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Old 05-05-2012, 12:28 PM   #71
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Added the first fish yesterday, an engineer goby! Wish I could get a pic, but he's been busy making himself quite a home under some rock. Those things can really dig!! I'm glad I have all my rock sitting on the glass!

I added a few small pieces of rock to the scape last night to finish it off and then I'll be transferring a few of the corals over from the cube later today. Nothing too light demanding, rather some of the original corals from the cube which did great under the stock lighting when I had it. We'll see how this goes...
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Old 05-05-2012, 01:01 PM   #72
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I happen to like your current rock work. Looks great to me, but if you think you can make it better then by all means give it a go. I am still re arranging rock and its been over a year for my 125g.

I have the exact odyssea fixture and it is fine. I grew soo many corals with it it's just silly. LOL I did however replace the bulbs to ATI ones which I believe helped tremendously. My fixture has individual reflectors which is usually only found in more expensive lights and makes a huge difference. So nice pull on the lights!! free can';t be beat
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Old 05-05-2012, 02:10 PM   #73
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Congrats on your new Goby! Your tank looks so clean, I really like the rimless look too!
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:12 PM   #74
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Thanks for the compliments guys!! I'm getting there, slowly...
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:18 PM   #75
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I don't think our tanks are ever "done" LOL. There is always something to do I swear. I'm still messing with my tanks and some have been up over a year. Always tweaking and finding something new to do or try. Part of the reason why I like saltwater so much I think, you can never have the perfect tank or know everything.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:53 PM   #76
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I don't think our tanks are ever "done" LOL. There is always something to do I swear. I'm still messing with my tanks and some have been up over a year. Always tweaking and finding something new to do or try. Part of the reason why I like saltwater so much I think, you can never have the perfect tank or know everything.
I agree!! Just moved over a few corals from the cube and now I'm thinking, what can I replace those with....
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:49 PM   #77
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It's been awhile since I updated, but I'm going through my Cyano stage it seems. It was pretty bad about a week ago, but it has gone away considerably with some due diligence on my part, with siphoning and cutting back the lights.

With that being said, I took a chance on some lettuce nudi's just because they look cool, and to my surprise, the 3 I have seem to be destroying the Cyano that is left in the tank. Here's a pic of one working on the worst rock...



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Now, I know that nothing eats Cyano, but that rock was mostly covered yesterday!! Maybe he's going after some algae that's in there as well, but certainly a nice little side effect!!
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Just a quick update...

The tank is cooking along really well!! My cyano has disappeared and I'm just waiting for whatever it decides to throw at me next. While I wait, I've been busy the last couple of months with adding some coral to the tank.

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Red Monti Cap



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Yellow Turbinaria



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Labeled as a Chili Pepper Monti



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Jedi Mind Trick Monti and a small acan frag that's already grown 2 new heads!



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Green-Tipped Hammer



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A huge Green Bubble Coral that rapidly out grew my cube. It's about 8" across now.



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A small Green-Tipped Torch from the cube



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An Orange Monti with Blue polyps. The pic doesn't do this guy justice at all, as I had to take the pic from above the tank to get the most color to come through. This thing is like a neon beacon in the tank even with just the moon lights on. It's only been in there about a week and a half and its already encrusting onto the rock!!



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And finally just because it's the most interesting animal I think I've ever owned, a pink and green cucumber. It didn't extend it's sweepers for the first week and really started to thin out. Then, one day it extended out so I fed the crap out of it with cyclops and it plumped right back up!! This guy is a blast to watch!!!


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Almost forgot the FTS!!

Let me know what you guys think, good or bad!!! I've got a lighting upgrade coming up next month with the Ecoxotics so I'm looking forward to the upcoming improvements...
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Wow it is really coming along! Thanks for the update and pics.
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Appreciate it!! Stupid FTS is crooked, I really need to get a camera other than my iPhone...
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