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Joevember's 65g reef tank, breaking down my setup

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12 hours ago, Joevember said:

Very true, I don't even adult yet. The only downside about the lights I'm getting is that I have to wait a while because the seller is breaking down his whole tank and he is only half way done selling livestock (it's been 4 months...).

Oh man that sucks ☹️ well soon enough though

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I went to the first day of aquashella, and found some good lookin corals. I will post pics after I finish day 2! 
In the mean time here is my clown getting intimate with my duncan.

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Aquashella was a fun time for me. I ended up only going on saturday, mostly because I blasted through my money I had but also the fact that I would have to bike an hour to get there. I met a lot of vendors, said hello to Than from Tidal Gardens and Coralfish12g, and picked up a few corals. The event was fun, but it was mostly aimed at parents and their kids (I can't blame them though because they are the ones spending the most there). For my first frag swap, I did enjoy it.

I picked up 3 corals during the event.

First was a purple torch. I am working on expanding my torch island atm and a purple spices it up. I only saw one vendor selling purple torches, probably from the import ban. The most expensive torch was a $450 black yellow tipped torch that looked amazing.

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Second was just a standard green tipped hammer. Trying to complete the holy euphyllia trinity.

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Third is an anthelia that I was told was a red sea pulsing xenia. I'm not that mad about it though, it was a $10 frag and it sways around.15347136747695151778559937497761.thumb.jpg.d38c04dba18b8ffb590144e9e0d7f1e8.jpg

Other than that I moved 3 corals off their bases and glued them down. Also bubble algae has been introduced into my tank somehow. Not worried about it.

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First death of the tank...💀 

Lost the short tentacle tonga gold torch to brown jelly. Looked bad the past couple days and came home to brown sludge. Smelled like death when I took it out, almost threw up. I always think "Holy shit, this is the worst thing I have ever smelled!", but the reef-keeping hobby keeps on surprising me.

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Taking a handful of macro out every week and a half. Go green.

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My cleaner shrimp released her larvae that were immediately demolished by the fish in the tank... I didn't expect anything else, but sad for Mrs. Clean. Couldn't get a pictue or video that showed them, they looked like big copepods.

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Looks good :smilie:. I actually just picked up my first hammer coral the other day. Can't wait for it to fully open up. 

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8 hours ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

Looks good :smilie:. I actually just picked up my first hammer coral the other day. Can't wait for it to fully open up. 

Good luck, what color?

This is mine opened up. They look awesome

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2 hours ago, Joevember said:

Good luck, what color?

This is mine opened up. They look awesome

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Mine is a purple tip and green tip it's really pretty.

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Here's mine. I have to get a good one with it out. It's still getting used to the new home but you can see the mix if you look closely.

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16 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

Here's mine. I have to get a good one with it out. It's still getting used to the new home but you can see the mix if you look closely.

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Nice! 😁

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I've always has the little asterina stars in my tank and I always throw them out because some species can eat coral.

I have never seen any of these near any coral bases or any possible tissue damage from the stars. I know some also eat coralline algae, but again, I'm not seeing any loss there. So I've decided to leave them in, for now at least, and see if anything changes. Some spexies are actually good cuc members, albeit a little bit ugly. They seem pretty chill.

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Looking good.  I like the two island look much better. 🙂

 

I have Asterinas too...... they don’t bother much. 

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9 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

Looking good.  I like the two island look much better. 🙂

 

I have Asterinas too...... they don’t bother much. 

Yeah, right? They aren't hurting anything.

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Little elegance update:

It has been looking much better lately. The tentacles are extending, and it is sticky again. The brown spots are greening back out. The only change I made was feeding every other day. I give jumbo mysis and LPS pellets and it has been loving it. 

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Some more updates:

I found a nuvo 20 with 2 intanks for $140 and a radion xr15w gen 3 pro for $250 with rms (or gen 4 pro for $100 more). I'll probably go for the gen 3 so I can use the extra money for a reeflink, and also buy an mp10. So pretty soon I'll get all the equipment together and downsize. I'm pretty excited about the tank, I've been planning this out for a while now.

 

Second thing is my elegance, which has been continuing to open back up to a full recovery. There is a small part on it where the tentacles are still retracted, but other than that it is been doing well. Feeding often has done the trick.15367047466993820291840121839421.thumb.jpg.57fc0545e7db206f1a42ab4db9311ca1.jpg

 

Another thing is that a head from my first duncan frag got hit with a torch sweeper. It closed up a bit, but the other heads are still fine.15367048974186628590995770241055.thumb.jpg.beb951a2e55b5ac5585ce2d7549e027c.jpg

 

The anthelia is spreading like a weed, not so sure I want this in my tank amymore. It has sent out 3 full polyps that I took out and has also grown onto a piece of sand. Look at the tiny polyp to the right of the colony.15367051838379223300491843474199.thumb.jpg.f037151639b91821549e73a3c9627c13.jpg

 

Last thing is the hitchhiking shrooms. They have grown, but not much. I've tried feeding them half of a pellet, but the nassarius snails are faster than their feeding response... 15367052903391344099970349117454.thumb.jpg.c754ace53a6f5c71ee3f098476e948ec.jpg

 

Here's a FTS for reading the update 😁15367053855497926713093983677091.thumb.jpg.435d773791f654e76999a47643bc327d.jpg

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Also, this tread reached 1,000 views! Thanks for taking the time to look at my tank! 🎆

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Just now, Joevember said:

Also, this tread reached 1,000 views! Thanks for taking the time to loo at my tank! 🎆

Looks good 😃

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Finally getting 2 corals I was supposed to buy 2 months ago but never got around to. They're a surprise. 🤐

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Just picked up the new corals. I'm not 100% on the names; the guy I bought from didn't know.

Anyway I think this one's a trachy15371428539512130644292956098863.thumb.jpg.4706b060eff85263dec5c848b64a4c6f.jpg

And this looks like a lobo colony

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I'm going to put pics of them on the ID thread to see if I can get any names on them.

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The light is amazing! Holy crap, ecotech knows what they are doing.

I put it up on the other side of my tank and moved my other light over, and the asymmetry is killing me 😖20180922_154004.thumb.jpg.b0a0edc8778c4ede06437e38723c2b8e.jpg

Also, the trachy looks like sh*t rn. I didn't know much about them when I bought it, and now it is coming back to haunt me. The skeleton is showing all along the edge. Guess I know why it was only $20...15376491223083119658421826112800.thumb.jpg.f6ba67e54a2e346a2b0b12fd0e5da5f6.jpg

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1 minute ago, Joevember said:

Check out this timelapse of my RFA eating. 

 

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Your tank is looking really good👍

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