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Postby mberry » Mon 30 Mar, 2009 6:49 pm

finally got some picture on here.
new aquascaping
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bit more scaping
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nudibranch
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black cowrie
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sponge
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white coral
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green coral
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weed fish
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green grub
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Postby abbott75 » Mon 30 Mar, 2009 6:55 pm

I'm pretty sure your weedfish is a Sabretooth Blenny (Petroscirtes lupus).

I had one, but couldn't get it to eat. I hope yours is more willing.
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Postby lux_06 » Mon 30 Mar, 2009 7:26 pm

just after reading though some of this, are you making sure not to expose the sponges to any air contact?

where abouts are you located in S.A?

tank looks cool, theres plenty of cool stuff out there in the gulfs to collect for sure hey.
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Postby mberry » Mon 30 Mar, 2009 7:26 pm

yeah i need to pull out the fish id book and find out what i actually have in there.
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Postby mberry » Mon 30 Mar, 2009 7:36 pm

im over ion the yorke peninsula so ive got both gulfs to collect from.

i was pretty careful with the sponges to make sure they didnt entrap any air inside there cavities. but i obviously did something wrong. perhaps the water got a little warm on the trip home, was a warmish day and a 20min drive may have done it. i have got a few other sponges in there which i bought home before i knew about the air getting trapped inside them. i lifted them out into a bucket the out of the bucket into my tank and they have been going great touch wood.
i have noticed one of the sponges has opened a few new holes and opened an existing hole wider to capture more water flow.
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Postby lux_06 » Mon 30 Mar, 2009 8:21 pm

wicked, you collected any of the cool green macro algaes? i notcie some brown ones in there, i tried once, but the bag got to hot on my trip home hey and they stood no chance, wil give it another crack tho, some are pretty cool.
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Postby mberry » Tue 31 Mar, 2009 3:21 am

yeah i have collected a few different types, theres a type that look like norfolk pine needles that ive had in there. the worst part about the algae is that it needs a 'hotter' light. it needs around 8000k to grow which is a really yellow light. im running 20,000ks at the moment as they came with the light. the algaes that i have in there havent died off as such but have gone down to a winter growth.
I have 2 400w MH's from my old set up which i will use on my new tank. i might try using 15000k's on those and see how that goes with the algae. I like the crisp blueish light from the 20k's so i will try with the 15k's and see how the algae's go if they look like they are dulling off i will go with 10k's for a few hours for a midday effect.
but yeah im always looking for different stuff to go in there, im planning to dive a bit more. mainly at night, it makes it alot easy to catch fish when they are asleep haha.
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Postby mberry » Sun 26 Apr, 2009 6:28 pm

been a while sonce ive up dated here.

havent done much to the tank since putting a deposit on the new 7ft tank, didnt see much point.

pulled the 4 ft down and moved the fish into a temp 6ft tank its only 1.5ft high and wide so its about the same volume of water but the fish are enjoying the extra length to swim up and down.

the fish found the move extremely stressfull haha most took the advantage of the small bucket ride to nab some unlucky glass shrimp that happened to be in there aswell. 9/10 fish went into the tank with shrimp feelers hanging out of there gobs.

got all the rock and fish in there, have got a bigger powerhead in there now and everything is loving the extra flow.

i did the move on friday to wake up saturday morning to find all my fish puffing away really hard...... :wall:
i wasnt happy one of the power boards failed leving my fish without oxygen. got that rectivied but unfortunately lost 2 fish my squirel fish and a weed fish.

apart from that all is going well. just waiting...not soo patiently for the phone call to say my new tank is ready.

i was planning to update with pics but my computer has decided to play silly buggers and is getting fixed. hopefully get some up soon.
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Postby mrblobby666 » Sun 24 May, 2009 4:17 pm

Any Updates/new pix?
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Postby mberry » Mon 01 Jun, 2009 6:26 am

Any Updates/new pix?


well i picked up the new to me 7ft'r thanks very much to andy and toby for the great help very much appreciated.
the tank will sit around for a little bit as ive got some building to do, can build until the sparky turns up. but once all thats done its all go.

the temp, 6 ft is doing well, sponges are going really well and have got a piece of weed/algae growing like crazy, grown from nothing to 2 inches in a week and no signs of slowing.

i bought the best part of 1000 bucks worth of books relating to what im collecting. well worth the money. waiting on my algae and sponge books which will shed some light on the situation.

ive collected a few more fish and other pieces but wont do too much until i get my new tank up and running.

ill will get some pics up of the temp tank and it's critters aswell as the new tank............'cos we all know pictures are better than words
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Postby mberry » Mon 01 Jun, 2009 10:31 pm

as promised heres some pics. once i get the new tank up and running ill get some pics of the fish in a little tank while i transfer them
sponge<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture375.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture375.jpg" border="0" alt="sponge"></a>
<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture374.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture374.jpg" border="0" alt="sponge"></a><a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture373.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture373.jpg" border="0" alt="sponge"></a>
western jumping blenny<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture371.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture371.jpg" border="0" alt="western jumping blenny"></a>and again<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture369.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture369.jpg" border="0" alt="western jumping blenny"></a>fan worm<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture364.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture364.jpg" border="0" alt="fan worms"></a>decorator crab<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture362.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture362.jpg" border="0" alt="decorator crab"></a>weed thats growing like mad<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture361.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture361.jpg" border="0" alt="weed"></a>sponge<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture359.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture359.jpg" border="0" alt="pink sponge"></a>new tank<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture358.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture358.jpg" border="0" alt="new tank"></a>sponge<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture346.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture346.jpg" border="0" alt="sponge"></a>tamanian blenny<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture338.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture338.jpg" border="0" alt="tasmanian blenny"></a>bobtail sqiud<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture337.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture337.jpg" border="0" alt="bobtail squid"></a>ascidiansponges and coral<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture332.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture332.jpg" border="0" alt="ascidian,sponge,coral"></a>decorator crab<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture306.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture306.jpg" border="0" alt="decorator crab"></a>longtail weed fish <a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture274.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture274.jpg" border="0" alt="long tail weedy whiting"></a>shrimp<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture271.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture271.jpg" border="0" alt="shrimp"></a>pygmy leather jacket<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture266.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture266.jpg" border="0" alt="southern pygmy leather jacket"></a>oldwife<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture264.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture264.jpg" border="0" alt="old wife"></a>shortheaded seahorse<a href="http://s531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/?action=view&current=Picture251.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i531.photobucket.com/albums/dd353/senatorwagon/tank/Picture251.jpg" border="0" alt="short head sea horse"></a>

will keep you posted, thanks for stopping by
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Postby Mr Miagi » Mon 01 Jun, 2009 10:44 pm

Hope you didnt collect the last one yourself mate.

http://www.pir.sa.gov.au/fisheries/pdf_ ... ed_species
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Postby Adrianvh » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 12:06 am

yahh!!!!!!

Somebody is journaling a temperate setup!

Following with interest!
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Postby starfunker » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 12:15 am

Looks good mate,

Great to see some one doing something different!
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Postby mberry » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 5:09 am

Hope you didnt collect the last one yourself mate

nope didnt collect that one.....cant quite find the receipt though haha

yahh!!!!!!

Somebody is journaling a temperate setup!

Following with interest!
as youve probably read ive been at it for most of my life and it rare to come across another one.

Looks good mate,

Great to see some one doing something different!


thanks starfunker-love the name, might have to change mine to something interesting. haha

as for being different....i like to take the path less traveled. plus i dont like paying massive amounts for livestock.

it is also a way to educate people about the beauty under the surface and what we have and could ruin. i would love to set up a mini under water world and take guided tours through and point out why each and everything is important. if I can educate just one person i will have succeeded. but im preaching to the converted, we all on here 'cos we love the underwater world haha.
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Postby mberry » Tue 02 Jun, 2009 5:24 am

whoops balls up a quote there....you get the idea haha :wall:
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Postby Hakan » Wed 03 Jun, 2009 10:54 am

good work very different I like it
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Postby mberry » Mon 29 Jun, 2009 5:26 am

been a while so i thought id better do a bit of an update, pics to follow very shortly

ive finally got my 7 footer in place, was supposed to finish my room extension that ive been working on for a while but i figured ive got my priorities all wrong!! so in cam the tank... ill just have to work around the sump out side in the new room. besides ive had a few dramas with my temp tank, so i want to get the big one up and running sooner than planned.

I drilled 2 returns one port one starboard (left and right) near the weirs, plan is to run individual pumps on 6 hour timers, 1 on 1 off to simulate tide and use the the tunze's for wave making, ive also got a wave box nano, will see how that performs, its only rated for 800l so i might be pushing it but i dont need outrageous swell.

got the tank and stand in the room easily and only took myself and another guy to lift it up onto the stand......use the brain not the body.....my back is screwed so i didnt have a choice haha.

then came the fun part. getting it level......my room is made out of an old horse stable, big thick limestone walls with floor that slope about a foot over a distance of roughly 12. so my tank had to be raised at the front by 40 mm and side ways by the same. :wall:

finally got it all level with plenty of wood making sure the stand cant sag.

just have some little bits of plumbing to do and im good to go, will go sump-less for a while and do regular water changes as im doing now until i get my room extension to a state where i can move it in.

should have sand, live rock and some of the wet stuff in hopefully on tuesday. i cant get too carried away with liverock as the stuff i want to get is in about 20ft of water the major drama there being the weather at the moment is a bit windy not to mention it bloody cold!!

ive got some T5's coming. bought off the classifieds.so i can get the required light spectrum, but i like the effect of the MH so i might play with both and see what i can figure out.

A bigger chiller is not far off aswell, going for a 2hp resun, also form the classifieds. which should do the job nicely.

so its all systems go......well ready to go.

ill get some pics up shortly of the progress and toys.

thanks for reading.
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Postby mberry » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 3:09 pm

tank is all done bar a few little things.

aquascaped with fish and inverts across. the fish are loving the new space.
ill get some pics up tonite hopefully.

ive just got to hook up the chiller, skimmer and do a bit of work in the sump and it's.........i would like to say done but there is no such thing in aquariums haha
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Postby mrblobby666 » Fri 10 Jul, 2009 7:41 pm

very cool man. look forward to some new pics
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Postby mberry » Tue 14 Jul, 2009 6:48 am

ive started a new tank journal for the new tank....over here viewtopic.php?t=204712

:cheers:


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Re: -----COLD WATER MARINE SET UP---------

Postby airwalk » Mon 11 Apr, 2011 11:25 pm

Bump.

Any updates your tank. Lets see some pics
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Postby mattgreen » Tue 12 Apr, 2011 10:28 am

it said he made a new tank journal
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Postby renato » Tue 12 Jun, 2012 12:32 pm

Hi, I got this weedfish and I saw that you have had one in your tank.
I posted an topic to try ID it, but people turned back saying that it mighty be a "dragon wrasse" and would destroy my tank.
I am quite sure that mine is the Weedfish, I just can't find detailed info about it on the net.
Can you give any feedback on it.
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