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Snow's 60G Marine Megano - My Clown Gobies.

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Over the past few days, I picked up four snails - two Turbos and two Turbans to add-on to my present CUC:

 

 

I also spotted my Tangaroa today - I named him 'Casper', since he does remind me a bit of a ghost with his almost-transparent body, and the fact that he conveniently vanishes in my tank from time to time. 

 

 

I picked up a few things at the store including my CUC - two zoa frags (1 UC & 1 Fruit Loops), 1 green softie, and 1 purple/yellow duster worm. The softie (which I think is a Kenya tree) has become an instant hit with my clown gobies: Lemon, Mango & Goblin:

 

 

Lemon & Mango are very finicky eaters, so today I gave them a small late-night snack of some freshly hatched live BBS:

 

My duster worm also appreciated the free meal. If you look closely, you can see its 'feathers' curling in at certain parts to trap some of the BBS:

 

 

 

I spent most of my morning today gluing down several zoa frags pulled over from my Pico, and regluing some of my older chalice pieces. I also moved my red bali nem and my green weeping willow toadstool into this tank. The bali nem because it was detached and flopped over in the sandbed of my pico, after being constantly picked on by my hermit, and the toadstool because it was going to war with another softie that I had in the smaller tank.

 

I have plans on stocking this tank with different types of coral as I go along, but most of my focus will be on softies, shrooms and zoas (the easy stuff). Here's a current topshot view of my tank (you can see the frags glued down all over the place in an almost messy fashion - I like it that way):

 

 

My older corals are recovering very slowly. I think my monticaps are a lost cause, but the cup coral, red digi and red pavona are doing alright.

 

The center sandbed of my scape is open and I have several ideas going through my head for that position:

 

1. Large zoa colony

2. Large Elegance

3. Multiple lobos

4. Multiple large shrooms (like hairy shrooms)

 

I'd love to do a RFA zone on that center, but RFAs are super rare and extremely expensive here. I'm trying my best to get a hold of one right now, if I succeed, I'll upload a pic. Otherwise, I was thinking of a large centerpiece coral (or a cluster of the same coral type) that loves being on the sand. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I just added my Pink Streaked wrasse, Miu, to the tank. 

 

As expected of most new fish, she dove into the rocks to hide. Based on what I've observed in the QT, she is the shy sort and it'll take a while for her to come out again.

 

Miu has been QTed since April 17th (almost a month) at my home, and QTed around 1 week at the LFS. She's already eating pellets, but there's plenty of bristleworms and a few pods for her to hunt down in my 60G. 

 

I'm still looking into acquiring a larger wrasse for the 60G. It's a toss up between a flasher, fairy or a leopard at the moment. I wanted something active that would swim in the mid- or upper-level of my water column. 

 

Right now, all the current fish in my DT are doing quite well. I believe I have 7 fish atm, so I'll probably add 2 or 3 more. Most of my fish are small and nanofish, and only my blenny and clownfish has a large bioload. In the case of the clown, he still hasn't fully grown up yet, so we'll see how it goes. As of now, I do have multiple perchers - 3 clown gobies + 1 blenny, so I'm not going to do anymore perchers. My tangaroa still hasn't paired up with my Pistol - there's a strong likelihood that he won't since he occupies a completely different rock than my shrimp. 

 

 

 

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I did my second WC for this tank today - the pump makes my life a whole easier. 

 

And here's a close-up of Thanos:

 

 

And Casper too:

 

 

And my Clown Goby troop:

 

 

And my some of my duster worms - which are officially my favorite invert of all time:

 

 

Just a glimpse of some of the corals I have in here:

 

 

Feel free to catch up on my Insta account to see more pics which are uploaded quicker than this journal.

 

Everything is doing okay - I *think my green monticap is going to make a comeback, because the white edges are already being covered with new 'flesh'. Not sure if my red monticap will do the same, but I guess it's now a waiting game. I'm currently using Saxby with extra whites, but I have tweaked the whites (lowered it) and adjusted the timing to my own personal preference. I noticed my current stock of corals seem to enjoy this setting, so I guess I'll stick with it for now. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tamberav

I love your photos 🙂 I think I got one of those long polyp toads with the set up I bought, it looks so cool. 

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5 hours ago, Tamberav said:

I love your photos 🙂 I think I got one of those long polyp toads with the set up I bought, it looks so cool. 

Yeah, can't wait for it to grow bigger though. 😊

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I bought my first ever RFA today! 

 

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Also brought home some extra macro for the sump of the 60G:

 

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And here is how my tank currently looks like (scroll forward on Insta for a FTS video). 

 

 

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OverCookedRock

Noice! You will now want 10 more RFAS 😂

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This is one of my LR pieces that currently has the most amount of frags on it - mostly a mix of zoas and chalices. I'm planning on collecting more varieties over time. 

 

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This is the finger leather that semi-crashed my QT bin. I left it to heal with only sunlight and a wavemaker in a small plastic tank. There are still bits of flesh missing but those areas now have very tiny polyps. I am running extra carbon in my tank anyway, just in case:

 

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My clown gobies today:

 

1. Lemon:

 

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2. Mango:

 

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3. Goblin:

 

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I am still having a hard time feeding Lemon and Mango. They've thinned out a little and they only accept live food like live BBS. Lemon did try a NLS pellet yesterday though, but she wasn't happy over it. Mango is still stubborn as ever. A little bit worried for them both. 😓

 

Goblin is okay though. He loves prepared so he is doing great. 

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Pic updates:

 

1. LA Lakers zoa frag:

 

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2. Thanos and Lemon:

 

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3. The zoa garden-to-be:

 

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4. My RFA:

 

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5. My duster worm:

 

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6. FTS & sideshots of the tank:

 

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