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Tank is coming along great! Love all the anthias! I'm going to try some evansi in my next future build. I really like those little guys and the difficulty with eating is quite alluring to me. I got a group of lyretails then a pair of borbonius. After that, I got on a fairy wrasse kick then got lost with tangs so more anthias never happened with this build. It can Happen so easy.

Maybe I'll pick your next tank up like the last one, when you're ready to upgrade again. lol Your tanks are immaculate! you're one of the only people I'd trust to by a tank off of.

I think your tank would be a great home to a big lineatus or flame fairy wrasse.

Thank for the updates! It's such a joy reading these comments and seeing the progress.
 
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Tank is coming along great! Love all the anthias! I'm going to try some evansi in my next future build. I really like those little guys and the difficulty with eating is quite alluring to me. I got a group of lyretails then a pair of borbonius. After that, I got on a fairy wrasse kick then got lost with tangs so more anthias never happened with this build. It can Happen so easy.

Maybe I'll pick your next tank up like the last one, when you're ready to upgrade again. lol Your tanks are immaculate! you're one of the only people I'd trust to by a tank off of.

I think your tank would be a great home to a big lineatus or flame fairy wrasse.

Thank for the updates! It's such a joy reading these comments and seeing the progress.

Thanks Daniel!
I really do like the Evansi, just be ready to baby them for a significant amount of time. I have found canalus and cyclops soaked in slecon is the secret sauce for my harem. They got live brine for the first two days to kick off the feeding responses. I still feed them 5 times a day. Now the larger ones eat mysis, once they all do I can go on vacations again haha. Another strong belief I have is that once they made it to the DT, they learned to eat frozen foods by watching the other anthias mainly the barts and randals. They have meshed really well with the barts.

If you really want to try them message/text me. I have a QTed source for them ( not cheap, but conditioned and QTed)

I mean I am going to upgrade eventually! A 500 gallon peninsula is in my future. It is not IF it is WHEN.

I agree on the wrasse. I am starting to hit capacity with fish, but I was truly eyeing a large 5-6" Australian Scotts Fairy wrasse. I have only seen one large one in and real life and wow they are seriously stunning.

I appreciate all the kind words! Next time I make it to the valley I am coming over to check out how my old tank is doing.
 
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I love your tank, I love all the new fish in there. What is your opinion on the Moorish Idol, I have read they are very difficult to keep and to feed.

I love the moorish and so does the wife. She would never let anything happen to him.
He is the reason I go to the local Asian market and get fresh clams, Growing out sponges in the fuge to feed him.
Luckily he is mainly the algae eating version in comparison to the sponge only.

He is super fat now and eats: Clams, Ulva, Sea veggies, PE Mysis, Sponges.

Nutrition and space is my belief to be successful with them. He has now been with me since November. One more year though will be the mark where I truly feel I had true success with a Moorish idol.
 
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How’s your fuge doing?
Have you gotten past the ulva troubles?
Any new additions?

Fuge is doing great!
Yup the Ulva troubles have been handle the natural way urchins and fish and back to feeding it as normal food.
I have added maybe two corals since the last update. A little time for cruise control for growth. I saw a AEFW in my coral QT. So about to start inspections and preventatives in the DT, This could be fun ride but no issues so far with the DT.
 
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Really nice pics. The fish and tank looks great.
Thank you! I still do not know my way around the cameras really well. Watching youtube videos on how to take good photos.
Wowie!!! Lookin great!!!
Thank you! Need to figure out how to take nice photos of the corals. I can never get the colors to match what I see in real life.
 

What percentage of blue versus white lighting do you think makes the best coral growth combo?

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  • Mostly Blue

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  • Mostly White

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  • All White

    Votes: 1 0.2%
  • Other (please explain)

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