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Old 04-13-2012, 02:27 PM   #51
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Looks like a happy candycane coral
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A bleached and mostly dead blue trumpet coral.
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Old 04-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #53
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Hahaha dead? Wow i have seen some awesome candycane corals that look that. What was its origional color?
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Blue. Below it is a frag thats doing great. So idk what happened.
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Well, tested tank again. Still no progression. Small amount of ammonia, high nitrites, and middle of the road nitrates. It needs to get a move on. Ordered a TON of pods, chaeto, open brain, green slimer, and a tuxedo urchin from reefs2go yesterday. I'd like to have it into the 55 when it arrives...but looks like that is going to be far from that so I will acclimate everything into the 36.
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Oh man! I really hope your 55 decides to straighten up and quit being stubborn! Let me know how the urchin does. I've thought about getting one when I get my salt tank set up.
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Ok, picked up 2 peppermints and a cleaner shrimp today. Also got a really cool elephant ear. Only downfall with the elephant ear is that it came from the tank covered in macro algae. They pulled most of it off, but I found more. Will be taking it off tomorrow and putting into my fuge along with the chaeto and 3000 pods. Will post pics tomorrow since I'll have the open brain and green slimer too.
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Elephant ear, small sad looking open brain, and green slimer. Sorry, lights off atm.


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More troubles today. The elephant ear disintegrated while I was at work. What a mess...That is the last coral I ever buy from my LFS. Just didn't learn my lesson. Did a huge water change. I had uninstalled my skimmer yesterday so I could have my fuge light on. Because of today's mess, I took my HOB filter off and reinstalled the skimmer after a good scrubbing of it. I also turned up the power on my return pump to make up for the lack of HOB filter and raised the water level in my sump.

Elephant ear's corpse moved into the cycling 55 gal. Open brain looks well, no longer any skeleton showing, fully inflated. Green slimer was moved up to the top of my tank. It seemed content with the move as I saw some polyp extension prior to heavy work to clear up the water.
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Just a quick update. Came home from work last night and the 55 is filled with algae to the point there is some floating around on the top of the water. I unplugged my radions and will clean the mess up tomorrow since it is my day off. Pretty happy about this though, really hoping my nitrites are done with and I just need to do a large water change and switch my livestock over to the 55.
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