Hemmdog’s 90gal Seaciety and 40gal Vale of Shadows

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  1. Hemmdog

    Hemmdog Valuable Member R2R Supporter Hospitality Award Build Thread Contributor

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    That’s amazing. He sounds like a great guy.
     

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    crusso1993 Valuable Member Partner Member 2019 Hospitality Award

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    Finally! I certainly hope no one ever needs a blood transfusion from you! Lol
     
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    It is even better he is not an ambulance driver....lol!
     
  4. Hemmdog

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    Grabbed a few things at the LFS. Picked up some rollands damsels(2) for the 40b
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    They are super cool, I needed some active swimmers, my flame angel and quinquevittatum don’t swim unless there is food.

    Also got a deep water acro for my 90. Acropora Echinata; I’ve been eyeing it for awhile at the LFS, decided to give it a try even though he said they are pretty difficult and he’s killed every one he’s tried.
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    Polyp lab
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    mattzang Well-Known Member R2R Supporter

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    nice, i love the rolland damsels.. what's the quinquevittatum? this dude? https://www.liveaquaria.com/product/1151/pinkface-wrasse?pcatid=1151&c=15+1379+1151

    isn't that just gonna murder your damsels lol

    where'd you put the echinata? i bought an "ice fire" echinata from the lfs about a month ago and it seemed i found several different placement opinions. middleish medium light, high up high light etc. i ended up putting it about as high up as i can in my tank and it seems to be doing well, but the blue only really comes out under more white light. shrug
     
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    Yep that’s the one. He’s a juvenile still so he hasn’t got crazy or mean yet. I plan on finding someone with a fowlr or large aggressive reef to rehome him to eventually.
    I put the echinata low medium light, so 200 par and pretty good strong flow. It has awesome pe right now I think I’m gonna leave it here. What’s the name of the echinata that is blue and white? My LFS hates named corals, so even if it is a name, he’s just gonna tell me the scientific name. Lol. Admirable but annoying sometimes haha.
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    The Rolands are doing great. They really add something to my 40b. I’m enjoying looking at that tank now!
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    Just noticed my austera has a new big branch! How fun!
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    Pc Superman & Wolverine are encrusting nicely too.
     
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    You'll love that superman. Still my favorite table. Makes me miss the one I nuked. I know I can get one from BC, and I will.
     
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    Oh and I tested parameters in the 40b for the first time. I let it marinade for a month without stressing over numbers. We are a little off but not to bad at:
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    Cal 480
    Mag 1350
    Nitrate 18
    Phosphate .1
    I’m going to go with either my rocks are leeching phosphate from being in the biocube with no media for a year, or my fish sitter overfed pellets when I was in Maui. Either way, I started a small 35g rated bag of chemipure elite & chemipure blue to get nutrients down a bit and help with overall clarity. Corals are doing great in the 40b though, well lps aren’t to picky lol.
     
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    It’s one of my favorites in there for sure, I just can’t wait for it to be bigger and get its happy colors, it’s a little green for me now.
     
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    If the wolverine is a blue yellow, and the SM is red,white, blue, that will be a interesting focal point in the tank down the road. Just need a pink lemonade or PC rainbow to throw in to the group to make a trio!
     
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    I have pink lemonade and pc rainbow both right behind and to the left of them! It should be cool down the road!
     
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    the one i have, the ice fire echinata, is supposed to be like white base with blue tips. shrug, i'll call it a win since it's growing and alive lol

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    that's what it looks like under just random ambient room light

    then..

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    just looks really white

    oh and tiny polyp extension. the lfs i got it from said it should have polyp extension, but the ones they have in their frag tanks don't have any polyp extension either.. so?!
     
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    Very nice! Mine looks similar, just smaller :)
     
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    hah yeah i think i paid.. $40? pretty decent price considering that lfs is usually pretty expensive. they had a decent sized two branch frag of forest fire digi and i asked how much, he said he was gonna cut it up and do frags for $80. i was like whatttttttt. maybe 80 for that entire piece, not 80 for some tiny piece. pays to know what prices are generally decent and what aren't!
     
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    Very true. I think I got my forest fire for $40, it started really small though. The echinata I got for a steal at $25, it was marked as $60, he hooked it up. Maybe he figured he would kill it soon with his bad deep water acro luck lol.
     
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    Good luck with the echinata, they can be tricky. :)
     
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    Hemmdog. I have great respect for the 3 year anniversary . Iv's been working/ struggling with this for some time now ! I laud your strength !
     
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    Thank you @cracker you will get there! Reefing has helped me immensely to stay sober, so you picked a good hobby! Relaxing & too expensive to afford extra “hobbies” lol.
     
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    Thank you! Any tips?
     
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