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Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and thought a good way to start out would be to start a thread about my tanks.

This is my 29g Biocube Reef

29g Oceanic BioCube (About 6-7 months old)
Oceanic BioCube Protein Skimmer
4 Nova 20" T5 Fixtures (in hood)
4 White LED Strips (9 bulbs per strip)
150wtt Visi-Therm Heater
Modded filtration with liverock instead of bioballs
Approx. 3-5 lbs of livesand
Approx. 21 lbs of liverock

Fish:
x2 Tank-Bred Ocellaris Clownfish
x1 Helfrichi Firefish
x1 Green Mandarin
x3 Copperband Cardinalfish

Inverts:
x1 Blood Shrimp
x1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp
x2 Sexy Shrimp
x1 Grey and Orange Feather Starfish (2yrs old in captivity)
x1 Muscle

Coral:
Green and Grey Cyphastrea
Meteorite Cyphastrea
Purple Polyp Cap.
Pink Edged- Green Montipora
Montipora Sp.
Kenya Tree
Rhizotrochus Typus
Darth Maul Porites
Mind Bender Chalice
Red Fungia Plate
Brain Coral
Orange and Green Acan Lords
Green Tipped Toadstool
Green Star Polyps
Tan Star Polyps
Neon Green Candycane Coral
Pink and Green Candycane coral
Purple Tipped Table Acro
Acro Sp. (a few)
Orange Digitata
Pink Milli.
Milli Sp.
Blastomusa Wellsi
Tubbs Blues Zoas
Watermelon Zoas
Green Zombie(?) Zoas
Sunset Zoas
Red and Black Japanese Palys
Purple and Yellow Japanese Palys
A few unknown tiny frags I picked up for free.
And probably a few that skipped my mind for the moment.

FTS:
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Fungia Plate:
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Feather Star:
Now, before you go crazy about this, take into consideration that he is over 2yrs old IN CAPTIVITY. :happy:
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Darth Maul Porites:
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They look like this up close: (not my pic)
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Copperband Cardinals: (there are three and this is a bad pic)
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Rhizo:
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What do you think?

Edited by Bongo Shrimp, 07 September 2012 - 05:29 PM.

My Tanks:
29g Lagoon

29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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Here are a few more pics:
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Edited by Bongo Shrimp, 19 November 2009 - 04:49 PM.

My Tanks:
29g Lagoon

29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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i like it. i like it a lot. awesome starfish and fungia. do you really like that colt and athelia? looks like a lot of prime real estate there...

you don't have any bongo shrimp...

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i like it. i like it a lot. awesome starfish and fungia. do you really like that colt and athelia? looks like a lot of prime real estate there...

you don't have any bongo shrimp...



Sorry but which corals are you talking about "colt and anthelia"? I think you are mistaking them for something else.

And I do happen to have two bongo shrimp- see here: http://www.nano-reef...p;#entry2533381

Edited by Bongo Shrimp, 19 November 2009 - 05:02 PM.

My Tanks:
29g Lagoon

29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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Ok, one last pic for now:
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My Tanks:
29g Lagoon

29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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:o

awesome!!!!

and :welcome:

Edited by Nanobuds, 19 November 2009 - 06:51 PM.

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omg sweet tank!
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FEATHERSTAR! What's your secret?
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I just sold some Noob 25 yellow polyps for $100 :ninja:


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FEATHERSTAR! What's your secret?


serious! ^^^^^ let us know please. (i've always wanted one AND i have a bc29)

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Wow you have some incredible livestock. It all looks so happy too. :o

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I got the feather star from my LFS's wholesaler who had it in a display for about 9 months. We (my LFS, their wholesaler, and I) believe that it eats cyclopeeze. I also feed rotifers and DTs. It is just a freak thing that it is able to live in my tank. All feather stars (distinguishable by different colors) eat something different. Therefore it is almost impossible to keep one. Even if you found the exact same one I have, you may not be able to keep it alive for whatever reason. I really truly wish I had a "cure all" solution for how to keep a feather star. But I do not.

I know it is tough seeing that I am able to keep a feather star, but I and I'm sure many others agree that you should not try to keep a feather star. It is just a lucky, freak thing that I am able to do it.



Please feel free to ask me any questions about the feather star and I will do my best to answer them as fully as I can.
My Tanks:
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29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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Tank looks great :happy:

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You had me at feather star and red fungia :lol:

Beautiful collection!! and reef!!

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is that a reverse sunset monti?

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Oh okay, thanks for the info.

I love your rhizo by the way. Where did you get it? And do you mind me asking how much it cost? :D
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I believe the monti is a tequila sunrise monti.

I got the rhizo at a LFS and I got a good deal on it.
My Tanks:
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29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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I enjoy seeing this tank.... keep it comin'
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Just bought a pair of Coral Croucher Gobies from Liveaquaria! Will post pics when they get here.
My Tanks:
29g Lagoon

29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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Just bought a pair of Coral Croucher Gobies from Liveaquaria! Will post pics when they get here.

Your Tank is AMAZING!!! I LOVE the feather Star! When u said on ur other tank thread u let the Bongo Shrimps out of there cages, did u mean u put them in this tank? And u got 3 more for ur other tank? Anyways, both ur tanks ar absolutely amazing!!!


BTW: Coral Crouchers are really Awesome! I know somebody who didn't see them for a year at a time. SO if they are gone for a year don't think they are dead.

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Wow thanks. When I said I let the bongo shrimp out, I meant I let them into the other tank, the lagoon tank. They were being kept in a specimen container so I could oversee them but now they are in the main display tank. I was getting three but one died before they were shipped out so now I will be getting two more. They will be going into the lagoon tank along with the others.

The only thing I'm worried about with the coral crouchers is getting stung. Although I heard it is unlikely to happen.
My Tanks:
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29g Reef

25g Tidepool
My Bongo Shrimp Want to Eat Your Starfish.

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Wow thanks. When I said I let the bongo shrimp out, I meant I let them into the other tank, the lagoon tank. They were being kept in a specimen container so I could oversee them but now they are in the main display tank. I was getting three but one died before they were shipped out so now I will be getting two more. They will be going into the lagoon tank along with the others.

The only thing I'm worried about with the coral crouchers is getting stung. Although I heard it is unlikely to happen.

cool! I LOVE Bongo Shrimp even though i've never seen one until i saw ur threads. :lol:

I wouldn't worry about gettin stung by them. They hide a lot especially when u are doin mainteneace. If they do sting u just wash it out with warm water and soap. It hurts no more than a bee sting.

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Very cool tanks. I'd never heard of coral crouchers OR bongo shrimp until I read about your tanks.
Thanks :)
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Very cool tanks. I'd never heard of coral crouchers OR bongo shrimp until I read about your tanks.
Thanks :)
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So here are the Crouchers!

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My Tanks:
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29g Reef

25g Tidepool
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So here are the Crouchers!

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How did they do their first nigh?