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    Fluval Chi

    5g reef
    Wave-point 6" 2x10000k white, 6x450nm blue 2pm-11pm
    Aquaclear 20 with Phosgard, Purigen, Matrix, red ogo, ball o' chaeto, terrifying number of pods
    Aqueon Pro 100w heater (76.8-77.4f)
    Rio 50 Plus with Hydor Flow (Thinking of getting the Hydor Pico Evo-Mag 180)

    Blue scroll (Padina Sp)
    Gracilaria (red branchy)
    Red Grape (red branchy with bubbles on)
    HAD ORA's hypnea pannosa, but Kevin the %#$^@ halloween hermit ate it. No one likes Kevin. He lives in a 1.5g from Walmart with calcium carbonate sand, a piece of live rock, empty shells, and some red ogo. Bugger to Kevin. Yeah, I'm bitter. Also, sod Kevin.
    Asked Rachel to find me a pink galaxy.

    green pipe organ
    pinky-tan candy canes
    Purple whip gorgonian
    pink dwarf feather duster
    duncan
    green star polyp
    pretty pink with blue/green spots montipora
    lavender hairy mushrooms (6)

    -hasn't had fun in my tank
    blueberry gorgon (getting rehomed, may become tang snack. Never doing this again)
    blue/green sympodium-may be finding another home, moved once so far, not opened
    pink and yellow clove-" "
    white fluffy pipe organ-being used as shelter

    baby red scooter dragonet
    purple firefish
    yellow rose goby
    candy cane randall's pistol shrimp
    pompom crab
    blue porcelain crab
    scarlet cleaner shrimp
    3 sexy shrimp
    2 marginella snails
    1 nerite
    1 tonga nassarius

    I hand and target feed like a mofo every 4 days, 2-4 qt pwc minimum of 3 days.

    Freshly set up and cycling on the 17th of Feb


    CUC-Kevin ate his brother and the three nerites.


    Surprise red scooter dragonet. I had ordered the lavender mushroom and they shipped this guy by mistake. Went around town buying tigger pods while he acclimated.


    The only picture of my patch of ORA hypnea pannosa, and the purple firefish


    Candy canes!


    Kevin got booted after this


    Mushroom, mushroom


    Love these!


    Foxy!


    Sunglasses lens filter haaaaa


    I'll get some pics of the happy monti and green star soon. Only got them Saturday from Bush and they're already open! Squee~

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    Green star polyps, acquired Saturday!


    Super happy candy canes


    lavender hairy mushrooms


    Pipe organ I need to move to a piece of rubble and stick in the same spot upright


    Another new addition as of Saturday, montipora, it's red-pink with blue/green pokey bits. Might move it up to see if it likes being closer to the light.

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    Here's the blue scroll

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    Here's the latest iteration. That RW-4 is amazeballs. The purple ribbon has all the polyps out, but it's in the back.

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    The purple ribbon. It had been whipped around too much and shed it's lower skin which is now regrowing. Whew!



    Rearranged the rock a bit.

    Current stock:
    3 sexy shrimp
    1 Stonogobiops nematodes (yellow rose/hi fin red banded goby)
    1 Alpheus randalli (candy stripe/red banded pistol shrimp)
    1 red scooter dragonet
    2 marginella snails
    2 trochus snails
    1 zebra nerite
    1 tapestry nerite
    1 pink dwarf feather duster
    1 porcelain crab
    1 pompom crab

    Gorgonians:
    Yellow branched
    purple whip
    purple ribbon

    Coral:
    3 head duncan
    4 head frilly duncan
    3 purple hairy mushroom
    3 head candy cane
    green pipe organ
    green and purple hammer
    1 green fringed purple mushroom
    new! red war... thing. red with green centers. I'll have to get some science on it *Edit-found it, Favites pentagona It's going to have to go to the 35g. There isn't enough room in here for anyone to be going around beating the crap out of everyone else with their sweepers.

    Macros:
    Blue scroll
    some manner of Gracilaria, can't pin down which specific kind possibly tikvahiae. Rubbery dark red branching stuff. Really pretty and sponges seem to like it. Home of my only hitchhiker (sponge)

    Living in the 35g until I get better lights-Gracilaria Hayi (red bush/fire algae), Galaxaura (pink calcarious branch macro), Botryocladia (red grape). Very, very likely to go into the 24x24 29.9g
    Last edited by laeris; 04-23-2016 at 05:37 PM.

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    Looks great.
    Don't look here for a comment.

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    Spotted some manner of mithrax in my tank that I def didn't want in there. Moved everyone off that rock and swapped it out for the piece of rock in the 1.5g where Kevin the halloween hermit was living before he was shuttled to the 35g. So weird seeing a piece of white rock in the 5g. Anyway, it's going to stay there until we figure out what to do with it. I don't have the heart to turn it into pâté. I might just leave it in the 1.5g as a wet pet. Too many horror stories of these jerks growing up and decimating corals/ambushing sleeping fish for me to consider leaving it. Not going to lose anyone to a flipping hitchhiker.

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