Softies, they're everywhere!

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  1. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    The past 5 Months, my tank has gone through a crazy rollercoaster. First let me start from the beginning. My first tank was bought at my local petsmart, a 65g tank.

    At first i wanted to make a really cool planted tank, but with a couple of youtube videos and researching on R2R, I now have a little piece of the ocean!

    My equipment list:
    Tank:

    Aqueon 65g Tank & Stand
    Filtration & Sump Area:
    Trigger System Crystal Sump 30
    EShopps PF-300 Overflow
    Innovative Marine Ghost Skimmer Full Size
    Reef Octopus Varios-2 Controllable DC Pump
    BRS Carbon and GFO Dual Reactor
    Lighting:
    Two AquaMars 150W LED's
    Kessil H80 Fuge Light
    Heater:
    Eheim Jager 300w
    Powerheads:
    Jebao RW-8
    Jebao CP-120
    Dosing Pump: (which i will never use again)
    Jebao DP-4

    A couple weeks ago, this is what my tank looked like, I had started reviving some coral that i saw were dying and got at a discounted price of "Free.99".

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    After my dosing pump has malfunctioned, causing my tank to go over 900+ calcium everything mostly died by the time i had gotten home.

    This is what was left, and am currently trying to revive.

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    I began to lose faith in the hobby, but after snapping out of it and watching a bunch of reef videos, i had come across MikeC Softie Reef Tank. With the help of a couple of fellow R2R members, i am now inspired to not give up.

    I posted on the Wanted to buy section for some softies, and well a guy who was only 40 mins away had some softies he was willing to sell.

    I had driven up to the location of this guy and bought myself what i think will now be my main focus. Here is my tank today after buying some softies.

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  2. sfin52

    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    Looking good. You just wanted an excuse to start a softies tank didn't you.
     
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    hdsoftail1065 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Partner Member 2019 Build Thread Contributor Hospitality Award

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    Looks great! I'm glad you didn't loose faith and stuck with it!!!
     
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  4. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    well, you see i may have just been a little drunk and spilled some jameson in the tank... :p
     
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    Dosing is dosing
     
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  6. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Yes it is, us humans love to dose
     
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    Fudsey Jack of all trades R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Reef Squad Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor NHFS Member

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    Following along :)
     
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    sfin52 Valuable Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award Build Thread Contributor

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    I guess I'm not a human I'm the borg. I dose if I remember.
     
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    I only dose myself.
     
  10. Scurvy

    Scurvy Pirate Reefer R2R Supporter Partner Member 2019 Reef Tank 365 Build Thread Contributor

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    Nice! Love the Butterflies! It must affect coral choices though correct?
     
  11. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    HA SAME
     
  12. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    Sadly it does, however most my butterflies dont attack the leathers polyps, but if i were to add a frogspawn, which i did last week, it will get devoured. As for all other softies, im not sure yet, they picked at my xenia a little bit and in order for me to reduce the risk of the completely killing the xenia i have to feed twice to three times a day.

    So far the threadfin is the only one who picks at anything, the CB is very relaxed and picks at rocks or eats mysis. Ive gotten the threadfin to ignore the torch, so ill most likely have to do the same with the xenia.
     
  13. Scurvy

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    Progress is progress I suppose... They beautiful fish. Ive only ever had a copperbamd and he died after 3 days of me getting him. So pretty!
     
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    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    If it ever does happen, would anyone ever be interested in trade for a polyp picking threadfin?
     
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    I'd take the bad fishy if my tank was big enough. I have the murdering decorator already.
     
  16. Musovski

    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    well it is small right now... no one needs to know LOL
     
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    They will know...
     
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    Musovski Tangs, Clowns, Butterflies & Softies! R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Hudson Valley Reef Keepers

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    oh well
     
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    we always know
     
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    I'd let it eat the xenia.... stuff is very hard to get rid of and spreads like wild fire
     
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