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Penny's Lane-A BC29 Journey

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There're Here! There're Here! So here's what $300.00 worth of corals, frags and nudibranchs look like

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Aiptaisia Eating Nudibranchs

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Acclimating

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drip acclimating the nudibranchs and tube anemone

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Nice, looking forward to pictures once you get them in the tank and settled in!

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Nice, looking forward to pictures once you get them in the tank and settled in!

 

me too!

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I am Jelly! :wub:

Nice score :)

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so I'm feeling a little frustrated. Can't decide where to put any of my new corals so for the most part they are all still sitting on the sand. The $45 worth of nudibranchs that i bought to take care of the aiptaiisa have not so much as eaten a single one and they (the aiptasa) are multiplying. My candy cane that I bought a couple of months ago is not doing so well, and my urchins are picking anything light enough for them to carry. Sometimes I feel the only thing growing is some hair algae aiptaisa and GD xenia!

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so I'm feeling a little frustrated. Can't decide where to put any of my new corals so for the most part they are all still sitting on the sand. The $45 worth of nudibranchs that i bought to take care of the aiptaiisa have not so much as eaten a single one and they (the aiptasa) are multiplying. My candy cane that I bought a couple of months ago is not doing so well, and my urchins are picking anything light enough for them to carry. Sometimes I feel the only thing growing is some hair algae aiptaisa and GD xenia!

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Be patient with the Berghias. I bought 8, I saw them eat an aiptaisa the first night, then for 3 or four weeks, nothing. I thought they died. then all of a sudden I noticed they cleared one whole side of the tank. It's not those berghies that will do the job, but their offspring. The aiptasia will continue to multiply, but once the Berghias get going and breeding, the aiptaisa won't be able to outbreed them and one day, you'll have no aiptasia! Do you have any wrasses by chance? I did read that they could be a predator for the berghias.

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Looks beautiful!

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Thanks for the encouragement. Haven't seen any of the berghias in over a week and I fear my diedemma ate them, although lisa from salty underground said she didn't think it would. No wrasses.

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Unfortunately, mine just kinda disappeared too when I had it in the 34, so I understand.

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Unfortunately, mine just kinda disappeared too when I had it in the 34, so I understand.

 

did they ever do their job?

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did they ever do their job?

 

A little in the beginning.

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I'm thinking of trying to relocate myth RFA's to front and center and making that role left lower side a dedicated Zoa garden. The Duncan that is currently front and center will be moved up (stupid urchins got to them last night :furious: ) and I think I am giving up on the suns that are tucked back in the middle. Will the Nems get enough light in the middle, or will they be too shaded by things above. I don't think I like where the rhodactis colony is but having a hard time coming up with a place for it. Also, I'm thinking I still have too much hammer. Any thought/opinions?

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Here's a thought...can I epoxy the rhodactis rock vertically on the side right next to the green shrooms? won't really be visible from the front but will from the side

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Heading to the LFS. Really, I just need water. In and out. Mwahaaaaaa...

 

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also picked up a blood shrimp and two emerald crabs.

 

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Having a little bit of an algae bloom, as well as diatoms settling on the sand. Picked up some GFO and carbon. Going to switch out my Chemipure blue and try the GFO carbon for a while. Changed the settings on my lights to run shorter and 10% less intense. Cutting back on feeding. Switching from synthetic salt back to natural sea salt. I really only switched to the synthetic to help with calcium levels, but since I have to dose calcium anyway I might as well go back to nature. Not sure what eats my calcium anyway, nothing in there that should be consuming it so much

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Just a quick update. Did some rearranging today. Was suppose to be minimal just so I could get some of my newer corals off of the sand, but you move one little thing, which means you have to move something else, which leads to...will try to get a new pick up tomorrow when everything is done being pissed off at me.

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I hate that...Had things looking good...well...I know how ya feel Penny

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You make it sound like it was completely rearranged. Is that what ended happening?

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You make it sound like it was completely rearranged. Is that what ended happening?

 

almost. The whole right side is changed. I'll try to get a pic posted

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PENNY! I LOVE! :wub: your Tank!! Everything is so beautiful! I am just JELLY!

Nice job!

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so i moved the hammer up. It's way too big! moved the scans around to be able to put some of my Zoas in front. Moved the pink mushroom rock back down-It's an awkward fit wherever I put it. Moved the pipe organ front and center b/c it's so pretty. Had planned to move the toad up and back b/c it is hiding a RFA, but my clown has decided to claim it.


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so i moved the hammer up. It's way too big! moved the scans around to be able to put some of my Zoas in front. Moved the pink mushroom rock back down-It's an awkward fit wherever I put it. Moved the pipe organ front and center b/c it's so pretty. Had planned to move the toad up and back b/c it is hiding a RFA, but my clown has decided to claim it.

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lmao! Clowns are so damn demanding ;):PB)

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This is the view from the left. The torch will eventually be moved up, but right now it seems happy on the sand. The RFA put himself where he is, as did the anemone. I was worried that it might cause harm to the Zoas, but they seem ok.

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This is the right side. I have a lot of dead space that I don't like. If I put corals there, they will hardly be seen. I tried moving the base rock back more, but things started falling and I was getting tired so I just left it. I'm thinking the base rock is too vertical. My thought was that the mushrooms would eventually take over, but they have not cooperated thus far.

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And speaking of mushrooms...remember the shroom that spit out it's own guts? This what it looks like now. Not so good

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lmao! Clowns are so damn demanding ;):PB)

I love that he goes in it. It's so cute. Sometimes he hangs out under it too.

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