Culprit's Journey Into The Dark Side

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Never seen that before, im guessing your water tests good. Thats wierd indeed hope everything else is still good.
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention there was absolutely no change in parameters, temp, lighting, flow, ect. Params were spot on:
NO3 0.02
PO4 0
Salinity 1.025
Alk 8.6
Calcium 380 ( a wee bit low but...)
Mag 1320
Temp 78.6
 

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So I think I'll end up going for the chemipure blue. I don't want any GFO (yet)

This acan and the green monti are hilarious. The acan has grown huge(this is the OG acan, started as two big heads and a baby). The monti is growing up and over and the acan is doing it's darndest to stop it but it isn't working. I guess I'd better frag it off.
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My nems are FINALLY starting to grow and be really happy. I can't wait for them to get yuuuuuuge.
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I also wish this dude would just go in but I guess it'd better grow a little more.
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The Tomini has settled in more or less but is still fairly skittish. He's a gorgeous fish.
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I caught this pic this morning as they were transferring to whites.I thought it was a pretty cool picture, night vs day.
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And finally my reactor is TAKING OFF. Best cheato growth I've ever seen. That's just a week and started from about a one inch by one inch ball (all the cheato I had left). I did check the tank early this morning before lights came on and was super happy to see a few amphipods scurrying around. I still don't see any copepods but hopefully with the massive amounts of phyto I've been dosing along with cheato growing again will boost the population. I still can't figure out the stupid pod culture, I'm going to try just setting up my old 10 g QT (been using the 20 long as a bigger nicer QT for fish) with a sponge filter and loads of cheato and pods and see if I can seed it with some new pods from work again.
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Meanwhile, I've got some exciting news. The Music City Coral and Reef expo is happening this weekend and I'm going! Super-duper siked for that. It'll be all day Saturday.

I'm going to try and be a bit more organized this time then last expo at the smoky mountain one. Gonna try and make a list so here goes:

Pods from SA
Some nice colorful zoas
Mabye another torch or euphyllia
Blasto
Acan
Some type of beginner acro
Non-bubble nem
Trachy
Fathead dendro

I know I won't get all of those for sure but those are what I'll be looking for. Ya know what, that's pretty useless lol I know if I see something i like I won't refer to my list haha
 

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Wow guess I haven't updated in a bit. A few things have happened. Some fish may or may not be acclimating to DT right now... (Just finished QT), I may or may not have snagged a frag tank, and I got a few new corals.

Here's the frag tank I snagged for free from work in exchange for a few small frags. I'm going to get a kessil A160 and gooseneck for it tomorrow and also an ATO and some egg crate for a frag rack. I'll toss a bag of matrix ive had cooking in my sump since the tank has been setup, and stick a few easy cheap frags in to see how they do. Pretty darn excited about this, it's going to be used mainly as a frag tank but I'll also use it as a grow out and coral QT.
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I won't tell what fish are going in DT until they're settled in and I can get pictures

Here's some of the new corals

Meatwad (lobophyllia)
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Blasto merletti (mother colony was orange so hoping this colors up as it grows)
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Red Monti cap
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Small frag is Tyree Pink Lemonade. Large one is undetermined but has hints of gold with green
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ORA red planet that I bleached from not light acclimating. It's coming back strong now and has gained a lot of color and is encrusting quickly.
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Not pictured is a tiny frag of green slimer

Candy cane love
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Side view
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Lots of growth from the hedgehog Galaxea
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Some real nice fish, corals and even a cool little AIO tank. C is living his Reefing bst life
Haha thanks grant!! Means a lot coming from you mr color king. Can't wait until I get the really cool fish in aka anthias and Mandarin. I am in love with my Tang tho

Might've snagged a fathead dendro tonight along with a bunch of other frags super excited for the dendro ice always wanted one. Gonna feed it every day!
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Oh yeah I also got the kessil and frag rack but I'm working tomorrow again and going straight to club tryouts so probably nothing will happen until the weekend. Not used to my summers being so busy loll
 

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Figured I'd post some quick pics. The tank is doing really fantastic and I'm picking up a super sweet coral tonight! It's been on my wishlist for years literally and I'm finally getting one. The tank hasn't been getting much love because I've been slammed so its pretty much running on autopilot. Fantastic growth tho and finally starting to grow and color up some acros.

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Wow! This is seriously impressive. And is that a baby to the front left of that fungia ?
 

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Wow how you get your zoas like that C their wild !!
I don't know lol. Slightly dirty tank and lots of food I guess

Wow! This is seriously impressive. And is that a baby to the front left of that fungia ?
thank you!! And yeah thats what the picture was for lol I forgot to mention it. Id actually almost killed that when the tank went downhill with the cualerpa and algae problems, it's came back and has been popping babys like crazy theres been 5-6 that have come off it.
 
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