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On 7/18/2018 at 1:12 PM, Christopher Marks said:

Calleigh must be so happy to have you home! Archer Pup has been clinging to me since my last trip.

Thanks for sharing the ugly algae phase, it's a fact of life! 😄

 

You got it under control pretty quickly though. Besides the tuxedo urchins, what else is in your new cleanup crew?

Archer! How is he? You have to post pictures, I haven't seen him in a while.

 

Critters of the glass box

So this is one of 2 or 3 freeloaders in the tank. Pep shrimps. All they do is eat my food and dance. 😡

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I have 3 Tuxedos, not sure what makes their spines a different color - could it be gender or regions they come from or what

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Emerald crabs are one of my favorites, people don't care for crabs in general but I enjoy having a variety of emeralds, hermits of all shapes and sizes too.

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Tiger Nassarius

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I have other snails also - turbos, astreas, turbans, trochus, nassarius vibex, ceriths, nerites.

 

 

 

 

3 hours ago, Cutter79 said:

I am in week 3 of my reefer 350 build. Just installed the curve 5. its been running for 3 days, I raised it up about a inch and a half. Still overflowing like crazy, not sure if I should let it keep running or shut it off? I have the overflow from the curve pouring into a filter sock. Thoughts?

You can let it run - it can take a week or more to break in. Play with the air intake valve to open all the way or close all the way to see which makes the least amount of overflow that you are okay with. You can also raise it. There is a good chance that your organics aren't enough to produce good skimmate.

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Thanks. Ya dont care so much about the skimmate yet just hoping this thing settles down soon LOL

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44 minutes ago, metrokat said:

Tiger Nassarius

That's a nice name for that whelk (Babylonia). :wink:  Some say they are reef safe, others don't.  Don't keep it with a clam.  They might eat other snails too.

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2 hours ago, seabass said:

That's a nice name for that whelk (Babylonia). :wink:  Some say they are reef safe, others don't.  Don't keep it with a clam.  They might eat other snails too.

Crickey! 

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Good thing I see only one, I think I had 3 but I see 2 shells

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Some think they can't survive as scavengers because they are predators and might need more meaty food (or be fed).  The shells are sure pretty though.

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6 minutes ago, seabass said:

Some think they can't survive as scavengers because they are predators and might need more meaty food (or be fed).  The shells are sure pretty though.

 

Does it count if she feeds with a shovel on a daily basis? 😛 

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'Need about tree fiddy'...???  My son used to talk about 'Fiddy-Cent' a while back, so I wonder if this is somehow related?  😉

 

That algae forest was a classic, but good to see it has gone away.  Rockscape all set or still working it?

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21 hours ago, Nano sapiens said:

'Need about tree fiddy'...???  My son used to talk about 'Fiddy-Cent' a while back, so I wonder if this is somehow related?  😉

 

That algae forest was a classic, but good to see it has gone away.  Rockscape all set or still working it?

Hey you. Yeah it's South Park like Seabass posted. 

 

The algae is in spots now - rockscape is different on the left side but still a work in progress.

I'm still installing all the equipment if you can believe it - have had a case of the lazies. I installed the calcium doser yesterday and made a batch of new alkalinity supplement. I use Brightwell 8.3 powder. My brain fried so I made the solution about 4 times stronger - math is not my strong suite. But anyway - I got that figured out eventually.

 

Going for some retail therapy today to the LFS - I need more fish in my life.

 

Calleigh likes to watch bird tv.

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Went to the Hamptons last weekend - house full of friends - good times.

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Got this lovely sculpture as a gift from my friend Michael. It even glows under actinics.

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I don't think I posted pictures of my India trip or I may have. I don't think I posted pictures of my India trip or I may have. I could scroll back but it's Friday. omgomgomg

 

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Happy Friday

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Good to see things moving along!  From what I've heard and read, these Redsea tanks are top notch.

 

Love that sculpture!

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[Wanders in] I launched another lantern this year. It was probably  on the wrong day... in April😐

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17 hours ago, Nano sapiens said:

Good to see things moving along!  From what I've heard and read, these Redsea tanks are top notch.

 

Love that sculpture!

Congratulations on another TOTM - you totally rock that nano. It's lovely.

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On 6/19/2018 at 10:25 AM, metrokat said:

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Wow beautiful tank

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1 hour ago, oldskoolwayz said:

Wow beautiful tank

Thanks!

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2 hours ago, metrokat said:

Congratulations on another TOTM - you totally rock that nano. It's lovely.

Thanks!  Despite my bumbling along the way it's still alive 'n kick'in  :)

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On 7/19/2018 at 6:57 PM, seabass said:

That's a nice name for that whelk (Babylonia). :wink:  Some say they are reef safe, others don't.  Don't keep it with a clam.  They might eat other snails too.

Now I know what the hell that thing is. I watched one in my 50 cube kill and eat a limpet the other night. Looks like he's gonna go have a date with Stripey, he's a stone cold mollusc killa. This being Stripey.

 

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Waves at The Kat Lady whilst waiting impatiently for Vietnam to arrive.

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Man, looking at all the new hardware available in this hobby... It's like a whole new reef world in the short time I've been gone. How do you decide on things??

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