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

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I am now officially happy. This is exactly what i pictures. A full reef of cheap amazing corals. ♡♡♡♡

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Lula_Mae
27 minutes ago, TheRope said:

I am now officially happy. This is exactly what i pictures. A full reef of cheap amazing corals. ♡♡♡♡

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Looks great! Gotta love it when a plan comes together. :happy:

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TheRope

Thank you! And yes it doesss! I have almost all of my favorite corals in here! I just wish i had some bright yellow zoas 

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Lula_Mae
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Thank you! And yes it doesss! I have almost all of my favorite corals in here! I just wish i had some bright yellow zoas 

I just snagged some different yellow zoas from Cultivated Reef and Legendary Corals. King Midas, Sunny D's, Scrambled Eggs, Blondies, Tutti Fruity... Maybe another I'm forgetting lol. Some great sales going on!

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1 minute ago, Lula_Mae said:

I just snagged some different yellow zoas from Cultivated Reef and Legendary Corals. King Midas, Sunny D's, Scrambled Eggs, Blondies, Tutti Fruity... Maybe another I'm forgetting lol. Some great sales going on!

Unfortunately im in canada haha, and im not paying shipping for one zoa frag either hahaha , my online reefstore had aome king modas but... im not spending 30+ per polyp

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Lula_Mae
Just now, TheRope said:

Unfortunately im in canada haha, and im not paying shipping for one zoa frag either hahaha , my online reefstore had aome king modas but... im not spending 30+ per polyp

Oh, you guys have a lot less selection, bummer!

 

I definitely agree on the 30+ per polyp lol.

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TheRope
4 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

Oh, you guys have a lot less selection, bummer!

 

I definitely agree on the 30+ per polyp lol.

I just buy what i can find for a good price ... these guys werent visually appealing on the website... but in the pico they look incredible (4 $)

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Lula_Mae
On 11/24/2017 at 3:53 PM, TheRope said:

I just buy what i can find for a good price ... these guys werent visually appealing on the website... but in the pico they look incredible (4 $)

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What kind are they?

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21 hours ago, Lula_Mae said:

What kind are they?

I really dont know.. they are fire orange now... though it doesnt pic up super good on cam

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Welp so this whole time ive been using sand that was not good. Grains too large allowing algae to dig their spores in deep and all kinds of nasty stuff get trapped in it... soooo it is time to enter the realm of bare bottom reefing (somebody pray for me) maybe ill carpet the floor with green star polyp for compensation... (background story... been ripping out wads of hair algae from my substrate for at least an hour a day and next day... its back. Dang satan spawn) XD there are solutions for everything the bare bottoming will occur tomorrow... now to figure out how to stand up frag plugs ????

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My container is bb.  I don't have any coral on the floor however and my container is rock heavy...literally.

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20 hours ago, vlangel said:

My container is bb.  I don't have any coral on the floor however and my container is rock heavy...literally.

Oh nice!  gonna carpet the floor in xenia and gsp XD

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P.s making this jar bare bottom and refragging all the corals so they can sit upright without sand was one of yhe hardest things ive ever done... but done it is :) and im hoping that things will go well :)

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On 11/30/2017 at 9:09 PM, TheRope said:

Welp so this whole time ive been using sand that was not good. Grains too large allowing algae to dig their spores in deep and all kinds of nasty stuff get trapped in it... soooo it is time to enter the realm of bare bottom reefing (somebody pray for me) maybe ill carpet the floor with green star polyp for compensation... (background story... been ripping out wads of hair algae from my substrate for at least an hour a day and next day... its back. Dang satan spawn) XD there are solutions for everything the bare bottoming will occur tomorrow... now to figure out how to stand up frag plugs ????

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I usually snip the stems off frag plugs to sit on the bottom. I'd suggest looking for a small magnetic frag rack too if you need something temporary for ones you have trouble with the plugs.

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54 minutes ago, Lula_Mae said:

I usually snip the stems off frag plugs to sit on the bottom. I'd suggest looking for a small magnetic frag rack too if you need something temporary for ones you have trouble with the plugs.

I did exactly that! Snipped em all of to make little plates :) i damaged my xenia in the process but i fragged ehat i could, and the frags are doing great :)

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Well heres an FTS post todays cleanup water change... also im trying out a higher area for my hammer. I was previously worried about him stinging my sps butttt hes about a 3 inch perimeter around him... plus he might be too busy fighting off my gsp

 

Stuck a tiny frag of xenia on the top right back side of the glass XD lets see what happens. 

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Hammers are goiiiiing! Wooo ive been trying to get them to look like this again for a while all it took was mire flow and more light! 

 

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vlangel

Nothing quite like big bubbly happy hammers.  They are one of my favorite coral!

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11 minutes ago, vlangel said:

Nothing quite like big bubbly happy hammers.  They are one of my favorite coral!

Agreed! Though i do wish they had frogspawn in stock when i git thus guy... those are my favorite! 

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Me too, I love frogspawn as much as hammer.

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TheRope

Porcelain molted for the 3rd time :)

I decided im gonna order some red macro algae and some live phytoplankton from algae barn! Check them out if you havent theyre great :)

 

 

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Day 3 of bare bottom and im impressed with the lack of algae on the glass and on the live rock, i think my sandbed was producing too much nitratea and the sandbed algae was spreading like wildfire, i was also forced to clean the glass every day... havent seen a spec of anything since... 

 

 

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TODAYS QUEST : GET MACROALGAE, AN ASTREA SNAIL AND SECURE THE LIVE ROCK SO IT STOPS SLIDING! (Its the onllllyyy downside to barebottom, ughhhhhhhhh)

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Queessst complete muahahahaha!!!

(Also duncans have new baby tentacle mouths :3 )

Secured rock with suction cup resistance! 

 

THERES A SEXY IN MY MACRO! 

 

 

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