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About samnaz

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  1. Mark's 150 (NanoBox Retro)

    wowww. as always, looking amazing. I've always got one of your pics as my laptop wallpaper.
  2. The Fools Reef: (2 gal cookie jar) photo dump

    Nice jar you have there Maybe I should get one for my desk at work... certainly would make work more enjoyable!
  3. MIcoast's IM30L - RIP Banana, the yellow wrasse

    Sorry for your loss. I know how hard it is first hand, I lost another sexy shrimp last week. The hardest part is not knowing why, to be able to prevent future losses.
  4. ryans_ mr aqua 22 gallon long

    I don't know what species of nudi is, so I'm not sure what it eats. Do you know? It may not even eat algae. Whatever it eats, each species has a very specific diet. So do you know what species of nudi is it?
  5. Thanks! hope it looks as nice as yours eventually.
  6. I did it. I finally drilled the tank. After putting it off for months, I'm so glad to have it over and done with. Everyone says it ends up being way easier than they thought it would be, but I have to disagree. That may have something to do with the fact that this was my first time ever using a drill. I should have practiced on a different tank first to get the hang of it. After drilling two holes I've got it down. Only one more hole to go... as soon as I figure out where the return should go. The first hole was stressful, nerve wracking, and scary. I used a drill guide instead of the template. The drill guide wouldn't stay in place, it was jumping/spinning around the entire time, causing the putty dam to leak. I kept having to put the putty back in place and refill the dam with water. It took forever to finish. Much longer than expected (about 15-20 mins per hole). I was so careful not to give it too much pressure, maybe I wasn't giving enough? Who knows... Perhaps it took forever because of the diamond coated hole saw I got on amazon for $4, the lowest possible quality drill bit you can get. Before hole #1 Hole #1 complete: For the second hole, I ditched the awful drill guide and used the included template instead. It was 10x easier. Piece of cake. Before hole #2 And here's the finished product with overflow box installed: It looks *so* good in person. These pics are crap. Now that I have that out of the way, I can actually start putting this tank together instead of just thinking about it.
  7. Made in Africa - A Shallow Reef V2

    I'm currently skimming through your shallow reef v1 thread and first of all let me just say WOW, it's incredible, and the photos are some of the best I've ever seen. You are very talented and I love your style. I'm curious, how do you keep the sandbed so perfectly clean?
  8. I’m the queen of indescisiveness and procrastination. I’m shooting for the end of March, but at this point that means nothing really. If it’s a race, you won already. Good luck with the move and congrats on the new job (I think I commented on your post, or I meant to anyway)!
  9. Just treated myself to this... Corals of Australia and the Indo-Pacfic by J.E.N. Veron
  10. MIcoast's IM30L - RIP Banana, the yellow wrasse

    Hopslam runs out crazy fast. Whenever I see it on the shelf I stock up. Last season I only got one six pack before they sold out at the store near me.
  11. Lula Mae's "Make a Wish" 15 long--pics!

    9 years and you haven't had cyano outbreak? That's kinda crazy, considering you have had countless tanks. Also I love the color you chose for the back, bright and different.
  12. ADA-120P Reef

    Dang, what went wrong with the transfer? Just wondering so I can make sure it doesn't happen to me when I transfer soon. Tank still looks great though, I think.
  13. Black sponge has completely taken over a frag of GSP I threw in a dark back corner and forgot about. The sponge is way more awesome than the GSP so I'm just letting it grow. These tiny little hydroids are popping up everywhere. There is a little patch of them on this pavona, and it doesn't seem to mind at all... guess they are the harmless type?
  14. I placed an order a couple weeks ago with AquaSD. Unfortunately the package was delayed and arrived a day late. As a result two of the frags didn't make it - cloves and pipe organs. I'm glad I ordered three different colors of cloves, but I'm super bummed about the pipe organs. Man are the stalks of cloves ugly! Are they supposed to be covered in brown hair algae like this? Here they are a couple days after they arrived. This one didn't make it out alive. Got this Blasto as a freebie! Accidentally broke the poor thing in half when I popped it off the plug it came on. Thought for sure I killed it but it's perfectly fine. (this is a blasto...right?)