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Darn! It's a long drive from CA to NJ but I would LOVE one!
If I could ship I would. Anemones are a hard sell around here. Surprised in CA people aren’t giving them away. Seems like CA has many of reefers

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If I could ship I would. Anemones are a hard sell around here. Surprised in CA people aren’t giving them away. Seems like CA has many of reefers

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Not so much in Central Valley about 80 miles south of Sacramento. We don't even have any decent fish stores. Love your tank!
 
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Not so much in Central Valley about 80 miles south of Sacramento. We don't even have any decent fish stores. Love your tank!
Sorry for the delay. That is a bummer you have to travel so far. I bet it’s a more peaceful life in Central Valley.
 
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Vacuum sand bed, scrape glass and water change. I need a new magnetic scraper. The flipper is great but requires more scrubbing then I like. Going to try Algae Free hammerhead when I have some free cash. Hope it is as strong as BRS makes it out.

Couldn’t decide on one picture so you get them all. Wanted to get the clowns but @RichtheReefer21 called and blew that plan. If anyone wanted clown pictures feel free to yell at him.
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I don't worry about aips on the sandbed. I just suck them out with sand with the tube from the sand cleaner.
Tried that last week then realized their foot is on the glass. All I did is irritate them. The ones I killed with Faiptasia was stinging corals.
 
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Salvaged a couple closeups of the gorg that got photobombed
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Gave up on closeups
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Borbonius is pretty beastly but still small in comparison to the leather.
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Last week Radiant wrasse chased his reflection attacking the glass and got some nice color on his head. Hard to see in the photo
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Definitely need a borb some day.

Thats so cool that the wrasse had some color show up after the reflection dispute! Hopefully he keeps it up! Ha!
 
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Love the blue tipped hammer and happy gorg. The Borbonius face head on next to gorg looks like he’s ticked off and scowling at ya
Love that hammer. It’s a branching hammer or maybe a frogspawn with hammer tips lol. It was sold as a frammer
Borbonius is mad at me and trying to kiss up. She knows the trap in the tank is for her.

Definitely need a borb some day.

Thats so cool that the wrasse had some color show up after the reflection dispute! Hopefully he keeps it up! Ha!
I was shocked to see the color then was blown away how aggressive he was with his reflection. It was good for a laugh.

I'm shopping for tanks and really love the dimensions of the 425 XL. Are you happy still happy with this tank and would you purchase it again?
The dimensions are great. I love the tank and most of the Red Sea system.

Things to change when building
1: Get a real ATO like Tunze and a container to hold water

I personally wouldn’t get a next tank with a overflow in the display. It works great but don’t like the room it takes up.
My next tank will be custom built but if I was going for a stock tank I would get again. It is hard to beat the price and comes with everything needed witch was great being new to hobby Look at waterbox also. Very similar to Red Sea.

Feel free to ask anything you want to know.
 
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Mixing water and grabbed a video of the Goni for @Scurvy. It’s little bigger then a softball.

One clown always needs to stay with the anemone or mama gets upset. They are taking turns picking live brine shrimp from the gsp.
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That’s a nice goni I haven’t had luck in past with them but do love em
I think they are my favorite LPS. I would love a small tank with every color combination. Maybe even a clown herem but Goni instead of anemones
 

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I think they are my favorite LPS. I would love a small tank with every color combination. Maybe even a clown herem but Goni instead of anemones
I saw a goni pack, 5 different colors that a friend of mine in south carolina threw up for auction 2 weeks ago, and i almost sent it to you. Next time :)
 
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I saw a goni pack, 5 different colors that a friend of mine in south carolina threw up for auction 2 weeks ago, and i almost sent it to you. Next time :)
To kind. I almost feel a little bad what I was planning this weekend. I will cross your name off the list on my wall.
 

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