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    Default mhowe9's 180G SPS Reef and Breeding Setup

    I have had had the 180 gal reef running in various forms (not always SPS only) since November of 2008. Toward the end of last year, I started getting interested in captive breeding and therefore I added a breeding setup onto my system. The breeding set up has been running in its current form since March 2010. The breeding setup and the reef tank all run on one system. Anyway, here are the system details.

    180 Gallon Reef

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    DSC 0061 3 - mhowe9's 180G SPS Reef and Breeding Setup

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    180 Gallon Reef Equipment:
    Tank: Standard 180 gal w/overflow
    Flow: 2- Vortec MP20s, 1 Koralia 4, 1 Tunze 6025
    Additives: Geo Calcium Reactor, vodka
    Lighting: T-5, Tek 60" 8 bulb setup
    Inhabitants:
    - Large (Pomacanthus) Angels: Emperor, Blueface
    - Centropyge Angels: Elbi, Flame, Pygmy
    - Tangs: Naso, Scopas, Chocolate
    - Algae Blenny
    - Banggai Cardinal
    - Orchid Dottyback
    - Allard's clown
    - 3 Green Chromis
    - 2 square back anthias
    - Corals: Primiarily Acropora, some montipora and milliepora as well.

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    Breeding Setup

    Broodstock and Growout tanks

    DSC 0032 4 - mhowe9's 180G SPS Reef and Breeding Setup

    Larval Rearing vessels (Black round tubs)

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    Current Broodstock
    Ocellaris Clowns (Amphiprion Ocellaris)
    Percula Clowns (Amphiprion Percula)
    Picasso Perc (Amphiprion Percula)
    Darwin Black Ocellaris
    Neon Goby (E. Oceanops)
    Banggai Cardinal (Pterapogon kauderni)
    Threadfin Cardinals (Apogon leptacanthus)
    Bicinctus Clowns (Amphiprion bicinctus)

    Unfortunately, I haven't had any spawns yet, here are brood stock pics

    DSC 0057 4 1 - mhowe9's 180G SPS Reef and Breeding Setup

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    Here is the details on the rest of the equipment.

    Filtration
    Sumps
    - 55 gal dark fuge
    - 55 fuge/cardinal broodstock tanks
    - 110g rubbermaid tub (I usually run about 30 gal. of water in it)

    Skimmer
    - ASM G6


    Fish room shot

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    Awsome set up ya got there!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Patrick View Post
    Awsome set up ya got there!!!
    Thanks! Looking forward to everything growing out.

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    Very nice!

    ...like the aquascape!

    How old are the percs in the last picture? Looks like a pair of onyx that havent filled in the last bar yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsflies View Post
    Very nice!

    ...like the aquascape!

    How old are the percs in the last picture? Looks like a pair of onyx that havent filled in the last bar yet?
    Thanks Jim. The aquascape went through a couple of morphs to get to where it is today.

    That pic of the percs is a couple of months old. I think they are from Solomon's Island. They are starting to fill out the black in the rear half.

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    Hey man, although very brief, it was great meeting you yesterday at Stingray Bay. Little bit distracted with the boy and time......! Those Angels you were looking at were amazing, did you get one?

    You have a very impressive set up over there, would love a chance to check it out some time! Big fan of Angels and haven't had many opportunities to see them in person, other than LFS's. Did you see that huge grey spotted one they had too!?
    "We shouldn't think of an environment where livestock can survive, we should ensure an environment where livestock can thrive."-Rabidgoose
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    Quote Originally Posted by ReeferRob View Post
    Hey man, although very brief, it was great meeting you yesterday at Stingray Bay. Little bit distracted with the boy and time......! Those Angels you were looking at were amazing, did you get one?

    You have a very impressive set up over there, would love a chance to check it out some time! Big fan of Angels and haven't had many opportunities to see them in person, other than LFS's. Did you see that huge grey spotted one they had too!?
    Thanks! Nice meeting you as well.

    My love of angels is what drove me to an SPS only tank. Had to make some sacrifices in order to keep them (no softies/LPS).

    I did pick up a Grey Puma when I was there. He is in QT right now. The Scott's Fairy wrasse was cool too. Usually don't see them in the store that big. I saw the grey angel, he was pretty cool too.

    You can stop by whenever. Just let me know when you want to come over.

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    Was bored tonight and shot a couple of videos of the reef tank



    Also, the angel/tang feeding frenzy when I add nori


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