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    Images provided by Brulz of Italy

    Latin name: Acanturus Achilles
    Degree of difficulty: medium for advanced reefers
    Lighting: low (bulb)
    Current: low
    Last edited by G.Alexander; 04-02-2008, 07:59 AM.

  • #2
    my fav of all tangs
    Nick
    Nick
    180G SPS Mainly
    10 Bulb T5 Starfire
    Calcium Reactor
    3 Tunze 6105's
    Profilux Controller
    ATB Return w/ wavysea
    ATB M External Skimmer


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    • #3
      This is mine, this shot is taken in Dec.

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      • #4
        Here's another shot but taken in late Nov 04.

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        • #5
          You see my AT at it's best but here's at it's worst.
          This is the same fish, I thought I was going to loose it back then.

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          • #6
            Here's in Oct 04, big difference right? I managed to get it to start feeding on pellets 1 to 2 months before taking this photo and that makes the difference.

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            • #7
              Here's the progress of the tear drop if anyone is keen.
              I bought this AT from a LFS on 30th April 04.

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              • #8
                Isn't she a beauty?

                Can't blame me for posting too many photos... I work really hard to get it to what it was today

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                • #9
                  big diffrence in the tear drop there
                  Nick
                  Nick
                  180G SPS Mainly
                  10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                  Calcium Reactor
                  3 Tunze 6105's
                  Profilux Controller
                  ATB Return w/ wavysea
                  ATB M External Skimmer


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                  • #10
                    What a great fish!! This too is one of my fav's. Actually it is may favorite fish! Maybe one day!
                    Dustin

                    "Water is the driving force of all nature"
                    Leonardo da Vinci

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                    • #11
                      any tips on these beautiful fish?

                      is a 180 too small for them? the only other large fish in it will be a goldflake angel and a regal angel?

                      thanks!

                      Nick
                      275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                      • #12
                        180 is fine its just that there not too hardy very prone to ick you have to acclimate them for like 3 hours
                        Nick
                        Nick
                        180G SPS Mainly
                        10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                        Calcium Reactor
                        3 Tunze 6105's
                        Profilux Controller
                        ATB Return w/ wavysea
                        ATB M External Skimmer


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                        • #13
                          yeah i know about aclimating them, this is the fish list,

                          2 ocellaris clowns
                          1 flame fairy wrasse
                          1 labouti fairy wrasse
                          1 lineatus fairy wrasse
                          1 regal angel (if i can find a healthy one thats eating, if not then forget it!)
                          1 goldflake angel
                          1 achilles tang (ONLY if you guys think it will work in a 180 with the above fish, if not then a purple tang i think or mimic)

                          anyway what do you think? yes or no?

                          also what are good things to look for when i purchase one? i know eating swimming good, no ick, but what else?

                          i LOVE these tangs but want to make sure it will work and the tang will be happy.

                          ALSO the fish will be added in that order, so far only the clownfish are in the tank right now.

                          what do you think? yes or no?

                          thanks!

                          Nick
                          275 Gallon Envision Acrylics Tank, 70 gallon sump, BK 300 internal, Zeovit, 5 sequence darts (1 on a oceansmotions 4-way), medusa dual controller, 2 ebo jaer 250w heaters, 1/2 hp JBJ comercial chiller, 4 RO IIIs w/14k hamilitons, 4 VHOs super actinic, deltec pf500 Ca Rx, 3 reef ceramic pillar, and 1 reef ceramic mini-reef, 5 ceramic closed loop intake screen covers, with 50ish pounds of LR

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                          • #14
                            go for it
                            Nick
                            Nick
                            180G SPS Mainly
                            10 Bulb T5 Starfire
                            Calcium Reactor
                            3 Tunze 6105's
                            Profilux Controller
                            ATB Return w/ wavysea
                            ATB M External Skimmer


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                            • #15
                              How big do these guys get? Are they one of the larger tangs?

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