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Old 05/18/2017, 07:20 AM   #801
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Man were you drunk when you took those pics? haha

Seriously though, those are some of the worst pics I've seen you take. Tanks looking real good and seems things are going well.
No free coral for you whenever you come my way. LOL

New phone and was playing with some settings. I was not a fan of the pics EXCEPT for the sunset mille since this is one of first pics that the pinks and such came out in the picture showing close to what I see in real life.

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Loving the tank and everything you have done for it. What is the name of the coral in the 6th picture?
It is a type of fire red digi. The interesting thing with this one though is that the growth tips are blue and not the typical white on most fire reds. It has a particular name but I dont recall. I have it on a card at home so I can try to remember to look for it later.


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Old 05/19/2017, 09:22 PM   #802
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Hitchhiker nem...



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Old 05/24/2017, 06:28 PM   #803
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Added this guy tonight...

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Old 05/24/2017, 08:31 PM   #804
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Very nice....what kind is it and how big?


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Old 05/24/2017, 08:32 PM   #805
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Crocea clam. Its about 3.5 inches long

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Old 05/25/2017, 08:13 AM   #806
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Sweet! I was just looking for one of those this morning. Clam prices are threw the ceiling right now. Where did you get it at? Did you place it on the sand bed or rock?


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Old 05/25/2017, 08:22 AM   #807
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I got it from lfs. Its on the sand bed right now but will likely put onto a rock with acans around it for serious color pop

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Old 06/04/2017, 05:48 PM   #808
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Reef of the month!

Congrats my friend, well deserved.


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Old 06/04/2017, 06:49 PM   #809
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Woohoo congrats on RTOM!

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Old 06/05/2017, 05:41 AM   #810
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Congrats on ROTM! Well deserved!!!


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Old 06/06/2017, 10:07 AM   #811
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Thanks guys. Picking up a coral or 2 tomorrow to celebrate. LOL


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Old 06/06/2017, 10:15 AM   #812
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How's the clam doing? Have you moved it up in the middle of the tank?


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Old 06/06/2017, 10:19 AM   #813
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How's the clam doing? Have you moved it up in the middle of the tank?
Its doing well. I have yet to move it as I have been away for the past 2 weekends. Literally been home for 3 days of the last 17 or so. Lots o webcam viewing of the tank though and using the apex to ensure my ATO stays filled (have 2 5 gallon buckets with MJ1200 pumps in them hooked up to apex to pump in water to ATO bin as needed)

I will likely move the clam onto a rock this week about 1/3 of the way up the tank. Not sure I want to go any higher as that gets into my SPS realm and the clam is the wifes selection so not totally a priority of mine. HA HA


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Old 06/13/2017, 01:59 PM   #814
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Hey Soul,

I just watched episode 12 this afternoon. I appreciated your discussion on your skimmer. Knowing you have a bunch of fish in the tank and it's handling the bioload well is good information. I think I'm going to at least start my tank with the same skimmer at this point.

What water height are you set at for the skimmer?

I'm looking at 3 different sumps at this point (Windrider, R-300 EShopps, or a Trigger Systems Emerald) for my future sca 150 gal. They all have their plus and minuses, but at least the windrider has a set water height as the baffle isn't adjustable.


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Old 06/15/2017, 08:37 AM   #815
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I believe I have the skimmer currently at around 8 inches of water but I can measure later tonight.

If you are looking for sumps know that Trigger will customize them for you basically for free should you want other things done. I had additional holes, changed colors, moved walls, and made mine slightly longer all for same price as a stock emerald 39. It took an additional 2 weeks or so to get to me but it was worth it.

My next sump though when I move will likely be a BAO or 302 Aquatics custom sump with a matching refugium. Then I can have heater holders, inserts for all my various tubes, wire management, matching reactors, redesigned sock area, and more.


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Old 06/19/2017, 12:47 PM   #816
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I believe I have the skimmer currently at around 8 inches of water but I can measure later tonight.

If you are looking for sumps know that Trigger will customize them for you basically for free should you want other things done. I had additional holes, changed colors, moved walls, and made mine slightly longer all for same price as a stock emerald 39. It took an additional 2 weeks or so to get to me but it was worth it.

My next sump though when I move will likely be a BAO or 302 Aquatics custom sump with a matching refugium. Then I can have heater holders, inserts for all my various tubes, wire management, matching reactors, redesigned sock area, and more.
Thanks Soul. By the way, my apologies. I originally watched your video a while back and saw a "CJ Aquariums" had replied, and at some point I checked his stuff out. I got confused on whose was what. So if I confused you on "episode 12" that's entirely where it came from.


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Old 06/19/2017, 12:51 PM   #817
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no worries. I do need to update and start posting my other videos. I have a few others I actually went through the trouble to start editing but never posted.


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So my clam decided to move on from this life. I had moved him up onto a rock slightly in the tank before going away for a weekend (bad idea to make changes) and when we came home he was pretty receeded in his shell. I moved him back and fed him but over course of next 3 days he regressed more and more till I finally pulled him.

I am not sure if my lack of maintenance the past month impacted things but everything tested ok. I have removed socks (found a pep shrimp living in my one mesh sock so win...), changed carbon in reactor and turned back on as it was off, cleaned skimmer cup, trimmed macro in fuge, and vacced out the sludge that has settled in the sump. All glass has been cleaned so now I wait.

It is also almost August so new T5 bulbs will be needed then. While I like my setup I think I will change one actinic to blue plus since I now have the actinic reef brites...


More to come tomorrow as it is reefapalooza time so I am sure I will have some additions....


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