Jester's upgraded 90 gallon tank

Discussion in 'Share Your Aquarium' started by Jesterrace, Jan 1, 2018.

  1. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    It's still a work in progress as I have 50lbs of rock that is cycling. I had a Male Melanurus Wrasse die about a month ago (I think from ich) so I have effectively quarantined the two remaining fish, but thus far they seem to be doing fine. Here is a vid of me sharing the hobby with the family:

     
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  2. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    Looking good. Plenty of room for corals. Is it going reef?
     
  3. novahobbies

    novahobbies Well-Known Member

    looks nice. I'm guessing people don't scroll down this far very often anymore, do they. :)
     
  4. mr. limpid

    mr. limpid Active Member

    Cute baby, Oh ya tank not bad, keep adding to it. Build it and they will come.
     
  5. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Latest Update after adding in the remaining rock that was cycling in a garbage can:



     
  6. lmforbis

    lmforbis Administrator Staff Member

    Very nice.
     
  7. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

  8. mr. limpid

    mr. limpid Active Member

    Think of adding a back drop, it will make all your critters and rock pop out better. Looking Good
     
  9. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Major lighting update. Got a pair of AI Hydra 26 HDs on a rail mount (the arms/clamps don't like rimmed tanks). I also added a Pajama Cardinalfish to "test the waters" as it were to see if I have any more disease issues.

     
  10. novahobbies

    novahobbies Well-Known Member

    great lights!
     
  11. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    It's been mentioned, but a black backing to the tank would make this very nice setup pop. Cheap to test out just to check to see if you like it with a few ft of backing paper from the LFS.

    Sounds like you don't QT new fish?
     
  12. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Not in the traditional sense. I used to not QT them at all, but after the male melanurus died I have adopted a pseudo QT method in which my LFS keeps them in one of their quarantine tanks (they do have some separate from the main holding tanks) for a few weeks and then I bring them home and put them in an acclimation box for a few days and then put them in. Not ideal, but then again neither is maintaining a QT tank.

    incidentally here is my new goby:

     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2018
  13. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Noticed my new Goby periodically perches on the rock. The previous one never did that:

     
  14. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    Why does your lighting look bluish, compared to the topmost vids? I know you got new lights and the change seems to have occurred there.
     
  15. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Switched to the AI Hydra 26 HDs and am running the default 18K setting on them. The previous lights were a cheap Mars Aqua full spectrum lightbar (but essentially only showed white and quite frankly I like the look of the Hydras better). Not a fan of white light in reef tanks as it is very good and showcasing flaws but not much else.

    I managed to catch another vid of the fish at feeding time:

     
  16. mr. limpid

    mr. limpid Active Member

    QT is easy to maintain. For most small fish a 20 long will do. I keep the filter media what ever you chose sponge or bio balls in your sump. Leave your QT empty only set up prior to fish purchase, make up salt water, PH and temperature correct add media night before than add fish. After QT tear down and put media back in sump.
     
  17. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

  18. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Euphyllia Corals:

     
  19. Jesterrace

    Jesterrace Active Member

    Two new fish in quarantine

     
  20. beth

    beth Administrator Staff Member

    Maybe add a bit more fake decor to the QT. Fish will be stressed in a virtually empty tank.
     

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