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39 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

The difference in a day is incredible 

I am always impressed.how fast sun corals recover. I fed them as soon as I got them and they had just nubs and we're not sticky or able to grab food. I basically put them in a Tupperware of food soup.

 

By that night they had a meal or two and looked like this:

 

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And then last night the left was much bigger and the right actually had polyps showing.

 

 

Even now...some hours later and after another meal the right one continues to recover. It looks smaller cuz the frag plug got turned but it's reaching for food...nom nom.

 

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Snow_Phoenix
15 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

I am always impressed.how fast sun corals recover. I fed them as soon as I got them and they had just nubs and we're not sticky or able to grab food. I basically put them in a Tupperware of food soup.

 

By that night they had a meal or two and looked like this:

 

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And then last night the left was much bigger and the right actually had polyps showing.

 

 

Even now...some hours later and after another meal the right one continues to recover. It looks smaller cuz the frag plug got turned but it's reaching for food...nom nom.

 

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What were you feeding them? Mysis?

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Tamberav
6 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

What were you feeding them? Mysis?

Mysis and LRS. 

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Ratvan

I keep seeing Frags of these in my LFS and I love the colours 

Shame its out of reach of my budget

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Tamberav
9 hours ago, Ratvan said:

I keep seeing Frags of these in my LFS and I love the colours 

Shame its out of reach of my budget

Ya they can be spendy...maybe your LFS will starve them too and get desperate 😛

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Tamberav

Pic after the new additions last night. I wasn't particularly gentle and some of my stuff is pissed. The frogspawn came with my red Sea tank and was in poor shape so it's still recovering in general.

 

I also added two tiny pieces of sponge to see what they do.

 

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Tamberav

Looking a bit happier before bed.

 

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Tamberav

The suns continue to improve but not ready for the pico yet. If they were healthy I could just feed 2-3 times a week but right now I am feeding 2-3 times a day.

 

It is messy and mysis goes flying. The pico was started with dry rock so pretty sure I would grow some sweet ugly algae real fast with that feeding schedule.

 

🙂

 

May add some new corals today and do a water change. Maybe a hermit or something too 🙂

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SeaFurn
17 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

The suns continue to improve but not ready for the pico yet. If they were healthy I could just feed 2-3 times a week but right now I am feeding 2-3 times a day.

 

It is messy and mysis goes flying. The pico was started with dry rock so pretty sure I would grow some sweet ugly algae real fast with that feeding schedule.

 

🙂

 

May add some new corals today and do a water change. Maybe a hermit or something too 🙂

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They may not be ready for the pico yet but they are looking SO much better. May have mentioned this before but they are one of my favorites and I can’t wait until you can get them in your tank!

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WV Reefer
48 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

The suns continue to improve but not ready for the pico yet. If they were healthy I could just feed 2-3 times a week but right now I am feeding 2-3 times a day.

 

It is messy and mysis goes flying. The pico was started with dry rock so pretty sure I would grow some sweet ugly algae real fast with that feeding schedule.

 

🙂

 

May add some new corals today and do a water change. Maybe a hermit or something too 🙂

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They are so pretty...... glad they are continuing to improve. 😊

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Wendy

I love your unique rock scape & your glued back glass pattern just adds so much extra dimension!

 

Wow, such a great nurse maid to the sun corals, they've made such a great turn around!

 

Did you say already, what fish are you going to add??

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Tamberav
55 minutes ago, Wendy said:

I love your unique rock scape & your glued back glass pattern just adds so much extra dimension!

 

Wow, such a great nurse maid to the sun corals, they've made such a great turn around!

 

Did you say already, what fish are you going to add??

Thank you 🙂 The back was an accident but it turned out just fine, burrs out the ugly dog kennel behind it. I may add something blue behind to further hide everything. 

 

I have a blue stripe pipe in a QT tank in the basement but not positive I will add him or not. I am a little ehhh about trying to add too much feeding to such a young tank started with dry rock. My LFS gets in green bandeds, barnacle blennies, flaming prawn gobies, ect. So I am keeping an eye out for those type of small fish too. I am not totally set on anything. 

 

I would like to get some more colors of sun coral and a chili coral or NPS gorgs but they are not too easy to find. I figure I could do a heavy feeding on water change days which I could make twice a week to combat their needs. 

 

Divers Den use to have lots of sun around $30-$40 but now they want $200 for some yellow ones, yikes! Prices sure have changed, maybe from the collection bans. 

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Wendy

That's quit a bit of options on fish & any of those would be neat to have in there!

 

I know it's kinda crazy @Tamberav!

Some of these coral prices go up like the upswing of real estate.. sigh...

 

Sounds like a good plan, especially with these small tanks, water changes are really simple 🙂

 

Happy hunting for those corals & fish, excited to see what you find!

 

 

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Tamberav

Had some dino show up but it's struggling to live. Then the GHA came 😍 

 

No biggy! Added just a single coralline encrusted trochus to see what he does for it and to seed the coralline too.

 

Might find a fun little hermit to add.

 

Here is a lovely algae pic. There is a single strand of dino dangling off the red macro 🙂

 

Just them dry rock early tank fun times. Coral doesn't care.

 

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Tamberav

Prob get stuff together for a water change today and clean up the tank a bit. Prepare to add some more corals as I need to do some fragging for a friend anyways. 

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Tamberav

I don't see anymore dino. Hurray!

 

Added a bunch of zoas to the right rock. Replaced the frogspawn with neon branching GSP as the frog was getting too much flow.

 

Added one of the sun coral frags.

 

Would like to find some cyphastrea coral for the bottom corners. More zoas? More sun corals? Balano? Dendro?

 

Maybe some sand and maybe an acan on the bottom.

 

I am not sure what else? Depends what I can find at the LFS.

 

A blenny and a green banded?

 

Nothing is open much yet so not much to look at.

 

Also this is the hermit crab I added...he loves to climb everything. He's pretty cute tbh with his hunky claws 🙂 he came with the red sea tank.

 

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Ratvan

Looks gorgeous. Do you have a name for those orange zoas on the right? One with 3 heads.

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Tamberav
33 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Looks gorgeous. Do you have a name for those orange zoas on the right? One with 3 heads.

Thanks! I think it will turn out not too shabby 🙂

 

Good ol Bam bam zoas

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Wendy

Love all the colorful corals!

With the streaks in your background & reflected on the bottom, it always makes me think there's a storm happening in there (;

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Tamberav

Was out of town over night and I think the hermit crab either found a way out or my cats fished him out as he is missing entirely 😞 No shell or anything left behind. All the snails are accounted for. I am sad as he was cute. I was going to make a lid today too...boo!

 

The Zoa's are opening up except the magicians are pissy. They tend to be moody palys already but I think a bit of algae that was on the plug is tickling them.

 

Hoping to find some good ol dragon eye zoas as I want some neon green on the right.

 

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Toadstool

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Utter Chaos

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Rasta

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I am not sure of the name of these? I didn't have any blue Zoa's so had to have them.

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On 6/7/2019 at 10:07 AM, Wendy said:

Love all the colorful corals!

With the streaks in your background & reflected on the bottom, it always makes me think there's a storm happening in there (;

Stormy little pico 🙂 I like it 

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seabass

Looks great, only a couple of ledges unoccupied.  I can imagine it after a little growth.

 

I hope your crab is just hiding after molting.

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748S911

Wow your reef is looking great!

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Tamberav

Sun coral looking happy this morning.

 

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Tamberav
4 hours ago, seabass said:

Looks great, only a couple of ledges unoccupied.  I can imagine it after a little growth.

 

I hope your crab is just hiding after molting.

Thank you. I checked the floor and behind the stand and could not find the nerite shell he was in so a little confused. I made both rocks with small pieces so the middle of both is actually a hollow cave so it's possible he could show up. Or the cats carried him far away and used him as a hockey puck 😮

 

27 minutes ago, 748S911 said:

Wow your reef is looking great!

Thank you 😊

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SeaFurn
7 hours ago, Tamberav said:

Sun coral looking happy this morning.

 

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So awesome! 

You tank is looking great! Love all the zoas. I want to get some more myself. I especially like your blue ones! 

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