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Dirté Sanchez
17 minutes ago, jack1978 said:

Tank looks good!  Has the Goni grown / spread at all?

It gets real long and y’all during the day when the wavepump does its day time flow. 

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24 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

It gets real long and y’all during the day when the wavepump does its day time flow. 

But has it spread ..... new polyps / mat spreading at the bottom?

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Dirté Sanchez
8 hours ago, jack1978 said:

But has it spread ..... new polyps / mat spreading at the bottom?

I’ll have to look. The tanks haven’t woken up yet.

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1 hour ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

I’ll have to look. The tanks haven’t woken up yet.

Flashlight ..... probe it. 

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Dirté Sanchez
24 minutes ago, jack1978 said:

Flashlight ..... probe it. 

Why does it matter if it's already spread?? It's only been in there a couple of weeks. I'm just happy it's alive and well.

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3 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Why does it matter if it's already spread?? It's only been in there a couple of weeks. I'm just happy it's alive and well.

Why do you have to be so difficult? 

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Dirté Sanchez
Just now, jack1978 said:

Why do you have to be so difficult? 

Because at the moment I have a very annoying ear worm pestering me about some website login that isn't cooperating to his satisfaction and I want to throat punch him 😠

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1 minute ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Because at the moment I have a very annoying ear worm pestering me about some website login that isn't cooperating to his satisfaction and I want to throat punch him 😠

PornHub?

- Sancho can fix it for you.

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Dirté Sanchez
1 minute ago, jack1978 said:

PornHub?

- Sancho can fix it for you.

Hell no if I found that on his phone he'd have more than a throat punch to recover from. 

 

He's trying to get our kids' school financial aid crap turned in and the website blocked his attempts because he can't ever remember nor save the information to his own phone and he pissed it off trying every combination he knows. If he'd have just done the damn thing 40 minutes ago when it let him log in the first time he'd have been done. Instead he wants to argue and foist it off on me when I don't know the first thing about filling that stuff out. He has a literal allergy to calling and talking to people to fix anything so it's a big deal to make him fix his own problems.

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5 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Hell no if I found that on his phone he'd have more than a throat punch to recover from. 

 

He's trying to get our kids' school financial aid crap turned in and the website blocked his attempts because he can't ever remember nor save the information to his own phone and he pissed it off trying every combination he knows. If he'd have just done the damn thing 40 minutes ago when it let him log in the first time he'd have been done. Instead he wants to argue and foist it off on me when I don't know the first thing about filling that stuff out. He has a literal allergy to calling and talking to people to fix anything so it's a big deal to make him fix his own problems.

Lol, I like Mr Dirty.

-we could be twins! 

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Dirté Sanchez
1 minute ago, jack1978 said:

Lol, I like Mr Dirty.

-we could be twins! 

You can have him. I'll just rent him for special occasions that cool?

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4 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

You can have him. I'll just rent him for special occasions that cool?

No, it wouldn’t work.  Neither of us could do any of that woman’s work.  We’d fail. 

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Dirté Sanchez

Okay @jack1978 I would say yes, you can see the base starting to spread to the edges of the frag plug. The GSP is also starting to spread on the rock it’s on. 
 

Changed water and siphoned sand today; it made it 18 days, and I only did change it because I noticed a spike in phosphates. Will change the carbon/phosguard out tomorrow too. 
 

Leo is doing well @kimberbee

 

 

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Dirté Sanchez

Oohhhh what is it??? 😳😳😳☺️☺️☺️

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The big reveal! A new mandarin (bigger than I’d thought he’d be but still an okay size) and a new BTA for the clowns. Hope this restores their marriage completely- I’m sick of their bickering.

 

 

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Dirté Sanchez

Tank is looking great and gurgling away (loudly) since I cleaned the wave maker. But now there’s so much flow! 
 

 

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Grabbed a shot of the pistol and one of his gobies while he was out, trying to steal a zoa colony. 
 

 

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Okay, I know I’m a ridiculous addict, but I also have worked my butt of these last couple of weeks and will continue that this week, so I felt I deserved a little spoiling in the reef area. Went ahead and bought a RedSea 50 LED to upgrade the tank light. I currently have two on it and I don’t like how it’s either super blue or super blah white. I’m excited to get the new light on, by Wednesday. 
 

Am also going to add a porcelain crab to this tank as it’s got three nems to choose from, and the clowns haven’t hosted anything, so they’re all up for grabs. Excited that this tank is finally going to be complete, though I’m afraid there may have been a death in there that occurred unnoticed. It would see the pistol has killed one of the antenna gobies as he did once before. I haven’t seen one of them in a couple of days so I worry, and that would be very sad for me since they were a cute pair. 

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Still no sign of the second antenna goby ☹️ I sure hope the pistol didn’t get him by accident like the last time. 
 

In other news, got a porcelain crab for the nems and he’s already settling into the BTA!

 

 

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GOT THE NEW LIGHT IN!!!! :haha:

 

Love the new light! It's not centered on the back like before, because the screen cut out is too small. I could make it bigger with a Dremel, but when I checked the light, it seems like it would have been too long even at its shortest setting to be centered in the tank. So, it's mounted on the back wall of the AIO section and almost makes it to the center. Enough so that the far end has barely any shading until dusk starts to fall with the program. I'm super happy with it because now I can SEE in the tank without having to hunt for stuff with a flashlight! I have it on acclimation mode for a month, running at 12K. 
 

 

Also, I've discovered the big mandarin (named Cruiser) eats frozen mysis/brine/cycops!!! What a huge load off my back to have one I've seen with my own eyes taking regular food. I do have the ability to get to a pod supplier down the street if necessary and I'm trying to cultivate some in my SCA sump, so he shouldn't starve. But it's a good thing they are eating frozen!!

 

 

 

 

The only bad news from the Evo is that I'm fairly certain now that one of the antenna gobies is gone. I haven't seen it in days now, not even a hint during feeding time. It's a bummer because I loved watching them work as a pair. Wish the little circle of life in these tanks would just comply with what I think should be going down.

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LOVE my new light on the Evo. So much brighter and cleaner in appearance. I programmed the wifi power strip to run the wave pump every two hours for two hours, so the tank isn't constantly getting blasted by it, and everything seems to like that schedule. Especially the BTA sitting right in front of it. Changed the carbon and phosguard out today but haven't done a water change since Feb 18th. Still trying to push this tank and the SCA to every two weeks to even a month if at all possible. So far it's working out well, and I'm making it almost exactly 14-18 days.

 

Added two SPS hard corals yesterday to the tank. I'm not positive what they are because I'm not a coral name guru, so if anybody recognizes them let me know. Otherwise they're red, and green. 😉
 

 

 

 

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WV Reefer
42 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

LOVE my new light on the Evo. So much brighter and cleaner in appearance. I programmed the wifi power strip to run the wave pump every two hours for two hours, so the tank isn't constantly getting blasted by it, and everything seems to like that schedule. Especially the BTA sitting right in front of it. Changed the carbon and phosguard out today but haven't done a water change since Feb 18th. Still trying to push this tank and the SCA to every two weeks to even a month if at all possible. So far it's working out well, and I'm making it almost exactly 14-18 days.

 

Added two SPS hard corals yesterday to the tank. I'm not positive what they are because I'm not a coral name guru, so if anybody recognizes them let me know. Otherwise they're red, and green. 😉
 

 

 

 

It definitely looks a lot brighter in there! 

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Dirté Sanchez
4 minutes ago, WV Reefer said:

It definitely looks a lot brighter in there! 

Oh yes. I changed it to 23k today because it was too bright. May even have to back it down to 75% or so since that’s a big light for this tank. But so far stuff seems to be happy. 

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Nighttime, moonlit reef for both Evo and SCA. 
 

 

Also, Leo got a fat bag of asterina stars today- sure hope he makes them last while I’m gone! At the rate he was gobbling them up though he may not. Cruiser the mandarin doing his thing, and a couple nice top down shots

 

 

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Anyone able to ID these two new hard corals I have in the Evo? Some type of red monti but not sure about the green one. Both doing well though with growth on the red one! The new light is kicking some butt in there!

 

 

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