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Paratore

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    Flatworms on my torch...

    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.....
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    Flatworms on my torch...

    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.....
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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

    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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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Finally tried to take some pictures of my fish. Mad respect to those of you who can take killer fish pictures cuz its HARD!!! A few of the fish have names while others are still developing their names Yellow Tang--Timmy Blue Tang--Dory (Classic) Japanese Swallow Tail-- No name yet Blue/Green Chromis---Virgil Flame Angle--Grace(Because she doesn't eat coral) Green Chromis--No name yet Black/White Clowns--Spot and Candy Pintail Wrasse--No name yet Royal Gramma----- K-Cash Blue Damsel---No name yet Tilbit Damsel---No name yet
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    Simplicity protein skimmer

    I run the 240 and my water level is right at the Black ring with the pump running full speed and the valve arrow to arrow (open all the way) It runs really dry that way which is what I prefer. Only been running it for a few months but so far it pulls out some nice crap. I’ll try to snap a pic tonight Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Rasta zoas shrinking???

    I would agree. Lighting, then check your parameters. And sometimes they just melt after being super happy. If they do melt just let me know and I’ll get you another frag man! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Thank you! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

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

    Definitely pushing the stock limit in this tank. Fish count is at 12 I think [emoji51] Super excited though! The pintail is AMAZING! Once they settle in, I’ll break out the DSLR Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    More fish going in the system. This is my last batch of fish with some aggressive ones so they are all going in at the same time. Bio load will increase pretty significantly but the system should be able to handle it! Really excited to get some serious movement in the tank! Things being added: pintail wrasse, green wrasse, Flame angel, Japanese Yellow swallowtail, royal gramma. Maybe a blue/yellow damsel and a Pink damsel. Yes, some of these will outgrown the tank over time, but that’s ok because I will graduate them to my dads 180 Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    BTA

    Black widows are pretty cool. They are a darker red. Here’s one of mine. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    BTA

    Where can I get a lemon drop [emoji7] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Show me your mushrooms

    I was just messing around, I love GSP. Also have a blue version of it. My bad was there to just give a size reference for the bounce. It’s about 5” around [emoji51] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Show me your mushrooms

    Just a nice pile of GSP lol [emoji23] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Show me your mushrooms

    An OG WWC Bounce in my dads tank [emoji51] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Frag tank setup - how to

    I would recommend either a nuvo 20 or 30L. Both are good sizes. Just depends on how big of a frag tank you want. You can also pick them up used pretty cheap. Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    June Hatfield Marine Science Center Meet 2018

    Dang count me out again! Always wanted to see this one. But right about the time you are walking around the center, I’ll be diving off the reefs of Belize [emoji41] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    We got some killer fish in!

    How much are the Choatis? Might need one for my wrasse Collection :)
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    RBTA's for sale, various other softies.

    Tempting, tempting lol And Bert, I’m not gonna be at the meeting :/ Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    RBTA's for sale, various other softies.

    Rock still available or did Dodge snatch it up? Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    May Meeting Details!!

    Looks like I won’t make it :/ guess someone else can take home the Grand Prize this time Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Yeah I was bummed, leopard wrasses are my favorite! Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    Terrible photos but everyone seems to be doin ok so far Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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    Paratore's 75 Gallon Display

    This clam is sweet!! Need to get out the DSLR once it settles in! Couple fish pics to come later. I’m in love with the Pintail fairy wrasse [emoji7] Sent while trying to get my next coral fix.....
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