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Lambogriffin's evo 13.5

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Water added Nov 22 2019

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2x ocellaris clown

1x skunk cleaner shrimp

Xenia

Duncan

Gsp

Cabbage leather

CUC: 3x cerith, 2x astrea, 2x trochus, brittle star and spaghetti worm hitchhikers.

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Old tank thread.. RIP:

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Close ups :)

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vlangel

Nice. Cute goby and his shrimp is nifty too.

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Another month has passed :)

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I'm resurrecting my journal rather than starting a new one... sold the 15g probably in 2015. After moving around a bunch, I'm back at it, this time with an Evo 13.5. it got wet on nov 22, 2019, so I have quite a few pictures of progress

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Took some care with scaping, and had the idea to make legs for the bottom rock using hot glue so it wouldn't be on the glass. So far no issues, and it made placing the rocks exactly the way I wanted possible, easy, and safe for the glass and inhabitants.. my prediction is that since the hot glue bond is only working in compression it won't ever be an issue. I didn't find anything suggesting that cure hot glue would leach anything into the water, but it's also not exposed to the water column so I'm not worried about it.

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Don't like the idea of an ATO using a pump, so I made a gravity feeding ATO. has worked well so far.. the only thing I was worried about was the reservoir volume, but there is very little evaporation in the Evo with the covers on.

 

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Tank and cabinet.. both at the height of "the uglies"

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Tank and cabinet... On their way to not being ugly. Everything seems happier since I added the jebao slw-10.

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One of my trochus snails trying to get his life sorted out.. he was stuck on the "tread mill" for a few minutes before the video

 

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Excuse my clowns photo bombing.. I think my zoa's might have pox. those heads have been closed for a while, super tightly closed so it almost looks like there is no opening.. if you zoom in on them, it looks like there might be some white spots? Can see it with the camera better than naked eye.. Can anyone who's seen them confirm?

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Better picture w/ flash.. looks more obvious now.. frustrating because I look at them every day and it's really hard to discern with the naked eye..

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Zoa's: RIP. Didn't ID pox in time.. seemed to respond to treatment then got worse after a few days with almost all heads closed, and open ones showing signs of infections. Only casualty so far.

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Hitch hikers! 

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Which one's right tho? 🤦🏻‍♂️

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ninjamyst

Love the scape.

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natedg200202

Great looking tank! I like the rock work and the cabinet progress.  I'm going to be following in your footsteps shortly with an EVO 13.5. 

 

that is funny about the thermometers.  I have the coralife version that is many years old.  It reads low as well (compared to a newer version from another company).  I suspect it has to do with depleted battery?

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5 hours ago, natedg200202 said:

Great looking tank! I like the rock work and the cabinet progress.  I'm going to be following in your footsteps shortly with an EVO 13.5. 

 

that is funny about the thermometers.  I have the coralife version that is many years old.  It reads low as well (compared to a newer version from another company).  I suspect it has to do with depleted battery?

Thanks!  I was cooking my tank for a while because of that stupid thermometer. The new one is more in line with heater indicated temp. I also moved the heater to 1st chamber, I think it wasn't getting enough flow in pump chamber because of the way the water is diverted.

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Snails doing snail things. new ricordea.

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Refugium/chaeto reactor: engaged.. wasn't sure it was gonna do well.. already had to harvest, although it doesn't take much to pack that chamber full 😂

Also a fts of the long view

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ninjamyst

the ricordea is very bleached.  will be interesting to see what color it turns into when it recovers.  i see a hint of orange

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3 hours ago, ninjamyst said:

the ricordea is very bleached.  will be interesting to see what color it turns into when it recovers.  i see a hint of orange

How do you know it's bleached? It's is super colorful under actinic lighting, and there were multiple color variants around it, all seemed healthy.. I've never kept them and assumed it was just it's color.

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10 hours ago, lambogriffin said:

How do you know it's bleached? It's is super colorful under actinic lighting, and there were multiple color variants around it, all seemed healthy.. I've never kept them and assumed it was just it's color.

An orange ric should match the color of your clownfish.  Your photo shows very little color on the ricordea, just the outer skirts.  Each bubble should be bright orange.  

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