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Spec V Reef (Hotel del Clownfish)

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SaltyGallon
10 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

I think "live" would be a stretch, it's been cycled and in Heated moving water since April of this year

Sounds live enough to me haha !

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Ok so once I have been refunded for the bag of salt that ended up being delivered and was split and spilt all in the box I plan to dump a few more corals into here, thinking i might just get a variety pack and be done with it, this is looking promising

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4 2" Discs, each disc has 10+ heads of random zoas

 

 

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debbeach13

Those look great! I can not believe the deals you can get. I would be lucky to get 2 plugs with 5 polyps each of zoa's that pretty.

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Ratvan
4 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Those look great! I can not believe the deals you can get. I would be lucky to get 2 plugs with 5 polyps each of zoa's that pretty.

Thanks, yeah they do pop up now and again, just have to keep looking and asking around. Now if i can find a bargain on the two snails i want...

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afcajax73
16 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Thanks, yeah they do pop up now and again, just have to keep looking and asking around. Now if i can find a bargain on the two snails i want...

sorry to keep sending you in one direction, but last time I was in CellarMarine, their snail stock was good 👍

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Ratvan
4 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

sorry to keep sending you in one direction, but last time I was in CellarMarine, their snail stock was good 👍

Yeah but thr postage of £15 on a couple of £2 snails... 

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afcajax73

ah..

 

that's not so good! 

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Ratvan
20 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

ah..

 

that's not so good! 

nope not really, got any spare you'd post in a pot? 😄

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Snow_Phoenix
2 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Ok so once I have been refunded for the bag of salt that ended up being delivered and was split and spilt all in the box I plan to dump a few more corals into here, thinking i might just get a variety pack and be done with it, this is looking promising

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4 2" Discs, each disc has 10+ heads of random zoas

 

 

I used to have the same zoas as the one depicted in the lower right corner. Zoa pox killed it. 😞

 

Haven't been able to find the exact same ones since. Still looking.

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Ratvan
8 minutes ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

I used to have the same zoas as the one depicted in the lower right corner. Zoa pox killed it. 😞

 

Haven't been able to find the exact same ones since. Still looking.

I thought you'd appreciate the pack 😄

 

They have an Indo Mushroom pack that is pretty too

 

They are my favourite online shop mainly because in most cases towards the arrival of a new batch they just try and clear the existing stock, also they seem quite accurate when it comes to the origin of the coral (i.e. Indo, Fiji, Aussie etc)

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Snow_Phoenix
19 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

I thought you'd appreciate the pack 😄

 

They have an Indo Mushroom pack that is pretty too

 

They are my favourite online shop mainly because in most cases towards the arrival of a new batch they just try and clear the existing stock, also they seem quite accurate when it comes to the origin of the coral (i.e. Indo, Fiji, Aussie etc)

I admit I've seen some of those morphs several times - except the one I lost. It is pretty common here. 🙂

 

The mushroom pack must have been awesome - was it affordable? Why not pick that one up too? Shrooms are much easier to keep than zoas, IMO. 🙂

 

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Ratvan
Just now, Snow_Phoenix said:

I admit I've seen some of those morphs several times - except the one I lost. It is pretty common here. 🙂

 

The mushroom pack must have been awesome - was it affordable? Why not pick that one up too? Shrooms are much easier to keep than zoas, IMO. 🙂

 

Yeah 40 for 1 Rhodactus and 3x Discosoma. One or the other so going Zoas

 

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afcajax73
On 10/8/2020 at 3:01 PM, Ratvan said:

nope not really, got any spare you'd post in a pot? 😄

what you after?

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Ratvan
1 hour ago, afcajax73 said:

what you after?

Cerith and Astrea one of each lol

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afcajax73

I could probably nip over to Cellar and try post them up but not sure how they'd do in the post?? 

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Ratvan
46 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

I could probably nip over to Cellar and try post them up but not sure how they'd do in the post?? 

Last year I ordered from White Corals in Germany, 3 days in post and they arrived fine if a little sleepy at first. But again shipping. Should be fine overnight I reckon, willing to give it a go on payday if I can't steal a couple from reefers tanks nearby

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afcajax73

I'll have a look when I can nip over, then shove them in a little tub and post in padded envelope or little box maybe?

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Grimes
2 hours ago, afcajax73 said:

I could probably nip over to Cellar and try post them up but not sure how they'd do in the post?? 

Oh yeah they would be fine in an overnighter. I would wap a pocket warmer in (or for fun a white hot BBQ brick....🤣) to be safe...

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Ratvan

So the tank is still in the uglies, although the diatoms do seem to be receding. And yes the FW is still here, i had sold it but the guy has never collected so 🤷‍♂️ back up for sale if anyone interested?

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The Coke bottle is my ATO Reservoir (manual top offs of treated tap water) usually lasts approximately 10 days to 2 weeks depending on evaporation

 

The clowns are doing well, and have been keeping an area of the back wall clear of algae growth which is interesting. I have seen the submissive shake several times now and Hantu must eat first (leaving Puaka sat at bottom of tank until done, or if Hantu misses a pellet)

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debbeach13

Glad the fish are doing well. Good luck selling the FW.

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Ratvan

So it seems that the Diatoms reached their peak yesterday, today things look a little less brown and a little more green

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Close up of the GHA that is forming

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Also seem to be having a Bacterial bloom this morning which is new

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Grimes

Looking good pal 👍🏼

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Grimes

How you treating tap water dude 

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Ratvan
1 hour ago, Grimes said:

How you treating tap water dude 

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Grimes
9 hours ago, Ratvan said:

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Does that work for reef tanks then? How come no RODI?

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