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hllywd last won the day on August 15 2018

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About hllywd

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  • Birthday 11/27/1962

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    The aquarium of course, homebrewing, diving, etc...

    BTW - I wasn't on the boat the day the snorkeling video was shot, but that's the boat I dive from when we're in Florida.

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  1. hllywd

    I hope they work for you. I didn't have very good luck. Curious, where did you find them?
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    I think you have to be patient with them for sure. A few years ago I had a 120 that has hundreds of aiptasia. I spent quite a bit on a few berghia nudibranchs. Never saw them again in six months or so. I eventually bought a few peppermints and didn't see them for quite a while, like this time. Then, I noticed the tank was a little better, then one day I couldn't find any aiptasia. In my two experiences, this is a months long solution.
  3. hllywd

    I've been having some problems with my 200. Not the least of which was an aiptasia infestation that was getting out of hand. I'll bet I had a forest of 25 or 30 growing on the side if my clam and quite a few more around the tank. I tossed 6 of these guys in, maybe a couple months ago. I didn't see any of them till a week ago. I did however think some aiptasia were missing. Tonight feeding the fish, I saw two peps out looking for some morsels. Even better, the clam is completely clean! Yay!!!
  4. hllywd

    I have this, right now, today (8/19, 1:29pm). It has to go this afternoon/evening. I’m in Findlay. Way more than the pic looks like! If I don’t hear anything by 5:00 it’s gone.
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    That’s kind of hard to believe, I know a lot of you are way more accomplished than me at growing corals, in fact I’m having some issues with my SPS. Plan A was continuous water changes, not Triton with this new tank. I still think that may be the better option. Anyway, I appreciate the opportunity. Oh, and really, 10” or 12” under my G2 Radion Pros these things went crazy!
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    Peppermint shrimp are the best thing i ever tried. Depends how big your tank is and how many you have lurking in the rock. I have a couple that have snuck into my 200, no way to physically check everyplace in there and I've never had great success with manual methods anyway. I'm a little concerned about compatibility with my cleaner shrimp, but there isn't going to be much choice for me.
  7. hllywd

    Since I can’t take a good still pic... i count 22 polyps when they’re closed up. 16 or 17 seem to be visible when they’re in full bloom. Moving them high up directly under a Radion XR30 G2 Pro did the trick.
  8. hllywd

    How is your light spill on the ends? I was thinking a 36” unit since it’s pretty good as is.
  9. hllywd

    I want to do that with my Radions. I’m thinking that will give some extra punch I need. My Maxima seems fine on the sand, but those pink and gold zoos just didn’t do well in the lower quarter.
  10. hllywd

    We had a spotted hawk for a long time that had a lot of character, good choice too IMO. I’d like to have one or the other again.
  11. hllywd

    I started blasting mine under one of the Radions, maybe 10” or so and they responded well.
  12. hllywd

    They like lots of bright light. Try moving them higher. Mine were stretched out like that when I had them low.
  13. hllywd

    I’m not sure how to share that...?
  14. hllywd

    Without pulling them out, I have about a dozen polyps now.
  15. hllywd

    Again.... worst pics ever. Moved them up to about 16” under my Radions and they popped. Really nice pink and gold and I went from 3 distended ugly looking polyps to about 11 if I count right.