99sf's 150-Gallon Upgrade

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  1. anathema

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    Nice shots, I want to see the red fungia though!

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  2. Raddogz

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    Just looking at the pics again the scroll coral has a cool 3d effect
     
  3. 99sf

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    Eileen, glad I'm not the only one who has had problems with roving yumas.
    Rusty, will try to get a photo of the damaged reddish/pink fungia frag. I am afraid that the yuma encroached on the mouth.
    Mario, that's great news about the nano stand!!!!!
     
  4. houser

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    I think it would be a crime to cut the turbinaria to be honest. I'm not going to lie if you chop it I'll take a frag, but perhaps let it get huge?
     
  5. Mr. Ugly

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    I had a yuma nuke a chunk out of a lobo before.
     
  6. 99sf

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    Updated photos (before the swap):
    The giant anemone finally shows signs of splitting (short tentacles coming through the mouth area). Is it fair to call this a green BTA with orange tips?
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    Grow, frags, grow! Helps that I replaced the bulbs through the AC group buy... noticing better growth with Ushio 20K plus.
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    Showing 2 of my 3 my DBTC corals: green goni from Cookie Jar, war-like coral from Screebo. The purple cap from Orion is the third DBTC in my possession. Also showing the recovering reddish/ pink plate coral frag. Large cleaner shrimp is from Neptune, courtesy of my sister's gift card.
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  7. anathema

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    Ooh nice pic of the plate finally. :) I like it!

    He's so fluffy I'm gonna die!

    Nice BTA too, I like the green with orange tips.
     
  8. Raddogz

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    I like the color of the anemone. I hope it splits.

    The plate is crazy
     
  9. jellygeee

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    Great growth on the frags and nice tank =)
     
  10. 99sf

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    Ouch! When re-arranging the frag rack at the back of the tank two nights ago, my arm briefly touched the 250W DE pendant's glass shield. Sizzling sound, instant pain. Now I have peeling skin :((
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  11. 99sf

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    Unfortunately, the beautiful red plate frag did not survive an encounter with a green yuma that attached under the frag. |(
     
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    Ouch !!! been there; Got some Aloe sunburn gel? has topical anesthetics to help with the pain.
     
  13. 99sf

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    The anemone split once, and is getting ready to split again.
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    Donut coral after getting target fed:
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    Sunset monti is really expanding:
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    Cloves from Aquatic Central:
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    Acan frags (I really need to learn how to properly use the camera):
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  14. jugato

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    Tank is looking really good. I'm envious of your anemones. I had planned on getting one for my tank but I've decide that there just isn't room unless I'm going to remove most of the corals I have. Also, your sunset monti looks great. Mine has been growing, but rather slowly.
     
  15. jellygeee

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    Keep an eye out for the anemone when it splits. It will move around looking for new space.
     
  16. yardartist

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    The teal and purple curling in front of the sunset is very nice too.
     
  17. screebo

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    Very nice, Christina. Your tank looks GREAT. Watch that Sunset Monti.........it will encrust and encrust and encrust. I love it and let it just "have it's way" in my tank. :cool:
     
  18. 99sf

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    Thank you Justin, Richard & John. Like John, I've decided to let the sunset monti go wild. I remember when I first began a reef tank three years ago that sunset monti was a very rare, expensive coral. Due to the success of captive prop., it's now common and not expensive!

    Richard, please let me know if you'd like a frag of the acro in front of the sunset. I think it's a tri-color valida, but it looks different from the larger colony that I have to the right.

    Justin & Jelly, you are right about the anemone moving during splitting and needing space away from the corals. I frequently have to move the corals on the right half of the tank out of the path of the anemone's reach. But the anemone is worth the hassle!
     

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