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Bill, how did the Trio of Leopard Wrasses did in there? I got one a few days ago I would l like to get another one
Demitri, I decided not to get them. I may add them at some point in the future, but right now I'm sticking with what I have since I don't feel like QTing any more fish for a while. Current stock list is:

Regal Angel
Bonded Pair of Watanabei Angels
8 Bartletts Anthias
Mystery Wrasse
Blue Fairy Wrasse
Labouts Fairy Wrasse
Pintail Fairy Wrasse
Picasso Percula Clown
Foxface Rabbit fish
White Tail Bristletooth Tang
Diamond Goby


Let me know how yours do if you get them.
 
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OK, I know, I know, I keep promising an update, well it's time I delivered. It is my New Year resolution to update more often this year, so here it goes. I have made some major changes, and had some good as well as some bad happen over the past few months. I added quite a bit of rock to the aquascape as I needed more real estate for frags. While it doesn't look as open in an FTS as it originally did, there is actually quite a bit of swim space for the fishies, and it definitely made more room to mount frags. Here is an FTS from today:
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Equipment wise, I have taken out the Chaeto, and replaced it with a Turbo's Aquatics L4 ATS. It grows algae like crazy. I do still have some GHA as you'll see in other pics, but it is improving. I also replaced my Tunze Osmolator ATO with the Spectrapure ATO which will be much more reliable as it uses a pressure switch instead of float switches and optical sensors. My optical sensor would sometimes get fouled and the ATO wouldn't come on as it sensed that the water level was OK. I have also added an Alkatronic which monitors my Alkalinity and controls another addition which is my DaStaCo calcium reactor. These 2 pieces of equipment are amazing and have made my alkalinity and calcium rock solid. I no longer am using my Kalk stirrer as I don't need it, and I ran an outside line to my skimmer so now PH stays nice and high. I have also finally set up my AWC using one of my Neptune Dos's. I change out 40 gallons a month which is a little less than 1 1/2 gallons per day. It is working flawlessly. I have also added 3 more Neptune Wav powerheads to get better circulation. I have all 5 of them turn on at 100% pulse mode at 8am and 8pm which really stirs up the detritous, and is helping to keep things much cleaner. The rest of the day, they run on the reefcreest type mode at varying intensities.

As I mentioned, I have had some setbacks. In addition to the GHA which I am working to eliminate, I also got greedy with my light acclimation about 3 months ago, and burned some tips on my Acros. I turned the lights down, and re-acclimated much slower and things went great, however a few weeks ago just after Christmas, I started to notice some loss of color, and certain corals had little to no polyp extension. I thought I might be burning them again so I reduced lighting, but things got worse and tips started to burn and many Acros started to put out messenterial filaments, and just generally looking bad. I tried everything I could think of. Checked for stray voltage. Added fresh carbon. Put Polyfilter in the sump. Did water changes. Ran ICP tests which showed nothing obvious. Nothing seemed to help. I then inspected every piece of equipment in the tank, and finally found the culprit. The magnet had rusted on my probe holder. I immediately removed it and threw it away, then did a series of large water changes, and within days, I could see improvement. I replaced the magnetic probe holder with an acrylic one that hangs from the side, so it has no magnets to rust. Now several weeks later my tank has found it's mojo again and it looking better than ever. The death toll was small as I only lost 1 frag - but it was a good frag TGC Gravedigger. I also lost most of my MattV Psycho Asylum, and TSA Rainbow Fusion, as well as my Red Dragon, but there are a few polyps on each that are hanging in there so maybe they'll come back.

On to some pics of corals as I know that's what people want to see. While I'm a confirmed stick head, I do have a few other types of coral too. Shhhhh don't tell anyone. Here are my chalices:

OG Pink B00bies:
Pink ******* Chalice 01-30.jpg


JF Crazy Fox
JF Crazy Fox Chalice 0130.jpg


JKR Rainbow Cosmos
JKR Rainbow Cosmos Chalice 0130.jpg


And my one Micromussa - TSA Holly Grail
TSA Holy Grail Micromussa 0130.jpg


I'll continue with the update in a bit. Stay tuned!
 
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Time for some more pics. This is the right side island
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Here are some closer pics of some of the corals on that section

Bubblegum Digitada
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JF Homewrecker fuzzy nub
JF Homewrecker 2 01-30.jpg


MattV Rainbow Envy
MattV Rainbow Envy 0130.jpg


WWC Sunfire Monti
WWC Sunfire Monti 01-30.jpg


Pirates Reef Fruity Pebbles
PR Fruity Pebbles 01-30.jpg


More to come...
 
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Here's a few more of the corals on the right side island

BC Miss Scarlett
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TSA Princess Peach - this one lost a lot of color due to the magnet incident, but it's coming back.
TSA Princess Peach 1 0131.jpg


A no name frag that always has great PE and is blue with green polyps. I really like this one.
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More from the middle island

BC Teen Wolf - tough to get a good pic of this since it's in back.
BC Teen Wolf1 0131.jpg


Another RRA Ultimate Orange Passion from a diferent person
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TGC Wonderland
TGC Wonderland 1 0131.jpg


Vivids Confetti - I have two frags this one is up higher and is almost completely red.
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Vivids Fire Garden
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Continuing with the middle island

BC Bubblebath Unicorn - lost some color in the "incident" but it's coming back
BC Bubblebath Unicorn 0131.jpg


BC Snipers Blue Something or Other
BC Snipers Blue Something or Other 0131.jpg


RR Starburst - this one lost a lot of color in the tips during the incident. The tips also got burned, but have grown back over. Hoping it will color up again in the coming weeks.
RR Starfire 0131.jpg



TGC Inner Core
TGC Inner Core 0131.jpg
 
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Cupcake - got this from a friend. That's what he calls it, so that's what I call it.
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ORA Pearlberry - this one darkened significantly during the "incident" it is slowly getting back to it's awesome self.
ORA Pearlberry 0131.jpg



RRC Jawdropper - I've had this one for a while, and it really hasn't done much. Hoping it will take off now that things are very stable
RRC Jawdropper 0131.jpg


RRC Pretty in Pink - Another one that hasn't reached it's potential yet...
RRC Pretty in Pink 0131.jpg



Sunburst Milli - My favorite Milli and one of my favorite corals. This picture does not do it justice!
Sunburst Milli 0131.jpg
 
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I do. I'm going to update much more often. I slacked last year :) I have a couple of new ones coming in on Tuesday including that EC Valentina frag. Can't wait to see how it looks in person. I still have alot more to post on my ongoing update.
 
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Time for a few more

This is another no name that is starting to look nice.
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WWC After Party
WWC After Party 0131.jpg


These next few all got hit hard by the "incident" They lost a lot of tissue, and had to be fragged, but are recovering now.

RR Lady in Pink
RR Lady in Pink 0131.jpg



Uchin's Pacific Wave
Uchins Pacific Wave 0131.jpg


Pirates Reef Starfire
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