danieyella's 90 softie dominated reef

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Couple newbies settling in.

Also, sad news. Caught my filefish nipping at zoas & RFAs today :rolleyes:

It was fun while it lasted sweetie, but you gotta go...
Did those Zoas grow under the sand like that? They look REALLY cool like that!
 
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Did those Zoas grow under the sand like that? They look REALLY cool like that!
They didn't, but then my rude clowns buried them *just barely* and they're doing perfectly fine. They're on a piece of rock there. I haven't unburied them fully yet because they seem fine while random others were struggling. Now that I know why others are struggling I'll wait to dig them up fully until the filefish is gone. Already spoke to my lfs and they said they'd take him once I get him out.
 
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*for the record* I do not recommend the eshopps sumps. Never again. :rolleyes:
Terrible flow, bulky and weird to deal with. The refugium chamber looks stagnant if I don't have something in there to create flow. I had to pull the Black mesh foam that goes from there to the return because it completely stops the flow if I don't mess with it constantly. Not worth the hassle.
 
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They didn't, but then my rude clowns buried them *just barely* and they're doing perfectly fine. They're on a piece of rock there. I haven't unburied them fully yet because they seem fine while random others were struggling. Now that I know why others are struggling I'll wait to dig them up fully until the filefish is gone. Already spoke to my lfs and they said they'd take him once I get him out.
Imma recreate that. Luckily my clown is a little gent and doesn’t like to move things or dirty his fins with sand.
 

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There is so much I like about your tank that is very similar to my plans for my 90-gallon DT! (especially that Tomini tang and the engineer goby)
Right now, soft corals are some of my favorites, so mine may also be a softie-dominant mixed reef.
Now I am caught up and following along!
 

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Elegance and cynarina. Lemon lovers zoa. Actually the elegance was a replacement for an indo colony of zoas that wasn't looking very good when they went to ship it.
The elegance will look fantastic in your tank.
 

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There is so much I like about your tank that is very similar to my plans for my 90-gallon DT! (especially that Tomini tang and the engineer goby)
Right now, soft corals are some of my favorites, so mine may also be a softie-dominant mixed reef.
Now I am caught up and following along!
Just because its a softie tank doesn't mean it won't be epic. As you can see softies have great color and movement.
 
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Imma recreate that. Luckily my clown is a little gent and doesn’t like to move things or dirty his fins with sand.
I got into all of this because of these two. A friend of mine gave me her little tank with just them in it. They're a breeding pair and they're nearly 15 years old. (Lots of eggs, no fry, someone feasts on it all). They're SO obnoxious.
 
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I got into all of this because of these two. A friend of mine gave me her little tank with just them in it. They're a breeding pair and they're nearly 15 years old. (Lots of eggs, no fry, someone feasts on it all). They're SO obnoxious.
Obnoxious clowns *scoff*
 
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There is so much I like about your tank that is very similar to my plans for my 90-gallon DT! (especially that Tomini tang and the engineer goby)
Right now, soft corals are some of my favorites, so mine may also be a softie-dominant mixed reef.
Now I am caught up and following along!
I love both of them, and the chocolate tang. All hilarious to watch. I love the movement softies provide. I actually have a few stereonepthea on the way in the next week as well.
 

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I love both of them, and the chocolate tang. All hilarious to watch. I love the movement softies provide. I actually have a few stereonepthea on the way in the next week as well.
Well, add another item I am considering that you will also have in your tank with the stereonepthea! I am not sure yet, but it is on my list of considerations for sure, along with litophyton.
 
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Well, add another item I am considering that you will also have in your tank with the stereonepthea! I am not sure yet, but it is on my list of considerations for sure, along with litophyton.
I have one that i suspect is a litophyton, but it was an "assorted leather" when i got it-- definitely not a sinularia. Check out @MixedFruitBasket -- I keep trying to plan out a purchase from them but the stars have yet to align
 

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I have one that i suspect is a litophyton, but it was an "assorted leather" when i got it-- definitely not a sinularia. Check out @MixedFruitBasket -- I keep trying to plan out a purchase from them but the stars have yet to align
I've seen threads from @MixedFruitBasket about stereonephthya, so I will keep them in mind for considerations. Thanks for the recommendation!
 
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Watch the tenticles they dont play nice.

What light are you using for the mangroves. A couple im friends with just set up a display sump and had a 4 bulb 4ft t5ho grow light over them and they think it may be too much.
 
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