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Okay... I did something... new little cube...

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Information:

Tank: Aqueon Frameless 3g Cube

Lighting: AI Prime 16HD

Filtration: Aqua-Tech 5-15g HOB 

 

Inhabitants:

1 rock flower anemone 

Punk Rocker Palys

1 blue leg hermit crab (Hermy)

1 banded trochus snail

Red Macro Algae (Gracilaria Hayi)

a few baby snails (probably turbos)

 

 

11-28-2020

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12-20-2020

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2-7-2021
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Hami

Intended Inhabitants: sexy shrimp, pom pom crab, and RFA or small soft corals (zoa/paly or mushrooms) 

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Nathans_Reef
2 hours ago, Hami said:

Okay... I did something... new little cube...

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Lighting: reefbrite 8”????

Nice 👍

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Tired

Sounds like it'll be really nice. Sexy shrimp are known to go after zoas, so you may want to avoid zoas for this tank. Or just buy a big colony of cheap ones and feed the shrimp well. 

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Hami
6 minutes ago, Tired said:

Sounds like it'll be really nice. Sexy shrimp are known to go after zoas, so you may want to avoid zoas for this tank. Or just buy a big colony of cheap ones and feed the shrimp well. 

Yeah I heard something like that... I am definitely leaning towards RFA, but Premium Aquatics (my LFS) hasn’t been getting in livestock since Crona. I am kind of skeptical about ordering them online.

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I just bought a AI Prime 16HD from @Premiumaq for this tank!

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Tired

RFAs tolerate being shipped really well, online ordering should be fine. Wait until after the holiday season is over and it's warmed up a bit, though. SaltCritters sells a lot of cool WYSIWYG RFAs at good prices, but it's all tiny babies (an inch or so across), KP Aquatics has non-WYSIWYG adults sometimes, and there are a few other places that people like to order from. There are very rarely any major problems when something is being shipped by a reputable seller. You'd think anemones would fuss more about being mailed, but RFAs do just fine in 2-3 day mail, and will puff up and be happy pretty quickly. I've had a couple come in the mail halfway expanded in the bag! I guess not having a brain to be upset with has its advantages.

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7 hours ago, Tired said:

RFAs tolerate being shipped really well, online ordering should be fine. Wait until after the holiday season is over and it's warmed up a bit, though. SaltCritters sells a lot of cool WYSIWYG RFAs at good prices, but it's all tiny babies (an inch or so across), KP Aquatics has non-WYSIWYG adults sometimes, and there are a few other places that people like to order from. There are very rarely any major problems when something is being shipped by a reputable seller. You'd think anemones would fuss more about being mailed, but RFAs do just fine in 2-3 day mail, and will puff up and be happy pretty quickly. I've had a couple come in the mail halfway expanded in the bag! I guess not having a brain to be upset with has its advantages.

Okay ... thanks for the info... one of the main reasons I don’t like shipping livestock is because I am still in school, so I won’t be there to acclimate them until after school (maybe practice too if it’s  season).

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Tired

Ah, that makes sense. Do you have anyone at home who could bring the box in? If you've ordered corals, all the corals would need until after school is for someone to bring the box in out of the elements. A few more hours in the box wouldn't hurt them any. Or you could show someone how to acclimate. 

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Hami
26 minutes ago, Tired said:

Ah, that makes sense. Do you have anyone at home who could bring the box in? If you've ordered corals, all the corals would need until after school is for someone to bring the box in out of the elements. A few more hours in the box wouldn't hurt them any. Or you could show someone how to acclimate. 

My family isn’t the best with aquariums let alone my saltwater one. I would have to plan it out so that my sister wouldn’t be at college when they deliver it.

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Avoid Duncan's too.  Some sexiest like those as much as zoas.  

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Hami
38 minutes ago, Wingy said:

Avoid Duncan's too.  Some sexiest like those as much as zoas.  

Nice to know!

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Tired

Do you have a family member who you could ask to take the box inside, open it, and place the bags near the tank? That way they would get a little light, and that would tide them over just fine for most of the day. And I can't imagine the average person messing that up. 

 

You definitely shouldn't be ordering live things online until probably March, though. Now until January it's all clogged up with holiday shipping, January and February it's super cold. March can be workably cold depending on where you live. If you wanted to spend the extra money on overnight shipping, that could work, overnight pretty much always gets places on time, but priority 2-3 day (though it works just fine for under normal circumstances) isn't a very good bet for most of winter.

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Hami
18 minutes ago, Tired said:

Do you have a family member who you could ask to take the box inside, open it, and place the bags near the tank? That way they would get a little light, and that would tide them over just fine for most of the day. And I can't imagine the average person messing that up. 

 

You definitely shouldn't be ordering live things online until probably March, though. Now until January it's all clogged up with holiday shipping, January and February it's super cold. March can be workably cold depending on where you live. If you wanted to spend the extra money on overnight shipping, that could work, overnight pretty much always gets places on time, but priority 2-3 day (though it works just fine for under normal circumstances) isn't a very good bet for most of winter.

My sister would be the best chance I have for someone to be home. Maybe my school will get shut down again in April or something! 

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My AI Prime came in today... I really don’t know how to work it... I am somewhat figuring it out, but it is going very slowly

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Tired

That's a lot of light for that tank! You should probably move it up away from the surface, and put it on pretty much the lowest settings you can get. It's a great light, from what I've seen of it, but you're going to have to be careful not to burn things. Probably overkill for RFAs, really, they like medium-lower light most of the time.

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4 minutes ago, Tired said:

That's a lot of light for that tank! You should probably move it up away from the surface, and put it on pretty much the lowest settings you can get. It's a great light, from what I've seen of it, but you're going to have to be careful not to burn things. Probably overkill for RFAs, really, they like medium-lower light most of the time.

I know it is a lot... Premium Aquatics was out of stands when I bought it, and right now it is max at like 20%........ I was thinking about getting these lights for my other tank, so I wanted them all to be the same

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Tired

I'm pretty sure that's still too much, especially for newly introduced corals and at that height. You'll want to look at what levels people keep theirs at over small tanks, and make sure your RFAs have good, deep crevices they can hide in if it's too bright. 

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Hami
1 minute ago, Tired said:

I'm pretty sure that's still too much, especially for newly introduced corals and at that height. You'll want to look at what levels people keep theirs at over small tanks, and make sure your RFAs have good, deep crevices they can hide in if it's too bright. 

Okay... will do... more journal searching I go!!!!

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Tired

Or it might be worth making a post in the lighting area asking about it, since that would get more attention than the question being buried somewhere in a journal thread. 

 

What are you planning on for rock? 

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Hami
14 minutes ago, Tired said:

Or it might be worth making a post in the lighting area asking about it, since that would get more attention than the question being buried somewhere in a journal thread. 

 

What are you planning on for rock? 

I have a nice little rock in my 54g I was going to put in it. 
 

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Just did a thing...16DD4143-8DA9-4E0F-9943-95E45976EF63.thumb.jpeg.bdef6ebd40e222da3f2955d5bf47063e.jpeg

 

I just recently realized that @SaltCritters is located in Indiana, so I could actually do local pickup!!

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Tired

Ooh, nice. They have some really nice rock flowers. By the size and variation, I'm guessing those are all captive-bred? Can't picture where else someone would get a bunch of juvenile-sized rock flower anemones with such variation. 

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28 minutes ago, Tired said:

Ooh, nice. They have some really nice rock flowers. By the size and variation, I'm guessing those are all captive-bred? Can't picture where else someone would get a bunch of juvenile-sized rock flower anemones with such variation. 

I would guess that they are captive bred, since they normally get their colors once bigger.

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Now to keep my little ones alive 🙏

I picked them up yesterday, but I wanted to make sure they made it through the night at least before I talked about them.

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