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Update time:

I had plans to upgrade to an 8x3 tank I’m sure many have seen on the for sale section. But as life goes that was looking more and more like it would not be able to happen anytime soon. So I’m pivoting to a reboot of this tank. Things are still humming along but I’m ready for a new look. I’ve placed an order with Lee at Aquarocks for a large centerpiece rockscape. If you haven’t heard of them I can not recommend him enough. I already have a magnetic branch piece and love the look. I will be parting ways with most of my current live rock pieces to make room. As soon as he sends me a pic of the finished product I’ll be sure to upload it here. He makes them all custom but the piece I based it on looks amazing. 

I have been been toying with new lights as well. I currently have an 8 bulb t5 fixture with 2 blue reefbrite strips. Since I am transitioning to a more zoa dominant look I have been looking into replacing that with LEDs. Changing out 8 bulbs for zoas seems a bit tedious to me. I am looking into 4 AI primes just for price factor. I looked at the xr15s but for the same price as 2 of those I could get 4 primes and have double the led pucks. 

And after months of just letting things ride and not messing with the livestock I have started ordering coral again (the fun part)! I recently received a pack of 13 zoas from another reefer and have a higher end pack coming tomorrow with the following: hyper jubilee, bowsers, bowtie blasters, candy apple reds, pink diamonds, Valentine’s Day massacres, bbebs and white zombies. Got a heck of a deal and couldn’t pass that up! I will post pics of the pack tomorrow. 

Long winded but I am excited for the “rebirth” 

 

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Wow that's crazy!  Sounds like it will be a sweet center piece and the zoa list looks nuts as well...looking forward to pics sir!

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Thanks Brandon! I’m definitely excited. 

Here are couple shots from tonight with only the reefbrites. I’ve got a pretty good growth mat in the bare bottom so I’m excited to start moving stuff onto the rock again when it comes. 

 

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Thanks Brandon! I’m definitely excited. 

Here are couple shots from tonight with only the reefbrites. I’ve got a pretty good growth mat in the bare bottom so I’m excited to start moving stuff onto the rock again when it comes. 

 

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And a neat pic I snapped last night of some utter chaos growing among a forest of cloves. Ignore the dead stylo I have plans for it later with some cyphastrea 😅

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