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ETBReefer's 65 Gallon Wrasse Domination Tank


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    ETBReefer05 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Default ETBReefer's 65 Gallon Wrasse Domination Tank

    As posted in my 30 gallon thread, the 60 gallon tank cracked a few days ago, so I decided to order a new hand-built tank from Reef Paradise (Thanks Mike!). Equipment as follows:

    Display-65 Gallon Breeder by Aquatic America 36x18x24 with black seams

    Sump-20 gallon tall with fuge

    Lighting-6x39w T5 Fluorescent Fixture with LED moonlights. Sump lit by single CF bulb in a Home Depot clip lamp

    Flow- Return: Eheim 1260 submersible pump with split Loc-Line return

    Powerheads- 2x Eco Modded Maxi Jet 1200 @ 600 or 1200 GPH depending in impeller.

    Overflow- DIY megaflow style black acrylic corner overflow with 1 1/2" Bulkhead and external durso.

    Skimmer: Coralife Superskimmer 120 w 1200lph venturi pump

    Dosing: Microbacter 7, Calcium/Kalkwasser.

    Fish List:

    Added from the 30 gallon:
    1-Coral Beauty Dwarf Angel Centropyge bispinosa
    1-Starry Blenny Salarias ramosus
    2-B&W Ocellaris Clowns by Tal Sweet Amphiprion ocellaris var.

    To be added after setup:
    1x Black Leopard Wrasse (Macropharyngodon negrosensis)
    2X McCosker's Wrasse (Male and Female) Paracheilinus mccoskeri
    2X Other Misc Fairy Wrasses

    Future Plans: successfully keep Leopard wrasse (my first Expert Only fish), Add some collector pieces of coral, upgrade powerheads to an Ecotech Vortech MP40w ES. Upgrade lighting to DIY 48x XP-G 3w LED fixture by Cree w/ Arduino programmable controller.
    Last edited by ETBReefer05; 11-16-2010 at 01:40 PM. Reason: Organized Equipment list
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    Wy Renegade - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Sounds nice - looking forward to seeing the wrasses; I've a weakness for McCosker's in particular.
    I collect PEs, and I'm always looking to trade for ones I don't have yet.

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    I have the Rhomboid harem with one male and 3 females.

    I also have a trio of lanceolatus
    solar fairy
    labouti

    You will love the wrasses.
    anacroporamademepoora
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    ETBReefer05 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    I may also decide to replace the two Misc. Fairy Wrasses on the list with a Hoeven's (known as Melanarus) wrasse and a Vrolik's wrasse.
    "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."-Roy Scheider as "Chief Brody" in "Jaws"

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    ReeferRob - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    the tamarin wrassee are pretty sweet too!
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
    "If it's gonna be that kinda party, Ima stick my ........ in the mashed potatoes!"-Beastie Boys

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Dont forget a good coris wrasse!

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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    Yellow and green to choose from! Might as well grab one or 2 of each color!

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    ETBReefer05 - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Organized and filled in some details on equipment list.
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    Sir Patrick - Reefkeeper A2 Club Coordinator
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    So far, things sound great!

    I saw this, and got to thinking-

    Powerheads- 2x Eco Modded Maxi Jet 1200 @ 600 or 1200 GPH depending in impeller.

    I have heard that the eco modded maxi jet 1200's can be a bit noisy, and that the 600 and 900 and far better choices for the mod,as far as noise goes. If noise is a concern whatsoever, you might want to look into it! Hope this info helps!

    Cant wait to see this tank happen! Its not much different than what i am running.

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    iyachtuxivm - Reefkeeper CR Member
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    Yes this is going o be very nice!
    "The beatings will continue until morale improves."

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