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Old 03/25/2018, 08:33 PM   #1526
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Old 03/26/2018, 02:15 AM   #1527
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I searched through the thread but may have missed it; where is the hotel in Bangkok? Will be flying there tomorrow for a week and would love to stop by and see it in person! It is coming along very nicely!!


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Old 03/26/2018, 11:50 AM   #1528
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Since I have a very large tank , i want to try a variety of fish , reef safe and not so reef safe, just like in the ocean and study their behaviour on both SPS and LPS just like I tried adding fish that cannot be kept together in a small tank . I also observed that the so called nocturnal fish that supposed to only come out to to hunt at night , do come out a lot during day time when there is a large population of fish swimming around .


Very nice but how will you know what fish is doing damage and what is not


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Old 03/27/2018, 08:16 AM   #1529
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Very nice but how will you know what fish is doing damage and what is not
I'm not sure the goal is to have a fish assemblage that will be completely reef safe. In a tank that large with so many coral colonies, the vast majority of them will survive being chomped on a time or two. By simply watching the fish for set periods of time you can easily determine which one is picking at corals. People perform these activity studies quite often on reef patches.


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Old 03/27/2018, 10:35 PM   #1530
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Our latest addition of rare fish !!!

Just came out of QT into the display tank.

“ Aberrant undulated trigger fish”




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Old 03/28/2018, 01:24 AM   #1531
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looks amazing that fish


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Old 03/28/2018, 07:57 AM   #1532
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Our latest addition of rare fish !!!

Just came out of QT into the display tank.

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It's in the display already? Don't get me wrong, this is a very cool looking fish but I fear that you have made a mistake. Hopefully the incredible amount of space available in this tank will reduce the likelihood that this fish kills many of its tankmates.


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Old 03/28/2018, 09:03 PM   #1533
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It's in the display already? Don't get me wrong, this is a very cool looking fish but I fear that you have made a mistake. Hopefully the incredible amount of space available in this tank will reduce the likelihood that this fish kills many of its tankmates.


I have had this little psycho ( some would call him ) before in my 6000 L tank with a group of triggers and many other tank mates for several years . I think the trick is to provide him with ample space ( he is very territorial ) and also keep him well fed .
In our present tank ( 50,000 L)we now have more than 1,000 fish with several show size triggers ( clown trigger - 45 cm , picasso - 35 cm ) and several large puffers so he should be kept in line .
We will see how he will behave and can report his progress occasionally . The xanthic undy is still quite young ( 8-9 cm ) ,in size and hopefully will be a show piece in the display tank in the future, if his colour does not revert back to its original colour . There are reports that xanthic condition results from foods and temperature so if kept in captivity , the colour will slowly fade away . I will certainly be doing some observation and study on xanthic colouration .
Next week we also have aberrant scopa tang to be released into the display tank too .

Thanks for your concern !! Fully appreciated .


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Old 03/28/2018, 09:05 PM   #1534
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Out of quarantine and into the display tank next week !!!





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Old 03/28/2018, 09:25 PM   #1535
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Not to be a dolt, but why is it colored that way?


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Old 03/29/2018, 01:22 AM   #1536
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Xanthic undy trigger enjoying cleaning service .




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Old 03/29/2018, 01:24 AM   #1537
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Not to be a dolt, but why is it colored that way?


Naturally occurring colour deviation from normal pattern found in Scopa tang .


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Old 03/29/2018, 01:37 AM   #1538
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Old 03/29/2018, 07:30 AM   #1539
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Thanks for that explanation on the undulated. It's a really great looking fish. Let's hope it will work in this tank as well. Will be cool to see a system where this species can integrate with the entire assemblage.


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Old 03/29/2018, 12:12 PM   #1540
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Such an awesome thread. Thought I read you were changing water with natural seawater? Do you think that and the natural sunlight will help with the coloring of the Undi?


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Old 04/02/2018, 07:51 AM   #1541
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Wow, this is quite the endeavor!


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Old 04/02/2018, 08:44 AM   #1542
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That scopas is gorgeous!


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Old 04/02/2018, 10:31 PM   #1543
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Amazing progress! Loving the tank! That room is amazing


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Old 04/02/2018, 10:35 PM   #1544
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Old 04/03/2018, 07:39 AM   #1545
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What is the procedure you use when adding new fish to the display? Just add them at night and they blend right in? With so many fish, it seems unlikely that a new addition will get much attention at this point. Just curious.


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Old 04/03/2018, 07:55 AM   #1546
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What is the procedure you use when adding new fish to the display? Just add them at night and they blend right in? With so many fish, it seems unlikely that a new addition will get much attention at this point. Just curious.


Because there are so many fish , one can add at any time of the day , I normally add fish in the afternoon. There are no long chases only a few sporadic chase and then back to normal business.
Today I added a black tang and a starki tile fish at around 1 pm and no one seemed to pay any attention to the new additions so it was business as usual .

In the tank , I have a few yellow tang ,purple tang , a powder blue tang , Sohal tang , yellow fin tang and they seemed to get on quite well .
The little psycho xanthic undy trigger has been behaving well and not bothered any of its tank mates . So far so good !

On Friday I will be adding a 15 inch Bariene tang to the display tank and then on Sunday the aberrant scopa tang .


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Old 04/04/2018, 10:43 AM   #1547
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I have been following this build and love the fish collection you are adding to this tank, I have never seen black long nose butterfly fish, Specially this long spout, Looking forward to see more pictures of rare fishes you are adding to your collection..


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Old 04/04/2018, 01:17 PM   #1548
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Is there a chaetodontoplus conspicillatus ready for that tank? Or a Apolemichthys kingi? A Centropyge interruptus would be cool on the color side.


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Old 04/05/2018, 09:36 PM   #1549
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Tank is looking great Sirichok! I like the schools of fish.

A thought, are you concerned the effect the UV from the sun will have on the acrylic?
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Old 04/08/2018, 05:05 AM   #1550
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I did look into it but the acrylic is not facing the sun ray directly as the ray to go through sea water and get refracted into the acrylic . So it should be ok as I do not see any sign of yellow tint yet .


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