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Specs:
Ecoxotic 18" cube
Removed Bioballs
Purigen
Carbon

Equipment

Stock Skimmer (currently not running)
2 12k/445 mn Panorama pro LED strips
2 445nm/Magenta Panorama Pro LED strip
1 453nm Blue Stunner
1 403nm Ultraviolet Stunner


20 lbs mixed Fiji Pink sand, Reef Grade sand and crushed coral
20lbs of LR

Stocking

Fish

True Percula Clown-Claudia
Picasso Clown-Spoticus
Yellow Headed Jawfish-Icarus Passed Away 7-18
Neon Goby-Zipper
Red Scooter Blenny-Red
Green Clown Goby


Inverts
Blood Red Shrimp
Blue tuxedo Urchin-Velcro
Blue Leg Hermits
Orange Leg Hermits
1 White hermit
3 Scarlet Hermits
1 Red Brittle Star
2 Harlequin serpent stars
Green Rock Flower Anemone
White Striped Rock Flower Anemone
White Rock Flower Anemone
Maxi Mini Anemone
Green Bubble Tip Anemone
Rose Bubble Tip Anemone



Nassarius snails
Astrea Snails
Dwarf Ceriths
Florida Ceriths
Nerite Snails


Corals

SPS
Pink Birdsnest
Lime Green Birdsnest
Pink Pocillopora

LPS

Bicolor Frog Spawn
Duncan Coral
Prism Favia
Blue Candy Cane
Green Brain Coral
Green Candy Cane
Reverse Prism Favia
The Riddler Acan Echinata



Softies

Red Mushrooms
Blue Mushroom
Green Stripe Mushroom
Blue Stripe Mushroom
Superman Mushroom
Orange Ric with Green Mouth
Green Ric
Rainbow Ric
Blue Rics
Blue Snowflake Polyps
Blue Sympodium
GSP
Xenia
Green Bay Packer Zoas (Go Pack Go!!)
Eagle Eye Zoas
Bam Bams
Radioactive Dragon Eyes
UnIDed red/pink Zoas
Fire and Ice
UnID Green Zoas
Blue Ice Zoas
Armor of the Gods
Green Palys
Northern Light Paly
Purple Death
Tubs Blues
Magician Palys
Red Hornets
UnIDed Orange zoas
Starfire Paly
Sha Pow Zoa
Red Purple Eaters

Other
Purple sea plume
Yellow sea whip




BC14 November 2011
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25 Gallon November 2011
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December 6 2011
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new thread!

Looks great! You should take a photo of your screen top to give Joel an idea on how to make his :)

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I have to figure out how to make it first lol.


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We have Algae!

Some of the new fittings are starting to show a little algae. Good for my urchin.


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We have Algae!

Some of the new fittings are starting to show a little algae. Good for my urchin.

Excellent :)

Have you decided which type of fish you are going to get? You have so many more options...I'm jealous :)

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I know for sure I'm getting a yellow headed jawfish and at least 1 black clown. Otherwise I'm still undecided lol


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I know for sure I'm getting a yellow headed jawfish and at least 1 black clown. Otherwise I'm still undecided lol

The jawfish is a beautiful fish. I don't know why...but they intimidate me. I think I'm just afraid I wouldn't be able to keep one alive. I have no idea why, either :lol:

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New rock and light are here!

Pictures as soon as my camera battery finishes charging.


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Pictures!

I really need a new camera.

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These zoas started from only 3 heads :)
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I am really loving my frogspawn. The hammer was grumpy because I just moved some things around.
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No fish pictures again. The damsel was happily swimming around until the camera came out. Then he went into hiding until it was put away.

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Yes, please, any tips on screen tops post them. Idk if you have gandered at my thread but after a clown jumped I have a cardboard fence around the top that looks like hell :lol:

I really like the colors you have going on in this tank, especially the picture at the top with the red mushrooms and the green palys (or zoas?) very nice complementing colors! :)

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Looks great!!!!!!!!!!!! I can totally see a jawfish fitting in well with this tank :)

Is that GSP on your back wall? I keep hoping mine will grow from the rock to the back wall. It's just about touching so any day now :)

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Thanks! I really like my mushroom ring.

I have been reading everything I can on screen tops. I went and priced some things out at Home depot today. Hopefully I can get it start soon. I'm due to get my jawfish on the 14th :)

I am working on growing some GSP on the back wall. It worked well in my BC 14 and this tank has a bit more texture to the plastic. It's just a matter of getting the super glue to stick at first. It makes such a huge mess!


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Invert package coming today from sealife. It's been pushed back about 2 weeks since I originally ordered(due to the holiday). Now it's pretty cold and I'm worried. The only reason I didn't cancel all together is because of their arrive alive guarantee. Wish me luck!


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Invert package coming today from sealife. It's been pushed back about 2 weeks since I originally ordered(due to the holiday). Now it's pretty cold and I'm worried. The only reason I didn't cancel all together is because of their arrive alive guarantee. Wish me luck!

I think you'll be fine. I've ordered from them plenty and they pack well!!!!!

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They are here!

The water in the bags was pretty cold but once they were temp acclimating things started moving around. The harlequin serpent star is gorgeous. They even sent me an extra starfish and some extra hermits! So far everything besides a hermit has moved and found a hiding place. I have the lights off for the night so they can all settle in.

I ended up getting

1 harlequin serpent star + bonus starfish
1 nano red brittle star
2 Nerites
2 orange hermits +1 Bonus

No more winter shipping for me. But I'm very happy.


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i have to agree with gena, a jawfish would be amazing in there

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Thanks!

I should have him by the 14th.


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Those red stars sure are pretty! You'll have to let us know what you think of them after you've had them awhile!

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No pictures right now because I have a sleeping dog in my lap and the camera is on the other side of the room.

The starfish have disappeared in the rock but I see legs here and there. The hermits are really neat. They are like blue legs but are orange.

My corals seem happy. I couldn't find a good place for my duncan so I moved him pretty high in the tank. Most sites say not to do this but he's really happy up there. Lots of room to spread.

I may be going crazy but I think my plate coral is on the move. I wonder is it heading for the sand bed now. It's a little bigger now, about the size of a headphone jack. I really know nothing about these corals since it was a hitchhiker. From what I can tell it will end up being pink with BRIGHT green tentacles. I'm just letting it be for now.

Right now the tank is going through a diatom bloom. Most likely due to stirring things up and the addition of the new rock.


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Very pleasing tank to look at... :happy:
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Now that the weather is colder, you will find my lap always occupied with a furry critter of the canine or feline persuasion. Equal opportunity here.

I had a plate before and it definitely would move along the sand. It kept wanting to be right against the glass, and I kept moving it back :lol:

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I think I figured out my stocking plan omgomgomg

I have a Springeri Damsel
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I hope to get

Pearly/Yellow headed jawfish
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Geometric Pygmy Hawkfish
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Black Clownfish
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Some maybes are

Purple Firefish
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Mccosker's Flasher Wrasse
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If I go with either "maybe" I will most likely replace the damsel. If he doesn't behave when adding new fish he will be removed.


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I just tried a little experiment. I've ben worried about my damsel and possible new fish.

I went and got a little mirror and put it up beside the tank. I just wanted to see what he did. He was actually really afraid of it. He would look at it then dart into the rocks. Then he went about his normal behavior of picking at the rocks. But he was much more jumpy.

Not a fool proof test but he didn't attack it.


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So I looked in the tank and saw this tonight :(

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I was super bummed because I liked my crab and was hoping to add another species of crab at some point. Then I saw a hairy leg up in the rocks.



It was a molt!
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This thing was freakishly real and solid looking. I couldn't even see the holes the crab crawled out of.

Anyway while I had the camera out I took tried some pictures of the blue lights. With a lot of color adjustment this is the best picture I came out with. The rest were terrible.

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Also these is a picture I took on one of my new starfish.
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I accidently got my fish in this one. He hide right after this picture. It's the first and only picture I have of him.
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