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Ratvan
1 minute ago, Dirté Sanchez said:

That would have broken my heart. Makes me sick to think about the little pair.

Yeah another kick in the nuts, especially with tomorrow being what would have been my mums 61st so not the best timing. But what you going to do?

 

Worse things happening about the place at the minute. On the upside might see if I can swing a larger system, 30 Gallons ish. Still want a sebae or clarkii

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debbeach13

Sorry I meant to mention it is a 20L

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NaturallyKait

Oh no, I’m sorry about the clowns. What a sin 😢

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ef4life
3 hours ago, Ratvan said:

I'm English. Means nothing to me. But thanks. Beautiful

 

An American quarter coin is about 2.5cm diameter 

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Ratvan

@debbeach13 lights just come on

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I love this one's split face, love the green on yours though.. Do they sting each other? Asking for a friend? :ninja:

 

Full tank shot, feel I need some more rock or something, less sandbed? Have flow excavation in rear left corner 

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I stuck that skeleton at the front to stop the same thing happening

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This machine taking a well earned rest, currently CuC is this guy and a toothbrush

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Hammers, starting to colour up

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debbeach13

My knowledge of the elegance is from live aquaria lighting moderate to high, flow medium, placement bottom, and aggressive. So when it arrived I sat it on the sand bed as a center piece then moved the power head so it didn’t blow away. 

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Ratvan
1 minute ago, debbeach13 said:

My knowledge of the elegance is from live aquaria lighting moderate to high, flow medium, placement bottom, and aggressive. So when it arrived I sat it on the sand bed as a center piece then moved the power head so it didn’t blow away. 

Ditto. I placed the macro in and jiggered around with the pump until I liked the movement and went with that. 

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SeaFurn
2 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Full tank shot, feel I need some more rock or something, less sandbed? Have flow excavation in rear left corner 

I think it looks good the way it is.  I know it's tough to keep the sand bed from blowing away in certain spots in these small tanks.  Can you diffuse the return pump flow a bit?  Maybe aim it upward more and and directly toward the front glass?     Or just get more corals to diffuse the flow!!

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Just now, SeaFurn said:

I think it looks good the way it is.  I know it's tough to keep the sand bed from blowing away in certain spots in these small tanks.  Can you diffuse the return pump flow a bit?  Maybe aim it upward more and and directly toward the front glass?     Or just get more corals to diffuse the flow!!

It's aimed at the topish centre of the front glass, the rock ledge makes a sort of down current into that corner which is cool but irritating. If aimed elsewhere or higher I have a saltwater fountain. 

 

I could turn it down a little more but then the hammer retract from lack of flow. I like the idea of more corals. I could also move the larger red grape rock and the Elegance between positions and have more shading in that corner.... 

 

Few weeks until next payday so plenty of time to think

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Ratvan

Anyways my future shopping list

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debbeach13

Those corals are stunning. This is really going to be a show tank.

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Ratvan
3 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Those corals are stunning. This is really going to be a show tank.

I figured I'd try the fewer but larger and more focused approach this time around. Shame I can't find any branching Hammers at the moment. Also keeping it Aussie as well, change it up from the Indo corals so shopping is harder but more rewarding. Also I hear that Aussie LPS are hardier, not sure how much truth is in that but looking forwards to finding out. 

 

Fish ideas? How would a nano goby and shrimp fair? 

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debbeach13

Just remember the shrimp could be very active stirring up the sand. I had one that was a real land scrapper so I could not have many corals on the sand bed. I also had one that once he built his burrow he only came out once in awhile. Just hung out in the opening. Love watching them. One on the most entertaining pairing IMO.

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Ratvan
3 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Just remember the shrimp could be very active stirring up the sand. I had one that was a real land scrapper so I could not have many corals on the sand bed. I also had one that once he built his burrow he only came out once in awhile. Just hung out in the opening. Love watching them. One on the most entertaining pairing IMO.

Ah yeah especially since I found a lovely feather coral too, slipper coral? Polyphyllia anyway

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Also a beautiful Wellsophyllia folded brain 

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Not for this tank though 😢

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Ratvan

Ummmm

 

 

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debbeach13

I forgot to mention check out a "candy cane" shrimp they tend to be smaller. 

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Ratvan

Good morning all, was taking a photo of the reef and nearly caught the full crowning of my worm. 

 

Other than that not a lot going on, Bunny is having a nap

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Ratvan

Found that I can get my macro lens working on my phone, just have to work out which of the two lenses my phone will use to take the photo and put the macro over those, simple. 

 

Worm, without msco lens

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With macro lens

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Hitch hiker

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Hitch hiker

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naothan
On 4/18/2020 at 4:44 AM, Ratvan said:

@debbeach13 lights just come on

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I love this one's split face, love the green on yours though.. Do they sting each other? Asking for a friend? :ninja:

 

Full tank shot, feel I need some more rock or something, less sandbed? Have flow excavation in rear left corner 

IMG_20200418_123555.thumb.jpg.0e5a695ff6f4bfabda8895581e1772ed.jpg

 

I stuck that skeleton at the front to stop the same thing happening

IMG_20200418_123603.thumb.jpg.fd2f672d0fcc0ecfad6f7c84e1a18f1b.jpg

 

This machine taking a well earned rest, currently CuC is this guy and a toothbrush

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Hammers, starting to colour up

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i need to send you a toonie from Canada so i have a better reference of size lol 

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Ratvan
4 minutes ago, naothan said:

i need to send you a toonie from Canada so i have a better reference of size lol 

That's 28mm. Hmmmm see if I have any old half pennies around the place

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naothan
4 hours ago, Ratvan said:

That's 28mm. Hmmmm see if I have any old half pennies around the place

lol mm

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debbeach13

Wow that is some serious flow in that video. Looking good.

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Ratvan
1 hour ago, debbeach13 said:

Wow that is some serious flow in that video. Looking good.

It keeps getting bigger 👀

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Also made Pizza, over 18s only

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kimberbee
4 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Also made Pizza, over 18s only

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That top one looks questionable...

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Ratvan
1 minute ago, kimberbee said:

That top one looks questionable...

Mixture of mushrooms and oils that one, the other is the bland pizza for Mrs "I don't want to be high at work" pffft

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