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50 Breeder From Texas: Hydroids

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On 7/27/2018 at 11:20 PM, RocketClownfish said:

Nice tank man! What fish stores do you go shop at in Houston? I usually just got to Ocean Life Aquariums and FJW. Some others here and there but those are my main spots to throw money at coral and fish haha. 

I’m closest to FJW Dennis is great. Glad I don’t live closer or I’d be in a lot of trouble!

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Tank is chugging right along! I added 2 new clowns today. Bonded pair of da Vinci clowns. Had a bad flare up of GHA so threw in a sea hare and he destroyed it in just a few days. Going let let the tank simmer with the current livestock and keep my hands out to let it settle in for the next month or two before I throw in some more softies and a gorgonian or two. Would like a nem on the middle rock where the style is but we shall see.

 

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I can't believe I've missed this thread!  Even with a bigger tank, I much prefer this forum to others as NR feels more like a community.  Plus, members tend not to fall off the face of the earth with their builds. 

 

You've done a great job aquascaping and coral placement.  I can't believe how big that gorg is on the right side of the tank!  Are you picking them up at your LFS, or ordering through Gulf Coast Ecosystems?  I was emailing Russ there about placing a first order for them and he seems like a nice guy. 

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On 8/14/2018 at 6:25 AM, TatorTaco said:

I can't believe I've missed this thread!  Even with a bigger tank, I much prefer this forum to others as NR feels more like a community.  Plus, members tend not to fall off the face of the earth with their builds. 

 

You've done a great job aquascaping and coral placement.  I can't believe how big that gorg is on the right side of the tank!  Are you picking them up at your LFS, or ordering through Gulf Coast Ecosystems?  I was emailing Russ there about placing a first order for them and he seems like a nice guy. 

Thanks I appreciate it! This was the first forum I came to when I got into the hobby, haven’t wandered too far since.

those gorgs came from a lfs. I probably paid more for them vs going online but I saw it and couldn’t leave without it! Plan on getting a couple more more plumy ones like a golden rod.

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Looking good!

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Picked up a few new sps pieces to celebrate getting through the first week of the new school year.

bubblegum digi, green slimer, and several birdsnests. Bought from a local reefer, he was extremley generous. Time to sit back and let everything grow in.

 

Few pics have a gel filter because my iPad can’t take pictures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saw a tiny spot of this a few weeks ago, chalked it up to cyano and a new tank. I upped nutrients in the tank and added 2 cardinals as coral were washed out and nitrates/phosphates were 0. 2 days of having the skimmer off and what I think are Dino’s spread to multiple places. Had them a few years ago and after months of battles I tore down the tank. Going to switch skimmer back on and see what happens.

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2 minutes ago, TotesMaGoat said:

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Is that Gyre 1K? how do you like it? or not like it?  

 

Sorry about the possible dino, hoping it's just a case of bubbly cyano. 

 

 

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31 minutes ago, micoastreefing said:

Is that Gyre 1K? how do you like it? or not like it?  

 

Sorry about the possible dino, hoping it's just a case of bubbly cyano. 

 

 

It is! Thought I’d really like it but I much prefer the pulsing of the jaebo, I’m going to sell it for a rw8. Not impressed by its output, my rw4 can get my whole tank swaying, can’t say anything good about the 1k

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25 minutes ago, TotesMaGoat said:

It is! Thought I’d really like it but I much prefer the pulsing of the jaebo, I’m going to sell it for a rw8. Not impressed by its output, my rw4 can get my whole tank swaying, can’t say anything good about the 1k

hmm that sucks.  maybe 1000 gph in gyre/sheet flow probably makes it hard to notice intensity/movement vs the jetblast of Rw-4.  I loved my rw-4 while it was running, been running aqamai KPS and tunze 6040 since rw-4 died.  KPS is too weak for a 3-ft tank, tunze got some mad power but also comes with some noise issues (mine is not bad).  Wanted to jump on the gyre bandwagon, the 1K is the only one currently in the budget range, so thanks for the feedback. 

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Yeah I just like the back and forth sway the jaebo does to the corals. Had really high expectations for it and like the larger flow pattern but just not real thrilled with it. Maybe I would have been happier with the bigger size

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Dino’s either went away or it was brown cyano, after I started feeding more, added 2 cardinals and skimmed dry they went away and I had several different algaes and a little red cyano pop up. Performed a 30% wc today and will turn skimmer a little more wet. So relieved i dodged the Dino bullet. I have a couple really nice acros coming next weekend from a local reefer. The slimer and digi made me want a few more sps. Right rock scape is going to get some more acans or shrooms, and will fill some spots with some zoas or shrooms.

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Love that bubblegum digitata

 

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Planned to go with a softy tank, find myself buying more and more sticks..

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Toss affected corals and rock and start over or fight them? Branching hydroids

my frags from the 10g had them, I tried manual removal for a while but it’s  impossible to eradicate them with just that. Came back fast and furious the past few weeks when I upped feeding

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You still running that Reef octopus classic 110? If so do you have some pointers? I do have a really light load being a new tank with no corals and just one clown. But I figure I should be getting some kind of a foam head. But I can't seem to produce one. I've set the correct level of water in the sump and it's been in the water and running for weeks so it should be broken in. 

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