FarmerTy's 215-gallon SPS Tank

Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by FarmerTy, Jul 22, 2015.

  1. xaflatoonx

    xaflatoonx Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I have zero experience with Angels. I thought they need a ton of space.
     

  2. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    Yeah, that emperor was my favorite. I'll probably have to rehome the emperor in about 4-5 years or get a bigger tank. The others don't grow as large as he does so I think I'll be fine. I'll keep an eye out on stress level and move some angels if there looks like a loss on quality of life or more aggressive fighting as they all get bigger.
     
  3. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    The emperor was pretty happy in the old tank but I knew I'd have to give him up in another 2-3 years at that point. I hated seeing him swim around between the rocks and and slowly not fitting anymore because he was getting bigger.

    Regals, flames and majestic prefer to hideout in the rock work so they don't do a ton of open swimming. Space isn't as required with them as much as say an equally sized tang.

    I always judge by activity level. Powder blue tangs and Achilles tangs I feel need a much bigger tank than an equally sized angel. They swim all day and are super active.

    So if I see an angel start getting anxious, I'll thin out the tank a bit as they get bigger.
     
    xaflatoonx likes this.
  4. xaflatoonx

    xaflatoonx Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Awesome approach.
    I am getting an emperor for sure one day.
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  5. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    Feeding time!

     
    spspirate, jason g, Bronc and 4 others like this.
  6. Maximus

    Maximus Valuable Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,162
    Likes Received:
    162
    Location:
    CA
    Hey Ty, did your emperor ever pick on sps, lps or nems? I just bought a tiny, juvenile emperor and was wondering what I just got myself into, lol!
     
  7. alton

    alton Active Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2016
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    333
    Location:
    Zuehl, Texas
    Love the Flame Wrasse! I have the laziest Imperator, he just sits in the corner looking up for a free meal. Like the one before he will be 6" before he makes his change. I am wondering if it is just the African strain that takes that long to change?
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  8. xaflatoonx

    xaflatoonx Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I will NEVER EVER get over how amazing your videos are.... no joke.
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  9. xaflatoonx

    xaflatoonx Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    its gotta be some HD cam that you are not telling us about... a phone CANT do that... lol
     
    FarmerTy and najer like this.
  10. revhtree

    revhtree Owner Administrator Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Photo of the Month Award Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor Partner Member 2018

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,034
    Likes Received:
    23,938
    Awesome bro! Looks like you feed them good too! Can you tell us how much you feed and how often?
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  11. scott11106

    scott11106 Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2018
    Messages:
    129
    Likes Received:
    124
    Location:
    Fletcher NC
    this tank is great, great quality video too
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  12. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    Oh heck yeah. My old one that was 7" would eat parts of my Hawkins echinata colony as a snack every quarter. Its a good thing it grew like a weed in the tank. Most fleshy LPS are toast and you can forget about zoas for the most part... Just like a bag of skittles for most emperors. The small one I have in the tank would pick at all the acros incessantly when first introduced but now a couple months later, hardly picks anymore. They are awesome fish with great personalities if you can forgive their occasional coral snacking ways. SPS dominant usually keeps you out of trouble.
    Thanks! You find one yet Alton?

    Hmmm, I'll not versed in the different characteristics of the emperors depending on region. Heck, I don't even know where mine came from. My old emperor changed at like 4". This tiny guy has already gotten big fast in a short amount of time in the tank. I need to not feed so much!
    Haha, LG V20 phone. I'll do an inception style shot... With someone taking a picture of me videoing the tank for you.., maybe even have someone take the picture of the person taking the picture for a true inception style photo.
    A ton Rev. Pellets 3x/day on an automatic feeder and frozen at night, consisting mysis, PE mysis, bloodworms, rods, LRS, and nori. I'll give a biweekly treat of live blackworms as well.
    Thank you! All shot and edited on the phone. Moved houses in March so still ramping back up with this new tank but its finally starting to look a bit presentable now.
     
    Maximus likes this.
  13. xaflatoonx

    xaflatoonx Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2015
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    //Haha, LG V20 phone. I'll do an inception style shot... With someone taking a picture of me videoing the tank for you.., maybe even have someone take the picture of the person taking the picture for a true inception style photo.//

    hahahahah.... that made me laugh out loud! lol
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  14. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    Cornbred Flaming Phoenix starting to color up real nicely.

    IMG_20180123_105318.jpg

    IMG_20180123_105119.jpg
     
    Don Lidtke, najer, ihavecrabs and 3 others like this.
  15. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    I sometimes forget about the angels I have stashed away in the frag tank. They are awaiting two more angel friends to be QTed before I can release everybody in the display at the same time.


     
  16. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    My supermale flame wrasse shows off every night since the female turned into an initial phase male a month back. He just flashes back and forth every night before feeding time. Guess its his way of saying, I'm the boss.

     
    Mr V, Keenan and bubbaque like this.
  17. bubbaque

    bubbaque Valuable Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,629
    Likes Received:
    989
    Location:
    Central Florida
    It's colors are stunning!
     
    FarmerTy likes this.
  18. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    I caught both the initial phase and the supermale both flashing one day but was too slow with the camera to catch it. That was quite a sight!
     
    erk and bubbaque like this.
  19. bubbaque

    bubbaque Valuable Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2016
    Messages:
    1,629
    Likes Received:
    989
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Does the super male get aggressive with the initial phase one?
     
  20. FarmerTy

    FarmerTy Valuable Member R2R Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2008
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    2,174
    Location:
    Austin
    The occasional chase but both have been tolerating each other, which is extremely odd. I was ready to rehome too but if they get along, why not have two gorgeous flame males in the tank.
     
    bubbaque likes this.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page

Loading...