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Caveman, you have quite an amazing build thread! I wish I could comment on all bazillion pages! Cherish those precious kids. Before you know it they'll be 30 years old with their own kids!! I started my first reef tank when my boys were in high school...they all like it, but one of them LOVED it. He can't wait to start a reef tank with his own son, who is just a baby now. ;Joyful
 
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Caveman, you have quite an amazing build thread! I wish I could comment on all bazillion pages! Cherish those precious kids. Before you know it they'll be 30 years old with their own kids!! I started my first reef tank when my boys were in high school...they all like it, but one of them LOVED it. He can't wait to start a reef tank with his own son, who is just a baby now. ;Joyful
Thanks Grammie! My kids love the tank, but they mostly just enjoy watching the critters. I try to sneak some subtle learning in here and there. Only real problem is whatever I try to name the Clownfish, they still call them all Nemo ;Hilarious
 

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Thanks Grammie! My kids love the tank, but they mostly just enjoy watching the critters. I try to sneak some subtle learning in here and there. Only real problem is whatever I try to name the Clownfish, they still call them all Nemo ;Hilarious
My boys always loved to watch my pistol shrimp/goby combo, which really hit home with them they saw the Animal Planet episode featuring symbiotic relationships. I had explained the relationship to them (subtle learning), but when they saw it on Animal Planet (not-so-subtle learning), it was a different ballgame! It was so funny to hear them explaining the relationship to their friends after that episode. ;Joyful

My clownfish is still Baby Clown...12 years later! Everyone else who walks in the door calls him Nemo...:rolleyes:
 
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My boys always loved to watch my pistol shrimp/goby combo, which really hit home with them they saw the Animal Planet episode featuring symbiotic relationships. I had explained the relationship to them (subtle learning), but when they saw it on Animal Planet (not-so-subtle learning), it was a different ballgame! It was so funny to hear them explaining the relationship to their friends after that episode. ;Joyful

My clownfish is still Baby Clown...12 years later! Everyone else who walks in the door calls him Nemo...:rolleyes:
Ha! Love that. Always nice when TV confirms your parenting wisdom. Equally fulfilling when you see your kids utilizing the wisdom you have passed on.
 
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Interesting morning. The Male clown went into the original anemone today. It was the first time I had ever seen him in it. He had only ever gone in the clone.
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the Female was sleeping in the clone when I saw it happen. Then the Male went over and played there while she slept. She never lets him in the clone when she is awake.
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The Female later joined him in the original anemone. She let him stay in the anemone with her and they were both dancing around. I kept trying to get a good picture but whenever I got close they swam to the clone.
(blues just came on)
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I was wondering if the sudden change in behavior might mean they are ready to make some babies.
 

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Interesting morning. The Male clown went into the original anemone today. It was the first time I had ever seen him in it. He had only ever gone in the clone.
(ambient light only)
EC41FCEC-CDA1-43B5-9D33-E2D3C5A94A5F.jpeg


the Female was sleeping in the clone when I saw it happen. Then the Male went over and played there while she slept. She never lets him in the clone when she is awake.
66B38282-1B8F-4D5B-9B79-CF99ED0AC0F2.jpeg


The Female later joined him in the original anemone. She let him stay in the anemone with her and they were both dancing around. I kept trying to get a good picture but whenever I got close they swam to the clone.
(blues just came on)
738D246A-2C3B-4B3B-869F-FD35A8E2D1D9.jpeg


I was wondering if the sudden change in behavior might mean they are ready to make some babies.
Incredible
 

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I didnt know what else to post the first one. Brian, congrats. Shes been alone long enough for sure! Warm fuzzy feeling! Musta been a great morning to watch that happening finally! ;Smug:D
 

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Sounds like your clowns are taking relationship to next level. Break out the Slow jams mix tape. :)
Couple that with might help speed things up
 
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Before you know it you will be passing cigars.
I find them both in the original anemone every morning when I get home now. Usually Big Mama is still sleeping and Little Man is swimming around. Every time I try to get a good picture, Little Man flies over to the clone anemone. Got a crappy one from the couch last morning though.
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