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Telekinesis

I've been looking at Mr. Coral's stuff recently. It's always the shipping that gets me, but with as much as I pay around here locally I could probably save some cash by just buying a bunch of stuff over 125 and get free shipping from online dealers.

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I've been looking at Mr. Coral's stuff recently. It's always the shipping that gets me, but with as much as I pay around here locally I could probably save some cash by just buying a bunch of stuff over 125 and get free shipping from online dealers.

 

If you do it some from there, just make sure you dip them in a fresh water dip and a Lugols (sp?) solution. They have a tendency to come in with flatworms.

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Well I just got back from Wichita, picked up Loguol's solution, a Alkalinity (Salifert) test and this.....

 

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Well right now the firefish is in hiding back behind the rocks. I expected this, but here are today's test results.

 

Temp: 79.4

Salinity: 1.025

PH: 8.0 (lights hadn't been on long)

Ammonia: 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: 5

dKH: 6.7 (thinking this is a bit low)

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Well I noticed the firefish going after the pods in the tank, so I figured he was hungry, and sure enough, I put a tiny bit of mysis in there and he went nuts going after them. In fact he is still going after them.

 

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Well I'm not so concerned about the dKH today, test read 9.3.

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Picked this up today. Figured I can always add the DI at a later time. I was thinking I didn't want to have to be going to Walmart twice just to get water for my tank and my son's tank.

 

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A closer look.

 

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urbaneks

When my alk gets that high I start to see brown algae grow on my sand bed. I've found that if I keep it between 7.7 and 8.6 that there is no algae and the corals seem to be pleased.

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When my alk gets that high I start to see brown algae grow on my sand bed. I've found that if I keep it between 7.7 and 8.6 that there is no algae and the corals seem to be pleased.

 

I also could be doing the test wrong. I'll check it again at lunch today. :)

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Well my corals came today. Here are the pictures. At first they weren't too happy but just after a few hours they are already starting to come back out.

 

Here they are in the Lugol's dip.

 

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When they were first in the tank.

 

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Here they are starting to open. A couple more of the polyps have come out more since these were taken.

 

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Well the zoas seem to be happier today.

 

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Telekinesis

Love the new zoas! Looking good! Convincing me to order from Mr. Coral more and more. I got a new addition today, but they aren't ready for photos yet. =]

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Love the new zoas! Looking good! Convincing me to order from Mr. Coral more and more. I got a new addition today, but they aren't ready for photos yet. =]

 

I was actually surprised when they started opening a few hours after putting them in. :D

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Well I went to Wichita today to get salt and ended up picking up a small frag of zoas. Ok I think its official...I'm addicted.

 

Really unhappy zoa.

 

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The new zoas opened the next day. Now if I can just get my turbos to quit moving them I would be good. :)

 

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Pictures of the new corals.

 

Hammer

 

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Blue xenia (This came as a free frag.)

 

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An unhappy torch, but it was just put in there, I figure it will take awhile.

 

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Blue xenia on the bottom of the torch.

 

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Whole torch frag.

 

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Random picture of the zoas.

 

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Grumpydre

Looks good. Coming along nicely.

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Thanks. The torch did come out last night under the moonlights.

 

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The newest tank members.

 

2 Clowns

 

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I also got a serpent star, but he is in hiding right now.

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Since we are coming into spring, the tank is seeing about 1/2 hour of natural light in the evenings. I just thought you might like to see.

 

Blue Xenia in the sun.

 

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FTS

 

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DrReefer

Looking good rda! By the way, it's me Aquatic from LR. Just wait til you frag those Xenia and make a forest out of em!

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Looking good rda! By the way, it's me Aquatic from LR. Just wait til you frag those Xenia and make a forest out of em!

 

Actually there is a branch on the side of the rock that has doubled in size since I got it. This branch is promised to Zybergoby. :P

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Well I finally got the API reef test...then I realized that I forgot to get darn mag test. :( But here are today's test results.

 

Temp: 80.0

Specific Gravity: 1.023 (going to slowly raise this to 1.025)

Ph: 7.8 (don't know why this is so low today)

Ammonia: 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: 5

dKH: 8.6

Calcium: 400

Phosphate: 0

 

For LPS isn't 400 a little on the low side?

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When I picked up the test kits..I also got this little guy. :)

 

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I got a coral as well, but he is NOT happy right now. As soon as he opens back up I'll post picks.

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40+

Your hooked.... :lol:

 

Tank is looking great. Those clowns are neat.

 

Well done.

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