300gal. saltwater-updated video

One year after set up move!

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Lost track of time

I’m back, haven’t posted in over a year! Here’s the updates…saltwater 300gal. is a year old now. I removed all old crushed coral when tank was set up at my house, replaced with live sand. Took all macroalgae and moved into sump with LED light, there were two types of algae so I separated. The use of two 400watt metal halide lights turned out to work fine on this set up. In the past year I have had ups and downs, but good overall. Bi color Angel died months ago, unknown why. Clarkii clowns produce eggs every two weeks like clockwork. Friends of mine had overgrow of their softy corals, parts were donated and doing good(hammer coral, large mushroom coral and zoas, etc.) A two week water change of 22gal. is ideal for the set up. I’ll post pics soon.

429gal. split a seam and leaked 1/4 of tank out, I’m in process of fixing. All fish were moved to 380gal. until fixed. Water change and vacuum gravel is done every five days. Purchase of a 200gal. off GLA -for sale forum, was used to house RTC(just too aggressive).

All other tanks are the same…280,220,90,75,75,56,40,and 10gal. remain up and running.

 

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Day 1535

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Fish were moved into 300gal. saltwater, and 55gal. was shutdown. A few leaks in PVC were fixed. Full day but it was a success!

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300gal. Saltwater…Day 1535

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What a move! Thanks goes out to Joey and Evan!

*update 12/6/14…Bicolor Foxface fish died shortly after move, too much stress.
Fish will be moved into 300gal. Along with my fish, and softies. On Sunday. My saltwater 55gal.tank with 75gal.sump will be shutdown and sold. I will update with pictures. LED light to be purchased, 400w metal halides and T5 lights for now.

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Welcome “Keemie the Oscar” 11″

Donated by Amanda, Thanks! Great healthy fish, he went into 380gal.

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Day 1493

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Welcome the new addition to 429gal.!

Albino Pacu 16″

 

 

 

 

 

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Day 1442

Wow! Too long, I haven’t posted since July 1st!
This is what has happened in fish hobby at my house in last couple months. Large Tiger Oscar died, he resided in 380gal. for many years.R.I.P.
Guy and his wife donated a yellow Lab african fish and tank, they were moving out of town. Thanks! Fish is doing great. Still in same tank just with a new filter, and removed under gravel filter.
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I purchased a large Pleco and a 12″Albino Oscar from craigslist, these fish were in a 55gal., they were moved to 429gal. Thanks fish are doing great!
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I am unable to post pictures on wordpress, I’m looking into it. I moved XL Pacu(27″) from 380gal to 429gal., This was done with a large fish net. Nice move, no stress. Started work on fishroom again today framing and drywall, need to finish soon! All else is good.

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Day 1377

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Alex? Yea I think it was Alex(I’m bad with names…) and his girlfriend donated 7 Convicts. They went into a open 90gal. I have. They all did great through the night, and are eating well. Thanks for the fish!

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Day 1338

Sold 75gal. and stand to Mickey from GLA site. He took a 29 gal. hex tank, stand, hood and light off my hands too. I threw in a 4′ light with the whole purchase. Thanks Mick!
Mickey raises eight species of dinosaur eels/polypterus. I’ll try to download a video he sent!

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Day 1332

Well…traded for the Marineland C-530, impeller was stuck in motor head. Had to use PB Blaster and good old fashion elbow grease to get it out, came out after a few hours, put screw down middle of magnet and pried on it. I need to order impeller shaft, and it should be ready to go.

Had to move a Red Devil out of 280gal., he was beat up bad. Moved to 429gal., doing great!

After long agonizing, I decide to give my corals away. Never had great luck with them, and 400W metal halide light was just to expensive to run.Metal halide lights and 75gal. “trigger” tank were shutdown and put on craigslist and GLA for sale/trade. Trigger was moved to saltwater 56gal. He’s doing well, read that I should be feeding him more. Looked a little skinny, so he’s on a three times a day shrimp diet, and loving it. I kept live rock with mushrooms on it, trigger doesn’t bother mushrooms. I switched to a four bulb T5 HO light with two of the bulbs ATI purple plus. I run these 12 hours a day.

My plan is to buy two hybrid pumps 96W, and sell two exterior pumps. In addition all light will be switched to LED, current lights will be sold or traded. All else is good! Keep on fishin’!

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