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Old 06-27-2009, 10:32 AM   #221
 
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i could sit and watch that tank all day :)
loved the video too. :)
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Old 06-27-2009, 10:34 AM   #222
 
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A DIY feeder for a long nose sounds cool. Maybe you should do one? Then share the video of the Copperband using it
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Old 06-28-2009, 06:29 AM   #223
 
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There are some fish that are "reef cationable" only because they eat snails or shrimp, or have a chance to nip clams or something along those lines. For example, everyone will claim triggers are not reef safe when i know someone with a pair of crosshatch triggers in a 12 foot reef. I dont think he has any snails alive ( which i dont suggest because they a good help with algaes ) but no corals are harmed. I know a few who keep a copperband, and i know someone who actually invented a feeder for his! ( its really just a piece of tubing rigged up, but still cool to see him use its nose to eat )
There are some fish i would add, others i would consider, and some i just wouldnt add at all. ( like damsels, which are "reef safe" but i would not consider them "fish safe" ) I guess what it comes down to is what best fits your system.
Just to add a few more fish to this list of "reef cautionable". The Blue Face Angel, Blue Girdled Angel, Racoon Butterfly, and Coral Beauty Angel (which I have in my 58 reef).

Tank looks fabulous Jon. Awesome job.
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Old 06-28-2009, 11:43 AM   #224
 
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Your tank looks great and I am jealous of that copperband! I don't think that I will be adding one just because I feel he would nip at my clam and RBTA...

I read this whole thread yeaterday morning and I am very impressed with all the work that went into this build. I am the same way with my pops; we built the stand for my 135 together (even though now its just rough framing) and my brother convinced me to reinforce the floor downstairs, so we threw up a header help distribute the weight.

What size sump are you running?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:24 PM   #225
 
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right now its a temp. 40 breeder. i have another 40 breeder that im not sure if i want to drill it or not yet that i will be using.


and for the record there are alot more other fish i would add or ever "try" besides the damsels. like moorish idols ( which die by the thousands yearly due to people not being able to keep them ) however i know someone that kept one for 5+ years but killed it on accident when his tank crashed. seahorses and pipefish are others, wild caught bangaii cardinals, even scallops die in peoples tanks within a few months, theres a filefish that only eats SPS coral that i wouldnt ( even couldnt ) keep. i would love to keep some things but i know it couldnt happen so why kill something "trying" i would love harlequin shrimp but i couldnt spend the money a week for a starfish so i cant get them. i would also love an angler but wouldnt want to have my clowns get eaten.

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Old 07-02-2009, 01:01 AM   #226
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:01 AM   #227
 
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I'm using the 20 tall right now from my last tank, until I can afford a new sump. But lately I've been tossing the idea around of just pumping water from the sump into a remote refugium, and back into the sump.

Maybe you could use both 40's?
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:31 AM   #228
 
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pumping water into a tank and then pumping it somewhere else is bad news. it only takes 1 pump to fail and you get the picture. maybe this is what you meant but its better to overflow to a tank then pump back.
i dont think i want to use the two 40s because i dont really have the room for it. i could scratch the 40 and go with a 55 as i think that would fit under the stand but i dont want to build another sump ( atleast just yet ) and going to a 55 wont add much more volume. i also built the stand to work around the 40 breeder too. if you look back, the window on the bottom will line up exactly with the refugium on the 40 breeder.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:55 AM   #229
 
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Yeah, I would only use one pump, good catch.

Actually even one pump failing runs the risk of a problem, come to think of it...Maybe I should just drill the two tanks and join them with some PVC. How hard was it to drill your 98?

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Old 07-02-2009, 07:11 AM   #230
 
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Yeah, I would only use one pump, good catch.

Actually even one pump failing runs the risk of a problem, come to think of it...Maybe I should just drill the two tanks and join them with some PVC. How hard was it to drill your 98?
with one pump it could still happen but chances are way less. hang on overflows IMO suck though and drilling is the way to go. my last tank had a few floods from a hang on overflow box that had an aqualifter. the lifter made things "safer" until that clogged.
drilling a tank isnt difficult skill wise, it just takes 15 minutes, a fully charged drill ( if its not a plug in ) and a prayer. there are youtube videos on how its done and glass drill bits can be found on ebay. i must say im 100% happy with how i drilled my display because the overflow box is so small but so effective. the reef ready tanks come with an overflow ( some even 2 ) that i feel takes up half the tank.

you could always join the 2 tanks with bulkheads or find a used tank on craigslist.com for cheap. if your plumbing it to your basement i suggest a rubbermade stock tank ( which is a thick plastic bin ) that come in 100 and 150 gallon sizes ( and im sure other sizes in between ) add a baffle to one would be near, if not impossible but their size prob. beats a similiar sized tank to use as a sump.
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