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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by McPikie, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. McPikie

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    I've removed my dying cheato and turned the sump light off for now, will leave that for a few weeks, see if it helps raise nutrients.

    I also treated myself to a tierra del fuego frag from hebby at the weekend, a nice electric green millipora from warby and a lovely colourful tenius mini colony

    [​IMG]2018-07-16_08-56-16 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-07-16_09-36-56 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-07-16_09-37-04 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-07-16_09-37-11 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]VID_35440417_092045_679 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
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    tenius is stunning :)
     
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    So, after a week without cheato and my ROWA being exhausted, I was getting a dusting of algae on the glass every day. If i left it 2 days it was getting bad. I also have cyano all over the rock and sand now. Fucks sake. It never rains but it pours.

    I guess this is a result of the nutrients being released from all the algae the fluc killed?

    So last night I nipped to Oasis to grab a fresh ball of cheato, turkey basted all the rockwork, syphoned out as much as I could into a filter sock, did a water change, fresh sock in, put cheato in and plugged light back on. Took PO4 reactor out for a day or so while I clean it all out and replace the media.

    [​IMG]2018-07-25_09-24-08 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Also while I was at Oasis, had a quick look in the SPS tray and treated myself to a frag of a nice aussie piece. I think it's tenius?

    [​IMG]2018-07-25_09-23-56 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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    could it be an acropora abrotanoides ?
     
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    Treated myself to a new coral viewer lastnight.

    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-12-37 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Well, I had to eat all the chocolates first, but a nice little acrylic tray was left, so I took a few top down shots with my phone

    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-12-44 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-12-49 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-12-54 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-13-12 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-13-18 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-08-14_09-13-24 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr


     
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    Looking good as usual Phil and a good reason to eat lots of chocolate
     
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    Went to Oasis at weekend for some cheato as mine has died off again. I had a swap round of my sump, so cheato is now in the first section, then skimmer and phos reactor and heater in middle section, then floss in baffle before return.

    But while I was there I had a little look in the SPS tray. Whooops.

    [​IMG]2018-09-10_09-37-52 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-09-10_09-37-37 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-09-10_09-37-32 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    And managed to find a piece of Paletta Tricolour Acropora

    [​IMG]2018-09-10_09-37-14 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Hopefully I can get it to grow out like my old one

    [​IMG]1622197_10156434219935096_6763892157382849764_n by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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    Lovely frags mate, what do oasis charge for their frags?


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    wouldnt it be better to have the some floss before the cheato
     
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    I did make a floss / crud catcher lastnight out of a plastic pint pot, but it would mean cutting the drain pipe, but I like it underwater as there is less noise.

    I might fab something up out of egg grate and a takeaway tub, lol
     
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    Prices differ depending on their size and where they are from, but they are getting some real quality corals in at the moment
     
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    What did that lot cost you? If you don’t mind me asking that is


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    The two reefworks frags were £50.00. Although it's a little on the high side, they aren't run of the mill stuff and the colours were fantastic. Good sizes too, so I was happy enough. The farmed Paletta was £20, but I've been searching for that for a while, so it was a no brainer for me.

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-01 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-39 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Some more that I managed to snap during water change lastnight

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-09 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Del Fuego is basing out now

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-15 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    A nice piece I grabbed from Warby, haven't a clue what it is

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-19 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Shortcake from Oasis

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-24 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-28 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-09-12_09-30-34 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    I need to have a bit of a rescape with the mid section to add in some plates I have curing, give me more room for more frags.
     
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    Looking good Phil, how's things pal?
     
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    Cheers bud. Yeah, things aren't too bad.

    I've left the tank alone this weekend, no frags bought
     
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    Plates are starting to graft into each other now

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-17-57 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Del Fuego is starting to base out nicely

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-03 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    I am loving this piece in the middle at the moment, not a clue what it is

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-13 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Getting a growth tip bottom right of this

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-20 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    I think this is Paletta Tri-Colour

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-28 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Bit of SSC

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-36 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    Birds of Paradise and some other unknown acro

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-42 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    These two have to be my fave pieces in there at the moment

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-48 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-48 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-54 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-18-59 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-19-04 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr

    [​IMG]2018-10-12_08-19-17 by Phil Cookson, on Flickr
     
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