Our New 800 gallon tank! So excited

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  1. Wendy Rodgers

    Wendy Rodgers Active Member

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    Tank has been cycled for about a week now... added some Springer Damsels and noticed they were trying to eat each other. Started with 10... woke up next morning and now have 8. They completely nipped all their fins off. Have 1 more that doesnt look so hot.. hes missing a fin and his face doesnt look so good.
    I started thinking that maybe if I put in another species of fish it might get their attention off each other. So I went and got 2 yellow mimic tangs. It has worked.. the Springer damsels are now holding their posts and have calmed down alot.
    I wish I knew that damsels need to be in with other fish.. lesson learned for sure. When I was reading about them I didnt read anything about that.... I'm wondering if anyone has experienced the same problem?

    Tank finally has fish... next will probably be a pair of yellow tangs. Not sure yet... lol
     
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    elisa h Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Do you buy your fish from coral corral? Just curious cause I usually get mine from marine warehouse but I was thinking about picking up a few from coral corral
     
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    Yes I do,

    He can get any fish as well. What I like most about Coral Corral is all their fish are being quarantined prior to purchase. They are also honest folks. I've been in there and was ready to purchase a fish (not a cheap fish either) and they have talked me out of it due to fish not doing as well as they would like.
    Pierre has helped me with all my builds and his staff are really knowledgeable. I can call him at 2am with an issue if need be. You just dont see that in a lfs usually.

    Best- Steve
     
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    elisa h Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    That’s awesome I didn’t know they quarantined.
    The lightning are gonna crush Vegas!!
     
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    Yes we are! Go Bolts!!!
     
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    READY for tonight??? GO BOLTS!!
     
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    HEADED to World wide Coral! Leaving Clearwater now!! Excited! Anyone know of any other good places to hit??!
     
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    Clearwater Fl!!!
     
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    elisa h Active Member Tampa Bay Reef Keepers

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    Sounds fun! I haven’t made the trip there yet since it’s about a two hour drive from me in south Tampa. Thinking about taking a day and going over there and maybe top shelf aquatics in winter park too! It’s a little past WWC near UCF. It’s awesome how many cool shops are around this area. Let me know how you like corals wide wide corals and if you end up picking anything up. Are you guys planning on going to the Florida frag swap in lakeland this year?
     
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    We are thinking about going.
    We live in Clearwater so it's only about an hour to Lakeland.

    As to WWC, place was very nice. Great selection of corrals and fish! Was very impressed overall. We did end up getting a yellow eye kole tang. Hard to go in a fish / corral store and walk out empty handed! Lol...
    We had a great day for sure. Will be going back again someday for sure.

    They had a huge ..huge ..hippo tang
    And a white tang that was absolutely beautiful in thier display tanks.

    Staff was all very polite... great store for sure and well worth the trip.
     
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    Sorry not sorry. Good game though. Blues needed the extra point more than the Bolts did.
     
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    Great defense on both sides for sure... was anyone's game... Blues took it!lol Ever since the all star break we look a step behind... hope that changes soon. Went from 3.73 goals a game to 1.4 goals since the break... not good.
    Lucky to get even a point that game...
     
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    Picked up the new AI fuge lights.... waiting on hanging kits to come In...
     
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    How big is this fudge? :eek:
     
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    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    MMMMMmmmmmm I love fudge ;)
     
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    It's about 100 gallons... its 8 ft long ... 8 inches wide. In the above picture it shows the refuge under wendy...
    It has 3 growing chambers... so 3 lights... the last chamber going to fill with rock rubble....
     
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    Current livestock added over last couple weeks....

    Sailfin tang
    Magnificent Foxface
    Dussumieri Tang
    Yellow eye Kole Tang
    Engineer Goby (good 6 inches, with vertical lines already)
    Lawn mower Blenny
    Sleeper Goby
    Black Cap Basslet
    2 Mimic Tangs
    Long Tailed Clown fish
    Pair of snowflake clowns
    8 Springer Damsels
    1 red Blood shrimp
    10 Mexican snails
    1 pin cushion urchin
    3 long black spine urchins

    Ordered 2 medium Yellow Tangs...
    And Looking for a Gem Tang

    Everyone is happy... you know you have a big tank when you have 21 fish in it and cant see not a one... lol

    Theres times when you see a bunch.. and other times I walk up to tank and see nothing, till I walk around other side.... crazy
     
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    Well... couldnt really wait any longer for the new 300 series maxspect gyres to come out...

    Tank needed flow bad... I got 2 of the maxspect 280's and they are very impressive to say the least.

    Haven't really played with the settings yet, but at 50% power they sure are making a nice storm!
     
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