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4 minutes ago, A Little Blue said:

You could probably move the rock a bit in case you need more aggressive scraping. 

 

Tbh, I’ll just pull the rock out if I need to do an aggressive cleaning. Pop it in the bucket with old tank water during a water change and go to town on the glass, lol

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They’re a little pissed off, since I finally just got them in the tank. I had to float them and then leave my house for a few hours. So they’ve been floating in bags to keep them temp acclimated

 

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Tigahboy

Nice new additions!  

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6 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Nice new additions!  

They're in the 7 gallon right now, since there isnt a lot of room in the Pico, so I'm gonna give them overnight and maybe start gluing them down tomorrow. 

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More hitchhiker zoas opening, and a neat shot through the lens of a pair of blue blocker sunglasses, still waiting on coral filters for my phone

 

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Received some devastating news today, so may be a few days till I start transferring the corals to the pico. But they were looking hungry so I made them a meaty treat with what was available. Some human grade shrimp and squid tentacles...

 

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And into the freezer it went

 

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Acan took a big mouthful

 

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And the kryptonite candy canes got down as well

 

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Now they look nice and happy. The little one in the pic above still has a full mouth, but here’s another one looking like a thing...lol 

 

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The rastas opened up nicely and the ricordea is ... being a mushroom 

 

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This guy is extra salty

That zoa rock

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On 4/13/2019 at 3:31 PM, MetaTank said:

So I was gifted this rock from someone who works in a coral store. It was just in his sump, but it had a frag disk on it, and apparently the zoas on the disk moved on to the rock, lol. I really didn’t have any expectations that they would open, but they seem to slowly be acclimating to the lights again after being in the dark for so long

 

This is the rock

 

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They look more open today than they did yesterday, so that’s promising. Still not holding my breath tho...lol

 

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Cant wait to get a proper phone filter, and maybe a better phone. LOL...The iPhone 6s camera just isn't cutting it anymore...:rant:

Are you using aquariumcam?

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kimdawg

Sorry about you bad news.  I will say a prayer and send happy thoughts your way my reef friend.  Your corals look happy and will be there when you get back to them.🙏

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21 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

That zoa rock

🤤

Yeah, I'm SOOOO glad they decided to play nice and open up. Almost all of them opened, and it's only been like 4-5 days since I put the rock back under light.

15 minutes ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Are you using aquariumcam?

Naw, is that an App? I'll have to check it out. I've been using a pair of orange safety glasses, and a pair of blue blocker sunglasses. I have camera filters on the way, slow boat from China.

9 minutes ago, kimdawg said:

Sorry about you bad news.  I will say a prayer and send happy thoughts your way my reef friend.  Your corals look happy and will be there when you get back to them.🙏

Thank you, luckily it wasn't a death or illness, but it's still a life changing event that will take some getting used to, and I should focus my energy on finding a solution, but somehow I cant seem to keep my hands of my tank...lol...I actually transferred one piece to the pico already. I really appreciate the thoughts and prayers, things will be alright, just have to stay positive!

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Broke the food into little chunks when it froze, three shrimp and some tentacles should last a while, lol

 

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Tigahboy

Sorry to hear about the bad news as well.  That meat pie is impressive tho! 

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16 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Sorry to hear about the bad news as well.  That meat pie is impressive tho! 

I mixed it with a little distilled water before blending and BAM, I have food for a WHILE...lol. I spent $1.12 total on it. 50 cents for the squid, 62 cents for the shrimp... 🤣

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1 minute ago, MetaTank said:

I mixed it with a little distilled water before blending and BAM, I have food for a WHILE...lol. I spent $1.12 total on it. 50 cents for the squid, 62 cents for the shrimp... 🤣

Time to package it up and go on a reef convention tour selling MetaTank's Meta Reef Food.

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2 hours ago, MetaTank said:

 

Naw, is that an App? I'll have to check it out. I've been using a pair of orange safety glasses, and a pair of blue blocker sunglasses. I have camera filters on the way, slow boat from China.

 

Yes it’s an app I use it a lot 

Here is an example 

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debbeach13

Sorry about the bad news. I hope it turns out OK. Nice food mix. I used to feed a shrimp and scallop mix but now with less tanks and less fish I just use LRS.

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16 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Time to package it up and go on a reef convention tour selling MetaTank's Meta Reef Food.

If only it were that easy...lol. I wish, I could really use that right now...As of yesterday, I'm "transitioning" jobs...suddenly, and unexpectedly... :scarry:

 

But I imagine it would have to have a little more than just shrimp and squid to work as a decent food for  more "advanced" reefers. I'm just a noob still...lol

15 hours ago, This guy is extra salty said:

Yes it’s an app I use it a lot 

Here is an example 

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Nice! I already purchased filters for my phone, and since I lost my job yesterday, I probably shouldn't be paying for an app, even if it's only 3 bucks...lol

10 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Sorry about the bad news. I hope it turns out OK. Nice food mix. I used to feed a shrimp and scallop mix but now with less tanks and less fish I just use LRS.

It happened, I will do my best to stay positive and land on my feet. Glad the shrimp/squid mix seems to look like it may work out, it was really easy and WAY cheaper than buying frozen food. I should look into other additives...omegas, amino acids, vitamins, etc...could be a fun project. 

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seabass

Sorry to hear about your job.  Luckily, a lot of companies are hiring and people are switching jobs right now.  I'm sure you'll land on your feet.  Good luck!

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Tigahboy

Man, sorry to hear.  That really sucks!  Good luck with your next steps.

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32 minutes ago, seabass said:

Sorry to hear about your job.  Luckily, a lot of companies are hiring and people are switching jobs right now.  I'm sure you'll land on your feet.  Good luck!

Yeah, I just had a really sweet gig, but who knows, maybe the next one will be sweeter! But it was just a job, not my first, wont be my last, I'm staying positive, this could always be an opportunity, not necessarily a setback.

30 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Man, sorry to hear.  That really sucks!  Good luck with your next steps.

Well, in situations like this, I'm just glad it's something correctable, and it doesn't affect our health. I might have lost my job yesterday, but I also learned that my pops' cancer is in full remission yesterday, so you really gotta count your blessings. It's just a job, and having an 11 month old daughter to support will light a fire under my butt, so I'll have something else soon!

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Wingy

Hopefully a better job will land in your lap.  

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8 minutes ago, Wingy said:

Hopefully a better job will land in your lap.  

Yeah, I'm feeling a lot better today about it than I was yesterday. It was just a shock, but it's also just a job. Plenty of them out there for me!

 

Just glad I pretty much got everything I needed for this competition set up BEFORE it happened, lol. Now if I can find a LFS that will let me do some PT work in exchange for corals...lol

 

 

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Wingy

Summer is coming.  Maybe you could trade some tank sitting for some corals.  Get a disposable e-mail address and throw an ad up on Craigs List.  

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1 hour ago, MetaTank said:

Yeah, I'm feeling a lot better today about it than I was yesterday. It was just a shock, but it's also just a job. Plenty of them out there for me!

 

Just glad I pretty much got everything I needed for this competition set up BEFORE it happened, lol. Now if I can find a LFS that will let me do some PT work in exchange for corals...lol

 

 

Stay positive bro, just a j.o.b..best of luck with ur new gig. 

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Tiny limpet hitchhiker

 

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