Tank Journal(s) - 40b17g. 10/2 Pics

Discussion in 'Tank Journals' started by iCon, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    Pretty sure rolling bucket is not what you want to do...Double Chaco your teamst kit against another? I'll use my salutary kit if you come to me
  2. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Note for me I guess - Something spawned this week. Not sure what it was but I grabbed a frag for someone, scooped up water for the frag and low and behold, there was a little fry in the deli cup! I'm pretty sure it's an anthia fry because the only other pair in that tank are osci clowns. The fry was much thinner and had smaller eyes than clown fry I've seen and I didn't see a batch of eggs anywhere near the clowns.

    Will have to do some research when there's time for it

    Neato! :D
  3. LeviT

    LeviT Guest

    Hope we have a DBTC fish addition coming :) Nice tank too BTW.
  4. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    Appreciate the tank tour pics, so thought I'd share a few from today. Haven't uploaded fish pics in a while, so here we go! Few notes...No edits (-cropping 1 or 2), 100L/60d. Out of about 300 shots over maybe 2 hours, maybe 40-50 acceptable photos. Anyone know how to get rid of the annoying bubbles in the water column? They showed up in some pics but not all...Rather irritating. =

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    Trusty PT
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    Red Chalice
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    Season's Greetings
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    JMT. Used the force to bring this one back from the brink
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  5. gimmito

    gimmito Guest

    Saaaweet pics C...much better than my iPhone pics. :D
  6. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    On an update tear here so why stop...

    Added one of these to my tank: http://www.saltysupply.com/Sea-Side-Aquatics-Magnetic-Probe-Holder-p/ssa1119.htm
    Best purchase I've made in a long time. Bought this with some expensive LEDs and this was the highlight of the day by far. :D

    Tanks are chugging along fine.
    40B is packed with corals. Zero room on the sand. Things are stinging each other like crazy. Acan echinatas are the meanest corals out there IMO...Stung/killed montis, war corals, favias and even tried to eat some rainbow palys.
  7. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Dang, crazy about the acans but as much as how pretty they are, I'm probably going to stay away from them as much as possible. And if (when) I do give in, I'll make sure there's plenty of space around them in my 40B.
  8. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    I haven't updated in a while and in short, I can't upgrade soon enough. Corals are continuously stinging each other and something has been eating my corals. Every now and then, I'll find a frag of zoos or a monti pulled all the way into a rock crevice. Recently, one of my large chalices had about 4" of its flesh stripped from the skeleton. I camped out tonight and found what I believe is the beginning of a monster...

    Pic attached. The portion exposed in the picture was probably 2" long.

    1AM update.. Pulled out a 12" eunicid. A baby, yes, but still creepy nonetheless. Pulled out the rock it was hiding in and disturbed the sand bed quite a bit. Corals were pissed. Little scared about an ammonia/nitrate spike. Hoping this doesn't turn out to be a case of winning the battle but losing the war. =

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  9. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

  10. Kensington Reefer

    Kensington Reefer Supporting Member

    Creepy crawly!
  11. 650-IS350

    650-IS350 Supporting Member

    12" eunicid Glad you found it and got it out before it got any bigger and become a terror in your tank for corals and other inhabitants.
  12. iCon

    iCon Supporting Member

    So we log the good and the bad...

    Looks like the migration over to the new site caused my tank to crash. First fish died Monday... Total loss as of yesterday.

    First crash I've experienced in over 6 years so I can be thankful for that. Biggest loss was a pair of Ocellaris - Those being the first saltwater fish I purchased... :( I'll save the laundry list of others but a couple of rarer specimens were in the mix.

    To sum it up: You will occasionally get burned when playing with fire.
    First leg is out the door...
  13. denzil

    denzil Webmaster

    Sorry to hear. :(

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