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Everything posted by PaulS.46122

  1. I’m really loving the look of my tank right now. It’s not massive and doesn’t pack in too many designer corals but that’s not what I’m going for. I’m keeping something easy to keep for myself and the types of corals that interest me. I think that is key to success in this hobby. There are quite a few members here who I’ve purchased corals from as well. Very few are from local shops or swaps, so thank you. this tank will be 3 years old next month.
  2. My oldest is in a musical this spring and I found out late last night that the second weekend of performances land on the 13th and 14th. So unfortunately I have to back out on volunteering. I’m not even sure I’ll be able to attend the swap this year. 😞😞😞
  3. Lorelai and I can help on Friday evening as we usually do. I can also help at the raffle table with Ben, as I did last year. 2xl and lx shirt sizes.
  4. So..... I took the month of November to really evaluate this tank and my desire to keep it. I went back and forth a lot last month. Doing minimal work and the necessary water changes on the tank to keep it going. I even sold off a few pieces of coral in preparation to shut it down. The desire to keep it going after vacation wasn't there like in the past, but something was still there to keep it going for November. At some point I decided to keep this little box of water and take it slow and get it back to what it once was. Another positive over that time was I saw an increase in growth in all of my corals. Decided to keep it going and enjoying the decision. Nothing like a few new additions to the tank to make you start loving it all over again, right? Thanks @puffdragon and @ddeurloo for the new additions! In the past week I have added: ORA Birdsnest Red Digitata Splatter Hammer Coral Neon Green Toadstool Neon Green GSP Tube Anemone I'd say that's a good end to 2019. We will see how they fair in 2020.
  5. I had some ideas floating in my head but haven’t had anytime to work on them. 🤷‍♂️
  6. These were shot with the App. All current photos on my instagram are as well. @tehSAC_reef
  7. I have thought of that, but the pricing and availability of some of what I would keep is something that keeps me away from going that route. I figure, if I walk away, then its for good. Still bouncing around ideas to keep my interest alive.
  8. Im not sure it’s a challenge I need. Things are doing fine in my tank for the most part. I find myself messing with this tank more than any other tank I’ve owned, and it really isn’t that much to be honest. I just don’t look at it the same or get excited about it anymore. Thanks. I’m sitting here looking at it right now and it still brings me a little bit of joy, but not as much as it used too. I haven’t bought anything for the tank in a couple months. There isn’t really anything out there that screams “I need that!” Sicce even decided that they wanted to sponsor me and sent me some new pumps and other products to showcase. That was cool but not really enough to keep me motivated.
  9. Haha, yea that's not going to happen. I'm not sure I'm ready for another tank as my enjoyment is just not as it once was with this one.
  10. I don't know if this a common thing with us that keep tanks, but my motivation and desire to keep this tank running is slowly fading. Has this happened to any of you that are following? How did you break the burnout? Cause I am seriously thinking of selling it all off and moving on.
  11. Haha nope but I did wear my INDMAS shirt one of the days we were there. So I did a little advertising. 😉
  12. We wanted to visit the sumidia aquarium to see the garden eels but never got over there. I believe I’ve seen this documentary as well. It’s been a little while though.
  13. Isn’t the best picture but I saw a tank at least. Haha
  14. Aquashella was bad? I did RAP a couple years ago in Orlando and it was great!
  15. Do we have absentee ballots for elections? Wish I could make this one as I've been interested in making my own fish food. Unfortunately my oldest and I will be on a plane to Tokyo.
  16. Dude that’s purdy! I guess I just don’t remember seeing yours in your tank. I’ll have to take a look next time I’m up your way. Hell I’ll be in Japan next month Maybe I can do some LFS shopping 😂🤣
  17. Haha lifetime warranty. No worries @Gonzo620 If it goes, then it goes. Just part of the hobby I guess. Must have known we were talking about it today It was about half way open when I got home this afternoon. So maybe there is hope for it still. 👍🏼
  18. Little fish. I think it would make the tank look bigger than it is. Just my thoughts.
  19. Yea I'm wanting to grab one of those, but not sure I want it at the top of the tank.
  20. Lately I feel my tank is missing something. I’m wanting this little tank to be nice and full eventually and I understand it will take time. So trust me I’m not looking for a quick fix. What I am looking for is a coral suggestion for the upper portion of my rockwork. The gorgs from @Budmanjust don’t look right where they sit and they have been moved behind the candy cane coral colony. They are doing fantastic and growing like weeds. I had a Duncan up there but it has closed up and decided not to open again for almost two weeks now. So I have no idea what’s going on with it. I’m looking for something with “height” to fill in some space at the top of the tank. My eyes tell me birdsnest, but my brain says “no man you don’t wanna deal with that”. See I don’t want to chase numbers, or dose. Ideally I would prefer just to do water changes and let it be. I also feel like my tank wouldn’t have enough flow for those SPS as I’m not running a powerhead, just an upgraded pump and spinstream nozzle. I also want to stay away from anemones. Something about them give me anxiety. Afraid they will walk and sting everything. I love euphyllia but have been burned before. Loosing all my torches to BJD. Something says a nice torch colony up top might look great but what could I put on the sides that wouldn’t get stung. I just feel like moving the blue and yellow hammers up top and filling out below them. Favias, zoas, something else? Argh..... the trials and tribulations of a nano tank. So what say you? What would you do and why? Lay it out and give me some ideas/encouragement. I love this hobby but just stuck with this moment in time with my tank.
  21. These were my latest test results. Everything else looks happy in my tank. 🤷‍♂️ Pre-Waterchange Tank MG 1410 ALK 7.3 CA 470 TEMP 78.4 SALINITY 1.026 Mixed Saltwater before Waterchange MG 1470 ALK 9.5 CA 490 TEMP 78.6 SALINITY 1.026 Tank after waterchange MG 1440 ALK 8.2 CA 480 TEMP 78.4 SALINITY 1.026
  22. So I bought this frag from @Gonzo620 awhile back and it’s always seemed happy. However for the past few weeks it has looked like this. It’s not near anything that can sting it so I’m just confused on what might be happening. Thoughts? Was hoping it could grow out and be a good “topper” for my rock work. That’s not panning out and now I’m trying to figure out what to put in its place.
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