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On 9/13/2022 at 10:54 AM, Snow_Phoenix said:

Whoa. Look at all those healthy colonies! :whoa:

I've been really fortunate in how well the system's handled sustained benign-neglect, some animals just aren't cut out for it compared to others, I hope I continue to be lucky!
Hope your systems are doing well, sorry I haven't had to time to poke my head-in and check out everyone's builds lately.

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New year, new plan. I've been spreading these corals out as freebie frags or in trades locally, decided I'm going to start spreading them around in my own tank; let the sps thriving just take over the rocks and see what that looks like.

 

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Looks great - nice photo. Your reef looks really beautiful and I also like how it shows your home through the tank. It make me think about how our fish see us, and also how reefing can be such a big part of our lives. 
 

I like your idea of using frags of your own corals in lots of spots in the tank… I think it will look amazing if they take over!! 

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Oh and, for whatever it's worth, lubbocks wrasse mucus cocoons seem to be able to smother and cause tissue loss on montis. Had it happen a few times now, wrasse beds down nearby, in the morning I see the cocoon has broken up onto a monti cap and anywhere it touches has lost tissue; rest of the coral is fine and recovers.

Weird stuff.

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6 hours ago, Tired said:

I wouldn't have expected that, but at the same time, I'm not surprised. Makes sense. 

I mean yes, it absolutely makes sense right? Obviously the cocoon is meant to be noxious and dissuade predators/require them to clear their gills/"cough" if they end up swallowing any, so of course it would be noxious and smother corals too.

But I don't see it talked about at all lol, I guess my scape just puts me in the unique position where it happens frequently and obviously-enough with the total absence of anything else goin'-on for me to notice XD

Lucky me lol...

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Sigh.. I've been watching the pink streak wrasse for a while now, it started eating soft corals, big bite marks left in the bases and up the trunk, I moved them out and now it's ripping flesh off monti's... 

I really do have terrible luck with this sort of thing, it already completely stripped a leng-sy chunk to the skeleton in a week...

Out it goes, darn.

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On 1/22/2023 at 9:44 AM, A.m.P said:

New year, new plan. I've been spreading these corals out as freebie frags or in trades locally, decided I'm going to start spreading them around in my own tank; let the sps thriving just take over the rocks and see what that looks like.

 

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reminds me of the Formosa forest. It was a super famous tank on reef2reef. A tank just dominated by a. Formosa. The guy who started it a long time ago just set up his v2. I love the concept of a few coral dominating the system. This is gonna be so cool. 

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2 hours ago, TheKleinReef said:


reminds me of the Formosa forest. It was a super famous tank on reef2reef. A tank just dominated by a. Formosa. The guy who started it a long time ago just set up his v2. I love the concept of a few coral dominating the system. This is gonna be so cool. 

Just looked that tank up… gorgeous 

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4 hours ago, TheKleinReef said:


reminds me of the Formosa forest. It was a super famous tank on reef2reef. A tank just dominated by a. Formosa. The guy who started it a long time ago just set up his v2. I love the concept of a few coral dominating the system. This is gonna be so cool. 

Oh, just looked that up. I think he goes by Leonardo reef on IG but mostly set up as a frag shop.  Great stuff tho

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13 minutes ago, mitten_reef said:

Oh, just looked that up. I think he goes by Leonardo reef on IG but mostly set up as a frag shop.  Great stuff tho


yeah, I didn’t know that was him, I’ve been following him for a couple months lol. I didn’t put it together until I saw it on reef2reef

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