50 Gallon Build Cont- Inhabitants Added

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by ttamduggan, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. ttamduggan

    ttamduggan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    After a couple long months I am finally ready to fill up! Was waiting on some rock and found a guy on craigslist selling real reef rock for $1/lb. He had to shut one of his tanks down. Great looking rock by the was. Grabbed some epoxy (Very happy with the results and hold of the epoxy) from Petsmart and started breaking up pieces and configuring them in many different ways. Also, my buddy was upgrading his lighting, so I was able to grab his Black box LED. Very happy with it so far.Plumbing issues have been taken care of, so this weekend is the fill up.

    Really want to start with the Tanka Pygmy Wrasse. Anyone have one in their tanks?


    20180130_204443.jpgRock layout


    20180202_160707.jpg Three pieces epoxied together

    20180130_204502.jpg Side view


    20180207_195606.jpg New Light with Mounting Arm

    20180207_195559.jpg Messing with the color output
     
    mmw64 and Cory like this.
    Tags:

  2. Cory

    Cory Valuable Member R2R Supporter Article Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2014
    Messages:
    3,337
    Likes Received:
    988
    Location:
    Grande Praire Ab, Canada
    Love the aquascape! Nice start!
     
  3. PlayerUnknown

    PlayerUnknown Member

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    12
    Great start, what skimmer is that?
     
  4. ttamduggan

    ttamduggan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    The Reef Octopus 110SSS
     
  5. ttamduggan

    ttamduggan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    20180310_165211.jpg
    Finally got ATO setup along with my Reef Keeper Elite. A buddy had an extra Chinese black box led. I really love it! 20180310_165159.jpg 20180310_165150.jpg 20180310_165223.jpg 20180310_165145.jpg
     
    Why-Me likes this.
  6. fightingfish

    fightingfish Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2016
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    19
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Looks great! What are you using for pump/powerheads?
     
  7. edc_aquarium

    edc_aquarium Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2017
    Messages:
    212
    Likes Received:
    88
    What sand are you using ?
     
  8. ttamduggan

    ttamduggan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    I am using the Jebao pp-8. It's their newer model. Great movement. My return pump is an Eheim 1260. Whisper quiet and quite powerful.
     
    fightingfish likes this.
  9. ttamduggan

    ttamduggan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
  10. ttamduggan

    ttamduggan Member

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2015
    Messages:
    12
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    Tank has been up since Start of February, 2018. Things are going well. Had a couple of diatom (brown algae) outbreaks but nothing major. Have added:
    -Hammer Torch
    -Frogspawn
    -Paint Splatter (or Metallic Green/Red) Wellsophyllia - Apparently this name was removed from the taxonomy and this type of brain is under the genus Trachyphyllia Brain Coral.
    - Three small Zoa frags
    - 2 Assorted Damsels
    - Halloween Crab
    upload_2018-3-23_10-30-5.png

    upload_2018-3-23_10-30-36.png
    upload_2018-3-23_10-31-13.png

    upload_2018-3-23_10-31-34.png
    upload_2018-3-23_10-31-52.png
    upload_2018-3-23_10-32-33.png
    upload_2018-3-23_10-33-1.png

    20180314_223526.jpg

    20180314_223526.jpg

    20180315_185312.jpg

    20180315_185246.jpg

    20180315_171705.jpg

    20180315_171705.jpg

    20180315_185246.jpg

    20180310_165145.jpg

    20180313_212629.jpg
     
    mmw64 likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...