Nemo Niblets

The Acro Haven + Ricordea Garden

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NEW TANK! Got it at a steal and couldn't resist.

 

Tank: Nanocube 28

Light: 250w DE Lumenmax 3 HQI w/ Icecap 250w ballast and EVC 20k 250w bulb as of March 17, 2010

Skimmer: Warner Marine H1 HOB

Flow: Two Maxi-jet 1200s for return, and 1 Vortech MP10.

 

30 lbs. Fiji Pink, 20lbs. Fiji Pick premium, making a 3.5-4 inch sandbed.

 

30 lbs. Rock

 

PLANS

SPS dominated reef... Monti caps on the back right corner, acros everywhere I can cram, with ricordeas and zoas on the lower rockwork. A couple things on the sandbed, but not much to clutter it up. I wanted more of a bonsai, clean look but it was too difficult. :P

 

I'm going to go with a bluespot jawfish, two clowns, and maybe a one or even a pair of blennies of diver's den.

 

FTS 5-13-10

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FTS 4-25-2010

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FTS 3-21-10

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FTS 3-4-10 (Corals moved + added)

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FTS 2-22-10

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MP10 B) Can you see the pods on the glass?

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Top

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Bottom Left

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Left Side (The monti's are temporary, need to break them up and glue em on the back wall)

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Right Side

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Ric garden (To be filled)

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Pink Digitata (On the sand temporarily)

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Chalice (Ready to grow)

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Green Slimer

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Lovely rics

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Lovely rics

Thanks Stevie. You make my rics worth it :happydance:

 

You're still the man.

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Looking real nice so far!

 

***watching***

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dude how do u afford all this stuff!!?? thought you were a teen :P

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Looking real nice so far!

 

***watching***

 

Whee first person to ever watch one of my tanks!

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Local frag swap today... thank goodness I've been saving up for a while... :)

 

Needs to be organized. I had too much to do today after the swap, so they are just sitting on the sand.

 

Blue Boa Aussie Echinata from Wet Thumb Frags (Yes, the real deal!! I can't believe I found one. The structure of these is amazing.)

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Efflo. Can't get the pretty green color with my camera... no clue why. So much nicer in real life.

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Aussie Valida, purple w/ green tips. From wetthumbfrags.

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Acro. Forgot the name... Horrida? I'll remember eventually. It looks like it's gonna color up.

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Maxima from Wet Thumb Frags

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Crocea from Reefkoi (The top down shot of this thing is so much nicer.. couldn't get one though :))

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Also, I got 15 ricordeas, two acans, some zoas, and two tiny watermelon chalices. More pics tomorrow.

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I didn't know you got another tank. I thought when you said nanocube, I just thought you were referring to an old tank before your biocube. It's looking pretty good. Those are some nice acros you just added. You're off to a faster start than I am. How'd you get it to cycle so fast? You already have two clams in there. Did you get that crocea that's on reef koi right now that's marked sold out? I am wondering how long to let my tank cycle before I start adding. It's not really a new tank. I just cleaned it up. I was going for a bonsai, cleaner less cluttered look too but I couldn't resist adding more rocks. More rocks, more room for stuff.

 

Anyway good start. Can't wait to see it develop.

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lookin good. looks like you went crazy at nextwave haha. I'll post a tank journal soon!

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Those Rics are freaking sweet. Great looking frags all around. I want a clam :(

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Thats ridiculously ballerific!

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I didn't know you got another tank. I thought when you said nanocube, I just thought you were referring to an old tank before your biocube. It's looking pretty good. Those are some nice acros you just added. You're off to a faster start than I am. How'd you get it to cycle so fast? You already have two clams in there. Did you get that crocea that's on reef koi right now that's marked sold out? I am wondering how long to let my tank cycle before I start adding. It's not really a new tank. I just cleaned it up. I was going for a bonsai, cleaner less cluttered look too but I couldn't resist adding more rocks. More rocks, more room for stuff.

 

Anyway good start. Can't wait to see it develop.

 

Well I got all the LR from the LFS I work at... the rock is super established and I hadn't had a tank thread for the first month of it's life. So it's pretty stable.

 

Reefkoi was at the frag swap so I got some great deals. I was going for a bonsai-ish look, but it was just too hard. The rock isn't a normal rock wall though, and theres lots of room for SPS. The best SPS tanks don't really have special aquascape either, just a couple mounds. If I was doing LPS and softies I woulda scaped it different.

 

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Thats ridiculously ballerific!

 

Hallelujah!

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lookin good. looks like you went crazy at nextwave haha. I'll post a tank journal soon!

 

Yeah, i did... Can't wait. You got the Neo Nano right?

 

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Check out my new sig! Violinist did it for me. He's the jank.

 

Just to clarify, that is NOT my baby.

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yessir. ill tell you what though. DSA lied about the dimensions. its actually 24 x 24 x 12 instead of 14" high. oh well

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You found the photo of my child!

 

This thread needs a FTS shot...

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man do i want that valida!

 

~subscribed~

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I love the shape of the rock. This tanks has a ton of potential. Looking forward to seeing future progress. Where did you get your rics from? Really nice!

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I love the shape of the rock. This tanks has a ton of potential. Looking forward to seeing future progress. Where did you get your rics from? Really nice!

 

Reef pets and coral universe. I like the shape too. I just glued the efflo to the rock and some monti caps. Still have some rearranging to do. I'll get an updated FTS soon.

 

You found the photo of my child!

 

This thread needs a FTS shot...

I'll trade my acans for your baby!

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WHat is up with that baby?Tank is looking good.Need a new FTS

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WHat is up with that baby?Tank is looking good.Need a new FTS

 

The baby is the bomb.

 

The tank is too cluttered for a FTS. Maybe tonight or tomorrow. Need to organize and glue the corals, etc.

 

Over 30 rics now :)

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I positioned this efflo so it can continue to table outwards.. Much brighter green in real life..

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Purple monti digitata. I split a colony with a reefer... only 25 bucks for this big piece. This was the duller half, but it'll color up quick.

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MONTI CAPS!!

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Very nice mate love it!

 

Ric heaven.

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