40 Gallons with a few Soft Corals

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Replaced my barnacle cluster that had been dissolving/collapsing.
*hoping it somehow helps my rising alkalinity issue but not likely (((different story going on there)))

Before/after pictures -- tailspot blenny took to new barnacles pretty quickly:

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It was a bit of a chore to find a cluster with barnacles as "deep" as my original and, when I finally did, had to tear new one apart for fear of unsafe adhesive but I had a different thread on that adventure here:

Removing Adhesive from Barnacle Cluster
 
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My newest discovery is a hydroid in test tank that I've been using to test different items from main tank to search for cause of rising alkalinity.

Hadn't seen any in my DT but went searching before lights came on and did find one on one ricordea that I blew off.

Time to start researching what people do about these (if anything) and also wondering if they've maybe been causing some issues even though I hadn't seen any before,,, just since most of my corals haven't seemed overly happy lately.

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My first LPS -- single head Duncan,,, bought about 2 months ago:

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*it's gotten much fatter and a bit taller,,, but the tentacles are kind of stubbier than when I got it -- won't worry since it's growing and seems happy enough
 

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My newest discovery is a hydroid in test tank that I've been using to test different items from main tank to search for cause of rising alkalinity.

Hadn't seen any in my DT but went searching before lights came on and did find one on one ricordea that I blew off.

Time to start researching what people do about these (if anything) and also wondering if they've maybe been causing some issues even though I hadn't seen any before,,, just since most of my corals haven't seemed overly happy lately.

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My tank has very very old rock (as in decades) and so I have had hydroids and probably still have hydroids. I do not do anything with them and like other populations of life in the tank, they seem to go through times of thriving and waning. They have never really hurt anything in my tank even though they can sting. The only tanks that I know that they are a danger to is dwarf seahorses.

PS. I like your tank by the way!
 
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Nassarius snail eggs (general consensus) -- I see these periodically and never any baby snails since, I assume, Nassarius aren't likely to reproduce well in our tanks:
*posted this elsewhere about 5 days ago but figured I'd capture here in my personal tank thread

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...there were a bunch in 3 different spots in the tank that morning that I noticed
 

Resetting your reef: Have you ever had to unstack and restack the aquascape?

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