Bubba30

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  1. I'm thinking I may dose some iodine into the tank and hope it comes around.
  2. I have had this BTA about two weeks. Added it and it ended up settling in right next to my wall hammer. I kept a close eye on both and it appeared the anemone was avoiding the hammer and both were inflated and happy for two weeks. Today I see the hammer coral is beat up; happened overnight. I see some exposed skeleton and it is retracted on the side next to the nem. I've got them seperated now and am just wondering if the damage on the hammer is going to progress if I don't step in. Do I need to frag the hammer or will it recover if it stops getting stung? it is crazy the BTA didn't sting the hammer for weeks then decided it didn't want to share the space anymore... thanks for any help!
  3. My Midas Blenny is the most passive of all the fish in the tank. It is the first to run to its cave when I put my hand it; often changing colors trying to camouflage although it seems to be getting less stressed the more coral I put in there and the more I am digging around. The female clown chases me around the tank and takes bites at me and the peppermint shrimp does the same trying to clean my hand. Everyone else minds their business. The blenny has taken bites at my clowns and both had little bites in their fins and they give it right back. Since they have all been in the tank for a while now they don't look twice at each other. It would be my absolute last concern when thinking about buying a Midas Blenny.
  4. I am blown away everything is opening up. I've bought things locally and they were into my tank within an hour and took days to open; zoas specifically. Every polyp on these zoas are open even the monti has its polyps out. The 4 duncan heads look the most bothered. Tank is starting to fill in. Time to start attaching corals to rocks in about a week.
  5. Man two of these colonies are huge! Even the zoas are like mini colonies. Once they start opening up I'll post some pictures. Everything looks good. Excited to find freebies.
  6. The midas blenny is my favorite. It curls into the smallest holes in the live rock and just hangs out. Whenever I walk by it swims out to say hello. It is really nice to watch swim; it was lazy at first but as it got comfortable it began to swim much more. They also change colors when they get pissed off.
  7. Playing with a toy cup that is clear yellow. Definitely cuts through the blue which is cool. I think I'm going to invest in a 35mm and some nice filters. We'll see how things go.
  8. Look what I found this morning before lights came on... hitchhiker bivalve! Looks like it is filtering water alive and well at the moment.
  9. Yeah I looked at his previous sales and thought the coral was pretty good value; chunky little zoa frags not much per polyp stuff. I ordered cheap corals for my first order just to try him out. After the last issue I had with a seller I'm more conservative. Corals will be here Friday!
  10. Thanks a lot! I got the acrylic laser cut from Ponoko.com. I can't find the invoice but recall it costing around $60 shipped for the parts(also first time users get $20 off cutting fee). Derim a 10 gallon... WeldOn it all together.... used DOW 795 white silicone. The filter sock part is my favorite feature. I did add some little 1/4" tube holders for my ATO and water change pumps. Other than that the only thing I'd change is the difference in water levels between the chambers Lowering the overflow teeth between some of the sections. Other than that... you can't beat it. If you have any questions know. Dimensions for filter sock are important; other than that you can't mess it up. I actually lost my illustrator drawing for my sump but I could possibly get the file back from Ponoko so PM me if you are serious. On a 40B not sure how you'd pull off the coast to coast overflow. You'd have to piece it together or find someone who laser cuts larger sheets of acrylic as Ponoko only cuts up to 31". I imagine I will be figuring that out if/when we move and I build an 80 gallon with coast to coast overflow.
  11. Thanks. I am trying to make up for this build thread being totally devoid of coral for its first 3 years.
  12. Here is what I got; working on the zoa garden rock - they have chunky frags for a good price. I got 3 duncan coral; they look pretty sick. The leather is something I have been looking for to fill in the top of the tank. It has a nice SPS look to it and will take a lot of light and flow. Going to give goni a try and figured some monti will give me a heads up when I may need to test perimeters. There are some really hot encrusting monti out there. Looking forward to getting these into my tank. We are actually listing our house for sale next week... crazy to think about having to break this tank down once I finally start making progress. I would just have to get into an all-in-one for a bit. Next home will have a basement for a big tank(80 gallons?). As I house shop I am looking for where the tank will go. I will be building my next tank myself as well. Looking into bent glass front/sides and thinking about how I could do this coast-to-coast overflow better on the next one. Lots of things need to go right with selling/buying so we shall see.
  13. I am currently getting carried away on Aqua-SD forum sale. I'll try to post some pictures of what I score.