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Nick's Reef

Gel super glue, loctite is good but expensive I use stuff you can get at HD for $5 for a dozen tubes.

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Ok well I don't know if it is because I have placed it in a nice shade area or if it's different food, but the brain is now showing some signs of life! I has swelled (although not a lot but a little) off and on the entire afternoon. Now my next question is after some time will it regain its color? Would it be slow or all varying?

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Nick's Reef

Well when I bleached out my Tyree LE Sunset monti it regained color in a few days, but LPS are different and it probably will take weeks if not months. It will probably get a bit of color in certain places then after awhile regain it everywhere. As in it's not just magically going to get all it's color back in a month, it will slowly regain it bit by bit.

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Ok been a while. So here is a picture intensive update! Enjoy and thanks for looking!!

 

 

Crab saying "Hi"

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Got these zoa's for only $25!

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More Zoa's

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Kenya Tree Coral

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Yellow Polyps:

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Xenia:

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Plate Coral:

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FISH:

Blue & Gold Blenny:

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Lawnmower Blenny:

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Wrasse & Clown:

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FTS:

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Kylebeano

corals are looking happy, and i noticed a little coraline growing as well.

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So I noticed that the gold and blue blenny enjoys perching on my toadstool and it doesn't seem to mind it!

 

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Ok I decided to get rid of my false perc and get a maroon. Only took me about five mins to get the false perc out of the tank which I was surprised about. Funny story: When I went to take him out of the bag after I was finish acclimating him... He wouldn't leave his nem. So I had to move him with him still in the nem. Well here are some pics of the little guy in his new home! Enjoy!

 

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Well tonight I finally did what I've been wanting to do for a while now.... change my scape and add a little more rock. I hoping and praying that I didn't start a mini cycle but adding some rock (and yes i added cured live rock). I'll be monitoring all my params religiously for the next couple of days or week. But let me know what you all think of the new scape! And sorry for the pic quality.... did it in a rush. I also got rid of my diamond goby.... replaced him with a yellow watchman. He's so cute and tiny!

 

Full Tank Shot

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Left Side View

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nkUnleashed

Looks awesome! I really like that new LR, and the new 'scape. Now you gotta fill that bad boy with some monty and some SPS. It was nice to meet you in the studio this weekend too. :)

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treygarz

A little help here please... I would love to start adding some things with more vibrant colors and some things that branch (i.e. birds nest). With my stock lighting what types of coral should I be looking at?

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Spickerson

Easiest to manage would be xenia, or if you like the look, hammer or frogspawn.

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treygarz

yeah I already plan on getting a frogspawn on the next trip to the LFS.... but i'm thinking more along the lines of hard, branching coral similar to birds nest...

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just picked up a nice Tubastrea (sun coral)! Acclimating now and will get some pics up when I can! Also picked up some a monti cap frag. Pics to come

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Here are some fairly decent pics of the sun coral that I got this past weekend! Let me know what you think! Enjoy!

 

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Psychosis

Man I'm glad I found your tank. I really, truely love the scape. I don't know why I like it so much, but I do.

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treygarz
Man I'm glad I found your tank. I really, truely love the scape. I don't know why I like it so much, but I do.

 

Thanks for the comment! I love my rock work as well! Took a little while to get there though!

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krakoski

how much did you pay for the sun coral. im trying to get a good deal on one, just wondering wat other people are paying. there was a frag half that size at my lfs for 100 bucks.

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Gerber77

Sun Coral looks sweet and so does YWG.

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treygarz
how much did you pay for the sun coral. im trying to get a good deal on one, just wondering wat other people are paying. there was a frag half that size at my lfs for 100 bucks.

 

 

I paid $60 for them at my LFS. I think I basically stole it off of them considering what other people have paid for them. Just make sure you keep in mind the amount of time needed to feed them everyday when you first get them! But they are awesome and you'll love them! Now on the other hand my LFS had some dendros that were either $40 or $50 per head. They look similar to sun but more expensive so just double check that they have them labeled right!

 

 

Sun Coral looks sweet and so does YWG.

 

Thanks! The YWG is so much smaller than he appears to be :)

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Ok so I'm starting to look at upgrades to my lighting on my AP24.

 

I think I have it narrowed down to 2 Current lights:

 

SUndial HQI Pendant 10k

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Sunpod HQI 14K

 

I like how the Sundial has dual actinics but doesn't have the blue led's as the sunpod. The Sundial has built in timers where the Sunpod doesn't. So I am a little stuck on which I should probably go for. Any help or other suggestions would be great!

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JonathanS

Nice ap24, I was thinkin bought upgradin my lightin too. I just did my yearly light bulb change in January. I am intrested to see what you do. Check out my ap thread

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treygarz

I think I have decided to go with the 20" sunpod. I've heard nothing but great things about it!

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JonathanS
I think I have decided to go with the 20" sunpod. I've heard nothing but great things about it!

 

 

Good choice.

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mattdog
Good choice.

 

Yeah...you'll be happy with it. Performs well, all the LED's and MH's can be timed separately. If you get the 150w, I haven't seen any temperature issues. After I changed out the bulb, my corals are growing like crazy.

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My Sunpod just got here! And is sitting nicely on top of my tank!!!!! Would it be best to acclimate everything to the light? 1 hr increment each day??

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