My Red Sea Reefer Build thread

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This tank was set up in April 2017 and never thought of making a build thread until now. It has a slight cyano issue which I'm working on but doesn't want to go away. It was second hand and so I don't know much about the equipment which came with it. It has a deltaec skimmer and a medic media reactor for rowaphos and 2 heaters
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Please excuse the slightly dirty sump:);). So here's the tank now at the start
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This was just water being filled up and the aquascape set up (sorry I didn't take many photos at this stage)
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First corals were added a few weeks later, including zoanthids, unfortunately gsp and xenia, and a 7 or 8 year old purple mushroom colony I've had since my first tank aswell as a beautiful leather coral I've had for years which I did not take pictures of sadly at this stage
Once fish were safe to add all my fish and inverts from my 40 breeder were added including a trio of lyretails anthias, pink streaked wrasse, tuxedo urchin, red leg hermit crabs and a percula Clownfish.
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Unfortunately the female lyretails died shortly after being introduced and I'm not sure why. As the male had no females he seemed to become very shy after being very confident and always hid, I believed he would die as it was hard to tell if he was eating. Thankfully several months later he got his confidence back and was always out and about as you can see in the picture above. A few large euphyllia colonies came with the tank which are stunning as well as a giant chalice coral, as well as a large orange monti the lfs was holding for me. In the summer of 2017 I bought my first sps frag; a purple stylo
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By the time the coral was home it did not look good But made a good recovery of some dead patches and made it through and is still alive today!
In September I got one of my dream fish: a potters Angelfish who is stunning and camera shy :rolleyes: and is impossible to take a good photo of lol.
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After Halloween I got my male lyretails some females and they make regular courtship at dusk, and a trumpet coral frag
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At Christmas I got an orange fungia and a ricordea mushroom
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Not much happened in the tank for a couple to months lots of coral growth and having to remove xenia. In April I got a pair or red saddle anthias and a McCoskers Flasher wrasse
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And an acropora colony which isn't the prettiest but is beginning to colour up a bit. And finally the latest additions include a lined tamarin wrasse, female blue star leopard wrasse and a small acro frag
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Thanks for reading :)

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Slight dilemma this morning: the McCoskers Flasher wrasse jumped out of the tank during feeding time while the lid was open slightly. Thankfully he is safe and was returned quickly and was eating alright afterwords. Just goes to show fish can jump at any given time. He's now residing in his bolthole cause he scared himself :rolleyes:
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Thought I would do a stock list as I'm not sure I've included everything
So Fish include:

Wrasses:
Male McCoskers Flasher wrasse
Female blue star leopard wrasse
Female lined tamarin wrasse
Pink streak wrasse

Anthias:
2 Red saddle anthias (pseudanthias flavvoguttatus
3 Indian ocean lyretails anthias

Other:
Potters Angelfish
Spotted Mandarin
Percula Clownfish

Inverts:
Skunk cleaner shrimp
Tuxedo urchin
Various trochus snails
Halloween hermit crabs
Scarlet hermit crabs

Corals:
Purple mushroom colony
Rusty gorgonian
Unknown Zoanthid colony
2 Unkown acropora colonies/fraud
Milja stylo
Orange fungia
2 hammer head colonies
Torch colony
Unknown chalice
Orange montipora capricornis
Gsp
Trumpet coral
Ricordea mushroom coral


In the future I would like to add:
Black cap grammar and a radiant wrasse
Possible a pin tail fairy wrasse and blue sapphire damsels
Or maybe it's fully stocked already
 
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Thought I'd give an end of July update, lots of pictures
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Potters Angelfish at the cleaning station this morning
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My 2 year old male lyretails anthias and one.of his younger companions
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One of the most beautiful fish I've kept: Pseudanthias flavvoguttatus
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The new frag moved to it's final position, anyone have an ID for it and is there possibly stn?
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Lined tamarin wrasse still doing good and won't stay still lol
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Slightly blurry picture lol
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Stylophora looking good

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Female blue star leopard wrasse doing good aswell, another stunning fish
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Bad news the Potters Angelfish is refusing food :( he does this every so often but he normally eats brine shrimp or his favourite pellets no matter what, but now he's refusing all food, I shall try some masstick later to see if he'll eat that as it's one of his favourite foods too. If anyone has any suggestions it would be great :)
 

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The Angelfish seems to be getting worse and still hasn't eaten, I'm worried he's going to die.
Sorry to hear. I have no experience in them, have you tried starting a separate thread? Maybe you can get some Angel keepers attention.
 
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