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Spec V Reef (Hotel del Clownfish)

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Ratvan

So, I have had confirmation that the office will close and remain close until Christmas 2020. This is pretty much what I thought, so I need a temp tank for the RSM inhabitants for at least 3 months. You know what that means? New tank time, new thread time. 

 

Set up on Saturday 26th September, luckily I kept the floating rock scape in heated moving water so expecting a small mini cycle of at all

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Tank: Fluval Spec V

Light: Asta 20 Marine LED 

Return: Hydor Pico Evo Mag 180

Heater: 25w adjustable submersible

 

I will be adding parts this week when I shut down the RSM and transfer across Livestock. 

 

Livestock:

Tank Bred Clownfish Pair

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Zoanthids

Possibly Fire and Ice

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Yes I've seen the aiptasia and bubble algae

 

 

 

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debbeach13

Well get to work and get rid of those before you make the move to the new tank. Good luck.

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billygoat

Alright sure, I'm on board! 😂 Here's hoping the Curse of the RSM 130 doesn't follow you home! :wizard:

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Ratvan

Delivery day, got enough Salt to last me 50x 100% water changes on this little tank

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The Rainy Day Aquarium

I like new tanks! 😄🙌

Are you going to keep this one bare bottom?

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Snow_Phoenix

Cute clowns. 😊

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Ratvan
37 minutes ago, The Rainy Day Aquarium said:

I like new tanks! 😄🙌

Are you going to keep this one bare bottom?

Thanks, indeed I am

25 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

Cute clowns. 😊

Thank you. Hantu and Puaka 2 😁

 

Media rack done, blocked emergency FW drain hole in partition wall. 

 

Cycle cyle cycle

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billygoat
1 hour ago, Ratvan said:

Hantu and Puaka 2 😁

Is that the same Hantu? Like from way back in the day? Or is it Hantu 2 and Puaka 2? 🤔

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Ratvan
4 minutes ago, billygoat said:

Is that the same Hantu? Like from way back in the day? Or is it Hantu 2 and Puaka 2? 🤔

I wish, its Hantu 2 and Puaka 2

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Ratvan

Thinking about relocating the tank to the kitchen, since I will be working from home. Shuffle the kitchen stuff around to make room

 

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Lack of sockets is really irritating

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afcajax73

My evo is in the kitchen. makes it handy for cleaning etc 🙂

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Ratvan

So I am on the look out for more cheap corals, I was going to go with Zoas only but that is a little dull (IMO), so trawling the local forums have located a nice little mushroom rock for £15 which i shall be collecting this weekend or even Friday.

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Wonder if these will do as well as @debbeach13 mushrooms in with Diver Dan? 🤔

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debbeach13

That looks like the ones that grow and multiply the most. Good luck I am sure they will do great.

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Ratvan
3 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

That looks like the ones that grow and multiply the most. Good luck I am sure they will do great.

Yeah she estimated about 20+ heads and have a couple of colour morphs. My only concern is the size of the rock in the Spec V, only get to find out one way really, go and have a looksies. Will take a chisel and hammer with me to split the rock if i can to make it fit

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Snow_Phoenix

Nice score on the mushroom rock! :happy:

 

Just be careful when you're splitting it - some of the shrooms might detach from the rock as you do so. 

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Ratvan
5 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

Nice score on the mushroom rock! :happy:

 

Just be careful when you're splitting it - some of the shrooms might detach from the rock as you do so. 

Thanks, if not will take a couple more Sump Zoa rocks and switch out mine for the live rock

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Ratvan

So looks like I need to be storing some tap water while it's still good

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afcajax73

ah man. you don't seem to get much luck! 

 

at least they told you though! 

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Ratvan
Just now, afcajax73 said:

ah man. you don't seem to get much luck! 

 

at least they told you though! 

Filling up as many water tubs as I can with tap, its only 6 on my TDS meter today so may as well stock up while I can 

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afcajax73

makes sense! 

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The Rainy Day Aquarium

Oof that bites. Hopefully they work ahead of schedule 😅 Haha You could take this opportunity to try out the Triton method (i.e. no water changes)? 😉

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debbeach13

Glad they gave you a heads up. That could have really been a disaster. 

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Ratvan
25 minutes ago, The Rainy Day Aquarium said:

Oof that bites. Hopefully they work ahead of schedule 😅 Haha You could take this opportunity to try out the Triton method (i.e. no water changes)? 😉

Well considering that I used to carry out that work myself under a subcontract i can tell you no, it wont be it will over run. Ummm that sounds like a lot of testing and dosing which goes against my keep it cheap and simple methodology

3 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Glad they gave you a heads up. That could have really been a disaster. 

I would have noticed the discoloured water, it is fairly obvious but yeah that would leave me stuck trying to find some RODI or Distilled 

 

Is it Friday yet? Can I get my fish from work already?

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So popped into the office to collect the clown pair and zoas, salt tub transport

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Got home and plopped the Zoas in straight away, still need to deal with that Aiptasia. 

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Hantu 2 and Puaka 2, were bagged and floated before being released

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Temp and Salinity matched so away they went

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Ratvan

So the Zoas have opened, the smaller of the clowns is also hosting the large Aiptasia 🤦‍♂️ I assume that this is what she's doing when she's gumming and rubbing herself on it.

 

Top down of Zoa Colony

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So seems I have a few little Aiptasia on the rock too, as well as that bubble algae i thought I had scraped it all

 

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