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Old 04-27-2014, 06:56 PM   #381
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I was gonna update tonight, I just got home from reefapalooza!! Great day, even though I barely had time to go onto the convention floor since I had volunteered to work the event. lol I was in charge of the raffle area and boy were there some uber awesome raffle prizes!

I won:
a 20lb bag of fiji pink live sand
a one GALLON bottle of purple up lol
an eshopps nano skimmer which is awesome btw
a whole bunch of reef supplements,
AND a huge container of start up refugium basics which contained 40lbs of live sand, miracle mud, a huge bag of rock rubble, and a bunch of other stuff for a refugium.

Overall great day!

Now for the tank updates:
Still do not have the fixed tand for the 60g, hoping to pick it up this week sometime
I bought another tang for the 180g, a white lined tang, which apparently is in the mustard tang family. Also got a bullet goby and a absolute monster of a hermit crab. He puts my former king crab to shame, he is sooo big lol
The yellow tang is still doing well and the new tang is quite large so no one has bothered him really, I have high hopes for them all making it and being happy.
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:14 PM   #382
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Awesome! I can't wait to see the Tang and Goby, and I am so excited that the Yellow is doing so great...and not to mention the loot! It sounds like things have been going extremely well in Careyland lately!
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:33 PM   #383
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Old 05-04-2014, 01:51 AM   #384
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Ok! I hooked up with a fellow reefer frommy local reef club/forum and got me some new corals!
Traded him 2 bags of salt, one used two little fishies reactor and $20. i got one big rock with GSP all over it and two mushrooms, one smaller rock with gsp all over it and a nice sized red monti AND got a real nice devils hand leather which opens up to like 4 times its size when closed, I feel I did pretty good.
Here are some pictures below.

ALSO in one of the pictures you can see my red brain coral, and you can see that part of it is fading very badly, it is turning clear almost and has flesh but no color left in those spots...
Water is perfect! Good flow and it is in the front of the tank not directly under the leds..

Any one have any suggestions or opinions on whats happening?

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Old 05-05-2014, 11:47 PM   #385
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Got the stand today for the 60g rimless!!! Got the plumbing done already and just waiting on my hubby to setup the light support bars.

Hoping to have it wet tomorrow!!

The tank actually fits in perfectly, he made some detail trim improvements over the first stand too, looks awesome! Sooo excited!!
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Old 05-06-2014, 08:43 AM   #386
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Pics or it didn't happen?
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #387
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Some pictures, and then some more pictures. LOL

Got the sand in, took 60lbs. Used 20lbs of fiji pink and 40lbs of regular oolite. ( I got all three bags for free at reefapalooza!) Have maybe and inch and a half of a sandbed. Little less than I wanted but it will do.
Threw some of the base rock I have in there for now and when there is a half tank full of water I will start adding the rock I have been curing for like 5 months. I have the plaster to cement then together, just have to find the perfect rockscape!

As for the 40b, I actually think my hawaiin hawkfish is getting better. His popeye seems to be going down a tiny bit and he looks like he can see again. I was certain he was blind a few days ago and was destined to pass anytime, he seems to trying to get better. Very happy.

The 180g continues to do well, all the tangs are doing good and eat ALOT of food and seaweed sheets. Gave them nine torn up pieces yesterday and they were still looking for more. lol
Anyway, here are the photos, its only 8 am and the lights arent on in any tanks but you can get the feel for em and see the layout.







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Wow that's a lot of pics. There's a tank on every wall! I love the 60 cube. It's really cool, and the radion. I wish I had the cash for that. I'll be looking for the 60 cube log.
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