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The Tree of Life - Waterbox Cube 10 - 365 Day Challenge

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(September Update)

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(October Update)

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I received a new toy in the mail.

 

The gsp is growing like a weed, as expected. I'm considering sticking it to the back glass. 

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While I was installing the new pump and gluing my hammer and duncan in their permanent spots, I noticed some coralline algae beginning to grow on the bottom glass. It only took 8 1/2 months. :lol:

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farkwar
7 hours ago, MrP said:

I received a new toy in the mail.

 

The gsp is growing like a weed, as expected. I'm considering sticking it to the back glass. 

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Bah

 

I can grow acros and SPS, and zoas

 

But GSP hates me

 

Jealous

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This tank is nearing 9 months old and I finally have fish! Everything is captive bred from Sustainable Aquatics.

 

2 Black Darwin Clownfish.

1 Blackline Blenny.

1 Skunk Cleaner Shrimp.

1 Jar of Apocalypse Cyclopoid Copepods.

 

 

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caas1496

Just discovered your thread. Love the aquascape! I'm sure the fish will add some nice movement. You don't see black line blennies too often. Can't wait to see some pictures. 

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(November Update)

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(December Update)

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I added a few more corals this past week. A purple tip frogspawn and a yellow mouth teal tipped frogspawn. 

 

The zoa garden has really started to fill in and the clove polyps have grown quite a bit since being mounted to the rock. 

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kimberbee

The tank is looking great! Don't forget your FTS and write up for the end of the contest. Make sure to post it by the 31st!

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It's been a difficult year for most of us and congratulations to everyone that made it to the end! I wasn't able to achieve all of the goals that I had for this tank due to not having local resources which forced me to order everything online including fish and coral. This was the largest challenge but I plan for this tank to be around for a while and will continue to update this thread as changes are made.

 

I didn't have any plans or visions going into this competition until I started gluing rock rubble together. It started to take on the form of a bonsai tree. The "Tree of Life" theme was born. I began planting my zoanthid garden around the base of the tree which represent flowers. I chose not to add sand to this tank with a vision that the green star polyp will eventually resemble grass as it continues to grow and cover the bottom glass. As for the rest of the tree, I decided to simply decorate it with various LPS corals on the lower branches and easy SPS corals on the upper branches. 

 

As with most reef tanks, the first year is always the most challenging especially being a bare bottom tank. I was presented many challenges. With patience, I stayed persistent and made my way through them. It is now a healthy aquarium, abundant with life that I hope to enjoy for years to come. 

 

 

 

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kimberbee

I think the tank looks great! Many struggled with this year, but you have a really cute tank!

 

Good luck!!

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debbeach13

Congratulations for make it through to the end. The tank looks great. Good luck.

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MrP

I picked up a few corals from Aqua SD during their live sale. These should arrive on my doorstep in a few days. :smilie:

 

 

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salzwasser

The gsp growing across the bottom of the tank will make an awesome lawn.

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