Matty's 90g

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    lilmatty5dimes

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    Pic Update
    Here are the corals frags i got for $5
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    Here I think are frogspawn
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    Flame cardinal stuffing his face.
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    lilmatty5dimes, Mar 18, 2012
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    Here's a lot better pic of the second frag
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    and forgot my emerald crab
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    315hottuna61 " Take a Kid Fishing " VIP Member

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    I'll add to that a little bit tomorrow Matty, wasn't able to get them this weekend !
     
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    beeguiles they call me fish geek ;p

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    Looks great!
     
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    Well, I did the stupidest thing so far. I was trying to sell my clown and cardinal fish and went to go catch them with a minnow trap and after 5 days got unpatience and decided to take a few of the rocks out(bad mistake went to work at 3a and on brk tried this) where he is mostly stays. Needless to say after all the rocks where out I finally got the two fish. Now the bad I stressed my tang out a lot to much and he didn't make it.
    R.I.P. Lil buddy
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    My local forum buy a par meter for the user to get there tanks tested and a mod buy something's from me came over and tested my lights. The very bottom was 31 and the top part of my old rocks was around 52. With that in mind when putting rocks back in I did everything a lil different.
    Now my new rock scape my wife assisted.
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    Sorry to hear about your tang...and nice aquascaping.
     
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    Thanks and thanks. With the par reading decided to make has may high spots as possible to start getting more corals. Now I'm on the look out for so fish. Went by the lfs and they had some good choices:
    PJ cardinals
    Flame angel
    Green chromis*
    Mimic tang
    Royal gramma
    I'm going to move the black and white clowns over to the 90 and get something new for the BioCube to keep the bioload but going to sell the BioCube shortly. Just debating on which fish above to get.
     
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    Looks good. Sorry about your tang :(
     
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    Well, some1 wanted to trade me 2 xbox 360 games for some of his coral. I think I came out with a killer deal. Got an Australian duncan, rainbow raptor zoa, and frogspawn. Met the guy at a lfs where he volunteers at. So, while there i picked up a couple things. Coral beauty, 3 green chromis (2 died while accumulating), single head ricordea, and some Rod's food. All for $43. I'll get better pictures when the lights come now later today but for now some iPhone pics.
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    rainbow zaptor zoa
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    Well, here is some better pictures and my new coral beauty(name tba wife's still working on it) Hope y'all like.
    Coral beauty
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    Cool stuff!
     
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    Pretty! I've been looking for a pink tip frogspawn like that. :)
     
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    Thanks lil fish and Angie see every1 else getting corals got me the fever and had to go get some. Angie to bad your so far away and I haven't a clue how to ship anything.
     
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    I'll find one eventually ;) Thanks though!
     
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    Good deal Matty , give me a shout sometime .
     
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    Well, last two weeks have sucked extremely bad. here's why https://www.livingreefs.com/dont-know-whats-wrong-t40864.html but the shorter version is bought a new coral beauty and 3 chromis. the chromis died while drip accumulating then. two days later my pair of black and white clowns died and a week later my coral beauty died. havent a clue why. made me really thing of just selling the whole tank. figure one last try. did a big water change tonight about 40 gallon to get my rates down. figure it would be good with no fish in the tank. changed my sump around and cleaned it which needed it big time. anyways checking the water tomorrow to see how the water change did and i guess go from there. now some pics.
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    at the 50 gallon mark
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    just below the 10g mark
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    and 45 gallon water change done
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    heres the changed sump
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    hole i made to put the skimmer away from the return line.
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    hope it works for you Matty, I know you don't really want to get rid of your tank
     
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    We'll see how this works out. Hopefully I'll be able to get my 20g long and be able to put some cheato in it to help with the rates. But tested the water and got
    Ammon 0
    Rites 0
    Rates 30
    Ph 8.0
    Salinity 1.024
    We'll add some fish in the next week or so and see how they turn out.
     
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    How's your tank looking tuna?
     
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