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Ryan Darilek
06/21/2017, 11:58 PM
Here's a picture of the progress at week 7 of my BC32. Still have stock filtration, but did make the jump on the lighting and got Steve's LED's retrofit kit (14k) and am very happy so far (still acclimating the corals and am at only 35%). This is an expensive *** hobby, but I love it!! :) https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/e3c64aa617c464919c3bea17e1565060.jpg

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:02 AM
Very nice 😍...love that flame angel

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 12:14 AM
Very nice 😍...love that flame angel

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Thanks man! He's definitely got the most personality!! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/b4adac716eccabcc69aae1451c5c704f.jpg

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:15 AM
Does it pick at any corals that you may have such that zoa just below the xenia?

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 12:20 AM
Does it pick at any corals that you may have such that zoa just below the xenia?

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I've had him about 5 weeks and haven't had any issues. I just make sure he's well fed and I also keep a sheet of seaweed in there as well

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:21 AM
Lucky you...

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 12:25 AM
Lucky you...

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Uh oh... Did you attempt and not have as good of luck!?

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:35 AM
Uh oh... Did you attempt and not have as good of luck!?

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Had 1 for 2 weeks and decide to decimate 6 different species of my zoas, including my 2 all time favorite
zoanthid name....miami hurricane, and fire and ice....the fire and ice costed me $70!!!

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 12:39 AM
Had 1 for 2 weeks and decide to decimate 6 different species of my zoas, including my 2 all time favorite
zoanthid name....miami hurricane, and fire and ice....the fire and ice costed me $70!!!

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Oh my God... I'd be so ****ed... I'm sorry to hear that man. Guess I'll count my blessings for sure!!

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:50 AM
Definitely watch out for your flame angel from time to time cause you never know when it will go rogue on you and start a coup det'at and start to munch on your colony. Hate for that to happen to anyone....

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 12:53 AM
Definitely watch out for your flame angel from time to time cause you never know when it will go rogue on you and start a coup det'at and start to munch on your colony. Hate for that to happen to anyone....

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I appreciate the advice and heads-up brother... I'll be keeping a constant eye on him!!

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:57 AM
...so what's next on the coral list...more LPS, give a shot at sps? Or go for the extreme...nps?

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 12:59 AM
Do you think this is a zoanthid or paly? Don't really know the differencehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/67e7148f3c90c74a4af8197ed8b7af4c.jpg

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 01:06 AM
...so what's next on the coral list...more LPS, give a shot at sps? Or go for the extreme...nps?

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Great question! Although simple, I still want to pick up a nice candy cane piece as well as a nice acan. I DO want to try some sps as well, just not sure which at this point... I'm open to advice and/or your opinion!

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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 01:08 AM
Do you think this is a zoanthid or paly? Don't really know the differencehttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/67e7148f3c90c74a4af8197ed8b7af4c.jpg

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I'm leaning towards Zoa... But only because I read that the palys have a longer stem (I don't even know if that's true or not though). Looks great though! Can I see a full pic of your tank?

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Timy10110
06/22/2017, 01:11 AM
Great question! Although simple, I still want to pick up a nice candy cane piece as well as a nice acan. I DO want to try some sps as well, just not sure which at this point... I'm open to advice and/or your opinion!

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I've heard that montipora would be a great start at sps...though they have to be on their own island and away from glass, or back wall of tanks due to their encrusting behavior. I've tried it but saw little results due to the fact that i didn't do my research first before purchase, essentially it died from lack of care.

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joesig
06/22/2017, 03:03 AM
Very nice like the cave


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Ryan Darilek
06/22/2017, 06:50 PM
Very nice like the cave


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Thanks joesig!

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thaitopher
07/15/2017, 12:05 AM
Thanks man! He's definitely got the most personality!! https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170622/b4adac716eccabcc69aae1451c5c704f.jpg

Sent from my SM-G955U using TapatalkAny issues with your flame angel nipping at your coral? How often do you feed it? I am looking at buying one and maybe even a lemonpeel. But I am worried about all the corals in my tank.

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Ryan Darilek
07/15/2017, 01:03 AM
Any issues with your flame angel nipping at your coral? How often do you feed it? I am looking at buying one and maybe even a lemonpeel. But I am worried about all the corals in my tank.

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Haven't had any issues *knocks on wood*. I feed him daily (brine, mysis, and pellets) and also put seaweed in the tank every other day or so for him. He's well fed and my tank is now completely stocked with corals that he doesn't touch :) I wanted to get a second dwarf (a coral beauty) but was strongly advised against not doing so. Here's an updated pic so you can see what corals I have that haven't been an issue. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/6505f0fed6262a0f65bf8ac407d548f3.jpg

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joesig
07/15/2017, 02:27 AM
Haven't had any issues *knocks on wood*. I feed him daily (brine, mysis, and pellets) and also put seaweed in the tank every other day or so for him. He's well fed and my tank is now completely stocked with corals that he doesn't touch :) I wanted to get a second dwarf (a coral beauty) but was strongly advised against not doing so. Here's an updated pic so you can see what corals I have that haven't been an issue. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/6505f0fed6262a0f65bf8ac407d548f3.jpg

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Looking aswome


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Ritten
07/15/2017, 09:16 AM
Gorgeous!

JonCubb
07/15/2017, 09:34 AM
Very, very nice =)

thaitopher
07/15/2017, 01:38 PM
Haven't had any issues *knocks on wood*. I feed him daily (brine, mysis, and pellets) and also put seaweed in the tank every other day or so for him. He's well fed and my tank is now completely stocked with corals that he doesn't touch :) I wanted to get a second dwarf (a coral beauty) but was strongly advised against not doing so. Here's an updated pic so you can see what corals I have that haven't been an issue. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170715/6505f0fed6262a0f65bf8ac407d548f3.jpg

Sent from my SM-G955U using TapatalkHow many times a day? Did you do that rock setup before adding water? Is there anything holding the rocks together?

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Ryan Darilek
07/15/2017, 01:50 PM
How many times a day? Did you do that rock setup before adding water? Is there anything holding the rocks together?

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I feed the tank once a day (trying to keep my phosphates down). The initial aquascaping was done prior to water being added, but I've changed it enough to say that it's been redone with water in there. The rocks are secured in place with putty, which seems to be working really well.

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thaitopher
07/15/2017, 03:02 PM
I feed the tank once a day (trying to keep my phosphates down). The initial aquascaping was done prior to water being added, but I've changed it enough to say that it's been redone with water in there. The rocks are secured in place with putty, which seems to be working really well.

Sent from my SM-G955U using TapatalkIts good to hear that you have had success with your flame angel and only having to feed it once a day. Where do you buy your seaweed and do you simply hang it on the side of the glass?

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thaitopher
07/15/2017, 03:39 PM
I feed the tank once a day (trying to keep my phosphates down). The initial aquascaping was done prior to water being added, but I've changed it enough to say that it's been redone with water in there. The rocks are secured in place with putty, which seems to be working really well.

Sent from my SM-G955U using TapatalkAdding Caulerpa did miracles for reducing my phosphates. Does your tank have a big enough sump in the back to add?

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Ryan Darilek
07/15/2017, 11:27 PM
Adding Caulerpa did miracles for reducing my phosphates. Does your tank have a big enough sump in the back to add?

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Yeah it was a bit of a gamble, but I'm glad that it's worked out! Here's a photo of the seaweed I use. I get it from my LFS but I know it's online as well ... And yes, I have it on the glass on a clip :) I really wanted to add a fuge in the back because there is a lot of room, but the guys at my LFS said it would be a waste/not worth it for this small of a tank so I went with a Phosguard bag instead and it seems to be working pretty well. Hope things are going well with your transfer!

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thaitopher
07/15/2017, 11:43 PM
Yeah it was a bit of a gamble, but I'm glad that it's worked out! Here's a photo of the seaweed I use. I get it from my LFS but I know it's online as well ... And yes, I have it on the glass on a clip :) I really wanted to add a fuge in the back because there is a lot of room, but the guys at my LFS said it would be a waste/not worth it for this small of a tank so I went with a Phosguard bag instead and it seems to be working pretty well. Hope things are going well with your transfer!

Sent from my SM-G955U using TapatalkI have phosguard in a media bag too. Not sure how well it is really working. Will probably eventually convert to a reactor when I get the money

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imjdoggie
07/18/2017, 10:09 AM
Very nice looking tank great job on the rock placement but as others have said beware of that Angel. In my opinion its only a matter of time before he finds those zoa's or something else he likes in there..................

Pelagic_e36
07/21/2017, 02:53 PM
Does your flame angel poop a lot? Ever since I got my coral beauty it poops like crazy human shaped poops that roll around on my sandbed, sometimes multiple logs at a time. Just curious if this is with all dwarf angels... cause the coral beauty is the only one I've had.