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2 minutes ago, Wingy said:

Not the store the distribution facility where trucks are packed.  

Oh yeah not close. Nor in a good neighborhood 

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Will your lfs order for you?  Mine is starting to get shipments in though they are ordering less often until business picks up.my lfs picks up directly at the airport.  

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Dirté Sanchez
51 minutes ago, Wingy said:

Will your lfs order for you?  Mine is starting to get shipments in though they are ordering less often until business picks up.my lfs picks up directly at the airport.  

Some things they will. I’ve definitely given that serious thought in the past few weeks

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I pick up anything UPS at the hub...............I have a few hubs within a 30 min drive from my house...........

1 hour ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

Oh yeah not close. Nor in a good neighborhood 

Wait your married to a police officer..................WTF...................

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1 hour ago, spectra said:

I pick up anything UPS at the hub...............I have a few hubs within a 30 min drive from my house...........

Wait your married to a police officer..................WTF...................

He’s never home you know- I’d be my own security. And while I might succeed by the element of surprise (short plump girls dont come off excessively threatening) I’d rather not have to defend myself over a box of three nano fish.

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I'm honestly kind of mad at this little tank right now, and I refuse to get a FTS until I see more nudibranch activity. There is a GIANT aiptasia in the middle of one of my zoa colonies that is akin to having a humongous ZIT IN THE MIDDLE OF YOUR FOREHEAD. 

 

Aiptasia = saltwater tank acne.

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So went to the LFS today that is always a magical experience. He came through for me and got a bunch of clown gobies in- citrons and greens. The citrons really seemed too big for this tank so I got a little green war paint one. 
 

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Oh and here is a really awful FTS for July. So ashamed of how it looks right now. Have more berghias coming next week 😱😱 hope they tackle the Aiptasia acne

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So the new clown goby is fair. He’s maybe a bit off and today he started showing ick spots. Treating him with kick ick now. I realize some people think that stuff is garbage but it’s seemed to help me in the past so I rather trust it and Ruby Reef Rally. May get some of that too just in case. 
 

 

The aiptasia is starting to wander around the tank so I can’t tell if it’s just that bold it thinks it owns the tank now or if the nudis are chasing it around. Hope it’s the latter and I have good news in that there will be four more joining them come Thursday to help get the annoying aiptasias. Some are so big it might actually take four to take it down. Can’t wait for them to be gone.

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8 hours ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

aiptasias. Some are so big it might actually take four to take it down. Can’t wait for them to be gone.

So hard to get rid of. Not sure they can eat the big ones. Good luck.

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So I am ecstatic to say, the nudis have tackled the aiptasia problem handily. I saw two of them today (they’ve gotten BIG) and there’s only one large aiptasia still gaudily present. Im sure there’s more in there but they got rid of two of the big ones so that the zoas and palys are coming back in nicely. 
 

The little clown goby has developed some personality and lives in the barnacle’s biggest hole. He comes out and gives you dirty looks when you hover around the tank. He’s still got ick spots but seems otherwise unbothered by them. We’ve named him Grumpalufagus.

 

 

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FTS

 

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Top down FTS

 

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This rhodactis is looking great these days

 

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The iron man/ nirvana zoas ended up completely encrusted on this frag holder, so I opted to just leave it permanently. I got the Rastas and the Kedds reds glued to rock today so hopefully they’ll start spreading some. 

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Couple of shots with the DSLR. Haven’t broken it out in a bit since I’ve been so busy. 
 

 

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DAMMIT 😡😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭 

 

Mr Grumpalufagus died on me this afternoon. Guess he couldn’t beat the ick. Also I could never be sure that he ate anything and when I picked his little body up he was super skinny. Sometimes trying to buy smaller fish seems to backfire on me. 

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FTS of the challenge tank! The nudis did their job and there’s not a single freaking Aiptasia left to be seen!!!! Of course I can’t find the nudis either just evidence of their hard work. Hope they pick that tank clean and I can grab them before they die, but otherwise, thank you for your sacrifice Berghies 

 

 

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FTS for August- tank is filling in so much! 
 

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Havent added any corals in a long time, and there isn’t anywhere to put any more 😱. Except maybe the back wall, but I think I’m just going to stick with what’s in there. Usually the Rastas are open and look great in the bottom left but I did add some new sexies and a candy cane pistol today, since I’m keeping this tank fish fallow for a while. I’m afraid it also had brook from cross contamination from the 120g.

 

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Added 5 new sexies for a total of 8. And maybe someday this tank will be fish friendly again for a clown goby. 
 

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