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About owlshead19

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    Wishful thinking...
  • Birthday 12/19/1965

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    Clearwater, Florida
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    Critters - Reef aquariums, my two mini-dachshunds Pepper and Pixie and my gecko "the Dude". Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Art, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies, Sci-Fi and Fantasy Conventions. WoW (my sad not-so-secret addiction.)

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  1. New fish = quick death

    That happened with my tank - bought a fish - it died overnight - second fish - died the next day. I ended up waiting a few more weeks and ordered fish online with a live arrive and 14 day warranty. Healthy and happy swimming for weeks now.
  2. What size BioCube do you currently have? Your light fixture looks like it could do about a 24" spread.
  3. I would do a display macro tank - equipment-wise - nothing too fancy - a AC70 with a Kessil A80 for light. And a tailspot blenny.
  4. Oh no! Whats in my tank? HELP!

    What kind of light are you running? I live in Florida and keep my air set at 77 degrees and my tank (a Nuvo Fusion 20) is never hotter than 79 degrees. That's with the stock pump, wavemaker, lights, and skimmer running. Other than that - your tank looks like a really healthy cycling tank to me. I was very excited when I started seeing pods in my tank. To me it looks like you have a great set-up going.
  5. Owlshead19's Wishful IM Fusion 20

    Yes and no - it's providing ample light for the corals but there isn't even light over the entire tank. I think the spread of the Prime HD+ covered a bit more and I prefer the color options of the Prime. I'm thinking of getting a second Kessil - not because I really need it - but because I am thinking of getting the 30 long next year when I move and will certainly need the extra spread then.
  6. Owlshead19's Wishful IM Fusion 20

    Yes it's the same one. I was really worried about it for a bit - it had almost completely retracted into the skeleton for about a week and then when it came back out it got really happy. I think it had one baby head and the main head when I got it - but now it has the small heads all around the main one. edit - I do feed the corals - I think it's called Reef Chili from BRS a couple times a week.
  7. Owlshead19's Wishful IM Fusion 20

    Some cell phone pics I took today - sorry the photos aren't better - I have bad eyesight (I've had to have retina surgery on both my eyes) and honestly until I download the photos I can't see the details. The usual FTS And I love my clowns - they aren't ultra high end but they are cute and frisky I also have a love affair with my tiny little duncan
  8. Owlshead19's Wishful IM Fusion 20

    Just realized it's been a long time without any updates. Soooo - I've added the IM Desktop skimmer - it's on the louder side but no micro bubbles. My two clowns are healthy and happy - I'll add some photos when I get home. I've placed some of the frags into what I hope will be good spots on the rocks. I've been using the acclimation mode on my lights but my zoas seem unhappy with the slightly lowered amount of light - they are still on the sandbed. I keep waiting for the first big problem to show up - algae, cyano, something. So far some diatoms and that's about it.
  9. Florida Peeps! What's it doing by your home?

    I'm in Clearwater - on the Gulf Coast and we don't really expect more than a little rain and some wind. Probably just enough to knock down a few tree branches... the usual stuff.
  10. 100 gallons behind a wall

    I saw this and immediately ordered one from Amazon. Wow - just wow - where has this power strip been all my life?
  11. Collin's 12long - Nanobox Quad :D

    I live in Florida and they are seasonal here as well
  12. Where does your aquarium's saltwater come from?

    I buy 5 gal pre-mixed salt water from my LFS weekly, and 5 gal of RO once every 1 2 weeks for top-offs. They give you a choice of salts. sorry edited mistake
  13. ReefSafe's Lagoon 25: Lots of Euphyllia!

    My Prime HD+ did this same disco ball thing (less noticeable in person - but still could see it.) I like my Kessil better but had to shell out the extra money for the controller. Does this bother you?
  14. I wouldn't buy a BioCube unless you like the enclosed look. My first tank was a BioCube 29 and I put led's, a new pump, extra fans, etc into it. In the end what I really wanted was a beautiful modern rimless tank and the BioCube couldn't magically turn into one like a pumpkin. So this time I got a IM Nuvo Fusion 20 and love it. I'm planning on moving in the next year or two and when I do I might move up to a 30L or a Lagoon 25
  15. Owlshead19's Wishful IM Fusion 20

    Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday! Big day for the tank - I have some corals coming from World Wide Corals in Orlando - I picked up a Bubble Gum Cyphastrea coral and a WWC "money shot" montipora (bright lime green.) Somehow I also managed to get a Copperhead Cyphastrea which I thought for sure I'd be outbid on. The tank has been going for about 7 weeks now and been cycled for about 4. I have two small red legged hermits and 3 very small nassarius snails. I've still not had any diatoms on the sand but have had a bit on the live rock. I also have my two clowns coming. I'm excited to be seeing some movement in the tank soon. On a side note - I ordered a controller for my Kessil. It seems like a better option than putting it on a timer.