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Old 02-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #121
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Awesome. The coral is darkening and getting bumps that look like openings for polyps to come out.

It is like Christmas morning to run downstairs and see what all is new in the tank.

Bad news, the piece I didn't think would make it, doesn't look all that good this morning. Good news, chunk of real coraline on that debris in came on. Now I have added real coraline.

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:11 AM   #122
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Added Chaeto macro algae to my HOB. And 4 coraline encrusted margarita snails.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:20 AM   #123
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IMO you need to slow down with your stock. The snails are fine but try to space out your live stock a little more bc you don't want to shock your tank with too much bio-load.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:51 AM   #124
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I will stop adding for a while and save for hardware and reef salt.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:01 PM   #125
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Good idea! Just try to space them about 5-7 days. That's what I do.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:53 PM   #126
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What is your lighting mate? Or are the leathers doing better? Funny you mention wanting a Xenia I got one a week ago.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:54 PM   #127
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My lighting is a 120w Taotronics. With 10,000k+ white LEDs and blue Actinic LEDs. I am very happy with it and plan to get a second. Maybe if I am lucky, Father's Day.

Planning going all soft corals on my first reef. Got a great place planned for my future Xenia. I like their movement.

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Looking good.

Hope you get what you want for Father's Day.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:18 PM   #129
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Thanks. I think the main leather and the frag from the crown look better each day. The piece that was questionable is probably beyond help. The separate smaller stalk and crown isn't out of the woods yet, but color still looks good. Doesn't have the texture of the other two though.
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:31 PM   #130
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Grr. Not trying to frag anymore. My rubber bands keep cutting my corals. The rubber band didn't seem tight, but maybe too much flow and it was sawing on them. Making low flow areas where they can attach themselves to rubble rock for the next couple weeks.
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