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Speaking of opposite tanks...

A couple of months ago I decided to clean up the sump and I removed a couple of rocks I had there.

One of them was in the dark and had some corals attached.

I placed the 2 rocks in a small tank and I only added the head of an old filter for water movement. No light, no heater, the tank is near a windows and that's the light it gets.

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I quite like this little tank because of its simplicity. I add ro water once per week and I made 2 water changes since I set it up.
 
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The Banggai gang is the main source of news in the tank.

The male released the babies and I think only 4 survived. I managed to get one from the anemones and 2 from the overflow and I put them in the refugium where 1 older brother lives. There's still 1 more in the overflow that I haven't caught yet.

The male is now free to interact with the rest of the gang and yesterday night I saw him chasing the larger of his sons for a few minutes (who's almost the same size as him and I suspect is also a male).

The female seems more used to the gang and sometimes she joins them for a while without aggression. From time to time she makes half-hearted attempts at chasing them.

Most of the day everything's peaceful, but I noticed some chasing within the group.

The older sibling seems already able to hold eggs. None of his sisters seems ready, it will take a few more months.
 
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One month ago I got a red dragon acro. That's the only finicky coral I have.

I took a picture 12 days ago and today.

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It's growing.

I don't want any more finicky corals. It's really sad to grow a coral for a number of months/years and see it die because of a minor change.
 
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A few weeks ago I thought my calcium reactor had reached its limits because I already had 135 bubbles of CO2 per minute.

I decided to improvise a 2nd chamber: I just put the tube of the effluent at the bottom of a jar filled with media.

Now I'm only using 27 bubbles per minute.

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Rare sighting of the 2 marine bettas out and about during daytime.


I still don't get the relationship between these 2. A few days ago I started to leave a camcorder recording before I go to bed so I can see what they are up to early in the morning.

The female (altivelis) is growing extremely fast while the male (argus) almost hasn't changed. This is worrying me.
 
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I was looking at my tank and I noticed how my eyes were wandering through the tank. The paths in the sand and the way the corals "flow" over the rocks were guiding my eyes.

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I doubt it’s dying and would be interesting if it does split. Is the mouth gaping and tearing? Once you see a hole all the way through the mouth then you know for sure it’s splitting. I would especially keep the water quality up and run carbon if you don’t currently.

I think the clowns being active at night is because they have eggs to tend to.

Following and best of luck to you.
 
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Thanks.

The mouth has been looking weird and swollen for a few weeks but it's still closed.

I have carbon running, I change it every 2 weeks, but I am going to change it sooner and add a larger amount, thanks for the suggestion.

In the meantime, the male Banggai released the fry and I could only find 1 and I managed to catch it and move it to the refugium.

The male joined the rest of the group and there were a few females trying to seduce him. I know that in 24-48 hours he will feel strong enough to change the tank from an oasis of peace and love into a war zone.
 
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