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they are just going in and out now...Im starting to see the "sexing" dance where the guy will flop sideways to show he gives up..i've seen it a few times today, think my g/f got lucky with the names...rhett is the dark one and scarlett is the light one (she loves gone w/ the wind) and I think they will each take the proper sex so they arnt like tranny clowns or anything, lol

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x22hockey

the person i got it from had to larger clowns that were very very rough with it so it will be fine scott

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avalanche1201

hell yeah...now where is my free taco?!?!?!?!? GO SOX!!!!!

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avalanche1201

So good news....Over at BRS (Boston Reefers Society) I made a post asking if I could do a swap for a 70w MH for a 150w MH...Someone came through and is talking to me about not a 150, but a 175 pendent w/ electronic ballast! It would be really sweet if this goes through, just need a way to mount it above the tank, the bulb is about 4-5 months old...here are some pics of it

 

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avalanche1201

GREAT NEWS! THE BRAIN IS DOING AWESOME!

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Last update:

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now:

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enjoy it mitch.....and anyone else if anyone else looks

 

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Mitch529
GREAT NEWS! THE BRAIN IS DOING AWESOME!

First got it:

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Last update:

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now:

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enjoy it mitch.....and anyone else if anyone else looks

 

fts:

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Looking good, great recovery progress on the brain! The BTA looks like its doing good in your FTS

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x22hockey

looking good scott

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eklikewhoa

Nice looking tank!

 

Sweet upgrade with the MH too!

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avalanche1201
Looking good, great recovery progress on the brain! The BTA looks like its doing good in your FTS

 

thanks, It seems like it stretching towards the light a lot...im 99% sure the light trade is going to go through

 

Nice looking tank!

 

Sweet upgrade with the MH too!

 

 

thanks a lot. Yea Im pretty excited on the light upgrade, It will create a lot of opportunities for me w/ future corals and clams etc...plus I can get the open tank look w/o the light on top of there

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***UPDATE***

 

so I moved most of the coral from my 3gal tank into the 24g b/c I just got a mantis...O yea, and I also moved a piece of rock. Pics of the mantis to come later if anyone is interested

 

 

and Ill get some new pics once I have the new frags all laid out, should be nice :)

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visual confirmation on the tiger pistol....he's looking awesome. I made a new mix of food tonight...some mysis, brine, clam, cycopleeze. He came right out of his home, hes never done that before for just the mysis.

 

Fed my green BTA a nice silverside piece as well as the brain, so all is happy

 

the tank went crazy when I added the new food

 

also most of the corals are opening so pics tonight

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shaz1971

Tank is looking sweet. I like your BTA, will def get one. I also like your rubble cup, went to Lowes last night and picked up some egg crate and aquarium safe adhesive. Found a nylon bag that I am thinking of using for the rubble, come check out my thread and see if it make sense. http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=134937

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avalanche1201

FTS (need to get better at these)

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BTA:

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Shroom from 3gal:

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corals from 3gal:

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Ric from 3gal:

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zoa kind of garden:

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Brain (getting better everyday, ate a nice silver side chunk today):

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avalanche1201

Hermit close up

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Some shots from tonight

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avalanche1201

top down of a clown....these guys never stay still

 

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hecsrt-4

Tank is coming along nicely.

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avalanche1201

Got a new firefish today as well as an Acro from my roommate. No pics of the acro or a new FTS but here are some shots of the firefish with the clowns in a few of em...I know the pics suck...need to get some risers for my tripod so I can get better, stiller shots...and I need to work the colors out, but here they are *end rambling*

 

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shaz1971

nice firefish, cant wait to add some fishies to my tank.

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avalanche1201
nice firefish, cant wait to add some fishies to my tank.

 

thanks, he was out and about the first day, next day he was hiding in back of the tank. I fed and he came out of his spot looking for some drifting food, there seems to be a good amount of pods and stuff in the tank, so I hope he can make it through this thanksgiving weekend...hell I hope both my tanks make it through, my roommate should top of friday for me when he checks in on them, so hope all goes well

 

Damn hope he makes it though, they are sweet little fish

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So everything survived the thanksgiving weekend. However, I have not seen my fire fish for two days...I hope he is alright, such an awesome fish I would hate for him to be dead.

 

Some other tank news...I have made some updates, however, the tank is looking very ghetto-reffic. A bunch of tubes and plastic are visible above the tank as well behind the tank b/c I have set up an ATO from aquahub.com I have also moved the cheato from the display to the rear chambers and have removed filter floss for the time being. I am planning on creating a "box" for my MJ 1200's so I can have cheato on one side and LR Rubble on the other. The box will be made of egg crate to help protect the MJ 1200 from the cheato, although they both have screens on them...I guess enough rambling and here are some pics...

 

ATO Tube coming up the back of the tank (w/ and w/o flash)

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ATO input

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Horrible Float switch picture (i really need to figure out the color balance on this thing)

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Fuge mod (forgot to take pic of it w/o the light on back w/o and w/ flash)

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Night FTS (like these going to try to get more of them)

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and what are these things? I have them in both my 24 (display and rear) and in my AC50 in my 3gal

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MitchReef

Those are Synchoid sponges...also called Q-Tip sponges....I don't kbnow much about them, except that they can take over....I have a few in my 2 gallon Zoa Garden.....

 

If you can find out anything about them, please post it here, or PM me....I would search, but have NO TIME in my life right now....

 

BTW....OUTSTANDING looking work...

 

Mitch

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Thanks Mitch. I can't seem to find a lot about them except that they are harmless.

 

So I moved the cheato ball that was in the tank and bam! that's were I guess the main entrance for my pistol shrimp is b/c I have seen him poking out every now and then, the most I have ever seen him.

 

The Fire fish also hides back in that corner, he was out a minute ago..so all is well

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huge updates! Got a new fish for my Pistol shrimp...a Yellow watchman goby, I hope they meet up and pair up. Got a black sun coral frag..and my roommate gave me a monti cap w/ blue polyps...just need to find a place to hold it before I can mount it for good

 

O! also i FINALLY got some piping to set up a stand for a pendant light..so I will be upgrading to a 175w MH pendant in a few days! YES! a clam is the neat future!

 

edit: pics later tonight

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Picture of the new light holder...it will be painted black and drilled for the future light once I am home...for now its ghetto-riffic:

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new yellow watchman acclimating:

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pistol shrimp...this was taken one handed w/o looking through the screen b/c there is another tank right next to this one..i think its pretty good

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