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8 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Was gonna work on setting up my ATO but got sucked into this insane acrylic dinosaur project that came with my ATO reservoir.  Thanks a lot @This guy is extra salty!  Lol. 

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Ha he's sending em out everywhere it seems! I am going to try and build mine today

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1 hour ago, asting said:

Ha he's sending em out everywhere it seems! I am going to try and build mine today

I gave up on trying to finish it last night.  It's going to require a lot of patience and this reef hobby has already exhausted all of my patience.  

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Love the tiny Hawaiian hermits I got from IPSF.  They are super active and agile.  Add a lot of life to the pico.  Here's one of them hanging out in the palm tree.  I need to figure out names for these guys. 

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13 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Was gonna work on setting up my ATO but got sucked into this insane acrylic dinosaur project that came with my ATO reservoir.  Thanks a lot @This guy is extra salty!  Lol. 

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Don’t worry it took me about three hours,

maybe i should sell them assembled 😂 

 

you’re welcome 😉

 

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4 hours ago, asting said:

Ha he's sending em out everywhere it seems! I am going to try and build mine today

You and @Tigahboy are the first and only two to have the raptor (so far) 

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My RFA hasn't moved since it found this spot under the palm tree next to the Tiki Lounge. Looks like this might be its home for awhile.  

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Why would you want it to move lol, that's about as perfect looking as you can hope for.

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10 minutes ago, Amphrites said:

Why would you want it to move lol, that's about as perfect looking as you can hope for.

Yeah I'm good with this spot.  I mean I can't see it at all from the front, but I'll take the side tank shot. 

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Tonight's view. 

 

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49 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Tonight's view. 

 

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Definitely coming together nicely! Looks extremely clean, too!

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6 hours ago, MetaTank said:

Definitely coming together nicely! Looks extremely clean, too!

Thanks!  Hoping to keep the clean look.  🙂

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Macro Monday!

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That toadstool looks amazing 😍

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1 hour ago, Ratvan said:

That toadstool looks amazing 😍

It's pretty nice!  And doesn't hurt that it was a freebie.  

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The Hawaiian hermits move all around the pico, but their base camp appears to be the Tiki Lounge/palm trees as well.  Everyone wants to hang out at the Tiki Lounge.

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Getting tucked in under his RFA blanket.  The hermits routinely get comfy under the RFA (and it doesn't seem to mind).  So precious.  🤗

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ATO system is all set-up now!  I can finally get back to living my life again now that I'm no longer a slave to the manual top-off.  What am I going to do with all my free time?!

 

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748S911

Ato system is looking great!

 

Your chubby clawed hermits have so much personality, they are awesome.

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TJ_Burton

I can't tell you how much I am enjoying this build!!!!!

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2 hours ago, 748S911 said:

Ato system is looking great!

 

Your chubby clawed hermits have so much personality, they are awesome.

They really are!  And I still have 2 extra as well that nobody wants to buy from me locally, but I think I may just keep them in my janky holding tank until I get my main tank set-up.

 

Also my trochus snail hasn't moved for days, but it's pretty firmly stuck (on the Tiki Lounge of course) whenever I try to pull it off.  So not sure what's going on with that guy.  Maybe he's SUPER laid back.   

 

2 hours ago, TJ_Burton said:

I can't tell you how much I am enjoying this build!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy to hear!  I'm a huge fan of your insanely cool purple and orange build.

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Welp, zoas aren't doing so hot.  Lost a bunch little by little.  No pests on them, but they just seem to deteriorate one by one and/or detach from the rock and float off somewhere (saw it happen a couple times).  Probably some kind of infection.  Did a Coral Revive dip hoping to help with the infection and stop the spreading and I also cut off a lot of dying polyps.  May try some other dips (Iodine, Coral Rx, H2O2) if that doesn't work.

 

Sad thing is the one frag that I did not touch is doing fine and it's just the ones that I peeled off from their plugs to get onto my rockwork.  So probably my fault.  😢  

 

Also checked some params last night, Nitrates are ZERO and Phosphates are 0.02.  May need to feed my corals and inverts a little more.  I'm scared of dinos after seeing all the dino posts lately.  

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Positive news is the ATO works really well.  Total volume in the reservoir is around 1.5g and I think that might last awhile.  I added just 1g and will see how many days that lasts.    

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34 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Positive news is the ATO works really well.  Total volume in the reservoir is around 1.5g and I think that might last awhile.  I added just 1g and will see how many days that lasts.    

That’s the great thing about picos, 1 gallon should last a while. I lose almost a gallon a day in my 40b. I just bought an ato for it and it’s so nice not filling it up manually anymore.

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Just now, ef4life said:

That’s the great thing about picos, 1 gallon should last a while. I lose almost a gallon a day in my 40b. I just bought an ato for it and it’s so nice not filling it up manually anymore.

Yeah, I had some size constraints based on the space in my tiny stand, so 1.5g was as big as I could go without taking up all the space in there.  I'm hoping it will last at least 1 week.  I can finally take vacations again.  LOL.

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This guy is my favorite of the 2 Hawaiian hermits.  He's the most adventurous.  Found him just chillin in the dragon's breath above the volcano yesterday.  Really need to come up with names for them.

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