Little Stuffed

Mcasella

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Just wanted to share my current tank (it is getting ready to go to a 58g oceanic tank from it's current ten gallon). I'm even keeping a kenya tree alive (i've had nothing but bad luck with them just disappearing, same with pipe corals; gotta love the supposedly easy corals being harder to keep).

Everyone seems to be doing pretty well so far, so I am wondering how well they will do with the upgrade when it occurs.

I have:
3 black widow bubble tips (had one and it split twice in the same night)
1 extremely unhappy bubble tip that never really opens but it keeps moving around the tank and will take food when offered it
1 unknown anemone (looks like a sebae sometimes and then also doesn't)
1 baby long tentacle anemone
1 hammer (tripled in size after getting it in wimpy shape)
1 two headed duncan (also gotten in poor shape, now doing better, hidden behind the hammer at the picture angle)
1 red bowerbanki (it's doing excellent so far, growing well)
1 3.5" green star polyp colony (this is honestly one of my most pouty corals)
Toxic green palythoas (there are only a few so far after it was dying off in another person's tank)
2 other palys of unknown types (one is similar to the toxics, but has a single white stripe at the mouth, the others are more purple/golden)
2 zoa rocks, several zoa frags (some are zoa/paly frags, one blue agave and mix zoas and one fancy zoa)
1 armor of god zoa frag (need to get it onto a rock with the upgrade, it needs more room)
2 blue mushrooms (the bigger stretches out to 2" across)
2 green rhodactis mushrooms
3 green and spotted mushrooms
Don't know if the "iron man" mushroom is still in there as it was extremely smol.
1 florida orange ricordea
1 orange/blue leptastrea (has small blue mouths and is mainly orange)
1 dragon soul favia, 1 unknown happy favia, 1 unknown recovering favia(?)
1 cabbage coral
1 kenya tree (not going to keep him too long)
2 caulastrea frags (was a double head, but it broke, paler green)
2 firework clove polyp colonies (trying to merge them right now)
several green birdsnest pieces i've attached to one coral skeleton (which i terrorized last night removing algae from the rock near it, but it has red mouths surrounded by green on one branch and the rest look all green)
A bunch of clean up crew (which I'll need to get more snails and possibly look at an algae eating goby or similar to deal with hair algae as turbos aren't my favorite, they just get too big), a single clown (who is still upset about her black widow splitting into three and doesn't know which one to host so keeps switching), a fire shrimp (is a turd, keeps stealing food if I don't specifically hand it food first), and a six line wrasse (who was originally to deal with the 1/4" scuds that were eating the first corals in the tank and a scooter blenny wouldn't have worked with how big they were, now it tries to fight the clown over the nems and chills in the rock work nearest the mushrooms and yells at me to feed it first thing in the morning by coming out and staring me down).

I'd love to get some more reds in the long run, especially mushrooms since they seem to do really well (the rhodactis has split one already shortly after I got it as three quarters of a ripped rhodactis mushroom, the pale green on has split twice for me). The bigger two (3") black widows will probably split again in the next month if I don't get them upgraded before then. I need to get the coral lens to compensate for the blue to get better shots of the corals.


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Close up of the main black widow bt, there is one on the opposite side of the rock (about 1.5-2" across when fully spread but it won't move away from the more intense current) and one to the left closer to the bowerbanki in the back.


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Turd in chief here.

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there are two rhodactis just one has now started coming out.
 
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Beautiful! SW tanks are fascinating. I live my SW dreams precariously through the tanks posted on the forum
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John58ford

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That's really cool. I didn't know you were doing saltwater now, I'm glad you are having luck at it.

Hopefully I will be able to try a saltwater tank next year, gonna be some changes in my fish room. How long did it take you to get to this point? I must have missed the build thread if you had one.
 
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Mcasella

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John58ford said:
That's really cool. I didn't know you were doing saltwater now, I'm glad you are having luck at it.

Hopefully I will be able to try a saltwater tank next year, gonna be some changes in my fish room. How long did it take you to get to this point? I must have missed the build thread if you had one.
I've had this running since nov 2019 (not very well of course), early 2020 was a little better as I upgraded the size from a 5.5 to a 10g (just to keep everything stable better).
so right at a year of this version running.
I did not do a build thread, I need to do one on my building though lol.
This is what it is going to be upgraded to (ignore the plan looking white walls and the dirty concrete floor, one of the dogs was crated when it was too cold to be outside and he likes to play in mud puddles).

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(Same footprint as a 40 breeder, just taller. And the magenta stand stays despite it being such an ugly color, thankfully it is matte so it won't glow under blue light lol.)
 

fish 321

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Mcasella said:
Just wanted to share my current tank (it is getting ready to go to a 58g oceanic tank from it's current ten gallon). I'm even keeping a kenya tree alive (i've had nothing but bad luck with them just disappearing, same with pipe corals; gotta love the supposedly easy corals being harder to keep).

Everyone seems to be doing pretty well so far, so I am wondering how well they will do with the upgrade when it occurs.

I have:
3 black widow bubble tips (had one and it split twice in the same night)
1 extremely unhappy bubble tip that never really opens but it keeps moving around the tank and will take food when offered it
1 unknown anemone (looks like a sebae sometimes and then also doesn't)
1 baby long tentacle anemone
1 hammer (tripled in size after getting it in wimpy shape)
1 two headed duncan (also gotten in poor shape, now doing better, hidden behind the hammer at the picture angle)
1 red bowerbanki (it's doing excellent so far, growing well)
1 3.5" green star polyp colony (this is honestly one of my most pouty corals)
Toxic green palythoas (there are only a few so far after it was dying off in another person's tank)
2 other palys of unknown types (one is similar to the toxics, but has a single white stripe at the mouth, the others are more purple/golden)
2 zoa rocks, several zoa frags (some are zoa/paly frags, one blue agave and mix zoas and one fancy zoa)
1 armor of god zoa frag (need to get it onto a rock with the upgrade, it needs more room)
2 blue mushrooms (the bigger stretches out to 2" across)
2 green rhodactis mushrooms
3 green and spotted mushrooms
Don't know if the "iron man" mushroom is still in there as it was extremely smol.
1 florida orange ricordea
1 orange/blue leptastrea (has small blue mouths and is mainly orange)
1 dragon soul favia, 1 unknown happy favia, 1 unknown recovering favia(?)
1 cabbage coral
1 kenya tree (not going to keep him too long)
2 caulastrea frags (was a double head, but it broke, paler green)
2 firework clove polyp colonies (trying to merge them right now)
several green birdsnest pieces i've attached to one coral skeleton (which i terrorized last night removing algae from the rock near it, but it has red mouths surrounded by green on one branch and the rest look all green)
A bunch of clean up crew (which I'll need to get more snails and possibly look at an algae eating goby or similar to deal with hair algae as turbos aren't my favorite, they just get too big), a single clown (who is still upset about her black widow splitting into three and doesn't know which one to host so keeps switching), a fire shrimp (is a turd, keeps stealing food if I don't specifically hand it food first), and a six line wrasse (who was originally to deal with the 1/4" scuds that were eating the first corals in the tank and a scooter blenny wouldn't have worked with how big they were, now it tries to fight the clown over the nems and chills in the rock work nearest the mushrooms and yells at me to feed it first thing in the morning by coming out and staring me down).

I'd love to get some more reds in the long run, especially mushrooms since they seem to do really well (the rhodactis has split one already shortly after I got it as three quarters of a ripped rhodactis mushroom, the pale green on has split twice for me). The bigger two (3") black widows will probably split again in the next month if I don't get them upgraded before then. I need to get the coral lens to compensate for the blue to get better shots of the corals.


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Close up of the main black widow bt, there is one on the opposite side of the rock (about 1.5-2" across when fully spread but it won't move away from the more intense current) and one to the left closer to the bowerbanki in the back.


20210314_002830.jpg


20210302_121658.jpg
Turd in chief here.

20210302_121903.jpg
there are two rhodactis just one has now started coming out.
Nice tank mine is coming up on a year now. By way I believe the purple mushroom is a discosoma.
 
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Mcasella

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fish 321 said:
Nice tank mine is coming up on a year now. By way I believe the purple mushroom is a discosoma.
The green one you can see behind it is the rhodactis. It is actually so blue it gets a little green under blue light (in the way it curls down is where the turquoise green shows up so it could just be lighting angle rather than actual). I've also got my blues cranked up to 75% and my whites/others at 35%, the blue is at 40% in the morning and after dark to offset how much light it gets (which the light unit I have doesn't have the ability to pair with a timer -it just blinks according to reviews- so sometimes the light is on much longer than it needs to be up to 14 hours a day, depending on what work schedule I'm doing).
And I really need to get a coral filter to use, because in person that mushroom is very blue, and the shrimp isn't that bright lol.
 

fish 321

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Mcasella said:
The green one you can see behind it is the rhodactis. It is actually so blue it gets a little green under blue light (in the way it curls down is where the turquoise green shows up so it could just be lighting angle rather than actual). I've also got my blues cranked up to 75% and my whites/others at 35%, the blue is at 40% in the morning and after dark to offset how much light it gets (which the light unit I have doesn't have the ability to pair with a timer -it just blinks according to reviews- so sometimes the light is on much longer than it needs to be up to 14 hours a day, depending on what work schedule I'm doing).
And I really need to get a coral filter to use, because in person that mushroom is very blue, and the shrimp isn't that bright lol.
Ah I see. I need to get an orange filter too.
 

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