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Old 02-28-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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Operation clown goby rescue!!

So after looking for pictures of the setup of one of my other tanks and not finding any, I thought I'd document this one. So the basics I have a green clown goby who was being terrorized by the clowns in the tank with him, and I had a spare tank and tons of extra equipment so why not set up a tank just for him.
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Equipment:
Standard 10g tank
2 k-nano 240's
Ac30 to run any media needed ( currently 1/2 unit CPE)
I wanted to try a par38 bulb so this is the one purchase I made for this tank, even though I have an extra reefbreeders value unit on hand.
13 lbs of LR
~17 lbs of Hawaiian black sand
Livestock:
8 ricordea (3Yuma 5Florida)
10 blue shrooms
2 hammers
1 frogspawn
1 birds nest (seriatopora caliendrum)
3 zoa frags ( scrambled eggs, radioactive dragons eyes and one I'm unsure of was told whamin watermelons but I know that's wrong)
4 zebra hermits
4 trochus snails
3 bumble bee snail (hitchhikers)
1 cleaner shrimp
And of course my green clown goby!!

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Cycle took 3 weeks and created a lot of diatoms
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First life went in at the 5 week mark
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:16 AM   #2
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Operation clown goby rescue!!

And of course the whole reason for the tank
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The only hermits I will add to my tanks any more
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I let the tank sit for another month or so and let the bio-filter adjust to the livestock I'd added( I considered this a lot for the first stocking with 4 snails 4 hermits and the shrooms my fiancé wouldn't leave the lfs without, and of course the goby). Next came the euphies and a rock with 3 rics
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I let the tank sit another 2 months this time (for the new reefers reading this, you should notice a trend here) and added some zoa frags
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I'm sure you can guess what I did next, and you would be right (6 weeks this time)
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:41 AM   #3
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About 3 weeks ago, while doing a wc, my fiancé accidentally fragged one of our birds nest and I had no plugs on hand so I thought I'd see how it would do under the par bulb (honestly thought I would of had to either move it to one of my sps tanks or switch over to the RB value fixture by now) and it's doing pretty well actually, and I'm pretty impressed with the bulb I must say.
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Today while picking up some oyster feast the lfs had some nice small versions of one of my favorite salty creatures, cleaner shrimp!!! I have at least one of these guys in 4 of my 5 DTs and one in the frag tank as well.
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And of course the current FTS
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And just for kicks my little guy watching me as mixed the water last night for tonight's wc
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ignore the dirty glass please
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:48 AM   #4
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I'm following! Looks great! Gotta love cleaner shrimp.
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Hmm for some reason 2 pics won't work so let's try them again. First the mean ole clowns :p
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And the birds nest close up
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And a top down for fun
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I'm following! Looks great! Gotta love cleaner shrimp.

Thanks bribo, I'm calling this one my spare parts tank . It's starting to come along nicely
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:04 AM   #7
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Haha yes it is! Top down shots of sps always look so cool
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So been trying to decide which fish to go in with my GCG, the finalists are
1) Pygmy wrasse -either yellow banded possum or tanakas Pygmy
2) harp tail blenny - one of the few nano fish I haven't owned
3) court jester goby - if I go with a cj I wi probably wait another 6 months or so to add him
4) hippo tang :p

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Jk, just seeing if the tang police were out tonight
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:11 PM   #9
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Here's a little video tour
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:24 PM   #10
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Hippo tang! Lol
Those court jesters are pretty cool looking. My lfs keeps them in stock pretty regularly. Maybe a tire track ( think its actually a 2 spot) blenny, or a tailspot blenny? I loved my little tailspot, he was personality plus.....but unfortunately, he decided to try the fatal sport of carpet surfing.
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I hate when they decide to do that I'll look into the other blennys to thanks
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:26 AM   #12
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I love my court jester goby, awesome fish
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #13
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Does yours eat frozen?
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Actually he does now, but I've had him for a year and he never did before. He does live in my 55 tho....
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:57 PM   #15
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Ya I know what you mean, I do have an opening in one if my 40s with 2 ornery clowns....
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The tank got a little sexy today!!
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Sexy shrimp that is Have a little pack of these guys in my office pico and they crack me up, so I picked up 3 at the lfs today. I plan on adding 4 or 6 more later this spring when it warms up and I place an order with LA for the 2 pom pom crabs I'm going to add.
In other news one of the hammers is starting to split into 2 heads.
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This thing has been one of the most finicky hammers I have ever owned, it likes practically no light or flow. I'm happy it's splitting because I take it to mean it's finally happy where it's at. And on a random note, I know this annoys a lot of people, but it's part of the reason I love these guys.
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Brave little guy, the fiancé and I have taken to calling him "tiny dancer" because every time one of us comes into the bedroom he'll start doing his little dance right on our zoas.
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We had some friends over tonight, including the future sister in law who happens to be a photographer. Needless to say I made her bring a camera and snapped a few shots of the living room peninsula tank, enjoy
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So I've narrowed down the next fish to either a yellow spot possum wrasse, or a tanakas Pygmy wrasse. Anyone with experience with either?
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Found that the cleaner had molted today, always a good sign
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And the sexies have taken up residence in the froggie, and luckily it doesn't seem to care
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Operation clown goby rescue!!

That's a nice frogspawn!
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