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Quest Library 180 gallon Gorgonian/Caribbean Biotope Build

Discussion in 'Tank Builds' started by MuralReef, Mar 2, 2015.

  1. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Darn it!
     
  2. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Soon! I'll see if any of our local vendors can hook me up with some big Gorgs, but I want to wait and see what I get from Divertom.com.
     
  3. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    we've got huge amounts of purple gorgs down here.
     
  4. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Maybe the doc can bring some back!
     
  5. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    That's between him and the federales, but I can't recommend it. They don't mind ya taking back dead fish for eatin', but they get real upset when ya take anything back to keep it alive and protected. Makes no sense.
     
  6. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

  7. FinsUp

    FinsUp According to my watch, the time is now. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I think it's because they understand fishing. It's a regular thing down here. Errybody does it.
    But it's not legal to keep a saltwater fish tank. I think that's because they don't want non-native species getting released into the Sea of Cortez (like the lion fish issue in other parts). But because that's not a normal thing, they don't know what to do with the whole idea that you'd want to take a couple of things back north to keep alive in a tank.
     
  8. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    The tank is getting stocked. Once the algae is taken care of and I can find some sizable gorgonians we will be fulling running. Here is the list of what we have so far:
    Fish
    3 Royal Grammas
    4 Neon gobies
    3 Blue Reef Chromis
    1 Pygmy Angel
    1 Atlantic Blue Tang
    1 Swissguard Basslet

    Inverts
    6 Peppermint Shrimp
    1 Sea Hare
    1 Golden Coral Banded Shrimp
    5 Astrea Snails
    12 Chitons
    25 Scarlet Legged Hermits
    1 Arrow Crab
    1 Serpent Star

    I still want:
    1 Atlantic Surgeon Fish
    9 or so Blue Reef Chromis


    There might be a few others but I really want to get 1 fish that is the showcase of the tank. Let me know if you have any thoughts on this. Keep in mind all I am going to have are gorgonians and some other Caribbean corals.
     
  9. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Got in a bunch of gorgonians yesterday from Divertom.com. I still had a credit from all of the fish that didn't make it. Most seemed in good condition. I'll take pics on Monday.
     
  10. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    They are the best place for large gorgonians
     
  11. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

  12. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    Sorry. I ran out of time. I'll get some tomorrow.
     
  13. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    OK!
     
  14. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    You want to see the clam?
     
  15. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    It's colors look great under the Hamilton bulbs.
     
  16. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yuuuupp
     
  17. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

  18. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Looks good!
     
  19. MuralReef

    MuralReef Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C Club Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Secretary

    The gold in it is really coming out.
     
  20. sethsolomon

    sethsolomon Shark M.A.S.C Club Member

    Yup. It's definitely a unique clam
     

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