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Posted: 22 Feb 2011 at 8:26pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

Oh, I'llbe getting a cuc this week. My lfs has weird hours. He's closed Mon-Wed so if I don't stop by Sunday it is a loooong stretch until Thursday, 12noon.
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Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 6:26pm | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

It will be good to see some life in there!

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Posted: 24 Feb 2011 at 7:00pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

I think I may be settling on a purple firefish as the display fish. The tank will always be covered with the hood and I'm going to put a screen across the back. The only chance he will have to go carpet surfing would be when I added a new coral or maybe an occasional tank inhabitant. I would like to think I would notice a fish jumping out of the water in that situation
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Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 5:35pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

The first fish in the tank is a tailspot blenny. Here's hoping I can get a nice picture of him over the weekend.
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Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 5:49pm | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

Can't wait to see it.

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Posted: 28 Feb 2011 at 6:28pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

He finally felt comfortable enough this afternoon to come to the front of the tank.


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Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 6:29pm | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

How is he eating?

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Posted: 01 Mar 2011 at 6:57pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

So far so good. He was chomping down on the mysis in the shop so I felt it was a safe purchase. I get him home, he goes into hiding and did not eat. Great. Now that he is willing to explore the tank he is eating frozen cyclopeze and frozen Formula One. He has started to pick off the rock now as well which is great especially since I'm in the middle of my diatom bloom. When I'm confident that the hair algae won't be making an appearance I'm going to tie a small piece of seaweed to a rock to keep his belly full.
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Posted: 02 Mar 2011 at 5:07pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

Visited a new LFS this evening. Wow!!! I'll have no problem stocking this tank with nano-sized critters. Bought 2 tiny Cleaner Shrimp, 3 Sexy Shrimp, and a tiny tiny Trimma Goby which I'll probably never lay eyes on again. I forgot to have him bag my Anemone Crab and Pom Pom Crab I know! I'll just have to go back
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Posted: 04 Mar 2011 at 9:03am | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

Sounds sweet. I need to update the pics of my tank soon.

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Posted: 06 Mar 2011 at 7:06pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

My wife wanted a second Fire Shrimp for her 27g cube. That didn't work out too well so now I have a Fire Shrimp in my tank
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Posted: 08 Mar 2011 at 5:23pm | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

Not sure I am familiar with the fire shrimp.

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Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 8:24am | IP Logged Quote eric65

What size tank do you currently have? I'd love to see your current tank

Here are some updated pics including the Fire Shrimp:















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Posted: 09 Mar 2011 at 2:02pm | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

That is one thick sand bed! Funny how different stuff has different names in different parts of the country/world. Around here we call those blood shrimp. Looking good so far. I can't believe you don't have more algae, especially hair algae yet.

I am still rocking the 7 gallon as well. I am just putting some finishing touches on some new aquascaping. Rounding out a few bare spots with frags from other parts of the tank. I have largely left it alone for the last few years, not really adding anything. It has been interesting to see how some corals take over and some wither and die without intervention. I will get pics up sooner than later.

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Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 6:02pm | IP Logged Quote eric65

Definitely looking forward to seeing your tank

Bought 3 Pom Pom crabs. This was the most photogenic of the 3. I hope I see them again. The only downside to Marco Rocks is the pieces are so loaded with nooks and crannies tiny critters disappear for days.
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Posted: 11 Mar 2011 at 8:27pm | IP Logged Quote kyroguy

Those crabs are WILD! They haven't been available in this part of the country for quite some time. Good to see someone still has access.

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