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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby rmhowie » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 3:25 pm

I hope you're ready Brett! :P

My new Dispar Anthias (Pseudanthias dispar) from Vebas in quarantine:
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Mini Doughnut Coral from Vebas
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Great Corals from Oceanarium:
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Dallas from Acro Al! :D
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Some really nice frags from Stormtrooper:
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(WOW!)

A frag of my WA Acro (originally from Vebas):
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My Alk dropped really low about a week ago. The main colony of this one had a bit of die off :( It's doing better now that the Alk is back up. I fragged it just in case.

Here's the new frag tank:
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Frags:
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and FTS:
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As you can see, my powerheads need a little bit of a clean! :P
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby some_one » Sun 30 Mar, 2014 10:30 pm

Looking great Robert :clap:

How long until the anthias are out of QT?

Like the idea of having the macro under the frag fracks.
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby rmhowie » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 12:49 am

some_one wrote:Looking great Robert :clap:

How long until the anthias are out of QT?

Like the idea of having the macro under the frag fracks.


Cheers!

11th or the 15th of April. I've had them for just over two weeks.

Yeah, it grows pretty well under all that light! I'm a bit concerned about it taking over, but I'm going to wait and see.

I got some cool new macro from chrispc66 today as well (cheers!) :)
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 1:25 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby millotoli » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 6:47 pm

Hey mate,
your tank is looking great. you have some really nice pieces in there.
Frag tank looks good too,
Is the macro in the tank because you aren't running a sump?
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby rmhowie » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 8:02 pm

Cheers Ollie and Cody!

The frag tank and the DT share a sump, the macro is there because there isn't heaps of room in my sump (full of pumps:main return, frag return, chiller and water change out). It gets plenty of light and has room to grow in the frag tank. The idea was to have a dual purpose frag tank plus fuge.

My long term plan for the frag tank is to have gyre flow with the pumps at the bottom so the surface is smooth. That would mean moving the macro to the middle space though; I'm not sure if that's the best idea because it will grow up around the coral. I guess I'll just have to trim it with scissors or something.

I've got a fuge flare LED and some mesh lying around if I feel like putting it in the sump. I'll probably do that if I run out of room for frags on the top level.
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby millotoli » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 8:52 pm

rmhowie wrote:Cheers Ollie and Cody!

The frag tank and the DT share a sump, the macro is there because there isn't heaps of room in my sump (full of pumps:main return, frag return, chiller and water change out). It gets plenty of light and has room to grow in the frag tank. The idea was to have a dual purpose frag tank plus fuge.

My long term plan for the frag tank is to have gyre flow with the pumps at the bottom so the surface is smooth. That would mean moving the macro to the middle space though; I'm not sure if that's the best idea because it will grow up around the coral. I guess I'll just have to trim it with scissors or something.

I've got a fuge flare LED and some mesh lying around if I feel like putting it in the sump. I'll probably do that if I run out of room for frags on the top level.


Plumb in another tank for a fuge :thumbsup:
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby rmhowie » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:26 pm

I've thought about it, but I don't have room :P
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:27 pm

rmhowie wrote:I've thought about it, but I don't have room :P


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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby rmhowie » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:42 pm

For now :P
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 9:46 pm

rmhowie wrote:For now :P


HA! Plenty of space as I thought!
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby MeLLeR » Mon 31 Mar, 2014 11:22 pm

Looking Good Rob :thumbsup:
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Re: Robert's Tank - New Photos! Anthias, Frag Tank, FTS

Postby rmhowie » Tue 01 Apr, 2014 12:04 am

Cheers Greg! :D
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby rmhowie » Sun 06 Apr, 2014 9:52 pm

Sad news guys, the Anthias in QT aren't going well. Got at least one aggressive one.

I only have four left and one of those is pretty beat up. (he's separated now).

One died very early in. I siphoned one when cleaning the tank :'( It was behind a pipe so I didn't see. I suspect he wasn't doing well before that, otherwise he should have been able to swim away. One jumped :( I had been meaning to lower the water level to around half to stop them jumping, but I didn't want to swap from the HOB to only the submersed filter too quickly. The water level is lower now. Found one today that obviously hadn't been eating and he checked out as well.

I'm pretty bummed about about what was supposed to be a nice addition to my tank. I would QT differently next time. Probably would only do one Anthia at once, or separate them with dividers. I would use fewer decorations, I have to move a lot of stuff around to clean the uneaten food ATM, and I think that causes more problems than not having any hidey holes.

With fewer fish in little isolation containers it would also be easy to check that all the fish are eating, not just some of them.
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby rmhowie » Thu 10 Apr, 2014 12:35 am

Put the Anthias in the DT today. Only one made it.

Not sure what my plan is from here. The options are just keep one, add more soon, add more after this one transitions to male.

If I add more I'm not sure whether to QT them in isolation dividers or just drip acclimate them to the DT straight away. I'm leaning towards no QT.
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby Richo66 » Thu 10 Apr, 2014 8:47 pm

That sucks man.
I personally don't QT my fish, I run a UV steriliser tho,
And I haven't had any problems. I also buy healthy looking fish :thumbsup:
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby rmhowie » Thu 10 Apr, 2014 9:15 pm

Yeah they were healthy looking; I think it was just the aggression. I didn't even see it. I saw a little on day 3ish but that was it.

Cool :) Yeah that might be the best option. I'm not sure I have the energy to QT Anthias again after this...
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby some_one » Sun 20 Apr, 2014 1:20 pm

If your getting them straight from Vebas QT facility you shouldn't have to QT them Rob. More just watching their feeding and making sure they are nice and fat.
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby rmhowie » Sun 20 Apr, 2014 1:47 pm

Ok, might have to go down there today and give it another shot :) How many you reckon I should add Brett?

EDIT: The one that's in my tank seems to be having a good time. Swims out in the open a lot :)
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby rmhowie » Thu 24 Apr, 2014 1:10 am

I got more dispar Anthias today. I just drip acclimated them and put them in. They look pretty happy, they started eating as soon as I put food in! They are a lot less stressed than the last lot were in the QT tank, that's for sure!
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Re: Robert's Tank

Postby notsomot » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 12:38 am

So a little bird told me that Oceanarium dropped some frags off to you today... and that little birdie also told me your going to be putting up pictures tonight.

Little birdie also said its not going to let you go to sleep until you do :D
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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby rmhowie » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 2:55 am

Notsomot wrote:So a little bird told me that Oceanarium dropped some frags off to you today... and that little birdie also told me your going to be putting up pictures tonight.

Little birdie also said its not going to let you go to sleep until you do :D


That birdie is quite correct!

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Frag Tank FTS, 28 April 2014 by rmhowie, on Flickr

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Frag Tank FTS, 28 April 2014, Blues by rmhowie, on Flickr

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Neon Green Zoas from Oceanarium by rmhowie, on Flickr
Most fluorescent coral I have! Even brighter than my Dallas Acro!!!

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Orange Ric from Oceanrium by rmhowie, on Flickr
Thanks Pete!! It's pretty sweet! :)

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Green Star Polyp from Oceanarium by rmhowie, on Flickr
I might have to move this down to the next layer if it starts stinging everything, but we'll see.

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I didn't have the best luck with the last one. It's still hanging on, but I wanted to get another one.

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Fuzzy Acro from Tim (Thanks!) by rmhowie, on Flickr
I love fuzzy stuff!

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Blue Tonga Morph from Oceanarium by rmhowie, on Flickr
Still got great colour!

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Cool vivid purple pocci!

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Sick hammer!

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Thanks Pete for the awesome corals!

I'm a bit concerned about my P04 levels now than I'm feeding the anthias like six times a day, I've got some RowaPhos on there and I'm going to add Carbon too. I'll probably up the water changes for a while.

I took a vid of the anthias feeding the other day, I'll get that up at some point or shoot another one.
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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby Amphibian » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 7:42 pm

what a great collection of frags :thumbsup:
did i hear right ,
little birdie said , you will sending some frags to some sydney reefer in a few months time !! :devil: :devil:

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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby rmhowie » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 8:25 pm

Maybe we should do an annual MASS + MASWA frag swap. Send an esky with someone who is travelling or post one each way!
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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby Amphibian » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 8:45 pm

rmhowie wrote:Maybe we should do an annual MASS + MASWA frag swap. Send an esky with someone who is travelling or post one each way!


wow that is one great idea .
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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby NewyReefer » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 8:55 pm

:withyou: :withyou: Sounds great.
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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby rmhowie » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 10:28 pm

Maybe I'll hand deliver you frags! :D

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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby cody.sheridan-2008 » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 10:36 pm

Amphibian wrote:
rmhowie wrote:Maybe we should do an annual MASS + MASWA frag swap. Send an esky with someone who is travelling or post one each way!


wow that is one great idea .
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:withyou: :stupid: :stupid: :withyou:
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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby notsomot » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 11:04 pm

cody.sheridan-2008 wrote:
Amphibian wrote:
rmhowie wrote:Maybe we should do an annual MASS + MASWA frag swap. Send an esky with someone who is travelling or post one each way!


wow that is one great idea .
:withyou:

:withyou: :stupid: :stupid: :withyou:


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Re: Robert's Tank - Bulk new Pics! Frags from Oceanarium

Postby petergriffin » Tue 29 Apr, 2014 11:36 pm

cody.sheridan-2008 wrote:
Amphibian wrote:
rmhowie wrote:Maybe we should do an annual MASS + MASWA frag swap. Send an esky with someone who is travelling or post one each way!


wow that is one great idea .
:withyou:

:withyou: :stupid: :stupid: :withyou:


:stupid: :stupid: :stupid:[/quote]

:stupid: :stupid: :stupid: :stupid: :stupid: :stupid:

I'll be over in Sydney for the October meet. Cody offered me a room to stay.

Looking good rob.
When I get back stop by I have some frags. My misses.. bless her heart. Dropped and acro colony so I have exactly., 569,331 frags.
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