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Old 03-03-2012, 05:37 PM   #331
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So right after buying the 1200s this week for the mixing station, a local reefer decided to part out his tank and get out of the hobby. I picked up 2 koralia hydor 750s. So I think I'm going to use the Aqueon power head in the mixing station now. We'll see. The 750s are SUPER quiet... I'm really happy with them at the moment.

He had a lot of other stuff he just wanted to get rid of so I got all of his rock... probably about 20#-30# more. And when pulling out a larger piece there was a huge kenya tree on the back! He said I could have it. I wasn't really prepared to bring that home or acclimate it so I hope it will survive the shock of the transport. The rock has tons of great coraline algae on them.

I have stuffed the refugium and put the remaineder of the rock in the tank. I may have to sell a few pieces as it's crowded now. We'll see. I might try and put one of the bigger pieces in the refugium and more of the smaller stuff around the tank.

I have picked up a lot of life now and need to inspect everything closely over the next few days as I have some hitch hikers for sure. I'm pretty sure that one piece has some aptasia but the heads are all near the tubes on the rock so I'm not 100%. I also have this starfish looking thing that is about the size of a dime or a bit smaller. Anyone know what that is?







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Old 03-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #332
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Very nice pick ups. Rock looks real good.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #333
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Those look like palys to me. And that's some good rock.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:15 PM   #334
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I think I owe everyone a FTS by now. I still can't get the color right with the Nikon... I need to take some time and figure out the best setting. Not that the RBTA is pissed... he's moved from rock to rock trying to find a good flow and now I added 2 new power heads lol. He's hiding dead center and I think he's pinned now. I'd like to get him up fron on his own rock toward the bottom eventually. The tank raised clowns haven't given him a second look.



I finally got a shot of the fish. They move way too much to get a clean shot but I'm getting the hang of it I think.

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Old 03-03-2012, 06:17 PM   #335
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Those look like palys to me. And that's some good rock.
I'm pretty sure at one point he said "oh there are some polyps on this one" but I wasn't sure. I'm just going to monitor them.... I got all that rock with the tree for $40.. $2 a #
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I'm pretty sure at one point he said "oh there are some polyps on this one" but I wasn't sure. I'm just going to monitor them.... I got all that rock with the tree for $40.. $2 a #
That's a great price. The coral alone are half the price.
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:21 PM   #337
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Tank looks amazing. I like it alot. Get a purple plus bulb and the Coraline will pop!
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Old 03-03-2012, 06:31 PM   #338
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The starfish is an asternia- nice to have a few. Tank looks great. You'll love the 750's
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I would say those pics are polyps. Not aiptasia. Great color btw.
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Old 03-03-2012, 09:05 PM   #340
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The starfish is an asternia- nice to have a few. Tank looks great. You'll love the 750's
Super score on this rock!!!!
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