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On 1/3/2018 at 5:01 PM, Lula_Mae said:

Ohhh the beautiful blastos! Hope you can maybe get some frags someday, you had some beauties!

I was able to make a couple of frags of the pink and blue merlettis but nothing else.  I would have needed a saw for the purple and green blastos and I really didn't need a frag of those that badly.  They were unique though. I don't think I've seen them anywhere, since I got them a few years ago.  I'll have to see if my LFS fragged them up yet.

 

 

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Happy New Year Gena!

 

Hope your pico jar is well, it seems like all the coral are settling in well. That's to bad that the gorgonians were causing so much trouble. Has the algae growth been much of a concern, or are the water changes knocking it back before it advances?

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7 hours ago, gena said:

I was able to make a couple of frags of the pink and blue merlettis but nothing else.  I would have needed a saw for the purple and green blastos and I really didn't need a frag of those that badly.  They were unique though. I don't think I've seen them anywhere, since I got them a few years ago.  I'll have to see if my LFS fragged them up yet.

 

They definitely were unique!  I've been collecting interesting blastos but have not come across anything like those yet.

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23 hours ago, Christopher Marks said:

Happy New Year Gena!

 

Hope your pico jar is well, it seems like all the coral are settling in well. That's to bad that the gorgonians were causing so much trouble. Has the algae growth been much of a concern, or are the water changes knocking it back before it advances?

Happy New Year, @Christopher Marks!!!!!  Pico jar is well.  I have sorta kinda neglected it for a week :o.  But no worse for the wear.  I'll be doing my water change today :D.  I think it's much more stable now and can handle some neglect now.  Time to experiment more on that :lol:.

 

Gorgonians have been an issue in my 10g tank.  I don't have any in this jar.  But things are much better in the 10g now.  Algae in this jar is minimal.  Easily brushed off with my handy dandy algae brush (aka, toothbrush).

16 hours ago, Lula_Mae said:

They definitely were unique!  I've been collecting interesting blastos but have not come across anything like those yet.

Yeah, they were awesome.  I'll check my LFS maybe this week to see if he fragged them.  And if so, maybe I'll buy one LOL.

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Happy New Year. Everything looks fantastic, so impressive!   Rootin for you..and all :)

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On 1/20/2018 at 8:03 AM, MarieH said:

Happy New Year. Everything looks fantastic, so impressive!   Rootin for you..and all :)

Thank you :).  Happy New Year to you too!!!!!

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January update time.  Nothing new :lol:.  Just a little growth.  Still no snails or crabs or shrimp or anything but pods.  I'm growing quite a few tiny feather dusters which are cute.  I could see them getting out of control though.  I'm growing some algae too but it's easy to control with my toothbrush scraper and some peroxide.  So basically everything is just chugging along.  I'm doing one water change a week, sometimes I go over a week without a water change.  Now that the jar is more mature, it can totally handle it, which is nice. 

 

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SO BEAUTIFUL!  Everything looks super healthy, great work!  How many blastos do you have in there now?

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I totally agree with fishfreak!  Your jar is gourgeous with beautiful lush happy coral.  I am sure that it is everything you dreamed it would be.  Well done!

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On 1/23/2018 at 9:28 AM, fishfreak0114 said:

SO BEAUTIFUL!  Everything looks super healthy, great work!  How many blastos do you have in there now?

 

On 1/23/2018 at 10:03 AM, vlangel said:

I totally agree with fishfreak!  Your jar is gourgeous with beautiful lush happy coral.  I am sure that it is everything you dreamed it would be.  Well done!

Thank you both very much!  @fishfreak0114 I have 5 different blastos in there now.  

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Gena, your jar is immaculate.  Kudos on the overall look!  Kudos on the great scape in such a small space. Keep up the great work!

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Looking just fantastic!!!  I love how it's filling in!  #picomastergena

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On 1/26/2018 at 8:27 AM, DCUEVAS74 said:

Gena, your jar is immaculate.  Kudos on the overall look!  Kudos on the great scape in such a small space. Keep up the great work!

Thank you sooo much :) 

On 1/27/2018 at 9:22 AM, dmw913 said:

Looking just fantastic!!!  I love how it's filling in!  #picomastergena

Haha....thanks a bunch :D.

 

 

 

A while ago I thought I saw a stomatella snail in this jar.  But it was small and not moving so I wasn't positive.  WELL.....flash forward to this last week.  I was looking in the jar before the lights came on and saw this giant beast LOL.  Confirmed!!!!  I have a stomatella snail and he's doing quite well judging by it's growth.  So, I officially DO have a living creature in here besides coral (and pods) :).

 

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Boom boom(enter JAWS music) as gigantic mutant stomatella slides out of the confines of the reef jar into an unsuspecting world where it will wreak havok!!!

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Tank looks great. I love all the corals and cool score on the stomatella- it's quite large!

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