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Old 05/01/2018, 07:06 PM   #951
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When you get bored you may think: 'Ohhhh....I could get a tank as big as Alex's tank and, if I have, my arm probably is getting off with miserable pain right now...."
So..............cut the chit chat off and do the job sir!
haha I'm am not jealous and I would probably not last very long cleaning the back haha

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PS.: There's something really really nice about your tank Dom: It has personality!
Thanks Alex I think it's definitely getting there, the fish give it a really strong personality as they have such strong personalities too! I'm very much enjoying this scape as well!

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By the way, what kinds of frags did Andrew "give" you? Any rooftop specials?

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They're always special frags haha I'll have to take some close ups soon


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Old 05/01/2018, 07:07 PM   #952
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Also I thought I'd do a bit of a fish run-down too. I've had some pretty sh!t luck in the last 12 months with fish unfortunately Some unexplained losses, surfers and sump divers but my babies that are in the tank at the moment are doing really well. They get feed pellets 4 times a day and I've been really slack and haven't been feeding frozen of late but everyone is at least fat and happy. The best part about the fish is my Magma Wrasse is finally turning into a terminal phase male! He's getting really really stunning and just the most gorgeous deep red!

My current fish list sits at 9 fish, 7 in the tank and 2 in the sump:
- "Burgers" Chaetodon burgessi (he's the only one with a name haha aside from the mean things I call my female gold nugget)
- Centropyge colini
- halichoeres melasmapomus (she's my oldest fish and holds a very dear place in my heart)
- liopropoma susumi
- Cirrhilabrus shutmani
- Hologymnosus doliatus (he's getting too big and needs re-homing, also the destructor of snails lol)
- Odontanthias borbonius

The sump monsters are:
- A pair of premnas biaculeatus, Gold Nugget Maroon Clownfish who I adore because the female is an aggressive little cow and the sump tank is her's haha

I have some plans on future additions that go as follows:
- 3-5 pseudanthias flavicauda, a bunch were collected recently and I've been waiting for a rarer more interesting species of anthias to add to the tank. P. tuka are my all time favourites but I can't afford to put that much time and effort into them.
- Cirrhilabrus isosceles, I had a gorgeous male but lost him to mystery causes and they're one of my favourite species so I will be getting another!
- Paracheilinus attenuatus, another one I've wanted for quite some time!
- Macropharyngodon vivienae, a harem of these beauties would blow my mind!!
- An Australian caught prognathodes sp. is a must for me, I love butterflies so much!!
- Lucky last is my pipe dream fish that one day I will own! The infamous cirrhilabrus claire!!!!


That's about it for this fish update haha


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Old 05/10/2018, 05:33 PM   #953
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I haven't bought anything new for the tank in far too long and I'm starting to get the itches now haha expensive frag pack or expensive fish may be unavoidable now! haha tank is doing nicely though


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Old 05/10/2018, 10:46 PM   #954
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Like my lfs owner always says... Treat yourself!


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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

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Old 05/11/2018, 07:19 PM   #955
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Funny, thats what mine said also. Myself, I would get both.

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Old 05/13/2018, 05:41 PM   #956
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Funny, thats what mine said also. Myself, I would get both.

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Well I took everyone's advice and bought a couple of nice pieces for the tank! Took some shots and will maybe take some top downs tonight after I finish repotting my chilli's and gardening lol

Also did a 40L water change, siphoned the sand and changed the carbon. Need to clean the skimmer tonight.


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Old 05/14/2018, 05:57 AM   #957
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I think she's going to be ruurrlll purdylike! (not a new piece though but has bravely fought on through many ups and downs haha



Some nice new and clean tank pics







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Old 05/14/2018, 06:08 AM   #958
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That is very nice indeed! It's that your firetruck acro?


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I'm not saying let's get rid of all the stupid people.* I'm just saying let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.

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Old 05/14/2018, 06:24 AM   #959
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Man the tank is really looking very clean!!!

Amazing pictures !!

Happy to see your tank is doing fine!!

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Old 05/14/2018, 06:46 PM   #960
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That is very nice indeed! It's that your firetruck acro?
Thanks Brandon! Nah that's not the firetruck, just a very nice monti!

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Amazing pictures !!

Happy to see your tank is doing fine!!

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Thanks Flo, I'm really happy with how clean the tank is looking haha even if it is a little more work! Hopefully some new fish and frags are in my near future lol


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Old 05/14/2018, 07:39 PM   #961
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What's the monti?


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Old 05/15/2018, 06:54 AM   #962
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Dom, that one wrasse is getting large. What type is it again? And could you feature it in a photoshoot sometime in the future

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Old 05/15/2018, 06:01 PM   #963
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Doesn't have a name as it's a wild one I'm thinking the Ginger Minge though

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Hologymnosus doliatus and will get even larger haha I'll try and take some pics of him soon but he's a serial snail killer and will be going to a new home soon!


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Old 05/16/2018, 12:50 PM   #964
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Reece's tank?

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Doesn't have a name as it's a wild one I'm thinking the Ginger Minge though


Hologymnosus doliatus and will get even larger haha I'll try and take some pics of him soon but he's a serial snail killer and will be going to a new home soon!



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Reece's tank?

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haha Andrew's roof maybe?


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I was doing some mucking around last night in the tank and was using the porthole to see what I was doing and I have to say things are looking pretty nice and the colours are coming along happily!! So I suppose I'll need to do some top down shots of things!

In the mean time here's a completely unrelated update! haha I spent a few hours on the weekend doing some gardening and here's the results! The first lot is the second batch of peppers to go in and there's some very beautiful and interesting pods I'm very excited about!





Strawberries are getting there, they'll need some light feeding soon


Repotted and cleaned up all the original batch of peppers and the jalapeno is coming back after being infested with aphids!


Peas and tomatoes are just going crazy!! lol










Super duper excited about this guy too!! Going to take a while before I get any fruit from it though.



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Old 06/03/2018, 08:42 PM   #967
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Some exciting tank related updates coming soon! I promise no more peppers


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Alright Wrangy!!

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haha maybe some equipment updates, new pictures and dosing schedule but no new corals at the moment haha hoping for some new fish soon though!!


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On the bright side it only took one attempt to catch the bastard haha



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On the bright side it only took one attempt to catch the bastard haha
Which fish did you remove?


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Which fish did you remove?
The red stripe wrasse! He was eating too many snails and I bought some of these gorgeous little strombus snails (conch)! Which I was not going to let him eat haha



I also added a most adorable little blenny too! He's like a puppy, comes out with his fin up when I go near the tank and it's only been a couple of days haha he's a high fin blenny but I think he may be a sabretooth blenny but I need to find the actual ID on him yet!



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I think the clowns want me to clean the rest of their glass too




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It must of hurt a bit having to get rid one of your wrasses.

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The red stripe wrasse! He was eating too many snails and I bought some of these gorgeous little strombus snails (conch)! Which I was not going to let him eat haha



I also added a most adorable little blenny too! He's like a puppy, comes out with his fin up when I go near the tank and it's only been a couple of days haha he's a high fin blenny but I think he may be a sabretooth blenny but I need to find the actual ID on him yet!



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