Euphyllia's BioCube 29 HQI

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  1. Euphyllia

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    The swap is on my third BARthday. :D
     
  2. Mr. Ugly

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    Haha. So it's your turn to be President of BAR :D
     
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    I second that motion.
     
  4. Euphyllia

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    I made a YouTube video that focuses on the corals I got at the swap. I picked up: "Slimer", "Bali Green Slimer", "Pretty Pretty Princess Zoas", and a "Palmer's Blue Mille". Afterwards, I ran over to Neptunes and picked up a frag of palys for $20. They are similar to Magicians.

    BioCube 29 HQI - New Corals

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    Awesome Palys from Neptune Aquatics
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    And grows acros better than me :p
     
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    Euphyllia,
    You get my vote for "Come back Member of the Year". Very nice tank.
     
  7. Euphyllia

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    Forgot to post my built-in fuge setup. I purchased a 60w lamp fixture from Home Depot and replaced the bulb with a 14w = 60w 5000k fluorescent bulb. I got enough chaeto to half-fill my built-in refugium.

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    Hopefully this will slow down the mild algae growth that I have, probably from overfeeding the clowns. The algae issue popped up when I added them. I've cut back to feeding a small portion every two or three days and I've ceased Oyster Feast dosing until nitrates/phosphates/etc. are at or near 0.

    Hopefully not too much. My tank is completely full of SPS and when the grow more than a few inches I'm going to need to buy new fragging tools. I assume that SPS don't play nicely with each other. More frags for BAR! :D

    Thanks. :)
     
  8. sfsuphysics

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    Pretty Pretty Princess Sparkle Zoas FTW!!!!
     
  9. Euphyllia

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    Water change photos...

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    IKR?! They're so sparkley! :bigsmile:
     
  10. Mr. Ugly

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    Aka Rose Nebulas (the "official" name).

    :D
     
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    I picked up some mille frags from Diablo Corals on Friday. They had really nice acro colonies but I barely have room for frags, so this is how it's going to be for a while. I removed them from their plugs and put them on some rubble, also from Diablo Corals.

    Frags in acclimation...

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    Blue/green...
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    Changed that in the original post. :)
     
  12. Euphyllia

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    Here are the milles in the tank today...

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    The blue/green one has red polyps that don't really show up with my camera. The lime green one is exactly the same as my Palmer's Blue Mille, just a different color. The blue one has tiny, short polyp tubes and the polyps are different from the green one.
     
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    the millis look good matt.....
     
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    Yup. Starting to see some polyp extension. Will get some more pictures of everything soon. :)
     
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    Found this guy in the tank...

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    Never shared this guy. Got him when he was brown, and over time he colored up green/purple. I even saw some blue at one point. Was forced to move him because the cap was blocking his light.

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    New location...

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    The tips on my A. awi turned purple! :O

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    My orange digi seems to be a Forest Fire Digi.

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    My tank w/ silver polyps bird turned red! The camera doesn't pick up the red very well. I kinda liked it better the other way to be honest, but it may not have been the happiest the other way.

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    Bonded with my picasso a bit by letting her nip at my hand. :D

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    picasso looks sweet, still one of my favorites
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    Got some zoas and a mille yesterday...

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    Haha, I used to use that exact same lamp on my Biocube 29.
     
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    How did it work out long term?
     

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