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TrentN   

Well we've had them for 5 days, the angel hasn't eaten any corals yet, eating everything else. The wrasse is doing great, not only is it eating frozen but it is tearing up mini-pellets too. We got a good one.

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drauka   

Wow a definite score on that Trent. Like I said though, just keep an eye for flukes and internal parasites. The gf bought an expensive wrasse, fine for a couple months and started acting funny. It ended up dieing before she could treat it. It was flukes.

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Trent! I call dibs!!! I wish you all the luck in the world with the Angel!!!! I truly do! But if he starts to act up and starts eating your stuff I call dibs!! I will rehome him for you as he is a Beautiful fish!!!

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nolefan   

Trent! I call dibs!!! I wish you all the luck in the world with the Angel!!!! I truly do! But if he starts to act up and starts eating your stuff I call dibs!! I will rehome him for you as he is a Beautiful fish!!!

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you do know that's the juvenile colors and the adults are different even though I like the adult colors better reason they are called the imperor or imperator angel

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^what Lee said. Doesn't the Koran angel or something have a similar coloration as a juvenile. I love watching the angel's change from juvenile to adult. My uncle had a queen in his tank that went from about a three inch juvenile to about an eight inch adult before he had to give it to someone with a much larger aquarium.

Richard

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TrentN   

^ The Koran and the Blueface juveniles look a little like a the Emperor. I know before we bought it I showed they wife what it was going to turn into and she as over the moon. I showed her this pic

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Then it was on. No amount of telling her it might eat every coral in the tank could keep her from getting it.

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TrentN   

The species specific tank isn't really that big of a problem. The 200 gallon tank is. They live about 5 years and grow a foot in that time. I'm just hoping with the 90 gallon we can get 1 1/2 to 2 years with it.

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TrentN   

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Got the 180g yesterday, thanks Moat. Got home and the wife spent the next 45min cleaning it. Slept in today got up at 8:30. Looked out tge window Angelfish was sitting on the tailgate of the truck drinking her coffee, looking at the tank grinning from ear to ear.

Brought it into the house today. My recliner is now in the shead.

The stand is shot. Gonna use the front as a facing, and build it taller, stonger, faster.......um more doors.

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drauka   

You'll love it. 2x6s all around and a center vertical support and you'll do have plenty of space to get under there. I like 36" tall stands.

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nolefan   

Buy a case of vinegar soak it for a few days and that will save a lot of scrubbing for the calcium deposits ..I would have leak test the tank in the front yard for a about a week no offense to anyone just to be on the safe side .. GL on your new build Trent

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TrentN   

Cleaning ended up not being much of a problem, It was mainly baked on algae. A little vinegar and a good soaking took care of it. 

 

The stand base is going to be lap stacked 2x4 3 or 4 high. Vertical braces are going to be 4x4, 10 of them 5 front 5 back, if I can find some untreated(doubtful) or stacked 2x4. I'm like you David I like 36", aiming for 36" to 38". It will have the 3 doors in the front from the facing from the old stand, but also will have a door at each end. One end will have a shelf that will fit a 5g jug used as an auto top off.

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Cleaning ended up not being much of a problem, It was mainly baked on algae. A little vinegar and a good soaking took care of it.

The stand base is going to be lap stacked 2x4 3 or 4 high. Vertical braces are going to be 4x4, 10 of them 5 front 5 back, if I can find some untreated(doubtful) or stacked 2x4. I'm like you David I like 36", aiming for 36" to 38". It will have the 3 doors in the front from the facing from the old stand, but also will have a door at each end. One end will have a shelf that will fit a 5g jug used as an auto top off.

I would not use 4x4 for the supports. 2x4 are easier to cut a nice flat surface and they have more than enough strength. 4x4s are not recommended. When I build stands I use the premium stud lumber that has fewer knots and is straighter. When considering height, consider the height of the top rim of the tank when it sits on the stand.

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drauka   

Trent,   I would shoot for at least a 10 gallon ato resivoir, refilling that 5 gallon every 3 or 4 days is going to get old fast.

 

On the 4x4,  don't.  It you could find untreated then maybe but even then 4x4s warp,bow and twist like no other.  Stack 2- 2x4s and its not only stronger but straight and will stay straight.

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kbass   

Trent...like doors everywhere on the stand idea, but the 4x4's are not a good thing. Check out this link: http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1567110

 

This was the best design I could find. I used 2x6 all the way around the top of mine, but for a 180...I think it would be smarter to go with 2x8's. As for ATO...bigger is definitely better. You are going to lose 1 to 1 1/2 gallons of water to evaporation per day. 

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drauka   

Trent, let me know if you want me to load up the chop saw and impact driver for a stand building day

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TrentN   

I don't know what I was thinking about 4x4's, I've built enough to know that a laminate of 2x's are stronger than a 4x4. 

 

Thanks for all the advise and the offers for help. Especially about talking me into a larger ATO, cuz in the 65g we have to add a gallon every 30 or so hours. So it would have been a pain.

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