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Earning their keep.  Slackers will be verbally demoralized.  

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6 minutes ago, EfrainChicagoDeepdish said:

Earning their keep.  Slackers will be verbally demoralized.  

I was meant to do the staff evaluations this coming week. Have resorted to the inhabitants of my tanks to keep my sanity 🤪

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So I added my Setosa, the only coral left. Doesn't look too good all in all but it's still trucking along. I think that I bleached out the others, apart from the Acro that was the Hermit. I'm still so pissed off at it for that. On the other hand I didn't secure the frag and it's done a good job for keeping down the algae. 

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In other news, diatoms on the rocks. Have started to baste them off the rocks today. Considering sticking a small HOB or sponge in to clear them out... 

 

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Hello Mr small and fluorescent 

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So my coral order arrives tomorrow, booked in for midday so I get a nice lie in. 

In preparation for this I made up 5Gallons. I did a small water change and removed some of the sandbed, still want to remove a little more to get some space below the rock shelf. 

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Got a lot of diatoms in the tank at the minute so am running a reduced lighting schedule, I plan on slowly working this up to my preferred settings slowly once the LPS are in place. 

 

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Hantu and Puaka are still going strong in the Cube, it has moved into the Kitchen for the time being. I am considering using the cube as a tap water experiment. I really do enjoy having these two watch me while I cook. Maybe a Tailspot blenny again

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EfrainChicagoDeepdish

Did you order a fox coral?  Is it still on the list?  Can you share tracking number when its time so I can watch for the delivery?  

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Did you order a fox coral?  Is it still on the list?  Can you share tracking number when its time so I can watch for the delivery?  

Still on the list, Fox Coral is going to be harder to find. As is Bubble Coral sadly. Just don't seem to be many around. We'll one but I could stretch to a gold torch for a little more than he wanted lol. 

 

Tomorrow's arrivals are

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Shit that Cat is listed bigger than I expected, hope that's fully extended

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EfrainChicagoDeepdish

Make sure you pull water out of the tank before you put in the Elegance lest you want you use the highly coveted paper towels to mop up the over fill off the counter.  

 

You may not have space for a Fox after all.  

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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Motherf*cking equipment I swear

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Corals arrive within the hour... 

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EfrainChicagoDeepdish

I'm so sorry about the loss of Hantu and Puaka.  Was the equipment failure a result of the recent move of the tank? 

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debbeach13

I am sad and sorry. That really sucks. 

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38 minutes ago, EfrainChicagoDeepdish said:

I'm so sorry about the loss of Hantu and Puaka.  Was the equipment failure a result of the recent move of the tank? 

Possibly, the age of the equipment must come into it somewhere. Still no corals and nearly 1pm. Called to try and get an ETA but gave up after waiting on hold for 25 minutes. 

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Arrivals are in

 

Ancora 1

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Ancora 2

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 Catalaphyllia 

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And now we wait

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We still wait, just now more impatiently

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Also Hitch hiker

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jservedio

Nice! Sorry about those clowns though.

 

We really need to teach you how to take pictures without all that blue - this tank is going to be awesome and I'd really love to be able to actually see it 😆

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2 minutes ago, jservedio said:

Nice! Sorry about those clowns though.

 

We really need to teach you how to take pictures without all that blue - this tank is going to be awesome and I'd really love to be able to actually see it 😆

I know how to just cant be bothered at the moment. So more blue pictures incoming. Happy snap time. Sucks the clowns won't get to enjoy these... 

 

YEAAAAH

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Also the others

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Top down

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Spam continues

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debbeach13

Glad everything arrived all safe and sound 

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I need to go to bed, but first

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EfrainChicagoDeepdish

Things are happy.  A light bit of light to the day.  

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Tank looks good, really nice corals there. Love that Elegance coral, that thing looks like a beast. 

 

The colours on the Hammers don't seem to match to the shops photos though in my opinion. I do like the more delicate looking one. Can you cut them down at all? All look rather tall on the Skeleton if you get what I mean

 

Sorry about the clowns dude, they would have looked great in the tank with those colours. Any plans for Livestock for this one? 

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7 minutes ago, Punk_Rock_Blenny said:

Tank looks good, really nice corals there. Love that Elegance coral, that thing looks like a beast. 

 

The colours on the Hammers don't seem to match to the shops photos though in my opinion. I do like the more delicate looking one. Can you cut them down at all? All look rather tall on the Skeleton if you get what I mean

 

Sorry about the clowns dude, they would have looked great in the tank with those colours. Any plans for Livestock for this one? 

Yeah the Elegance is larger than I thought for sure, was expecting something maybe half its size. I don't think it has fully expanded just yet. 

 

I don't have the high powered lights that the shop does over the Photographs. I can't remember if they use Radions or AI 26's but a lot more PAR and power than my little Asta. They've been in the tank for not even 24 hours yet so expecting to see them settle more, they're already more expanded. I know what you mean but I don't have any tools to cut with at the moment. Wouldn't know where to cut as well, not 100% sure of how far down the Skeleton the coral goes. 

 

Well Mrs R and mother in law want Clowns again, however I would feel better having the clowns in something larger and leave them alone. My two went through a lot of tanks in a short while. Thinking about a TSB again, maybe a group of smaller Pico Gobies. Not sure really need to read up on what I can keep with these corals

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Lights on, decided to try BBS feeding

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debbeach13

Did you broadcast feed the entire tank? Did you hatch the shrimp?

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