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  1. Well my little reboot is officially underway! and the tank is already looking quite a bit better. still a long way to go before ill be happy with it, but better than it was. I picked up a decent amount of Fern Caulerpa from work as well as a few Zoas and Palys. nothing crazy. big 'ol' green Palys and some sort of purple and orange Zoa. not sure on its name. working at a fish store is great in part cause you get an employee discount, but that can be a double edged sword, as now I get paid at the same place I spend all my money. :unsure: either way, I hope to continue to make steady progress on this tank and I should have an update within the next few days! and now for the pictures!

  2. So over the last few weeks Ive realized something, that being that I have neither the time nor the money to maintain the fancy, hard coral tank that Id like to. so ive had a bit  of a change of plan. ive always been fascinated with shallow, intertidal zones, and so Im going for an "Invasive Tank". Basically going for overlooked species that could be found in interdidal areas, im planning on using some fern caulerpa to add some green along with palythoas, some other zoanthids, and the corals I already have including some devils hand, xenia and kenya tree. im also looking into picking up a few different hammers and frogspawns for a small euphyllia garden. im excited to get started on this and hopefully make some decent progress. 

  3. 18 hours ago, tipping1999 said:


    Im a senior at southridge, when did you start your tank? I have had mine since 12/15

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    Ahh okay, I havent had mine as long. started January of this year. i've been keeping fish and reptiles for years, but just recently got into salt.

  4. 19 hours ago, tipping1999 said:


    Thanks, what year are you? do you have any pics of your tank?



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    Im a Senior at Wilsonville. You? I don't on my computer, Ill post a few current ones when I get home.

  5. Well, I haven't updated this in months, and sadly I haven't updated the tank much in that time either, its still running however, so that's at least one positive. I struggled a bit for a while getting my parameters in line after neglecting the tank for a bit. lost a few LPS, but my softies actually saw quite a bit of growth. finally getting things back in line now and trying to start adding a bit and generally be a bit more active in the community as well. definitely going to be at this months meeting at ATA. Update picture to come!

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  6. 10 minutes ago, Sasquatch said:

    Never seen it before or heard of it really.. I’d say go with the flasher wrasse. You will enjoy it’s personality more. It will say hi and pump it’s fins. Bright red. Just use a lid if you don’t 

    cuttlefish gets some nice quality colored ones in. Don’t settle for a dull one

    gramma or dottyback will hold their own but will also hide in a hole. 

    Yeah I think im gunna go with that, Since im making a lid here soon anyway. thanks for your help!

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  7. 1 hour ago, Sasquatch said:

    I recommend a wrasse. Flasher wrasse over 6 line. They are too fun. If you wanna spend a lil more get a mystery wrasse.

    with a damsel it’s going to be hard to introduce peaceful fish

    A royal gramma or dottyback would be better over firefish

    an angelfish is very fun also but takes space. Coral beauty is nice and flame angel can pick on softies for snacks. I like a potters angel but they are Hard to keep.

    try a bicolor angel or another dwarf angel. Can always add more damsels but you may regret it, but add the dottyback, angel, or damsel last! This is key. Aggressive fish last

    I like the Idea of the Flasher Wrasse,but the dwarf angels seem a bit large to me, as much as Idlove and Eiblis or BiColor. Another I had my eye on was the Lantern Bass. Semi Agressive, so should be able to hold its own with the damsel, and a bit larger, around 4 inches. It also doesnt fall into the typical beginner fish category. anyone with experience with these guys?  

  8. Im looking for a final fish for my Biocube 29, Ive got an Occelaris, a Yellow belly damsel and a Lawnmower Blenny. the Lawnmower owns the bottom of the tank so its gotta be a mid to top dweller. preferably on the larger side and more or less outgoing, Ive looked at Firefish, Bicolors, Royal Grammas, pretty much the entire Nano fish section of LiveAquaria, nothing really catching my eye. So if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them. :D