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I've mostly beat my dino issue and my frags are coming around. I thought I'd post some pics so I can look back at these in six months and say, "wow, these have grown a lot!" This isn't my best (or even good) camera work, but here we go:

Here's a blue tort from a friend. It was crazy blue in his tank, browned out in mine, and is now showing some blue again.
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This is CRT (Coralreeftank) Lemon King. High hopes for this one, but doesn't look like much yet:
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BC Dragonfly. The dinos loved to stick to this one. It lost its yellow, but is coming back:
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Foxfire
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FHC (Fraghouse Corals) Rainbow Loom. High hopes for this one too.
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No Namer from CRT. Looks like Pinky The Bear, but with yellow tips!
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BC Kenberry. I got a pack from Adam and this was the smallest frag in the bunch. Thought I was going to lose it to Dinos. Doing well though.
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BC Nilbog Resident. Completely browned out but is showing some color again.
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No Namer from a local buddy. Looks dope in his tank.
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This is a half frag of BC Schizo Sunset. It was doing really well....until yesterday when I can only suspect that one of by triggers broke it.
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More to come tomorrow.
 
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A few more new ones. Keep in mind that these are all colored down due to my recent dino issue and keeping my lights turned down because of it.

Another no-namer from CRT. No idea what this will look like when colored up.....and that's exciting.....or not.
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FHC Golden Rainbow
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BC Glowstick- This is one I used to have, gave to a friend, and he cut me a frag.
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BC Reef Ready Grape Juice.
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Inland Tropical Punch - Pretty excited for this one to take off. Lots of different colored polyps.
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Mossball Milli - Just kidding, this is a no-namer from CRT.
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PC Rainbow - Pure green. Again, one I gave to a friend...and he resupplied me after my crash.
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CRT Peachy Delight. This think is dope. I got a two-piece frag from CRT and the dinos got one piece of it. The other is super bright and it seems to be growing fairly well.
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TGC (Two Guys) Pearly Gates- This looked dope when I got it....then it greened out, but it's growing nicely.
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And....Most of the rest:


Pinky The Bear - Again, given to a friend...and given back to me.
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CRT Purple Haze
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Shades of Fall - This browned out all the way, but it'd coloring up rapidly.
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CRT Star Killer- Looked dope in his tank.....not as much in mine. High hopes though.
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TGC Pink Cadillac - Not doin' too much
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Vivid's Rainbow - Another one of my old pieced given back to me. For those familiar with this....it's a tough one to color up.
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WD Nub
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BC Xmas- Used to have this and re-bought it from Adam because I loved it. It will get really red with glowing yellow
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RR Event Horizon
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My buddy has a colony of the Merlin’s that’s bigger than any I’ve seen in person or online. It’s gotta be six inches across or more. This frag/chunk didn’t even dent it.
The Merlin's is a beautiful coral. I am not sure if you seen my pic but I bought this unnamed coral from WWC that looks just like it in my opinion.
 
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A couple more new ones. Again, beat up from mounting and yet to color up. This is just to track growth over time. I promise I'll take better photos going forward.


RR Poison Ivy - Pretty beat up
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RC Arabiatta Mili
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No Name Sunset
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CRT - Red Unknown. I have a feeling this one was sold by me. Sold to by friend by that person.....and sold back to me!
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Tubbs Mystic Blue
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BC Spainbow
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Aquaman
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Route 66 Merlin's Staff
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Bubble Gum
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Lepto
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TGC Pink Cadilac
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Inland Tropical Punch
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UC Bali Shortcake
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CRT Peachy Delight
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Yes, the dino problems seems to be gone. My only lingering issue is that my nutrients are a little high, so I’m growing a little algae on my sandbed and rocks. I’ve not had any algae-eating Fish until last weekend when I bought a yellow tank. I’m also doing a ten gallon water change every other day or so just so I can vacuum my sandbed.
 
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New guy. This is the first time in many years that I've thrown a fish in with out QT'ing. Yes, I know better, but with a new baby, I just cant set up a QT. I saw him flashing a bit and that scares me, but he's eating and looks good.....we'll see.

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Oh, and the Merlin Staff is killing it! More coral shots coming soon. Things are still frags, but I'm getting great colors under the Orpheks. I'm probably going to add Orphek's 60" strip (Sky Blue) when it comes out.
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I’ve been running a red/blue grow light over my fuge and I pulled a ton of algae out tonight. I’ve got chaeto, dragons’s breath, some hair algae stuff that is super soft and fern-like, and some coarser sea-weed like algae.

My chaeto has not grown at all from what i can tell, my dragon’s breath seems to be growing slowly, but the other two naturally-occurring algae’s are growing grow like crazy. My nitrates and PO4 are both low, so this must be an effective export of nutrients.

 
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