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My downgrade thread

Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by boohaven, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. boohaven

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    Ok so some people may think downgrading could be simple ..... maby but im doing it so thers noting easy about this [005.gif]

    I now have a 6,2,2.5 tank its a monster stands 6ft3 tall from the floor and im only 5ft nothing [016.gif] its become a nightmare and im planiing on moving at some point this year so i think now is the time to get something i can move with me .

    The main problem is my tank is a full reef , im swaping it for my dads 4,2,2 full reef my tank ( only the glass tank ) took 8 men to lift it onto the stand as its 15mm glass .

    So this is going to be an interesting job hehe

    All my fish apart from my unusually friendley blue damsel are in QT awaiting there new home [016.gif] .

    I plan on keeping it s a soft coral and lps tank and pan to stock these fish .

    Set of 4 diamond head anthias .
    Mystery wrasse
    black tang
    pair of picasso clowns
    pistol/goby pair
    red scooter blenny
    4 yelow bean gobys
    the cuc from my old tank is loads of hermits and snails 2 cleaner shrimps 3 pepermint shrimps , and a mated pair of boxers ....im not to sure if the cleaners and boxers wil be ok in a smaller tank together any thoughts ?

    I wil take pics of this all happening this will be funny [001_tt2.gif]
     
  2. boohaven

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    Well just an update .

    Today i have started to take all the cuc out of the tank i carnt believe how quik i have done some things [001_rolleyes.gif]

    I now onley need to get rid of some rock and i an shut the ain down [blink.gif] now its scary and looks shoot .
    when the nano has setled and the main has also settled i will post some pis how how bad things look .
     
  3. boohaven

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    Today i toped up the water so i could remove about 70k of lr from the tank took the rock to my dads to store

    Good thing is i found my pistol shrimp :))) he was shoooting about at the bottom of the rock vat bad thing is i have also taken out one of my boxing shrips ( i have no idea why he didnt let go ) but he didnt make he gourney up in the rock vat so quite sad as they loked great together [sad.gif]

    Tank looking a total mess still got to put another 50k lr in a vat to take away tomorow and then i can catch the last 2 fish put them in the nano and shut main down hat a brill day off work im having [crying.gif]
     
  4. gillyspot

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    Sounds like a really fun day for you. [002.gif]

    I hope the rest of the move goes ok in your downgrade

    Gill
     
  5. northernmonkey

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    Got a fair bit done there Emma . Nice one . I'm sure once all is back together it will look great [thumbup.gif]
     
  6. boohaven

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    Thanks guys
    Well with the weather today i carnt take my rock out there is no way my lift will drive in this at all .

    so i may go look at the fish in the local fish shops with the kids ( as school has been closed ) and see if there is anything else i like to add to my stocking plans .

    Im not sure hat way to add the fish i was thinking the anthias first as they are peacefull , but as i only want to add the one tang and one wrasse and i know i want softies and lps so got to come up with some lists for these 2 .

    I love duncans , sollys , and candyanes cockfields have a stunning bubble in at the mo and some nice zoa frags so ill keep my eye on them .
     
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