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  1. This is my fish limit in a 30 gal.
  2. Would any fish be 'happy' if it swam into any glass wall???...knowing they are trapped? matter the size of the tank, I say NO. Is any prisoner 'happy'???....ask yourself... I feel bad for my two small clowns and a cardinal in my 30 and that is my limit on fish...
  3. I was wondering, is this too many fish for my 20 gallon???? I mean, they all seem fine....
  4. Everything is doing great and taking off, the GSP glued to the back is on fire, the kenya tree was a small $15 frag now she stands like a might oak, 20 and counting heads on the Duncan, Xenia has almost doubled in 3 weeks, a gorgeous toadstool in the fore ground, some green zoas, a green mushroom that is on the other side of the rock behind the Duncan, a two headed frogspawn, two percs and a Banggai. So far I am very happy with it all.
  5. ...or just wait until your tank is more established, biologically speaking, and settled in more before you plug it in, giving your existing filter/pumps time to create a rhythm, they will be the main cycle for water exchange anyways, while the added power head is just that, an addition. IMO, the need for for hyper-circulation, especially in a nano type tank, is for the well being of the critters, more bio load (corals/fish/inverts), increased circulation is desirable, say as you build your system and add your larger corals. ...just a possible option.
  6. New additions.... A gorgeous Duncan coral, about 15 heads.. A kenya tree.. a mushroom, thinks it's a green metallic but as I shot these, he was seeking inner beauty as it were, I'll get a better shot of it later... and the GSP on the back wall are growing very quickly... ...and I bought another percula with a great story. 2 1/2 weeks ago I bought the first one and ever since I put it in, I was sad that I didn't buy the other clown that was in the tank with it. I went back a couple of days ago and the clown was still there and they are getting along great! Click to choose fil ....slow and steady....will wait another month or so before adding anything else. Parameters are great, copepods are still in the thousands and everyone seems very content.
  7. 100% positive that pic #1 are alien pods, hatching their young under the sea away from our eyes, I would monitor those closely and #2 may be the antenna they use to communicate to their home planet....maybe....
  8. Ya good point, except the coraline was stuck to the back of the GSP mat, or vice versa, so it is what it is...and the GSP is already starting to grow, it loves not being walked on and eaten, who would'a known...hahaha
  10. very cool.....
  11. glueing was a success, all GSP are out and fully 'waving' to come, when I get back from work....
  12. Ya, your right, the 'rubbery mat' they form while growing is only visible, didn't wanna pick them up for pics. The back of the tank I bought them from had thick coraline on the entire back before the GSP spread, and as the owner of the LFS, (MVP in Kalamazoo, Mi.) removed the sheet of GSP for me, a good amount of coraline came off, gonna help me seed this tank. On a side note, I had never added copepods before, this tank is over run with Tisbe's from Algagen, the substrate, all the walls and the water one is going hungry that's for sure.
  13. Here are the three pieces, filled with GSP, which most are not out do to my over active c.u.c., mostly the blue legged hermit crabs, then my emerald eats the coraline, so I want to glue these on the back, so they can grow and spread, hard to do when they are in all the time. The second pic will show the 'thiness' of the 'sheets' of coraline. I just got some glue, gonna do it with no looking back...hahaha.... The GSP are amazing when they aren't getting messed with, all they ask is for a chance to live like any of us.... :-(