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Old 03-18-2013, 03:19 PM   #161
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My blue mushroom was attacked by my Emerald crab. Moved the blue mushroom to the refugium for safety sake.

My ricordea is not as nice as the photo anymore. I saw it devastated by one of my peppermint shrimp. Never ever heard of that happening before. About 1/4 of it is surviving.

Calcium is 500 ppm. Alkalinity is 5.3. Magnesium is 1125. pH is 8
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #162
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Told me it timed out, but posted it anyway so I double posted.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:14 AM   #163
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Those frags look really mad. I'd think the crab and shrimp were just cleaning off what was dead, the shrimp especially since there is t an aggressive bone in their body.
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:57 PM   #164
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My ricordea is gone and my peppermint shrimp ate it. I did a peppermint shrimp / ricordea search and this has happened to others as well.

Saw my emerald crab attacking my leather coral yesterday. You can see the claw marks. Read that emerald eat algae when small but their diet changes when they get older and they need more protein.

The ricordea was cool and would glow nicely under the actinic.
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Old 03-19-2013, 03:24 PM   #165
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The emerald crab has been exiled to the refugium. The remnant of the blue mushroom has been brought back to the display tank.
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:09 PM   #166
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Here is my first coral after 3 weeks.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:42 PM   #167
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My 55 reef. New Green Candy Cane. And my star polyps after being in the tank for a week.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:59 PM   #168
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Hows the tank coming along?
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Old 05-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #169
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Bought a Royal Gramma and a Fighting Conch. The Conch is awesome and makes the sand look pretty. The gramma disappeared after a month. Haven't found it on the floor or anywhere else. Leather corals growing like crazy. Will post photos soon. Can hardly wait till Coralprops does their open house. Planning on getting torch coral, ricordea and mushrooms.
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Old 05-24-2013, 12:11 PM   #170
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Updated photos.
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Old 05-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #171
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I had a royal gramma as well and it disappeared. couldnt find it anywhere. I have a feeling it just died and the cuc took care of it. never found it...
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #172
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Changed the tubes on my refugium today. 1 8000k and 1 10000k tube. Did a 20% water change. Bought new charcoal and filter bag. I use the filer bag to catch junk coming out of the refugium.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:03 PM   #173
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My stylophora with nice polyp extension. Looking forward to getting more SPS.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:55 PM   #174
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Nice stylo. I just picked up a pink birdsnest + green monti cap. My first sps since I got my LEDs.
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Old 05-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #175
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Very cool Tommy. I would like to get both of those myself.
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Old 05-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #176
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Added two blue Chromis and 3 hermit crabs.
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Old 06-22-2013, 02:46 AM   #177
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Ordered 100.00 of product from reefs2go.com. Sea lettuce and red gracilaria, and 250 amphipods for the refugium. 100 blue leg crabs, 20 red leg crabs, 2 porcelain crabs, two brittle stars. The brittle stars died horribly due to a botched acclimating. I acclimated them all together which meant the crabs fouled the water and it shocked the brittle stars. Hoping the new macro algae takes off. In a coral weeks going to be going with my son to coralprops and see what kinds of cool corals we can get. I really like my corals.
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Amphipods are hanging out at the base of my skimmer cup, what is up with that. The candy cane continues to grow.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #179
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Dechlorinating purigen with prime. Getting ready to put the purigen back in.

Grrrr!!! 1 chromis went missing. I doubt he left to join the circus.
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:31 AM   #180
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Picked up seven new corals, including favia, acropora and a torch. Been in the tank over a week now.
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