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Old 09-28-2006, 01:48 PM   #91
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Lookin' good!

'Bout the soft corals, you cqn feed them Phytoplankton as a supplement. May help get faster growth, but not needed to the best of my knowledge.

DT's Phyto and Oyster Eggs are good products everyone reccomends. It'll feed all the filter feeder in your tank.
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Old 09-29-2006, 06:06 AM   #92
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Old 09-29-2006, 05:21 PM   #93
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Thanks for all the kind words. Again, I couldn't have done any of this without everybodys help. My lfs has one zoo rock that I really want and nobody has purchased it yet. They are the kind that are longer and they are yellow with green centers and the rock is tall instead of flat. Very unique. I may buy it tomorrow. I want to go home tonight, inspect, test and see if I feel comfortable.

The other day I did some rearranging of the LR and I found a big Aiptasia so now I have 3. BUT, my package just arrived at my house from Dr. Fosters and I ordered something similar to Joe's Juice. I am going to try it once the lights are out.

As far as fish goes, I still want a blenny of some kind. I was advised by one of you that a lawnmower blenny may not be the best for a beginner but there are other kinds I like as well. The only other addition I wanted was a Cherry Fire Shrimp or to replace my Pep Shrimp.

For the cleaning crew I am taking AustinsDad suggestion and adding slowly so that they do not starve. To date I have, 2 Bumble bee snails, 3 Ceriths, 2 Margaritas, 5 Nerites, and 5 hermits. I am staying with 5 hermits but I will be adding more Ceriths and maybe some smaller Turbos than the ones I had.

One concern I have with adding a 3rd fish is the fact that I need a low bio-load in a 30 to have a nice reef, or at least I feel I will be more succesful that way because it seems to be the norm with other peoples reefs. Although, I am doing frequent PWC so we will see how it goes. Maybe something smaller like a small goby? What are your thoughts? I smell an upgrade on the way LOL...Boy I am one sick puppy.
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Now that was an excellent thread. Great pics Mike. Great tank.
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Lol. We are all sick I think.

No Blenny is good for a new tank. Lawnmowers are great, but I'd wait 6-12 months before you get one. They need aged liverock and lots of film algae to eat. If you ever watch one in someone else's tank, or the store, they are always, always, always grazing. I have one...and it never stops! It's hard to find one that will accept any food at all. Mine hasn't liked a single thing I've tried to give it, which has be concerned.

'Bout the snails, my suggestion is some nassarius or llynasa snails. They rock, and sift your sand at the same time. Check out ebay for great deals. I got mine from a seller named cm-marine. I ordered 50, and I got 101! I gave most all of them away to people.

I think a goby would be fine, but would cut it off at that. Also, I'd add more peppermint shrimp as well. I just like them for some reason though, so that's just my personal opinion.

Nice tank! Now I gotta go hit up the LFS tommorow and see what I can find!
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Looking good....

Read through it all. Wish I had the money to do a SW reef. Would be so cool. Good job...
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I smell an upgrade on the way LOL...Boy I am one sick puppy.
Hehe, thats the thing with reef tanks...you always want more. I know I do
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[quote]thats the thing with reef tanks...you always want more. I know I do"
Ahem.....I have a FOWLR and am looking to upgrade, as well! LOL!
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Well as you know, I am very sick. I have 2 new corals and I may be buying a pulsating xenia tomorrow.

And...I finally figured how to resize images. I just may go back and resize them all so they can stay for new people to see the thread.

Here are my new orange zoos, candy cane, and a pic of the polyp I got for free 3 weeks ago from LFS, sorry SeeD. It grew 2 new ones already!


+ a few of pics I never posted of my clown and muschroom coral.
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Very nice!
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