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Tanks looking awesome. I was having that dilemma with wave makers on the peninsula end of my tank as well, but decided to get gyres and mount them to the euro brace. Closest thing I could think of to having nothing on that end.

love your sohal tang.Any aggression from it yet? It’s definitely on my “bucket” list of fish. But up in the air as my tanks only 84 inches
Sohal.....Beautiful fish but all the myths and fairy tales about it attacking other fish and human are...true. Lol
My previous Sohal was much friendlier than this one. This one seem to have some insecurity issue when I leave the seaweed clip in the tank. It just chases everyone who comes near the clip.
I now just break the seaweed into pieces and soak it in water and spray it in the tank like frozen food.
Normally, the tangs are pretty chill.
Ignore the background noise. It was lunch time here and I really don't have time to fire up a formal video with the proper editing. I actually haven't turned on my workstation for awhile.
 
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Sohal.....Beautiful fish but all the myths and fairy tales about it attacking other fish and human are...true. Lol
My previous Sohal was much friendlier than this one. This one seem to have some insecurity issue when I leave the seaweed clip in the tank. It just chases everyone who comes near the clip.
I now just break the seaweed into pieces and soak it in water and spray it in the tank like frozen food.
Normally, the tangs are pretty chill.
Ignore the background noise. It was lunch time here and I really don't have time to fire up a formal video with the proper editing. I actually haven't turned on my workstation for awhile.
Definitely is much calmer then I would expect or have seen! Maybe I’ll give one a go in the future, once all my other tangs have settled in
 
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This was when I realized leaving the seaweed clip in the tank is not a good idea. It's like it's noticing the food is gone and someone ate it.
You need to observe the behavior of your fish. Notice how it just patrols the area near the clip and won't get any other tang come near it.
So yeah, to the fish "experts" that say to always have food around in the tank for aggressive tangs.
 
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This was when I realized leaving the seaweed clip in the tank is not a good idea. It's like it's noticing the food is gone and someone ate it.
You need to observe the behavior of your fish. Notice how it just patrols the area near the clip and won't get any other tang come near it.
So yeah, to the fish "experts" that say to always have food around in the tank for aggressive tangs.
That there is what I expect when I hear there aggressive.
 

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How did you get the big anemone off your friends rock? I assuming it was really attacked because its so big. How did you not hurt it at all and not have to take a huge piece of rock with you?
 
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How did you get the big anemone off your friends rock? I assuming it was really attacked because its so big. How did you not hurt it at all and not have to take a huge piece of rock with you?
I didn't and I wouldn't. When I took the gigs out of my tank, I took out the rocks as well. He said that the gigs are on the same rocks that they came with. And I believe him becasuse I remember my rocks.
I honestly think they're too big to move their own mass.
 

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This was when I realized leaving the seaweed clip in the tank is not a good idea. It's like it's noticing the food is gone and someone ate it.
You need to observe the behavior of your fish. Notice how it just patrols the area near the clip and won't get any other tang come near it.
So yeah, to the fish "experts" that say to always have food around in the tank for aggressive tangs.
Lol, nice vid. I'm laughing cause I think your description of someone coming back to the dinner table and realizing his food is gone is spot on. I've always been tempted to get that beautiful fish, but actually seeing it get aggressive like that leaves an impression.
 
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Lol, nice vid. I'm laughing cause I think your description of someone coming back to the dinner table and realizing his food is gone is spot on. I've always been tempted to get that beautiful fish, but actually seeing it get aggressive like that leaves an impression.
I wouldn't get discouraged from a Sohal. For the most part, if you provide plenty of swimming room and feed the fish well, it should be fine. Remember, a perfectly healthy fish is not going to just stand there to get whacked to death. So the Sohal may have its temper from time to time but I'm not too worry about it. For me, I just don't leave the seaweed clip in the tank. I broadcast the soaked seaweed now.
I just went down to tape this to show how's the tangs are when the lights are on. The Gem are now "part" of the gang. It needs work but I just got it yesterday.
 

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After 6.5days, the waste water bucket of the CWC is about 20gals. That is pretty close to the 21gals a week as planned. I will continue to run it.
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I’m now using this waste water to cure some rocks to add to the system. More rocks is better as long as it’s not in the display.
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Salinity is monitor by conductivity. It has been stable. Hard to imagine why it wouldn’t on a dual channel Masterflex TBH.
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I’ve been testing PO4 pretty much every day since I want this fuge to live. PO4 has dropped from 0.07ppm to 0.04ppm since last week. I will now take the GFO offline. One less thing to change. My goal is to have a healthy fuge and not have to rely on GFO.
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I’ve also been harvesting a bit of the macros in the fuge everyday for the tangs. The tang love the Red Gracilaria but need to work in the green sea lettuce. Nobody seems to like that stuff.
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Great build! I was able to train my tangs to get the sea lettuce and red g. So I am sure you can figure out a way. mix both red g and ulva? mix ulva with nori? I am very happy that my tangs took to it as ulva is very well known for getting into the display no matter how hard you try to prevent it and having them eat it... major plus. It is easy to remove manually though.
 
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Great build! I was able to train my tangs to get the sea lettuce and red g. So I am sure you can figure out a way. mix both red g and ulva? mix ulva with nori? I am very happy that my tangs took to it as ulva is very well known for getting into the display no matter how hard you try to prevent it and having them eat it... major plus. It is easy to remove manually though.
Yeah, I’m working them in. It’s like mixing broccoli with yogurt so your kid would eat it.
Is that what that green stuff is called? Ulva? Lol
I want to use my frag tank to set up a macro tank that ties to the system. I got to learn my macro algae. The fuge is my favorite part of the system. I have 6 different kinds of macros in there. Blue Hypnea, Red Gracileria, Green Gracilera, Dragon Breathe, two green stuff(I guess one is Ulva). And another green long leafy thing. And another Red macro.
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The stupid amount of oxygen it gives out after a full period of photosynthesis.
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I’m thinking on using the frag tank for a full blown macro display tank that ties to the system. Screw the frags. Not like I sell anything in the past 5 years.
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Yeah, I’m working them in. It’s like mixing broccoli with yogurt so your kid would eat it.
Is that what that green stuff is called? Ulva? Lol
I want to use my frag tank to set up a macro tank that ties to the system. I got to learn my macro algae. The fuge is my favorite part of the system. I have 6 different kinds of macros in there. Blue Hypnea, Red Gracileria, Green Gracilera, Dragon Breathe, two green stuff(I guess one is Ulva). And another green long leafy thing. And another Red macro.
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The stupid amount of oxygen it gives out after a full period of photosynthesis.
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I’m thinking on using the frag tank for a full blown macro display tank that ties to the system. Screw the frags. Not like I sell anything in the past 5 years.
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DO IT! macro tanks are way under rated fun to I had a 20L a few years ago enjoyed it. more challenging than one would think.
 

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I’m thinking on using the frag tank for a full blown macro display tank that ties to the system. Screw the frags. Not like I sell anything in the past 5 years.
I love the idea. In the long run, it would be more beneficial to the display tank as well.
 

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Yeah, I’m working them in. It’s like mixing broccoli with yogurt so your kid would eat it.
Is that what that green stuff is called? Ulva? Lol
I want to use my frag tank to set up a macro tank that ties to the system. I got to learn my macro algae. The fuge is my favorite part of the system. I have 6 different kinds of macros in there. Blue Hypnea, Red Gracileria, Green Gracilera, Dragon Breathe, two green stuff(I guess one is Ulva). And another green long leafy thing. And another Red macro.
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The stupid amount of oxygen it gives out after a full period of photosynthesis.
BAD34ED9-43A7-4D47-BA2B-C5AB496913CA.jpeg


I’m thinking on using the frag tank for a full blown macro display tank that ties to the system. Screw the frags. Not like I sell anything in the past 5 years.
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Yes one is ulva and the other looks to be a type of calurpa. I am trying to make my fuge a display as well. I am having issue with some of the algae out competing the others. Ulva dominates them all. Harvesting at an extreme rate. I really want to had dragon face pipefish to the fuge.

I think you should do it! If you didn't sell a frag for 5 years.... then for sure DO IT!
 
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Okay. I’m gonna do it.
First need to raise up the Waterbox frag tank so that it can be drained into the sump.

More tool p0rn.
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This is a beast of a battery framing nailer.
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48”x24”x12” stage for the Waterbox.
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