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While checking out the nuati spiral tonight I noticed specks of coraline have started to take over one of the powerheads and I'm genuinely upset.

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Happy Thursday
 

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So while the Thursday was indeed happy, I am bumping into a few rough patches with the newly tank-mates.

Specifically I've only ever been around gramma's and this black cap is far more territorial of far-more space than I've encountered before.

 

I do need to preface this by really highlighting the fact that it's being territorial, not aggressive. As can be seen from the photos, the clowns and pink streaked wrasse are small enough she could kill them without effort.

 

No fins have even been damaged, she fluffs up and runs animals off and the buck-stops-there.

She's starting to warm up to the clowns being a bit more in her space, but the feisty little blighters have taken to dodging her and nipping at her tail (they're not even a quarter her size, but they're damsels).

 

The main issue is the basslet straight up won't let the wrasse near the rockwork, I've had to stick a rock for it to hide under in the corner of the tank.

Again the basslet's gentle and not causing any damage, but its' been about a week and her patience with the wrasse is still non-existent.

Despite that the wrasse has been slowly trying to sneak out into the tank along the back wall and investigates the rocks and such while the basslet's pigging out (I feed them separately and in different spots).

 

 

I see three options:

  1. Re-scape, most of the rockwork is epoxied and about all I could do is pull what isn't out and just leave the tank more open.
  2. Wait it out, its only been a week and things could sort themselves out in time, hard to tell with these animals.
  3. Throw a grenade at a pretty peaceful problem and put the pink streaked in the atoll, then drop a proper-aggressive fish into this system (Lydia the irate damselfish).

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Grumpy sausage upset at rubberband for leaving its' nest.
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Oh, and between the wrasse and basslet the tank essentially no longer has any flatworms or limpets, which means I now need more cleaners to take care of the algae outbreak XD

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New year, New scape, hope you've all had a wonderful holiday season.

 


Out of focus, swimming fish, low light, but it's the thought that counts right?

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Blasto's

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Big Blasto

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??? Litho, Psammo, IDK

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A Mess

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At Least Lily is Photogenic

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Acro has been recovering nicely and looked quite fluffy today, figured I'd share while I had a minute.

 

Hope everyone's been warm and safe.

 

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All of your coral looks gorgeous and so happy, and I really like that macro algae.

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2 hours ago, Zer0 said:

All of your coral looks gorgeous and so happy, and I really like that macro algae.

I love the look of the dragons breath, but I'd recommend gracilaria hayi to anyone thinking of putting something similar in their system.

 

Hayi will bind to rockwork and grow in large bushes, the dragons breath in here drops branches constantly and has to be rubber-banded to a surface. I've only had it weakly attach to one surface lol. Downside is they have different growth patterns and you lose the orange highlights.

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Fluffy psammo this AM

 

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Stellar Stylo has been growing pretty steadily, the polyps have gone a bit green instead of bright blue though, could be a response to a bit lower light.

 

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The nauti spiral behind the Stylo has been outpacing the entire tank in growth.

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Monti's doin' their thing, both have started encrusting the rock beneath their glue, the spiral's already plating. Feeling pretty lucky.

 

Sunburst

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Nauti Spiral

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Top down shot shows a bit better how its' grown.

 

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