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Mangroves seem to be growing well. At least 80% of them anyway. Some new growth on a few of them. 

 

The added turtle grass also seems to be growing well.

 

I think I’ve decided to do a little more with the sump, so far its just a waste of space. I’m thinking adding some marine pure blocks or perhaps some of those really porous balls.

 

All coral and fish are happy.

 

All the zoanthids and palythoa I took from my 40g seem to really be taking off. The constant nudi attacks in the 40 really beat up my zoa collection. Happy to see them bounce back. Removed the remainder from my 40, dipped them and im currently quarantining them in the sump. 

 

Some quick pics.

 

 

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Type-H20
1 hour ago, Sharbuckle said:

Mangroves seem to be growing well. At least 80% of them anyway. Some new growth on a few of them. 

 

The added turtle grass also seems to be growing well.

 

I think I’ve decided to do a little more with the sump, so far its just a waste of space. I’m thinking adding some marine pure blocks or perhaps some of those really porous balls.

 

All coral and fish are happy.

 

All the zoanthids and palythoa I took from my 40g seem to really be taking off. The constant nudi attacks in the 40 really beat up my zoa collection. Happy to see them bounce back. Removed the remainder from my 40, dipped them and im currently quarantining them in the sump. 

 

Some quick pics.

 

 

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This is looking really great.  What is the fish in the 2nd pic from the top, blue with yellow spots?

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Sharbuckle
24 minutes ago, Type-H20 said:

This is looking really great.  What is the fish in the 2nd pic from the top, blue with yellow spots?

Thanks! It is a blotched rabbitfish. 

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madtrax

Really beautiful tank, love the scape and everything.

 

One question, why having the return plumbing so high up ? I would think hiding the plumbing as much as possible might look better (like in the original scape where it's hidden by the rock)

 

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8 hours ago, madtrax said:

Really beautiful tank, love the scape and everything.

 

One question, why having the return plumbing so high up ? I would think hiding the plumbing as much as possible might look better (like in the original scape where it's hidden by the rock)

 

I was originally going to do a waterfall but scratched it. The scape was nice but the rocks were a bit wobbly, maybe i’ll take some time to hide it again one day.

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Sharbuckle

Massive fish losses today. Im fish sitting some fish for a friend and I think they brought disease into my system.

 

RIP

 

lemonpeel

splitface clown female

red spot cardinal

 

the other fish all look awful and ive got to go to work

 

shitty start to the week

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Sharbuckle

Yellow tang definitely not going to last the night and one out of three chromis im sitting is dead....

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Reef Diver

Oh no, sorry to hear about such a loss! Beautiful scape. 

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Sharbuckle

Omg 9 fish dead within 24 hours. 2 days ago there were no signs of disease:

 

RIP

 

Two splitface
Watchman
Convict goby
Red cardinal
Two chromis
Yellow tang
Lemonpeel angel

 

 

im very disheartened today. Do i even keep going with this tank....

 

ugh

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SeaFurn

Oh god, that’s so devastating. Im so so sorry.

You have a beautiful tank...and there are a lot of us who follow you here and on IG who would encourage you to persevere. 

 

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Sharbuckle
49 minutes ago, SeaFurn said:

Oh god, that’s so devastating. Im so so sorry.

You have a beautiful tank...and there are a lot of us who follow you here and on IG who would encourage you to persevere. 

 

Thank you for the nice words. Im just super bummed right now but the tank will live on, two fish still alive so im really hoping they pull through. Will be a long time before I add more fish.

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Sharbuckle

Okay so my yellow wrasse and rabbitfish are still alive with.no signs of velvet. What do i do now? 

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Sharbuckle

Almost been 8 weeks since the massive fish loss.

 

only the rabbitfish remains.

 

going to wait until 12 weeks and will consider adding more fish. 

 

Still undecided about this tanks future.

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Update:

 

rabbitfish still alive and its been 8 weeks since the deaths. My flame tip BTA ive had for 3 years has completely disappeared and all the corals arent happy.

 

i check parameters today and salinity is through the roof somehow. 1.037!!! Slowly bringing it down over the next few days. 

 

Sad......

 

pod population is crazy and discovering thousands of what I think are baby limpets or stomatella...

 

either way, still disheartened about this tank.

 

 

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skijumpersc

I hope you hang in there, this is one of my favorite tanks I’ve seen on here

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ChristopherDido
Just now, skijumpersc said:

I hope you hang in there, this is one of my favorite tanks I’ve seen on here

Agreed☝️

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Sharbuckle
11 minutes ago, skijumpersc said:

I hope you hang in there, this is one of my favorite tanks I’ve seen on here

 

10 minutes ago, ChristopherDido said:

Agreed☝️

You guys are awesome. Thanks.

 

Well with some help from Rachey @ReefWeeds we discovered that the unknown bugs are a Spharomatid Isopod. 

 

Interesting. 

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Loweres the salinity over three days to 1.027, by tomorrow ill have it down to 1.024. 

 

After that im going to add a fish. Something small, a damsel perhaps, maybe a six line. Wait a few weeks to see how it does. Then I may potentially start adding life again. We shall see. 

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kimberbee

It's hard to bounce back after losses. I'm still letting things ride it out from when I lost a bunch of corals during the move 4 months ago. 

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Lawnman
On 8/20/2018 at 9:37 PM, Sharbuckle said:

 

You guys are awesome. Thanks.

 

Well with some help from Rachey @ReefWeeds we discovered that the unknown bugs are a Spharomatid Isopod. 

 

Interesting. 

Wow crazy!!! Reefweeds doesn’t hang out with us anymore she to good for us she sold out and sponsored R2R :lol: 

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clayjess

This build and tank look amazing, great job with this low boy I have always admired lagoon style tanks well done! 

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Sharbuckle
20 hours ago, kimberbee said:

It's hard to bounce back after losses. I'm still letting things ride it out from when I lost a bunch of corals during the move 4 months ago. 

I hear ya. I do have an empty 78g starphire cube sitting in my living room that needs some life and attention. Maybe ill just let the lowboy ride it out a bit and see if it grabs me again in a few months. 

20 hours ago, Lawnman said:

Wow crazy!!! Reefweeds doesn’t hang out with us anymore she to good for us she sold out and sponsored R2R :lol: 

Definitely too cool for nano reef lol

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wasleyscience

Hi! I'm wondering where you got that industrial stand. I need 4 of those for my coral propagation system I'm setting up and need them 42 inches high. Wondering if that can save me time. Thanks! 

 

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Matteo

This is neat 🙂

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