Rags2Riches - The Learning Curve. 125g

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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Heres a video with the blues on from tonight.

     

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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    U know I cant go a couple weeks without showing propogation.. ;)

    This is just 1 side.

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    Count the babies!
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    @Raege

    One if these puppies will be in ur display by the end of the week possibly. We shall see.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    The crew cruising the reef together tonight...

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    I may have to wait for the second grow out. I need to get my nitrates down again don’t want to kill em till I’m back to a more stable tank. Keep it cranking out babies I will need one :)
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    U got it bud
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Been running no skimmer for 5 days now awaiting the new ph2500 impellar assembly.. just did a 20g wc. Scares me to realize 20g is now only like 15% of my total volume. ;Meh

    Wont bother testing po4 until I get the skimmer back in and let it run for a few days.

    Fingers crossed I dont end up right back where I started last month before tests were showing a steady decline of po4. ;Nailbiting
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Placed some of the zoas I got last week once they seemed happy... Still need to tweak a few locations.

    Still got 5 left on the rack that are trying to figure out if they like it or not. :)

    Purple death
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    Pinwheels
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    Dragon Eyes
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    Unknown but I'm in love. The center is actually a deep yellow, but the color isnt showing up here. I shall name them...

    Cranberry Lemonade
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Bow chicka bow bow.

    @Raege

     
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    Interesting. As you said it’s usually the other way around for who’s getting moved to nest. Maybe it’s foreplay getting warmed up for real deal. Either way cool seeing a new behavior
     
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    Caught my eye from the couch. And I think I had a video recording within 4 seconds so I didnt miss it.

    So excited.


    In other news.... #honestyinreefing

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    Down to 3 anthias. And the surviving fire fish. I think he starved. Refused to come out to eat with the others. Just stayed in the Mountain caves stuck to the wall. Stressed to death I'm afraid.

    Sad too, cuz I tested 2 days ago, and had 0 ammonia(api), 0 no2(red sea), and 30 no3 (red sea) I did a 7gal wc last night.

    I feed a half a cube a day rotating pe mysis, and spirulina, so no sudden spike due to food decay. Plus daily dosing of bacteria. (2 strains)

    I am running 1.018 hypo, and no meds as of yet. No signs of parasites, or sickness.

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    Hopefully 3 will be ok and one will become dominant sooner rather than later.
     
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    RichtheReefer21 Do It Yourself. R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Where there is death, there is also rebirth...

    I'm excited to see mating rituals happening in my tank. Stoaked.

    I paired them up, 13 months ago. And now I might someday learn to raise the fry to have a DavinciFlake. :D

    Or maybe Snowvinci?
    :shrugs:
     
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    Another anthias dead today... ;Drowning;Hurting

    And 1 of the surviving two has a bulging eye on one side.

    Feeling so deflated. No fast breathing, no flashing, no spots, no discoloration, eating together yesterday, normal looking poop, I dont get it.

    Tank was cycled before they went in, did a wc after tests showed 0 / 0 / 30 no3... dosing bacteria. No copper yet. Running hyposalinity.

    Sigh...:(
     
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    Found him right before my buddy left, he took the new Acan Colonies home to frag... and brought his Seneye over.

    PAR and PUR mapping is done. I will post the visual tomorrow morning...
     
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    Sorry to hear about the fish.

    I don't mess with rental anthias anymore.

    Beautiful fish but not with me.
     
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    Anthias can be very tricky. They seem to get sick suddenly, or die before they show any symptoms.
     
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    Anthias have not gone well for me either, good luck ;)
     
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    Down to one. They are dying in the middle of the night...

    White flag raised. ;Meh
     
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    Impellar assembly arrived today..

    Time to get the skimmer back online.

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    I also finished the sump doors and counter-sunk a key and tumbler locking mechanism into each door. Latching behind.

    Dcf did their walkthrough today again. And all is clear. ;Facepalm

    Gonna get this impellar installed in the skimmer and hook it back up. I let my friend take the hannah ULR po4 checker home to test against his po4 readings.

    I will make a Par and Pur% map for viewing today too. Time to finally glue some coral.

    For those who didnt know, I havent glued a coral to a rock in over a year. ;Hilarious
     
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    Anthias were a bigger pain than my CBB :( Sorry for the losses.
    Congrats on the walk thru you busted some serious tail! Your a good man Charlie Brown
     
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