The Garden -- Rakies shallow SPS cube

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  1. GoVols

    GoVols VFL R2R Supporter MTRCMember R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    lol!!!
    Their great!!!
    You just got a little OCD going on, but (lol)... I'm the last one to talk to about that problem ;Wacky

    Rakie,
    Hitting the hay and hope you have a great night.
     

  2. Rakie

    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    lol, thanks buddy. I definitely fall prey to OCD on occasion.
     
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    mdbannister Ahh...the Reef Life Staff Member Team R2R R2R Excellence Award Partner Member 2018 SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor Article Contributor

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    Really? I thought that was pretty accurate... :confused:o_O;Muted
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Individual pictures are accurate, but the FTS never looks right.
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Well, I'm proud of my little leopard wrasse. He's finally figured out I'm the food monster, and he has learned that mysis are indeed delicious. It took him 4 days of solid hiding, 2 days of playing peek a boo, and 3 more days of nibbling at and spitting out mysis and brine... But after all this time, he's now out most of the day, and today finally produced a poop.

    I've never been more proud of a fish for pooping. Now I know he's eating enough to poop, I think he's gonna be good.

    And that anthias is nowhere near cryptic, he's out constantly. So is the yellow assessor now that I think about it... Cryptic stuff doesn't stay cryptic for long in my tank.
     
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    The unthinkable has been done. At least 2/3 of it.

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    Lunate getting Maley
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    Anthias alive and poopin
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    Something I got from Daniel
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    Aussie tabling acro
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    Acany thing
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    A non stick for once

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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    So got a few goodies this weekend at RAP.

    The non wild goods I got from Daniel (no pix, too small)
    - WWC Black Widow
    - Tyree Pinky the Bear
    - Tierra Del Fuego
    - Home Invasion
    - IDK Text Me
    - And one dead Gender Predictor :'(

    As for the Wild Goods, I ended up with these guys.
    - Wild SPS Colony
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    - Big Favia
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    - Big Acan colony
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    These last guys need some time to color up. Maybe they'll turn into gems given time.. We shall see !
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    So lame word-based update.

    - ATI Essentials --> Awesome, I love it.

    ATI Essentials has made a fairly good impact already. The few pouty corals I have got with the program, one or two went from no PE ever to great PE. Had a non growing frag start taking off, and a few frags that were suffering from color issues due to my previous dinos start coloring up. New growth is going well, and surprisingly I'm seeing a shift in growth patterns. A few of my corals just grew and singular sticks, which I found really odd. Coincidentally, they began growing a ton of new arms once I switched to two part.

    Growth is ramping up, colors are coming in better, PE is better. I rescued an Ultimate Orange Passion from an abusive reefer (@CoralNerd)

    All in all, things are going quite well.
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    So here's a non-lame photo update. Because corals.

    PC Superman Growing quite a bit each week.
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    Front right section of the tank
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    Right Frag Rack frontal view
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    Right Frag Rack right view
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    Left Frag Rack frontal view
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    The whole tank
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    This was my first time trying to take pictures with my iPad. I actually had to turn down the saturation on some pics, the ipad seems to really show off the pop in everything, but makes reds a lil suspect.
     
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    Looks like things are starting to take off!
     
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    Yep, after a long lazy break they're finally back to growing. Everything is growing, some faster than others but nothing is stalling. Color is developing well too. It'll take a lil more time on the color to get where it was, but everything looks positive
     
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    30 days growth

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    Looks like one of the tips is growing in a spiral, looks cool.
     
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    Beautiful frags, excited to watch the growth.
     
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    Thats some awesome growth for such a short period of time !!
     
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    Rakie Federal Coral Reserve R2R Supporter SCMAS Member Build Thread Contributor

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    Just a couple pics. At least once a week I try and sharpen my photography skills, and I use my tank... May as well put it up here.

    Pink lemonade
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    Fox Flame
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    Front Right Side
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    Wild "Gold" Milli (Like the heel on a loaf of bread, lol)
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    Wild pink encruster
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    BeachBum
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    Something that just started growing...
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    MDR Rainbow Fail
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    Vivid Rainbow
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    Tierra Del Fuego
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    Tyree Pinky the Bear
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    A Non-Coral LPS thing
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    My typical view
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    And a couple top-down shots I forgot

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    Tagging :)
     
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    Great-looking photos, bro!
     
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