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Daniel91

Just finished reading through. Everything looks great!

 

By the way, please tell the person, who decided to donate a $50+ Sunny D frag, that I am always in the market for new friends.... 😬😅

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Joevember
43 minutes ago, Daniel91 said:

Just finished reading through. Everything looks great!

 

By the way, please tell the person, who decided to donate a $50+ Sunny D frag, that I am always in the market for new friends.... 😬😅

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Joevember

Got the vid of the crab eating. It's bad quality because my phone's video is terrible and can't focus 😑... but here it is

Also the goniopower is just a variety of dried zooplankton species.

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Joevember

And I got some close ups on the zoas that were closed up for a while.

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And if someone could ID this for me, I'd really appreciate it. It's just green with neon orange skirt and mouth.

 

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Wonderboy

Looking great! That crab is quite the shy one  :]    You ought to try turning all flow off and letting the food trickle onto its face - I see some good fanning action from mine when I do that

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Joevember

Just cut the filter sponge into an inkate guard. Thanks for the idea @Wingy!

 

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Ratvan
5 hours ago, Joevember said:

And I got some close ups on the zoas that were closed up for a while.

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And if someone could ID this for me, I'd really appreciate it. It's just green with neon orange skirt and mouth.

 

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No idea on the name but they're gorgeous

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Joevember

Picked up a minty ricordea today. 👌

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Joevember

Added two frags in from the other tank yesterday and also bought one. First thing I added is some GSP. Don't have a lot of time left in the competition so I need something to grow like crazy. I have one uncut chunk chilling on the sandbed and the other mounted on the right side of the scape.

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The other thing I transfered was a baby mushroom. It's the last of my hitchhiker shrooms and it was just taking up space in the other tank. Too small for a pic.

The thing I bought was a single head clove polyp. It looks really cool when it's open, but since the seller fragged it, it's been looking like crap. He sold it to me as a deal when I bought some acans, but I think he ripped me on this 😑

 

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Wonderboy

Looking good - Nice ricordea! You really can't argue too much with some old school GSP  :]   That's a lot of glue for one polyp... hoping it pulls through for you.

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Azur

Hi Joe,

 

... First post, long time lurker! Great little tank, loving the RFAs and that minty ric. If you're still having trouble with your AC50 being noisy I recommend lubing the impeller up with some silicone plumbers grease and also using some PTFE plumbers tape underneath the impeller head. I think there's some threads on here which inc the tutorial.

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Joevember

Just did another water change today. One thing I have been noticing is that there is a large amount of detritus building up on the rock and sandbed; the AC50 is definitely not cutting it with the flow it's putting out. I cleaned out most of the gunk out during the water change. 

The brown algae is back again, and I'm pretty confident that it's dinos (I've seen it before). It's stringy, brown, and bubbly and it's always on my zoas. 

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I'll be trying a few strategies to get them under control. I just added some ROX carbon and GFO to the filter, I lowered the light intensity, I'm going to do more frequent water changes, and I may start dosing very small amounts of hydrogen peroxide if the problem persists. 

 

Got some more pics for ya

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Wonderboy

Go clove, go!

 

-positive vibes

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Wingy

You may want to remove some of that glue from the plug to give the stolon something to grow on to. 

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Joevember
7 minutes ago, Wingy said:

You may want to remove some of that glue from the plug to give the stolon something to grow on to. 

That's probably why it's mad. I'm thinking that I can remove the stalk and just glue that to the rock, hopefully without hurting it. 

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Wingy

I would let it grow out on the disk first.  Let it shoot out a few babies and move those instead of trying to remove the 'parent' completely from the glue.  

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Joevember

Have you ever seen chaeto this dense? 

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Wonderboy

Sweet chaeto luffah! Looks like it came from pretty tight quarters   :]

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Joevember

Saturday tank shots. I also came to the realization that the tank looks better from the top because the zoas are angled toward the light.

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Also letting ya know that I just moved the clove into the other tank so it has the best chance of surviving.

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ReeferBray

As always amazing tanks great work buddy

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Wendy

I always loved your top down shots! 

Those colors are AMAZING!

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yoshii

Tank is really looking good!!

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Wonderboy

Very nice!

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debbeach13

Yes your top down photo's look great. I can see all the different colors better. But a standard FTS is still nice.

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