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Hello,

So I had a 30 gallon reef tank (for over a year) but I just upgraded to a 60G reef tank about a week ago. I transferred over all the live rock and corals from my old tank, which was around 30 pounds. I bought an additional 20 pounds of cured live rock from another good reefer. I have this tank BB too. I will have images posted at the bottom and I will greatly post anymore images that people are looking for and I will post updates along this thread too.


6 month update with pictures is on page 2 :)




Equipment:

Reefbreeders Photon 32. I had this over my 30G and this light is just a boss, completely covers my 48 inch 60 gallon tank too.

I have a reef octopus HOB Bh-1000 skimmer.

I have another filter running but it is just for water flow, has no filters in it. That is 400 gph.
I have 2 koralias powerheads, one is 800 gph and another is 1200 gph.


Livestock:

1 Yellow eye kole tang
2 clownfish
3 blue reef chromes
1 sixline wrasse
1 skunk cleaner shrimp
5 hermit crabs
10 turbo snails
My favorite livestock is probably my new green bubble tip anemone :)

I know I am maxed out on fish and I am not adding anymore fish to this setup.

I am currently trying to get my clownfish to host my anemone as now they just host up by the one filter I have running.


Corals:

3 red montiporas, one being at least as big as a softball
One large green galaxea coral
Two leather corals
a ton of pulsing xenias
fire and ice zaos
birdnest frag
2 hammer corals (each with at least 4 heads)
1 frogspawn (with at least 4 heads)
One rock covered in green hairy mushrooms




I think that is it for my tank, if you have any questions or suggestions just let me know!














 

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Thanks you guys. I really like my tank so far.
and Sardines, I am not sure on the species as I got it from a fellow reefers


Any suggestions on how to get my clownfish to host the anemone? I know some people said post pictures of clownfish hosting anemone but I thought that was fake, or does that really work?
 

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What type of clownfish do you have and what type of anemone do you have? Depending on the species it will host or might not host. Also depending if your clownfishes were aquaculture vs wild that will play a role.

I have two different type of clownfishes in my 40B (I know that I should have one but both species are showing no aggression to each other), my two Blacker Ice Clownfish shows no interest in hosting my Bubble Tip Anemone but my Tomato Clownfish host anything and everything, it goes between my Purple Goniopora and my Orange Bubble Tip Anemone. So its really a hit or miss, though there are ways to force them, e.g. putting them in a small container and removing the water to the point were they host the anemone, I heard the picture can work but I tried and didn't, or you can get a clownfish you see hosting already since there is a chance it will rehost, also Maroon Clownfish host easily and Pink Skunks as well.

Here is a link to a capability page for clownfish and anemone:
http://www.wetwebmedia.com/ca/volume_3/cav3i1/Clown_anemone/Clown_anemone.htm
 

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I just have the regular Ocellaris Clownfish. I know they will host bubble tip anemones, and I know they do not need to host them. I just think its sweet when the clownfish host the anemone.

Also I read that the bubble tip anemone extends its tips, like mine in the picture above when it is hungry and keeps them short when he isn't hungry? Is this true, because I also read other places that bubble tip anemones with extended tips are really healthy. Mine looks really healthy and I feed him half a piece of shrimp every three days as this is what the previous owner has done for over 2 years.
 

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I just have the regular Ocellaris Clownfish. I know they will host bubble tip anemones, and I know they do not need to host them. I just think its sweet when the clownfish host the anemone.

Also I read that the bubble tip anemone extends its tips, like mine in the picture above when it is hungry and keeps them short when he isn't hungry? Is this true, because I also read other places that bubble tip anemones with extended tips are really healthy. Mine looks really healthy and I feed him half a piece of shrimp every three days as this is what the previous owner has done for over 2 years.
I've never heard any supported reasoning behind why bta's have inflated tentacles or not. Mine has long tentacles w/o the bubble tips and the only thing I've noticed is the tentacles get maybe a little skinny looking when it's hungry, but I could also be fooling myself, they seem to do things without much rhyme or reason to me.
 

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Is there a sump on this tank? Looks like my tank a lot! I'm redoing mine and adding a sump
No sump on this tank, I wish it had an overflow built in but it didn't. I have a reef octopus hob by-1000 skimmer with a good amount of flow (over 2500 gph) and everything is going great
 

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Nice I had an aquamaxx I liked it, did you consider drilling it? Or is the glass tempered?
I considered drilling it but did not want to risk it as I know the hob skimmer I got now is good enough for a 60. Anything over a 60, I definitely would go overflow.
 

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I considered drilling it but did not want to risk it as I know the hob skimmer I got now is good enough for a 60. Anything over a 60, I definitely would go overflow.
Totally gotcha on that one I didn't want to risk it but I went to the manufacturer and found out it wasn't and since I'm not home as much during school it makes water changes easier when I come home and in my parents
 

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I was in school too, I just graduated from college on May 10 so now it is onto the real world being a financial advisor. Once I get a house that I know I'm living in for awhile, Im going to upgrade to a huge tank, definitely over 220 gallons.

So are you going with a sump in yours, or did you already drill it and everything?
 

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Going with a sump, plan on drilling this week or next week! And congrats on college! Just have to start planning what all I'm going to do
 
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