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Old 03-09-2009, 02:49 AM   #1
 
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Hi there! Im a 24 year old male from washington state, just recently got into the hobby. My tank has been set up for about a year now, any and all suggestions are welcome.

It is a 90 Gallon FOWLR. 60x18x18, and don't bother telling me that i'll need a bigger tank when my livestock grow up, I know this :) I will be upgrading to a 300gallon when we get a bigger place(a year or so).

Livestock:

-Dogface Pufferfish(Deeohgee)
-Yellow Headed Sleeper Goby(Geronimo)
-Sixline Wrasse(Skittles)
-Yellow Clown Goby(Vogue)
-Longhorn Cowfish(Bessy)
-Copperband Butterfly(Honest Abe)
-Foxface Rabbitfish(Buster)
-Scooter Blenny(Scoot)
-Pair of Ocellaris(Homie and Bozo)
-Asian Pencil Urchin(Horney)

Everyone lives in harmony, noone ever picks on anyone else, everyone eats like a pig, everyone seems pretty darn happy. The only fish that requires a little special attention is the cowfish. During feeding time she knows not to compete. She ignores the storm of food, and patiently waits in the front corner watching me. I feed her directly out of a turkey baster while everyone else is pigging out.

The diet consists of a variety of meats. This includes spirulina frozen brine, mysis, krill, and I make a certain mix of scallops(fish LOVE these!), squid, prawns, oysters, and clams. There is always 2-3 small sheets of red/purple/green seaweed attached to various shells around the bottom as well. The copperband will eat the brine, but once a day, I make sure to throw in a freshwater clam to ensure hes getting his fill. He'll pick it clean every time. Every few days i'll give the dogface 2-3 silversides as well.

The tank is set up pretty decent. For water flow I have 1 koralia 4, 3 koralia 2's, and 2 koralia 1's. I am currently sumpless, which will change when I upgrade, but I run an octopus HOB-800-S skimmer which pulls nice skimmate. Of course its not too dark or thick, its definately getting everything out, and not leaving any nasty stuff to spike ammonia. I currently only have about 60lbs of live rock, but I add every few weeks. Every time the LFS gets in new shipments, I buy 5-10lbs.

My lightiung consists of 2x 48" 55w t12 actinics, and 2x MH 175w 14000ks.

Once again, I am open to any and all feedback. Thanks! Great to be here!
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
 
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Hi there and welcome to the forum!
Do you have any pictures of your set up that you can share??
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Hello and welcome to the forum Veilside0Three
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welcome.
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hello and welcome. :)
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