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  1. Floundering_Around

    Smallest Clown Dominant?

    I used a 5 gallon bucket for QT for my two clowns with just a power head and some live rock. If you can spare some LR and have something for water flow, you should be fine with one or two water changes (all though you probably won't need to)
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    Coral ID/Advise

    Any of those corals should be able to grow in the evo with the stock lighting. The monti plate will probably be the most difficult with water parameters and it will need to be placed higher in the tank to get more light. I would personally go with softies (GSP, zoanthids, kenya tree, mushrooms, leathers, etc) The leather corals do get rather large but it tends to take a while to get to that point and they are easy to frag. I have the evo as well and i have pocilipora growing in it (it's an SPS coral) and it's growing really well for me
  3. Floundering_Around

    Top Fin 5gal tank

    Loving the scape! 🙂
  4. Floundering_Around

    Mushroom Shriveling Up...

    Maybe a sharp decrease in nitrates, phosphates, etc. made it grumpy since it's about the same time frame? See how it looks after the water change tomorrow and keep an eye out on those emeralds 🙂
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    Mushroom Shriveling Up...

    When was your last water change? Is there anything else in the tank that might release toxins or something that could have gotten into the tank? A water change should help with most issues. It doesn't look like anything is picking at the coral so I would chalk it up to water parameters/issues as long as your light and flow haven't changed
  6. Floundering_Around

    Can my torch handle this hosting?

    My clowns have started hosting my goni frag. Goni retracted at first but now doesn't seem to have an issue with it. If the coral starts closing up all the time, you may have a problem
  7. Floundering_Around

    SOS I vacuumed my Clownfish :/

    The fish already passed
  8. Floundering_Around

    14g biocube going well

    once GSP gets a good hold on a rock, it's a pain to get it off without breaking apart the rock and taking it out of the tank
  9. Floundering_Around

    Green star polyps question

    They can grow on top of sand, they just created a mat but don't attach
  10. Floundering_Around

    SOS I vacuumed my Clownfish :/

    How big and how old is this tank? I wouldn't want you to stock too many fish at once and shock the tank. Plus they'll need to go through QT first. There's also a good chance the clown and the damsel will fight as they get older as they're closely related.
  11. Floundering_Around

    Are my clownfish fighting or pairing? Help!!

    When I first got them, they were around the same size and didn't fight too much but as one grew it started to establish some dominance. My clowns fought like this to the point that the smaller one was ripped up and laying on the sand constantly. What I did was ran melafix through my DT (don't have a QT tank) and increased my feedings to make sure the little one had enough energy and the bigger one would leave it alone at feeding time. The melafix helped his fins regrow and combat any possible secondary infections. Definitely take the body out or you'll cause yourself a massive headache in the long run. I would throw in a water change on top of it to make sure your water parameters are in check still
  12. Floundering_Around

    Fluval Evo 13.5 - Crazy SPS growth after lighting upgrade!

    Smooth mode is a constant oscillation between whatever set of ranges you tell it to go between, so it's like counting from 1 to 100 and then back down to 1. Constant is like a generic powerhead that continuously moves water at the same speed
  13. Floundering_Around

    WTB micro brittle starfish and stomatellas

    you want some of my algae? lol
  14. Floundering_Around

    WTB micro brittle starfish and stomatellas

    Is it too late to ask for some mini brittles?
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    wait, we're not supposed to drink bleach? How am I supposed to wash down my tide pods?! ?