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Spencer's Sexy Small Polyped Sixty: From Frags to Riches (Retired)

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Spencer7

hey

Haha, hey man

 

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Squared

no tank pics, just gifs? lol

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Spencer7

no tank pics, just gifs? lol

I mean...they're pretty much the same thing...

 

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Spencer7

Hey peeps, I'm still alive.

 

Enjoying summer, working, getting ready for college. (Met a girl ;D )

 

Took down the tank o: since I wasn't gonna have it up for college. It was getting ugly xD since I wasn't giving it much love.

 

Still keeping up the freshwater though! It's a lot cheaper and takes about an hour of maintenance every two weeks lol.

You can check that out here <--

 

I had a lotta fun with the tank, saw some corals get pretty big, got the chance to care for a whole bunch of amazing fish. I will certainly get another saltwater tank after college!

 

Thank you for all your support and interest! Let me know if you have any questions or want advice about something!

 

-S :)

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Doing great at UConn!

 

For those curious:

Class of 2019, Material Science and Engineering Major, Honors Program

Also named a STEM Scholar, which was amazing!

 

Heavy science course load, staying in shape and keeping on top of my academics :)

 

That girl and I are still going strong...and she wants to become a hobbyist! O:

Say good bye to the wife factor if we got that far lol.

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RollaJase

Congrats Spencer :).

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I sketched a aquarium recently and just thought I'd post it here for fun :3

 

I'm not an artist lol, don't really sketch ever, never been taught. The sketch was inspired by Mizune's tank recently featured on RB.

 

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Reefkid88

Only if it was the reel thing... Smh. But great sketch,nonetheless !!

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Spencer7

What schooling fish do you guys think I should put in my ADA tank?

 

Pygmy rasbora vs. harlequin rasbora vs. Beckford's pencilfish vs. ember tetra ?

 

I favor pygmy's but my tank may be a bit bright for them.

Tight school preferable ofc.

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Tamberav

Oh! Hi there! 

 

How about Chili rasbora

 

 

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Ratvan

I'm partial to the pencilfish myself

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I went with Pygmy Rasbora's and they were ultra small and delicate. Did not ship well I'm afraid. 20% DOA and then 80% mortality in first 48 hours. I'd rather just go with Harlequin rasbora's next time and save myself the money.

 

NEWS - Due to a career change (going to grad school), I will soon be "locked into" a city for a long enough time to justify setting up a saltwater tank! I didn't set one up in Alabama because I wasn't planning to settle here...excited to get back into SPS with a high tech nano tank.

 

High tech so it can autopilot for a week or two. Small because I'll still probably move around apartments.

 

Maybe Red Sea Reefer 170? 

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What do people think about the Aquaforest 1-2-3 system in comparison to the Red Sea or Trident systems? (particularly for SPS)

 

Currently thinking:

- RS Reefer 170 

- Mitras LX7

- GHL Doser 2.1 

- Two 330 Maxspect Gyre's 

- Return...maybe Varios-2? A bit expensive but I don't see Sicce getting much love. 

 

I'm thinking about going skimmer-less (I think I'll need the nutrients) but, if I change my mind, maybe Bubble Magnus C5. 

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Reefkid88

I'm a RS fanboy,I have always loved it. I honestly haven't seen THAT many people use AF stuff. I despised their reef salt,but that is just me. 

 

 The rest of the stuff sounds perfect though. 

 

 I also can't lie,I always forget you even have an account here anymore lmao. Forever disappearing then popping back up for a few days then vanish again 

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1 hour ago, Reefkid88 said:

I'm a RS fanboy,I have always loved it. I honestly haven't seen THAT many people use AF stuff. I despised their reef salt,but that is just me. 

 

 The rest of the stuff sounds perfect though. 

 

 I also can't lie,I always forget you even have an account here anymore lmao. Forever disappearing then popping back up for a few days then vanish again 

I've seen a couple AF acro systems with good results but I have no reason to doubt the RS system. I just want to make sure I actually use the salt that goes with the additives (makes sense).

 

And fair enough lol. I stopped being active daily once I broke down my last "real" tank (this thread) - the simple tank I had during college (which was back home) wasn't worth posting and this isn't the site for freshwater system I have up now. Imma stop by your threads now and see what's up. 😄 

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Reefkid88

Oh I have too. R2R has a few I have seen. I'm personally not a fan,but I can't take away from the success stories. I just know what works for me in the past. 

 

 I remember this tank,the college tank and was there a nano at one point and time ?! Psht,I have nothing going on. I JUST moved 2 weeks ago,had another baby last Wednesday so my pico is sitting empty at the moment. 

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On 4/20/2020 at 8:44 PM, Reefkid88 said:

Oh I have too. R2R has a few I have seen. I'm personally not a fan,but I can't take away from the success stories. I just know what works for me in the past. 

 

 I remember this tank,the college tank and was there a nano at one point and time ?! Psht,I have nothing going on. I JUST moved 2 weeks ago,had another baby last Wednesday so my pico is sitting empty at the moment. 

Sounds like no sleep. Maybe I use RS CP salt and try the Triton 1, 2, 3a, 3b system.

 

What do you guys think of my updated signature? Figured if I start being active again, I better work on my branding lol. 

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1. Recommendations for a container with a rectangular base and good lid?

Looking for something that will easily transport in the back of my car, I can cycle rock in and I can mix water in (maybe ~20g volume?)

https://www.homedepot.com/p/HDX-27-Gal-Tough-Storage-Bin-in-Black-HDX27GONLINE-5/205978361 ? 

 

2. Recommendations for some gnarly skinny/small rock pieces? Closest thing I found was Shapes LifeRock but it has mixed reviews with it dissolving in some people's tanks.

Talking 4-10" long with as many gnarls and twists as possible (likely try out Polymorph to form my bonsai-type structure).

 

Preemptively, I think it would be "a little much" to buy rubble and secure e.g. 40 pieces together lol

 

 

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Some pics I found on a SD card from my college tank...

Love blue-striped pipes 

 

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