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Wingy's "Old School Pico Reef" now a 5 gallon rimless

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Funny story.  This morning the sexy shrimp was sitting in the feed me spot so I put a pellet in.  Well the emerald crab has caught on to the morning feeding and was hiding in the underside of the frogspawn, waiting,  it ran down and grabbed the pellet away from the shrimp.  I swear I heard a little gasp as the shrimp watched its breakfast being eaten by something else.  In the seconds it took for me to get another pellet and the tongs that shrimp marched over to the crab to take back that pellet and they were in a tug of war over it.  I was able to lure the shrimp away with the new pellet.  I was amazed that the shrimp was so brave.  She has never been brave.  She was the runt of the trio I had, the other two shunned her and always took her food and even now that she is full grown is still super tiny at maybe a half inch and spooks easily.  

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I found a really nice piece of rock today at the lfs.  Everything is really mad that I moved things around.  Hopefully things will open up tomorrow for a picture. 

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Everything is looking much better this morning, more relaxed and less pinched closed.  The crabs and shrimp are all staying with the old rock and won't go near the new one.  That's fine.  I added a container of tisbe pods and they will have time to set up in the new rock without being bothered.  

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debbeach13

Requesting a FTS feels like it has been awhile and a picture of the new rock.

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Once the lights are on this afternoon I hope to get one.  

 

 

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Everything is still grumpy.  Please overlook the algae walls, I am not cleaning them on purpose.  The sandbed is finally starting to clear up and if algae walls can help that I am willing to have 3.  

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debbeach13

Is the new rock the one on my left? It is nice. 

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It is the one on the left.  I am swapping the duncan and frogspawn.  They prefer being the other way.  I left some places of gentle flow for the mushrooms but forgot to ask you about what kind of flow the Kenya trees like.

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debbeach13

Kenya tree med to strong flow, mod to high light, place any where and semi aggressive. You have to keep an eye out just like mushrooms they drop babies 

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Excellent.  I have a few good places like maybe right up the middle.  That is a higher flow area and gets good light.   

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For some reason I couldn’t put a photo in the private message. This should help fill up your tank if they arrive alive.image.thumb.jpg.182ba9c62e92ab75ac9ca0dce2b83942.jpg

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Wingy

That is a lot more for shipping than their estimate on the website.  Did you add insurance or did they add extra charges?  I will send additional money to cover the extra costs.  

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They had 4 or 5 2nd day choices so trying to get as close as I could to real 2nd day delivery I used all of the $60 budget. Please do not be concerned about a couple of dollars. Like I said pay it forward if you ever get the chance. I just did not like the other choices because it would clearly state possible Thursday or Friday delivery. I hope it arrives on Wed. I did not even add insurance! Let me know when you get them and the condition there in.  Happy Reefing.

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I absolutely will and thanks again.

 

The zoas are slowly getting over their mad and are starting to open.  The acan is is still fat and has grown, so much so that I think it might make it.  If this keeps up I will need to file down the sharp skeleton so it has a smooth surface to grow onto.  

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Tracking shows in Memphis Tenn. as of 10am this morning.

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Tracking shows it is local.  I dropped off a bucket and gallon of salt water this morning just in case.  

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One of the acan babies popped clean off the plug.  It wasn't a bailout, the skeleton came off with it.  I spotted it and nudged it into a shell fragment.  It seems happy and had feeders out last night.  

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A week ago I added a bottle of Reef Nutrition tigger pods and wow those things are eating machines.  The glass was a carpet of algae and they have cleaned off the top 1/3 of the back wall. I haven't touched the substrate and it looks pretty darn good.  

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I went to the lfs today for carbon which they didn't have but I have 5 bags of goodies floating.  The $10 tank was full of pretties today.  

 

They had a beautiful baseball sized fireworks cloves colony that was tempting but I don't have a place for it.  

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