A Hungry Reef 180G NPS / Algae

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I have thought about the Ventralis and I still might get them! I just haven't seen any available for a while now.
Those would look gorgeous in your tank! A sunburst anthias would also look amazing. Have you considered adding one of those?

Do you have any updates on how the tank is doing?
 
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So I have been battling with an army of Aiptasia for the past few months and I am definitely on the losing side as there are thousands of them in my display. I have employed the help over 40+ Berghia and have yet to see a dent in their population, so I have set up a small 4G breeder tank for Berghia; this allows me to keep introducing berghia into the display.

I have also added a Chiller to my system and lowered the temperature to about 74-75F. I have actually noticed my Sea fan opening more and seem to be healthier, compared to when the tank slowly crept up to 78F and several Sea fan started to not open as often / wasting away.

Here are a few updated pictures =)







This particular seafan use to be close most of the time except for maybe 1-2 times a week when it fed. Now it seem like it's open for the majority of the day since I lowered the temperature

 
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Those would look gorgeous in your tank! A sunburst anthias would also look amazing. Have you considered adding one of those?

Do you have any updates on how the tank is doing?

I'm not a fan of those sunburst one unfortunately =/ I'd love to get another Candy Basslet to have a pair. But beyond that, I just want to find more unique gobies to keep in this tank.
 

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I'm not a fan of those sunburst one unfortunately =/ I'd love to get another Candy Basslet to have a pair. But beyond that, I just want to find more unique gobies to keep in this tank.
Have you tried looking for fairy gobies then? I imagine that they wouldn’t be super easy to find, but it might be worth looking around for them. The tank still looks gorgeous even with the aiptasia in there.
 

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Absolutely stunning !! Extremely well done my friend .

This must have been answered but wondering your source for the gorgs . Is it all divers den ? Or other vendors if you care to share
 
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Have you tried looking for fairy gobies then? I imagine that they wouldn’t be super easy to find, but it might be worth looking around for them. The tank still looks gorgeous even with the aiptasia in there.

I would love some of those fairy gobies! Unfortunately I haven't come across any =/


Absolutely stunning !! Extremely well done my friend .

This must have been answered but wondering your source for the gorgs . Is it all divers den ? Or other vendors if you care to share


I get most of them from various wholesaler and occasionally from Divers Den =)
 
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The berghia breeding project is underway! I still see adult berghia crawling inside the display and clearing small patches out. Unfortunately these aiptasia are breeding at an exponential rate due to all the feeding (1 Aiptasia can make 7 babies every week it seem).

I have placed 6 Berghia in a separate tank and collect the eggs to hatch in a separate tank. The first batch just hatched and I see hundreds of small babies crawling all over the glass!

FTS From tonight (Note the new Emerald Blue Sun coral!)



A few more random shots






I'm very excited to get these yellow colored polyp Menella Sp. this week! I got 3 different shades of yellow

Neon Yellow


Dark Yellow


Orange!



My Carnation is over 5 months old now and still standing upright! I think this is a good sign



Hope you guys enjoy, I promise one day the aiptasia will be gone!
 

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Awesome tank, interested to see any updates.
I have a very slow work in progress of a NPS/Softy tank but have nowhere near the variety of NPS you seem to have access too which makes it hard.

Keep up the awesome work.
 

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The berghia breeding project is underway! I still see adult berghia crawling inside the display and clearing small patches out. Unfortunately these aiptasia are breeding at an exponential rate due to all the feeding (1 Aiptasia can make 7 babies every week it seem).

I have placed 6 Berghia in a separate tank and collect the eggs to hatch in a separate tank. The first batch just hatched and I see hundreds of small babies crawling all over the glass!

Hope you guys enjoy, I promise one day the aiptasia will be gone!
@Exclusive Corals, how are your tanks doing, were you able to beat back the aiptasia? Would love to see some recent pics, including of the macro tank. Any new additions?

Hope you and your tank are doing well! It's very beautiful and has inspired me to try more NPS.
 
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