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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    Alas, I concede the contest to Chris. His tank is amazing. I've seen it in person and I've never seen a more care-fored, original, and colorful pico. For fun, here are my final pics. I had to turn the lights on to take the pictures, so the coral hasn't opened up yet. I'm leaving to go to a wedding so I couldn't wait until the lights came on to post. Nice job, Chris! Congratulations! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    Oh ye of little faith. I do confess though, the tanks been getting no love from me lately. But I'm not giving up yet! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

    Updated! Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

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    May Picture of the Month - Anemone

    It's an old picture, before I put them in my tank. They're all in there now, though it is a little like Where's Waldo trying to find them in the 300-gallon.
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    MACNA 2018 Las Vegas

    Here is a summary from the thread. If anyone wants to add/change info, let me know and I'll edit this post to keep it updated. Holly (me) - Westgate, Thurs thru Sat Ryan [mention=12898]R-3[/mention] - Westgate Kim [mention=13751]Emerald525[/mention] and Sirena [mention=15679]Sirena[/mention] - Thurs thru Mon, Excalibur on the strip Jeff [mention=15008]CuttleFishandCoral[/mention] Dodge [mention=15315]Optimusprime3605[/mention] Chris [mention=16227]Sharklover[/mention] and Shawn [mention=16233]DarkAngel[/mention] - Westgate, Wed thru Sun Nancy [mention=14231]ninkylou[/mention] - Westgate, Wed thru ? Steve [mention=15424]sroberts[/mention] - won a pass Scott [mention=15428]PetVet[/mention] - won a pass, Westgate, Wed thru Sun Scott [mention=13132]spectra[/mention] - definitely maybe Brian [mention=16179]pdxmonkeyboy[/mention] - maybe Ryan [mention=13168]Krux[/mention] - maybe
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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    I'm headed out of town, but I wanted to get my pictures in before the deadline. I've had a lot of coral death this last 2 weeks so there's not much to see. I'm still in it, though!
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    Dr Tims? Or something better?

    There is a very useful thread on Reef2Reef, especially the first few posts. It is buried in the Fish Disease and Treatment forum, in a hospital tank thread, but it is just as useful for display tank cycling. It discusses the difference between live bacteria products (like Dr. Tim's) and inert bacteria products (like Seachem Stability). https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/ammonia-control-in-a-hospital-tank.296119/ As a lot of you know, I do a lot of fish quarantining and I use Instant Ocean BioSpira (which is a live bacteria product like Dr. Tim's) only because it is easier to obtain and less expensive. I get it from Amazon. Wherever you get it, check the "use by" date for this product. Also, even though live bacteria gives instant results, don't get complacent about checking your ammonia levels. Good luck!
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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    He wouldn't dare. I had to make a slight edit to make it true though. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    Oh was it bothering you? No problem, I just put a sticky note over it. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    Here's my update. I've been out of town for the last week so nothing really has happened. I gave it a quick cleaning this morning. I'm going to add some more corals in the next week or two and hopefully get a fish. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
  12. Neon gobies? Clown gobies? Gumdrop coral crouchers? Yellow rose/hi fin gobies (I think Jorge calls them barbershop gobies)?
  13. First post: Frag tank 4x2x12 (about 60 gallons) in a 500 gallon total volume system Lighting: Ocean Revive 247 Flow: MP 10 and Gyre 130 Skimmer: Reef Octopus Feed: Mysis/LRS on alternating days Weekly to biweekly 40 to 50 gallon water change Starting with 5 polyps
  14. I've had my eye on the Ice Cap Salinity and Temperature Tester. Looks like a cool piece of equipment.
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    April Meeting At Cuttle Fish and Coral!!

    So many people pitched in to help. I want to add @Paratore Cody was right there stepping up to help me with the coral group buys and grow out contest frags. Cody is the guy who won the grand prize light. I guess it was good karma at work. Also, a ton of people brought food! It was quite a spread. Behind the scenes @reefnjunkie Brad and Chris @Snarkywere bagging and fragging. And...let us not forget...OUR AMAZING PRESIDENT, KIM @Emerald525! She worked right beside Jeff @CuttleFishandCoralto make this an unforgettable meeting.
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    New to the aquarium hobby

    It looks great! That stand is beautiful. Thanks for posting! Holly
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    Tiny Tank, Tiny Budget Contest

    Hey guys! Our updates are due in like an hour. Let's see 'em! @Flash21@Bubbles@rdavis@Oregonic@Kingfisher Here's mine. I lost a couple of coral and, alas, my frogfish did not make it. I might make some changes this coming week though.
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    April Meeting At Cuttle Fish and Coral!!

    I'm sure I can bring a couple of things. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Food for April Meeting

    I hear Scott's bringing his own bbq/cooler combo. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Sunburst Ich

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, Sean. Chris and I have been in contact. Unfortunately, I'm closing down my quarantine tanks for the summer, so I can't keep her here. I'm doing a lot of traveling and quarantine tanks take daily attention. But, I'm always happy to lend a 10 gallon to someone who needs a hospital tank. Sent from my SM-G928P using Tapatalk
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    Milka Stlyo

    I have some nice frags. I'll pm you.
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    White spots on Foxface

    My first guess is a bacterial infection. If you can get him out of the tank and into quarantine it is best to treat him there. If not, try soaking his food in a mixture of Seachem Focus and Metro. Read the instructions on how to do that. Like Miles said, he looks thin, which means he probably isn't eating. I agree with him that you should try different types of food, especially mysis and brine, if you haven't done that already. This is my first go-to link in identifying diseases. https://www.reef2reef.com/threads/fish-disease-index-pictorial-guide.285708/ There are also some treatment suggestions in that forum which you might find helpful. Good luck!
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