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Building a 140G. reef
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arachnar
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PostPosted: 2007.07.24(Tue)17:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that looks like a stunner,we freshwater people don't go on the saltwater forums side much I forgot some of you guys where even on the forums. Very nicely done.
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PostPosted: 2007.07.24(Tue)22:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well RBL, I swing both ways Shocked Freshwater and salt that is Very Happy

F.A., that toadstool is huge! Tonight the crown is about 14" across and the stock is as big as my forearm.

Here's a shot I captured tonight; a mated pair of Mandarin Gobies. Not a species I would intentionally stock or suggest for most. This pair, in fact, are another rescue/adoption from my maintenance work. They are still kicking after 6+ months. Whenever possible I dose the tank with live rotifers and copepods.


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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2007.07.25(Wed)2:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

dale wrote:

Tonight the crown is about 14" across and the stock is as big as my forearm.


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Are the mandarins hard to breed?
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PostPosted: 2007.07.25(Wed)12:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

AFAIK, it isn't difficult to get mandarins to spawn, but growing out the fry is tremendously difficult. There is a lengthy thread on Reefcentral which followed the breeding attempts of one member (use google to search reefcentral, and you should be able to find it). Unfortunately, he then got himself banned, and I have no idea where he's posting his journals now. I do know he's still trying to raise the fry.
Gorgeous softie tank, BTW, Dale... awesome pics.
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PostPosted: 2007.07.26(Thu)1:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK thanks, I will try and find that thread...that reminds me, I haven't posted on RC for a while...
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PostPosted: 2007.12.31(Mon)18:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an updated full tank shot.
The Toadstool on the right grew too close to the surface so I had to lower it in the tank. While doing so the foot split almost 3/4 through but it seems to have repaired itself with no ill effects. Still using the same filtration regime.

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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2008.01.01(Tue)0:07    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woah that is looking really good! Nice Dale Smile

How big are those toadstools now? They look massive, especailly the one on the right.


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gm333
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PostPosted: 2008.01.01(Tue)0:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its looking good Dale, how are you liking the unicorn tang? I have thought of adding one to my tank as they seem to be very hardy.
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PostPosted: 2008.01.02(Wed)21:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's filling in nicely Dale, great job!
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PostPosted: 2008.01.04(Fri)2:19    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all Smile
I like the Unicorn quite a bit actually. It has certainly filled out since being rescued and its tail has regrown. It is definately a personality + fish. I'm going to post a video in the next day or two to show what he's like at feeding time.
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