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post #81 of 231 Old 06-10-2009, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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I suppose i would just put some live rock in the first chamber and see the results. If it is not to your liking, then try building a live rock tower and directing the drain line into the tower.
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post #82 of 231 Old 06-14-2009, 08:23 AM Thread Starter
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My Clown Tang is eating great and showing signs of great health. It was 4 weeks at the LFS and now 1 week in my Q tank. I began raising the salinity this morning with a 5 gallon water change.

I plan to continue raising the salinity this week, using water from the display, until the Q tank matches the display tank. Assuming everything goes well, I will add the Clown Tang to the display on Saturday morning.
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post #83 of 231 Old 06-14-2009, 08:45 AM
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i wish you the very best of luck.
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post #84 of 231 Old 06-14-2009, 10:34 PM
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Good luck with the Clown tang. I've had mine for about 4 Months an he's dong great.
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post #85 of 231 Old 06-27-2009, 08:19 AM Thread Starter
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My Clown Tang has now been in the 180 for 3 days, introduced after a 3 week quarantine period at home, following a 4 week stay in the LFS. I decided the Clown Tang was ready to be added to the display when it began to eat from my hand and showed ownership behavior of the quarantine tank. I felt these were very positive signs of the overall health of the fish.

So far so good. At first, the other Tangs really gave this little guy the run around. He is much smaller than the others, which was a good thing because he could escape from the bullying into the live rock easily. The Naso Tang really took offense to the Clown Tang, which surprised me. The Tomini Tang was also rather aggressive. To my surprise, the Yellow Tang basically ignored the situation. After about 24 hours the aggression stopped and the Tangs returned to their normal behavior.

I plan to purchase a Blue Girdled Angelfish (Pomacanthus navarchus) as my next fish. I asked the LFS to place the order for me on Monday.
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post #86 of 231 Old 06-29-2009, 01:41 PM Thread Starter
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updated pics

Here is my 180 as it stands today. I took this pictures this morning. First, the full tank view:

Notice that I still need to put a background on the tank to hide all of the power cords. I'm not sure if you can tell or not, but i'm starting to get a nice coating of coraline algae on the live rock.

Here is a picture of the new Clown Tang.

And a few other shots of the fish swimming together:
FF, Hog, TY, Tom, CLCL.jpg
Hog, YT, TT, NT, FF.jpg
YT, FF, NT, Hog.jpg

The tank is really coming along now, with most of the weekly care starting to become routine. I still need to upgrade my lighting, put on a canopy, and probably even add some more dry rock.
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post #87 of 231 Old 06-29-2009, 02:19 PM
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is there a stocklist somewhere in this thread? tanks looking good man. have you decided what lighting?
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post #88 of 231 Old 06-29-2009, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Current livestock:
2 Yellow Tail Blue Damsels
1 Red Squirellfish
Blonde Naso Tang (Naso lituratus)
Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis)
Yellow Tang (Zebrasoma flavescens)
Clown Tang (Acanthurus lineatus)
Cuban Hogfish
Foxface (Siganus vulpinus)

I plan to add a Blue Girdled Angelfish, a Sailfin Tang (Z. veliferum), and several Fairy Wrasses of yet to be determined species. I may even add Porcupine Pufferfish in the near future, and possibly a Niger Trigger. I am also kicking around the idea of introducing a Centropyge angelfish species at the same time as the Blue Girdled. For the record, I have never found the Niger Trigger to be aggressive at all. This is the only Trigger I can express this opinion of. Finally, if I ever stumble across an Achilles Tang, I will have to give it a shot. I may even consider a Powder Blue Tang or Convict Tang. (If you haven't noticed, I like Tangs.)

On the subject of lighting, I am in no rush. The aquarium shows well as is, and I may wait until I build the canopy to make a lighting decision. This could be anothe 6 months or longer, because i'm not dissatisfied with what the tank looks like today. Currently I have 3 x full spectrum flourescents.
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post #89 of 231 Old 06-30-2009, 03:24 PM
Looks great....!!!
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post #90 of 231 Old 06-30-2009, 06:25 PM
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That is an amazing group of really fantastic looking fish. I'd love to see a live action shot of your tank. Any possibilty of a short video??

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