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Scorched

Great tank CenCal. I'm jealous of your torches. I've tried for years to have green tip or aussie golds and none of them have lasted more than a few months.

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On 1/16/2017 at 11:42 AM, Scorched said:

Great tank CenCal. I'm jealous of your torches. I've tried for years to have green tip or aussie golds and none of them have lasted more than a few months.

Man this tank exploded in growth but due to my negligence during grad school I either sold it off or it died 😞 it’s just my clowns, rocks, and hermits currently. Went through a huge aptasia problem, I’ll post pics of where it was and where it’s at currently!

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So this is the tank as it stands, a shallow reef is in the works yet again but thinking about making this primarily a nem tank and only have the clowns and maybe one more addition such as a TSB or another Midas Blenny. I need to do a water change and eradicate that lonesome aptasia! Stay tuned! Btw when I find time I think I shall raise that fry from my clowns, davinci grade A x Darwin misbar 😝

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Took down the kessil as I had a few blues burned out and put up this AI prime I had sitting around, in person it’s not so washed out with the blues but it’s also my ramping down time soooo 😉

 

currently looking for the perfect pieces, haven’t found anything worth the price tag yet! What happened to all the decent priced nems? 3 years ago you could buy an RBTA for $60 on live aquaria and now they’re $360🤯

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ANNNNND it’s begun. Just got this beauty today. Seems it’s gonna be as nice as my last one 🤨

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So this saltwater addiction is already hitting hard, just purchased an ultra rainbow off of a fellow reefer on another forum. Should be a really nice piece to add to the tank, will post pics on Tuesday but for now enjoy!

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Got a couple new additions😉

 

more pics to come as the new nem settles in!

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Btw does anyone else mix their saltwater with a backup Mp10?! I must admit it makes water changes so easy and fast! And another shot of the nem because it’s bananas😁

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ninjamyst

I use a 500gph pump I got off amazon for $10.  

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6 hours ago, ninjamyst said:

I use a 500gph pump I got off amazon for $10.  

Haha you’re the real winner here, I dig it. I’ve thought about selling this Mp10 too, idk lol

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Ok time for quality pics, anyone have tips for an iPhone XR? I swear my iPhone X took better pics! But enjoy!

 

 

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Made a short film, in all the new BTA is happy as can be, my little damsel gets harassed by my mama clown but they’ve toned it down. I’m gonna see if they’ll be able to co-exist but I really love the damsel and it’s a juvenile so it should color up to an orange with a neon blue stripe. All in all tank is doing great, being selective in pieces as far as coral goes. Looking for birds nest and stylo along with some nice zoas for the left side. Funny how gsp feels hard to come by now, stuff used to be free lol my right side will be BTA grow out and garden I think. Idk this hobby makes me want everything 😂
 

 

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Picked up a little sixline wrasse and a frag of gsp from the LFS yesterday, really want torches again but they’re too much for my liking😪 

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Also shout out to @Cultivated Reef for this order! Can’t wait to see what I receive 😁 fingers crossed for a nice birdsnest or stylo!

 

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also picked up another reef cleaner package from John over at reef cleaners!

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Goodies came in yesterday! And also on another note, my ultra rainbow split yesterday evening 😅

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Christopher Marks

Great new additions @CenCalReef! Any photos of the split?

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Addinali

I'm jealous of the split. Tank looks good btw

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4 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Great new additions @CenCalReef! Any photos of the split?

I wish I would’ve snapped a few photos yesterday! It looked partially deflated but as the evening went on I realized it was splitting. The next event I’ll try and take a few pictures. I did capture one of the splits still forming its mouth if you look closely!

 

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4 hours ago, Addinali said:

I'm jealous of the split. Tank looks good btw

Thank you! Trying to get this beauty back on track, funny thing is it appears I’m going through an algae bloom since moving my tank over. All Params are back in balance but I accidentally introduced some fine hair algae into my system so a clean up clue will be here by Friday latest. The algae isn’t an eye sore (small short patches) or detrimental but certainly noticeable lol 

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Here’s a close up of my other BTA, not as nice but I like the orange hue that’s coming through. Hoping to cover the rocks to the right in BTAs and go more mixed on the left. I’m not sure yet though, thinking about a full blown mixed reef.

 

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Matteo

Looking good bro! 

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57 minutes ago, Matteo said:

Looking good bro! 

Thanks man! Still getting used to this AI prime lol decided to leave the settings alone for a bit

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Cleaned my sump a couple days ago! Should’ve took a before picture but it was gunky😅

 

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Dialed in my skimmer to pull some nasty out, want to get more of a dry skimmate 

 

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Also received my clean up crew! Getting them acclimated now and will post pics when everything settles in, also purchased a nice piece of chaeto, time to grow this stuff out again🙌🏼

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Picked up some nice pieces from a couple of local reefers today! More pics to come tomorrow but until then a couple of shitty quick pics😅5E951594-39B1-40A9-B9E1-E4A682EE4CEE.thumb.jpeg.bba0b255700459de834e2815ce2e3719.jpeg35D30889-4C38-45B9-BF22-1E54938B7639.thumb.jpeg.12a7ec38319181dd29b094ddfb386865.jpeg54A9A9CC-20DE-49C7-AB66-C277846E0684.thumb.jpeg.279242a3d12a4e51ee72ecbfc12f0cc5.jpegE9176D00-0C91-4FE4-BE70-948A56EC0235.thumb.jpeg.a8fe295c20f29d05276f7fba17ee057e.jpeg

 

one of my nems decided to move as well🙄 had a change of heart and going full mixed reef, Sooo taking my bubble tip that moved to the LFS and keeping the ultra BTA. Alsoooo, peep the new torch, can’t wait for it to open up!3D11FCC8-3060-404A-A16B-34222082CD10.thumb.jpeg.34df8547c290f6a0945b8d3859b3e81a.jpegE96C7424-8A7E-4FD3-98A7-5EA6C29D8E68.thumb.jpeg.51492b8e5eb44ae176afbf4625788141.jpeg

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