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Some times I am patient and some times I am not. I was not with the BTA. It wouldn’t settle down and I didn’t really want to risk it killing any coral. So one morning when it was on the glass and heading for the uncovered filter intake I decided to move it back to the ten gallon tank. I used me license and removed it from the 20. I did not acclimate it at all just placed it on a rock. It seemed fine in less than a day. I have been feeding it a few times a week. I just noticed it split. So now I have two. I don’t know when it split because one was almost under a rock. I turned the rock over so I could see them both.

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The little dots are gone this morning. Not sure if something ate them. Hopefully    that is not the case and 3 or 4 baby snails are roaming around. Since I stared feeding the acans and gorgonians all of the coral have really grown. I will absolutely have to frag that Xenia and GSP soon. Still waiting for my son to grab that empty tank. Then I can make room in here. Also going to give him some zoanthids, clove polyps, and blue symposium. Just not all at once. 

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Just read through the 6 pages, quite an adventure so far and now looking good! 🙂

 

I wouldn't give up on an Elegance coral just yet.  The trick is to find one that originates from Australia (absolutely avoid Indo-Pacific) and preferably from a vendor that doesn't mix the two locations in their holding systems for this coral.

 

https://reefbuilders.com/2010/01/27/catalaphyllia-eleganshave-you-tried-a-small-australian-elegance-coral-lately/

 

It's often not so easy finding a stable balance of multiple fish in these smaller nano tanks, especially after they all grow out.  After many, many years I now take a bit more of a 'less is more' approach...

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Thanks for the reply. The elegance I lost was from live aquaria and was supposed to be from Australia. Right now I feel the tank is doing well so I am happy with it as is. That of course could change.

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Received an order from reef cleaners today. It was packed and shipped on Monday and we are both in Florida. Well packed and I expect every thing to be fine. After temperature acclimation of about 35 minutes.

I put 2 money cowrie's, 5 Nassarius Vibex, and 3 Nerite snails in the 20L tank.  

Also added to the evo 5 tank,  3 sexy shrimp that were moving in the bags, 1 nassarius vibex, and 1 nerite snail that have both already moved.. 

Ordered a tripp lite with 6 individually controlled / 7 outlet power strip or my simple controller for the simple minded - no programing required. and new refractometer.  Oh and glycoflex 3 for my dog Abby for her sore joints. 

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On 2/14/2021 at 12:02 PM, debbeach13 said:

The little dots are gone this morning. Not sure if something ate them. Hopefully    that is not the case and 3 or 4 baby snails are roaming around. Since I stared feeding the acans and gorgonians all of the coral have really grown. I will absolutely have to frag that Xenia and GSP soon. Still waiting for my son to grab that empty tank. Then I can make room in here. Also going to give him some zoanthids, clove polyps, and blue symposium. Just not all at once. 

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Looking good!

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Jungle_v_i_p
On 3/17/2021 at 2:18 PM, debbeach13 said:

Received an order from reef cleaners today. It was packed and shipped on Monday and we are both in Florida. 

What part? I’m from florida. I grew up in the panhandle then lived in satellite beach (just south of cape Canaveral) for 4 years. Living in Massachusetts at the moment but heading back in 4-5 years.

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I am in Central Florida. Born and lived in MA until 2010. 
I Happy to report that the 3 new sexies added to the Evo yesterday are alive and well. All five roaming around this morning. 

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Charles, his molt, then Charlas and his molt.

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My 20 year old refractometer and the brand new one. Both read exactly the same 1.025 on the Evo 5 tank and NSW.

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Never would have guessed lol

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I decided to order the dual light tank mount. Summer is coming quick here in Florida. This means I usually change from the glass top to a screen top. This helps keep the temperature a little more stable but evaporation will increase. The micro ATO has been very reliable knock on wood. After such a tight clean look of the lights so close to the tank the mount is a little distracting but not terrible. I am starting at the placement that keeps the lights the closest to the tank. The instructions say 5" seems about right. The spread is a little better being up higher. I just hope that the change does not reduce the intensity too much.   

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How the new mount looks. The ATO hose is preventing the screen from sitting flat. But I done fiddling for today. Did a 2 G WC, cleaned the filter, replaced the pillow fluff but only rinsed the pad and carbon.

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Charles successfully molted again.

I am pretty sure the clowns are protecting eggs (laid inside the head) Mama clown had been chasing the fang blenny away and for a couple days and this morning I had to remove his remains. Now this tank is back to 2 clowns and a orchid dottyback for fish. 

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On 8/14/2020 at 1:07 PM, debbeach13 said:

Well the small clown repeat jumped. I have a screen lid but there is a small opening in the back. 

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I had some similar story like that, n I called it as ‘Miraculous Death’. 

It’s kinda sad long story. 🤣

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It’s a long way down.

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