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Post by matt_longview on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 12:12 am

I'm joining the big tank club! Whoo hoo! It's honestly about perfect too. I was hoping for a 180g tank sometime because I loved the dimensions. I like these dimensions even better! It's a 227g 72x27x27. It'll give me enough depth to run some lps and acans down low and in shadows, and still have plenty of room for sps up high! I'll also run very minimal rockwork... a very open look. Will house a Vlamingii Tang until he outgrows it, as well as a Regal (yellow belly hopefully) and my dream fish... a Powder Blue. I'm planning for LEDs of course, the TDNW-300 skimmer, biopellets and two MP60s for flow. I've got the Reeflo Dart return pump also. None of this will happen quickly. Won't even touch water this year! I'm beyond excited though! :-)

If any of ya'll see any of those tangs at an inch to inch and a half long let me know! Or if anyone orders from live aquaria I can see if they have a tiny/small in stock.
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Post by Yeti on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 2:21 am

Oh dear, they have at Live Aquaria S/M for $34.99. Now I would like a White Tailed Bristle Toothed for my tank.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+43+3130&pcatid=3130

ps Not in the least bit jealous of the size of tank. I don't have the salt habit.... I don't have the salt habit...oooh look at my Duncans and my Brains....
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Post by matt_longview on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 3:03 am

Yes I know! So screaming for me to adopt them and give them a proper home. Perhaps I should start an adoption fund and ask for donors...

Yeti... I know exactly how you feel being jealous of the large tanks! I'm still likely a year away from setting this up! Lol
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Post by JamesB on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 9:16 am

Don't know if congrats or a damnit is in order here. Damnit cause that is a huge tank and I want it, congrats on it though. Lol. If my tank goes well and coral does good I got a thumbs up for a bigger tank. But congrats for beeting me to it. Wink
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Post by Grimreefer on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 9:35 am

Sweet tank bro. When you getting it?

If you need some "seasoned" water to help with the cycle let me know and I will do a water change and you can have some.

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Post by matt_longview on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 5:21 pm

Thanks guys. I'll likely have it in my shed end of this week. Won't have water in it anytime soon though. :-)
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Post by ritter678 on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 6:01 pm

Yeti wrote:Oh dear, they have at Live Aquaria S/M for $34.99. Now I would like a White Tailed Bristle Toothed for my tank.
http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+43+3130&pcatid=3130

ps Not in the least bit jealous of the size of tank. I don't have the salt habit.... I don't have the salt habit...oooh look at my Duncans and my Brains....

Powder blues are my favorite. I've always wanted one but it's not suitable for my tank.

That Whitetail on the other hand is a new one to me. I'll be researching that fish and adding it to my list.
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Post by matt_longview on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 6:07 pm

Yeah Gabe you should really order one of those... ya know... soon... before the Powder Blues go off of sale. ;-)

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Post by Grimreefer on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 6:10 pm

Petco has a powder blue now for sale. I like them but I prefer the powder browns

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Post by ritter678 on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 6:37 pm

I wouldn't mind keeping a small one for a bit then passing it on to someone with a bigger tank, just to enjoy keeping one for a while. I saw a show on Animal Planet or Nat Geo a long time ago before I kept salt where some tang was eating algae and a whole school of powder blues came through ad wiped out all the algae and I said then I would have one of those one day. It will be a while in my house before I can keep a large tank though. Got to get some kids out of here. Smile

I was in petco Friday and didnt see any powder blues. Did they get another shipment since then?
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Post by matt_longview on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 7:09 pm

Just called up there. There was one there Friday that sold quickly. They're getting another in this Friday though! :-)
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Post by ritter678 on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 7:13 pm

I got the video backwards. It's a powder blue vs a school of convicts. I can't post the video from my phone but it's the first video on this link I think.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&client=safari&q=powderblue+tang+scholo&oq=powderblue+tang+scholo&aq=f&aqi=&aql=1&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3...20889l31239l0l31638l12l12l0l0l0l0l649l2780l2-1j4j1j1l7l0.chyp.1.&mvs=0
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Post by JamesB on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 8:01 pm

Pet Zone in Shreveport had one this weekend I believe. 3" or so.
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Post by matt_longview on Sun 08 Apr 2012, 10:00 pm

I'm looking for approx 1.5" to 2". He'll spend a bit of time in a smaller tank until my larger one is up.
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Post by JamesB on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 8:18 am

Will keep a look out around here, never see them that small at the LFS in Shreveport but might just get lucky
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Post by matt_longview on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 10:23 am

It's official! The 227g is in my shed!!! Whoo hoo.
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Post by ritter678 on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 10:32 am

Congrats!
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Post by JamesB on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 10:40 am

Nice brotha. Can't wait to see that thing. Should have posted a pic of it, water or not I would still like to see it
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Post by Yeti on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 1:01 pm

Seeing as everything else seems to grow so well for you, will you cut me a frag of your 227g and see if I can grow one?
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Post by matt_longview on Mon 09 Apr 2012, 3:30 pm

Haha. Yeah my 29g feels like a frag now! It's length is less than my new tanks depth when considering the filtering! Haha.
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