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Old 05-17-2009, 11:49 PM   #61
 
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I added a Naso elegans Tang to my 180 today. It is considerably larger than the Yellow Tang and was ignored by the other fish when introduced. I really like this fish... another beautiful selection.

Sorry about the pictures. I'm having a very difficult time getting the fish to allow me to take pictures. They are still easily frightened when I approach.

Is that very common that they are very frighten when you approach? or is that always, It seems my yellow tang is scared but my green chromis, not really a problem.

Or is it just the new fish until they feel comfortable in the tank.
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Old 05-18-2009, 05:12 AM   #62
 
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Or is it just the new fish until they feel comfortable in the tank.
Typically.
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:33 PM   #63
 
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Finally, some pics

I haven't concentrated much on aquascapping and the system is still in the middle of a diatom bloom. Also, I decided to redo the plumbing, so the sump is temporarily disconnected. Anyhow, here are some pics:

A full tank shot:
180FullPic.jpg

Probably my best overall pic:
BestPic.jpg

To give you an idea of how the "dry" rock is progressing:
180LiveRock.jpg

My FoxFace & Clarki. The pictures don't do justice to the Clarki because I can't catch the proper camera angel. I will keep trying:
FoxFace_Clarki.jpg

Yellow Tail Damsels & Yellow Tang:
YTang_Damsels.jpg

And finally, the fish that has quickly become the family pet, my Naso Tang:
NasoLips.jpg
NasoCloseBlurry.jpg
NasoCave.jpg

Amazingly, the Naso, Yellow Tang, and FoxFace all school together:
FollowTheLeader.jpg
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Old 05-20-2009, 09:46 PM   #64
 
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Great shots. I love the head shot of the Naso Tang looking directly at the camera. It's no wonder he has become your favorite. That's a photo to enter into the monthy contest!

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Old 05-20-2009, 11:24 PM   #65
 
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Great shots. I love the head shot of the Naso Tang looking directly at the camera. It's no wonder he has become your favorite. That's a photo to enter into the monthy contest!
wow yes i am going to have to agree that is an amazing shot you got!

Tank lookin nice by the way!
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Old 05-31-2009, 07:40 PM   #66
 
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I added 2 more fish today, a Tomini Tang and a Red Squirrelfish. My strategy with the Tangs is to be very cautious of sizes and Genus. The Tomini is a Ctenochaetus genus, the first of this genus in my tank. I also purchased the Tomini a bit larger than the existing Yellow Tang, which is a more aggressive Zebrasoma genus.

I do plan to add more Zebrasoma to the aquarium, probably a Scopas and a Convict Tang, but they will be added as the last Tang additions. I don't want to push my luck by adding more of the more aggressive Zebrasomas at this point.

So far the strategy has worked perfectly. The Yellow Tang showed some dominance towards the Tomini, but the Tomini just laughed it off and no trouble resulted. The Naso Tang ignored the Tomini, probably because the Naso is by far the largest fish and does not consider the Tomini a threat.

For the record, all of the fish ignored the Squirellfish.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:27 AM   #67
 
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picture time...

A few more pictures for you.

First, a full tank shot. As you can see, I have yet to purchase long term lighting. I also need to pick up the glass hood, which has already been cut at the glass shop, but I've been to lazy to go get:
180Full.jpg

Now some fish shots. First, some new fish. In these pictures you can see my Tomini Tang and the Red Squirrellfish:
180NT_YT_FF_TT.jpg
180Sq2.jpg
180YT_TT_Sq.jpg

A few pictures of the other fish:
180All.jpg180FF.jpg180NT_FF.jpg

And some pictures of my protein skimmer. I would give you some full sump shots, but the original sump started to leak and I've just been using a modified 20 gallon aquarium temporarily. Anyhow, check out the awesome performance of this ASM G3 skimmer:
180_ASMG3.jpg
180_ASM_CCup.jpg

I have a Cuban Hogfish coming out of QTank today, so more picture later this week. I also need to post a thread of my QTank with some pics.
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Old 06-06-2009, 07:31 AM   #68
 
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glass lid, you dont mind keeping it clean?

damsels too huh?
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Old 06-06-2009, 02:17 PM   #69
 
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glass lid, you dont mind keeping it clean?

damsels too huh?
Because this tank sits in my dining room and is primarily focused on the fish, I wasn't concerned with the glass lids. The glass is free for me, so no big deal. When I add a canopy at a later date, I will remove the glass and go back to egg crate to prevent jumping. For now, I will have to much money tied up in fish to risk suicides.-)

As for the Damsels, I've never had any issues with Yellow Tail Damsels showing aggression in larger tanks. They are a beautiful fish and I see no reason not to have them. In anything under 125 gallons, I would never consider it. So far my pair has been extremely passive and ignore the other (much larger) fish.

I added the Cuban Hogfish today and it is already swimming all over the tank. Great fish.

I also took a risk today and purchased a fish that will probably not live. I have always loved the Clown Tang (Acanthurus Lineatus), and I have been watching this specific fish for about 4 weeks now. It is 3'' in size, has a fat stomach, and was eating great at the LFS. The tank it was in is not part of a central system and none of the fish show any signs of disease. I gave it a full month of close inspection to build my confidence that it has any chance to survive. For those of you not familiar with this fish, they are EXTREMELY difficult to adapt to captivity and almost always die within 6 to 8 weeks. It is currently in my 38 gallon Q Tank. Updates to follow.
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Old 06-07-2009, 02:21 AM   #70
 
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the tanks looking great,and i love the fish,they're so pretty.
how come you decided to go with the clown tang knowing the risks ?
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