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    MatthewDVM's Cubist Dream

    Thanks, Dawn!
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    MatthewDVM's Cubist Dream

    I've been way too quiet for way too long! The tank is doing well. The influx of fish and corals I mentioned back in March was too much for the tank, and parameters got out of whack, causing things to not go so well. I lost some flowerpots (including a gorgeous one my clown fish liked to host in), and anemones (which my clown fish couldn't care less about), along with a few fish and some shrimp. I stopped adding fish/corals/inverts for about 5 months, continued dosing with No-Pox, stopped dosing with Vibrant (cause I didn't feel it was doing anything) and everything stabilized beautifully. Some things (like the Duncan and a birdsnest that I thought got fried when the heater went haywire) have even come back from the dead. The duncan had 2 heads initially, and one of them came back and has sprouted about 6 new heads. Anyway, I'll go into more details later, but just wanted to post something (I has been so long since I posted, I couldn't remember which forum I had a tank thread on!!!), and put up some recent pictures...
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    MatthewDVM's Cubist Dream

    So it has been about 10 months since I posted anything. Soon after the last post, the apex went wonky and the heater was stuck on overnight, and when I noticed the water was at 98 °F! I lost a lot of corals, but surprisingly a bunch survived. As a general rule, the zoas and mushrooms survived, but the anemones, duncan, and leathers did not. Since then, I've been muddling along, but finally feel like I am getting things in order. I picked up a large group of fish from another reefer, and have bought corals here and there. I've had probably equal parts success and failure, but I think the water parameters are about where I want them, the algae is under control (thanks to Vibrant and NoPox) and it is time to share how the tank looks. Anyway, here's a little video of the current state of affairs:
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    FTS 7 weeks in!

    Got the tank 7 weeks ago, getting a good assortment of Zoas, SPS and mushrooms! Having soooooooo much fun!
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    Beginnings of a Ric Garden

    New Frags 3 days ago, starting to build a Ric garden on the side of the rockscape.