New Red Sea s400

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
Here’s where I’ll document for myself and anybody else who wants a good laugh at my new tank. My 32 fluval is full and was great to start. Now i want more space and a sump to get more into the hobby. So far I’ve made my aquascape. Cycled so far for a month with 2 clowns and lawnmower blenny and some CUC Snails and hermit crabs. Gonna take it slow. Still thinking through my fish. But main showpieces will be coral. I put tons of rock in to have a really thick and amazing reef. But for the fish I made a bunch of places for them to swim through. A deep cave. I really tried to think about what would make the fish happy while having lots of area for corals. And I Just added my clowns yesterday. I love them. Let the kids pick out what they wanted from cultivated reef. Here’s a few pics. So far I’m just enjoying learning how the sump works and playing around with the tank and equipment.
F9DA5265-7FA7-4594-B837-64094DA5B707.jpeg
1753BFBC-4BB7-47A9-B354-453FE50671DF.jpeg
9A8AF0B2-96F2-43FE-A6CE-56F76428207A.jpeg
 
Top Shelf Aquatics
OP
fachatga

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
Been thinking about what fish to stock. I love wrasses. Gonna have bunch of them. Got number 1 today. Might when try a small piece of los soon. It’s new but a hearth coral may be able to grow. Cycle went well and tank seems to be doing well.
52650D22-FC2E-45EB-B3EC-729D6B6843B6.jpeg
 
Orphek OR3 reef aquarium LED lighting

PeterC99

2500 Club Member
View Badges
Joined
Aug 28, 2020
Messages
2,621
Reaction score
10,287
Review score
+1 /0 /-0
Location
White Plains, NY
I’d love to have one of them. They’re tough to take care of aren’t they?
Copperbands are not hard to keep. The difficulty is getting them established. That’s why you absolutely have to make sure they are eating at LFS!
 
OP
fachatga

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
Sadly wrasse number one lasted less than 24 hours. Not gonna get a delicate fish next time that’s new to the store. I know these can be difficult. So this one has been doing well at my lfs for 2 weeks. Eating mysis shrimp. Put her in the tank yesterday and she buried herself in a few minutes. Came back from work today and she was swimming around picking at the rocks. And she just went back under the sand. Feeling that this is a much healthier fish. Hate losing fish. So here is tanks new inhabitant
62D1C44A-F27E-4392-8F5C-272CCA3F13A5.jpeg
 
OP
fachatga

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
I took Thebplunge and got a somewhat inexpensive zoa. Believe it’s bad hair day. 2 days and looks healthy. I’ve been surprised and happy this tank has been pretty steady so far. Got a long way to go to fill this up. Gonna be so much fun. The tank almost looks funny with so much rock and this tiny frag but one day I’ll wish I could go back to the beginning to have so much left to stock afain lol
381DBD34-9706-490E-BD58-A30412F393BD.jpeg
 
Click to watch best scape method in 5 easy steps!
OP
fachatga

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
Fishies got some company recently. I’m about halfway to filling with fish I’ll post the rest in a few weeks when they come jn EVen tried a few easy corals to see if the system would handle it so far so good coming along nicely so far
CC43F130-36D6-41F3-8AEA-218D85D2741F.jpeg
051C0259-B5F3-4797-9FB4-B35746235A73.jpeg
04CCB4F8-0025-40F8-A08D-BCBA29E20572.jpeg
EA7A897C-FDB0-4055-BB14-7336161C9C45.jpeg
 
OP
fachatga

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
they seem pretty happy here. I made sure to have a good population of different kinds of copepods before I put them in. They snack on them all day. I’m even somewhat successfully culturing them now to save some money since adding more every 2-3 weeks gets expensive. They seem to love blood worms. The black one even is eating pellets from the auto feeder now. I know a lot of wrasses are delicate and can be tough. But I just love them. I’ll have a bunch more before this tank is done. I’m doing everytbing I can to take good care of them.
 
OP
fachatga

fachatga

Well-Known Member
View Badges
Joined
Apr 6, 2021
Messages
777
Reaction score
1,175
Review score
+0 /0 /-0
Location
oak park
It’s finally feeling like a tank. Some zoas are growing new heads algae under control copepods all over been waiting for a few months for it not to look like a completely new tank got a ways to go but can’t be happier so far Only like 2 months in
30997145-88C2-4168-A395-09B4D09A1C86.jpeg
 

revhtree

Owner Administrator
View Badges
Joined
May 8, 2006
Messages
43,471
Reaction score
67,710
Review score
+1 /0 /-0
It’s finally feeling like a tank. Some zoas are growing new heads algae under control copepods all over been waiting for a few months for it not to look like a completely new tank got a ways to go but can’t be happier so far Only like 2 months in
30997145-88C2-4168-A395-09B4D09A1C86.jpeg

Looking great and congrats!
 
AAF
Top