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Repost to new page: The big momma nem from cultivated reef split twice, so now there are three! 

 

Momma:

 

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Medium split

 

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Small split:

 

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Because I have two pairs of clowns in here, I spread out the anemones so that *hopefully* the clowns dont fight. The center and left ones are isolated on their own rock, the rightmost one is on the main structure. 

 

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Three for the price of one!

 

(I've never had nems split before. Must need to poke them more)

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On 11/12/2018 at 11:08 AM, specore said:

Do you pump the new water in from a different room?

 

0 tds! 

 

I used to use resin till output was 7tds or so. But now that my dad pays for resin, I can swap when I read 1 LOL. Also, I am using prepackaged DI in canisters for $14  rather than the BRS stuff for $12. Makes life so much easier. No DI pellets everywhere....

 

Crazy how small that 40g trash can looks! I’m tempted to get a 100g trash can. Since cost of salt isn’t on me, bigger water changes would just improve the water quality more 🤔. @markalot Im using Fritz RPM, which has the same alk of this tank. If salt was free, would you do larger water changes? Like 30%, so 100 gallons.  Wouldn't take any longer if I got a stronger pump/larger diameter tubing. 

 

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And a little video update. Still learning the lights and cautiously adjusting em, things are a bit brown at the moment. Happy, but dark 🙂 

 

 

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Went to GotCorals to return their par meter, and came home with some m&ms! 

 

Placed around the base base of a column so they can move left and right without being able to leave and sting anything. 

 

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Damn Harry....our buttons are already obsolete.  Did you realize Apex Fusion now has Alexa control?

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27 minutes ago, specore said:

Damn Harry....our buttons are already obsolete.  Did you realize Apex Fusion now has Alexa control?

 

Thats been out for a while now! I personally don’t like voice control as much as the button. Voice control had a long delay when I tried it, like 10 seconds+. Plus is dependent on internet connection. The market for buttons is still pretty darn good! 

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24 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

 

Thats been out for a while now! I personally don’t like voice control as much as the button. Voice control had a long delay when I tried it, like 10 seconds+. Plus is dependent on internet connection. The market for buttons is still pretty darn good! 

That's strange. Mine has no delay at all

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1 hour ago, specore said:

That's strange. Mine has no delay at all

 

Might just be the god-awful wifi in my old home. Cinderblock®® interior walls.... It a PITA. 

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Ordered more or less 1 of everything from @Marine Depots frozen food inventory. Locally I can just get Mysis cubes, and then the Nori from amazon. 

 

The fish should be happy 🙂 

 

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10 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

Ordered more or less 1 of everything from @Marine Depots frozen food inventory

 

 

Thanks for shopping, brother! Your fish are definitely going to be happy! It is almost Thanksgiving, after all. A feast will soon be in order!

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6 minutes ago, Marine Depot said:

Thanks for shopping, brother! Your fish are definitely going to be happy! It is almost Thanksgiving, after all. A feast will soon be in order!

 

Haha exactly, turkey for us and shrimp for them! 

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LOL, thanks @HarryPotter I am a Rod's Food Fan myself.  I like that it has a variety of ingredients and I don't feel like I am torturing my fish with the same boring food all the time.  They get frozen in the mornings and a random mix of flakes and pellets throughout the rest of the day.  #Fatfisharehappyfish

 

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I may have put in too much of the devils lettuce.... LOL! 

 

On a a side note: it’s kind of crazy how I have 5 healthy tangs in here. I was worried it would go downhill, like my prior experiences with fish, but this seems super stable! 

 

 

Liutenant grabbing a bite:

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Three hungry dudes 

 

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Diffusers on- was kind of challenging to do without taking the fixture down. 

 

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So here's the haul:

 

6x random zoa frags

 

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2 ricordia frags, Aequituberculata, bicolor hammer, two fully encrusted megachrome montipora (might steal one for my reefer 😉 ), sunfire grafted cap, pink Millipora, unknown green acro  

 

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Waly Disney, PC rainbow, Tyree pink lemonade. 

 

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Not pictured (whoops): Blue chunker acro, yellow twist. 

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I didn’t like the sockholders, because they are at the same water level as the sump, so water would just overflow. I added the blue baffles with filter cups, then printed a shallow filter cup. Kind of like the 3d printed shallower ones, super easy to take floss out. 

 

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Here’s an update on new rock scape and corals. Using a cool camera stabilization thingy, let me know if you can see a difference.

 

 

 

Also, got some goodies from Marine Depot. Three matching high flow filter cups, and then two mesh socks that I am using as bubble traps/prefilters. 

 

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On 11/18/2018 at 6:10 PM, Marine Depot said:

Thanks for shopping, brother! Your fish are definitely going to be happy! It is almost Thanksgiving, after all. A feast will soon be in order!

Can't go wrong with them.

 

Harry, when I get down there we're gonna have to get together and go out collecting with my friends on Big Pine Key for those RFAs.

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33 minutes ago, StinkyBunny said:

Can't go wrong with them.

 

 Harry, when I get down there we're gonna have to get together and go out collecting with my friends on Big Pine Key for those RFAs.

 

Hell yeah! Make a RFA-only tank! 

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Tried a gravel vac for the first time. Worked well; the WC water was pretty opaque. I think it is mainly pulling out the tiny sand particles. 

 

 

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I made 19 small rainbow montipora frags (on frag plugs) from the colonies in my reefer, and put them onto a rack in the 300. In my tank, it is mostly purple and green. In the 300, they get crazy red polyps. So hopefully in a month or two I’ll have some a ton of nicely encrusted frags to sell/swap/etc.

 

The sweet thing was that all the frags I took were from growth that was behind my rocks and columns- the front view didn’t change.

 

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