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Hello, Finally finding some time to get back to a friendly forum. I dont have many pics of my reef right now, I do have a couple recent coral pics, but the tank needs to be cleaned. maybe at the end of the week I can get some pics.

its a 29 gallon BioCube. with 4x 24w T5s, regular reflectors. :(

I am fighting issues, maybe there is somebody out there that can help. Some of this in the pic with my Ric-Rock

For now, here are some recent shots of a few inhabitants: Excuse some of the photography, photobucket distorts my pics:

From Yesterday 3-2-08.
My Ricordeas, I coined it the Ric-Rock


Here are some mushrooms that I finally found a name for. I had this one little tiny clear "purpleish" mushroom on my LR when I first started the tank, didnt think it would live very long, well, it did, slowly but surely, it got bigger, and bigger, then it gained some color, then some texture, it began eating as I fed, and now, 2 years later, I give you: The Atlantic "Crumb" Mushroom:



And from 2/23/09:
My Duncan - not a frag anymore - COLONY:



Finally, a frogspawn that I got for free, way back when its first little head was no larger than the size of a quarter, look at it now, I re-mounted its base, because the branch it was originally on broke, so its been cemented on its new base.
One of my favorite recent shots:



Overall stocking list used to be larger, the algae has taken and killed 2 full colonies of bright red micro zoas. still very depressed about this.

Currently have what is pictured above, a green monti, some random zoas, sm GSP frag, bubble shrooms, green center buttons, An ever fast growing colony of Blue snowflake anthelia polyps on the verge of taking over! thats pretty much it for right now, until I can rid my system of this nuisance.....
Other inhabitants include the normal CUC, nassarius, ceriths, and turbos, with some blue legs here and there. Fish include My wonderful Aurora Goby and his only other tank mate a Sunrise Dottyback.
 

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Hey, thanks everybody!

Wolf, I was surprised when I compared it to other pictures, you really cant see any of the rock at all.

I need to take some pics of this algae mess so maybe there is SOMEBODY that has had this issue, and can assist in the eradication.
 

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BEAUTIFUL! I love the ric rock!

I see my fav clean up crew member - the tuxedo urchin, he's sportin some lovely zoas ;)

Can you show me a shot of the t5's on this tank?! My son has one and I would love to be able to put t5's on it at some point... is it a fixture with the top still open or were you able to retro fit them into the original top?
The urchin is way cool. he just picked up those zoas too. After months of not taking any corals...

The T5s on here is just a Nova Extreme 24" fixture, it hangs over a bit, but doesnt look so bad, The corals enjoy it, Though it does NOT have parabolic individual reflectors, so if you get one, get the Pro, or Tek light, actually I was looking today there are quite a few now.....small wise for 24" fixtures....some 4 bulbs some 6. You asked, I produce:

29 cube, next to it, my 3g pico:

 

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OH, I forgot about all of that, I am sorry, How is he doing lately?

I am going to attempt the raising of the mag again, It seems that when I stopped it was because we moved, so I slacked back on w/c's and the mag testing and dosing....so this may work for me against this bryopsis.
 

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Finally, some new pictures, I have been slacking, BUT, I have found a sea hare to hopefully assist in the eradication of the bryopsis. I should be getting it tomorrow after work. Here are some pictures....

First up is the problem: A best I can get macro shot of this stuff and its roots.(cerith snail to the right.....)


And here, besides a small colony up top, here are the only zoas I have left after this stuff has smothered 2 colonies now......I keep it back as best as I can so they can survive.


And now the positive: A good picture of my shrimp....I have found an ID last year for it- Hawaiian Candy Cane Shrimp:


And a duncan macro...just playing with this little point and shoot digital my wife has.....It doesnt take bad pics at all.

 

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No, but I have visibly watched him graze, he was cruising and came upon a small patch of the B word, and grabbed a stalk of it, you could see the stalk shudder as it was ripped off the rock and he consumed it as he continued on. They dont eat very much as they cruise along, they just cover a lot of ground multiple times a day.
 
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