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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:52 pm

Bought a new fish at FAOIS. Meet Waldo III...



I wasn't going to get another tailspot blenny, but I couldn't resist. They're just too cute. love 2

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:53 pm

And, here are some FTS pics...






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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:57 pm

And one random pic. Goby is being a creeper in the background...


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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:10 pm

I was going to use one of these for my October PotM since the fish are orange and black. But, I changed my mind, so I'll post them here. Very Happy





This picture makes me laugh... Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:25 pm

Got a new coral yesterday at Creative Aquariums! Bought a little monti spongode. Only $3!!!! SCORE!!! banana

(sorry the pics are kind of blotchy...I need to scrape the coraline off my glass... ashamed)




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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:56 pm

Dont you just love $3 frags! Love the clown pics! Smile

Did you happen to see a very large vlamingii in there? I know a guy sold all the contents of his tank (a VERY nice 225g tank) to that store and he was the guy I sold my vlamingi to..
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:48 pm

Thanks, Eric! Smile

I can't remember if there was a vlamingii in stock. Nicholas might remember...

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Thu Dec 29, 2011 12:53 pm

Bit of an update...

Found red bugs in my aquarium on my acros. Don't know how I got them or how long they've been there, but it could explain the loss of coloration and bit of die-off that I had noticed on my acros.

Bought Interceptor (dog heartworm medication) to treat the tank for red bugs. Set-up a 10 gallon to put the crabs and shrimp in for the 3 weeks that it takes to do the treatment. Caught all of my hermit crabs, but couldn't catch my shrimp, emerald crab, or ruby crab. Didn't care so much about the crabs, but I really wanted to catch Junior...

...Finally gave up and added the Interceptor to the aquarium the other night. The next morning, I found Junior still alive (but really loopy and not looking so good), scooped him out and added him to the 10 gallon. Today he looks much better, and I'm hoping he pulls through. Did a 25% water change, started skimming again, and added fresh carbon. The Interceptor decimated the red bug population, but I did see one little bugger crawling around yesterday. grumble I plan to do two more treatments within the next couple of weeks, and that should take care of them.
banana split

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:45 pm

Did the 2nd treatment this morning! One treatment to go, and those bugs should be GONE!!!! fingers-crossed

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:15 pm

I would move your leapord to your macro tank for the time, it will have way more pods in there and if you need to you can always add more pods to it. Would hate to see your wrasses die due to the meds..

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:32 pm

I thought about it, but I don't think I'd ever catch the wrasses...

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:19 am

So, ignoring the depressing leopard wrasse situation and the stupid red bugs, I figured I'd focus on a positive aspect of this aquarium: My New T5 Light Bulbs!!!! angel

Got 6 new bulbs from ReefGeek for Christmas. Switched from my old set-up of 2 Aquablue Special, 3 Blue Plus, and 1 Purple, to... 2 Aquablue Special, 2 Blue Plus, 1 Actinic, and 1 Purple. Switching one of the Blue Plus for the Actinic definitely changes the color spectrum on my tank. I can't decide if I like it more or less this way, but I'm happy with how everything looks. I'm hoping that in a month or so, my corals will color up to the new bulbs and that the Actinic will bring out some nice colors in them!
fingers-crossed

Dawn/Dusk:


Daylight:

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:28 am

I promised pics of my fish eating the algae sheet. Although the only fish that is supposed to be eating it is my blenny Waldo, all of the fish enjoy it. In fact, Harry and Sydney LOVE the algae sheets.






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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:30 am

And, while I'm posting pics...

Here's a beautiful acan that I picked up from FAOIS the other day...


And, here's a FTS (with the new T5 bulbs) Very Happy

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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:03 pm

Yay Smile

glad to see they're eating!
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:05 am

Today's the last day of the Interceptor treatment! Dosed the tank at 5:30am and plan to do a 25% WC this evening. Take that, red bugs!!!!!!!! whack w/ chair

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~Samantha snorkel

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:41 pm

Woohoo!! Very Happy

how are the wrasses doing?
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:20 pm

mangoman wrote:
Woohoo!! Very Happy

how are the wrasses doing?

The smaller of the 2 has still never come out, so I think that it's safe to assume she's dead at this point. On the other hand, the larger one is coming out occasionally; however, she only stays out for about an hour, so I've been trying to keep an eye on the tank and feed them when I see her out (being back at USF has made this a little complicated grumble). The good news is that she does eat when I feed. She's not quite the pig that Harry is, but she's getting a good share of brine in. There was one day when I saw Harry picking on her, and I got worried. I'm hoping it was just a fluke; it hasn't happened again...

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:25 am

http://www.reefs2go.com/category/promotional.daily-deal/
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:41 am

^ copepods, 2000 plus free shipping but it only works for today
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:18 pm

Already bought some from them! Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Jan 15, 2012 7:30 pm

Oh, ok good Smile

didn't know if you had already or not.. the wrasses like you for that?
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Mon Jan 16, 2012 5:53 pm

mangoman wrote:
...the wrasses like you for that?
Psh. No idea. Harry likes them, but I haven't seen his girlfriend in days... Neutral

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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:10 pm

Maybe its cuase all he does is eat, eat, eat?
No wonder she left him...
keep us up to date! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Samantha's 50 Gallon Mixed Reef Aquarium   Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:20 am

Sam_G wrote:
but I haven't seen his girlfriend in days... Neutral

think
Maybe she will just be his reclusive mistress. Only coming out every once in a while to tantalize him.
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