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Progession of a 46 gallon reef tank

Discussion in 'Freshwater Aquariums & Fish Photos' started by California Cowgirl, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    video of my shrimp cleaning my hand
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  2. buzz4520

    buzz4520 Well-Known Member

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    shrimp cleaning video is really neat...
     
  3. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    Thanks it's not half bad since I was holding the camera in one hand and the other in the tank
     
  4. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    I liked the cleaner shrimp too when I had them..I think them,the halloween crabs & the neon blue stripe crabs were all pretty cool.
     
  5. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    Yea i think some crabs ate pretty cool also
     
  6. Guidoman888

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    Thats cool! That makes me want to start a saltwater tank :)
     
  7. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    i just got my vortech mp 20 for christmas. one of the cords is broken and wires are showing so i will be emailing vortech on monday to exchange this one for another one.

    Pictures are with actinics on. It's amazing how much the zoas move in the flow
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  9. cooltow1

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    How they send out a $300 pump with a bad cord on it
    I would be P'ed to no end

    Rick
     
  10. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    It more than likley happened during shipping. I think the cold may have gotten to the cord and made it snap
     
  11. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    went to the lfs today, i went there to mainly get fish but they didnt have the kind i wanted so i decided to get some coral. i got a birdsnest, open brain, and bubble coral. Lights are currently off but here are some pics with my camera's flash
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  12. cooltow1

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    Nice looking corals
    Is the tank pretty stable now?
    How often are you having to do water changes?
    Rick
     
  13. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks!

    and yea tank parameters are doing great, i will probably end up having to dose for calcium but that's pretty normal.

    And i do a 5 gallon water change once a week.

    found a creepy looking bug on my brain, if you zoom in its right about the black and white cerith snail
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  14. MOD_Dawn

    MOD_Dawn Active Member

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    very nice...glad the tank is doing well!
     
  15. cooltow1

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    If you can find pickling lime at your local grocery store it's 100% Calcium hydroxide abd far cheaper the aquarium produces that are out there. just FYI

    Rick
     
  16. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks dawn! its finally coming along

    and ill try to find the pickling lime, thanks for the tip
     
  17. Guidoman888

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    Nice corals! I especially love the bubble coral, It looks very cool
     
  18. California Cowgirl

    California Cowgirl Thread Starter New Member

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    thanks! the bubble has since doubled in size it was about 3 inches then now it's 6 in length by 4 wide, i'll get some updated pics
     
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  20. MOD_Dawn

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    the bubble one is really neat!