African Cichlids Ireland

Old marine pics

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Old marine pics

Post by Paul on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:19 pm

Well i had a day off today so could route out the old pics in no time, there is only 1 or 2 though laugh Anyway before i stick them up ill just say that this tank was setup with the most basic of equipment available. I was under the impression that this would do me doh Did i get it wrong. The more you get into it the more you learn and the more you need, eventually i had to break it down as i wanted to go a lot further with it but simply would have had to add a sump and a F load of cash into it. Anyway here it is in its cycle stage no corals no livestock just a rock scape that took hours to get right laugh


After waiting through the cycle stage i started adding. These pics are messed up so ill keep it short. Some pics are of corals closed, opening, opened and under the blue light others are just livestock. And i will add the most recent pic i had of the tank at the end wink
Here's the hammer coral yep One of my favorite corals out there, glows under blue light and is easy as to look after


For some reason at night it always retracted

Next was the pink goniopora yep The only pic i have of it on its own im afraid and it was so sensitive to nitrate that even the slightest rise and it would close up

Good old star polyps, they look great in any tank east to care for and come in a few colors



Next was a mushroom that quickly became a favourite



Yellow goniopora yep Again just as much of a moan as the pink goni




Pink leather coral wink Was under the impression it was a kenya tree when i bought it but didn't mind



There was 2 mushroom platters and a torch that cant seem to find any trace off yellow Ah well here was some lives srock
laugh Cant beat the hermits


Tomini bristle tooth, with a whopper air bubble in my background behind him doh Witch is why i paint them now

My pure black and white paired clowns,The female is the larger with the miss bars and fully color'd face wink The male never fully colour'd while i had him only 2 close pics i could find to



Had a flymo and a lawnmower blenny but can only find a pic of the flymo. One of my favorite marine fish's of all time (Serious characters)

I had the common feather dusters and cleaning crew in there aswell like cleaner shrimps and snails etc.... But last but definitely not least my female mandarin yep Witch is easily my favorite marine species out there eyes Just simply cant get enough of these. I was almost going to leave it out of the tank due to there crazy diet requirements but was lucky enough to find one eating frozen foods grin Even still it was a battle everyday to feed her. I had to target feed her on her own everyday at the other end of the tank while everyone else was feeding. And even than if i was to make one slight sudden move she was gone doh that was it had to try the next day as the other fish were finished feeding by this stage and would easily rob her food wink As beautiful and colorful they are, they are so shy and frail its unbelievable. Anyway








Sure i told you it was only 1 or 2 pics laugh And lastly some random pics of the tank through the stages, cant seem to find one with all my corals and fish in it but there is one fairly up to date one there wink






Thats them all im afraid laugh Just had so many from different progress threads in different forums. Its killing me now i cant find one of it finished doublepis Well that was what i did with the basic equipment i had yep I will say this! If you are thinking of going into marines and you think a small tank will do uh i promise you will want to go further and the whole project will be one big hole in the pocket. Hope you enjoyed the pics thumbs up
avatar
Paul

Posts : 3966
Join date : 2011-10-01
Age : 29
Location : Classified

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by mickdeja on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:24 pm

Fairplay Paul. I love the manadarin as you know. They are like a piece of art. Thanks for sharin dude. thumbs up
avatar
mickdeja

Posts : 3326
Join date : 2011-10-03
Age : 42
Location : Carlow

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by geofftrainor on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:33 pm

Sweet thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up thumbs up
avatar
geofftrainor

Posts : 1882
Join date : 2011-09-26
Age : 50
Location : Downpatrick

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by Guest on Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:50 pm

wow cool photos looks really nice

Guest
Guest


Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by Paul on Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:26 pm

Cheers guys thumbs up As i said it was a fairly novice setup compared to what others are doing with there tanks out there wink But i loved it and was more than happy with how it turned out considering the equipment used on it
avatar
Paul

Posts : 3966
Join date : 2011-10-01
Age : 29
Location : Classified

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by andrewo on Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:53 pm

They are lovely Paul; thanks for posting; must say it is not easy to keep lps/sps successfully even with good equipment. Patience is the key I feel; still struggling with mine but I suppose thats the challenge grin
avatar
andrewo

Posts : 4125
Join date : 2011-10-05
Age : 46
Location : The West

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by Paul on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:40 pm

Thats it man wink It wasn't so much equipment wise i broke it down i wanted to add more equipment but didn't want it in the main tank and had no sump yellow Thanks again everyone and andrew wink Andrew you should fire up some pics of your salty's yep
avatar
Paul

Posts : 3966
Join date : 2011-10-01
Age : 29
Location : Classified

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by andrewo on Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:49 pm

You never know Paul maybe you might revisit it again sometime in the not too far future wink

avatar
andrewo

Posts : 4125
Join date : 2011-10-05
Age : 46
Location : The West

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by Paul on Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:34 am

More than likely will yep Its odd but id love a tank of mandarins
avatar
Paul

Posts : 3966
Join date : 2011-10-01
Age : 29
Location : Classified

Back to top Go down

Re: Old marine pics

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum