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A potential first resident for the Pico? Pest Jar Pico?

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Ratvan

More terrible pictures I hear you say? Oh well if you insist

 

Blue Pavona - Looks more Mint Green to me (front)

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Alien Eye Palys opening up, still a little squashed from the journey

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SPS Boogers - meh will keep an eye on them

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One of the 13 Stomatella that I pulled from the Macro Mess ball and dropped in the tank

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HUGE POD! and snotty red macro (not added)

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debbeach13

Looks like there is good reason to hope for the corals. I think they might make it.

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5 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Looks like there is good reason to hope for the corals. I think they might make it.

I have to say i am surprised with how they look especially since they were damp posted (wet tissue, in bag, well bubble wrapped) and a warm cool pack

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Proxo

Haha where was that from mate? I'm scared to order coral with the postage delays and heat, might have to sell my snails to france if they arrived cooked.

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Just now, Proxo said:

Haha where was that from mate? I'm scared to order coral with the postage delays and heat, might have to sell my snails to france if they arrived cooked.

Reefer off of Reefbase (small UK Forum about 15 active members lol), wanted to clear his frag rack. Tried Damp posting SPS so i only paid for postage (making sure no one out of pocket) 

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So came to clean the tank today, I have the same process when cleaning the glass. Gently rinse off the tank side of the scraper in RO water before cleaning the glass. Good thing I checked

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New scraper needed, also need some carbon so Pet Shop it is, will have a look at the freshwater while I am there. 

 

Daylight shots, sorry about dirty glass and diatoms

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Still my favourite

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Hermit needs a shell clean

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Proxo

The amount of times them kind of scrapers has butchered my glass, get yourself a tunze scraper - never had a scratch so far as it's so tight the sand can't creep in!
 

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1 hour ago, Proxo said:

The amount of times them kind of scrapers has butchered my glass, get yourself a tunze scraper - never had a scratch so far as it's so tight the sand can't creep in!
 

To be fair, if you take it out and pre-rinse each time, no scraper will bugger your glass.

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Proxo
27 minutes ago, Amphrites said:

To be fair, if you take it out and pre-rinse each time, no scraper will bugger your glass.

I'm too lazy for that, the idea is not to get your hands wet 😄

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10 hours ago, Proxo said:

The amount of times them kind of scrapers has butchered my glass, get yourself a tunze scraper - never had a scratch so far as it's so tight the sand can't creep in!
 

I don't keep them in the tank, never have well except my Betta he used to like fighting it. They last longer if I clean it after use and store it away when dry then rinse with RO before use

8 hours ago, Proxo said:

I'm too lazy for that, the idea is not to get your hands wet 😄

What now? 

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So things looking good in the little cube. 

 

Pavona looking fluffy

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Palys starting to straighten out after being squished in the post 

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I did make a boo boo and added some sawblade Caulerpa, seems my CuC (looking at you Hermit) does not approve its all been ripped out overnight 

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debbeach13

Looking hopeful.

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19 hours ago, debbeach13 said:

Looking hopeful.

Thanks. The SPS in the jar still not looking too hot. But damaged/stressed areas haven't got worse so 🤷‍♂️

 

I think I have some GSP arriving today, not entirely ysure the Reefer I'm getting it from is really strange..... And that's coming from me! 

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Yeah no coral, he's not answering his phone or emails either so 🤷‍♂️

 

Anyways, the clean up crew are still doing well, I scrape the glass and baste the rocks once a week now just before the weekly waterchange. Mix water the day before, match salinity and temperature then 100% change

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Apart from shifting the tile completely not too bad a job. 

 

Also love seeing microlife in the tank, or evidence of it anyway. 

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Still after some small Cerith for here and the jar. Not seen the Stomatella since I added them but that doesn't surprise me. 

 

My bristle worm still hangs out in one of the empty shells, so that's fun

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debbeach13

It's like a sing along. Just keep cleaning, just keep cleaning.

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So my GSP arrived this morning from my Crazy reefer Friend, damp posted again. I can see Polyp extension already after 30 minutes in the tank, just waiting on the lights to come on (and find some Coral Glue) so i can stick it to the backwall

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

So my GSP arrived this morning from my Crazy reefer Friend, damp posted again. I can see Polyp extension already after 30 minutes in the tank, just waiting on the lights to come on (and find some Coral Glue) so i can stick it to the backwall

 

 

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Hope it grows out well for you! 😊👍

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Just now, Snow_Phoenix said:

Hope it grows out well for you! 😊👍

Thanks, same. Hopefully it will grow like the Briareum I had in the previous tank, that stuff was nuts. Also i am now doing everything left handed which is fun and taking at least three times the time to get done

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1 minute ago, Ratvan said:

Thanks, same. Hopefully it will grow like the Briareum I had in the previous tank, that stuff was nuts. Also i am now doing everything left handed which is fun and taking at least three times the time to get done

Injury on the right hand?

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Just now, Snow_Phoenix said:

Injury on the right hand?

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2 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

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How? A fall? Accident? :eek:

 

Hope you recover soon, btw. 

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2 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

How? A fall? Accident? :eek:

 

Hope you recover soon, btw. 

Fell over bunny at top of stairs, 6-8 weeks in a sling

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Anyway, quick dip added to tank and they're opening up already

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