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    While unseen behind the lazy-boy chair I was able to confirm a couple things about the tang. Like a intelligent and opportunistic predator the tang lies in wait for the unsuspecting victim, anticipating the every move of not just the corals in the tank but also the aquariums overseer. Insert Jaws theme music for Tang now. Once he was sure there was no humans around especially yours truly, he came out for a look then... Chomp, chomp! I would have gotten some better pictures but this was about the moment when I was going to leap over the chair and some how scold him through the tank. So it seems this fish definitely eats clam mantle and he even enjoys some LPS from time to time. not sure if anyone has tried to catch tangs out of a large tank like a 210 on a ladder especially one with an excess of live rock in it...It is not easy, and I have caught my fair share of fishes. These are 8 inch nets for reference of size, the tang is about 5 inches. I basically was in the tank getting frustrated while the tang learned all my patterns and inabilities to get to certain spots of the tank. After trying all that was feasible I put the nets next to the clam as a tang deterrent while I came up with something else. Like making my own fish trap! I am a big DIY guy so I have a good idea of things I need to replicate a function of another object. The BRS container, zippties, fishing line, magfloat,30 minutes, and a dremel were all I needed to get a functional trap made. Some mysis shrimps poured in through a rigid line I put in towards the top of the trap and 5 minutes later he was already eating inside. Maybe 20-30 minutes after that I caught his sorry fins out of there! Now the poor guy is in a 55 sump until I can figure out a fish only tank were a tang will fit in. Thought I would give an update that the corals and clam are now doing fine without the tang in the tank, good thing too as the brain is my pride and is over 11-12 years old and the clam is about 15 now. I also have to give a big shout out to Lexinverts for coming through with a fish trap for me so speedily. He has always been a real stand up guy willing to give a hand when he can, he also has some mighty fine corals in his killer Red Seas.
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    Hey welcome to the club. Just a few questions about your plans for the tank. What are you planning on keeping and how deep down the rabbit hole to you intend to travel =)
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    Happy Friday everyone, i will have names for these guys shortly. * 100 RMF Red Ruby Granulosa 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 Main Display Tank Colonies, sorry for the rocks in background they are covered in red coralline algae 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67
  4. 2 points
    Why the heck didn't you run for a Board position??? You could have won based solely on that one post.
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    Just have an apex party. Those who are knowledgeable can teach those who aren't. Just make sure someone who understands the system shows up
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    Go Beavs is right! I graduated a couple years ago...you'll do good to make some friends with the Corvallis folks.
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    Welcome, Generally for that size tank, Most people would run 1" bulkheads for the drains and either 3/4" or 1" bulkheads for the return. I would probably do a couple of drains and a couple of returns though you could get away with one of each without any trouble. It sounds like you are excited to get rolling! Post all the questions that you can think of
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    I would love to know more about mine! The club should have an Apex class with beer!
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    If you don't get the help you need, let me know. I live in the Gorge but am in Portland 1-2 times/ mo. Your clowns are doing fine, but still haven't laid eggs.
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    Holly - I would be willing to help out at no charge Strangely enough, i enjoy doing this type of thing..
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    if u cant find no one, i am ur last option. But there are lot apex folks on here and my hours are limited
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    What are the hours to your store??
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    I don't mean to hijack either but I want some also haha! So after the people who have dibs already get their frags let me know if you guys have anymore left please Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    I don't wanna hi jack this thread. I'd love some too!!! Been on the look out for the orange ones!
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    Dam! Does this make us the fat kids in tbe candy store?? Super impressive pictures man! Whats the name of the epic frag #41?
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    Hi Everyone, Let start with an introduction. My name is Nakul, and I live in Corvallis, Oregon. My wife and I got into this hobby (more like getting into it) after we had a roommate who had a freshwater tank, but he recently moved out. And now we are too used to having an aquarium at our place. We have decided to start with a salt water aquarium (but real slow as we are just students and can't throw in a lot of money all of a sudden). Besides this, in my day to day life, I like to play soccer, video games, photography, and traveling. I am a mechanical engineering student, and my wife just graduated with a degree in Animal Science, and is thinking about going to Veterinary School. I guess this is where I will end the introduction. It's a pleasure being a part of this community. Thank you, Nakul
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    Welcome to the forum! Do you have specific questions ?
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    Go Beavs Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
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    We have a few of these frags available, also got bunch of nice maxima clams in.