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Old 05-11-2015, 11:53 PM   #71
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Long time no update...

I'll start with the bad news. Unfortunately, I can't keep a wrasse alive for the sake of me. I don't know why or how, but I haven't seen the yellow wrasse since the last update and I presumed it dead. I also lost the spotted Mandarin for no apparent reason. When he wasn't constantly hunting pods, he was eating frozen foods like a pig. As much as it sucks, I'm going to leave my current stock at what it is:
-starry blenny
-flame hawk
-royal gramma
-clown pair

I'm pretty happy with it.

Now the good news! I picked up a few frags over the past couple of weeks which consisted of an acan, mille, and some other acro. They're all doing great and have colored up very well. I've also got a couple of acro frags, ultra acan, and a purple gold torch that are lined up for me very soon.

My aquarium is getting pretty sps dominant and I've also started dosing. The tank is sucking up alkalinity pretty quickly and calcium isn't too far behind. Luckily, a friend gave me a doser that just needs new pump heads.

It doesn't stop there though! The best news of all is that I actually got a 24x24x18 cube aquarium for free. I've always loved cubed aquariums and I was lucky enough to find this one. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet but I'll keep you guys updated.

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Old 05-12-2015, 08:14 AM   #72
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Sorry to hear about the losses man. The mandarin is understandable, but the chysus wrasses are usually pretty hardy. You sure it hasn't jumped? They are jumpers. Can't wait to see the new corals though! My tank is slowly becoming more SPS dominate as well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:26 AM   #73
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Sorry to hear about the losses man. The mandarin is understandable, but the chysus wrasses are usually pretty hardy. You sure it hasn't jumped? They are jumpers. Can't wait to see the new corals though! My tank is slowly becoming more SPS dominate as well.

I initially thought it jumped but I looked everywhere possible. Only other possibility is that my dog ate it lol


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I initially thought it jumped but I looked everywhere possible. Only other possibility is that my dog ate it lol


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Very possible. Nothing like a dehydrated wrasse. LOL. Health fanatics go crazy over that stuff!
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Old 05-14-2015, 12:15 AM   #75
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As promised! I played around with a DSLR for some of the pictures as well. I'm no photographer but i think i got some pretty nice shots!

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Looks great Oscar! I would however watch those mushrooms around those SPS's. They can seriously cripple one of the sting it and that one looks really close. Personally I would suggest relocating with the frags or the mushrooms. The frags will probably be easier to move. I would just hate to see you loose them. Mushrooms can be very potent.
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Yeah, im very aware of those mushrooms lol they're growing everywhere! I'm gonna try and remove as many as possibly to make some frags to give away.

On the cube build, I'm going to trade all my rock for fresh clean rock. For now, the plan is to set up a sps dominant reef. I wanna get my hands on some rarer sps species.


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Yeah, im very aware of those mushrooms lol they're growing everywhere! I'm gonna try and remove as many as possibly to make some frags to give away.

On the cube build, I'm going to trade all my rock for fresh clean rock. For now, the plan is to set up a sps dominant reef. I wanna get my hands on some rarer sps species.


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I finally got my hands on a piece of strawberry shortcake the other day! Always on the lookout for those! Its just usually a hefty price comes with them.
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I finally got my hands on a piece of strawberry shortcake the other day! Always on the lookout for those! Its just usually a hefty price comes with them.

Ouu those are definitely pretty!

I'm actually thinking of setting up a small frag tank, maybe 15-20 gallons. I was thinking of lighting it with these par38 bulbs. You think one would be enough?

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Great pictures Oscar.


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