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PostSubject: 110 acrylic   Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:47 pm



here is my biggest tank its a 110 truvu acrylic tank. its full of south american and central american cichlids.
stock list:
9- tinfoil barbs
4- jack dempsey
1- firemouth
2- jaguar cichlids
4- convicts 2 pairs
1- green terror
3- chinese algea eaters
1- common pleco
1- bichar

i had 2 firemouths but the bigger jaguar cichlid that is about 4 or 5 inches decided to make it lunch.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:43 pm

MAN O MAN I can't wait till I get a bigger tank for my south americans. That sounds like a full house you got there,what do you feed all those bad boys? You got some pictures of this 110? I look forward to checking it out some time.OH and do you have any plants that work for you? I am getting some growth on a java fern...I think Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:02 pm

I have been feeding comet goldfish and guppies about 2 times a week and then cichlid pellets every day. I have never tried putting plants in there I like just the rock by its self. I really want some peacock bass but I can't seem to find any. And I will be posting some pictures in the next few days.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:16 am

So me an my dad have decided we really enjoy our small reef and we want to go big so were tearing this tank down and building a reef out of it our plans are to add a 55 gallon sump/refugium its already drilled it just need the acrylic box and to build a Canapoy for our lights. I'm buying my fist skimmer Thursday it's a corallife super skimmer it's the biggest model they have it does up to 220 gallons. So does anyone know we're I can get about 150 pounds of rock. So all of the fish in here are for sale if any ones interested. Also what are going to be my best choice on lights.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:57 am

150 lbs of rock will be spendy in one chunck,maybe start with 50 lbs of base rock and go from there.I know the animal house has that much rock live or can order some base.and to cover such a large tank and do corals you are looking at  say 3 250 watt metal halides or 3-4 LED modules,you could do T5s but you would want at least a 6 bulb fixture.Filling big tanks emptys pockets.

I have alot of base rock and live rock so feel free to drop me a line if you need a hand.Have you checked you messages?
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Tue Sep 17, 2013 10:54 pm





here is the progress on my 110 so far i have the sump with a t5ho light for macro algae growth and 125 gallon protien skimmer and a fluval filter as a return pump i also have a 30 pounds of rock in there with 120 pounds of crushed coral. it has been cycling since Sunday i plan to get a clean up crew going this weekend then see how things go from there. what type of macro algae should i use?
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:01 pm

Any macro will work for nutrient export. Did you already register some nitrates as a sign of having a cycle? Did you end up snaggin some nice live rock and sand? Looks pretty bright,what are you running up top for lighting?
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:33 pm

i add the rock from my 20 gallon to it and that had some algae on it and my crushed coral is getting covered in algae pretty fast . my lights are 2 t5ho im still deciding on wether to add 4 more t5s or 3 metal halides. i just ordered part of my clean up crew from reef cleaners i got 40 blue leg hermits 2 emerlad craps 20 cerith snails and 3 nerite snails.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:34 pm

i add the rock from my 20 gallon to it and that had some algae on it and my crushed coral is getting covered in algae pretty fast . my lights are 2 t5ho im still deciding on wether to add 4 more t5s or 3 metal halides. i just ordered part of my clean up crew from reef cleaners i got 40 blue leg hermits 2 emerlad craps 20 cerith snails and 3 nerite snails.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Sep 18, 2013 11:47 am

Nothing quite like a large marine tank. Is this tank going to be a FOWLR tank or a full blown reef? Either way it's going to be awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:49 pm

reef i love the corals and inverts. i hope it ends up as a good as i imagine.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:06 pm

I am sure that in a few years it will. Read alot of books if you can, the public library has a number of good books last I checked.Make sure to study each fish before putting it in your tank as many fishes are not invert safe and with such a large tank you will be tempted to get more fishes that most, so compatibility is important. Also I would look into a quarantine to avoid the heart break of adding a diseased fish to a large system,as getting them out can be a pain in addition to infecting more fish than you have a capacity to house and treat separately. Just a few heads up on the new tank Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:00 pm

A quarantine tank does sound like a good idea I will talk to my dad about that. What is a good number of fish to have. And can you have more than one tang in a tank.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Thu Sep 19, 2013 9:37 pm

A 110 gallon?!? NICE! Surprised Hope you get that thing up and running soon. When you start putting coral in it I can help ya out with some basic hard corals and softies. When you first start up tanks it usually better to start with more resilient coral like my personal favorite mushrooms. Once your tank cycles and you get your parameters just right im sure I can dig up one of my old fuzzy mushrooms to help you out.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:45 pm

that would be awesome i put 2 of my mushrooms in it and they are actually oped up they were never this nice looking in my 20 gallon. this weekend im going to add my green star polyps,yellow star polyps and zoas. i really want to go up to premium and get some fish because they just got a huge shipment of fish.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:36 am

What are you planning for your first few fish? Some designer clowns perhaps?
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:22 pm

Was at the TPA yesterday and they did have ALOT of stuff in. Its kinda crazy in there sometimes. I traded for some nice corals and macro. Chatted a bit too so all in all a good time.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:00 am

So my dad wants to make this like a predator tank with lion fish eels and puffers. And none of those can live with coral right? How many predators could I keep in here.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:07 am

Yeah those fish are not safe with most corals and other inverts. You have a pretty good sized tank so it depends on the size of the fish you want. You could easily have quite a nice little mix of fish. Maybe a tang,rabbit fish,puffer,small eel, or a small trigger.
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PostSubject: Re: 110 acrylic   Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:34 am

I Would stay away from puffers altogether.My puffer recently killed two rock anemones overnight.This was after he trimmed a group of SPS .
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