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The Fools Reef ... The final 2.5 gallon long pico

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Pic 1: acans on a magnet! 

Pic 2: these zoas came back eith a nice bang! They were vlosed forever in the 2 gal and noe finally opened up and reproduced well.

 

Pic 3 4 5 6 : growthrate of the jf captain jerk palys!! Insaneeeeeee i love them! 

Pic 3: current

Pic 4: exactly one month ago

Pic 5: exactly one month ago

Pic 6: current

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My pom pom is a lady! Look at those eggs! 

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Paly literally eating a zoas (sunny d) face...

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Little update on the baby wrasse! 

 

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Wrasse feeding! 

 

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Hey all sorry for lack of updates.

Soooooo i almost crashed my bowl this happened the day after I brought the wrasse back to the lfs heres the pic of the last day of the wrasse in the tank

 

the reason for the crash was me rescuing a cocoworm without a tube that then released toxins and alone all while rotting in the bowl. Pic below. Then I proceeded to do 1 w.c per day (100%) and remove the worm. And after two days the tank was back to 100%. After all that my pom pom crab released her fry into the water and my purple feather worm spawned in the tank! 

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NuisanceAlgaeCultivator

Nice to see it bounced back so quickly, I’d have probably thrown in the towel and picked up a chia pet lol.

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11 hours ago, NuisanceAlgaeCultivator said:

Nice to see it bounced back so quickly, I’d have probably thrown in the towel and picked up a chia pet lol.

Hahaha yeah it was impressive! 

I picked up some new coral yesterday 

Some more palys, a gorgonian and a pipe organ!

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LOOK AT THE SIZE OF THIS MONSTER PALY!!!! 

ALSO some backleftangled shots XD 

 

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Top down shot + cloves spreading. 

You can see the cloves growing on the heater and one made a bridge to the rock over (I dremoved that arm, they are my background coral so I trim them to remain there)

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22 hours ago, TheRope said:

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What's this big purple one? I've never seen it.

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23 minutes ago, NuisanceAlgaeCultivator said:

What's this big purple one? I've never seen it.

That would be my orange rhodactis eating some pellets XD

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Soooo i bought a nuke!

 

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Wooops, forgot to update on the nuke, it moved about 1 inch to the left of where I placed it and decided it was happy there!

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I passed by the lfs again today and got these 3

(so excited) 

 

 

 

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As coincidence has it, right after receiving the totm I went to the lfs and found a coral I liked, bought it, and proceeded to crash my bowl! It was a toadstool. 

And I'm not even sure why ive done 2x 100% w.c and it did nothing. 

So after work tonight I will salvage some corals for a new build. 

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Tempestas

Oh no!! So sorry to hear about that. Yours was one of the main inspirations for me embarking on my fishbowl build.

 

Hope that everything manages to pull through.

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kimberbee

Sorry to hear this! 😰

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No worries guys, its part of the game! I just transferred all survivors to the 2 gal cube!

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Unfortunately things are still on the downside ... Gonns take a while for the coral to recuperate...

Its a weird feeling seeing these corals that ive cared for for over a year die in a single day, due to another coral. Toadstools really are powerful in small spaces!

Anyways, I'm not sure if ill ever recreate something as nice as the bowl but I guess well wait and see...

 

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Slowly reviving the bowl, I brought all surviving coral (except for one species) back to the lfs and got myself more live rock covered in that same species. This is gonna be a species only bowl! 

I cant wait for it to cle@r up (new sand) 

I want to scape this thing properly and start feeding the coral!

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Alrighty.

Update time but little story I came up with to cope with the loss of the original bowl!

So as we know in natural reefs there occurs the rise and fall of coral, where one dominant/resilient species comes to the forefront and ends up taking over the vast majority of an area until something either outcompetes it or a natural disaster happens and another coral comes out on top! 

That's the idea behind where I took this bowl. Throughout the last two disasters my large Palythoa's were the only ones that thrived throughout the entire ordeal.

So I look at this bowl as a fast forward into the future and I'm really enjoying it !

 

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That looks amazing, it's been a real journey in this thread from start to now (even just reading) 

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12 hours ago, Ratvan said:

That looks amazing, it's been a real journey in this thread from start to now (even just reading) 

Haha yeah to say the least XD 

On that note I was cleaning out the holding cube and I found the bubnle tip. So he's now recuperating in the reefbowl! 

 

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