Diver's Paradise: Take Two!

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by FeliciaLynn, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Ha! That requires having my phone near my tank when I'm working on the tank. I prefer to keep my phone far away from the salt water and my wet hands. Powerstrip switches are way easier and cheaper! With my Amazon points, I only paid a dollar something for that powerstrip :)
     
  2. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thank you so much, Geneva! I'm really liking how the tank is coming along since I re-did it. Luckily the leopard wrasse is still doing great. She eats frozen mysis like a pig! And yes, I am very hooked on Game of Thrones! I read the books years ago and of course had to get into the show.
     
  3. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I ordered some rock flower anemones last week that arrived today. Here are the vendors photos that I saw when I bought them:

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    Here they are right after arriving. They're just under my regular room lighting and I have them laid out on the styrofoam to get them to expel their shipping water before adding them to the tank.

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    Lily was keeping a close eye on them to make sure they didn't get up to any mischief [​IMG]
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    I'll post photos of them in the tank later once their all settled and open.
     
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  4. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    Those flower nems from VIP Reef? Looks strangely familiar.
     
  5. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Yep, they're from VIP Reefs. Have you ordered from them before?
     
  6. tr1gger

    tr1gger Keyboard Cowboy

    I have not. I peruse a lot of coral sites ;)
     
  7. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Ah! Well I recommend them based on this one order. A bunch of people on Nano-Reef have been ordering rock flower nems from VIP, so I decided I'd get some since they seem to have the nicest colored ones available. They arrived healthy and they're true to the photos. Also, they're very good sized!
     
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  8. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Check out my new tiny leopard wrasse eating mysis. I even bought extra small mysis for her, but they're still a bit big for her mouth. I've offered her copepods and daphnia, and while she'll eat a few of those, she goes bonkers for mysis. She just sucks them in and spits them out a few times until she gets them broken down to a manageable size. Ha!
     
  9. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Nice vid, beautiful fish and cool song! :)
     
  10. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Lily is seriously too cute! I have never seen rock flower nem's before - wow! Are your clams sitting directly on the sand? Do they naturally stand up towards the light or do they ever tilt over? (I had a clam that lasted only 2 months so was just wondering....)
     
  11. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thanks! I love country music, hence the song. Also its about fishing, haha!
     
  12. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Lily is hilarious with her need to inspect all packages that arrive. She's a funny little thing :) Unfortunately, really nice colorful rock flower anemones like that aren't cheap, but they're very cool and hardy. I paid $200 including shipping for that set of 3 rock flower anemones.

    Yeah, all 3 clams are sitting on the sand. Everytime I put them on the rocks, they jump off so I gave up. The derasa attached its foot down through the sand to the bottom glass of the tank within hours of me moving it into the tank. The other two, I buried frag discs under so that they could attach to those if they wanted. Neither has attached their foot, but they seem to be doing well. I know like nothing about clams, but so far so good. I've had my maxima for like 8 months now and the squamosa for about 6 months. The derasa is the newest one that I got less than 2 months ago. The maxima and squamosa do tilt over sometimes but I typically pick them back up when they do that. I think they kind of fall over when they open and close because they're feet aren't attached. The derasa is firmly attached though and never falls over. It seems super happy in its spot.
     
  13. Devon

    Devon Guest

    Love the fish! The leopard wrasse is one of my all time favorites.
     
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  14. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thanks! That leopard wrasse was definitely an impulse buy, but now I am so attached to that fish. I'd never seen one in person so I didn't realize how awesome they are. If you're looking for a healthy one that eats frozen, mine came from Baja Reef and they had like 10 in stock when I got mine last weekend. Only $20 :)
     
  15. Devon

    Devon Guest

    Awesome thanks!
     
  16. Geneva

    Geneva Supporting Member

    Seeing and reading about your clams has inspired me to try one more time so purchased one of them from Aquatic Collections - will update my journal with a picture! Thanks!
     
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  17. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    What kind did you get? 2 of my 3 clams came from Aquatic Collection, so good choice getting one from them. They definitely sell some nice healthy ones. I'll have to go check out your journal. Good luck with the new clam!
     
  18. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Out of curiosity, which rock pieces in the video are your florida rocks?
     
  19. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    All of the rock in there is from KP Aquatics in Florida.
     
  20. tygunn

    tygunn Webmaster

    Awesome. Gives me an idea of what to expect.

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