Doc's first saltwater build

Discussion in 'Tank Pictures' started by huntindoc, Apr 12, 2013.

  1. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Those came from that frag swap we went to in Ft. Smith.
     
  2. Deton8it

    Deton8it President Staff Member

    I think those are Mind Blowing Palys or Mind Blower Palys. Something like that. I have them too.

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  3. xystic

    xystic Active Member

    Looks like the prices are pretty good too. The rainbow RFAs are about 80-90 only. Lately, anything that looks somewhat nice is hitting 60.00-150.00. The hype for RFAs has really driven up the price lately. The free shipping @ 250.00 is nice too. I really like how they give the size of the RFA as well. Now I just have to wait till an amazing RFA appears.
     
  4. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    My new plate corals. They both ate quite a few mysis tonight.

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    My Blue Linckia, just hangin' out. LOL

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  5. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    A few updates. The first is bitter sweet. The acro on the left was 3 x this size before my dosing problem last Sept. I was about to throw it out a couple of months ago when I noticed it wasn't completely dead....there were a few polyps on the underneath side of a few branches. It's not only covered a lot of the dead skeleton it's colored up nicely.
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    Meteor shower cyphastrea and Rastas
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    Rock flower nemes and Sunny D zoas
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    My plate corals have migrated together...do I need to separate them?

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  6. graciesdad

    graciesdad Treasurer Staff Member

    Love the rock flowers! I figure the plates will move if they aren't happy.
     
  7. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Yeah, seems like they want to occupy the same space. I didn't know because the purple/green one is actually on top of the yellow one a little.
     
  8. Kim

    Kim Secretary Staff Member

    Hiya,

    Love the rock nems!!! May have to look at getting one or two in the future.

    Kim/Benton, AR
     
  9. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    My new Duncan from Big Show Frags. Purple polyps with long bright green branches. Not super happy yet but better polyp extension than at the vendor.

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  10. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Ooops! Fat finger fragged this big hunk of Corey's purple acro during a water change today. Looks like you get a much bigger frag Corey. Someone else get's the smaller frag I cut.

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  11. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Playing around with my new cell phone and took some pictures of the tank. The white balance adjustment really helps with the "blue out".

    A couple of my obese wrasses. The melanurus looks like a Titan sub.

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    Jedi Mind Trick monti

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    Ear Muff, Red Line wrasses and Purple tang

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    RFA's and the terrible twosome

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    Melanurus close up

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  12. Botheboss

    Botheboss Director-At Large

    Saw these on r2r your turning out to be quite the photographer. Beautiful fish doc
     
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  13. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Well the last year has not been a great one. My Dad as many know was very ill and passed away about a month ago. My tank crashed due to dinoflagellate out break about 8 months ago. It's just now starting to be suitable for adding corals back. Seems the only things that have thrived have been my clean up crew and my RFA's. They have spawned several times in the last 6 months and often on the same day. These videos are from a couple of weeks ago.



    And this is the Trochus snails spawning. The fish have caught on and are taking advantage of the easy meal now.

     
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  14. SilentReefer

    SilentReefer Well-Known Member

    Wow! That’s really cool! Can you imagine having a hundred baby nems?
     
  15. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    I would love that. Unfortunately I seem to be very unlucky. All 5 of my RFA's are males! 1:32 odds...SMH.
     
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  16. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    Looks like you are just going to have to keep buying RFA's. May the odds be in your favor! haha
     
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  17. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Things have finally turned the corner and the tank is starting to rebound nicely. The corals from Mark (Silent Reefer) are doing great. Parameters are stable and I'm seeing some growth again.

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  18. portereef

    portereef RRMAS Supporter

    I am Jealous! All of the fish and coral are beyond amazing like always!
     
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  19. huntindoc

    huntindoc RRMAS BOD Membership Director Staff Member

    Aaron, you should have seen it 3 months ago. Looked like a desert except for the RFA's. It's made a great recovery though. Have a Pintail Wrasse, Exquisite Wrasse and Orange Back Wrasse in QT.
     
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