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Old 09-04-2009, 07:47 AM   #81
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Here's the little Monti frag... it's a little pissed in this pic cause I had just moved it. I put it higher in the tank than it was because I didn't like how it was sitting and I noticed it was rocking in the current now and then.


The acro frag looks... ok... i think. I honestly don't know how to tell when they are happy and when they aren't cause the only ones I've seen in person were slowly dieing at the LFS (tissue recession mostly). I could actually see the polyps though, so I guess that's "probably" a good sign. It also doesn't seem to be slimeing heavily either, but I guess it's still to early to tell.


The Nephthea frag... it's a little less than happy, but my wife said that it was fully inflated earlier but then a snail or a crab walked over it. You can tell the polyps are kind of extending now, but it's still not inflated like she said it was before.


This is Big Red, the largest of the scarlet hermits. Man it's pretty, but makes me nervous as to the damage it could cause after all the hermit horror stories I've heard. first sign of trouble though and Big Red gets to live in the fuge.


The palys have been moved so they are probably a little annoyed with me. Their stalks seem to be a lot smaller than they were before, but I did watch them inflate and expel what I'm guessing was waste and ever since then they've been really thin in the stalk. On the positive side though, I've notice a few small buds appearing at the base of some of the larger stalks.


Finally, the FTS. I used the "museum" setting my camera has since I'm guessing it's designed for shooting photos through glass. For the other shots I use the macro setting and zooming in. Bad part is I have to take a ton of pics of each thing I post just to get one clear one. =P
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Old 09-04-2009, 11:13 AM   #82
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Your tank is freakin awesome lol. I love what you've done with the whole setup. Eveyrthing looks so clean and so perfect! I really like the pink zoas as well. And the mushrooms. I love the GSP's also, because those are one of my favorite corals. I love the xenias too. Great job ratrik
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Old 09-04-2009, 01:05 PM   #83
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Great looking tank! In a month you won't even notice the extra shells. I dump in a few shells now and then just for the heck of it.HAHAHA
Looking good, keep up the good work...
PS: hermits will knock over frags now and again but not near as much as if you had a pencil urchin. They are Kings at that.
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Also, turbo snails. Those little losers knock over things like corals, rocks, frags.. and whatever else. At least that what i hear.. :/
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Also, turbo snails. Those little losers knock over things like corals, rocks, frags.. and whatever else. At least that what i hear.. :/
My snails heard that, you're in big trouble now they are on there way to Jersey. LOL
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Nah, I figure the New York Turbo's are bound to have connections with the Jersey Crustacean Families. They'll probably just send over a few hard hitting mantis shrimp to have a chat with him about his lack of respect.

My two SPS frags are wedged in there really good atm. The green Nephthea frag is actually attached to the rock with a little epoxy. The paly is next on my list to epoxy along with the Xenia when it splits. I'd heard how bad urchins and turbos which is why I've tried to steer clear of them.

The really funny part is that my tank and my wife are the two most relaxing yet incredibly stressful things in my life! It's weird though, the tank keeps telling me to spend more time with my wife, but my wife keeps telling me that she'll kill me if I let this tank fail. So far though, I've really enjoyed my first try at saltwater, just can't wait till I get a fish! =P
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Nah, I figure the New York Turbo's are bound to have connections with the Jersey Crustacean Families. They'll probably just send over a few hard hitting mantis shrimp to have a chat with him about his lack of respect.

My two SPS frags are wedged in there really good atm. The green Nephthea frag is actually attached to the rock with a little epoxy. The paly is next on my list to epoxy along with the Xenia when it splits. I'd heard how bad urchins and turbos which is why I've tried to steer clear of them.

The really funny part is that my tank and my wife are the two most relaxing yet incredibly stressful things in my life! It's weird though, the tank keeps telling me to spend more time with my wife, but my wife keeps telling me that she'll kill me if I let this tank fail. So far though, I've really enjoyed my first try at saltwater, just can't wait till I get a fish! =P
. I'm with you on the wife/tank correlation. Beautiful job on the tank, I'm looking forward to the progress (More Pics)lol.
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looking GREAT man!
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Lol, well let them know they might as well start heading for Florida, because by the time they even get anywhere near here, i'll be in florida. xD
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Lol, well let them know they might as well start heading for Florida, because by the time they even get anywhere near here, i'll be in florida. xD
LOL. They contacted the other families in Secaucus and called in a favor.
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