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Raege

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Indeed... I feel like I just hit a fortune on this forum the last 18 months truely humbled and happy I found this community.

Now I'm freaking out cuz I dont have a skimmer running. LoL. Will get 25g ready to go if a big wc is needed before they get here...

Gonna do like a 45min drip acclimation. Not fact, maybe I should ask, but I assume that their Frag tanks are not running nutrients as high as mine. Rather be safe than sorry. Will be figuring out some racks soon I guess.

Get a little emotional thinking about everything i have benefitted from in this group. Started with @Raege with his offer of an acrylic sump, which I still have. But It didnt get used in the build, the 33g Long was too perfect.

Followed by @Fudsey delivering a bnib synergy overflow he got for me at half price. 2hr drive. (Plus the torch ;Greedy)

Followed by so many other gestures, kind ones. @Scurvy with the fuge light surprise. I could list it for days. But I'll just say, thanks. For everything. All of you.
Don’t go getting all misty eyed on us lol You haven’t woken up day after picnic to see the state we’re gonna leave your yard in muahaha.
Seriously tho no biggie on my small part. I’m just Awesome it’s like a birth defect I was born with ;-)
 
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Gonna try this video upload thing while I smoke these aptasia creeping up on my frags. Berghias are next on the list. Supposed to have some available on the 22nd from saltyunderground.

Here goes... and that failed. Maybe too big.

To YouTube I go...
@Rakie heres some aptasia for u. Told u I was gonna let it go except around the frags. ;)


 
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Don’t go getting all misty eyed on us lol You haven’t woken up day after picnic to see the state we’re gonna leave your yard in muahaha.
Seriously tho no biggie on my small part. I’m just Awesome it’s like a birth defect I was born with ;-)
Cheers bud. It shall be a fecal show
 
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Works a little different than attaching a photo way. You need to click the camera icon and load it there.

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I tried it. Several times and just went to my YouTube dumping channel. :) the bugs will all work themselves out eventually. Your video came out great. : shrugs :

Very very nice bday! All that color. :)
I think the 4 hours from start of the live sale and another hour after googling, today is the most fun I have had in a while. Just excitement for a change. Being out of work as long as I have is draining me. This construction b.ess. job needs to work out. I'm tired of running into walls.

It's borderline hysterical how every thing in life since I started reefing has gone terrible on 1 side... but in the reef god side of things it has been a lucky streak of winning things, friends helping selfishly, all of it.

It's been a crazy ride.
 

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This place has a pretty terrific way of turning a rough road into something we can handle. Believe me, I know.
Weve all been there. And he has since he first said hello on my meet and greet for the 55. Thanks for being there brian, now keep that tank on the straight and narrow. Cuz I'm sending u home with a zoa frag too. Whether u like it or not.
 

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Sooo... my birthday is August 5th.

And girlie asks me what I want for the tank... @YourReef had their 15 year anniversay, 4 hour live sale today and it was better than fantastic.

I had $150 budget from the lady.. and bought these 8. Plus a $25 preorder UPS overnight shipping module.

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But wait! Theres more! I sat in for 4 hours straight on the live sale, and won a 5 frag pack, plus 2 more hits on "every hundred post" freebies.

Waiting for the dust to settle for them and get a reply to my emails and then I'll decide what I want for the 7 freebies.. So... I got 15 corals that will be arriving Wednesday.

Happy birthday to me!
#r2r4life

Thanks again and big shout-out to www.yourreef.com for being a Reef2Reef Gold Sponsor! Was a ton a fun!
Happy early B-day.. great looking batch of corals, nice score!
 
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This is by far, the best timelapse I've ever taken... the way the coral candy and reef roids get reeled in on fishing line-like slime... and then suck them down like spaghetti!

The expansion, texture morphing, even the colors morph. Cant get filters on timelapse. So blues win over the color.

Videos like this make me realize that these coral we keep are very much alive. Mesmerizing.

Samsung s8 active
Hyperlapse mode @ 32x
No filter
16 mins crammed into 35 seconds of nomnomnom.

Lobophyllia Target Feeding
Reef roids and coral Candy mixed.

(Finally got a video to upload @Scurvy ;) )
 

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Weve all been there. And he has since he first said hello on my meet and greet for the 55. Thanks for being there brian, now keep that tank on the straight and narrow. Cuz I'm sending u home with a zoa frag too. Whether u like it or not.
You make it easy, friend.
 

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This is by far, the best timelapse I've ever taken...
(Finally got a video to upload @Scurvy ;) )


That's cool!!

Your Gorg looks great in the other video... ;Woot ;Woot
 
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That's cool!!

Your Gorg looks great in the other video... ;Woot ;Woot
Thanks. I cant believe how efficiently the polyp mouths just suck the food off their flesh. Like.. I dont know,

I liked the gorgs all in the fuge together. But they just get covered with algae.
 
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