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Old 01/27/2010, 07:47 AM   #26
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Thanks, Richard!
I'll do that.

4 days and 3 water changes later, ammonia has settled down to around .25. Woohoo!


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Old 01/27/2010, 03:41 PM   #27
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I enjoyed the video.


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Old 01/30/2010, 09:57 AM   #28
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I came late to this thread and must have missed something.

Where did you order the rock from?


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Old 01/30/2010, 12:46 PM   #29
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I came late to this thread and must have missed something.

Where did you order the rock from?
This is the Tampa Bay Saltwater (aquacultured rock company) sponsor forum. That is where the rock came from. Sometimes it gets confused with the Tampa Reef club forum.


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Old 02/02/2010, 02:13 PM   #30
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Check out this crazy little guy.
He's about 3/16" tall.
Some sort of baby decorator crab?
He even grabbed my urchin's tentacle!






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Old 02/02/2010, 02:24 PM   #31
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life is like a box of.....marine critters....ya just never know what you are going to

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Check out this crazy little guy.
He's about 3/16" tall.
Some sort of baby decorator crab?
He even grabbed my urchin's tentacle!





That is a 'special' decorator crab....99% of them have a dark brown body...but that particular type is a bright orange body color....goes well with your fluorescent starfish!

have you tried feeding some raw shrimp to your starfish.....tuck it up under a leg and see what happens!

and keep up the good work keeping that beautiful tank amazing looking!

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Old 02/03/2010, 08:16 AM   #32
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I don't know about the flourescent orange stars, but my serpent stars have a very keen sense of smell. As soon as I put shrimp in the water, they are coming for it.


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Old 02/03/2010, 09:01 AM   #33
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Re: D2mini's Part II has landed!

Richard, thanks for the crab ID!
as far as the star goes, I tried putting some defrosted Rods Food under his legs but it just floats away. He was on the rocks for a little bit yesterday but mostly he is on the glass and seems to be filtering from the surface of the water.


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Old 02/03/2010, 07:22 PM   #34
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Check out this crazy little guy.
He's about 3/16" tall.
Some sort of baby decorator crab?
He even grabbed my urchin's tentacle!



That is an awesome crab D2mini : ) I had a similar one but mine was brown. I had him for 1 year then he just disappeared. I think they have a particular diet that I never could duplicate.


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Old 02/04/2010, 05:58 PM   #35
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WARDROBE CHANGE!!!





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Old 02/04/2010, 07:40 PM   #36
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WARDROBE CHANGE!!!


Yup

that is what they do...little natural propagators!

frag artists...

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Old 02/18/2010, 03:08 PM   #37
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Well, I lost a tall red tree sponge. It just started turning white at the base and then gradually got worse through the week. So i pulled it out of the tank. I wonder if it was exposed to a little air when originally putting in the tank? Everything else still looks nice and healthy though. It's been almost a month now.


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Old 02/18/2010, 04:21 PM   #38
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Good job...that is what you do when something starts to puke....watch it a few days.....if no improvement...ditch it...keeps the tank happy...

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Old 03/04/2010, 09:29 AM   #39
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Just thought I'd post another update.
It's been 6 weeks since Part II has landed and the tank is doing great.
I've only lost one red tree sponge. The yellow finger sponge is actually GROWING! The tips are getting longer and pointy, the base of one section is reaching for the sand, and another section is attaching/growing to a rock. I did lose one flame scallop (not unexpected) but the other one is still hanging on. All my stars, including the bright orange one are still here and active. My gorgonian and other plants still look great. I haven't seen my decorator crabs in a couple weeks, but who knows... they could still be around. I hope so, they were fun to watch.

Here's a couple pics.
I erased the tank seam lines on the low angle FTS to make it look better.








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Old 03/05/2010, 12:39 AM   #40
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Cool

i was wondering if you have thought about changing the location of your bottom vortech do that you dont have that bare spot on the bottom front corner for the tank?



oohh yea and the tank looks great and that last pic is amazing


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Old 03/05/2010, 07:12 AM   #41
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I love how your tank looks. very nice! I really like all the color in it.


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Old 03/05/2010, 07:16 AM   #42
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i was wondering if you have thought about changing the location of your bottom vortech do that you dont have that bare spot on the bottom front corner for the tank?



oohh yea and the tank looks great and that last pic is amazing
Thanks!
Actually i just recently changed the bottom vortech to one of the pulse modes rather than reef crest and the sand is starting to fill that space up a little on its own. It's probably half the size of what you see there. But i kinda like it. It's like a little beach. Under the ocean. Trippy, ain't it?

I was thinking of going to a doll house store and getting a couple little beach chairs.


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Old 12/29/2011, 11:57 PM   #43
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Old 12/30/2011, 04:55 PM   #44
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If you want an update to his site you can visit his thread: http://reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1757436


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Old 01/03/2012, 07:00 AM   #45
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Awesome tank! It looks fabulous! Makes me want to set up another one!!!!


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Old 01/17/2014, 08:18 AM   #46
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whoa that's an awesome tank I see 1 serpent star, 1 brittle star and 1 florescent star.


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Old 06/23/2014, 08:57 AM   #47
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I can't wait, I get part 2 today for my 140 gallon build!

Richard has easily been the best person I have ever worked with. I have been communicating with him for over a year to get to this point. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking at this hobby.

I go to Tampa every year for vacation and it's really cool to have life from there in my tank.

Thanks Richard and sorry for stealing your thread Dennis


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