20 Gallon Reef Tank

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Postby KittyKat » 2006-09-10 12:59

I see you've changed the background to black again! :P Will you be adding more rockwork?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-09-24 01:52

KittyKat wrote:I see you've changed the background to black again! :P Will you be adding more rockwork?

Yeah I switch between black and blue every so often. I probably won't add anymore live rock as I want to leave space for corals.:)
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Postby Terweq » 2006-09-24 22:40

That is a wonderful tank Perfectblue! I would like to see some pics of the inverts if possible!
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-09-24 23:23

Perfectblue wrote: Yeah I switch between black and blue every so often. I probably won't add anymore live rock as I want to leave space for corals.:)

lol Why d'you change so often? What other corals are you planing on adding?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-09-25 01:29

Terweq: Thanks and yeah I would be happy to. Here you go:

Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
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Astraea Snail
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Margarita Snail
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Nassarius Snail
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Strombus
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Whelk
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Feather Duster
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Strawberry Crab
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KittyKat: I guess I change the background so many times because I like a different color at different times. I hope that makes sense. :lol2: As for corals I would like to add Candy Cane, Zoas, Mushrooms, Xenia, Brain, Sun, and maybe a Frogspawn.
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-09-25 11:30

Wonderful pics PB! What is the lighting you are using right now?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-09-25 17:42

KittyKat wrote:Wonderful pics PB! What is the lighting you are using right now?

I'm still using my 2x65watt PowerCompact lighting however instead of having the lights mounted in a canopy I have them hanging above the tank. I like having the lights hanging above the tank. The evaporation has decreased and the temperature has stayed where I want it to.:)
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-10-04 18:40

I also use hanging light for some of my tanks ^_^ How high above the water level are you keeping yours?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-10-04 21:04

KittyKat wrote: I also use hanging light for some of my tanks ^_^ How high above the water level are you keeping yours?

Around 6-7 inches and that distance seems to be the best for my tank. :)
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Postby KittyKat » 2006-10-04 21:10

^_^ that's about how high mine is, but I still get evaporation because of the dry air in the room lol even tho I have a tight fitting cover...
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Postby smiley » 2006-10-04 21:22

crikey ! this is the fist time ive seen your tank or even this thread! and man do i love your tank!!!

i love the strawberry crab you have
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can plecs see what they are eating ?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-10-04 21:50

KittyKat: At the moment I don't have a cover for my tank although the evaporation isn't too bad.

Smiley: Thanks. I'll see if I can get a recent picture of the Strawberry Crab as the above picture is old(8-9 months).
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-10-09 03:20

Update: The tank is doing extremely well and the corals are growing like crazy. The first Capnella coral that I purchased has split into two seperate stalks and is beginning to split again. The recent Kenya Tree that I added has also grown significantly. I've been eyeing a Mushroom rock at the local fish store that I will probably pick up within the next week. There have been some major changes to the stocking as I have given my Clown Goby to a friend and the Fairy Wrasse was being way too agressive towards the Firefish to a point of not letting him eat. I've replaced the Fairy Wrasse with a Sixline which has been very peaceful towards the Fishfish and is very interesting to watch. You will also notice in the full tank shot that the lights are hanging above the tank. The reason for this is that the temp has been getting too high with the canopy. By having a open top tank with better air circulation the temp has stayed where I would like it. The lights have been this way for the last couple months. Here are some various pictures I've taken:

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Postby KittyKat » 2006-11-28 13:22

Nice! Did the eggs hatch in the end? How's the tank going?
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Postby Perfectblue » 2006-11-30 22:47

KittyKat wrote:Nice! Did the eggs hatch in the end? How's the tank going?

It is very rare for snails that are hatched to survive as they will get eaten by other organisms or the eggs themselves get crushed. If they do survive then great but I'm not expecting them to. The tank is still doing great however not much new has happened which is why I have not posted an update. :)
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