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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
1 hour ago, Tigahboy said:

Thank you!  I highly recommend getting a photosynthetic gorg or two (or three or four or five).  They add instant vertical and have beautiful shapes.   The purple plume has been thriving from day one.  I did lose 1 of the 3 frags of the orange one (that one started to go downhill almost immediately after adding it to the tank), but the other 2 pieces have been solid.

 

I'm still learning how to keep macro happy.  I'm not good with macro, so curious to see how these do in this tank.   So far the palm caulerpa seems to be doing the best and has sprouted new palms already.  

My original tank I ended up taking down and upgraded to a waterbox 20 so I transferred everything into the new tank except for the field of hair algae. I had major design flaws when I first set up the tank so it lead to out of control nutrients because I couldn't clean well. I tried macro, but it all died because of the gha I assume. This tank was much more thought out :lol:. I decided to go bare bottom so i'm guessing there is a bunch of macros I can't have, but gorgs on the other hand is something I'm considering. I love seeing all the macro tanks. I am thinking of getting some of the stuff you have.

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Tigahboy

Just a couple Nemos without a care in the world. 

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Tigahboy

New kids on the block.

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billygoat

Aw what a cute conch! Congrats on the new additions! I'm so excited to see this tank continue to come together. 😁

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Tigahboy
13 hours ago, billygoat said:

Aw what a cute conch! Congrats on the new additions! I'm so excited to see this tank continue to come together. 😁

Thanks!  I think I'm going to name my conch Connie.  

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Tigahboy

Connie the Conch.

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DSFIRSTSLTWATER
16 hours ago, Tigahboy said:

Connie the Conch.

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That thing is insane looking 😲.

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Tigahboy
2 hours ago, DSFIRSTSLTWATER said:

That thing is insane looking 😲

Super derpy.  

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Ratvan

What size tank do they need? Conches?

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Tigahboy
5 hours ago, Ratvan said:

What size tank do they need? Conches?

Hmmm.  Not sure (read somewhere 20-25g minimum), but they can get pretty big.  Mine is about 1" right now.   

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billygoat
6 hours ago, Ratvan said:

What size tank do they need? Conches?

Even the smallest varieties of conch need a nice large sandbed in order to thrive. They spend almost all of their time combing through the sand and are too bulky and heavy to do much crawling on rocks or on the glass, so any aquarium with a wide-open sandbed is a good match for them. I've seen them kept in bare-bottom setups as well but they always seem very forlorn without sand to live in. Most recommendations I've read say 30 gallons is the minimum size to keep a conch, but I'd say the sandbed in Tigah's setup here will be more than enough to keep a little one happy.

 

Small conchs are super good cleaners for diatoms and those varieties of cyanobacteria that form mats on the substrate! Be careful though because some species grow to enormous sizes.

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medinar83
1 hour ago, Tigahboy said:

Hmmm.  Not sure (read somewhere 20-25g minimum), but they can get pretty big.  Mine is about 1" right now.   

Had one in the 13.5 gal for 10 months, dude was always busy, best CUC for sand imo :bowdown:

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Tigahboy

Super impressed with Connie's climbing skills.  Found her on top of the second highest peak in the tank.

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Tigahboy

Clowns starting to hang around the macroalgae more now rather than off to the side of the tank.

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Not much else going on in here.  But I'm hoping to add some new stuff this weekend.  Stay tuned.

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ReeferBray

Your tank looks amazing really and the back grond is the cherry on top 

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Tigahboy
6 hours ago, ReeferBray said:

Your tank looks amazing really and the back grond is the cherry on top 

Thank you! 🙏

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billygoat
On 8/13/2019 at 6:40 PM, Tigahboy said:

Super impressed with Connie's climbing skills.  Found her on top of the second highest peak in the tank.

Silly conch! You're supposed to stay in the sand! What is she doin' up there... 😂

 

Everything looks great in here. Those gorgonians seem very happy and that is wonderful. I can't wait to see what new arrivals you get! 😊

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YHSublime

Hey there. Dug through your old build and realized that you're the real OG! 

 

Liking the simplicity of this tank. We've got a local out my way who does a lot of similar stuff with gorgs and macros. Digging that the clowns are out and about more, I wish mine would leave the back of the tank. 

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Tigahboy
2 hours ago, billygoat said:

Silly conch! You're supposed to stay in the sand! What is she doin' up there... 😂

 

Everything looks great in here. Those gorgonians seem very happy and that is wonderful. I can't wait to see what new arrivals you get! 😊

Thanks!  The gorgs definitely look pretty happy, but they don't look as crazy hairy as yours.  

 

2 hours ago, YHSublime said:

Hey there. Dug through your old build and realized that you're the real OG! 

 

Liking the simplicity of this tank. We've got a local out my way who does a lot of similar stuff with gorgs and macros. Digging that the clowns are out and about more, I wish mine would leave the back of the tank. 

Thank, man!  You definitely got the old part right.  😁

 

That reefer's gorgs are pretty impressive.  HUGE.  I think my clowns are trying to get the macros to host them.  I saw one of them sucking on them.  So definitely looking for a nem-substitute for this tank this weekend at RAP.  

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Amphrites

To be fair clowns and damsels aren't known for being too bright, you could buy an actual nem just to find them suckling and hosting your KPS a week later.

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Tigahboy

Like, totally angular, dude.

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Amphrites

I love that the conch is so much larger than your fish right now.

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Tigahboy
1 hour ago, Amphrites said:

I love that the conch is so much larger than your fish right now.

Yeah, the conch is a giant compared to the clowns.  Her poops are gigantic too.

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Tigahboy

Went to Reefapalooza today in Anaheim!  It did not disappoint!  Had a blast!  And got to meet nano-reef.com reef idols @banasophia, @Sancho, and @metrokat in person (and managed to get stickers from all of them)!  🤩

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Look at all these cool freebies!  Even got a whole bottle of Reef Nutrition Tigger Pods!  😱

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Cool WWC coral wall.  😎

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And the coolest coral I saw today.  Lepto skull!! 💀 🤘

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I didn't get it, but I wish I did now...  😔

 

May have gotten a couple of things from here tho.  😉

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Oh, and I got this.  🌱

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billygoat

Super jealous! That sounds like a total blast. I can't wait to see what kind of livestock you picked up! 😁

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