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Old 01-29-2012, 12:10 AM   #841
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Lol thanks! I will take some pics when I get them all acclimated.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:18 AM   #842
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I just got home to find the water level very low. But that's the only bad thing. I bought 5 corals from worldwidecorals.com and they are acclimating as I post. I bought a ricordea, stylophora, acropora, frogspawn, and palythoa. I got the acro and paly free. I just wanted to see if I could keep an acro and it seems like its doing well. Good polyp extension and color. The paly on the other hand doesn't look so hot. Very closed up and just not looking well at all. The frogspawn is neon and doing great. Same with the ricordea. Stylophora has good polyp extension but I don't know how well it's doing.. Does anyone have tips on the stylo and the paly? I hope they can do well. I am going to move my candycane lower in the tank because its kinda shrunken. Also, what placement should I have with the frogspawn? Sorry for all the questions and info in one post lol.
I also never have any luck with palys, zoo's, mushrooms and the such. They never seem to open, but I have daily visible growth in my SPS. I've actually put it down to the water being to clean as whenever I test the water the results are always sparkling.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:51 AM   #843
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If your tank is only ten gallons you do not need a sump.
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Plain and simple. Your tank needs to stop being better than mine.

On a serious note, I ordered new lights for my T5. Be able to support SPS with them

Some nice picks for corals btw.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:22 AM   #845
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If your tank is only ten gallons you do not need a sump.
No the sump would only be ten gallons. Also, I understand where your coming from but I disagree. It's always better to have more water. A 10 gallon tank could have a 50 gallon sump. It's just the look you want and how much room you have under the stand or on the other side of the wall.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:26 AM   #846
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Plain and simple. Your tank needs to stop being better than mine.

On a serious note, I ordered new lights for my T5. Be able to support SPS with them

Some nice picks for corals btw.
Lol thanks! That's great! I really can't wait to trade some at some point. I got a nice branch of kryptonite candy cane ready to be fragged.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:31 AM   #847
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I also never have any luck with palys, zoo's, mushrooms and the such. They never seem to open, but I have daily visible growth in my SPS. I've actually put it down to the water being to clean as whenever I test the water the results are always sparkling.
For me, I don't see much growth in the sps but tons in the softies and my acans. The paly is finally opening up and is absolute stunning. It has an orangey red center with almost black tentacles. It's still partially closed though. I'm very happy that I haven't had a problem with nitrates ( knock on wood). Also, what should I do if I have green algae on the sides of my glass. It's kinda hard to get of compared to the diatoms. I'm pretty sure it's normal but I'm just checking.
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Pics are in!!!!

They came out better than i thought they would
ill have more.. just need to go to church
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Looking great! Your candy cane is ready to frag? I'm jealous. My frag is showing minimal growth...if any and the second one I bought is a nice piece of LR. Makes me scratch my head...my duncans are doing amazing though. The third head is growing rapidly now that all my softies are gone and it looks like it might be starting to grow a fourth head. Have new lights and another PH ordered so that will help drastically. You'll have to tell me how your frogspawn does with your hermits. I've held off on them because I read that they have issues living together.
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alright ill see what happens, and ya it has a three head branch that annoys me.
heres some more pics...
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