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hey this is my second tank. i got the tank second hand off ebay was a bargins really. will try a remember everything. i picked it up on a monday nite and after 2-3 hours of cleaning the tank and getting all the trop stuff out it looked like this

i added the water and sand bed the next next day then waited a few days for everything to settle and to get upto temp. i then added my stock from my old tank and all the water luckly i didn't have any problems or spikes.
this is how it looked

so after letting things get settle down and fish and corals settle in. i got more LR and corals. so it was starting to take shape


then i found a very nice fish it was a blue tang and was going to be my last fish into the tank.
. bout 2 weeks after having him i got white spot which most of my fish got.i lost the blue tang a yellow clown goby and a sharknose goby. after i had got the spot under control and got rid of it. i started having problems with my nirates. nirates were reading bout 20ppm so was doing bout 2 10% water change a week.finally got them to zero and they r still there now thankfully.


this is how the tank was looking. i change the lighting from t8s to 2 aqua rays reef white and 1 marine white

i think that being us to present day. i have in the tank at the mom different coral bout 10 feather dusters 2 coco worms one white and red and the other red and orange. 2 cleaner shrimp a peppermint shrimp (somewhere) bout 10 hermits and 16 snails. fishes r 2 clowns 2 peacock wrasse 1 royal gramma 1 tiger watchmen goby 1 yellow headed jawfish 1 sailfin tang 1 firefish and 1 flasher wrasse 1green banded goby. i know that my sailfin tang is going to need rehoming at some point.
some pics of the tank now.







thats me hope i didn't bore u to much.
let me know what u think good or bad all comments welcome
thanks phil
 

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Nice!
 

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hey just alittle update. all corals r happy and heathly i did frag my pink pussey coral last nite it hasn't really sulked has bad has i though it might.tiger watchman goby is eating very well and is always out. my sailfin tang did have abit of a funny one this week he was hiding all the time and didn't eat for 3 days but is out now and is eating fine but i have notice three little spots on his fin this afternoon so i have put my uv on hope its not u know what. fingers crossed
 

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You could easily paint the back of the glass blue or black. how come u wanna leave it alone?
 

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the boss (wife) tell me to leave it alone i tried to tell her it would look better painted blue or black but no
 

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tested my ro water last nite to find it has a nitrate reading of 5 ppm. so this morning i when to a lfs to get it tested just to be safe the tds reading were 202 ppm 198 ppm and 204 ppm not good (his tap water was reading at 144ppm). i when to the lfs where i got the ro water from and he said the filters most need changing. so i have had to throw 40 liters of ro down the drain.
 

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had abit of a change in the tank yesterday i have taken my pink pussey coral to my lfs and got a kenya tree coral and going get another coral next week when they have a delivery of new corals. the pink pussey coral was just getting too big and some coral were shaded by it.

this is how the tank looks now
 

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well there has been a few changes to my tank my pink pussey coral has gone and my sailfin tang has been rehome. i know have a small yellow tang and some new corals

 
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