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Old 10-04-2006, 04:59 PM   #111
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Yes, I have been testing everyday. I just got my RO/DI so I am off to set it up!

I am done with my sickness for at least a month... I promised myself. I realize I went a little to quick. I staggered coral additions 2-3 per weekend and I am staying with the 3 fish until my tank is established enough to get my blenny and that will be all until I upgrade.....very soon!


EDIT: RO/DI is flushing. Hopefully this will help because I am having a green hair algae problem starting.
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:39 PM   #112
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Things have been going ok with the exception of a little hair algae problem, and my clown trying to host my favorite zoo(The zoo does not like it) I told the clown to stop but he will not listen.

I got 3 emerald crabs today and they have been going crazy on the hair algae all day. I actually like them alot so I hope they do not become an issue.

I went to the LFS to get the crabs and nassarius snails and what happens...I get some free xenia because the guy had to get rid of some. So, I didn't break my promise of no more for 1 month. Free stuff does not count. He He

I also got some nassarius snails to finish up my cleaning crew. For the final crew I have:

10 Nassarius
4 Ceriths
5 Astrea
6 Hermits
3 Emerald Crabs
2 Margarita
2 bumble bee
1 serpant star

How does it look? I plan on sticking with this unless I have an issue. I am going to try and get some pics and post tonight.
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Sweet Mike, can't wait to see updated pictures!
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Old 10-08-2006, 05:08 AM   #114
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Your tank has come a long way...great pics....more!!!!!
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Old 10-08-2006, 02:06 PM   #115
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Well here is the latest. The hair/bubble algae problem is starting to slowly minimize with the RO/DI and my Emerald Crabs eating all day.

Here is a pic of the free xenia I got, one of my nassarius snails, emerald crab, bad pic of Royal Gama(She doesn't like pics!) and a dot. What is the dot? You can't see it in the pic but yesterday I noticed about 5-6 dots of coraline on my glass!! It has only been a few months so that makes me happy.

Other than that, I lost a few small hermits. Do you think they were killed by the few larger ones?
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Hehe, lookin good Mike. Are you sure the hermits weren't just molts?Or are they gone now and you can't find them?
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Wow it's really coming together.
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Old 10-08-2006, 06:27 PM   #118
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Hermits

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And, I found their shells lying on the sand not moving?

Also, it is normal for the hermits to be on your corals every now and then right? I don't think they hurt them but I have noticed a few of them on my zoos and was wondering if it was normal.
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What IS normal.

Normal - conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal

If you are relating your experiences with your own aquarium as a seperate society within, then normal is simply the everyday actions and reactions sustained.

Technically, if the crabs got on your coral every week, that would be normal. And if for some reason they stopped, that would be abnormal.

lol JK man I have not idea heh....
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Speakerman, have you been drinking!

Isnt anybody going to give me congrats that I have 10-20 little pink dots on my glass!!! I am excited about it!
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