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Christopher Marks

Looking good @Draco! Are the green star polyps starting to attach to the front glass now? Everything has grown so much since August, it has totally filled in now! I suspect it will come down the xenia battling against the green star polyps in the end :lol: 

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Draco
2 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Looking good @Draco! Are the green star polyps starting to attach to the front glass now? Everything has grown so much since August, it has totally filled in now! I suspect it will come down the xenia battling against the green star polyps in the end :lol: 

Thanks @Christopher Marks !

 

The GSP has attached to the side and bottom of the tank. I've been scraping it off the front!

 

I feel like the mushroom is battling the GSP right now. It'll be interesting to see which coral becomes victor

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Draco

Top down shot just before water change today

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vlangel
2 hours ago, Draco said:

Top down shot just before water change today

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How can you call this a pest tank?  Its gourgeous.

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Draco

thank you :) I guess it's a poorly chosen name, lol

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TheRope

THIS LOOKS SO GOOD!!! great job man! 

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TheRope

Also what bulb are you using? I highly recommend the par 38 tuna blue led ... using it now, after seeing it on Maritza... couldnt be happier! 

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Draco
On 11/24/2017 at 11:42 PM, TheRope said:

Also what bulb are you using? I highly recommend the par 38 tuna blue led ... using it now, after seeing it on Maritza... couldnt be happier! 

I am using coral compulsion par38 bulb which is awesome!

 

i tried the tuna blue from amazon- a cheap $20 one- but felt it was too blue- it washed out the colors and I didn’t like how it looked. My corals seemed happy under it while I had it though!

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My mushrooms are unhappy. They've shrunken. all of them.

 

I did a water change on Wednesday before the 4-day weekend.

Came back, and topped off. My mushrooms usually open up within an hour after lights on. 7 hours later, they're small and closed up.

 

Everything else is alive. My gobies and shrimps are alive. Salinity is good.

 

I don't have my test kits here at work, I'll have to remember to bring them tomorrow.. but I can't imagine anything shifting so much to make them unhappy. Maybe it's because I had to top off more than usual today?

 

Any ideas?

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Lula_Mae
22 hours ago, Draco said:

I am using coral compulsion par38 bulb which is awesome!

 

i tried the tuna blue from amazon- a cheap $20 one- but felt it was too blue- it washed out the colors and I didn’t like how it looked. My corals seemed happy under it while I had it though!

I agree on both counts about the tuna blue, too blue for me but the corals loved it while it was in use.

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TheRope

Yeah a bit too blue for me too, but i dont care too much about the visualss, just coral health! :) and sorry bout the mushrooms, i dont have a clue :(

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Draco

thanks!

 

I finally got to testing (Rather, remembered to bring my kit in), and everything is perfect.

Ammonia: 0

Nitrite: 0

Nitrate: Somewhere between 0 and 5.0ppm- have a hard time judging the color

Phosphate: .25ppm

 

my red mushrooms are slowly coming back, but my greens are still unhappy. I can't figure out why.

I reduced the temp as it did go up to 82º but I don't think that caused it.

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mushrooms are coming back. I think it was too big of a WC and parameters shifted.

 

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Came into work this morning to see one of my trimma goby had jumped the tank. I had a small area (about 1" gap) on top of the tank that he probably got through. :( He fell right behind my cup of water.. he could've fallen IN the cup and possibly survived :(

 

He was probably sick or something, I hardly saw him in the past week when he was always out in the open. :(

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Christopher Marks

Happy New Year @Draco! Sorry to hear about your trimma goby :( 

 

How is your pico reef doing these days?

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You too, @Christopher Marks!

 

The tank is doing well! The mushrooms get grumpy with water changes, I need to try to do smaller changes. 

 

Here's a terrible cellphone shot. I keep telling myself I should bring in my DSLR. and I forget.

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vlangel

I love your ycg, its so cute.  Tank looks very nice.

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I am amazed at how fast the GSP grew in 9 months.

 

I got it when it was about 1.5-2". Its overtaking the polyps and matting along the bottom and side. It's starting to take over the xenia, lol. 

I am going to let it grow and take over the tank. It'll look cool I think!

 

Here's a pic when the lights turned on to see how much grew. 

 

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Christopher Marks

Wow if the GSP is beating out the Xenia, it shouldn't take too long to cover the whole tank :lol: 

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Draco

I am actually looking forward to the takeover. I think it'd look cool! A grassy field with a kenya or two as the trees. lol

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DCUEVAS74

Kudos on the great setup!  What a great tank!

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Draco

thank you :)

 

updated crappy cellphone shot. Its hard to photograph when that kenya tree gets washed out with the light!

 

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Lula_Mae
7 hours ago, Draco said:

thank you :)

 

updated crappy cellphone shot. Its hard to photograph when that kenya tree gets washed out with the light!

 

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I love how lush and full it looks!

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Draco

thank you :)

 

a quick video today, mainly to show how energetic my peppermint shrimp is.

 

 

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Christopher Marks

I love it, so much life packed in there! That peppermint shrimp has quite a 'personality' :lol: 

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