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Old 10/17/2007, 12:11 PM   #1
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Smile And now, part 2...

Picked up part 2 at about 11pm and spent the evening acclimating and aquascaping...until about a quarter to 5am... . I'm still recovering, but it was worth it.

People constantly rave about Richard's generosity and I was expecting a really nice assortment of things, but I was completely unprepared for what he sent- it blew me away. He even sent two really neat fish (a tiger goby I believe, and some type of cool blennie), but they have so far been a little camera shy.

Richard- thank you for the incredible work and generosity which you have shown- I will be enjoying this for years to come and will definitely be in touch when I set up future tanks.

And now without further adieu... the pictures:

The front of the tank:



The right side:



The left side:



A yellow ball sponge with an attached star coral:



A really interesting red sponge:



An orange fan-like sponge:



A star coral colony:



A neat little cup coral:



And finally, a beautiful corralimorph, tinged light pink and green (unfortunately, the pic does it no justice). I've never seen one like this before- any one know the species?




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Old 10/17/2007, 12:25 PM   #2
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Excellent!

Most excellent job!

I think the most amazing thing is you pulled this off with an eight gallon tank.......not an easy thing to do with such a small tank...you will be a poster boy for nano tanks on my website!!

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Old 10/17/2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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BTW

Green guy is a flower anemone from the Keys!

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Old 10/17/2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the compliment! I'd be honored to be included on your website .


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Old 10/17/2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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Live long and prosper!

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Thanks for the compliment! I'd be honored to be included on your website .
Anybody who has the Enterprise as their logo....is ok in my book......

your tank is soon to be on the webpage!

sea ya
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Old 10/17/2007, 06:31 PM   #6
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Wow! That's a nice tank! I get my first shipment tomorrow and now after seeing your pics, I am REALLY getting excited! Thanks for sharing!


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Old 10/17/2007, 08:47 PM   #7
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Re: Live long and prosper!

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Anybody who has the Enterprise as their logo....is ok in my book......

your tank is soon to be on the webpage!

sea ya
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Old 10/17/2007, 08:53 PM   #8
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Wow! That's a nice tank! I get my first shipment tomorrow and now after seeing your pics, I am REALLY getting excited! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks! And...


To Reef Central!!



Be sure to post some pictures once everything has settled in!


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Old 10/17/2007, 09:11 PM   #9
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Gorgeous!


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Old 10/18/2007, 08:55 AM   #10
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your tank looks awesome! you did a great job arranging everything and looks like that was quite a chore with everything that richard sent you. i cant believe that is all in a 8 gallon tank, okay gonna have to get me a nano now..i am thinking about buying a 28 gallon one and of course will be stocking it with some more tbs. hopefully if i am a good little girl santa would give me all kind of goodies like you got.


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Old 10/18/2007, 09:29 AM   #11
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Thanks! I had a lot of fun arranging everything, but much of the credit goes to Richard for the incredible variety that he sent. I actually had to acclimate about a third of the critters in a 5 gallon bucket as the tank wouldn't hold all of the bags !


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Old 10/18/2007, 12:01 PM   #12
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Though my setup will be quite a bit larger than that (~60 gallons) That's exactly what I'm hoping my tank looks like after order.....(waiting is so hard!)


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Old 10/18/2007, 03:02 PM   #13
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Do you know what the name of that purple sea fan is?


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Old 10/18/2007, 07:47 PM   #14
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I believe its a purple whip gorgonian (don't know the latin binomial off the top of my head). After searching through my reference books and online I can't seem to pin it down- maybe Richard can shed some light on it?


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Old 10/20/2007, 01:02 PM   #15
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Coooooool! And in only 8 gallons! Excellent job you've done there.


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Old 11/27/2007, 07:40 PM   #16
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Im jealous... I got some nice stuff on my rocks, but nothing close to that!! Looks great.


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Old 09/21/2008, 10:34 AM   #17
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came to this thread from the comments page on richard's page....from the pics, all i can say is WOW!!!!

you really make me hate my biocube 8 now LOL

this tank is the motivation/inspiration for me saving so i can get everything from richard when i finally do my bigger (60-90) tank in the next few months

any new pics??? ......since it is now about 1 year later


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