Posted 26 November 2005 - 04:42 PM
Posted 26 November 2005 - 05:03 PM
Posted 26 November 2005 - 11:53 PM
Excellent pics Zoo girl. I'm glad to see that your frags are looking very healthy! Mind if I use that photo of the GPE's for FragPack.com? They almost look lavender and green, I love it! Keep up the excellent work.
Sure Todd, you can use the pic. I love those GPE's. They are so pretty. Oh and I'll be taking some shots of my new frags soon.
Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:07 AM
Since my last update I've added quite a few corals, mostly zoas and palys. Unfortunately in this shot some of the polyps are closed. I had moved things around and glued a few corals in place so everyone was a little unhappy with me and didn't want to pose.
On the left you can see some denim zoanthids that are closed. They are so pretty when they are open but they seem to like a lot of light so we'll see how they like being in this tank.
I have noticed some color changes. The brown palys at the top were deep green but are now brown. Blah. I was going to move them to my other tank but they had already attached to the rock so I left them. Also I have some toxic zoos that aren't so toxic anymore.
Posted 08 December 2005 - 12:37 AM
Here's my dendro with some new "sparklies" from Platinum Reefs. They are just off to the side until I find a good place to put them. Aren't they cute!
Here's a close up of the dendrophyllia. Notice the babies!
This blasto sure seems happy.
I love my chocolate mint zoanthids. Here they are with some blueberries.
Here's a couple more additions from Platinum Reefs:
Pink and green zoanthids.
Ultra pinks...so beautiful! I'm in love!!!
One of the few members of the cleanup crew, a trochus snail.
Now last but not least...he may look like an acan but he's really a ham!! Smile for the camera!
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:33 AM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:48 AM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:27 AM
Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:35 AM
I'll be adding a few more frags soon and then I'll take some more pics.
Posted 08 December 2005 - 10:39 AM
looks really good.
in the great words of potus...
potus needs to post moar, imo. justice can wait.
POTUS knows all!
damn, potus just totally emasculated me.
Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:59 AM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 03:37 PM
Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:34 PM
I really like the black sand. I was thinking about using for my 20 that I'm working on but I'm sure if I would get tired of it after awhile.
Yeah Tony I agree. This is my first salt tank with the black substrate. I like it, corals stand out, but for some reason I think I prefer the regular sand color, it's more natural. Now with my freshwater I prefer the black, don't know why.
WOW!!!! .....im REALLY glad i am so glad your not in [CUSTOM] category...i'd be peein myself :thumbsup:
What a nice compliment Fishfreak! Thank you, that's very sweet of you to say!!
Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:00 PM
Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:45 PM
Last week I was expecting a shipment of frags, most of which were going into the pico, but that order was cancelled. There was a problem with some of their tanks crashing and I decided to hold off for now from that supplier. I do have a few more frags coming tomorrow but am unsure as to what will end up in the pico.
Also I've adjusted my salinity. It was around 1.024-1.025 and I've dropped it to 1.022-1.023. It seems to have made a difference, I dunno. Polyps are more open and everything seems happy.
One thing I've noticed is growth. Here's a FTS shot from today:
If you compare this image with last weeks FTS you can see how things have expanded and settled in. The red blasto will probably have to be moved over a bit because it's getting quite big and those pink and green zoanthind I bought from Platinum Reef are growing like mad. I already see new polyps! You can see how most of the zoos have opened up and spread out. It's very interesting, I've never documented a tank before and now I think I'll have to do this with all my new tanks.
Oh and my green palys that turned brown now have a green sheen to them (can't see it in the pic). They aren't that forest green like they were but I have my fingers crossed that they will get some of their color back.
Posted 14 December 2005 - 09:58 PM
Here's a pic from 11-14-05:
And a pic from today, 12-14-05:
He's become much fatter, the polyps have expanded and the two little bumps on the sides of the larger polyp are now babies. I've even noticed today a small bump on the other polyp slightly under the substrate (you can kinda see it at the bottom right).
I gotta tell y'all, I love this coral!!
Posted 14 December 2005 - 11:17 PM
I had to share this image with everyone. My feather duster hitchhiker that left it's tube and swam to the rock to find a new home has moved. I guess he wasn't too happy with the zoos I glued next to him. So instead he's camped out right smack in the middle of my pink and green zoanthid colony right under the pump flow, go figure!
Posted 15 December 2005 - 06:53 AM
how often are you feeding the dendros?
did you get the palys from seacrop? mine were the same, deep forest green from them, blah brown in mine, but now finally coloring backup to green. we gotta find out mary's secret.
Posted 15 December 2005 - 07:01 AM
Posted 15 December 2005 - 09:03 AM
I'm lovin' this tank, it looks all stocked up now. Are you feeding the zoas at all?
Posted 15 December 2005 - 12:28 PM
I do water changes twice a week, unless I forget. I usually do the change the day after the spot feeding. I also change filter floss at that time because it gets all full of gunk after the feedings.
Tiny, I didn't get my palys from Seacrop. Actually haven't ever received anything from them yet (that was the order that fell through). My palys came as an extra coral from an Ebay item. The coloring was really cool at first and I love the size. I think they want a ton of light to stay green or maybe the opposite, I dunno. We'll see if they get back all their coloration with these lighting conditions or not.
Ann, they sometimes sell Dendros on Ebay. Is it possible for you to get one from there or would the shipping cost be too great?
Here's a pic of the piggy bugger after dinner: