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  1. Samhain

    Samhain's 90 Gallon Reef

    Duncans, acans, favia, and candy canes all do well. Haven't tried frogspawns or torches, although I want to. Just haven't had any reasonably priced ones in the area. But someday I'm sure I'll find them!
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    Samhain's 90 Gallon Reef

    It has been a long time since I updated, hasn't it? The big tank is still melting most zoas, so other than a couple varieties that seem unaffected, they are all in the little tank. I have a new cabbage leather, and my devil's hand and xenia are growing and doing great. I'll probably add in a few...
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    Fast's 120

    Lovely addition! Probably one of my favorite tangs (along with Achilles and Powder Brown). Good luck on keeping him ich free!
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    Starting my own tank in the next year or so...need your help!

    Sump size is really up to you, although 50 would probably be fine on a 200. The sump is ultimately a place to hide equipment and increase total water volume, so get the size that will do what you need it to do. Skimmers have ratings on them (i.e. rated for up to 50g, up to 75g, up to 180g...
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    small tanks

    Gobies, clowns, blennies, and firefish are some of the most popular for a tank that size. They are small, have interesting behavior, and can be very colorful. Good luck!
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    Starting my own tank in the next year or so...need your help!

    You can certainly do things on a limited budget, even big tanks. Since you're looking at FOWLR (no coral), one thing you can scrimp on is lighting. For a blue hippo tang, you want at a BARE MINIMUM 6 feet of lateral swimming space. 180+ gallons is what you need for a blue hippo, so if that's...
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    Flame Angel

    Agreed. Even prior to the increase in tank size recommended by LiveAquaria, they still listed 30 gallons as the minimum size for a dwarf angel, and I tend to agree with this. I have one of the smaller dwarf angels in my tank, and he utilizes pretty much the entire tank for swim space. I would...
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    Starting 10 G nano reef

    Congrats on setting up your nano! I have a nano tank, and while it's been a bit of a headache at times, I really enjoy it too. Nanos are lots of fun, but require stringent management and meticulous research when considering livestock choices, both fish and corals. Just be patient. And make sure...
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    Purple dotty back mystery

    My Red Jewel Nano Blenny did the same thing. She rode the rocks from tank to tank, then survived the minicycle caused by the move. Sounds like we got some ninja fish!
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    monkiboy's frag tank setup!

    Waiting......(queue Jeopardy theme song)
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    Samhain's 90 Gallon Reef

    Crackers are open and happy, monster is starting to open just a smidge. Not much, but it's something. The rest are open and happy, including the acro.
  12. Samhain

    I think its dead, what is it? PT 2

    Apparently size does matter. And that IS what she said!
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    Samhain's 90 Gallon Reef

    I can totally do that! All about sharing the love. And I do looooove these new zoas. So prettyful. When I can get a halfway decent pic, I will post!
  14. Samhain

    Tank Vent thread!

    Tank woes! I has them...... Bryopsis in my tiny tank. Grrrr.... Raising the mag is turning it brown and inhibiting growth, but not getting rid of it. Zoa Armageddon in my big tank. It has been eating zoas for the last couple months. All the zoas in there just melt away, except for one colony...
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    Samhain's 90 Gallon Reef

    I've got CARs, Space Monsters, Captain Americas, Rainbow Raptors, Mohawks, Purple Hooters, Gobstoppers, LA Lakers, King Midas, Safecrackers, Purple Puddles, and a mystery Acro. All are open and happy except the space monsters and safecrackers. I actually have them in my little tank for now, as...
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    Samhain's 90 Gallon Reef

    Got my early Yule present to me today! Thanks Matty. Everything is acclimating now. I'm so excited to see how everything looks once it opens!
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    CUC from reef cleaners?

    +1 to all the above. I've been a repeat customer of his, and he is everything you could wish for in a vendor. Definitely earns a 5 star rating from me!
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    What are your fishes' names, and why did you pick them?

    My current fish all have literary/film names, but my holdout from my last tank has a color name, as that was the theme for that tank. So here they are: Onyx - Red Jewel Nano Blenny (she's black, hence the name) Edward - Yellow Watchman Goby (Twilight Series) Nemo - Percula Clownfish (20,000...
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    Chuck Fought The Ich . . .& The Ich Won

    Sucks about the ich battle. You could always download a pretty reef screensaver and just media-center it over onto your bigscreen TV. In the end, even if you have to go out and buy all the stuff for the media center, you'll probably still end up with less $ investment than a saltwater tank....
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    Fishy's 10g Urchin Jail

    Sorry to hear about your fishy losses. Sucks when you lose your friends.