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Post by mrblobby666 on September 24th 2009, 2:44 am

Hey everyone. First post here. Little about myself I'm 15 years old and live in the Tauranga, New Zealand. I keep a coldwater/temperate marine aquarium. Which has been up and running approx 3-4 months now and is going great. Its 1.5m by 60cm by 60cm so about 540L, with a 200L sump that is situated outside in the garage and the tank is in a different room. Stocking consists of 3 triplefins and a spotty or parketti wrasse . I'm always on the hunt for new fish ( out fishing like everyday lol) but have been unable to catch anything i want yet, ( Leatherjackets and a scorpion fish ). Anyway heres a few pix.


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Re: My Coldwater Setup From New Zealand

Post by Jacobnano on September 24th 2009, 10:30 am

It looks like you have some strawberry anemones in there too! You should post A TON of close up shots on your fish and inverts Smile
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Post by Brent on September 24th 2009, 1:40 pm

Woah! Awesome tank =)

Good luck with the fishing.
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Post by mrblobby666 on September 24th 2009, 3:29 pm

Haha thanks guys, it's bloody hard to get close ups haha, our camera is pretty bad. I've got a few more pics that ill upload now that give you a better idea of the tank. The fish are nothing special just common ones. Wanting more unusual ones now but they are just so hard to get lol

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Post by coolwaves on September 24th 2009, 3:41 pm

great stuff

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Post by Jacobnano on September 24th 2009, 6:11 pm

Closer up haha
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Post by Brent on September 24th 2009, 6:37 pm

Did you get the corals by yourself also?
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Post by mrblobby666 on September 24th 2009, 11:28 pm

haha camera don't like close ups lol. and theres actually no corals in there =] although I do want some coldwater corals are quite hard to get here. But everything in my tank is pretty much all a type of anemone.

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Post by Brent on September 25th 2009, 5:52 pm

Well, you know what I meant =P
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Post by Hero on September 25th 2009, 6:46 pm

Great looking tank! Can't you get species of temperate cowfish consider exotic to us american people Razz.

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Post by mrblobby666 on September 26th 2009, 2:18 am

haha yea did get everything in my tank myself.

and thanks, not sure about the cowfish? Never really looked in to them. You know what the species name is?

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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 2:29 am

Yeah.

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Also can your tank be viewed from the other side and what are you feeding your strawberry nems?

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Post by mrblobby666 on September 26th 2009, 2:33 am

nah we don't get the ornate here I'm pretty sure. You must be thinking of australia cause I know they get it there.

and na it can't be viewed from behind but both sides and the front. The backs up against the wall.

Feeding the strawberry nems, mysis shrimp, bloodworms, they catch the food for the fish as well like flake and pellets also bits of mussel. Basically whatever they can catch =]

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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 2:36 am

I see. Yeah now that i think of it it was australia. Do you maintain any filter feeders like barnacles in your system?

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Post by mrblobby666 on September 26th 2009, 3:02 am

haha all good mate and not barnacles but I have a few muscles in the sump that have been there for awhile now, seem to be doing fine. Very Happy

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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 3:20 am

I was just wondering because i have heard they are near impossible to keep alive in the home aquaria.

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Post by mrblobby666 on September 26th 2009, 4:02 am

all good mate. and don't got barancles but i've got muscles in the sump which have been in there for awhile now and seem to be doing good.=]

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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 4:39 pm

Well it's nice to no. Do you think you could post a few pictures of your sump?

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Post by mrblobby666 on September 26th 2009, 4:51 pm

yup I'll post some pics of the sump later. Sorry for double post i re-read thread and didn't realize there was two pages lol. I think filter feeders are pretty hard to keep unless your doing large frequent water changes, or dosing phytoplankton.

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Post by Hero on September 26th 2009, 4:58 pm

I see. I would like some goose barnacles in my aquarium but i think i may have to wait a few months when my tank gets established.

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Post by Hero on October 4th 2009, 11:33 pm

Updates. Sump pics?

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Post by mrblobby666 on October 15th 2009, 5:02 am









Few pics of plumbing and an old pic of the sump, now its coral rubble, where the return is. and is much dirtier lol.

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Post by Hero on October 15th 2009, 10:28 pm

Nice. So it goes through a wall into another room?

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Post by mrblobby666 on October 15th 2009, 11:45 pm

Yup sorta, its in the room next to the garage, so it actually goes through a door into the garage

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