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A few closer up after they've settled in a little more.

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N: 24.9
P: 0.09
 
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It's so squishy. My wife wanted to poke it.

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About to head out of town for a week, completing all my reef check list items. Always a bit nerve wracking, but i think I've got things down pretty good at this point. Fingers crossed!
 
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Back from vacation and things are mostly as I left them. A few corals knocked over, and my auto-feeder definitely over fed the tank a bit, but no major issues!

My Tunze flipper has been disappointing me lately, not able to scrape away some extra stubborn green algae (maybe green coralline algae?). Going to try an Algaefree Great White, if that can't do it I'm not sure anything will be able to.
 
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Wow, nutrients weren't as off as I thought.

N: 15.6
P: 0.09

I guess the vinegar dosing has really hit its stride for helping keep nutrients stable.
 
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A few pieces I just picked up from a local;

Jellybean chalice
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Unnamed Blue Millie that's insanely blue. It's pretty amazing.
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P: 0.17 (Stopped the phosphat-e dosing for a few days to see how fast they'd come back up)
N: 18.9
 
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Did some more trimming of the green nephthea and moved the pink nephthea to a lower PAR area, doesn't seem to like higher light. Featuring the new jellybean chalice and my male anthias' pop-eye.

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N: 15.4 (Dropped vinegar dosing to 125 ml per day as of the last reading)
P: 0.11
 
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As you saw by my last post, my male anthias had started to develop pop-eye, and was not charging/chasing the others for a few days.

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Well the largest female took advantage of the situation to start changing male to usurp power!

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It also started going after the male with pop-eye, and he's not really able to defend himself from one side. I managed to catch him and move him to my QT tank, which if you've ever tried to catch an anthias in a display you know how exhausted it already was to be catchable.

I plan on rehoming him once the pop eye recovers. First anthias aggression related issue in two years! Let's see how the new king of the school does.
 
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The new glass cleaner works great. It's definitely more of a workout to clean the glass, but nothing stands in its way. Glass hasn't looked this clear in a while.

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N: 5.8
P: 0.08
 
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Keeps changing more every day. Amazing how quick the change is with anthias vs my leopard wrasse that's taking forever to transition.

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I guess the Nudibranches didn't get all the aiptasia before they died off. They've slowly been popping up again in my display tank. I tried zapping with my UV light gismo, but that only really works on small ones.

Today I called in more Nudibranches, the cycle begins anew.
 
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A couple of my money cowries hanging out together this morning. Very cool critters, need to get more.

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Cleaned the algae filter screen which tends to temporarily increase nutrients for a little bit until the algae grows back in. Wasn't expecting the vinegar to run out at the same time!

N: 16.5
P: 0.23
 
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I have to say, the LPS/Softie section has become my favorite.

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N: 2.9 (!! Dialing back the vinegar and dosing a little nitrate to get back to at least 5-6)
P: 0.16
 
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The larger female hasn't quite moved in yet, but has been eyeing the anemone and smaller male for a few days now. Lots of wiggling on both sides and they're not trying to kill each other. Fingers crossed.
 

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