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Aaand so after 2 days of repetitive spawning the anemones had officially triggered the palys which in turn murdered the other soft coral in the tank and were starting to harm the nems despite all the w.c.

So I threw out the palys ...and the bowl ... And right before I was about to wuit the hobby I ended up with this little vase, and seeing the nems doing so well in there (I was holding them until I had time to bring them to the lfs) i realized I couldnt get did of them so I kept the vase... 

I then recently added a beautiful favites which I hope will completely encrust this rock, and once it does encrust I will upgrade the vase back to a bowl or maybe a 2 gallon long well see... 

But for now some pics 

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And a video for size 

(2 liters)

 

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Wingy

I'm glad you didn't give up.  

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Christopher Marks

Agreed! It was heartbreaking to see the crash again. This new vase is looking pretty cool @TheRope, hopefully life is easier without palys this go around.

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5 minutes ago, Christopher Marks said:

Agreed! It was heartbreaking to see the crash again. This new vase is looking pretty cool @TheRope, hopefully life is easier without palys this go around.

Unfortunately there are some on the rock, I wasn't able to remove them all, but despite it being a crash I had successfully spawned nems in a bowl 😂😂 but now if they do it again, i can mix and heat 2L of water in about 20 mins so I can react much quicker if they do spawn again

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Christopher Marks

It's tough to revisit, but I hope you can share a recap here of what happened during the spawn and crash. Despite the outcome, spawning anemones in what is fundamentally a fish bowl is really quite something! It could help those who tread on this path some day in the future. 🙂 

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On 6/1/2019 at 8:46 PM, Christopher Marks said:

It's tough to revisit, but I hope you can share a recap here of what happened during the spawn and crash. Despite the outcome, spawning anemones in what is fundamentally a fish bowl is really quite something! It could help those who tread on this path some day in the future. 🙂 

Definitely, i really do not mind as i tend to try and go away from what is proven to work and try things that i find personally interresting, this often comes with failure haha

But so what happened is on a Saturday night I noticed the nems spawning, so the next morning I did a close to 100% w.c to remove the eggs and gunk

A day later late at night (Sunday) I noticed them spawning again, but at this point I didnt have enough time to remove the water as I needed to go to work the next day and wouldnt be home until later the next day, unfortunately that was too long of a period and insane level of die off (eggs and sperm) in the water caused the palys to lose it, killing my kenya tree and xenia by the time I got home. 

So fearing the worst and having been discouraged I tore the tank down and was gonna bring my coral and everyrjing to the lfs

But I realized the lfs was closed so plan b was to get rid of the palys (I dont think the lfs would have wanted them anyways) and make a setup to keep the nems alive until I had time to bring them to the lfs but when I saw them doing so well in the vase I coildnt get rid of them. 

Now i am paly free. And the tank has 1/2 a gallon of water volume so if the nems spawn I should be able to change the water out as quick as humanly possible! I'm just glad I saved my expensive, beautiful nems. 

 

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Couple pics from last night

 

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Soooo I did a thing ...

Still deciding if I'm going to keep these rock flower nems in here. (2.5 gallons)

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So I traded the rock nems in to avoid another spawning incident and I picked up these two instead 

 

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My pom pom crab has begun a symbiotic relationship with a hitchhiker nps ball anemone (pseudochorynactus mushroom) 

How cool is that???

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Tempestas

That is awesome. I wonder if it's going to try and split it at some stage.

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3 minutes ago, Tempestas said:

That is awesome. I wonder if it's going to try and split it at some stage.

I almost guarantee itll try, i just hope the mushroom survives! 

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