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Penny's IM14-100 days contest winner: A Caribbean adventure

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32 minutes ago, stellablue said:

They are adorable!!!!!

 

i think I read that you were thinking full acrylic top but I think you should nix that. Being fully stocked, you're going to want to ensure good air exchange and I think that would limit you.

 

plus acrylic would warp I think if it was a full top. 

Thanks Stella, was thinking this too and you confirmed for me. Just means weekly reps to LFS for RODI

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3 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

I use to know how to imbed photos from Flicker, but now I don't:(.

Anyway-

Peek-a-boo

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And Happy Gorgonian 

 

OH GAWD THAT GUY IS SO CUTE!!!!

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Added the mated neon goby pair to the tank. They are hiding now so I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I'm a little concerned because it looks like one of them is loosing color. Can they spend too much time in a quarantine tank?

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6 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

Added the mated neon goby pair to the tank. They are hiding now so I'll try to get a picture tomorrow. I'm a little concerned because it looks like one of them is loosing color. Can they spend too much time in a quarantine tank?

No idea but I am glad somebody's in the tank!  Guess I'd just say keep a close eye on him/her.

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So the neons are doing fine now, both colored back up nicely and they are comfortably moving around the tank. Have some algae etc going on so I added some snails and an emerald crab to my cleanup crew and a couple of peppermint shrimp to hopefully take care of the couple of aiptasia that are in there. Added that one jawfish that I had, and he is in hiding anxiously awaiting the arrival of his mail order bride! Saw some sexy shrimp at the LFS, but they were so tiny I decided against them. Still waiting for phillip from KP to catch a couple of gold coral banded shrimp for me. Damn, wish I could go myself.

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7 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

I bought a fuge media basket from @StevieT to help keep my mangroves upright.

34816499252_88cc9e0eb8.jpgmangroves by Penny, on Flickr

 

 

 

Nice!!!

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In other news, These guys (or a similar pair), as well as Mail order bride for Jawfish will be arriving Monday.Then I think my stocking will be complete.

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2 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

In other news, These guys (or a similar pair), as well as Mail order bride for Jawfish will be arriving Monday.Then I think my stocking will be complete.

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Exciting!

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Just now, Lula_Mae said:

Exciting!

I'm super excited about the god coral banded shrimp. Hopefully the jawfish likes, I mean LOVES his mail order bride. I need to come up with names for everyone. I'm thinking Alice and Ralph Cramden for the Neon gobies, Steve & Lera Loeb for the jawfish (the only "famous" and successful mail order bride couple I could find), and Ricky and Lucy for the shrimp.

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1 hour ago, Pjanssen said:

I'm super excited about the god coral banded shrimp. Hopefully the jawfish likes, I mean LOVES his mail order bride. I need to come up with names for everyone. I'm thinking Alice and Ralph Cramden for the Neon gobies, Steve & Lera Loeb for the jawfish (the only "famous" and successful mail order bride couple I could find), and Ricky and Lucy for the shrimp.

I love that you're calling it a mail order bride! :lol:

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3 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

I bought a fuge media basket from @StevieT to help keep my mangroves upright.

34816499252_88cc9e0eb8.jpgmangroves by Penny, on Flickr

 

 

 

Love seeing these as a dual use!

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Like @Addinali, I'm a little concerned that me jawfish did not come out of his little cave this morning when I fed the tank. Hopefully he is just too busy in there getting ready for the arrival of his mail order bride.

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22 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

Like @Addinali, I'm a little concerned that me jawfish did not come out of his little cave this morning when I fed the tank. Hopefully he is just too busy in there getting ready for the arrival of his mail order bride.

:unsure: Hope he's ok!  Maybe he's getting wedding jitters?  Cold fins or something? :lol:

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24 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

Like @Addinali, I'm a little concerned that me jawfish did not come out of his little cave this morning when I fed the tank. Hopefully he is just too busy in there getting ready for the arrival of his mail order bride.

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16 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

:unsure:  Maybe he's getting wedding jitters?  Cold fins or something? :lol:

I hope not. I have a lot vested in this arranged marriage!

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2 minutes ago, Pjanssen said:

I hope not. I have a lot vested in this arranged marriage!

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Still no sign of the groom. :(. I'm tempted to lift the rock where he created his burrow, but it would really make a mess of the tank. I've put food down by the hole in hopes that he'd come out for it. He would come out if he were there, right?:unsure:

Come out come out where ever you are...

33983375364_795b8f2a2e.jpgPeek-a-boo by Penny, on Flickr

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But in other news... The neons seem to be doing well. They love hanging out on the back wall and their blue really stands out against the black. I kinda would like to see them swimming around a little more though

34946251801_ab2899c036_n.jpgRalph and Alice by Penny, on Flickr

 

The colors are pretty well represented in his shot. All of the rics have at least 2 mouths.

34913012822_8e3a0e23fa_n.jpgRicordea and Zoa island. by Penny, on Flickr

 

The Mithrax crab and other members of the clean up crew are doing a great job of taking care of assorted algae. However, the peppermint shrimp show no interest in the aiptasia.

34913012782_d8b6f4a10d_n.jpgMithrax crab by Penny, on Flickr

 

Orange gorgonia

34689716960_7dd58b845c_n.jpgOrange gorgonia by Penny, on Flickr 

 

One of my Merman's shaving brush is doing great

34689716860_452d809b23_n.jpgMerman's shaving brush #1 by Penny, on Flickr

 

One of them not so much

34233311864_36e5983120_n.jpgMerman's shaving brush #2 by Penny, on Flickr

 

Another Zoa colony that hasn't really opened up much since I put it in this tank

34689716730_f8c06dd7b0_n.jpgZoanthid colony by Penny, on Flickr

 

RFA

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Out on the docks of our local city marina this evening, just around dusk, and discovered this beautiful sight growing on all of the dock walls. I'm talking a few hundred feet of sun corals, gorgonias and sponges growing on the walls from the surface to probably 10 feet down. It was beautiful. Talk about a Florida biotope!

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35079665475_317a6536a2.jpgSun corals by Penny, on Flickr

 

 

 

34692494660_865c49c004_z.jpgSun corals by Penny, on Flickr

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That must have been something to see. Nature finds a way to add beauty every where.

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Thats super cool!

 

As for your zoas, I have always had mixed luck with them.  They are more finnicky then people give them credit for lol

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16 hours ago, Pjanssen said:

Talk about a Florida biotope!

This is so cool. 

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made a few changes today, but I'm only going to show you this

Trimmed the sea pansy and planted the trimming in the sand. Not sure if thats what you're suppose to do, but i guess I'll find out.

35182866086_8d14d44b3a.jpgSea pansy by Penny, on Flickr

35092834431_ab0c9eb4ff.jpgSea pansy by Penny, on Flickr

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On 6/3/2017 at 10:10 PM, Pjanssen said:

Out on the docks of our local city marina this evening, just around dusk, and discovered this beautiful sight growing on all of the dock walls. I'm talking a few hundred feet of sun corals, gorgonias and sponges growing on the walls from the surface to probably 10 feet down. It was beautiful. Talk about a Florida biotope!

34692496130_d1abc14565.jpgSun corals and gorgonias by Penny, on Flickr

 

 

 

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This is SO COOL!!!!!!!!

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