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Old 11-24-2010, 08:08 PM   #141
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haha it shouldnt be too long. I leave on a 3 month internship right after christmas, so im going to try and prune them back to grow evenly while im gone. My roommate is being trained in how to look after everything, but its been pretty self sufficient so far.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:53 PM   #142
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:58 PM   #143
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haha it shouldnt be too long. I leave on a 3 month internship right after christmas, so im going to try and prune them back to grow evenly while im gone. My roommate is being trained in how to look after everything, but its been pretty self sufficient so far.
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Old 11-29-2010, 09:37 PM   #144
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UGHH. Problems galore.
-Came back from thanksgiving and the tank was 88 degrees. No idea how it got that hot.
-One of my blue LED's has a bad connection so it has to be resoldered.
-Algae outbreak is getting really nasty, and I have no idea how because I haven't been feeding, and there is nothing to really put off waste except a couple snails and the clam.
-My ORA Purple Plasma RTN'd and died over the weekend and my pearlberry is looking more and more unhappy.
-Not to mention as I was leaving for break I knocked 3 different coral off their new mounts and over break my Oregon tort rolled into the pink millie and got chewed up.

Oh yea, and its finals week so I barely have time to do what is needed. I finally caved and plugged in the protein skimmer so hopefully that will start doing something.

On a lighter note...I did visit some friends right before leaving to drive back here and picked up two new friends. Though I feel horrible they will be living in squalor for the next few days while I try to pull everything together.
They are tank bred true Onyx clowns from Rod's line. They are only 4 months old and are just starting to get their second stripe.

I got some pictures I will put up later tonight, I have to run to practice for now.
Hope everyone had a good thanksgiving!
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I figured out it was my heater. I had left it in a bucket during practice to heat up some water for a water change. Got back and the bucket was a solid 108 degrees. Now I just have to worry about the temp of the tank dipping too much at night before I can get a new heater.

Anywho, here is the best shot i was able to get of the little guys before I had to leave. They are quick and still pretty tiny, so a better quality picture then this is going to take some time.
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Old 11-30-2010, 02:11 AM   #146
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Nice clowns. Sorry to hear about the mishaps with the tank. Look into getting a controller for your reef. Now that I have one, I can't imagine not having one. They are a huge failsafe piece of equipment. Neptune makes good ones and ReefKeeper.
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I figured out it was my heater. I had left it in a bucket during practice to heat up some water for a water change. Got back and the bucket was a solid 108 degrees. Now I just have to worry about the temp of the tank dipping too much at night before I can get a new heater.

Anywho, here is the best shot i was able to get of the little guys before I had to leave. They are quick and still pretty tiny, so a better quality picture then this is going to take some time.
those guys are onyx? i'm guessing it'll be a bit before the begin to show their colors considering their age
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Yep! They are still just little guys so yea it's going to be some time.
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Are they from the same batch? Brother and sister so to speak?
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Are they from the same batch? Brother and sister so to speak?
Yep.

I also think I will be asking for an RKL controller for Christmas (awesome to still be young) plus and ALC module to control my lights. Should make things much easier and a lot safer while im gone.
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