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Patrick17

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  1. Patrick17

    Patrick's minireef

    Nearly a week since the last cleaning and things are still looking clean. I'm feeding more than I ever have before but no real algae growth has happened (dare I say even the bubble algae has taken longer to grow back?) Since we got it on 8.8.18, our heniochus' streamer has grown huge 😁 Our clowns were also playing at the glass like fw mollies; I love the interaction. Notice the closed up toadstool in the background; out of the eight or so larger leathers, there is always one closed - without fail. I think in the past, I may have meddled and tried to move it but I have definitely learned my lesson - leathers are moody, just leave them be. I also got a (not great) picture of the lesser-photographed PSW looking all bright eyed With getting a 5th distinction in a row on my diploma modules, it's been a good day all round
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    Patrick's minireef

    Yesterday was tank cleaning day, including the sump and return pump for the first time in a while. Definitely worth the effort when you have a good look the day after. Mrs clown seems to be lightening up again after going quite dark a couple of months ago I managed to get a couple of photos of the heniochus that are slightly less blurred than usual; such a wonderful little fish
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    Patrick's minireef

    Just realised that I've reached a (very) little milestone; my 200th post. After an unsuccessful day veil shopping with my fiancé it's nice to return home to a peaceful reef. Here is a FTS for 11.8.18
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    Nassarius Snail?

    Just had a quick search for the differences between nassarius and whelks; seems to suggest that if the snout on a whelk is patterned whereas a nassarius is a sold colour. Not sure if you've been able to see the snorkely, trunky mouth part?
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    Euphyllia Identification

    I always hate moving corals; they can go from being the fluffiest, happiest coral in one place and then 6" to the left they melt away even if you then move them back - it can be infuriating! Good luck with this one
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    Chalk Bass, what have people experienced

    No idea whether there is any truth behind it, but I was told by the LFS that they are prone to pop-eye in the same way that some fish are ich-magnets. We thought about getting a small group so will be interested to see how yours gets on 😊 Definitely an interesting fish that seems perfect for the larger nano-reefs
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    Nassarius Snail?

    I have a group of normal nassarius snails but then one like this one. Its' never been in the sand that I can tell, it spends it's life on the rocks and although it has the same body shape it has stayed much smaller. It must have it's specific niche within the CUC
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    Euphyllia Identification

    I would agree with hammer; in my experience, the tips on a torch are smaller and more spherical
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    Newbie here

    I sat and watched through all of the BRS videos a couple weeks ago; I'm impressed with how well made they are and their content. I wish I'd watched them when I first set things up a couple tanks back - I'm sure I'd have made fewer mistakes. A good hot drink and a comfy chair and the videos will keep you entertained for a Friday night
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    Newbie here

    Take it slow and ask questions. Are you planning on making a journal for the tank? Everyone loves to see tanks getting wet and progressing
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    Patrick's minireef

    My partner and I are fairly sure that the clowns are starting to host the toadstool in the middle of the tank; almost impossible to tell though as they are straight into the feeding corner every single time we even walk past the room the rank is in. Patience paid off this evening though as I managed to catch the smaller of the two red-handed
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    Patrick's minireef

    Thank you 😀 Next thing for me is probably to upgrade the light; I've been eyeing the maxspect RSX200, think I will convert some of the sump to a refugium. Just trying to decide at the moment whether to remove the skimmer to give more space for a fuge. Seabass had suggested an ALR but they are a little expensive to be honest. In terms off livestock, I'm going to let the little macros grow (whilst keeping them under control) and I'm going to stick with softies mainly. With the new light I'll look for a little more colour, perhaps some yellow and greens, and I might try with some euphyllia - the last lot became peppermint food. I'm happy with my fish selection and don't want to push stocking, I know the heniochus and coris wrasse will grow. My partner and I have always loved clown gobies so maybe there will be room for one down the line. I try and update regularly, but to be honest, trying to stick to a budget with a wedding coming up keeps things running slowly so most of my updates are just terrible phone photos.
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    Patrick's minireef

    I'd read through about your tanks but never posted anything; I love the macros and colours. When your name kept coming up in searches for heniochus, I thought you might be interested 😊
  14. Patrick17

    Patrick's minireef

    It was actually labelled as acuminatus in the shop but I was fairly sure after watching and reading for a month or so that the label was wrong. I know it's small and young but I'm fairly confident 😁 Not sure if you saw my fish list I posted a while back, but at the moment we have a pair of small ocellaris clowns, a pink streaked wrasse, a yellow banded possum wrasse and a yellow coris wrasse which all seem to be calm enough tank mates. In fact, the heniochus is the most aggressive feeder of the bunch - that actually helps the other more cryptic fish though. Instead of the shrimps stealing the cube, it gets broken up almost immediately and more is able to sink for the wrasses. Thank you for calling by, really appreciate it 🙂
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    Patrick's minireef

    Another terrible phone photo for you (please ignore the dirty water - it's dinner time). Compared to the photo from Monday, it seems like there is growth on the streamer
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