Xmoji 57 Gallon Reef Tank

xmoji

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I picked up some no name acro today’s that aren’t in the best condition. I’m hoping I can bring some life back to these three pieces.

This one has some decent polyps extension for being fragged, dipped in Revive, fresh water dip then glued to a plug.


This one is probably the worst condition of all three.


This one was a good looker the bushy growth pattern was cool and the green polyps are nice.



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Funlad3

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I picked up some no name acro today’s that aren’t in the best condition. I’m hoping I can bring some life back to these three pieces.

This one has some decent polyps extension for being fragged, dipped in Revive, fresh water dip then glued to a plug.


This one is probably the worst condition of all three.


This one was a good looker the bushy growth pattern was cool and the green polyps are nice.



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No way; I met you today without realizing it was you! If these pieces don't do well, just let me know and I'll be sure to have replacements for you. :)

I'm about to unbag my pieces too. ;)



- Ben
 

xmoji

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No way; I met you today without realizing it was you! If these pieces don't do well, just let me know and I'll be sure to have replacements for you. :)

I'm about to unbag my pieces too. ;)



- Ben
Lol awesome!! Thanks Ben you were super helpful today. I hope they do well, I’ll follow up later with their progress.
 

xmoji

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Phew, I feel like I haven’t been able to do much with my tank lately after a bathroom remodel. So happy that nightmare is over and now I can concentrate on my tank again.

Rainbow Acans


Yellow Tang


Meanest tank inhabitant


After some tank demo work I left the Hawkins too close to my Gold Torch.


I forgot the name to this chalice....


I love zoas

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ASD Rainbow Milli



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xmoji

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I picked up a new toy yesterday, thanks to maidia’s pictures I found a reasonably priced lens for my camera. I’m still learning it but was able to get some nice shots.

Strawberry Shortcake


WWC OG Bounce


Green Slimmer


RR Wolverine


Walt Disney



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xmoji

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Wow I haven’t posted in a long time. I haven’t had as much time as I normally like to work on my tank. Unfortunately dealing with a bit of cyano right now. I also changed up the right side of my tank about a month ago so mst of my larger sps colonies are pissed off by all the movement and have lost color. I wanted to reorganize the rock work so I can try and get some more surface area for more coral. Now I’m trying to let everything heal. I picked up an aiptasia eating filefish to deal with those pests. He’s kinda small but I’m hoping he’s hungry for aiptasia and not my lps or softies. In order to keep my bounce safe I put them in my basket just in case. These bounce are so cool! Soooo many bubbles and there huge especially momma. I love them.




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xmoji

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I hope you all enjoyed your Memorial Day. I was able to grab some nice pictures of the coral in the tank. I picked up a few frags from Battle Corals, awesome to do business with, super easy and Adam threw in a couple freebies. The two favorite pick ups are Vivid’s Confetti and BC Wondermelon.

Confetti


Wondermelon


The very popular Indo Gold Torch


CRT Dragon King


Needs a lot of work but here’s the TCK Rainbow Explosion




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xmoji

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Corals and pictures look great. It appears you’re making good use of that new camera lense.
Thank you, I actually ended up returning the macro lens I purchased because it wasn’t was a manual focus lens. It was a good lens and I figured out how to use it but it was difficult to use with the porthole. Couple that with the small areas to work inside the tank it just didn’t make sense. Now time to save up for one with autofocus capabilities.
 

xmoji

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Here’s some cool tank shots from tonight under actinics. Enjoy!










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xmoji

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Hey guys, so as some of you know I’ve been having some issues with my tank lately for the past couple of months. I think now things are starting to get better however that has come with some downfalls.

I had been noticing algae issues and less vibrant colors in the beginning. I would clean the algae off of the glass and the very next day it would covered again, this never happens to my tank. The tank also broke out with a bad case of cyano. Coral colors change drastically on many sps, lps and zoas seemed fine.

I started with changing five gallon daily for a week. I also started to run just gfo in my reactor, which I never do, I normally run a mix of gfo and carbon. From here problems got worse. My strawberry shortcake colony started to rtn. When I noticed this I ordered an ICP test and sent out my sample immediately.

While waiting for my test result my strawberry shortcake rtn’d completely in about 3 days. After that piece was lost my pink lemonade followed form. I lost that one in about 4 days. During the rtn of the pink lemonade I started doing 10 gallon water changes daily for about 10 days. Very tiring. I also decided to use chemiclean to treat the cyano as I wasn’t have any luck ridding my tank of it after all the water changes.

After the daily 10 gallon water changes and the cyano treatment my tank started looking better. The algae and cyano finally started to subside. It has been about a week since the algae has gone away. I did receive my results and the only thing out of the ordinary which confirmed my suspicions were that my nutrients were too high resulting in browning sps and algae. I tried to combat that by running gfo in my reactor which caused the two sps to rtn.


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