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Droy008

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  • Birthday 10/26/1987

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  1. Droy008

    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    Well, its not as bad as I was expecting. I'm not 100% sure the unknown WWC acro is going to make through the next week. But honestly, everything else has managed to bounce back pretty darn well. I'm still working on an unknown nutrient issue. (Damn you TSB and your rotting little body!) and as such I do have a small amount of algae growing on some of the rocks just below the Toadstool. Lue-Lue has managed to return back to her usual jovial self. which is nice to see a cheerful persona while the tank itself mends. Also this guys came back! I was certain that it had died in my jar months ago, but in the last week has managed to move itself into the front of the tank. ๐Ÿ™‚ The birdsnest has almost completely recovered, and has only a small bit of hair algae left that was clinging o the burnt tips. *Side note: I have noticed that the coral will outcompete the algae if it starts to grow on dead spots, however this may only be the case for "fast" growing corals. I haven't shown you guys this favia in a bit, mainly because its a bit hard to capture a photo of. However it's been doing very well as of late. My poor red setosa is having a hard rebounding from the crash, and I'm not sure that the Cephastrea is making things any easier either. lol Shameless photo of RFA ๐Ÿ˜› Here's the most crowded area of the tank atm. The zoas/Palys have really grown out, and the colors aren't half bad either. ๐Ÿ˜„ And lastly, a couple blurry photos of the tank as a whole. ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Potterโ€™s SPS (CLEAR MY RACKS!) Sale:

    lol, it wasn't a reference nor jest. I literally have no space in my tank for anything more, but I figure if I put a magnetic rack on the glass I might be able to squeeze a few famous H.P. sps in there! ๐Ÿ˜„
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    Potterโ€™s SPS (CLEAR MY RACKS!) Sale:

    Man if I had a place in my tank I'd happily pick some of these up. You wouldn't happen to have a small frag rack available too would you?
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    Thank you for the kind words. The tank will continue to grow and evolve. Funny thing is, I'm headed out of town today for 5 days. REALLY worried about the tank, but hopefully it'll continue to rebound while I'm away and I'll come back to a happy operation. ๐Ÿ™‚
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    Hey guys, I know your wanting more pictures, but life has been crazy. I took the family on a road trip from California through Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, back through Idaho, then Washington, back down Oregon and finally home. It was AMAZING, and for those of you that live in Montana, I'm jealous. LOL I was pushing really hard at work to reach a couple goals, which in turn meant working long hours and little family time. So the road trip was part of the families reward for working with me through the rough periods. Unfortunately that left very little time for tank pictures and posts. Up until day 3 of our vacation everything was dandy...until I received a call from my secretary that my tank looked horrible, and one of my fish had died. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I was 1,500 miles away and she has had little to no experience with the tank. I worked with her for around 45 minutes on the phone to conclude that the main pump had failed. ๐Ÿ˜ž Because the pump wasn't circulating water, the tanks temp dropped to 73ish and the o2 was dangerously low. also evaporation had worked against everything throwing of the salinity off, and well all the other BS associated with a stagnant tank. I do keep some emergency supplies at the office and had her throw an air pump together and run it in the display, as well as put the heater from the back chamber into the main display as well, fingers crossed. 3 Days later I managed to convince (read bribe) a good friend and fellow reefer to stop by and diagnose the pump issues. After disassembling everything it looked as though a small snail had wedged itself into the impeller, lol. He got the pump back online and everything put back together nicely. (Thanks Jesse) Except...there was still a dead fish in the tank..... So I came back from a week and a half vacation to very bleached corals, and a nice algae lawn on the glass and rockwork and only 3 fish. I've assessed everything and the tank is doing fine-ish. I've done a good 75% water change and am running some carbon to help pull extra nutrients for a bit. And have yet to find a single piece of the poor TSB. (RIP Benny 2) I have some pictures but to be honest I'm a bit embarrassed. so try not to laugh too loudly. ๐Ÿ™‚ and lastly an updated FTS
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    Thanks, the people eaters and agaves are really growing out right now.
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    I realize that I've been pretty dismal with these updates. But the tank is chugging along quite nicely. The only drama I've had as of late is the slow war being waged on SPS rock between the spongeodes, and the 2 acros. So far the acros have been winning the battle against the spongeodes, however the plating acro is slightly more potent than the branching and therefore it seems to be winning (very slowly) on that front as well. Today I wanted to help show some of the growth on the SPS rock. And here's a nice-ish close up of that little acro nub. and the angry 3-way.
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    Thanks @Cannedfish, for the kind words. My galaxy s8 managed as best it could, but these photos are still a bit purple. :lol: If I can find the darn charger for my dslr battery I'll get some proper photos up shortly. :)
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    Sorry for the sporadic updates, but This tank has been so easy that I simply have let it go on autopilot. Quick Update on where we're at meow. I have taken down my Creative Container Jar, and moved over a majority of it's residence to this tank. The transition was simple and relatively painless. and Every. Single. Coral. made the transfer without a hiccup. I have to evict the Maxi Mini Anemone, primarily because it was just getting too large. The "local" fish store was happy to add her to their stock. But other than that, I have maintained my weekly filter floss changes, and bimonthly water changes, and the tank has just gotten better and better. Unfortunately I didn't have time to snap any DSLR pictures, but the Cell pics will have to do....for now. :) And Here's the updated FTS. :D
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    Fishfreak's C.C. Coffee Pot Pico: Quick update!!!

    Wow this little jar looks fantastic!
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    Droy's C.C. Pico - Updated 2/23/18

    Thanks guys! I have been so busy with work, that I haven't been able to do much other than catch quick glimpses at this poor jar. I'm always impressed with the corals's growth and coloration. I'm sad yet excited for the contest to come to a close. But at least now I get to look into upgrades!
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    Droy's C.C. Pico - Updated 2/23/18

    Sorry for not being on things better, but it's that time of the year when I get busy. However I did manage to snag a number of pictures prior leaving for the weekend.
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    Pistol shrimp

    That looks more like a variety of tiger pistol, they usually get larger than the common candy cane variety. They will pair up well with most gobies.
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    Droys' IM Fusion 10 08/18/18 Update

    I managed to get my hands on a proper macro lens and some extension tubes today. It took some getting used to, but I was able to capture some pretty great shots of some of the tanks inhabitants. And Lastly what i feel is possibly the best photo I've taken of a fish to date.
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    Droy's C.C. Pico - Updated 2/23/18

    Your little jar has me in envy, its just so awesome! I especially want to get some form of macro algae, and gorgs in mine. Trouble is I'm not sure where I could put them.
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