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kimberbee

This little tank looks amazing!!

Why, thank you sir! :flower:

 

I love your crab. I'll have to get some. I got one, he was really tiny, thought he molted, it wasn't, he passed so I'm hoping to get some at one point. It stinks I have to order everything, they don't carry crabs around here.

Same here - I do a lot of ordering online. I don't really like it. Especially now when the weather is getting colder. :(

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FlowerMama

Why, thank you sir! :flower:

 

Same here - I do a lot of ordering online. I don't really like it. Especially now when the weather is getting colder. :(

 

And it seems like no one has more then 1 or 2 porcelain crabs at a time but shipping fees!!!

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jstuver

Ooh very nice! I really like the simple look of just the gorgonians with the anemones.

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vlangel

Ooh very nice! I really like the simple look of just the gorgonians with the anemones.

^Agreed!

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kimberbee

Ooh very nice! I really like the simple look of just the gorgonians with the anemones.

^Agreed!

 

Thanks! That was the look I was going for - My other tank is a mashup of many coral varieties, so I wanted to keep this one simple.

 

A min update to beat those Monday blues... I just ordered a snail bomb from ReefCleaners. I did not go with a cleaner package, cause I hate the dwarf ceriths. Instead, I got a mix of Florida ceriths, nassarius, and nerites to split between the two tanks. I am very, very overdue for a snail order, as each tank only has a couple of snails left from my last order over a year ago. And even then I only got 24 snails to split between my two tanks. This time I have about 40 coming my way. I really should get in the habit of refreshing my snails more often!

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ninjamyst

i have like 12 snails in my 75 gallon...hahah....

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gena

Looks great Kimber! Sorry about the losses. Are you going to get another PSW?

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Cencalfishguy56

Love this simple little tank! Definitely agree with gena, you need another PSW!! I love mine, cool little fish for sure

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kimberbee

Looks great Kimber! Sorry about the losses. Are you going to get another PSW?

Love this simple little tank! Definitely agree with gena, you need another PSW!! I love mine, cool little fish for sure

 

I'd love another PSW, as they are definitely awesome fish. The biggest problem though, is that I have never found one locally. To buy from Diver's Den (and they are available so infrequently) is pretty expensive. I wish there was another similar small, peaceful wrasse. I am considering a rainfordi goby, but again, another fish I haven't seen available local.

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Cencalfishguy56

 

I'd love another PSW, as they are definitely awesome fish. The biggest problem though, is that I have never found one locally. To buy from Diver's Den (and they are available so infrequently) is pretty expensive. I wish there was another similar small, peaceful wrasse. I am considering a rainfordi goby, but again, another fish I haven't seen available local.

id check DD weekly around this time, I got mine maybe a month ago and it seemed like consecutively for 2-3 weeeks they had them up for sale, it can be pricey but DD offers a piece of mind

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ninjamyst

Aquapros has Yellow banded Pygmy wrasse this week.

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kimberbee

Aquapros has Yellow banded Pygmy wrasse this week.

 

But that's sooooo far from me!!

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Nano sapiens

Very nice little setup! Porcelain Crab is always a great addition :)

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ninjamyst

But that's sooooo far from me!!

 

Laaaaazy
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gena

I'd love another PSW, as they are definitely awesome fish. The biggest problem though, is that I have never found one locally. To buy from Diver's Den (and they are available so infrequently) is pretty expensive. I wish there was another similar small, peaceful wrasse. I am considering a rainfordi goby, but again, another fish I haven't seen available local.

I think it's been 2 months since I put my request in locally. Maybe 3! I'll probably end up ordering from DD/LA. I want a helfrichi as well though I've since those cheaper ($60) locally before. I think they are easier to find.
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kimberbee

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BioCube and IM 40



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The Swap



My first tank was a BioCube 29 that I bought used in July 2014. I had the tank set up almost 2 years before moving and setting everything up in an IM 40. I really didn't like the depth for the IM 40, so after only 4 months, I swapped the tank out for a Lagoon 25. I love the tank so much more!



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The tank sits on a custom stand that my boyfriend helped me make. It is a functional piece that houses my cat's litter box in the bottom and has a shelf for all the electrical.



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For equipment I use the stock pump, a Neo-Therm heater, Smart ATO, inTank media basket, and a Nanobox Duo. I have an RW-4 to add for extra flow at some point, but I need to get a new power supply for it. Luckily, my corals don't seem to mind the low flow. I used new sand (about 15lbs), and used old rock I had epoxied together from ReefCleaners and used in the BioCube.



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I have had Lenny (boy) and Squiggy (girl) the clownfish since the biocube, so they are about 2 years old at this point. Over the past few weeks, Squiggy has decided that the duncan makes a great home. It's pretty adorable. There is also a cleaner shrimp in the tank named Rickety Cricket.



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I'm really enjoying how shallow the tank is - especially that I can look down on my corals so easily for a top down view. I have a few corals in the tank I need to get rid of - the sand bed is much more crowded than I'd like. Once I clear out a few things, I'd like to get another fish or two for the tank, but I'm looking for something a little unique.



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FlowerMama

Looking really nice!! All the coral look great together.

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ReefNewby82

Sweet tank! I personally have the IM25 also as a frag tank. Love the ease of maintenance, the depth, and top down viewing! Great tank :v)

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teenyreef

Awwwwwwww, Lenny and Squiggy look so cute :)

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vlangel

I really like the the IM25 and what you have done with it. Everything looks so full and happy.

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kimberbee

Awwwwwwww, Lenny and Squiggy look so cute :)

It's really cool how Squiggy has decided that the duncan is her home. But she doesn't let Lenny in yet. That pic of her in the duncan is actually all natural light. The tank is next to a South facing window, so it gets pretty good sun if it's a nice day out.

 

It's hard to get nice pictures though, because the room is a small room for my tanks, desk, craft cabinet and table, and a large plant rack. I might try to find some cheap white sheets or fabric to drape over things in the room so I can get nice clean looking pics from other angles. I cropped that duncan pic cause my bright green plant rack in the background is very distracting.

 

I really like the the IM25 and what you have done with it. Everything looks so full and happy.

Thanks! I plan to fill with mostly LPS, leathers, and a handful of SPS frags. All of my extra pieces are going to their new home today, so hopefully my sand bed will look cleaner. I just really like a more open look!

 

I'm really glad to get rid of so many Monti frags, I think they are sucking up all my nutrients. I used to be able to get away with a water change every other week, but the last few times I tried to stretch have it out, the SPS have looked unhappy. My water change night is usually Wednesday, but I need to prepare a few things for Thanksgiving, so I'll be getting a quick change done Thursday early morning.

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Sancho

I'm surprised your boy friend was on board with that weezer poster. :huh::lol:

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kimberbee

I'm surprised your boy friend was on board with that weezer poster. :huh::lol:

He really doesn't care what I do to "my room" as long as I don't trash it. He's even come to the rescue a few times when I've forgotten to fill my ATO container.

 

I asked him yesterday if he would be mad if I won a third tank in a contest. His response, "You're the one who has to take care of it, so what do I care?" :wub: I'm gonna keepthis one!

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kimberbee

Unhappy Monday to you all!!



For those of you paying attention, I posted elsewhere last night a horrible issue I found with my tank. I needed some quick input and I thank anyone who responded.



The story goes: I was pulling out corals to sell Sunday morning, and I dripped some water down the front of the tank like the clumsy person I am. When I went to carefully wipe the saltwater away, the paper towel I was using SLID UNDER THE TANK. No bueno!!



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Upon further inspection, the counter top I used is bowing side to side. This means most of the weight of my tank is on it's 4 corners. That's what I get for going the cheapest route at Menards. I had wanted a granite or corian top, but the cost seemed out of range.



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LESSON LEARNED!! Don't ever go the cheapest route. Maybe the second cheapest, but never the absolute cheapest.



New plan is to get a thick piece of plywood and some foam from Menards to make a temporary top - Nick is awesome and he has offered to do this for me as soon as he gets home this afternoon. I can get a custom sized corian top ordered and delivered from Menards, though they usually has a 2 -3 week lead time.

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vlangel

O no kimber, that is terrible but at least you caught it fairly quick and can now take action! Those moments when it first dawns on you what has happened can be sickening. I remember finding after dusting my 90 gallon that it had very slowly walked on its stand so that the back corner was no longer squarely on the stand! Now the AGA stands have the tank sit down in some instead of just on top so I am thinking its been a problem for others too. Anyway that feeling of panic was terrible.

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