TikiBird's first SW tank (BioCube 29)

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  1. Katrina71

    Katrina71 Well-Known Member R2R Supporter R2R Excellence Award

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    I'm sorry for your losses:( we have been in the same boat. I think it makes it worse because your child was upset and we can't fix everything. I'm the same with mine.
     
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    We lost Finelli our betta a few months ago too.
     
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    It happens. Sorry for your losses.
    Good to see you update without me having to ask for one=p
     
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    Aw, that sucks. I'm sorry. Those little ones have such great personalities.
     
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    Thought I should update my tank thread! My urchin sadly died. Poor guy. He was my favorite.

    I just acquired two new corals yesterday, though. One is a toadstool leather and one is a mushroom. The only other coral in the tank now are green star polyps, so this is a big addition!

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    One of the mushroom polyps keeps lifting its underside up off of its rock. Is it OK? Did it get damaged somehow? Can I help it?
     
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    More pics! The toadstool looks happy again (or at least happier). I just noticed this weird shape in its side--looks like a big chunk taken out. Any ideas what's up with that?

    Also any ideas what's up with the underside of one of the green mushrooms? It's been folded up like that since we got it.... [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
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    Looking good. Its a normal thing. No worries!
     
  8. Katrina71

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    Pretty tank!
     
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    Tank is looking good! Do you have a picture of the side of your toadstool?
     
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    Thanks @Dsnakes! I just took these ones. The toadstool is kind of in a weird position to photograph in the tank bc there's a wall next to the tank on that side. I stuck my phone out and hoped for the best.

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    Beautiful pics!
     
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    Thanks @cameronh! So you know how you said months ago that getting too much light from the giant window next to the tank was causing my algae issues? Well after @saltyfilmfolks helped me with cleaning up the algae, it didn't come back (much) after I got the dang window covered! Go figure. Lol
     
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    Thank you @Katrina71! My naughty snails are still going at it btw. Lol!
     
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    I started to post you about my stomatela...DO NOT let them watch cable!
     
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    Hey Ms Tiki! Tanks looking great!

    I get dropped on the updates from time to time.

    The toad stools are sweet!
     
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    Thanks, Salty!! I wouldn't have known where to start with removing all that hair algae without your help!
     
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    Loving this thread Tiki, I too just started a 29g biocube, it's been up set up just over 2 weeks now. I've gotten a lot of good info and advice reading through this. Looking forward to updates!
     
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    OMG
     
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    Always a pleasure. Sorry about the urchin. We lost ours not long ago too.
     
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    Ok guys so uhh are the mushrooms supposed to move around?? Are they somehow moving of their own accord or did this one on the bottom fall off? [​IMG]
     
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