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  1. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    Hi all, sorry I am mia so much atm! Every time I think it will get less busy but it seems to only get busier! My tank is doing well, but the windows are heavy with algae simply due to lack of time. I have not considered that. The Dutch reefer community is not too easy on people putting clowns in smaller tanks, or someone who leaves their tank for a few days... so I have yet to ask for solid advice at stores and such. I will look into this cleaner shrimp. I just need something good at cleaning in their, because I am doing a pretty louzy job at it. Thank you for reacting! It's a little hard because Reefing is my hobby and I love following everyone on this site and such. So yeah :/ They like the GSP as well, it is right next to the hammer! Just a few pictures from when I had just cleaned the windows last week. I really need to clean the back compartment and the flowpump in their. Because the pump is getting all clogged up and it doesn't look to good. Tgank you so much! The live rock is great! Everyone says nanos are so hard to keep, but this live rock is the best filtration I could ever wish for!
  2. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    So, I have been busy with my theses and things are going well so far. I do have some questions, I hope someone can help me Last week, I fragged the GSP and the green buttons. I also sold both and two older frags I made. I now have way more room for starting my zoa garden! the person who bought the frags was also very interested in pulsing xenia frags. So I attempted to make those today No3 and Po4 keep themselves at 0, KH is usually on the low side. So I add KH+ manually. Mg and Ca are usually just right. I put some old, dried rock rubble in the back compartment, so I will have to make sure that I am not getting any problems with NH3 and PO4 now. Is this okay? I hope the fragged xenia will be happier tomorrow. It's all looking very mad now. So, question: I am also looking at the possibility of adding another cleaner, one of my turbo snails gave up a while ago. So now all I have are two turbos. I would love something else to be added to this, preferably not a snail. Any tips? Well, on to pictures Fragged green polyp: Happy fat mouths, this big rock is sold now so I want to add another sort of life rock soon to at least get some filtration back. Hairy mushroom fragged itself The candy cane is also fragging itself! Old FTS New FTS And now, the best news I have to bring you! My clowns found a home! Hi! And last, but not least, a movie of these beauties being happy in their new home. Thanks for reading!
  3. Katie's 1st SW nano!

    Did you do anything special to make the things survive for 2.5 weeks? I am afraid to leave my tank for ore than a couple of days. But being able to leave it for a week, or even two, when I am too sick for uni would make my life so much easier.
  4. Whoo! Merry Christmas to you too weetie!
  5. It's been way too long, but I read your new entries in here and your 15 long journal. And this tank is coming along so well, i love zoas!
  6. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    Hi all! It has been a LONG time, and I am not sure where the time went exactly. I had to give up the pico contest and spend some time getting myself back together, which is going slower then I hoped. I am starting a theses on January 8th though, and that means I will be back on dorms full time, and thus spend more time with my tank. Fts: I also haven't been able to keep up with all your tanks, sorry for that! Fragged red mushroom. The hairy mushroom.on the right decided to frag itself. Despite being severely neglected, my tank is doing okayish. Everything is alive, besides a few frags that I tried to make from the large purple mushroom. The new pump came in after about a month of waiting, and it made a real difference for my tank and corals! Basically everything is growing like crazy, and I will try to make some frags from the hammer and the GSP with the help of a friend when I get back to dorms. I hope to get some more buttons once I get all the things fragged that need fragging. I love buttons. I also found out there were still more unknown tank inhabitants. Such as this guy, who will hopefully move to a friend's tank soon Houdini is still carrying on in his own tank. I don't know if I manage to read all updates everyone made. But I hope to at least catch up with some of you in the near future.
  7. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    Thank you very much. I will reply a sort of small.update below!
  8. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    I had to give the new frags away, my flow was insufficient to keep them alive and they started to look worse and worse and even showed real die off. (I ordered a better pump over a month ago, but it was broken. They would send a new one 'right away', but I haven't received anything even after 3 weeks!) I am going to try to get some time into the tank over the next couple of weeks. Make some frags and try to finalize coral spacing (every thing is still on frag plugs). Wish me luck
  9. Lula Mae's "Make a Wish" 15 long--pics!

    Whooh! So exciting to see this one coming together!
  10. Your fishes seem great, can't wait to see pictures! Life happens though, don't hurry. We will still be here when there is time for those pictures and/or another texty update.
  11. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    New corals, overview Left side, purple, acropora? Middle, back, green ? Behind the buttons.. And right side, dont know what it is.
  12. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    So, not everything went as planned. I had to stop the pico contest due to health issues and haven't been able to do anything in my tank for a while. But, after the exams and some hard work past week I managed to get some time into tank maintenance this weekend. A friend of mine invited me to come with him to another reeftank keeper and we splitted some frags he got, so that was a nice distraction from everything and also helped me to get back on track. Hope the frags will survive, because I wont be home much coming week, my wisdom teeth are getting removed tomorrow and I will stay at my parents house after to recover. Here is some pictures of the most recent frags, any tips are welcome. I don't have any experience with hard/stony corals and I never thought about getting them. So it was a total suprise to find them in my tank. Before the new frags: My very first successful frag, which has now taken up residence in my friends tank. Trying to frag my mushroom, which would go into the pico. But as the pico has been taken down I had to create something to hold the frags untill they attach themselves to the rubble. Cleaning the windows, you see a before and after piece here.
  13. Maybe anyone here has an idea, I'm still thinking about the light. Instead of a PAR, would a led bulb somewhere between 4000 and 65000 K work? I can still order the PAR, but it wouldn't be here until half december (yay for checks coming in late). So I am looking at a alternative to use until that time, and maybe even to keep if it works.
  14. 16g on dormrooms: new frags!

    Look what I found this morning! That went fast! If you look at the pictures from yesterday (which were taken on sunday afternoon), they were not there! I'm a proud momma of these new zoa heads (bottom left of the zoa colony you see the new heads forming) So, this should be fraggable as well right? I have a lot of work next week! I plan to frag some things, because it's the only way to quickly give my pico some stocking. But I have no experience. And as you may have noticed in the past, I am a nervous human! Fragging plan: -pulsing xenias: cut of one stalk and seperate it from the rock, glue on rock in pico -zoas: cut a few heads off and seperate from the rock by sort of cutting underneath the heads ?, glue in pico -gsp: put a knife under the purple mat and break pieces of that way? -mushroom cut as close to rock as possible, then cut halfway through the mouth. Just throw in the pico and will attach itself? Once again, all tips welcome here. Even after half a year I'm still a newbie!
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