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Old 01/29/2015, 03:39 PM   #26
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Glad to hear about the Calcium. It is a pain sometimes.

One point, about your rocks, is any of it tied or anchored down?

You have some big pieces. What happens if one hits the glass when you are not there?

Do not want a crack and a few gallons on the floor.


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Old 02/21/2015, 08:28 PM   #27
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a few quick update pics. I think I have the rock placement about where I want it. now just a few more frags to fix in place and need to set the gorgonians on a firm base.










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Old 02/21/2015, 08:32 PM   #28
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Old 02/22/2015, 08:23 AM   #29
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Nice, love the Greene and Greene inspired woodwork!


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Old 02/22/2015, 11:12 AM   #30
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The scape looks great!


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Old 02/22/2015, 03:39 PM   #31
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I love the new scape! A lot more open space and it definitely gives the feel of being the edge of a reef! Great work!


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Old 04/30/2016, 05:54 PM   #32
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I didn't realize when I titled this post that it would be as slow a build as it has been but it has been coming along. lots on new frags and fish in the tank. algae problems seem to have faded last fall. on to the pics.











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Old 04/30/2016, 05:57 PM   #33
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if anyone could do an id on the anemone that has the skunk clown in it I would appreciate it. it was sold and a long tentacle but I thought it was a nonbleached sebae anemone, but as soon as I put it in the tank it climbed up off the sandbed and lodged itself between 2 rocks, facing the back of the tank of course.


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Old 04/30/2016, 06:07 PM   #34
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It would help to see the base of the anemone for identification. As for its orientation, couldn't you just turn the tank around?

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Old 04/30/2016, 08:54 PM   #35
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the anemone is wedged in tight between 2 large shelf pieces. I believe the base was purple, but wont swear to it.


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Old 06/10/2016, 04:14 PM   #36
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a few updated pics from today. I have a shot showing the anemones base here.

now a few tank pics.






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Old 06/10/2016, 04:48 PM   #37
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a few close pics.

this tang was sold as Ctenochaetus cf striatus. but I don't think that is what it is but I do not know what it really is.





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Old 06/10/2016, 04:50 PM   #38
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Well, there's a few identifying features we can pick up from your photo:

1). It prefers to attach to rock insted of sand.
2). There are no verrucae (warts) on the foot.
3). The tentacles are short and straight (not bulbous).

I will take a wild stab at it and guess it is Stichodactyla gigantea, but you have a much better view of it than your photos reveal so do some Googling. There are several anemone idenitification guides on-line as well as books available, such as the ones by Daphne Fautin.

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Old 06/10/2016, 10:15 PM   #39
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thanks for the reply. the tentacles seem longer than I think gig tentacles are. they all seem to be about an inch. the orange skunks really took to it right away as well. it really doesn't look like any anemone I have had or seen before. I'm wondering if it will change as it grows. it looks like it has increased in size by a third in the last couple months.


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Old 06/11/2016, 04:01 PM   #40
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just back from best fish in Milwaukee where I purchased that anemone. they have one more and were told by the wholesaler that it is a unusual long tentacle anemone. I'm still not convinced about what it is. I will try to put some pics up of my very well stocked isolation system next week. lots of nice angels getting treated and prepped for the main tank.


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Old 06/11/2016, 05:20 PM   #41
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Does Aquatics Unlimited have their SPS corals tank set up yet? Last time I was there they only had one new coral tank running. I want to check it out if they are fully stocked.

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Old 06/11/2016, 05:23 PM   #42
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Old 06/11/2016, 06:09 PM   #43
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haven't been to aquatics unlimited in over a year. its a hour and 45 minute trip into Milwaukee for me and ive only been going to best fish. all my fish from them in the last few weeks have been doing well, but I do qt and treat everything so I think that helps.


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Old 06/11/2016, 06:24 PM   #44
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I thought Best fish was Aquatics Unlimited. That is their website.
I'm not familiar with another store called Best fish. Where is it?


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Old 06/14/2016, 09:10 PM   #45
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Old 06/26/2016, 08:30 PM   #46
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just a post to put up my test results from tonight. I should have a better way of keeping track of this but this will do for now. also I cleaned the tank so I should be able to get some pics to show the new frags that I place today.
SG 1.024
Mg 1080 salifert
Ca 470 api
Kh 160 api
NO3 2 api
PO4 0 api

nitrate and phosphate levels are low enough to be at the edge of detection on the api test. the mg test was using a test kit from salifert with a 3/11 expiration date. very interested in testing mg tomorrow with that kit and my new kit that is supposed to be arriving.


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Old 06/26/2016, 11:08 PM   #47
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ok a few full tank shot and a few close ups of some of the newer stuff.








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Old 06/29/2016, 02:28 PM   #48
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retested mg today and then got me new salifert mg test.


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Old 06/29/2016, 02:30 PM   #49
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oops didn't meant to stop the post yet.
on my outdated salifert mg test the level was 1150. on the new test it was 1440. so I do not need to dose any more mg in the near future by the looks of things now. now I'm just waiting on a new ca reactor that is on backorder and my vertex cerebra.


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Old 07/07/2016, 01:03 PM   #50
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Your tank looks spectacular. The rock work makes it look like an actual reef.


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