Rose’s 50 & 90g Tanks

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I’ve been around reef tanks my whole life. My dad began the hobby in the 80s/90s. Went through different sizes of tanks. I was into the tanks but didn’t really get hooked until sadly my dad got cancer in 2017. That’s when I took over maintenance of the tanks for him. He lost his battle in July of 2019. We have two tanks. One is a 90 gallon in the dining room and the other is a 50 gallon in the garage. I will add details of the tanks and everything that has happened between 2017 and now.

Here are some growth pictures of corals I got from @OZ_SPS in the beginning of December during his first Frag giveaway.

December 1
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January 26th
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December 14th
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January 26th
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December 14th
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January 26th
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I’ll upload a full tank shot tomorrow.
 

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Here is some full tank shots. I will be adding more rock to the main tank(90gal). But I’m dealing with vermetid snails. My dad had this as a simple tank. After he died in 2019 I decided to redo the the aqua scape. That’s when the battle with the snails started. The GSP was covering them up. I know they’ll come back but just wanted to reduce them. I’ll also be adding more fish. It did have 7 blue/green chromis but they killed each other and then a 15 year old clown passed last year. So now it’s just a blue and yellow tang that are 22 years old and the single clown fish that is probably 15 or younger.

July 2019
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February 2021
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Pmg that GSP is scary looking ha ha
Yeah once I have more of a rock structure in that area I’ll trim back the GSP so it flat. Right now it branches out a few inches. I believe the chromis were using it to sleep. Both the 2019 version and the current version.
 

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Absolutely gorgeous tanks!
I also kinda like the GSP. I know it takes over absolutely anything it touches so I understand why you are replacing some of the rocks... But it looks really dramatic coming down the back and onto the rocks.

You are getting some amazing growth on the SPS, so cool to see the growth pics.

Also the elderly tangs are melting my heart:love:
 

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Love it!!! They look happy and healthy as well :D
Their as healthy as can be. There is ick in the system. The only one that will show signs is the Blue Tang. Last year he/she had it 2 or 3 times. It only lasted around 3 days each time and it was only a few white dots.
 

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Their as healthy as can be. There is ick in the system. The only one that will show signs is the Blue Tang. Last year he/she had it 2 or 3 times. It only lasted around 3 days each time and it was only a few white dots.

Wow that's impressive, you always hear nothing but horror stories of tangs being ich magnets and them struggling to fight it off. Neat to see a couple that do manage to handle it successfully :)
 

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It’s funny while I was on the couch in the garage looking at the 50 gallon I noticed one of my Neopomacentrus azysron(at least I think that’s the name) with a bumblebee snail in it’s mouth. It dropped it at the front of the tank and the snail is alive.
 
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