend) then a fairy wrasse. My question is could a add a butterfly fish to the below list?

Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
Canary blenny (Meiacanthus atrodorsalis)
Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Pair of Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)
Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto)
Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loricula)
Yet to be determined butterfly fish

Would this balance be okay or should have have some more fishes that say close to the rocks. I don't want to put too many fishes that need a lot of swimming room because I know it could possibly lead to aggression issues.

Also, does anyone have any CUC ideas for this tank?
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Old 03-30-2010, 09:18 AM   #28
 
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The rest of the list looks fine to me. I do not know about the butterfly as I can't keep them (not reef safe, as far as I remember...). I will ask the resident butterfly expert.
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:24 PM   #29
 
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Okay I am having some second thoughts on stocking. I think that a butterfly fish may be desirable (esp. to my girlfriend) then a fairy wrasse. My question is could a add a butterfly fish to the below list?

Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
Canary blenny (Meiacanthus atrodorsalis)
Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Pair of Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)
Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto)
Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loricula)
Yet to be determined butterfly fish

Would this balance be okay or should have have some more fishes that say close to the rocks. I don't want to put too many fishes that need a lot of swimming room because I know it could possibly lead to aggression issues.

Also, does anyone have any CUC ideas for this tank?
Ahhhhh man.... you are stressing me out. {sigh} I don't know which way to go with this answer, so just let me talk out loud and you make what you want of it. I think you are thinking backwards on the open swimming space. I am more worried that you have to many rock dwellers to only have 80 pounds of rock. I'm curious to get a visual of this tank with rock in it before I am comfortable with the stocking list.

The Midas and Canary Blenny will both spend most of their time near the rock. The Longnose Hawk will park on top of the rock. The Royal Gramma is a true rock dweller. The Firefish and Chromis are open water, as is the Flame Angel. I think you have a good balance.

I am concerned about the Flame Angel and a Butterfly in the same tank. They have the same behavior patterns towards food selection and grazing habbits, although the Flame Angel is much more territorial towards other fish. A Kleins Butterfly might be an option, or perhaps a Longnose as I mentioned early in this thread, but I would feel much better if you removed the Flame Angel. In fact, a PAIR of Kleins would be a treat for your tank.
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:06 PM   #30
 
Sorry for the stress Pasfur! The more I was reading the more I was second guessing even bringing the butterfly fish up. I was worried that the flame angel and a butterfly fish would not be compatible. I think that I'll just go back to planning for the fairy wrasse to hopefully avoid any problems. I will be adding 20lbs of live rock on top of the 80 from Marco and will add more if necessary. I'll post a pic after I get the tank running and the original rock in and see what everyone thinks.

Back to this stocking list (hopefully causing less heartburn):

Midas Blenny (Ecsenius midas)
Canary blenny (Meiacanthus atrodorsalis)
Longnose hawkfish (Oxycirrhites typus)
Firefish (Nemateleotris magnifica)
Pair of Green Chromis (Chromis viridis)
Royal Gramma Basslet (Gramma loreto)
Longfin Fairy Wrasse (Cirrhilabrus rubriventralis)
Flame Angelfish (Centropyge loricula)

If this looks good I will promise to have no more second thoughts lol. If i need less open water i could always cut the Chromis or Firefish. Will the similar colors of the longfin fairy wrasse and flame angel be a problem?

Any ideas on a CUC?
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