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Old 03-05-2005, 10:41 AM   #1
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new setup, new lr, new pic attempt

Here are pics of the LR I got from liverocks.com yesterday. It's 15 lb of Gulf and 25 lb of Keys, with about 5 lb of LFS rock. I'm going to add a few hand-picked branches eventually, but for now I'm pretty happy.

Is that an aiptasia at the top in the "King of the Hill" position?







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Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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The tank looks nice.
Your king of the hill is likely an apstasia. Hard to tell though from this angle.
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Old 03-05-2005, 02:39 PM   #3
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Beautiful rock! I like the aquascaping to.
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Old 03-05-2005, 07:15 PM   #5
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Thanks, Zack (and lando & fluff). You're looking at liverocks.com rock. I now only have to add a few choice pieces to stand tall in the background to complete the look. There's a local wholesaler near me who is open to retail customers three days per week where I can pick up fully cured choice pieces. Very pricey, but I can get the exact pieces I want: branch!!!!!!

BTW: I had a minimal spike ... .25 ammonia, .25 nitrite. I don't know if it's considered PC, but I detoxed with Prime, just in case.


I'm adding some livestock as I type.
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SG 1.024, temp 79.5, pH 8.4

Livestock I added:

1 skunk cleaner. 12 hermits: red, scarlet, blue. 15 or so assorted snails. Discosomas, Ricordia, Rhodactis mushroom corals, chaetomorpha (sump), 1 feather duster, Montipora digitata, Montipora capricornis, Montipora hispids. assorted zoos, Xenia, Kenya tree coral, green Sinularia, green star polyps, branching hammer coral, bubble coral, Devil's hand leather. Yellow chromis, purple firefish.

Hitchhikers: the usual suspects :crabs, bristles, urchin, mantis shrimp (now in exile in mantis tank)

List of possible/likely newcomers:

Feather duster. PJ cardinal, Bangghai cardinal, Firefish goby, Clownfish, Neon goby, Yellow watchman goby, Orchid dottyback. Various corals.
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lookin good!
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Great stuff! Looks great!
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nice pics. some great pieces of rock in there
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Looks like aptasia but the aquascape is awesome and the rock as well.Congrats
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