Bryce's 65 Gal. FOWL converted to reef

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  1. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Hey guys finally deciding to make a build thread, been very worried about showing my tank but here I go. Just to let you know the fox face and Zebra Eel will be moved once their bigger, so don't worry.
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    GSP
    Chalice
    Rock Flower
    Zebra Moray Eel
    Black ice Clown
    Picasso Clown
    Fox Face Rabbit Fish
    Tail Spot Blenny
    Unknown blenny/gobby (No picture, very skiddish and runs into burrow, that is why I think it's a gobby but my friend who I got it from says it's a blenny)
    20181211_184233.jpg In progress "Coral Tower" 20181211_184447.jpg My eel cave 20181211_184458.jpg
    Red tip dwarf Hermit, about ten in there, couldn't find my two zebra ones 20181211_184527.jpg
    Baby rock flower growing, just appeared when I started to make my "coral tower" (I know it's hard to see, it's so small) 20181211_184518.jpgGSP 20181211_184532.jpg Chalice coral, it got bleached when I was learning how it handles light and that part eventually shed but it's growing back, so that's why you can see skeleton 20181211_184540.jpgMy little baby himself 20181211_184557.jpgBlack Ice and Picasso Clowns 20181211_184608.jpgFox Face (He did not like my phone, freaked him out) 20181211_184652.jpgTail Spot Blenny 20181211_184735.jpg Thanks for looking, sorry some of my pictures are bad, I'll be posting updates when ever I add everything! So if you like it, stay tuned!
     
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  2. Crabs McJones

    Crabs McJones Millepora Maniac Staff Member Team R2R R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa Article Contributor Hospitality Award Glitter Fairy Build Thread Contributor

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    Tuned in ;)
     
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    hdsoftail1065 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking good so far, neat looking eel!
     
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  4. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Thanks man, not too sure what's next but we will see
     
  5. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Thank y
    Thank you! he's my little baby, he was the reason I got into this hobby.
     
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  6. SPR1968

    SPR1968 Fish & Coral Addict! R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 R2R Secret Santa UK Reef Club Member Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Looks great especially the eel!

    Watch your fingers he looks hungry!! Lol
     
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  7. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Hahaha, trust me nothing to be scared of with him. He's lived his whole life in captivity, hes really spoiled. Sometimes he won't eat unless I pet/rub him, hes sweet.
     
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    Quick update! The rock flower has been growing, it's about the size of half of a penny. Big enough that I believe I can ID it, the colors it's showing seem to be an ultra, very vibrant.
     
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    20181219_191351.jpg He's finally getting used to me so I was able to snag a photo, he was staring right at me in one but I brought my phone a tinny bit close and he flipped. So his face looks like a sleeper goby to me and with his fin shape too. He's also a few inch's long so I'm pretty sure he's some kind of sleeper goby plus he buries too. Friend still claims he's a blenny but he sure doesn't seem like one. Plus he likes my tail spot blenny which is kind of odd if he is a blenny. Thoughts?
     
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    There's two now! Was cleaning some small things up for Christmas and I had to move the rockflower, and yup, there's another!
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  11. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Okay guys, those anemones have been popping all over my tank and it was really confusing. Obviously not aspitas or manajo, pretty sure they are jewel anenomes. Yeah they spread a lot but people say they arnt harmful, can tell by their color and dots on the ends of their tentcals.
     
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    Katrina71 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award R2R Secret Santa Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Your baby is beautiful, and spoiled!
     
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    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Good evening, sorry for my absence from this thread, I've been dealing with personal issues, I've also been getting into the numbers of my tank and changing them to what will better support coral in the future. Sadly what it best for the long term is not always best for the short term, my chalice has taken a huge hit, I look forward to when it will grow back into it's former state. I did not take a picture of this because I am truly ashamed and saddened by this. Two weeks ago I was supposed to receive an order of coral, it was delayed, 7 out of 8 frags died. Now onto the bright side of things, one survived, a zoa, strong little guy. I've also been planning things, by the end of the month I should have a 5 gal canister up filled with chemical filtration, and also a cal reactor. Then by this summer I should have a 100 gal sump in the works (just a tupperware tub, not a 100 gal tank, obviously I'd use that as my display if it was), all of this will upgrade my full volume to about 173 gallons. In the sump I will have macro algae, and some fish I don't want to in my display because I like small fish in my display, I plan on having lion fish and a commet fish. Those are my short term future plans.

    Here is that zoa/paly
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    Here's a jewel anemone stealing my eel's dinner
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    Here's just another cute pic of my eel from tonight
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    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Getting Fluval 306 tonight
     
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    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Will update and post full tank progress photos tonight
     
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    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    darn photos won't load, got two big turbo snails, and two nasaris. Fluval 306 too obviously.
     
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    Spent four hours cleaning last night. Tank looks the best it ever has, photos won't upload again. GSP has been growing rapidly, look very nice. Chalice is recovering, zoas are popping new polyps fast. Got a head of a blasto from my friend for cheap, we will see how that goes, been having vermin tide snails, small kind, so I'm not worried, they just look like accents for now, hopefully won't get too out of control, I'll keep my eye on them but they look nice with a vibrant red and purple tube. With the death of that coral order, I'm trying again, ordered last night, hopefully will come the 20th. I'm praying UPS doesn't mess up the flights again.
    Got two chalices
    Ultra
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    FROM UNIQUE CORALS
    Mycedium Chalice
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    FROM UNIQUE CORALS
    Dragon Soul Favia
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    FROM UNIQUE CORALS
    And a wonderful blue hammer
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    FROM UNIQUE CORALS
    Hopefully they all come healthy, they are all very nice and will add some wonderful color
    ALL PHOTOS ARE FROM UNIQUE CORALS
    NONE ARE MINE
     
  18. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Here's the tank
     
  19. Bryce M.

    Bryce M. Active Member R2R Secret Santa Build Thread Contributor

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    Got a 2100 GPH wave pump going 3 seconds off, 3 seconds on, it's on the opposite side of the tank, works great. Got a marine orbit IC, so more light too, about 1300 PAR at surface.
     
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    Little delay but the corals weren't out in the cold like last time. All arrived very healthy and exactly what I come to expect from UC as in they are fantastic. I'll post photos tonight
     
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