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AspiringLobophyllia

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  1. Smaller eel’s favorite spot to hang out: skimmer return Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Some pictures. Algae and cyano are works in progress but it’s been steadily getting better since I added the skimmer. Second picture is fun, little snowflake has set up residence in the outflow of the skimmer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Some pictures. Algae and cyano are works in progress but it’s been steadily getting better since I added the skimmer. Second picture is fun, little snowflake has set up residence in the outflow of the skimmer Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. This tank is now absolutely bustling! List of inhabitants: 2 snowflake eels Green wolf eel Black Vol lionfish Springer’s damsel Picasso trigger Fairy wrasse Christmas wrasse Sally light foot crab Coral banded shrimp Peppermint shrimp Assorted hermits and snails Assorted corals: psammy rock, Duncan’s, green hairy mushrooms, GSP, and palys Combining my two tanks inhabitants was... remarkably peaceful. I was really nervous, but there’s been no signs of aggression from anyone. The peppermint shrimp still living is nothing short of a miracle, but I didn’t have anywhere else for it to go. Three days in to the move and everyone is eating krill again. I feel such an incredible weight off of my shoulders. If anyone is ever thinking “I should set up a second large reef tank,” definitely really weigh out the pros and cons. I found it far to much to deal with on top of school and my both of my tanks suffered as a result. With only one tank now, I never need to decide which tank gets a water change today, feeding time is cut in half, and I can look at all my apartments salty critters in one direction. I’ll take and post some pictures this weekend
  5. I’ve taken this tank down, it was too stressful to try to keep up with. All livestock and coral went into my predator tank, bar a brain coral that went to my dad. I’ll post a better update of the bigger tank on the other thread
  6. Live mysis in the fridge? Nah, what would this hobby be without the constant urge to start more tanks at the drop of a hat
  7. I used to use reef crystals until I ran out and stole a box of fritz from my dad’s stash. Going pretty well so far but I’ve only run it for a month
  8. It’s been forever since I posted here, sorry all. Figured I’d post an update on both my tanks. My 90 reef is in total crash right now. My foxface died and probably 2 months ago, which caused my serpent star to die, which cascaded into almost all of my inverts dying and most of the coral in the tank. I have two brain corals clinging on, and three psammys in the back that look okay. Im doing water changes as much as I can to try to get this under control. GHA everywhere. Luckily the other fish (lion, wrasse, damsel, wolf eel) are still going strong, and right before it happened I acquired an angler from petco that’s down with the wolf eel in the sump. They’re both still kicking as well, and I’ve gotten the angler to eat after a whole lot of effort. Really cool fish to watch. In my 100 gallon predator tank there was a fungal (I think) outbreak on my emperor/Koran hybrid angel, which passed away a few weeks ago. I treated the tank with ruby rally for 4 days to protect the rest of the fish, and while it has dubious results on the Internet, the splotches that appeared on my Picasso trigger have been fading and color returning to normal. I also put one hell of a skimmer on there, HOB aquamaxx 1.5 which is making a lot of skimmate (while also making a bit of a mess). Also found a crazy deal on Facebook for a brace of AI hyrdras, which replaced my janky T5 and orbit led setup. I acquired a second snowflake eel for that tank as well, and while the two fought a bit at the beginning of cohabitation, they seem pretty cool with eachother now. Hopefully I’ll post pictures at some point in the coming weeks, maybe participate in a few FTS’s, give me extra incentive to clean the glass more often. Cheers everyone hope all is well with your families, both fishy and terrestrial
  9. Sometimes@jeff70 sneaks into my apartment and throws softie frags in the tank, the urchin seems to be a fan
  10. I don’t know what I expected when I put the decorator urchin in
  11. Acquired a juvenile kor-emperor angel (hybrid koran and emperor) and a Picasso trigger! Pictures coming later!
  12. Nope! I have a break in class work coming up after this weekend and plan to dismantle and reassemble the rockwork in the 90 to grab him.
  13. Haven’t been on here in a while but finally found some time to do a water change! Here’s a recent frog and brain pic
  14. Haven’t been on here in a while but finally found some time to do a water change! Here’s a recent frog and brain pic
  15. Extremely slow, soft tissue expands pretty fast if they’re happy for a few days but it’s years for the skeleton to grow a cm in my experience. I don’t dose calc though so it probably could be faster
  16. How do you guys superglue SPS frags in your tank? I feel like there has to be a better way than putting a dot of glue on the base and standing there for 5 minutes with hand in tank supporting it waiting for it to cure
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