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Old 05/18/2017, 10:51 PM   #51
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Some new frags arrived !!!








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Old 05/19/2017, 09:48 PM   #52
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The fish list today looks like this:

Blue Tang
Purple Tang
2 Yellow Tangs
Kole Tang
5 Percula Clownfish
Cleaner Wrasse
Swissguard basslet
Randall goby
Black lined blenny
Neon dottyback
Green Mandarin
Spotted Mandarin
Yellowtail Damsel
Klausewitz Blenny
Male Flasher Wrasse

Some photos of the ones who posed for the camera today:






















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Old 05/20/2017, 08:20 PM   #53
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Meet the randall goby, got this photo with the phone after years trying to catch him...




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Old 05/20/2017, 08:25 PM   #54
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Today i got this harlequin tusk:



I have always wanted to have one, but now that I have it on QT, I am having second thoughts about having it in my reef tank...

I know he won't bother the corals but I am worried about the neon dottyback, randall goby and spotted mandarinfish... or even my perculas... do you think they will be safe? Or they will be lunch?


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Old 05/23/2017, 08:41 AM   #55
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A couple of iphone photos (sorry about the quality) of one of my acros, one from may 9th and another one from yesterday may 22nd...

13 days of color change and a little growth...

Before:


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Old 05/24/2017, 05:36 PM   #56
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Some photos of the new batch of coral frags, and some of the existing colonies I had:













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Old 05/24/2017, 05:36 PM   #57
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Old 05/26/2017, 10:22 PM   #59
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Just rearranged the lights... insteqd of having them comming from the center I took them to the sides so the side view is well lot instead of full of shadows...



I measured PAR after that and it is 100 at the bottom, all acros receive 200-380

I guess I could use more light, maybe a t5 fixture on the middle? More leds of the same kind? Some par38 spots to the acro zones?

What would you do?


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Old 05/27/2017, 01:32 PM   #60
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This is the steel base of the old aquarium.

We are taking out sole part of the legs to make it shorter.



I wil trim the old aquarium to half it's height and it will become a frag tank !!


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Old 05/30/2017, 08:33 AM   #61
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I want to buy a dimable T5 lamp, saw ATI and Giesemann... any other brand you could recommend?

Meanwhile I installed a LED lamp I made some time ago.

The PAR measurements improved but not too much, but the looks improved greatly, better colors and less shadows.

The lamp has 81 LEDs divided in 9 channels, 4 different tupes of blue, 3 different types of UV, 2 types of white, 3 types of red and lime.









Will keep looking for a dimmable T5, either standalone or controllable with Neptune Apex... any suggestion is welcome !!


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Old 07/04/2017, 08:05 PM   #62
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Some growth shots, top photo is from may 23rd, bottom from june 26.













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Old 07/04/2017, 08:06 PM   #63
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Old 07/09/2017, 11:12 AM   #65
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The new addition to my reef, a gaudy clown crab:



Feasting on some Palys:



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Old 07/13/2017, 04:34 PM   #66
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A video of the tank today:




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Old 07/21/2017, 09:18 AM   #67
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I guess that link doesn't work

Here it goes again

https://youtu.be/eidKUuN5b3U


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