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I decided to change my first post so people could see what my tank looked like when I started this hobby. The picture is what my tank looked like in December, 2004.

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And now, this is what my tank looks like now, May 2006. I have learned a lot and I love this hobby more and more each day, as there is always something new to be learned. The rest of the posts are as they happened in order when I started this thread, I just changed the first two so people could see an immediate before and after post. There are also lots of new pics on the last page ;) You can also see this picture on the last page.

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Here is a much bigger version so you can really see it.

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Edited by i have crabs, 05 May 2006 - 04:54 PM.

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A side shot
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A shot with my QT right below it
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A centerpiece shot
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Now to my critters.

My green button polyps
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Purple zoos
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Pink zoos
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Green mushrooms
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Firefish and yellow clown goby
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Feather duster
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I can't wait to see how these turn out. Still a long ways to go though.
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Potential.. potential.. potential

Looks like a great little setup you have there. Kind of wish i had a 20 Long now... HUMPF :(

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looks like your clown goby is missing an eye in one of those pictures. good start

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Originally posted by lgoins
looks like your clown goby is missing an eye in one of those pictures.  good start



LOL, ya, at an angle, it just appears yellow without the black part.

Thanks for the kind words so far all. Any other comments or suggestions are appreciated.
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So now to my newest additions.

I got a xenia from the SCMAS frag swap. Man, that swap thing gets kinda crazy.

As for the xenia, it has already shown lots of growth after only a week!

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A semi-macro shot of the xenia

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I also got a lot of GSP at the frag swap, so am selling the bigger pieces, but these are the pieces I am keeping.

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And another macro

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I will take more full tank shots after this weekend when I pick up some more zoas. I am also going to get rid of the button polyps, I really like zoas so much better, so would rather dedicate the room to them. I am also thinking a ric in the near future ;)
Any thoughts?
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Nice, that Xenia looks cool. I always wanted one but I never came across one of them. Your in the O.C, where did you get yours?

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It was at a frag swap in Santa Ana. You can check out the aquarium clubs site at www.SCMAS.org
They have all kinds of cool events and a fun little frag swaps every so often. The xenia was only $5. You should check it out if you can make the meetings. The next one if Feb 18th.
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very nice looking tank. 20 gallon longs are the coolest. but i still love my ten gallon:P . those pink zoos are amzing:o . when you frag those babies, lemme know. ill trade you some of my green rim, blue center, orange mouth zoos;) .

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$5. Cant beat that dude. Im going to check it out.

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tank is looking good.

i think that you can chanbe your signature now

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Cesar, are you a member on reefcentral? The guy who sold me the xenia is on there and I bet I could set you up with him to pick up some xenia. He lives in Mission Viejo though. Let me know if your interested and I will see what I can do.
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Thanks again everyone. I am sure I am like the rest of you and like it when others give feedback and comments on my tank. Most people like to look at it, but only other reefers can truly appreciate what it takes to set up and maintain a tank.

vibe - trading sounds good, just gotta wait for it to grow a little more

Thunil - your absolutely right on the sig. I will change it tomorrow.
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Yes crabs im interested. Im not a member of Reefcentral cause they seem to be into big tanks only. But Im defenetly interested.

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Ok, Ill email him tomorrow and see what I can do.
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shaping up well,

youve got a nice zoo collection shaping up as well

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Cesar,
I sent you a pm about the guy with the xenia available.
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Yes I got it. Thanks dude.

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Finally going to show off my new additions.
I got a few more zoos a while ago, and they look great.

Here are my Pastel pink zoos

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My new sky blue zoos

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And my orange zoos, which look soo much better than I can take a picture of

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And here is a updated pic of the tank.

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very nice. i notice you are using the smae light as i am, only mine fits a 10 gallon. how do you like yours? its the greatest PC lighting system for nanos IMO.