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Dusko's 180 lit. Juwel-Reef
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.23(Fri)6:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

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do you have a finaly stocking list planned?


No idea really Smile
I knew from the start that 2 A. occelaris are to be housed in this tank because that was my wife's wish. Keep your woman happy Cool Wink

The current stock is next:

2x A. occelaris;

1x Lysmata wurdemanni;

1x Amblygobius hectori;

6x Blue/Red legged Hermits;


4x Trochus snails

1x Centropyge vroliki;
I had serious doubts about should I stock this fish or not! My plan was to have Softies mixed with LPS and this Angel is known to eat the LPS. So I had to decide... the Angel or the LPS. At the end after asking lots of my customers keeping such Dwarf Angels I decided to give up on LPS (I still can go with Euphyllia sp. and Plerogyra sp.) and go with the Angel. It does nip a little on the Cladiella and on the Yellow Colony Polyps.


I am not sure what next to stock with. I would like to get 3 more fish which are swimming in the upper level. 3x Chromis viridis is my possible choice, and as I did with the rest I would purchase the smallest individuals (4cm).
I will maintain this tank for max 2 years. I am planning to buy a bigger apartment in about year and a half, two max. When that happens I will dismantle this tank, sell the fish and corals, and build a bigger reef, probably with SPS and LPS only.

What ever I decide I have to bare in mind that the Centropyge might harass the newly introduced fish and for that reason I am not going with something way too timid. At the LFS this Angel was housed with a group of Chromis so it just might work to skip the aggression.

At the moment feeding with Shrimp and Spirulina flakes from Aquatic Nature and with frozen Brine Shrimp (I will start feeding Mysis as well)

Regards, Dusko
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Flame Angel
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PostPosted: 2009.01.23(Fri)6:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dusko wrote:
I knew from the start that 2 A. occelaris are to be housed in this tank because that was my wife's wish. Keep your woman happy Cool Wink


Laughing indeed

Sounds like you have the same stocking ideas as I had with my reef tank, but I'm sure you will make a good decision in the end. Smile

You have some really interesting ones in there as well, I always wanted some hermits, and dwarf angels are my favourite! (one guess to which one I reccomend most... Laughing )

So your planning on only getting 3 chromis?
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.23(Fri)11:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So your planning on only getting 3 chromis?


Not 100% sure Confused
My plan was to stock the Centropyge last but didn't work out that way so have to be very careful what fish is to come next into the community.
The Angel is small (6cm) also the Clowns are small (4-5cm) so aggression shouldn't be such a big problem.
Any who, to avoid big introduction problems I am thinking to add something which can stand up for it self a bit.
Not sure what to add next... have to sleep on it for now Wink

Harsh decisions are usually the fatal ones, but then again one should trust the hunch as well Laughing

Thanks for the reply!
Good on'ya mate !

Regards, Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)2:57    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah OK, decisions are so hard in marine! Laughing

Have you had much experience with marine? Like at your work or anything?

Anyway keep us posted! Smile
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)14:25    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have 2 years of experience with marine tanks (corals, fish, algae, inverts) and mostly through my work. We are the biggest Zoo Shop in south of Sweden supplying fresh and marine animals, etc...

I also maintained my personal nano reef for a year (now sold);
http://www.58nanoreef.blogspot.com/

This is my second personal reef tank and this time I am trying to go more into softy corals, mess with tests, water chemistry, algae, circulation, etc...
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)14:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Water Testing results (today 24th Jan 2009);
Ca - 325 (Elos test) Low Ca
Mg - 1140 (Salifert) Low Mg
KH - 9 (Elos)
pH - 8.3 (Elos)
NO3 - 0.5ppm (Salifert)
PO4 - 0ppm (Elos)

I will try to raise the Ca with Tropic Marine Bio-Calcium or Calcium Chloride from Aquarium Systems.
For Mg I will use Bio-Magnesium from Tropic Marine.

Salinity is 1.024
Temp 27' Celsius

Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)15:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

I noticed you changed your DP. Is that your Yasha? I just love Yashas! I'm hoping to build my own nano and have one or two in there one day.
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Dusko
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)17:31    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there.

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I noticed you changed your DP. Is that your Yasha?


What is DP? What is Yasha?
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)18:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

DP= Display picture or avatar or the-little-picture-under-your-name.

Yasha is a yasha goby... Stonogobiops yasha. Your picture looks like a Yasha. I could be wrong, though, as I can only see the face.
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PostPosted: 2009.01.24(Sat)20:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work, Dusko! I rarely poke my head in Saltwater basics, but I am quickly picking up an interest. Looks incredible (as all your tanks do) and keep up the good work!
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