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HI again!

 

So I took a 2 year break from the hobby. What I mean about break is I really backed away from all types of forums, frag swaps, meetings, FB groups... I needed a break LOL but I am back!

I have been slowly restocking my tank. This 75g has been running since 2/2015. When I took my break I sold most all of the corals and kept the fish. My negligence of the tank caused some crazy algae growth...I battled green bubble algae (VIBRANT works) also Dinos at one point.

I always had a pest anemone problem Majano and Aiptasia. Since the tank was empty of most coral I got a Tassled filefish. Let me just say this little fish took care of all Majanos and Aiptasia in just a few weeks. FINALLY I could start restocking my tank! Well one of the first things I did was nab a pair of Gen 2 Radions from a friend at a good price. What a difference! Still love my Kessils but man these Radions  :wub: The next thing I did was redo my sand bed. I used Tropic Eden reef flakes this time. 

Anyways...it has been a bit of work getting this tank back up to speed and it is finally looking healthy again :happydance:

It is a work in progress

 

Tank Specs:
75g Marineland RR
2x Radion XR30 Gen 2
Reefbrite Tech Blue LED strip
Gyre 130
Sicce 4.0 Return pump
Jaeger 200w Heater
Smart ATO 
Reef Octopus 110 int Skimmer

Inhabitants:
Yellow Tang
Pair of True Percs
Melenarus Wrasse
Talbots Damsel

Royal Gramma

XL Pajama Cardinal
Flame Angel
Blue and Yellow Pipefish

 

Here are a few pix of some of my corals.

Not sure how this new photo system works.

 

Heartbreaker Lobo

Heartbreaker Lobo

 

Sunkist Bounce

Sunkist Bounce

 

Uranium Bounce

Uranium Bounce

 

Green Goblin Anacropora and Superman Shrooms

Green Goblin and Superman shrooms

 

WWC Bounce

WWC Bounce

 

Aussie Orange Torch Coral

Aussie orange torch

 

FTS

FTS

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11 minutes ago, got2envy said:

HI again!

 

So I took a 2 year break from the hobby. What I mean about break is I really backed away from all types of forums, frag swaps, meetings, FB groups... I needed a break LOL but I am back!

I have been slowly restocking my tank. This 75g has been running since 2/2015. When I took my break I sold most all of the corals and kept the fish. My negligence of the tank caused some crazy algae growth...I battled green bubble algae (VIBRANT works) also Dinos at one point.

I always had a pest anemone problem Majano and Aiptasia. Since the tank was empty of most coral I got a Tassled filefish. Let me just say this little fish took care of all Majanos and Aiptasia in just a few weeks. FINALLY I could start restocking my tank! Well one of the first things I did was nab a pair of Gen 2 Radions from a friend at a good price. What a difference! Still love my Kessils but man these Radions  :wub: The next thing I did was redo my sand bed. I used Tropic Eden reef flakes this time. 

Anyways...it has been a bit of work getting this tank back up to speed and it is finally looking healthy again :happydance:

It is a work in progress

 

Tank Specs:
75g Marineland RR
2x Radion XR30 Gen 2
Reefbrite Tech Blue LED strip
Gyre 130
Sicce 4.0 Return pump
Jaeger 200w Heater
Smart ATO 
Reef Octopus 110 int Skimmer

Inhabitants:
Yellow Tang
Pair of True Percs
Melenarus Wrasse
Talbots Damsel

Royal Gramma

XL Pajama Cardinal
Flame Angel
Blue and Yellow Pipefish

 

Here are a few pix of some of my corals.

Not sure how this new photo system works.

 

Heartbreaker Lobo

Heartbreaker Lobo

 

Sunkist Bounce

Sunkist Bounce

 

Uranium Bounce

Uranium Bounce

 

Green Goblin Anacropora and Superman Shrooms

Green Goblin and Superman shrooms

 

WWC Bounce

WWC Bounce

 

Aussie Orange Torch Coral

Aussie orange torch

 

FTS

FTS

 

Very nice!

 

And Welcome back! :)  

 

 

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1 hour ago, WV Reefer said:

 

Very nice!

 

And Welcome back! :)  

 

 

Thanks! :)

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It is nice to see you post again. Your tank looks very nice. 

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20 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

It is nice to see you post again. Your tank looks very nice. 

Awww thanks so much! I do miss looking at every ones tanks and lurk every now and then :P So much has changed on this forum!  I am so lost LOL

 

Some more pix...i think I am getting the hang of it. Photobucket is ca ca do do now.

 

Pink Cynarina

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Sunny D's

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Taiwan Yuma

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Hallucination Palys

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Thanks for stopping in! :)

 

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3 hours ago, got2envy said:

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Welcome back to the community @got2envy! I'm so glad to see you kept the system going, all those beautiful fish! It really looks beautiful, you'd never know you tackled all those pests along the way. What is your water change routine like these days?

 

Now comes the fun part of stocking it back up! Are you planning on more gorgonians? 😍

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Hi Christopher! Thanks for stopping in :) I am glad to be back!

 

I started with 15g water changes once a week for a month when getting the tank back up to par, I then dropped to 10g water changes every 2 weeks. I use Reef Crystals but will most likely switch to Red Sea Pro now that my tank has more corals. I dose Brightwell Aquatics Kalk +2 in my ATO. and I dose Seachem Reef Plus and Reef Trace in rotation every other day.

I used Vibrant which took care of the Green Bubble Algae within a month.

 

I do want more Gorgs! They add so much to a reef.

 

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Welcome back! Your macro tank way back was a big inspiration for me. Tank is looking great! Sunny Ds are some of my favorites. :wub:

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Hey! You remember my macro tank...I have had a few and I have one now. It's not much just some flame algae, Caulerpa Prolifera and Red Titan. Thanks for stopping in!

I will post more pic later after I have my coffee :P

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More pix :)

 

Gatorades

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Unknown palys

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Starburst monti

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Speckled Krakatoas

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Jellybean Chalice

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Jack o lantern Lepto

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Miami Hurrican Chalice

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My Trio of Bubbles

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Thanks for looking!

-Maria

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I think you’re more of a collector than a hoarder, the selection of corals hits all the classics and then some.  😉

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Glad to see your back. Both of us made a comeback 😉

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14 hours ago, micoastreefing said:

I think you’re more of a collector than a hoarder, the selection of corals hits all the classics and then some.  😉

Yes! I def have gotten picky after working at an LFS and reefing for this long about what goes in my tank :D

14 hours ago, JBM said:

Glad to see your back. Both of us made a comeback 😉

Hey JBM!! I am gonna check out your thread :)

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On 5/18/2018 at 8:41 AM, got2envy said:

Yes! I def have gotten picky after working at an LFS and reefing for this long about what goes in my tank :D

Hey JBM!! I am gonna check out your thread :)

 

Picky is a  good thing.

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Good to see a restart! Looking good. 

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3 hours ago, DaveFason said:

Good to see a restart! Looking good. 

Thanks so much Dave! :happy:

5 hours ago, JBM said:

 

Picky is a  good thing.

Yasss it is

More pix!

 

Spitfires and rastas top down

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Spitfires and rastas

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Space Invader Pectinia...so hard to capture the yellow center on my phone camera

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Tyree Grape idaho, Sour Apple, and red monti

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Green Octospwn

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Green SPS...I have no idea what it is :unsure:

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Thanks for looking!

 

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On 5/17/2018 at 2:12 PM, got2envy said:

Jack o lantern Lepto

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😙👌

 

Quite an impressive collection so far @got2envy! That Lepto is my favorite!

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Thanks Christopher! I do love that lepto, got it from a friend :)

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Welcome back! Looks great! 

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Set up a frag tank, I got a great deal 🙂

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Got some pix this weekend!

My frag tank is looking good 🙂

 

Berserker bounce/ Gonzos Golden dragon

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Fruit loops

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Deadpool jawbreaker

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Jawbreaker

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Twizzlers

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Rastas

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Interstellar 

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Bowtie blasters

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Thanks for stopping in!! 

-Envy

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On 5/25/2018 at 10:35 AM, got2envy said:

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Set up a frag tank, I got a great deal 🙂

That looks like a nano reef to me 😛 

 

Where's this latest batch of frags from? Impressive spread!

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Thanks Christopher!

I get them locally from other reefers here in Dallas...There are a lot of reefers here.

Hey! true you can say I have a nano reef again! omgomgomg20 gallons!

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On 5/25/2018 at 1:35 PM, got2envy said:

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Set up a frag tank, I got a great deal 🙂

That was quick, talk about a slippery slope....  

 

On another note, you new thread name fits better with your coral collection.

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5 minutes ago, micoastreefing said:

That was quick, talk about a slippery slope....  

 

On another note, you new thread name fits better with your coral collection.

Thanks! I thought so as well :wink:

Just tired of the frag racks in front of my main display .

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