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    Corals!

    Pm sent on the welso Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  2. Title is fixed I had to double check spelling on google myself lol Good luck on your sale! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  3. Stopped by yesterday and picked up a beautiful purple long tentacle plate for myself and the wife picked out a cool neon green with purple Goni. As always the Cuttlefish crew was awesome and it was nice talking to you guys! Shop was absolutely PACKED with sweet corals. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Well its been over two years since I've had a true display! I'm beyond excited to say the least [emoji4] I moved into a house with three of my closest friends and they wanted a fish tank. Being the stand up guy I am, how could I deny them!?! So I picked up a 75 gallon from Greg and thus the build was born. The plan is to create a beautiful mixed reef with minimal maintenance (everyone has this goal haha). My goal with this thread is to document the equipment used so others may steal my ideas, and to see how my tank progresses [emoji4] I have spent the last few weeks planning out equipment and livestock. As of now, I only have the tank and some 2x4s! But I just placed an order for a bunch of stuff today. Three boxes totaling 100lb will be here on Thursday! Still need to place at least one two more orders to get all my stuff. For this build, I want everything to work good and to have zero issues [emoji4] Also I never buy myself new equipment so I'm treating myself a little. Here is what I've got planned for this build. Equipment: Lighting: Going with a T5/LED Hybrid. Either the AquaticLife hybrid fixture with two AI HD Primes or something similar. BRS put a video out about this setup and it would meet my needs/desire for the tank. Flow: Two MP-10QD (already have, just need to order new drivers since mine aren't working properly) OR one Gyre 230 if the MP-10s don't give me enough flow Skimmer: Simplicity 240 DC Protein Skimmer Return Pump: Simplicity DC 1000 Pump Overflow: Synergy Reef Shadow Overflow Rock: 70lb Tonga Branch (going for the floating overhang) Filtration: Pond Matrix and MarinePure block ATO: I'm still deciding but I'm leaning toward the new Apex ATK ATO or Tunze Osmolator 3155 Sump: Trigger Emerald 34 Heater: 200w Eheim Jager Stand: Custom made by yours truly [emoji4] Livestock: Fish: (Going for the Skittles look with lots of movement) Clownfish pair Blue Spot Jawfish Orchid Dottyback McCoskeri Flasher Male Brunneus Fairy Wrasse Male Lineatus Wrasse Male Ornate Leopard Wrasse Female Very small Purple Tang Flameback angel Midas blenny This fish list isn't final, just my thoughts thus far. I'm definitely open to other fish and ideas [emoji4] Inverts: 2-4 Cleaner shrimp 2 Blood shrimp Starfish eventually Urchin? Corals: Lots of Zoas and LPS with a few SPS. I'll list them all out as I add them to the tank. Here is how the tank sits right now. Wait....that wall doesn’t have a power outlet..... Up next: fix the no power issue!
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thank you! Zoas were my favorite for a long time so I’ve got a couple of them haha. Didn’t even get pics of them all lol. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Thanks Cuttlefish!!

    It’s huge and gorgeous [emoji7] so glad I grabbed it. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Got around to taking some pics today ignore the green algae on the sad [emoji85] Rainbow Nem Speckled Nem Ritteri Nem Long tentacle plate Goni Clam Recovering Aussie Gold Torch Mini Gold Branching Hammer Miami Hurricane Chalice Green and Blue Star Polyp Zoa Garden! Tyree Orange Rainbow BBEB CARs and My Clementines Magicians Red People eaters and Pink Zippers Scrambled Eggs Utter Chaos Rastas and Blueberry Fields Forget the name of these Iron Mans Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Frag Swap Thread February 2019

    I’m hoping to make it to this. Working on pics Got a whole bunch of zoas for trade and possibly some sps. I’m looking for LPS. Bubble coral, euphyllia, elegance, other bright flowy corals Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Are these flatworms?

    Those are fresh baby snails. I’ve see. Flat works and they are very distinctive. You’ll know it when you see one. Do don’t worry Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thank you it’s my favorite coral and it definitely deserves to be the center show piece! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Much different [emoji51]the other structure was so cool but wasn’t very good for LPS and other “flowy” coral. Which is the direction I want to take this tank in. So now we have a zoa garden on the left, my beautiful Ritteri Nem in the middle, and the right side will be nems and Euphyllia. Or so that’s the plan lol Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Changes are coming.... Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    It’s ok the greenish yellow one is way cool lol. But it’s always sad to loose a coral :/ One magnifica and about 3 different types of bubble tips right now Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Frag Sale Making Room

    Bert I would be down for medium sized a frag of each euphyllia. I should be at the meeting this weekend. I’ll let you know tonight for sure. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  15. As the title says, I’m looking to get some new LPS and I have an extra MP-10QD that I never got around to using. To be honest I never even opened it lol. Had plans for it but changed my mind. So before I sell it on R2R I wanted to see if anyone had a killer LPS pack they would to trade for it since that’s what I would use the money on anyways. So this could be a win win. I get nice corals and you get a brand new MP-10 lol. What I’m looking for: Bleeding apple scoly Wall hammer (bright green mostly) Torches(want the most, all colors) Frogspawn Green bubble coral (for the Mrs) Elegance coral Long tentacle plate Higher end BTAs Rainbow welso Other bright or “flowy” coral No ACANs please. So pm me what whatever kind of pack you’ve got that might make me want to give up my Mp-10 lol! And if nobody has the perfect pack, I will just sell it and then hit you up individually to buy the stuff I liked lol! I might be at the meeting this Sunday. Thanks for looking everyone Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  16. Also looking for more clams! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Been a while since I posted a full take shot. Lots has changed and I need more coral still haha. Nutrients got low due to not feeding much (oops) so colors are a little lacking. But I’m working on fixing that. Lost the purple magnifica but the greenish yellow one is doing great! Looking to get a bunch of LPSfor the tank Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Nano tanks are difficult to aquascape

    I agree. If you are having trouble, break the rocks up into spalls stuff and glue them together. Way easier to work with and you can go fancy structures. The whole structure in my 75 is made up of about 2” to 5” pieces. Lots and lots of superglue and about two tubes of epoxy for the whole structure. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    January Picture of the Month - Echinoderm

    Belize is Beautiful!!! Last summer I was in San Pedro for two weeks. Probably my favorite place on earth lol. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    WTB Older Vortech MP40 Dry Side/Motor

    I actually might. I’ll look tomorrow Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    Bert: I will sadly no longer be attending. Something about being a good husband and going to the in-law for Christmas party. :( Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    Anyone have wall hammers or torches for trade? Got lots of zoas, a little sps, and some higher end nems for trade! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    I would be interested in a chunk of the agaves. Look at my list above and see if anything interests you for a trade
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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    I might have a pink gorg for them! I’ll look tomorrow:) Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    December 2018 Frag Swap Thread

    Here is a picture of the Black Widow Nems. Just cleaned the box so they aren’t super happy and open But the colors are there! Three are ready to go and the other needs to grow a little first Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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