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Creating a placeholder for my new tank upgrade. Am I the member with the most seniority, who has the fewest posts? Quite possibly. Reefing for almost two decades, posting twice per decade.

I recently upgraded my Fluval Spec III to an IM Fusion 20. I've had an IM Fusion 10 in the past, but wanted a wider footprint for this go. I will be adding more rock, more corals for a mixed reef, but heavy on mushrooms, rics, zoas, and montis. Will probably do some more LPS and SPS down the road, as things progress.

 

Pics are rough, and were quick. Close ups are under mostly blues, but true to live color.

 

Current Setup:

Innovative Marine Fusion 20 & Stock Pump

IM Hydrofill Ti ATO & Pump

IM AquaShield UV Sterilizer

IM SpinStream Flow Nozzles

Kessil A80 & Kessil Controller (Upgrading to Kessil AP700 for this tank)

 

Current Aquascape:

6-7 year old Live Rock

New Live Sand 

Sack of old sand in rear sump & old bio media

 

Current Livestock:

 

Corals:

Neon Red Mushrooms (4-5?)

Vivid Blue Mushrooms (2)

Turquoise Mushroom with Neon Pink Spots (Sad. I don't think it's ever been happy. I thought it died, but it just went under a rock. It's about 5 years old. Maybe it will perk up)

Neon Green Ricordea Yumas (3)(Kind of boring, but the Sexy Shrimp LOVE them. May donate to a friend with a ~250gal, as they grow too fast for my tank)

Neon Pink Ricordea Yuma (1)

Rainbow Ricordea Yuma (2 plus 4-5 tiny clones)

JF Beach Bum Monti (1.5" Frag)

 

Inverts:

Nassarius Snails (2; Gary & Darth)

Sexy Shrimp (1 Female; Alexis)

 

Fish:

Ruby Red Dragonet (Scooter; don't @ me, he?'s like 2 years old and doing fine, which I get it, is not common or recommended for beginners or small tanks)

 

 

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54 minutes ago, Sissy said:

Creating a placeholder for my new tank upgrade. Am I the member with the most seniority, who has the fewest posts? Quite possibly. Reefing for almost two decades, posting twice per decade.

I recently upgraded my Fluval Spec III to an IM Fusion 20. I've had an IM Fusion 10 in the past, but wanted a wider footprint for this go. I will be adding more rock, more corals for a mixed reef, but heavy on mushrooms, rics, zoas, and montis. Will probably do some more LPS and SPS down the road, as things progress.

 

Pics are rough, and were quick. Close ups are under mostly blues, but true to live color.

 

Current Setup:

Innovative Marine Fusion 20 & Stock Pump

IM Hydrofill Ti ATO & Pump

IM AquaShield UV Sterilizer

IM SpinStream Flow Nozzles

Kessil A80 & Kessil Controller (Upgrading to Kessil AP700 for this tank)

 

Current Aquascape:

6-7 year old Live Rock

New Live Sand 

Sack of old sand in rear sump & old bio media

 

Current Livestock:

 

Corals:

Neon Red Mushrooms (4-5?)

Vivid Blue Mushrooms (2)

Turquoise Mushroom with Neon Pink Spots (Sad. I don't think it's ever been happy. I thought it died, but it just went under a rock. It's about 5 years old. Maybe it will perk up)

Neon Green Ricordea Yumas (3)(Kind of boring, but the Sexy Shrimp LOVE them. May donate to a friend with a ~250gal, as they grow too fast for my tank)

Neon Pink Ricordea Yuma (1)

Rainbow Ricordea Yuma (2 plus 4-5 tiny clones)

JF Beach Bum Monti (1.5" Frag)

 

Inverts:

Nassarius Snails (2; Gary & Darth)

Sexy Shrimp (1 Female; Alexis)

 

Fish:

Ruby Red Dragonet (Scooter; don't @ me, he?'s like 2 years old and doing fine, which I get it, is not common or recommended for beginners or small tanks)

 

 

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Nice ruby and shrooms. 🙂

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Sissy
7 hours ago, Snow_Phoenix said:

Nice ruby and shrooms. 🙂

Thanks!! I've always loved your tanks. I am really excited for this setup, and seem to go through phases of enthusiasm with my tanks. My tiny pico was at the point of "well, it's kinda ugly and a little sad, but if a dragonet is thriving and happy in there, don't fix what isn't broken."

This will be a slow moving tank. I'll only be adding insane corals, tbd as I find ones I can't live without.

I'd like to add:

Six Line Wrasse

Lots more sexy shrimp, like up to 10 total.

Pom Pom Crab or Porcelain Crab. Maybe both.

Maybe a yellow clown goby

Love blue spotted jawfish, but am too afraid that one may harass the dragonet, and also that my sand bed won't be deep enough.

Maybe a Helfrichi firefish or a purple one, or pair.

I've considered a clown pair, but they cause more shenanigans than I really care to deal with.

Other small and extremely peaceful beings may be welcome. Open to fun ideas. I love little critters. 

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Also, I need to get a better Wi-Fi power strip. I need a total of about 8 outlets to be happy, and mine has 4 plus USB plugs. Also, if there is a power outage (rare), it defaults to off, which turns a brief outage into a major crisis. I will be researching, but am open to recommendations of reliable favorites. 

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