Diver's Paradise: Take Two!

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

  1. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    The photos on the previous page show all the different rocks pretty well too. Always good to get an idea of how the rocks will look. :)
     
  2. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    View from my couch :)
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  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Guest

    Beautiful! Love your setup!

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  4. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thank you! :)
     
  5. Kmooresf

    Kmooresf Supporting Member

    Woo Hoo!! Looks AWESOME!!
     
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  6. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thank you!

    I'm hoping it will look even more amazing in a few days. I've got a friend sending me a box of 4 different BTA colorations and 2 hammer coral frags plus some rainbow palys and a baby grafted mushroom. The 4 BTA's are going to all be placed on the center island that is empty. The plan is to have that be just one big blob of BTA's for the clowns I will be getting from Erin in a few weeks. Then the 2 new hammer frags will be going in the empty space up on top of the right hand island.
     
  7. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Alright, so I did a water change on the tank tonight. Its been a couple weeks and the tank still looks great, so I think the extra filtration is really doing its job! Anyways, I did a 7 gallon water change, replaced the carbon and GFO in the reactor, scraped the glass, and changed the filter sock.

    I tested my parameters before the water change and here's what I got:
    Alk: 9.5 dKH
    Ca: 310 ppm
    Mg: 1440 ppm

    The alk is perfect, so it looks like I've got the dosing pump all dialed in now. I have it adding 3.3 mL twice a day. Once at midnight and once at noon. Mg is also great, but it looks like I'm going to have to start dosing Ca by hand in between water changes. I haven't been dosing any Ca at all, but I should be able to just hand dose some every couple days to keep it in range.

    General update, all the corals are doing amazing even with how new this tank is. I'm seeing a ton of growth on my derasa clam recently and the elegance has also noticeably grown. I think the elegance is trying to take over the tank! And to think I was worried it wouldn't do well! [​IMG] Everything else is super puffy and happy, and everything has recovered their color. A lot of the corals lost color after the crash and its taken a while to get them super vibrant again. I've been feeding Marine Snow and Coral Frenzy for the corals as well as spot feeding mysis to the LPS and nems every couple days.

    The fish are also doing amazing. All 5 fish are out and about all day and they had learned the new feeding schedule, so they're always waiting at feeding time, begging for food. I'm now feeding mysis shrimp twice a day, once when I get home from work and once right before lights out. I'm going to pick up my new pair of clowns in the middle of May from Erin. A friend on Nano-Reef is being awesome and sending me a box of BTA's this week, so I'll get those all settled in and have them ready for the clowns. Hopefully the clowns figure out to host them quickly.
     
  8. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Giddy up!
     
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  9. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Alright its photo time!!! I got a box of goodies from a friend in New Mexico yesterday. He sent me 4 different color BTA's, 3 different hammers, a rafted mushroom, and some nice zoas and palys. I was so thrilled that everything was happy and healthy straight out of the shipping box.

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    New BTAs! One of them got walked over by another one and retracted, so I didn't take photos of it, but its slowly puffing back up now. So here are the 3 that are big and puffy right now.
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    New hammers!
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    Zoas/Palys and grafted mushroom
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    Euphyllia Land
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    Rock Flower Anemones
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    Elegance
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    And to show off my friend's mad shipping skills, here are the anemones in their bags right when I pulled them out of the shipping box. I can't get over how unstressed they were.
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    And finally for the Lily fan club [​IMG]
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  10. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    And a new video!
     
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  11. bondolo

    bondolo Supporting Member

    Who needs a television when you can have that?
     
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  12. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    More tanks...more channels
     
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  13. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    :) Exactly! Granted, I do still have a TV haha!
     
  14. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    I guess I only have 2 channels then. You must have the premium cable package over at your place, ha!
     
  15. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Everything looks great, Felicia!
     
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  16. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thanks, Denzil!
     
  17. aqua-nut

    aqua-nut Supporting Member

    Very nice. Took me a while to get why you had abandoned CW music!

    May the fourth be with you, too. (yes I do watch 'Big Bang Theory') :)
     
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  18. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Man you got a regular anemone smorgasbord going on there!
     
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  19. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    I hope those nems agree with where you want them to stay and not go walking around the tank!
     
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  20. FeliciaLynn

    FeliciaLynn Supporting Member

    Thanks! Yeah, I'll go back to the country music for my next video. I had to recognize May the Fourth though! :)
     

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