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    Greg’s 30g cube

    very nice!
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    2019 Frag Swap Tshirt Design Contest

    I'm up for helping with that. Put some of my education to use.
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    2019 Frag Swap Tshirt Design Contest

    Sorry if my entry kept others from entering. I guess I got a little carried away with my design.
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    2019 Frag Swap Volunteers

    My daughter and I can help Friday evening. She loved helping last year and is looking forward to this year.
  5. Hello, my name is Paul and this is an early start to my NUVO 10 build. Hope you follow along. This is my first saltwater reef tank and hoping to be successful with this wonderful little tank. For almost a year now I've been doing my homework and reading about anything and everything. Then watching YouTube videos about those items I was reading about. I've been keeping African Cichlids for years now and have always been tempted by the saltwater world. So I started thinking since I have limited room I would try a nano reef. I'm looking to keep ricordea mushrooms, zoas, and a couple LPS. Mainly Hammers and Acans. Possibly a hammer garden surrounded by the acan lords, zoas, and mushrooms. I also have a friend who is going to frag some blue hornet zoas and a dragon soul favia to get me started. As for fish my daughter wants an ocellaris clown and a tailspot blenny. After adding a Skimmer I might throw in a purple firefish. We will see. I plan to do 3 gallon water changes weekly. FTS: 4-3-17 FTS: 2-23-17 Current Equipment List: IM NUVO Fusion 10 18 Watt SKKYE Light Spinstream Nozzle Stock filter sock (using during cycle) InTank Media Basket (After Cycle) Eheim 50 Watt Heater Sicce .5 return Pump Filtration: 10 lbs Fiji Pink Sand 8-9 lbs Reef Saver Rock from BRS Filter floss (after cycle) Chemi-Pure Blue (after cycle) Purigen (after cycle) Equipment Future: Kessil A80 with mount Kessil Spectral Controller Reefglass Skimmer Livestock Future: 1 Ocellaris Clown 1 Tailspot Blenny 1 Purple Firefish 1 Cleaner Shrimp 3-4 Nassarius Snails 2-3 Cerith Snails 1-2 Red Legged Hermits 1 Trochus Snail 1 Blue Legged Hermit Future Corals: 2 Hammers 1 Frogspawn 1-2 Acan Lords 4-5 Zoas 3-4 Ricordea Mushrooms 1 Favia 1 Xenia
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Friday evening I did a 4 gallon waterchange and things seem to be bouncing back. Still bummed about the torch but hoping to fill that rock out soon with a couple variations.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Yea I think I might start doing at least a gallon every couple days for a few weeks to see if it has any positive effects.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Over the past two days I've lost 3 heads off my largest torch colony. On top of that something is up with some of my zoas and my superman shroom walked off its plug and into a deep crevice in my rocks. Something is up with my tank and well I don't know what it is. Swapped out the nozzles last week to see if increased flow might help with some growth and happiness of the corals, but that was a huge mistake. Pissed everything off to a point some corals closed up and retracted more than I had ever seen before. So the spinstream went back on and corals have bounced back mostly. Parameters are all good, well within happy ranges. Not sure if I have some kind of pest screwing with the corals or something else I haven't tested for. I'm frustrated beyond all belief. Don't really have the desire to screw with it too much, and definitely don't have the cash to put into it either. Just hoping it figures itself out and things return to normal.
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    All Items related to 2019 Frag Swap

    If there is any need for assistance during planning or during the event, my daughter and I are happy to help in any way. Plus I only live 10 minutes from the venue.
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    2019 Frag Swap Tshirt Design Contest

    Here is mine! Been waiting awhile for this. https://www.customink.com/designs/pauls46122/nmp0-00bp-bj5x/share?pc=EMAIL-40778&utm_campaign=shared design&utm_source=share link&utm_medium=shared design&utm_content=shared desktop Design Detail:
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    December 2018 Newsletter

    👍 were the results of the calendar posted somewhere?
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    Zoa's / Palyps Spawning

    Very cool, thanks for sharing!
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Anyone still following? LOL Actually nothing new other than a brittle starfish I got before thanksgiving. Just letting things mature.
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    Kessil A360X’s on the way

    Love the look of the new A360x’s. It would kill my tank but if I went larger that’s what I’d go with.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Tuesday evening top down.
  16. I may have a hydrometer I can bring but I really don’t have anything to bring. I guess you could say that’s a positive to having a small tank. 😂 the girls and I are just looking forward to seeing everyone and admiring @Gonzo620 ‘s tank.
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    Monthly Newsletter

    👍🏼 Been working on a T-shirt design since last month. Ready for the frag Swap as well!!!
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    Small crack in tank

    Eric, did you get this squared away?
  19. Those would look good in my tank.
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    NUVO Fusion 10 Nano build.

    Recently I’ve been throwing out the idea of selling off some of my coral, and eventually the tank. Last weekend I traded off some pieces for some new frags, and have started fragging others in my tank. It’s awesome to have new things growing in my tank, but life happens right? Basically the thought is because my oldest has an opportunity to fulfil a dream of visiting Japan and well I can’t afford it without making some sacrifices. I started a fundraiser online but that won’t cover everything. Also she doesn’t know I’m thinking this or I’ve set up the fundraiser. So things are hush – hush at the moment. I love my tank, and can’t fathom the idea of really shutting it down, but maybe it leads to bigger things in the future.
  21. The girls and I plan on coming, however I don't know if I will have anything to bring.
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    Zoa Identification

    That would be awesome!
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    Zoa Identification

    No idea, but I like the look of them. If you ever frag, I would like a polyp or two.
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    Small crack in tank

    WOAH! Hope it doesn't cause any issues for you Eric. As Gonzo said, please keep us updated.