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Try taking that guy off buddha neck and put under buddhas left shoulder propped towards spot hes on. Id bet he starts walking back up:) Wouldnt have the look your trying to achieve atm though.
I'll give it a try when I return from vacation, don't want to risk it falling upside down while I'm not home to retrieve it
 
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Oh yeah, post vacation fts. One of the mushrooms fell but it looks super happy where it landed so I'm leaving it
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Shroom on buddha headed for a walk without me tilting it more. Little bit of bright green hanging out where he left, hopefully a gift of duplication.
 
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Since I'm a terrible human, I haven't done a w/c on this tank in ages (thanks AFR). Doing one this week, just a small amt so I don't shock everything. Will follow with photos. Maybe if the shrooms are extra excited about it I'll work it back into the routine.
 
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Doing a water change apparently upset my one minimaxi and she went on a walk. Oddly enough, to higher light.

Been toying with the idea of upgrading the light on this tank but not sure where to go.

Any recommendations? This one has done a phenomenal job so far; however, only gives me deep blue, soft blue, and white. With not a lot of control other than when the channels come on and turn off.
 
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Going to try another w/c to hopefully level out the tank some more. All of my mushrooms and zoas seem perfectly content after the first one, the one minimaxi did relocate herself but still looks plenty happy. But I have had a crazy film algae bloom since then.
 
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Discovered boogers on 2/3 yumas. The 3rd is the tiny blue one, my two bigger have the boogs.
Behind this one, you can kinda see it on the plug still.
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Under this one, normally can't see it but fed before the w/c
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I think Thursday calls for a deep clean scrub of the walls. Corals all appreciating the water changes, glass not so much.
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Looking into a *real* awc to use on this system I think.
 
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Target fed everyone, boogers even ate. Another w/c and a good front pane scrub. Pulled a snail from the cade to work on the sides/back.
 
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Still fighting this weird algae bloom on the glass ever since that one water change. Might need to actually test things today :(

Corals don't seem to care though.
 
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I think it's this salt. I need to switch back to tropic Marin pro. No fritz for me.

Every time I do a water change on this tank the algae gets worse.

Just got an ICP back from the big tank which also tests my RODI, so it's not coming from the RODI.
 
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Big scrape down today and w/c with water from the big tank. Mixing more water so I can do it all again with more from the big tank tomorrow & replenish with new. Definitely going to order TM pro again as soon as this small bag of fritz is gone.
 

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I really like how your not letting shrooms get comfy. Anytime ive ever propped them up. Gravity has always come into play leaving babies in the wake. Once I find forever homes and get lagoon floor mapped and placed how I want it and shrooms glued down its gonna be crazy :D
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I thought @danieyella didn't Shroom..
 
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