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Lisa166   

Hi all!

 

Things are looking good! The new stand is set up, and this week I will start the new tank! I hope to have it set up before thursday, as that is when I am going to go shopping with a fellowreefer. 

 

This is going to be the view from my bed/couch. I will be able to watch supernatural and my tank at the same time :)

 

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Lights on, not yet sure about the middle light. I also have a third stocklight which I could use there. But the stock lightning seems really blue to me. I had a fight with the stockpump, I have tried tp hook it up to the returnnuzzles(?) But simply could not.  Decided to go with my dennerle pump or my sparepump for the time.being.

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The old tank is still doing amazing. Especially when you take into account the filtration. It only has LR, and a small sponge that came with the stockfilter. Last WC was a week ago. 

Decided to check params, as I was sure the clowns should add a lot of bioload and thus was sure my trates and phates would have skyrocketed.

Nh3: 0

No3: 0

Po4: <0.03

Kh: 7 (raised to 8)

Mg: 1350

Ca: 395

 

And here is a pic of the old tank. Getting ready for being taken down. 

( @Lula_Mae, no more #SHADOW) 

I took the rock out, broke off the pillar from the bottom rock, rinsed with some SW and put it all back in.

 

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I should actually sleep, so a longer update will be here tomorrow. But I had to show you guys this! 

 

I am so so happy with this tank, its so pretty and way more silent then the other one! Today, I packed it all over. I used 1/3 of new, natural, salt water. The rest is just tank water. Two smaller pieces of rock will leave for a friends tank on thursday, the same day I will (most likely) also pick up some frags to start my ricordia garden. 

 

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Left side:

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View through left window

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Right side

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When watching from the couch:

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Im still in doubt about putting in coral grid or leaving it BB. I'll wait untill the excess rock is gone and I have my first new frags and decide then. 

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Tank looks great. Do you know where you are going to get the ricordia from?

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Lisa166   
6 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Tank looks great. Do you know where you are going to get the ricordia from?

A tankfriend has met someone with amazing amounts of frags. He supposedly also has ricordias. We will see thursday :)

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I may or may not be in love with this tank. I put in an eheim powerhead I still had (turnover is 20times tank amount/h) , as I could not get the stock pump connected. Its so silent! The only thing I hear is the sound of the timer that puts the lights on and off. 

 

Everything has been looking great so far. Except for one mushroom who just now decided to look very sad. 

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Rest is looking good:

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Guess what I'm looking at more, the tv or the tank? (Yes. That's supernatural)

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This was a few hours ago, mushroom still looked awesome

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Also, my clowns are fan of photobombing me. 

Attempts to make pictures of these nice corals:

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Attempts to make a pretty picture of Red. 

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And... the clown. 

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I'm not running any filtration atm. Besides the rock, that is. 

So if anybody knows why one of my corals is super sad while the rest is good. Lemme know :)

 

I'm also very tempted to go do the pico contest... 

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I would not worry about one mushie if everything else seems good. Any thing could have upset it, a snail or fish. Give it another day or 2. I  have  now have my tank next to the TV and it love it compared to when it was on the opposite side of the room.

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On 10/4/2017 at 2:12 PM, Lisa166 said:

I may or may not be in love with this tank. I put in an eheim powerhead I still had (turnover is 20times tank amount/h) , as I could not get the stock pump connected. Its so silent! The only thing I hear is the sound of the timer that puts the lights on and off. 

 

Everything has been looking great so far. Except for one mushroom who just now decided to look very sad. 

2017-10-04_07-59-41

 

Rest is looking good:

2017-10-04_08-00-12

 

Guess what I'm looking at more, the tv or the tank? (Yes. That's supernatural)

2017-10-04_07-56-35

 

This was a few hours ago, mushroom still looked awesome

IMG_20171004_162626

 

Also, my clowns are fan of photobombing me. 

Attempts to make pictures of these nice corals:

IMG_20171004_162507IMG_20171004_163533

 

Attempts to make a pretty picture of Red. 

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And... the clown. 

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I'm not running any filtration atm. Besides the rock, that is. 

So if anybody knows why one of my corals is super sad while the rest is good. Lemme know :)

 

I'm also very tempted to go do the pico contest... 

Wow, new tank looks incredible! :wub: Mushies can be moody, my husband is always pointing out when one of mine curls up an edge or whatever. :lol:

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Thanks @debbeach13 and @Lula_Mae

I am so happy as well!  Tomorrow i will be doing the tests (NH3 to be sure, NO3, PO4, Mg, KH and Ca) and maybe do a small WC. At least I will try to remove some detritus, you see everything with this bare bottom setup!

 

I had to change something in the scape when i got the new corals thursday, not yet fully satisfied but i will work on that tomorrow as well. I think i might also start a new thread for this new tank :)

First, lets look at the corals! 

 

Current FTS, not really happy with the scape on the right. But i have to find out how to change it. Maybe i will break down the rock with the ricordia in two pieces. 

 

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Left part, collection of zoas and a bright green coral (upper left of pic). The person I got the frags from threw it in as a present, so if anyone knows what it is... 

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Okay. Picture got turned :/ closeup of the green thing.

 

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This macro broke off. I think i will try to put it back tomorrow. And dont forget the photobombing clown

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Beautiful ricordia

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The ricordia and the second present i got, a bright red mushroom. It's not attached atm, but I keep putting it on the rocks like i did the first time with the purple one. This picture also shows the rock that the ricordia is attached to, it's awesome and came with a lot of hitchhikers (some small , blue sea stars and a few brittle stars!) But i am not sure how to fit it well. Any tips? 

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And last, but not  least, my cute dog. She's been under the weather due toa bad inflammation for the last week, but she is slowly getting better with the antibiotics and painkillers. 

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Lula_Mae   
3 minutes ago, Lisa166 said:

Thanks @debbeach13 and @Lula_Mae

I am so happy as well!  Tomorrow i will be doing the tests (NH3 to be sure, NO3, PO4, Mg, KH and Ca) and maybe do a small WC. At least I will try to remove some detritus, you see everything with this bare bottom setup!

 

I had to change something in the scape when i got the new corals thursday, not yet fully satisfied but i will work on that tomorrow as well. I think i might also start a new thread for this new tank :)

First, lets look at the corals! 

 

Current FTS, not really happy with the scape on the right. But i have to find out how to change it. Maybe i will break down the rock with the ricordia in two pieces. 

 

IMG_20171008_211622

Left part, collection of zoas and a bright green coral (upper left of pic). The person I got the frags from threw it in as a present, so if anyone knows what it is... 

2017-10-08_09-38-00

 

Okay. Picture got turned :/ closeup of the green thing.

 

IMG_20171008_211704

 

This macro broke off. I think i will try to put it back tomorrow. And dont forget the photobombing clown

IMG_20171008_211649

 

Beautiful ricordia

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The ricordia and the second present i got, a bright red mushroom. It's not attached atm, but I keep putting it on the rocks like i did the first time with the purple one. This picture also shows the rock that the ricordia is attached to, it's awesome and came with a lot of hitchhikers (some small , blue sea stars and a few brittle stars!) But i am not sure how to fit it well. Any tips? 

IMG_20171008_211627

 

 

And last, but not  least, my cute dog. She's been under the weather due toa bad inflammation for the last week, but she is slowly getting better with the antibiotics and painkillers. 

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The bright green looks like a candy cane/trumpet coral. The ricordea looks a lot like a hairy or frilly mushroom! Hope pup feels better soon!

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Thanks! @Lula_Mae, how do I see the difference between ricordia and a hairy mushroom? It got sold to me as a ricordia, but he also said it was part of the mushroom family? 

 

Yesterday ammonia, trates and phates were all at zero. Kh at 7, raised it to 8 again. After my exams (last week of october) i will start to measure it a few days in a row and then see how i can make a good dosing regime. Ca was 425, mg 1275 (bit low but i don't know how to raise it). 

 

Moonlight ricordia, you can't see on the pic but it looks bright green. 

 

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Moonlight buttons

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And this will be my contest pico. I dont expect to win anything. I mostly want an excuse to get a pompom crab. I think most of the corals will be fragged from my big tank (ir feels  like a really big challenge for me to make frags myself!). 

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I did a 10% WC yesterday, but I decided to measure some params today anyway (let's call it a gut feeling). 

 

As almost always, NO3 and PO4 were at 0. So that's great. 

But, 

KH 7

Mg 1050

Ca 350

 

All quite low. I added some liquid reef i had lying around. I hope that will help, it doesn't clearly say how much the KH and Mg will go up, only says that for the Ca. So I will have to watch that carefully. 

 

I installed the new flowpump (with higher flow) and put the other one in my pico. Which now has a NH3 of 0.25.

I guess just let it go untill NH3 is at 0, then do a WC and add a first coral? 

With indirect tank light:

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Topdown view, the macro has now been glued to the rock.

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Corals will be a little difficult, due to moneys I will have to frag them from what I have in my tank, I have never made a frag before and I am nervous!

(I am actually nervous for everything pico related, but shht:scarry:

 

Now, pictures! 

I was trying to snap some close ups of the corals. But my clowns wouldn't let me :lol:.

I love how he actually looks at the camera in this pic. 

 

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A beautiful shot of the xenia

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Zoas, and some new macro algae that has been forming on the rock

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@Lula_Mae, you said that (what I bought as a ricordia) might be a hairy mushroom instead. When doing the WC yesterday, it got a little mad and closed up. Does this image of it look like a closed up hairy mushroom? Because the other mushies look so different when mad, so it made me wonder once again.. 

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