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So I cant decide if I want to trade away the mother green Yuma's or the babies or some kind of combination....

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Right, 2nd half of Delivery taken (Zoamarines - UK Based) one looks a little worse for wear but all look pretty decent condition. No Freebies in this order 😞

 

Emerald Jewel Ricordea

Some nice Red Macro Algae also came in on Frag Plug

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Lava Lamp Discosoma Mushroom: Doesn't look too hot at the moment

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Opal Sparkle Discosoma

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Metallic Lava Yuma (Top down) will take better photos later. (Probably tomorrow)

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Insane Toxic Ultra Green Discosoma

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Current FTS

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So now I have probably another 2 weeks dipping every 4-5 days before I take everything off the frag plugs and start mounting and placing for final growth.

 

I think I am now happy with my stocking (apart from CUC needs replenishing) unless something very nice pops up at a good price I think I will focus now on additions to my 5.5G Cube. 

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debbeach13

Good luck with the new mushies. I am curious are you going to keep the frag rack or will you eventually take it out.

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5 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Good luck with the new mushies. I am curious are you going to keep the frag rack or will you eventually take it out.

I'm not sure, I have an idea on what I want to do but that really depends on growth. I have a few weeks to work it out.

 

Moved the Lava Lamp to the 5.5G as it is sliming currently. Need to pick up some carbon but at least the 5.5g was empty so dont have to worry too much

 

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25 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Right, 2nd half of Delivery taken (Zoamarines - UK Based) one looks a little worse for wear but all look pretty decent condition. No Freebies in this order 😞

 

Emerald Jewel Ricordea

Some nice Red Macro Algae also came in on Frag Plug

20190711_124105.thumb.jpg.e621cff080f63b9f77ca3b11862f70d7.jpg

 

Lava Lamp Discosoma Mushroom: Doesn't look too hot at the moment

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Opal Sparkle Discosoma

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Metallic Lava Yuma (Top down) will take better photos later. (Probably tomorrow)

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Insane Toxic Ultra Green Discosoma

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Current FTS

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So now I have probably another 2 weeks dipping every 4-5 days before I take everything off the frag plugs and start mounting and placing for final growth.

 

I think I am now happy with my stocking (apart from CUC needs replenishing) unless something very nice pops up at a good price I think I will focus now on additions to my 5.5G Cube. 

I SEE A VAPE MODomgomgomg :smilie:

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Just now, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

I SEE A VAPE MODomgomgomg :smilie:

THC oil 👍

No one knows

 

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
4 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

THC oil 👍

No one knows

 

LMAO I wish I could...I still have to be good for a little bit longer.

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This is mine

 

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Just now, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

LMAO I wish I could...I still have to be good for a little bit longer.

It's for pain relief. About the only thing that touches the pain without leaving me a total Zombie. 

I just get the giggles and the munchies but not out of it.

A shame i still have to deal with an "independent chemist" to get it though

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1 minute ago, Ratvan said:

It's for pain relief. About the only thing that touches the pain without leaving me a total Zombie. 

I just get the giggles and the munchies but not out of it.

A shame i still have to deal with an "independent chemist" to get it though

it really is great for pain. It was a godsend all times I've broken myself. I'm allergic to pain meds so that is what I used for pain relief.

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2 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

it really is great for pain. It was a godsend all times I've broken myself. I'm allergic to pain meds so that is what I used for pain relief.

100% just needs to be legalised, or decriminalised at least. 

 

I've just noticed that all of the "live Rock Rubble" that the Mushrooms have been shipped on all seems to be some form of Acan (possibly?) Skeleton.

Every single one not on a Plug.

Can mushrooms kill Acans? 

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2 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

100% just needs to be legalised, or decriminalised at least. 

 

I've just noticed that all of the "live Rock Rubble" that the Mushrooms have been shipped on all seems to be some form of Acan (possibly?) Skeleton.

Every single one not on a Plug.

Can mushrooms kill Acans? 

Umm, I don't know...I'd think the acan would kill the mushroom?

it's dumb having it illegal. Hopefully soon it won't be, fingers crossed.

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2 minutes ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

Umm, I don't know...I'd think the acan would kill the mushroom?

it's dumb having it illegal. Hopefully soon it won't be, fingers crossed.

Meh I'll just play the "Big C" Card, gets you out of most things lmao

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ninjamyst

Have you seen the golden dragon mushroom?  Was about to get one last week but someone beat me to it.  Now I want one even more.  Hahah

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4 minutes ago, ninjamyst said:

Have you seen the golden dragon mushroom?  Was about to get one last week but someone beat me to it.  Now I want one even more.  Hahah

Rhodactis and Bounces are too expensive for my blood, Beautiful but I can't afford that. The cheapest I have found a non named Rhodactis is like £35.00.

Today's addition (minus Metallic Lava) cost me the same amount (£37.49) well close enough. 

Might try and trade for some at some point in the future, if i can find a Frag Swap or Reefer who wants one nearby 

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Final post for today. Lava Lamp has stopped sliming, just looks irritated now.

Will see how it looks in the morning and introduce it back to the Pico

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Finally my Red Discosoma has opened up after a week in the tank. It's so cute (3cm Frag Plug for Scale)

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1 hour ago, Ratvan said:

Rhodactis and Bounces are too expensive for my blood, Beautiful but I can't afford that. The cheapest I have found a non named Rhodactis is like £35.00.

Today's addition (minus Metallic Lava) cost me the same amount (£37.49) well close enough. 

Might try and trade for some at some point in the future, if i can find a Frag Swap or Reefer who wants one nearby 

Yea, they can get crazy expensive.  There are some red / orange rhodactis that should be around your price point.  Hope you score some nice ones later!

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16 hours ago, ninjamyst said:

Yea, they can get crazy expensive.  There are some red / orange rhodactis that should be around your price point.  Hope you score some nice ones later!

Well maybe one will fall into the bargain bin at some point in the future.

 

Slime Free Lava Lamp this morning so added it to the pico and snapped a few shots of the current favourites

 

 

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Well arrived at work this morning and have some new issues. Some of my mushrooms decided to go for a wander around the tank. Not an issue luckily most were off frags. I've put them on a rock in sheltered flow. 

 

Next issue temperature. The tank feels hot to the touch which and therm tops out at 84. This was worrying so have done a very fast water change to get temp down. Will pull out, clean and retest heater this lunch time.

 

 

 

 

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Tempestas

Good luck getting them stuck down!

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6 minutes ago, Tempestas said:

Good luck getting them stuck down!

Thanks, looking around for the mushroom box I took down the other day because I didn't think I needed it 🤷‍♂️

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33 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Thanks, looking around for the mushroom box I took down the other day because I didn't think I needed it 🤷‍♂️

Well I think I threw it out. Oh Well.

 

Little Red, Ultra Toxic Green and Lava Lamp Mushroom in very low flow area, might see if i can get something to go over the top of this rock

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Yeah yeah glass needs scraping, detritus needs basting etc etc. Bigger issues ATM.

 

DON'T JUMP YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR (my money on this one next)

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Might angle that one onto a rock see if it will help me out, something needs to

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Wonderboy

I hope you get the temp figured out. Mushrooms tend to walk off plugs quite often when we move them to new systems; when I catch one stretching its foot to do so, I often razor off a small piece of the foot while it's running. 95% of the time, that piece of foot left on the plug grows into a clone. Sometimes, they will do this by themselves - sometimes not.

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Amphrites

I shuffle mine around whenever it throws a tantrum and starts walking lol, put it in opposite flow, more or less light. Seems if I can keep the bugger guessing it more or less gives up and stays put.

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Wingy

Mine has been wandering for weeks.  I just let it do its thing now.  

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