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Grimes

Very, very nice photography there 👍🏼

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Some shots of Billy and Dilly, my best little photography models. They’re always up for posing or biting my hands, whichever opportunity I give them. 

 

 

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Grimes

Amazing looking fish you have there, very jealous indeed 👍🏼

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1 minute ago, Grimes said:

Amazing looking fish you have there, very jealous indeed 👍🏼

Thanks!! They’ve turned out to be super colorful, active fish. Bought them as a pair from LiveAquaria over a year ago, though I doubt you use LA since you’re over the pond. They’re Black Ice clowns.

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7 minutes ago, ECLS Reefer said:

Thanks!! They’ve turned out to be super colorful, active fish. Bought them as a pair from LiveAquaria over a year ago, though I doubt you use LA since you’re over the pond. They’re Black Ice clowns.

Yeah indeed.. I tend to find a good LFS and luckily we have a few passionate people in our area who want to share their knowledge and pass on the cost saving, so we have some good sources!!

 

Just had a read back over your thread. enjoyed it.. will be following along  

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46 minutes ago, Grimes said:

Yeah indeed.. I tend to find a good LFS and luckily we have a few passionate people in our area who want to share their knowledge and pass on the cost saving, so we have some good sources!!

 

Just had a read back over your thread. enjoyed it.. will be following along  

Thanks! I don’t have the temerity to read thru all these pages 😂

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A.m.P

I really do prefer the rainbow/sapphire pectinia's to the space-invader, all personal preference of course, but there's something about the dusted and varied colors on lps that's just really attractive.

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1 hour ago, Grimes said:

Amazing looking fish you have there, very jealous indeed 👍🏼

There clownfish...............there assholes just saying...............

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45 minutes ago, A.m.P said:

I really do prefer the rainbow/sapphire pectinia's to the space-invader, all personal preference of course, but there's something about the dusted and varied colors on lps that's just really attractive.

It’s actually sold as an amethyst or Toni from Vivid. I liked it better than the joker or space invader one they had, and for whatever reason I can keep it in the 120g, but it’s looking pretty good in the Evo. I absolutely love the sparkles- I first saw a pectinia in @WV Reefer’s tank and fell in love with it. 

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54 minutes ago, spectra said:

There clownfish...............there assholes just saying...............

Hey now Billy N Dilly are my hubby’s babies. The Evo is apparently “his”.

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2 minutes ago, ECLS Reefer said:

Hey now Billy N Dilly are my hubby’s babies. The Evo is apparently “his”.

Well tell him to stick his hand in there once they get bigger........

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23 minutes ago, spectra said:

Well tell him to stick his hand in there once they get bigger........

Right I have to use a fish net to do anything in there already- they run to the back corner when I prop it next to their goni. He’s all “you’re so stupid being scared of two little FISH”. He just doesn’t realize the turds are really colorful piranhas 

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On 11/13/2020 at 8:27 PM, ECLS Reefer said:

My little rooster wasp, Hope van Dyne, has chosen to hide behind a rock colony of zoas and the main rock structure. Gives her excellent camouflage, but at least she’s moved to the front of the tank. I see her more often at night now.

 

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She’s always watching.... 

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I realized tonight that I mistakenly posted this on the wrong thread. 

 

 

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Am completely sickened to announce this, but little Hope can Dyne somehow escaped the surly bonds of liquid surface connectivity and went carpet surfing in the last day or so. Found her little body last night 😭😭😭😭😭 Poor baby. I might literally never see her like again with how rare a find they are. 
 

 

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Sorry to read this. 

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Snow_Phoenix

That sucks. 😓

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The Evo turns a year and a half in a few days, so I thought I’d go back over the routine and guts of the operation.

 

Equipment:

Evo XII 13.5g tank w

Cobalt Neotherm 150W heater

Intank chamber 1 media holder

Sicce syncra 1.0 pump

RedSea LED 50

Jebao 3 chamber dose pump

Acrylic 3 chamber dose chambers

Jebao SW4 wave pump

Duetto Micro ATO

Smart WiFi capable multiplug

Trident 5g ATO reservoir

 

Media and dosing: 

Seacham Phosguard - changed weekly to bi weekly

Brightwell Pellet Carbon - changed weekly to bi weekly

Intank filter floss - changed twice a week

Seachem Reef Fusion 1 & 2 - administered by dosing pump

Brightwell Magnesion - administered by dosing pump

Kent Strontium and molybdenum (switching to Brightwell Strontion) - once a week

Brightwell Microbacter 7 - twice a week

Brightwell Replenish Reef Trace - once a week

RedSea Coral Nutrition AB+ - once a week 

Water changes - has been spaced out to twice monthly but actually haven’t done one since October 31st due to low nutrients. (Don’t want those dinos!!)

 

Livestock/substrate and live rock:

Carib Sea Arag alive oolite sand, 15lbs

13 lbs pukani live rock

Whatever came on/in the live rock

dwarf blue legged hermits

nassarius snails

Cerith snails

tiger sand conch snails

1 Randall's pistol shrimp

2 pincushion urchins

Random stomatellas

2 money cowries

bonded pair black ice clowns

red mandarin dragonet

2 RFAs

 

Corals (Such as I know the name for):

2 colonies multicolored zoanthids

2 small hammer

1 sunset montipora

1 small brain

1 chalice

1 duncan

2 large sized GSP colony

1 medium sized frogspawn colony

1 rainbow cyphastrea

Green leptastrea

blue green leptastrea

Blue flame favia

rainbown hornet zoas

mohican zoa 

utter chaos zoa

orange bam bam zoa

blue eyed blonde zoa

pinwheel plate

amethyst pectinia 

baby drab-ish war paint scoly 

gold torch

multiple small colonies of green/pink pocillopora 

Acan echinata

Acan lordhownesis 

Purple mushroom (teeny weeny)

 

 

 

This tank has come a crazy long way!!! I’m so proud of how it’s filling in and how well the clowns have grown together. 

 

 

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A trip down memory lane for the Evo...

 

November

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October

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September 

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July

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June

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April 

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March

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February

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Shots from the Evo. I recently had a pretty big surgical procedure and stayed in the hospital two nights, leaving my tanks in the care of my husband. Well, that were a mistake, to quote Hector Barbosa. The tank pumps all shut off at 8:30 every night for feeding and stay off for 10 minutes, automatically restarting at the end of that time. The hubs slept thru the feeding the second night, even after the children woke him up, he even called me to say he was going to go feed them, and then........ passed back out. So then he woke back up later and called to say he was feeding them, so I shut the pumps off manually. Keep in mind I’m gorked out on narcotics and anti nausea meds at the hospital, not at home. So I fell asleep, and he didn’t call me back to remind me to turn on the pumps. I got discharged home the next morning and when I got home, roughly 12 hours after turning off the pumps, I found the Evo and the big tank in distress. Thankfully, the Evo turned around quickly and the fish recovered, save for the new tail spot blenny I had added. He passed away, and the hubs went and bought a new one to beg forgiveness. However, the new one was emaciated and tiny, so I dont expect it to make it either. He learned this time around never let the LFS pick your fish for you.

 

So yeah, the tank has had some ups and downs this week. Thankfully the corals and the main fish have done well.

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Some true macro shots with the Laowa 25mm micro lens and Interceptor the red mandarinB8456A95-35D9-4508-8A09-B2254A0A8F52.thumb.jpeg.58088e3fe8705746a2d780c8cfcd9fa7.jpeg

 

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I hope you and the tanks enjoy a fast and complete recovery.

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JustReading

A man can dream. My evo is 10000% the opposite of this right now 

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8 minutes ago, JustReading said:

A man can dream. My evo is 10000% the opposite of this right now 

Oh mine started bare. It’s taken a year and a half to get here, with basically a die off six months in or so. I still haven’t figured out the magic some people possess in starting a tank and making it look like a seasoned amazing 2 year old tank in like six months. They’re the exception though not the rule!

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