Rags2Riches - The Learning Curve. 125g

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Tricolor Stag. A flat furry nub. I accepted the challenge to grow it from scratch :) its happy and hairy between the acros and stylos.
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Utter Peace
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Need a better shot of this, but this is Pink Kratatoa. Gorgeous.
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JF Butt Munchers
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Joker Blasto
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And I finally got my girl back. :)
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Also snagged the zen reef 10 pc frag rack to go under the left hydra for sticks in the future. And the JB4 doser is immaculate. Thanks @tvpham93 for the trade. Looking forward to geeking out over consumption studies and getting my 2 part rolling.

Now I have to decide which 2 part I wanna use.
 
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Long story short. Insurance was cancelled. Registration revoked. Statie got me on the pike. Car is impounded. Gettin it all sorted out tomorrow. Took the day off to deal with the mess. No corals. No rack, no doser. Blah.

But... things got a bit better when a friend showed up. Reorganized the scape in the living room so we could sit and watch the tank and fuge from 4 ft away.

Thanks @Raege ... today was only half bad thanks to u.
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Sorry to hear you had a tough 1/2 day Rich, I hope you can fix the issues tomorrow, we are with you in spirit.
Kudos to @Raege for his support and help !
 

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Hey all... just landing home.

260 miles round trip. Got everything I wanted plus a couple extras ;)

Frags are floating.
Doser is acquired.
Zen frag rack home.

First stop was to see the legend himself, @Fudsey and my love sophie :) and of course the fabulous ms. Lori. As always, wish it could have been longer.
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2nd stop was for the doser/zoa trade.. and omg. I wasnt prepared.
Met some awesome people. And saw some amazing tanks.
Heres a 550g ish sps wrasse tank @Scurvy
Its easily 50k in sticks alone. His frag tank is opposite behind him and his younger brother. (Got the doser from him)
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He has frags that are 1 - 2", $450 a piece for some. Ultra high end everything. Insane fish basement. Has a torch cube, a softies nem cub, an LPS frag tank, and then the sps frag tank, which has a school of 5 yellow tangs I might add.. Its gotta be 100k room. Easily. Amazing trip.
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Calcium reactor.. doses acropower, tests dKh daily, that's it. 15%weekly water changes (hard plumbed) he literally did a 20g wc in front of me, in 38 seconds. 1 switch, 3 valves. Done. Crazy dream goals.

20+ wrasse. It was mind blowing.

Next stop was to see Kyle @backwoodsreef in Southern Nh on the way home. He is where I got some insane zoas, and the zen frag rack. I started talking and never got pictures. :(

But he has 5 tanks. 3 frag tanks, Lps, zoa, and shroom dominated. Easily a thousand corals. And just awesome guy. His display has a 10" vlamingi, 4 other tangs, and a couple other fish I've never even heard of. His house is a reefers dream.

I will share pics of the new additions tomorrow after work. Hopefully they're all open.

@Fudsey 's tracy's are a must ;)
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Awesome Rich! nice pics.
 
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+1 the dendros are gorgeous Rich.
Sorry to hear you had a tough 1/2 day Rich, I hope you can fix the issues tomorrow, we are with you in spirit.
Kudos to @Raege for his support and help !
Awesome Rich! nice pics.
Noice swag! The Goni blast are swwweeeeeet
Loving the new pics of the corals! Looking great and loving the blasto in particular.
Thanks all. Pretty happy with the trades. More to come. Fragtoberfest is coming... ;)
 

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Long story short. Insurance was cancelled. Registration revoked. Statie got me on the pike. Car is impounded. Gettin it all sorted out tomorrow. Took the day off to deal with the mess. No corals. No rack, no doser. Blah.

But... things got a bit better when a friend showed up. Reorganized the scape in the living room so we could sit and watch the tank and fuge from 4 ft away.

Thanks @Raege ... today was only half bad thanks to u.
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Very few things are as good as looking at your reef with a drink. Cheers amigo !
 

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