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Thank you so much!! I appreciate it!

I definitely had a general idea of what kind of scape I wanted for the tank, but I wound up ordering the dry rock online, so I wasn’t sure what exactly I would be working with. It wound up coming out ten times better than I would have ever expected though!!
 

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Looking good! Glad everyone is behaving so far
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Ricordeas are definitely on my want list!!!!
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I’ve been afraid to add them for a while because my first try at shrooms over a year ago went very poorly. I saw them today and figured, why not, they are too good looking!
 

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Love my ricordea and looks very similar to yours did we just becime ricordea brothers lol....
 

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I’ve been afraid to add them for a while because my first try at shrooms over a year ago went very poorly. I saw them today and figured, why not, they are too good looking!
You got this!
 

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I’ve been afraid to add them for a while because my first try at shrooms over a year ago went very poorly. I saw them today and figured, why not, they are too good looking!
They are very nicely colored. I currently have issues with zoa.
 
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They are very nicely colored. I currently have issues with zoa.
It really sucks when the ones that are supposed to be super easy give lots of trouble.
Hope the issue fixes itself!
 
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Update: Only slightly over a week later, the algae grew back and smothered everything, likely due to the crazy high phosphates in my tank. I bought phosphate remover for my filter, and will monitor the parameters. Hopefully they go down and I can get algae under control.
Luxo is back to being a bully, but hasn’t done anything awful yet. She defends her torch coral with her life, and bites my hand a lot! During today’s water change, I actually had to remove her because she was preventing me from cleaning anything!
I may have to put a divider up in the QT tank. The orange spot blenny has become rather territorial towards the tankmates, and is really going after the kamohara blenny.
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I actually just fed my ricordia today and man was it super happy after (used benepets) have you spot fed your ricordias yet? How did they react?
I spot fed my ricordias for the first time on Sunday with reefroids. They seemed to react very well, opening up more and looking much more colorful and expanded!
 
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