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Things are starting to settle in nicely. 

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This guy is extra salty
18 minutes ago, William said:

Things are starting to settle in nicely. 

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That anemone though!

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William

More bad news.....  I just saw my baby cherub angel dead in my bubble-tips mouth .... 🙁

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Tigahboy

Oh man.  Sorry to hear. RIP baby cherub.  

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William
15 minutes ago, Tigahboy said:

Oh man.  Sorry to hear. RIP baby cherub.  

Yea.... 

 

im kinda surprised by it .... I fed the anemone right before lights out, so I kinda wonder if the fish tried to pick food out of it and got stung ....

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William

May 1st FTS

 

 

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Wonderboy

Pretty slick

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William

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seabass

Those squat lobsters are super small.  IMO, a good pico invert (that would get lost in a large aquarium).

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Snow_Phoenix
8 minutes ago, William said:

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One quick warning about the flower shrimp - we call them bamboo shrimp over here, and they're exclusively filter feeders and need extremely high flow. They also have a high mortality rate if not kept well. Otherwise, they're pretty cool to watch. 

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debbeach13

Is all of that going in the contest tank?

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Ratvan
1 hour ago, William said:

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really interested to see the Lobster

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William
2 hours ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

One quick warning about the flower shrimp - we call them bamboo shrimp over here, and they're exclusively filter feeders and need extremely high flow. They also have a high mortality rate if not kept well. Otherwise, they're pretty cool to watch. 

The flow is pretty high on the planted pico, and I have kept this species before. Thanks for the advice tho 

1 hour ago, debbeach13 said:

Is all of that going in the contest tank?

Yup (the clownfish will get sent to my larger tank when it gets larger) 

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debbeach13

Going to be exciting to see when put in the tank.

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fishfreak0114

Love these sister tanks!  The scape is really cohesive.

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William
1 minute ago, fishfreak0114 said:

Love these sister tanks!  The scape is really cohesive.

Thanks! 

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ef4life
On 5/1/2019 at 3:37 PM, William said:

May 1st FTS

 

 

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How do you like the Kessil a80? I am debating on buying a used one local to me, even though I have nothing to use it for yet.

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William
1 hour ago, ef4life said:

How do you like the Kessil a80? I am debating on buying a used one local to me, even though I have nothing to use it for yet.

I think it is sufficient for this sized tank, but it’s not a super powerful light, and I like the spectrum from my Nanobox better. I got my light used and only paid about $85, so at that price point I think it was worth it. I probably would mark pay $130 (full price) for it. 

 

The max size tank I would put it out would be a 12” cube. 

 

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William

So I painted my surface skimmer white.... not sure it makes it any better looking though, thoughts? I have one of each 

 

 

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William

So my bamboo shrimp (Kim Petras) is like 3” long and orange....

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seabass
3 hours ago, William said:

So I painted my surface skimmer white.... not sure it makes it any better looking though, thoughts?

My only thought would be to put the HOB on the side of the tank (possibly making the surface skimmer less visible).

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William

I went ahead and put in an order with Dave at Nanoboxreef for a Tide.  I like the Kessil A80, but prefer the spectrum I get from my NBR duo oon my main tank better. Should have it in a few weeks. Then I’ll sell the Kessil 

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William

I modified the surface skimmer again and glued some frags onto it, hopefully this will make it less ugly. I also pained the powerhead and put it in the left corner, hopefully when the dragons breath macro grows, it will hide the powerhead. 

 

 

as you can see, I'm right in the middle of a diatom bloom..... so the tank is kinda ugly 

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ef4life

Looks good, frags glued on the skimmer pipe hid it well, I barely noticed it.

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William
1 hour ago, ef4life said:

Looks good, frags glued on the skimmer pipe hid it well, I barely noticed it.

yea im hoping that with some Coraline growth the surface skimmer and powerhead willl be unoticable 

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