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I'd love to see an explosion. :huh:

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New pictures!
Pocillopora from Newman
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Jason Fox poker star (looking more like a rainbow monti right?)
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Blue Ridge coral to the right or Red Devil Gorg
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Encrusting Cyphastrea, pink bird (fallen through the crate) candy cane, green digitata
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Elkhorn Stag, Blue Chalice at it's foot (grown a new eye)
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Yellow Porites showing new growth
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P.O. Duncan, Lola the crab is mauling it again
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Stupido the BTA with Mr. Silly the crab on top of Humpty the bi-valve
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Caribbean Rose Coral
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Sunset Montipora, 2 pieces fused into one now
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Red Grape
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Blue Ochtodes
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Lorax, Lion of the Tank on top of a Monti Cap that is encrusting over
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GSP Ledge
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Hell Boy Favia (some call it war coral) encrusting
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Draco side view, I dunno, is he skinny???
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Those Zoas
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Purple Death Palys from KGoldy (there I said the name KG!)
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King Midas
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Kay, your photography has improved drastically then when you first started. These look great!

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Thanks Balzee, I'm sure it's my camera/lens. the pictures TS takes are still much better though.

Wish I had a DSLR. Some people have it and don't know how to take good pics even then. ha.

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You have some really awesome stuff. I love the red grape algae, I can never find any sweet macros by me.

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Awesome corals and pictures!

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metrokat, are you dosing calcium or just performing regular water changes to replenish?

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I love macros. My collection right now includes:

Red Grape
Chaeto
Blue Ochtodes
Red Gracilaria
Green Gracilaria
Brown Graciaria
Beige Gracilaria
Caulerpa Prolifera
Red Titan
Sargassum
Halimeda
Caulerpa Verticillata
and some unknowns.

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Awesome corals and pictures!

Thank you! I'm actually getting rid of some of those frags this week from the crate to make room for bigger frags.

metrokat, are you dosing calcium or just performing regular water changes to replenish?

:blush: I'm not doing either. Calcium has always been in the 440+ range, at first it was my Petco water, now it is my Red Sea Coral Pro Salt. I am lax with water changes too, I try and do 10% every 10 days or 2 weeks. My macros do a really good job at absorbing excess nutrients. I am similarly lax at water changes in my pico but that is over powered with macros too. I don't know if a macro abundant tank as a filtration method has a long term life or what, it seems to be working for me. This tank has been up since Christmas, that is ONLY 90 days. Looks much older does it not? It's the uncured rock.

In my BC14 I pushed the bio load with 5 fish and fed heavy, it was also a macro abundant tank, and coral heavy tank. Although I tore down the BC in it's 6th month for this upgrade, it too was thriving. To me a tank with macros seems like a complete ecosystem. I feel each organism contributes and has a symbiotic relationship with another.

Wow, that was a crazy answer to a simple question. sowwy. I'm just thinking out loud.

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Really great pictures! :) I agree, it seems like macros are the key to success. Mental note: Get macros in 20L.

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Good to know, thanks!

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Hey Kat, Draco is looking great! He doesn't look skinny at all to me

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

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Hey Kat, Draco is looking great! He doesn't look skinny at all to me

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Hey Kat, Draco is looking great! He doesn't look skinny at all to me


Agreed. You can really tell when theyre unnourished, by the concaved U shape belly. My mandarin started off like this, and luckily she took right to frozen. I shut the pumps down and spot feed her. As soon as the pumps turn off, she scoots over to her feeding corner :rolleyes:

How easy is it to set up that pod culture? I've been thinking of hooking one up. For now, I toss in a bag of Tisbes every couple months.

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I saw a pic of your mandy on FB and even commented on it. :) They are such gorgeous fish.
This pod culture was the best lazy reefer idea in years. here's a recent post below and this link will explain it all:
See here: http://www.nano-reef...howtopic=276657

So in this acrylic beverage container ($7.99 @ target) I have saltwater and 1 pack of tisbe pods from algagen. I had some live substrate initially in my makeshift culture which I removed when I drained out the pods culture into this container. I add live phyto when I see the color getting lighter. I add a teeny pinch of reef cleaner filter feeding food once a week. I put in an airstone occasionally. That is it.
This link is also very helpful



Agreed. You can really tell when theyre unnourished, by the concaved U shape belly. My mandarin started off like this, and luckily she took right to frozen. I shut the pumps down and spot feed her. As soon as the pumps turn off, she scoots over to her feeding corner :rolleyes:

How easy is it to set up that pod culture? I've been thinking of hooking one up. For now, I toss in a bag of Tisbes every couple months.


If you are tossing in some tisbes anyway, get 1-2 bags and start the culture. then harvest it every 2 months.

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Wow! Beautiful specimens! Draco looks health to me.

For what its worth, I agree totally with your rambling on water chemistry, lol. Just another reason for me to get a sump/fuge.

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Wow! Beautiful specimens! Draco looks health to me.

For what its worth, I agree totally with your rambling on water chemistry, lol. Just another reason for me to get a sump/fuge.


Thanks Mark. Let me see how much space is freed up in the back after I remove the skimmer and add the media basket. If I can get a big wad of chaeto back there then it defeats the purpose of a sump for me due to the quantity of macros I have in this tank. Temperature is another matter. :(

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Got my card in the mail today. I absolutely love it!!! I can't bare to throw the fish away so I think I'm gonna keep him :lol: Thanks so much, Kat :)

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

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Got my card in the mail today. I absolutely love it!!! I can't bare to throw the fish away so I think I'm gonna keep him :lol: Thanks so much, Kat :)

Got it already? Wow the postal service did good there. I'm glad you like the fish and glad he ah survived the journey. Ha ha. I saw the cutest deep orange frogfish at the store just now. I was with the 'reef god', I was telling him how I teased you with a caulerpa present as a possibility. He proceeded to tell me all about CA law. Again. :) fun stuff. Have a great day.

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Got it already? Wow the postal service did good there. I'm glad you like the fish and glad he ah survived the journey. Ha ha. I saw the cutest deep orange frogfish at the store just now. I was with the 'reef god', I was telling him how I teased you with a caulerpa present as a possibility. He proceeded to tell me all about CA law. Again. :) fun stuff. Have a great day.

He had some uhhh..torn fins :lol: but he was more or less intact

I want another froggy so bad! They're like cats, something about them makes you want more and more

You're the type of man who passes by sports illustrated and grabs encyclopedia brittanica when you take a dump, huh?

Did someone mention Alto ???
Im GAGA for Alto !!

I'd give you a hug but you might stab me

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So the tank got inspected today
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I'm not sure if it passed the smell test but there are paw prints all over the RSM. Bogi (the cat) was busy trying to paw the hermit crabs and the feather duster for quite a while.
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He had some uhhh..torn fins :lol: but he was more or less intact

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A little jealous of your montis right now. Been thinking about getting a frag of rainbow monti from vivid, but they are like $60 I think.

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so how are you and the cat doing....alergys still bad?
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That pic of your cat is so funny. Looks like he's watching the tele.

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A little jealous of your montis right now. Been thinking about getting a frag of rainbow monti from vivid, but they are like $60 I think.

I love montiporas! Monti caps are not my favorite though, they look nice when they grow as scrolls but a frag or so doesn't do it for me. The encrusting kinds are lovely however: superman, sunset, rainbow.

so how are you and the cat doing....alergys still bad?

Thank you for asking! I take a zyrtec everyday and don't get hives when I cuddle. Not that hives stopped me before, :D but it was a bummer if I was getting ready for dinner with a red face.

That pic of your cat is so funny. Looks like he's watching the tele.

:lol: he's a cutie.

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