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Old 08-24-2009, 08:33 PM   #101
 
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Yes, I decide on a Flame Angel as my next fish. Then I changed my mind. Again. I am very tempted to add a Porcupine Puffer, but I'm just not sure yet. I'm sure I will see a fish that I can't resist and that will be the decision.
A Flame Hawk would be a nice addition.
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:56 PM   #102
 
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a pair of flame hawks would be a nicer addition.
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Old 08-26-2009, 08:44 AM   #103
 
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Hey Mark, Things are looking good there. I love the rockwork, nice job on the arrangement. I will have to say that I was a bit disappointed to hear that you might keep this as a Fish Only, but we all have our own preferences.

How is the ASM G-3 working out for you? I just finally got mine, but still need to build a new sump before I can put it into operation. Have you done, or are you planning on doing any of the mods to it?
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Old 08-29-2009, 06:27 AM   #104
 
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I am happy with the ASM G3 performance. The only "mod" I made was with the output. I replaced the existing tube with a longer piece of PVC so that I could raise the water level higher inside the skimmer. My Nitrates are still under 5ppm, despite the high stocking levels.

I am very happy I made this a fish only. The sheer numbers of fish I have been able to put in this tank would have been impossible with a reef. So many fish that I've wanted to keep over the years, and now i'm able to give them the space they deserve. Plus, I'd like to have a couple more little rugrats (aka children) and we all know how expensive this hobby gets! For now, my 54 bowfront reef is keeping me content. At this point, I figure I will convert this 180 into a reef in 7 to 10 years, when we move to a house with a fishroom and space for a larger FOWLR system.

Here are some pictures of the 180 I took earlier this week:

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As you can see, I have still not purchased a background. I figure the glass will be covered with coraline in the next month or two anyhow, so what's the point. I have been very happy with the growth of coraline algae, which I attribute to a very close monitoring of calcium and alkalinity levels.

My params: 8.2 - 8.3pH, 12DKH alk, 440ppm cal, 5ppm Nitrate, 78F temp.
Stocking list: 2 Yellow Tail Damsels, Clarkii Clown, Cuban Hogfish, Red Squirrelfish, FoxFace, Majestic Angel (Blue Girdled), Scopas Tang, Yellow Tang, Sailfin Tang (Z. veliferum), Tomini Tang (Ctenochaetus tominiensis), Clown Tang, Blond Naso Tang.

At this point, I am done adding Tangs. I have been very selective and careful in mixing these Tangs together and would not encourage anyone to attempt this unless they have multiple aquariums and a backup plan, especially when mixing Zebrasoma species in the same tank.

My favorite fish to observe is the Red Squirrelfish, which is surprising to me. The behavior reminds me of a small Firemouth Cichlid, hanging out around the rock caves with a great deal of caution. It is also fun to observe at night, when the other fish are all resting and the Squirrelfish has the entire 180 gallons to swim around.

I am also still having great success with the Clown Tang, which has now passed 4 months in captivity and appears to be growing and healthy.

I have had my eye on an Achillies Tang at the LFS. I need to turn the other way and ignore this fish!!!
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:52 AM   #105
 
WoooooooWWWWW! I just read this entire thread and I am SO JEALOUS! can you be my tank coach?! Love the set up and the fish you've adopted. They're just brilliant!
But since I'm new here I was just wondering... What's LFS?
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Old 09-07-2009, 11:11 AM   #106
 
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LFS is the shortened version of local fish store.
Here is a list of some acronyms, maybe it will help some, but there are always new acronyms, some of them stump me for a while. http://www.fishforum.com/how-use-fis...cronyms-10151/
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:57 PM   #107
 
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WoooooooWWWWW! I just read this entire thread and I am SO JEALOUS! can you be my tank coach?! Love the set up and the fish you've adopted. They're just brilliant!
Thanks Cat. I will tell you, it took several years of doing things the wrong way before I found my method for success. Unfortunately, when I first started keeping marines, there was no internet! We had to rely on our local pet shops and a couple of magazine subscriptions.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:00 PM   #108
 
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And to hear my guys tell it down at the LFS the internet was the kiss of death for them.
Your tank looks great. Don't forget, you promised a vid sometime in the near future...
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:42 AM   #109
 
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And to hear my guys tell it down at the LFS the internet was the kiss of death for them.
Your tank looks great. Don't forget, you promised a vid sometime in the near future...
Ok, ok.... I am on vacation this week. I have no idea how to do videos, but I will give it a shot. I also have some pics from Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo that I will post in another thread.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:23 PM   #110
 
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I also have some pics from Newport Aquarium and the Cincinnati Zoo
Those are both places I have been, living here in Ohio! You will have to tell me what you thought of Newport.
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