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13 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Looks great. Hard to believe it has only been running since June. 

Already thinking about what's next.

Well rock came from an existing setup but yeah it seems things have finally balanced nicely out over the 6 months. Excited to it grow for another 6!

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Matteo

OG Bounce

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Mummy Eye

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Aussie Gold Torch (hopefully will split in the next two months) 

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Distant FTS NO EDIT NO FILTER 

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Top Down with the Pumps Off 

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Matteo

Nice angled FTS 11:17/2019 got color? 

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frahny
11 hours ago, Matteo said:

Nice angled FTS 11:17/2019 got color? 

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really dig this scape, you're doing a great job placing corals for the right pop as well. Following this to see how she grows out!

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mitten_reef
11 hours ago, Matteo said:

Nice angled FTS 11:17/2019 got color? 

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Very nice color balance.  Need more sticks to take advantage of all that nanobox pucks have to offer 😉

it's funny that I've been avoiding green so much, that I now am missing that color in the new scaping effort.  🤪 I only have one green slimer colony that I'd consider "true green" in the tank, all others are various shades of green/teal.   

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Matteo
2 hours ago, frahny said:

really dig this scape, you're doing a great job placing corals for the right pop as well. Following this to see how she grows out!

Thank you! I have been adding my coral piece by piece over the past 8 months. Just super picky on what I want. Lately I have been focusing on higher end pieces as I am running out of room. I agree, I can't wait for it all to fill in. This is my nicest work yet! :) 

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Matteo
2 hours ago, mitten_reef said:

Very nice color balance.  Need more sticks to take advantage of all that nanobox pucks have to offer 😉

it's funny that I've been avoiding green so much, that I now am missing that color in the new scaping effort.  🤪 I only have one green slimer colony that I'd consider "true green" in the tank, all others are various shades of green/teal.   

Thank you! 

 

Like I mentioned above I am super picky on my frags. I think sometimes we scare ourselves away from green because its the most common color and it's really easy to make an entirely green coral tank by accident. I need more teals actually and yes a few more sticks glued higher up on the right side scape would probably seal the deal!

 

For awhile I had a bunch of red coral (still sorta do) so right now I avoid anything red haha. 

 

 

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Matteo

Bought a Flame Angel! I'm such a high risk high reward kind of guy. I 100% know they can nip at coral and I have about $1k in coral in my tank so BIG RISK. However he seems to be a model citizen ignoring all coral and polyps and eating pellets and frozen food. 🙂

 

My Maroon Clowns are not worried about him either, they actually will even swim together. 

 

I will grab pics of him tonight but he's sorta of camera shy so we'll see! 

 

I want ONE MORE fish, just another open swimmer to liven up the tank a bit. I was thinking baby Yellow Foxface but maybe just some sort of Damsel or Wrasse? 

 

Thoughts? 

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Ratvan

My vote will almost always be Wrasse. But a fox face would be cool

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Matteo
41 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

My vote will almost always be Wrasse. But a fox face would be cool

If wrasse I would want something blueish I think 🤔 

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Ratvan
9 minutes ago, Matteo said:

If wrasse I wouldn't want something blueish I think 🤔 

Looking at your tank..... female red lined? You got a nice Crest and sandbed? Might lose your dusters and any shrimp though.....

 

Would say yellow or purple lined, but mine is a bit of a richard

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Amphrites

I don't think wrasse or damsels really fit the bill for open swimming fish myself, can't wait to see the shots of the angel and hope it doesn't become a devil after it gains a few years >_>

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Matteo
20 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Looking at your tank..... female red lined? You got a nice Crest and sandbed? Might lose your dusters and any shrimp though.....

 

Would say yellow or purple lined, but mine is a bit of a richard

Sorry I meant I did want blue lol

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Matteo

Ran an errand while at work today and picked up a Blue Velvet Damsel. Going to be the perfect little guy for my new/final addition when it comes to fish. 

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Matteo

https://m.liveaquaria.com/product/6748/four-line-wrasse?pcatid=6748&c=15+1378+6748

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Oh man this would be the perfect little dude if not so expensive. Excited about my little damsel though. When these return to stock however that damsel may go.... Which I just remembered I left in my car's center console and I've been home for 20mins 😂😬

 

Imma go grab him... 

 

 

 

 

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Matteo

So one of you Richards bitched and said I need more sticks. I hope you are happy because I have four frags coming home with me 😤

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Ratvan
On 11/19/2019 at 9:31 PM, Matteo said:

https://m.liveaquaria.com/product/6748/four-line-wrasse?pcatid=6748&c=15+1378+6748

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Oh man this would be the perfect little dude if not so expensive. Excited about my little damsel though. When these return to stock however that damsel may go.... Which I just remembered I left in my car's center console and I've been home for 20mins 😂😬

 

Imma go grab him... 

 

 

 

 

Four line is indeed a pretty fish, hows the forgotten damsel?

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Reefkid88

This better be good !!! 

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Matteo

Two more frags are coming home... 

 

And 10gallons for a FAT water change 

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WindyCityReefer.

Looking forward to more photos! I also agree that damsels are underrated. How big is yours?

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Matteo

Tis the Season

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Partners

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Matteo

New friends! 

 

Purple Dotty Back 

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Flame Angel

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Blue Velvet Damsel 

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New Corals! 

 

Don't know the name SPS

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Still don't know the name of the teal one, below is a PC Rainbow and to the left is a little blue stylo, and the big ass colony on the right I have no idea, waiting to color up! 

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New Favia! (on the right blue one)

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FTS: 11/21/2019

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Matteo

Angled FTS: 11/21/2019

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Wonderboy

Very very nice! 

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