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WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Wed 14 Nov, 2012 8:21 pm

Introduction:

This is just my basic FO tank which allows me to keep my number one fish (Angels) away from my reef tank.

Been doing this for two long (21 years) and still love my fish - These guys are our pets!

System Objectives: To keep colourful / healthy + fat Angels

System Type: FO Angelfish (with one exception of a large blonde naso

Display System:

Strike up Date: Jan 2012

Display Tank: Now 6 x 2 x 2 - Upgrading to 12x 2 x 2 when I have the time + $$$.


Display Lighting: Natural Sunlight

Stand: Milk Crates

Hood: Nil

Sump: Nil - 2 large canister filter to deal with the large amount of food that is in putted into the system.

Refugium: Nil

Refugium Lighting: Nil

Support systems:

System Water: NSW / RO/DI - Salinity 1.009 - 1.010 (Yep Hypo Salinity)

Display Water circulation: 2 x Tunze 6045

Return Pump: Eheim Canister filter and Aquaone Canister filter

Skimmer: Marine Sources HOB Skimmer

Evaporation Top Up: RO - Done when needed.

Chemical Support:

Calcium Addition: Nil

Alkilinity Addition: red Sea Foundation B

Other Chemical Maintenance:Seachem Purigen


tank gets 50% water change each week without fail.


Images:

Just some quick pics of some of our angels. Hoping to get a better camera soon.

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Aim is to add more rare angels once I get a larger tank. Additionals will be Conspic Angel / Cortez Angel / King Angel / Ear Spot Angel

Thanks for looking.

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby biglil_blue » Wed 14 Nov, 2012 9:08 pm

All my favorite angels in one tank, just missing an emperor :pirate:

How'd you find the scribbled to get feeding?
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Wed 14 Nov, 2012 9:17 pm

Had an Emperor but he was getting too agro so I moved him on.

I was lucky to have the choice of 30 plus large scribbles to choose from. This one was chosen as hand feeding after being caught and showing the most personality. By sure the nicest / friendly fish I have kept.

I don't think they are a hard fish to keep, just get one thats feeding from the get go.

All fish eat from hand and all on dry foods.

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby biglil_blue » Wed 14 Nov, 2012 9:35 pm

Yeah, in SA I never see them in store and seem to be more of a specific order fish so hard to know what it's like.

I have a blue ring ATM and wana find an appropriate angel to go with him and was thinking scribbled, love queens but a big risk with an established angel already I think
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Wed 14 Nov, 2012 9:50 pm

Love the Annularis Angels. Have not seen a big one in quite a while. I was lucky with this scribble. Most males of this size go into Asia or the USA where they fetch a good $$$. We generally see the females which don't look as good.

Queens are funny, I find the larger ones like 5-6 inches ship better than the small 3 inches and under. This one went on the feed within 5 days. Mind you it took me ages to find a decent sized one here in Perth who was on the feed (mind you only seen 6 Quuens in Perth and not common at all over here).

This scribble is very placid and does not bother any of the new additions. He just checks them out and leaves them alone. Mind you he is the largest fish. Annularis can be nasty at times. I would be looking at a good sized emperor as they wont take crap from others or a King Angel which are known to stand their own.

Oh yeah a lovely Rock Beauty is also on my list but needs to be on the feed (good luck)
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby reefsecretsaquariums » Fri 16 Nov, 2012 9:16 pm

mate i love your fish ... but can i ask why your set up looks so getto .... when your fish are worth so much .... no offence but PVC pipes dont look that natural .. sorry im not tring to be rude .. you obviously can afford it ,, going by the fish in there and your wish list ie conspic.... :cheers:

please dont take it as an insult ... its a great QT.. :cheers:
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby biglil_blue » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 6:47 pm

I kinda agree about the PVC but In Saying that I have it in my fowlr only much less obvious and it serves as home to my eppaulette and zebra eels.

However Darren, you say you don't want to offend and you do a good job of not being to harsh until your very last line. Calling it a QT is a bit rough I reckon. Sure you can have that opinion but sometimes it's maybe best to keep them to yourself, after all he didn't ask what people thought of the appearance of his tank as much as he was showing of his amazing fish
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby reefsecretsaquariums » Sat 17 Nov, 2012 7:31 pm

biglil_blue wrote:I kinda agree about the PVC but In Saying that I have it in my fowlr only much less obvious and it serves as home to my eppaulette and zebra eels.

However Darren, you say you don't want to offend and you do a good job of not being to harsh until your very last line. Calling it a QT is a bit rough I reckon. Sure you can have that opinion but sometimes it's maybe best to keep them to yourself, after all he didn't ask what people thought of the appearance of his tank as much as he was showing of his amazing fish


um ok sure mate whatever you say .. i was not being insulting to his tank .. infact if was going to be rude and give my honest opinion i would have started hammering him for having so many angels in such a small tank , but i did read he is upgrading to a 12 footer
Display Tank: Now 6 x 2 x 2 - Upgrading to 12x 2 x 2 when I have the time + $$$.

you might have missed that .... the problem with posting online is people might type things in the wrong way and then people reading dont know what that person meant or tone of the comment ... :cheers: :cheers:
. so infact this is and would be the best QT tank ever , bare bottom , no live rock , easy to treat with medications that are not reef safe .. :thumbsup: thanks for tring to make it sound worse than it was...and if he minds so much why did he not comment and hammer me back .. :cheers:


and the guy has 2-3 thousand dollars worth of fish in there surely if it wasnt a QT it would have real live rock and not PVC and fake plants , which by the way angels will nip at from time to time due to them doing that in the wild with real plants , there fore ingesting plastic over time .. :cheers: FORUMS are a place to share opinions and advice , we all do it hence MASA .. :cheers: his fish are awesome , i love angels , but myself would not put so many in one tank , but hey thats only me . :nod: only from my bad experience i have had in the past ...
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Sun 18 Nov, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi Guys,

Tank is very basic, my main reef tank is inside and also on the forums. This tank is purely to keep my fish that I can't keep in a reef safely.

Yep agree the tank looks like crap...but the fish are all healthy and hand feeding etc. All fish are fat and water is changed 50% each week.

The idea of this tank was never to show case the tank it self, just the fish that I love so much.

Looking forward to getting these guys into a 12ft. This tank will also be basic but it will be better for the fish in the long run.

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby Emperor_tang » Tue 30 Apr, 2013 12:55 pm

Amazing angels there!

The blueface is awesome. Great scribbled too.

In your new tank try Just live rock and no artificial plants. Looks more natural.

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby priscacara » Sat 04 May, 2013 4:46 pm

Gorgeous fish, I hadnt seen some of them before so was great viewing!
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby stonymocha17696 » Thu 09 May, 2013 5:53 pm

Those angels are incredible, i personally love the queen, cant wait to see them in the new tank

Also :stupid: you should definately make a more natural scape, and a painted back to the tank.
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Sun 12 May, 2013 7:40 pm

Thanks All,

Tank is closed and all fish are gone.

Just my reef tank remaining now and even then this is on its last legs I think. Going back to nano I think sooner or later.

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby Emperor_tang » Sun 12 May, 2013 9:18 pm

Ok mate. Where'd the fish go?

Lovely reef btw, shame your going back to Nanos but goodluck.
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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Sun 12 May, 2013 9:31 pm

To put it plainly...they went to fish heaven.

Went away for 4 days and came back to a disaster.

Nearly made me pack it up full time. nano is cool. Look at my old journal from years ago. One of my favourite tanks that I have kept.

http://www.masa.asn.au/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=144&t=157855&hilit=wareefer

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby Emperor_tang » Mon 13 May, 2013 12:54 am

That's a real shame sorry to here.

Now I see why your going back to Nanos :bow: nice nano ya got there

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Re: WANANO ANGELFISH TANK

Postby WANANO » Mon 13 May, 2013 1:41 am

Thanks but thats my old nano from 2005. The new one will be a lot lot better.

Still planing, but with nanos...keep it simple is generally the best.

Lighting and water flow + temp is number 1.

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