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Old Yesterday, 03:52 PM   #126
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Hey Michael, they came and look great! Actually I think that is a perfect amount to start with as their is not a huge amount of sandbed to plant them in.

I am sorry but forgot to mail your sponge today but will definitely do it tomorrow. Thanks again for the seagrass. Now the title of my thread is more true to life, LOL!


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Old Yesterday, 04:27 PM   #127
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Looks good. You appear to have a peaceful community of fish in there. That's got to be fun to watch! It's a delicate balance to get that. Fish, corals and plants all looking well!
Thanks Michael for the kind words!

It is a very peaceful community, ( although Linus disappeared and I think Marmalade, the other combtooth blenny is to blame. He would harass Linus.)There are 2 green gobies in there as well as 1 barnacle blenny. I haven't given up on getting 3-5 yellow tailed damsels, and 3-5 barnacle blennies. I think about a coral beauty too but they can be coral nippers so I will think on that one some more. I have had several coral beauties who were all model citizens in my prior reefs.

I am feeding very very heavy and that seems to be working. Hopefully the seagrass will flourish and the balance will continue.


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Old Yesterday, 07:51 PM   #128
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They look good! I'm relieved. I was worried they wouldn't arrive until after the weekend.

Give them some time. As I said, they may go downhill at first, but should bounce back.


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Old Today, 04:27 AM   #129
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They look good! I'm relieved. I was worried they wouldn't arrive until after the weekend.

Give them some time. As I said, they may go downhill at first, but should bounce back.
I will be patient with them. I was wondering if I should have them planted deeper however? I have them in the sand about an 1" deep.


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Old Today, 08:46 AM   #130
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I think they'll be ok in one inch, but their roots definitely went deeper in my tank.


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Old Today, 02:09 PM   #131
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A better FTS. I removed the gyre because it was so noisy. I have had it unplugged for a month and the coral look fine without it and the tank looks much better without it!
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A view from the left end of the display tank.
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And a view from the right end.


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Old Today, 02:30 PM   #132
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Man that looks good!

In the right end pic, is that purple sponge at bottom left, mixed in with the G. hayi? Or are those mushrooms?


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Old Today, 03:06 PM   #133
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Man that looks good!

In the right end pic, is that purple sponge at bottom left, mixed in with the G. hayi? Or are those mushrooms?
Good eyes Michael, yes that is purple sponge. One of the 2 pieces I sent you was from there and that is how much it recovered in a month and a half or so.
Yours pieces are bigger and more solid than that.


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Old Today, 03:56 PM   #134
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Sweet! I really like that purple with the red plants. It's a nice color combination. Woo!


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Old Today, 04:00 PM   #135
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Needless to say, I'm happy with the trade. I like the trading thing in general. No money to change hands and everybody's happy. Yay!


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Old Today, 04:15 PM   #136
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Needless to say, I'm happy with the trade. I like the trading thing in general. No money to change hands and everybody's happy. Yay!
I agree, I also like the trading thing. It's like how we acquired coral in the old days!

I hope the sponges arrive in as good shape as your grasses arrived here. If not I will get you more but you might have to wait for mine to grow out again. I wanted you to have a nice amount so sent both pieces that I had.


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Old Today, 09:09 PM   #137
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It sounds like plenty, and a good trade. I'll give 'em a go. Thanks again!

It's gonna be fun seeing our stuff in each other's tanks!


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