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Week 11, the fallow is over.
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And, that Jason Fox guy struck again. Whoever keeps sending these to me needs to slow down just a little.
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Now we are current through 10/7/21. I have realized the only things I haven’t replaced in this conversion are the glass, stand, and heater. I see where this is headed.

In a couple weeks, I’ll be adding a few fish to the QT to finish off the fish portion of the project. One day, maybe some SPS.
 
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wow, you move fast. Did you use any bottled bacteria to cycle the tank or are you keeping up with ammonia by doing lots of water changes?

I would suggest to slow down a bit and let the tank settle out. I came from freshwater as well and moved pretty quick with my first tank and it ended up costing me more money in dead fish and coral than if I had taken my time.

But the tank looks good! What corals and fish do you currently have in the tank?
 
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wow, you move fast. Did you use any bottled bacteria to cycle the tank or are you keeping up with ammonia by doing lots of water changes?

I would suggest to slow down a bit and let the tank settle out. I came from freshwater as well and moved pretty quick with my first tank and it ended up costing me more money in dead fish and coral than if I had taken my time.

But the tank looks good! What corals and fish do you currently have in the tank?
5 months is fast? It’s all good.

I did lose my first 3 fish to Ich, before I knew the importance of QT, and now I keep a 20-gal long QT running in a different room for fish to start in/move to.

Current fish are 2 clowns, 1 diamond watchman goby, and a pre-quarantined foxface. An Anthias and a 2-spot bristletooth tang are currently in the 20-gal QT and will be transferred around Thanksgiving. Don’t plan to add much more…maybe something small, friendly, and blue for color.

Current corals are zoas/palys, candy cane, bubblegum monster chalice, frilly mushroom, JF Dayglo favia, Duncan, and just added a cheap ugly test acro last week. I have no expectations for it, so it will probably thrive, LOL.
 
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A few update photos…
Confused clowns hosted by Daisy Duke Paly:
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JF Nuclear Death Paly:
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Battlecorals, from left: A Fire Engine, Acroberry, Blue Ghost, Rainbow’s Army, Skyparade, Forest Fire Digi:
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2-spot bristletooth:
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closeup of Rainbow’s Army…looking forward to growing this one out:
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Myiagi Tort:
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