20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Fishfood » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:17 pm

My opinion on the superman monti... don't get it. I'd advise against any encrusting monti honestly unless you are going to put them on rocks that are not touching any of the other rockwork. They damn near took over my tank. I have some superman monti if you are still interested in getting some. Heck I have an entire tonga branch covered in it.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:49 pm

Some of the critters:

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The chaeto didn't need much so I have a five gallon setup and I'm gonna run it for pods, when I need them dump them in, thinking about a spotted mandarin (male).

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One of the misc. Hermits got about 6

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One of the nass. snail got 5

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The astrae star on one of the cerith snails got 5.

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Stomatella snail got about 6

Then got a starter group of amphipods and copepods with my chaeto.

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Went with eggcrate for my top instead of glass.


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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sat Dec 01, 2012 1:36 pm

Fishfood wrote:My opinion on the superman monti... don't get it. I'd advise against any encrusting monti honestly unless you are going to put them on rocks that are not touching any of the other rockwork. They damn near took over my tank. I have some superman monti if you are still interested in getting some. Heck I have an entire tonga branch covered in it.
I was gonna have it on its own rock, just incase it really live my setup :b, how much for a frag? Or the toga rock?

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:34 pm

3 dime sized patches of diatom algae is on one my rocks doing first water change tomorrow about 5 gallons because i picked up harmless amounts of nitrate and nitrite tonight. No ammonia.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:36 pm

Ok guys done the water change yesterday and look what hichicked in on my rocks, well just kidding I got some coral frags, that opened up fully day one even the sps.

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Fts

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Superman montis, they were browned out in the guys tank he had a tank crash. Hopefully they color up soon. All polyps are 100% open.

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Two heads of a red blasto, can you guys Id? He fully opened also.

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Two heads of a green candy cane. Doing great first coral to fully open.

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Purple/brownish Blasto with green mouth. Can you Id?

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Fishfood » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:38 pm

The red is a blastomussa wellsi and the the other is probably a blastomussa merletti but could also be a wellsi. I got it as that single head.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Fishfood wrote:The red is a blastomussa wellsi and the the other is probably a blastomussa merletti but could also be a wellsi. I got it as that single head.
Thank you for that. Also thank you for the corals too.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Fishfood » Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:29 pm

Feed those guys mysid once and a while and they well grow a lot faster. I just never took the time to use a turkey baster to get it down to them in my tank.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:33 am

Fishfood wrote:Feed those guys mysid once and a while and they well grow a lot faster. I just never took the time to use a turkey baster to get it down to them in my tank.
I'll get some today, was gonna get something because feeder tentacles were out on some of them especially that candy cane.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Fishfood » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:36 am

in your pictures both blastos are fully open. when food comes into contact with then they just suck it in. I just never did spot feeding in my tank. Plus the damn shrimp would usually steal the food anyway.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 10:45 am

Fishfood wrote:in your pictures both blastos are fully open. when food comes into contact with then they just suck it in. I just never did spot feeding in my tank. Plus the damn shrimp would usually steal the food anyway.
Lol last tank I had was the clownfish taking the food. I was gonna get mysid and when everything got larger pieces of squid or silversides.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:15 pm

Feed the corals brine shrimp, thought they was gonna pop they responded well to food. Ate it like champs. Couldn't pick up the Mysid like I liked to have had as petsmart was out.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:14 pm

Some more pics


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Candy cane with feeders out.

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Purple green blasto

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Red blastos

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Superman

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Kresnahw22 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:48 pm

Not much of an update, its more pics of the same inhabitants. I'm not adding anything until this small diatom blooms goes away. It just the bloom right after a cycle because its the first and only algae to ever show up.

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Pink Pincushion Urchin, found some shells.

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The Purple/Green Blasto Is Huge Surprised If It Doesn't Make A New Head Soon.

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Not A Good Pic But The Best I Had. The Red Blasto Has Grown And Gained Somewhat Wavy Appearance. Unlike The Purple/Green That Is Rounded.

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These Green Candy Canes Are Huge, They Should Be Splitting Soon. They Have Tripled In Size Since I Got Them.

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Re: 20 Gallon Lps/Sps Tank Setup

Post by Fishfood » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:11 am

So how is this tank doing? I'm also curious how your plants are doing in your new vivarium.

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