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Hami

Ok, so I set up my tank Jan 1, 2019 it is a little over a year old. I have had a lot of losses, but I am still going!!! I have decided to make a journal to kinda keep track of my progress.
 

Tank:

Aqueon 54 Gallon corner bow front aquarium


EQUIPMENT:

Light: Mars Aqua 165w

Skimmer: hydor Slimskim 250.65

Filtration: Marineland Magnum Internal Polishing Canister Filter

Extra Flow: icecap gyre 2k (x2)

Heater: Aqueon Pro 150 


Fish:

 Ocellaris Clownfish 

 

 

 

Inverts:

1 astrea snail

1  banded trochus snail

2 blue legged hermit crabs

 

Coral:

 

SPS:


 

LPS: 

Hammer Coral 

Favia

Duncan coral (2)


 

Zoa & Paly:

Punk Rocker Paly


Other Softies: 

Thick Finger Leather

GSP

Green Florida Ricordea 

 


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July 1, 2020

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Hami

Okay, well I am getting tired of the constant battling with something new all of the time.... it makes me wanna go back to freshwater.

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WV Reefer
42 minutes ago, Hami said:

Okay, well I am getting tired of the constant battling with something new all of the time.... it makes me wanna go back to freshwater.

Sorry to hear that. What kind of battles are you fighting?

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Hami
6 hours ago, WV Reefer said:

Sorry to hear that. What kind of battles are you fighting?

Well there was just a massive bloom of hair algae that lasted for months, something killed my zoas, and now I have tiny nudibranchs.... not to mention I am down to 2 clownfish, and a small clean up crew.    It feels like I am just throwing money down a rat hole!

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Okay, so I moved some stuff around, and when I picked up a coral that has lost all of it’s color and shedded it’s polyp (I thought it was dead for months now) I discovered that is has a new polyp growing in the center of it!!!

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I am also thinking of new additions to it... two clownfish and it still seems empty ;(

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Hami

I found an aiptasia on a frag, so I coated it in superglue since I don’t have treatment for them yet.

 

Edit: It is more than just one!!! Ahhhhh!!!!

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Okay so I cut off the rocks that had aiptasia on them, and threw them out along with the water used in the process... hope they are all gone 🤞

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I built a new stand for my light... I think it was too close to the tank...

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I want to find a new tank mate for my clowns... also thinking about RBTA or RFA??? It is probably just a phase I’m in, but I am really interested in them!!! 

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Update: I started dosing amino acids, and trace elements more regularly, and I have to say that they actually do work!!!

 

 

Also thinking about starting a pico tank... but I am just pulling the idea together 

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I haven’t updated this in a while, but there isn’t much to report...

 

I finished building my pico tank and stand, but have yet to get anything for it! Dimensions ~~~10”-10”-6”.        I think it will be RFA, Sexy shrimp, and maybe Pom Pom crab 🦀 

 

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My other tank (54g) isn’t doing good or bad, so nothing new to report I guess. ..... Still looking for fish suggestions for my tank. ADBB8039-8D05-445B-9AA5-C1D03BE99422.thumb.jpeg.026f017465b35a8200765fa04a577b02.jpeg

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Just about all of my corals aren’t doing great... I don’t know what happened, but I did a water change and stuff. I had a polyp bailout on one of my hammer corals, and an algae bloom.
 

Other than those misfortunes I did go out and buy two icecap gyre 2k pumps, and another 40lbs of rock! Now just to get the ugly canister filter out of there. 😂 
 

I am thinking about getting a bta, but nothing is set in stone at this point. 🤔 

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Playing with 40lbs of rocks from @Premiumaq... and loving the new gyre pumps!!image.thumb.jpg.616ade7f60380cf729fbf8547d640f43.jpg

 

 

Another good note: My Favia has a new, small head on it!!!! I know it is hard to tell in the picture... amateur in photography 😬 

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I am going to hate myself for not buying a half dozen of those gyres on sale

 

Aren't I?

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Hami
15 minutes ago, farkwar said:

I am going to hate myself for not buying a half dozen of those gyres on sale

 

Aren't I?

Probably... I love them... was going to get just one, but they were on sale 🤑💸

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I think that I may have found a rockscape that I like....  

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It looks like my palys are starting to open up again 🥳

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For my tank 

length ~24

width ~24

water depth ~19

 

I was thinking about on of these:

Ecotech Radion xr15 g5 pro 

Red Sea ReefLed 90

Red Sea ReefLed 160s

I may not get any of them, but I am tired of this Chinese black box fixture.

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1 hour ago, Hami said:

I think that I may have found a rockscape that I like....  

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It looks like my palys are starting to open up again 🥳

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For my tank 

length ~24

width ~24

water depth ~19

 

I was thinking about on of these:

Ecotech Radion xr15 g5 pro 

Red Sea ReefLed 90

Red Sea ReefLed 160s

I may not get any of them, but I am tired of this Chinese black box fixture.

Like this new rock scape better than the earlier one. 

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1 hour ago, mitten_reef said:

Like this new rock scape better than the earlier one. 

I have been playing with them for quite a while... Every once in a while I will get one that I like, and then for some unknown reason I take it apart. I can never put it together the same after. I think this will probably be the one to go in the tank. Now to find the superglue 😂!

 

 

 

another note... I think that I will go with the Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (especially if they go on sale)

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5 hours ago, Hami said:

I have been playing with them for quite a while... Every once in a while I will get one that I like, and then for some unknown reason I take it apart. I can never put it together the same after. I think this will probably be the one to go in the tank. Now to find the superglue 😂!

 

another note... I think that I will go with the Ecotech Radion XR15 Pro (especially if they go on sale)

With that aquascape, I’d recommend you to look at two PrimeHD, one on each straight side. Cost wise, it might be a little more. Just a thought. 

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Hami
13 minutes ago, Bella Smith said:

What kind of filter is your tank?

That ugly thing is a Marineland Magnum Internal Polishing Canister Filter I think.

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41 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

With that aquascape, I’d recommend you to look at two PrimeHD, one on each straight side. Cost wise, it might be a little more. Just a thought. 

I will definitely look into it! My main concern with that is photography (do the leds mix well and create one mixed color, or is it not very evenly spread) and par levels (my tank is deep, and I do have a glass lid on it).

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Today, I had to make a trip to Hobby Lobby for a chemistry project... and Petco was nearby... I saw the cutest little trigger ever!!! (Don’t worry I know they get too big for my tank, so I didn’t get it.)

 

Sorry for the bad quality iPhone pictures.

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I put my new aquascape in my tank... I don’t like it as much as when it was on the floor, but I guess it will do. image.thumb.jpeg.7068d37eda48b76d7a1e556b8274beec.jpeg

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Terrible news!!!! My female clownfish has passed 😭. This January would have been their second year with me. So I guess there is only one fish in this tank now... so empty... 

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