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  2. SaltCritters

    Hump Day Anemones!

    New Anemones! I listed up some more anemones! Check them out. Check them out! SaltCritters
  3. Dave MN Nano

    Aptasia?

    I can easily take that rock out and scrape it off. Will that spread it if I put it back in?
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  5. ChickenJo

    Corals Direct $200 Giveaway and a Discount too!

    I love corals that really actively eat, you guys have a pretty solid selection but more blastos, acans, scolys, duncans, and especially trachys
  6. Christopher Marks

    Aptasia?

    I can't quite get a good enough look to identify that @Dave MN Nano. Is it kind of translucent and striped looking? You will see distinct anemone tentacles and a mouth in the center. They appear super duper tiny before growing, sometimes confused for small feather dusters at first.
  7. malady

    BRS $10 Coupon Code Giveaway

    appreciate you got some all for reef powder 🙂
  8. Dave MN Nano

    Aptasia?

    Is this thing on the small white rock attached to my RFA an aptasia?
  9. seabass

    Indexing project discussion

    Cardinalfish added
  10. seabass

    Cardinalfish

    Cardinalfish Cardinalfish are a great addition to a peaceful marine aquarium. Provide plenty of live rock with caves, overhangs, crevices, as well as an open area for swimming. In the wild, they hide in seagrass or may use long spined urchins for protection and camouflage. In captivity, these hardy fish will enjoy moderate water flow and taking refuge from other tankmates in macroalgae such as Caulerpa prolifera. Cardinalfish, a mouthbrooder, will often breed in captivity. Once spawning has occurred, the male will carry the eggs in his mouth to develop in safety. After the fry have been released, and with appropriate care, it's possible to raise the young into adulthood. Captive raised Cardinalfish tend to be hardier than their wild harvested counterparts. In the wild, Cardinalfish eat small fish and crustaceans. While Cardinalfish can be particular feeders, it's usually not that difficult to meet their needs in captivity. Many Cardinalfish have nocturnal tendencies, so feeding shortly after light out might induce finicky fish to feed. It's best to feed small quantities of food several times per day. Include frozen mysis shrimp and/or other frozen marine fish food. Some species (and individual fish) will accept quality dry foods; and larger Cardinalfish will accept live marine feeder shrimp and fish. Red Spot Cardinalfish (Apogon parvulus) Max Size: 1.5" Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons Care level: Moderate Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Western Pacific, Indo-Pacific Red Belted Cardinalfish (Apogon townsendi) Max Size: 2" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Western Atlantic Ocean Yellow Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus luteus) Max Size: 2" Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Guam Threadfin Cardinalfish (Apogon leptacanthus) Max Size: 2.5" Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Indo-Pacific, Fiji Longspine Cardinalfish (Zoramia leptacantha) Max Size: 2.5" Minimum Tank Size: 10 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Indonesia Kaudern's Cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) Max Size: 3" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Indo-Pacific Orangestriped Cardinalfish (Apogon cyanosoma) Max Size: 3" Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Indo-Pacific, Red Sea, Australia Pajama Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia nematoptera) Max Size: 3.5" Minimum Tank Size: 20 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Fiji, Indonesia, Sri Lanka Orbic Cardinalfish (Sphaeramia orbicularis) Max Size: 4" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Indo-Pacific Species Notes: The Orbic Cardinalfish prefers to be kept in groups. Flame Cardinalfish (Apogon maculatus) Max Size: 4.5" Minimum Tank Size: 30 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Aggressive Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Caribbean, Costa Rica Species Notes: Due to its aggressive nature, it shouldn't be kept in groups; however, it does well in a mated pair. Larger specimens will accept live marine feeder fish and shrimp. Twospot Cardinalfish (Apogon pseudomaculatus) Max Size: 4.5" Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Western Atlantic, Brazil Ochrestriped Cardinalfish (Ostorhinchus compressus) Max Size: 4.5" Minimum Tank Size: 55 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Peaceful Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Indonesia, Sumatra Species Notes: Larger specimens will accept live marine feeder fish and shrimp. Five Lined Cardinalfish (Cheilodipterus quinquelineatus) Max Size: 5" Minimum Tank Size: 50 gallons Care level: Easy Temperament: Semi-aggressive Reef Compatible: Yes Origin: Fiji Species Notes: A small group can be kept in a 6' aquarium, where they will establish a strict hierarchy without aggressiveness. Feed chopped meaty seafoods, pellets, and (depending on size) live marine feeder shrimp and fish. Photos by
  11. What about tunze refugium light stick, eco chic I think they’re called. Either right in the same chamber, or mount on the next chamber over shining toward your chaeto chamber.
  12. Zer0

    BRS $10 Coupon Code Giveaway

    Third and final code: 3PLDNAYT That’s all folks. Hope this was able to help a couple people.
  13. Tired

    Kinda's "Magnificent" 50 and what not to do...

    Yeah, that happens if you dose without much to use it up. Still a reasonable enough level, but you might want to not dose and just feed, since it's already at a decent level.
  14. Nano sapiens

    Nano Sapiens 12g - Ye Olde 13th Year Anniversary

    Thanks! So far, the Azure has been a good citizen and is fulfilling it's main role as 'nutrient provider'
  15. WV Reefer

    Can someone please identify these?

    It’s hard to see much in the photos. Does it look like it has a tiny shell in the middle of its back? Look up black limpet and see if it looks similar.
  16. natalia_la_loca

    Nano Sapiens 12g - Ye Olde 13th Year Anniversary

    Wow, congratulations on 13 years 😁 also, azure damsels are great! I absolutely love mine.
  17. PJs nano

    Fusion 20 Gal Club

    Is anyone running the Current USA Marine LED light on their 20g IM Nuvo? If so, what settings are you running it at?
  18. Murphych

    Where do you get your water?

    That's a lot of water changes right there
  19. j_wey

    Corals Direct $200 Giveaway and a Discount too!

    I wish you have more Acans.
  20. Murphych

    Marine Depot Liquidation Sale

    Your right @DevilDuck BUT it's not unreasonable for them to want to buy a company with those capabilities / contacts. They clearly have web dev capabilities to some extent so hardware rounds their portfolio off somewhat.
  21. A.m.P

    Corals Direct $200 Giveaway and a Discount too!

    Best of luck with your new business. I like oddballs more than anything else; Cherry Blossom Rosaria, Bernardpora, branching cyphastrea and psammocora, Lantanna - red hirsuta - and Leng Sy Montipora, Ponapes, japanese Pink Nepthea, Yellow Fiji Leathers, Willow Toadstools, columnar porites, that kind of thing.
  22. Hi all, Finally trying to set up my new Waterbox 35.2 AIO tank. I've had cheato running in a DIY HOB refugium in my old tank and it has been really solid for pulling out excess nutrients. My original thought was to use Chamber #1 in the back for growing Chaeto. I purchased an adjustable media basket to place macroalgae in and I was going to stick on a IM refugium light onto the back of the tank for a proper light source but it turns out the Waterbox AIO has a solid black backing. Tried to shine a flashlight through and it blocks everything basically. I do not want to try and tear off the backing only for a single compartment (which I may no longer use for algae in the future). Any thoughts on a small LED light to only light up a single compartment for chaeto? It would have to be directed straight down from the top - a flexible small LED system? Adjustable media basket for Chaeto https://intankaquatics.com/intank-chamber-one-media-basket-for-waterbox-cube-waterbox-marine-waterbox-marine-x-waterbox-peninsula-mini/ Purchased refugium light: too large to hang across the top - it would light up like 50% of the back compartments https://www.bulkreefsupply.com/chaetomax-2-n-1-refugium-led-auqa-gadget-innovative-marine.html
  23. Kindanewtothis

    Kinda's "Magnificent" 50 and what not to do...

    In the 10g, it's now 7.9. I only dosed nitrate once but I fed a bit more. Still going from 2.1 to 7.9 in a bit more than 5 days?
  24. Butchy21

    Butchy21's WaterBox 35.2 AIO

    Just got a few new expensive toys in for the tank...XR15 Blue ecotech marine and its designated mount. Not sure how I like the mount since there seems to be a ton of light bleed at their pre-determined height. I will have to see how it looks when I finally get the tank wet. Now working on some ideas of maximizing the storage space below the tank. Considering a two shelf wooden setup so I can mount certain electronics / equipment, keep wires out of sight, etc.
  25. fishkeepersaltnfresh

    Does this Ricordea look alright?

    The ones doing good in my tank are Zoas, Superman Mushroom (lots of them), Candy cane coral, Acan E, War coral & Duncan. The ones I am having issue with are the Ricordea F, Blasto & Hammer. All these started like a month or 2 ago once I upgraded my light from stock Black bar light to 2 Nicrew LEDs. I did have issue with GHA & Dinos. I started manually removing them, introduced an urchin and also added UV lights.
  26. rough eye

    Does this Ricordea look alright?

    as far as i know they're both r. florida. it didn't walk far, just moved aside on the plug it's been on.
  27. Nano sapiens

    Nano Sapiens 12g - Ye Olde 13th Year Anniversary

    Thanks for the uplifting reply, Chris! Even after all this time with this reef aquarium, there are still things that come up that provide a challenge to decipher and resolve. Part of the joy of reef keeping 😊
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