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Paratore

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  1. Little update for the Nem population. All three are getting along great and I’m in love [emoji7] Now I just need to find a sweet Ritteri and a blue carpet. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  2. Simple for the win [emoji41] Thanks for sharing! I need to get new lights, my DIY T5 isn’t working as well as I want. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  3. Dude nice collection of zoas! They all seem nice and happy too. Mind sharing your parameters, flow, lights, etc Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  4. Yep! About 8” around BW! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  5. They are good! Added two more the other day so I need to get a new pic but here is my show piece Nem [emoji7] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  6. Blue tang is great! Hasn’t really grown but eats good! Gonna take a while before he is too big Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  7. In the last photo we are actually feeding the fish! It’s a place where locals dump their conch and lobster catch from the day. As you can kinda tell the “sea floor” is actually made entirely of conch shells. And the girl swimming is holding a freshly cleaned lobster while the fish pick out the little bit of remaining meat Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  8. Looks good so far! I love anemones, just added two more to my 75 last night This one is my “show piece”, it’s about 8” across. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  9. Alright, time for a little more info [emoji4] I went to Belize with my Parents, sister, Brother, his girlfriend and my beautiful fiancé for a total of two weeks. This was the fourth and final trip for my family. We stayed on the island of San Pedro which is about 30 miles from Belize City, Belize. We stayed about 7 miles north of San Pedro in a house called Playa Blanca Villas. The Island of San Pedro is a fairly safe place. I wouldn't wonder around by yourself but my family and I never felt threatened while exploring town. Belize is not as developed as the states so we definitely did not show our phones, wallets or anything else that would make us a target for theft. We had zero problems and found the people of Belize to be very kind. They also see a ton of tourist on the island so its just everyday stuff to them. They island is absolutely beautiful. The water is a turquoise blue and the edge of the reef is about a quarter mile from the island. It was pretty crazy never seeing waves crash on the shore. They all break at the edge of the barrier reef. The water is between 5-12 feet deep between the edge of the reef and the mainland. While we were there, we snorkeled every single day. The reef is amazing. The size of the coral was breathtaking and made my little tank feel like a little puddle. It was incredible to see an acropora with branches a foot in diameter. The water was a steady 78-80 degrees every day, much better than the Oregon Coast lol. The water visibility was also about 60 feet although the underwater pictures make it look murky. I would say that sea fans were the most common coral we came across. We also did lots of spearfishing, fishing and lobster hunting. Lobster season opened the day before we got there and boy are they yummy [emoji4] One shoots a lobster with the spear gun to catch them. They poke their heads out of holes in rocks and if they are not shot correctly then they can get away into the rocks. The most we killed in one day was 18!!! We also shot many fish and had some of the best fish tacos I've ever had. My sister and I are both certified scuba divers and we did a two tank local dive through Amigos Del Mar. We dove to a max of about 80 feet and oh my gosh was the reef spectacular. The pictures all turned out horrible because of the blue. My cheap knock off camera couldn't process that amount of blue light because it was so deep. But you can see the growth structure and abundance of corals/fish. We were actually circled by five reef sharks which was pretty creepy. Overall the dives were amazing and I wish my camera could have captured some better photos. I know there is more I am forgetting but its late and I'm tired [emoji4] So if you have any questions about anything regarding my trip just ask! Now for some pictures!!!!
  10. Couple questions, but I’m definitely interested and sent you a text....hopefully its still your number lol Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  11. Once we got to our house, yes we are very safe. We stay on the island of San Pedro which is a huge tourist area and is safe. I can’t speak to the safety of the mainland. And I’ll hopefully have time to do a write up tomorrow Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  12. I should enter the lobsters [emoji23] It was amazing, this was actually my family’s fourth and last trip there. Although it is my favorite place, it’s Time to go somewhere new Yes I did see damaged reef. They have what they call elk horn acropora and it was hard to find because most of the colonies were dead. Granted that was in the shallow section of the barrier reef. Once you cross over to the deep side(open ocean) they reef was thriving Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  13. Don’t worry Sean the snorkeling was amazing also Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  14. I just got back from Belize this past Saturday and the reef was amazing! I went with my family and my beautiful fiancé The diving was amazing. There were so many fish and coral! Tons of damsels, tangs, wrasses, triggers, sharks, shrimp, lobsters and so much more. The coral reef was amazing. It was incredible to see acropora the size of my thigh! And so many sea fans! I’ll do a full write up on my whole trip with all the info in case anyone wants to ever visit also. We did tons of fishing, spearfishing, snorkeling, diving, and lobster hunting 10/10 recommend visiting Belize if you get the opportunity. Now here are a few pictures 20180704/6fca0436396570a222ff270bec8e5ef3.jpg[/img] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  15. Takes so much time for single shots [emoji23] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  16. Quick shot if you wanted to see some of what I’ve got. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  17. Thank you Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  18. I have some in Independence. Looking for any particular ones? Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  19. Bumping this up. As of now I’ve got a rainbow Nem lined up. Really want to find a nice carpet nem Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  20. Super nice nems guys [emoji7] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  21. I’ve decided to take my tank in a Anemone dominated direction. So I’m looking for long tentacle, bubble tip, carpet, seabae, Ritteri, maximinis, everything! I’ll be home in a few days and I’m hoping to line up some trades or buys in the next couple weeks. I’ve got tons of zoas, and some lps for trade. Mix of high to low end. Or I’ve got cash Also, here are some picture because who doesn’t like coral pictures and my post would be boring without them lol Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  22. Yayayayayyayay!!! Thank you everyone for this wonderful opportunity!! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  23. I have also used flatworm exit before. Works great but takes two or three treatments only days apart. And those definitely look like the kind that only eat euphyllia. Bad news is they lay eggs so it’s gonna take a little work to get rid of them. But it can be done! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  24. Those are euphyllia eating flat worms. That can get really big. Good news is they only eat euphyllia..... bad news, I’ve never had them so I don’t have any advice [emoji51] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
  25. The swallow tail is awesome! Right now she is about a half dollar size, still needs to grow into her coloring a little Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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