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Dirté Sanchez
7 hours ago, Tamberav said:

This ain't no painted rock boys and girls!

 

This is some ocean in the raw 😎 think it will all fit? 😉

 

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Here is some raw crab cakes 😋

 

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Uh, what’s the other stuff? Looks like ocean scorpions 😬😬

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Tamberav

Here is some close ups of the rock. It will be a rough cycle first few days. The water I put it in this morning is already cloudy blooming with bacteria.

 

I plan to do another 100 change tonight before bed.

 

 

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36 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Uh, what’s the other stuff? Looks like ocean scorpions 😬😬

Haha there was a dead pistol and a large dead brittle star.

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Dirté Sanchez
5 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

Here is some close ups of the rock. It will be a rough cycle first few days. The water I put it in this morning is already cloudy blooming with bacteria.

 

I plan to do another 100 change tonight before bed.

 

 

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Haha there was a dead pistol and a large dead brittle star.

That was a load of big creepy critters

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devaji108
28 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

Here is some close ups of the rock. It will be a rough cycle first few days. The water I put it in this morning is already cloudy blooming with bacteria.

 

I plan to do another 100 change tonight before bed.

 

 

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Haha there was a dead pistol and a large dead brittle star.

I got a bunch of LR from TBS a few years ago so much life on it. the a pistal or 2 would snap and keep me up and night tank was in my bedroom.

hard to beat real life rock eh?  

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Tamberav
21 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

That was a load of big creepy critters

yaaa I love it 🙂 I am finding lots of peanut worms. 

 

These worms are vital for processing the waste that would otherwise accumulate on the ocean’s floor. They are a crucial link in the food chain… which ultimately benefits species higher up in the pecking order (like us).

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Tamberav
12 minutes ago, devaji108 said:

I got a bunch of LR from TBS a few years ago so much life on it. the a pistal or 2 would snap and keep me up and night tank was in my bedroom.

hard to beat real life rock eh?  

Heck ya! I have had gulf live rock in the past, that one came with lots of corals. It is very dense and the shapes kind of blah but the life on it was fantastic. This stuff doesn't have coral but great shapes. I have not tried Tampa yet but I have heard of people getting live fish with it. 

 

 

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Here is how cloudy the water has gotten since this morning 

 

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Dirté Sanchez
1 minute ago, Tamberav said:

Here is how cloudy the water has gotten since this morning 

 

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Don’t you want that good bacteria?

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Tamberav
4 minutes ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Don’t you want that good bacteria?

There is plenty of it on the rock 🙂 trying to save any crabs or such that may be hiding. 

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Dirté Sanchez
24 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

There is plenty of it on the rock 🙂 trying to save any crabs or such that may be hiding. 

Maybe you can bottle the water up and sell it to people trying to cycle a tank.

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Elizabeth94

Wow you got a lot more crabs than I did. In fact, I only found one live pencil urchin. It is beautiful rock though, im sure I have stuff hiding deep inside that hasn’t shown its face yet! 

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Dirté Sanchez

Was the shipping for that rock crazy expensive? It sure is pretty rock. At my LFS I get the painted stuff for color and then I dig through their dregs bin to try and find the holiest rocks they have. A lot of their stuff isn't the best. You'd think being in Houston they'd have actual Gulf rock. 

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Tamberav
1 hour ago, Elizabeth94 said:

Wow you got a lot more crabs than I did. In fact, I only found one live pencil urchin. It is beautiful rock though, im sure I have stuff hiding deep inside that hasn’t shown its face yet! 

 

I told them to ship after the next fresh collection, they said I would get more hitchhikers that way. I did see a tiny pencil urchin. Tampa and gulf def have more variety of hitchhikers but this rock has beautiful shapes and all that delicious bacteria diversity. 

 

1 hour ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Was the shipping for that rock crazy expensive? It sure is pretty rock. At my LFS I get the painted stuff for color and then I dig through their dregs bin to try and find the holiest rocks they have. A lot of their stuff isn't the best. You'd think being in Houston they'd have actual Gulf rock. 

 

Shipping is included in the price of the rock. That is strange cuz my LFS in Wisconsin carries the gulf rock. 

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Tamberav

Got it wet....just the return pump running atm. Will need to set up the heater and such tomorrow.

 

It's still cycling and all that jazz.

 

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Tamberav

The tank is still cycling but have this little cute hasslets goby waiting for when the tank is ready for fish.

 

He has been sitting at the LFS for weeks because the average aquariast doesn't seem to like the oddities.

 

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2 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

The tank is still cycling but have this little cute hasslets goby waiting for when the tank is ready for fish.

 

He has been sitting at the LFS for weeks because the general public doesn't seem to like the oddities.

 

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Very cool!  I think it’s perfect for your tank - very unique! 

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WV Reefer
8 minutes ago, Tamberav said:

The tank is still cycling but have this little cute hasslets goby waiting for when the tank is ready for fish.

 

He has been sitting at the LFS for weeks because the average aquariast doesn't seem to like the oddities.

 

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He’s super cute!

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debbeach13

cool. I wonder if he will be easy or hard to see. I guess it will depend on where he is or what coral he is next to. Do you know much about where he comes from and his habitat?

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Tamberav
2 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

cool. I wonder if he will be easy or hard to see. I guess it will depend on where he is or what coral he is next to. Do you know much about where he comes from and his habitat?

From what I could find, shallow water/tide pool dweller, I mean like 2 inches at times. They are camo to hide from birds and should be extremely hardy and adaptable as they are found in water that gets as high as 100 degrees. Apparently occurs in brackish water too. Makes sense since tidepool critters have to deal with extremes and changes. 

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Dirté Sanchez
5 hours ago, Tamberav said:

The tank is still cycling but have this little cute hasslets goby waiting for when the tank is ready for fish.

 

He has been sitting at the LFS for weeks because the average aquariast doesn't seem to like the oddities.

 

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That is gorgeous!

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Snow_Phoenix
8 hours ago, Tamberav said:

The tank is still cycling but have this little cute hasslets goby waiting for when the tank is ready for fish.

 

He has been sitting at the LFS for weeks because the average aquariast doesn't seem to like the oddities.

 

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He's so cute!

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Kat_Syd
On 2/20/2020 at 4:22 AM, Tamberav said:

This ain't no painted rock boys and girls!

 

This is some ocean in the raw 😎 think it will all fit? 😉

 

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Here is some raw crab cakes 😋

 

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Love that you went the live rock route. I myself half and half. First time trying man made rock. Wish I went full live rock. Following along to see what pops up! 
 

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Tamberav

LFS has a few odd's come in this week. Won't get a chance to go see them until tomorrow though. Most not suitable for this tank but still... I have never seen a mini dart goby in person. 

 

Atlantic Cling Fish

Panda Goby

Mini Dart Goby

 

 

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Amphrites

Cling fish are super cool too

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Tamberav

Tested before work today...0 ammonia 👍

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