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The acro has thankfully been recovering and making solid progress, growing quite a bit out over its' old skeleton (and overtop some pineapple sponges too)

 

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@Pjanssen 
This is what I was talking about in Matteo's thread. The first shot has visible sensor noise from a higher-ISO in the background around the Lobo (it looks kind of blobby, fuzzy, with noticeable "pixelation" and distortion/lines). While the second decreases that "artifacting" dramatically. 


The difference is the first has a higher ISO (250+ish) and Shutter speed (1/40 or so a second), while the second has a lower ISO (90ish) and shutter speed (1/25 or so).
(Provided the compression on the site doesn't make them both look the same XD)

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Since I had things out already, here are a few other quick shots.

 

 

Stellar Stylo
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The Merletti has exploded with new heads in this system, it is absolutely covered

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The Halo monti keeps starting to brown and then deciding it would rather behave

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I swear this was in-focus when I took it

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Supposedly it's very difficult to put Pink Nepthea in too-much flow, I'm fairly certain I achieved the impossible and have moved it down a bit

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The toadstool seems to prefer its' new culdesac life with the blastos towards the overflow-end of the tank

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So I'm not certain it's an issue of flow with the nepthea.
The base of it has turned nearly-white and has sclerites showing / a frayed-appearance, and the coral stays pretty much totally on its' side all day and night.
I've tried it in multiple locations, it still has great polyp-extension and seems to have grown a bit, inflates-fully, but the base seems to be dying.
No sign of a bacterial infection either, no brown or anything, it looks almost as if the base is bleaching and slowly fading away.

Anybody with a similar experience? @WV Reefer

Debating whether to keep waiting-it-out, or to cut the base off and re-attach it.

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9 hours ago, Amphrites said:

So I'm not certain it's an issue of flow with the nepthea.
The base of it has turned nearly-white and has sclerites showing / a frayed-appearance, and the coral stays pretty much totally on its' side all day and night.
I've tried it in multiple locations, it still has great polyp-extension and seems to have grown a bit, inflates-fully, but the base seems to be dying.
No sign of a bacterial infection either, no brown or anything, it looks almost as if the base is bleaching and slowly fading away.

Anybody with a similar experience? @WV Reefer

Debating whether to keep waiting-it-out, or to cut the base off and re-attach it.

Mine has done this before. I was moving things around and for days it would suddenly slump over. I wondered if it was near something it didn’t like after I moved a rock but I’m still not sure. I moved things back the way they were and am keeping watch. 

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I don't want to bother the Basslet as she gets used to the new system so I've not gotten the Macro lens out, but can anyone help me figure out what kind of Psammocora this is lol?
I thought it was a litho for quite some time, and that's what it was sold as, but the tentacles and mouths just look wrong (to me) for a litho.

 

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40 minutes ago, Amphrites said:

I don't want to bother the Basslet as she gets used to the new system so I've not gotten the Macro lens out, but can anyone help me figure out what kind of Psammocora this is lol?
I thought it was a litho for quite some time, and that's what it was sold as, but the tentacles and mouths just look wrong (to me) for a litho.

 

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No idea but it is indeed a pretty one

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9 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

No idea but it is indeed a pretty one

I love it for sure, but it's about to start encrusting rock and watching it melt everything in-reach would be a lousy way to realize it's a litho XD

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Managed to sneak a shot of Miss Lily hanging out with me this afternoon, she's getting allot bolder -although she's always brave around dinner time- and has been spending most of the day  hanging out with Whiskers the cleaner shrimp.

 

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Can't figure out where the detritus is goin' in this system. Nothing much blows off the rocks, nothing's on the BB glass or under the rockwork (I can look from underneath with a flashlight), skimmer is cranking out solid-black garbage at a consistent rate; algae's still growing, snails are still a small ever-eating army, and now I'm overfeeding both whisker's and Lily on a daily-basis.

And yet I haven't had to change the polyfilter in weeks, after the initial setup I was swapping every 3 days (I'm assuming allot was buildup from having less flow and space in the older system), the only difference, between the first few weeks and now, is I added a larger powerhead with a random (but no wave) function and now push 70-80x turnover rate. 
Sure, waveforms are great at keeping things suspended but I would still expect to either collect something, or at least be able to see where stuff's building up, but the rocks are spotless - the whole tank looks spotless.

Could be that mulm just isn't getting the opportunity to clump (and is otherwise being pulverized) up into something the floss can catch? I'm genuinely-stumped.

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As long as your corals are getting enough food and everything else seems happy, that doesn't seem like a problem at all, just a puzzle. Though I would think it might just be getting skimmed out- reasonably sure skimmers don't normally put out black stuff. 

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12 hours ago, Tired said:

As long as your corals are getting enough food and everything else seems happy, that doesn't seem like a problem at all, just a puzzle. Though I would think it might just be getting skimmed out- reasonably sure skimmers don't normally put out black stuff. 

I don't know about that, I'm making printer ink.

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A few top-down shots in honor of this tank's first waterchange.
Nothing really indicated the tank needed a waterchange, but it was starting to feel odd having not done one at all so I swapped-out 3 gallons.
Turns out this tank has about 27.5 gallons total water-volume so that's about 11% changed, my water had been sitting so long the alk dropped to 6 however so I needed to bring things back in-line with 2 part before dumping it in.

I'd just been dosing DIY All-For-Reef and using ChaetoGrow for "trace elements", nothing at all seems upset about my doing so either, in fact I've never had any of the animals grow or color up like this ever

However the mystery of schrondinger's detritus remains unsolved, even when specifically-targeting "dark looking areas" I pulled next-to-nothing out with the siphon and the water itself was free of any tint.


I had a few recent bargain-additions ($5 a piece), a Top Fuel which lost most of the flesh on one side but has nearly-regrown it in a month, a browned-out nauti-spiral which may have had MEN (been dipped twice and I glued the entire base and edges to suffocate any eggs), and a sunburst cap (unless some small amount of pigment-transfer remains and it regrows into a sunfire [unlikely]).
 

A cool aside, this is the first tank I've kept which smells like the ocean, I've had plenty with that fresh-salt talcum-powder smell, and encountered the "low-tide" sulphur from dino's, but this was like an ocean breeze.

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