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  1. A Little Blue

    Poodges IM SR60 - Lots of New Pics!

    Looks great. Get your “good” camera out more often. Also, love that puffer fish. Cute👍
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    LITTLE BLUE - MixReef 30L

    After few years of absence from the hobby and recent emergency tank swap (due to cracked glass), I decided to give it another shot. Ca 420-450 KH 9 Mg 1360-1390 Salinity 1.026 For over a week, 2 Clowns, Circus Goby, Purple Firefish, Tailspot Blenny and several corals had to share 8 gallon spare tank. All fish & corals survived . With new tank on the way, future for these guys became a little brighter. Few days later, tank was ready for new occupants. Equipment: Aquarium - Innovative Marine Nuvo30 Long link Return Pump - Jebao DC return pump link 2018 Model - DCW-2000 (528GPH) from Am@zon. Circulating Wave Pumps - 3X Aquamai KPS wave pump link AI Nero5 wavemaker RFG by VCA demo 1/2in Random Flow Generator Nozzles Main and Fuge lights - 2X Kessil A160 Tuna Blue link Kessil H80 fuge light link - fuge Kessil Spectral Controller Dosing Pump - Jebao dosing pump link (4 pumps) Skimmer - Tunze 9004 DOC Skimmer DC Link ATO - IM Hydrofill Controller Link IM ATO Return Hydrofill Pump Tunze Osmolator Nano link (moved to quarantine tank) Heater - Cobalt heater link and Aqueon heater link as backup Ink-Bird ITC-308 temperature controller Filtration/Dosing: Sea Grape Fuge - (More info about Sea Grape Macro Algae) Skimmer ( might add Tunze 9004 DC or similar) ??? ChemiPure Elite MarinePure spheres biological filtration link Miracle Mud from Eco System Aquarium link Live Rock- 20-30lbs (not 100% sure). Bare bottom, no sand. *Introduction to Calcium & Alkalinity Maintenance Livestock Fish: • 1 Tailspot Blenny info • 2 Ocellaris/Clownfish info • 1 Purple Firefish Info • 1 Circus Goby info Curacao Deepwater Chromis. Rare and kinda unknown species. Invertebrates: • Reg. Hermit Crab 2 - moved to Q tank • Mixed snails 8 (Astreas + Turbos) Turbos moved to Q tank. •Emerald Crab 4-5 (2 big ones went to QT) • Sexy Shrimp 1 • Skunk Cleaner Shrimp 1 • Halloween Hermit Crab 4 (moved to Q tank • Red Crab (appears to be Flameback Fiddler-Crab/Uca flammula) - in quarantine tank • Blue Leged Hermit Crab 3 • Coco Worms (Featherduster types and care) • Maxima Clam (care link) Click here for more info about various clean-up-crew options and care Corals: • Various Euphyllia • Chalice (no name) • 2 Zoas • 1 Neon Green Toadstool Leather • Purple Ribbon Gorgonian • Blue tip Elegant coral • IDK Mushroom • Yumas • Rock Flower Anemones • Red, Green & Putple Cap • Forest Fire Monti Digitata (info & care) • Pink Pocillopora • Pink Bird’s Nest Seriatopora • Green Spongodes Monti • Purple & Green Milka Stylo •WWC Cherry Tree •Setosa •Green Digitata •Rainbow Montipora •JF Freaky Hair Pavona Torches care Monti care Frogspawn care Chalice care Toadstool care Acropora Types *Side note: underlined species/products include link to more info. Cheers.
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    LITTLE BLUE - MixReef 30L

    Decided on two 15gal. containers for auto WC project. Also looking for portable RODI setup. I saw few options between $50-$65 on Amazon. Not sure if that would be sufficient enough for my needs. 15 gallons would be enough for 2-3months period for my WC needs. I really don’t do a lot of WC..... 15gal in the past 8 months or so but I feel that I might be pushing my luck. Ive finally setup one of pumps on 2nd DOS for Tropic Marin and dosing smaller frag tank. This stuff is pretty awesome to be quite honest with you. One pump, easy dosing, 2in1 solution.... it works. (Frag tank running at 7.5dkh atm) Pipefish in the frag tank is alive but in all honesty, I don’t know how🤗 It doesn’t seem to eat any of the regular dry/frozen food, there is also limited number of pods. Since its inception, this tank has been seeded just once with copepods. It seems active and not particularly skinny behind the ears. So not really sure what it feeds on? As you remember, I have treated this frag tank for flatworms and it seemed to work.... Well, not quite. Perhaps I was too conservative with dosing amount or some have survived in back chamber compartments. That was before we left for vaca. However, when we came back, flatworms were gone. Not one that I could find ....... plsease explain that to me because I just don’t get it. My wishful thinking is toying with the idea that perhaps this Pipefish, due to insufficient food source, forced itself to eat those nasty pests but I do honestly doubt it. As to the main tank, well, all is well. Corals are growing and it seems like most of them are super busy encrusting rock. Especially montis and acros. Made some rearrangements and still playing around with light and flow settings. Not by much, yet still. Might add another fish to the main display. Not sure what at the moment. Probably Pink-Streaked Wrasse. In a month or so I’ll be gone for another week or so and I am a bit more confident with my life-support system. It was flawless last time around. More later..... Ohhh added a permanent display to my Apex (cheap, never really used this fire unit from Amazon. It sucks). Now some quick pics: Two DOS setup (phone cam) Apex display (phone quickie) And some redundant tank shots
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    💥The Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge💥

    I drive for a living. And yes, basic knowledge can save you time, $$$ and a lot of frustration. Also, maintain your vehicle, it will save you $$$ over time......,and keep you (and me) safe.
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    💥The Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge💥

    Tried to take my dog out for a walk...... After few steps, dog turned around and went back in the house. Taking a long hot bath on my day off seems like a good plan. As a side note, always let your engine run in this kind of cold b4 your commute. Idle for 5-10 mins minimum. Also, don't turn the heat on right away, let the components warm up a bit.
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    Filter Floss

    I haven't try them all but I had good results with this stuff. Price is about the same as intank (never tried intank floss so no idea how it compares).
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    WV Reefer's 75 Gallon Big and Dirty

    http://advancedaquariumconcepts.com/garlic-can-kill-parasites/
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    Off NR. Gonna see “Glass” with a fam and friends. Later. (Keep it come b!tches)
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    Can’t deal with that noise. There are rules in my house.
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    Made my own Mamajuana after coming back from vaca with freshly smuggled in yet, “broken in” local ingredients. Suppose to do miracles for softies if you catch my drift. Gonna try it later tonight.
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    I can think of at least one safe-space for b!tchy flakes.
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    Patbacks RSR170

    Seems like frag of a wild, tabling acro colony. I can get them very reasonably priced but I did not have much luck with the wild things.
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    Long term success?

    By minimizing failure point, keep up with maintenance, follow the basic knowledge of successful reef keeping, your chances will increase dramatically. However, over time we become more ignorant and cocky which puts us in dangerous and deceiving comfort zone. That usually ends badly.
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    Gyre 1k in 20 long

    Try to remove one of its sides and see if that helps. Personally, I like multiple smaller wavemakers for more random flow and better coverage.
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    Patbacks RSR170

    Blue one looks interesting. The one below it (also interesting) seems stressed but it could be camera overexposure.
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    Looking for feedback on my fish plan!

    I would replace Lawnmover with Tailspot, Six-line with Pink-Streaked. Crossed out Rainford. And rethink number of fish in respect to your tank size and ability of your filtration to keep up with bio-load.
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    LITTLE BLUE - MixReef 30L

    Glad to see these little guys survive. GSP is getting out of control. Nearly doubled in size since I got it several months ago. (Frag tank) New frag. Not sure but it looks like Miyagi tort. Also got some Rasta zoas but they’re super pissed after dipping and frag plug peroxide treatment. Moved my green staghorn and now I can see this guy more often. It fell behind stag and I have never bothered to retrieve it. No clue what is the name of it.... freebie from one of online vendors. And lastly, I am looking for water storage solution for my auto WC attempt. Something between 15-30gal (X2) with wide opening and safe. Found these tanks for $80each but they are killing on shipping cost. Will update soon. I have some really nice growth and bunch of things I keep forgetting to mention. Lol
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    I’ll check it out. I’m not on FB tho. Came back from my LFS and got a website that might have what I need. We will see.
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    Going to my LFS to get some frags so I might stop by and see if they have anything similar at reasonable price. Thanks.
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    I need compact solution. Two need to fit in a cabinet 34”wx22”d36h.
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    Checked their prices...... Super expensive. 😕
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    I thought about it but I would need to check their prices first. Above mentioned are at %50 off at this time. But they f&)k you on shipping cost.
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    I need a bit of your time and advice guys. Have been looking for water storage options (15-30gal) and I’m having a hard time finding and deciding on which way to go. My budget is $100-$150. I found these which are nice (I need two for auto WC) at $80 but shipping cost is quite expensive. Any ideas, products? Thanks
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    💥The Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge💥

    Poland is not a cure for spoiled punks but I am glad he got his act together. They don’t take sh!t back there. Lol There are no trigger warnings or safe spaces. 😂🤣😂
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    💥The Bad News Bar & Spirit Lounge💥

    Cheers🍺 Yes, I know. And honestly, I can’t wait to leave this sh!thole. Seems like you’ve made the right choice. And yes, I meant the tanks not some fish boxes. Lol
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