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Old 10-20-2009, 08:38 PM   #91
 
love it, I am also looking at a used 60 gallon bowfront, going for 375$$ negotiable....or the 80 gallon mentioned in the earlier post.
Love the polyps, they are my favorite, the star polyp in particular....I will be going tomorrow or Thursday night for a coral, any last words of advice?? or suggestions on what would look nice and is hardy??

thanks !
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Old 10-21-2009, 06:32 PM   #92
 
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thought I would add a few more pics to show the color on the live rock, as you will see, the clown fish followed where ever I took the picture.....again not great quality, taken with cell phone1021091917.jpg

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Old 10-21-2009, 06:48 PM   #93
 
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I would suggest you start with Yellow Polyps or Green Star Polyps. They add some color and spread quickly. Plus, they are extremely durable. Mushrooms, leathers, and button polyps are also rather simple.
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Old 10-21-2009, 07:13 PM   #94
 
just found these on kijiji, someone is selling them privately, can you give me info please, prices are very good:

I have few nice zoanthid polyps 5-10-15$ for sale or trade to another frags that I don't have, also I have frags of pulsing silverbranch Xenia (5$) ,

please let me know if these are also fairly easy to keep, Im going there after work tomorrow night......

Thanks
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:29 PM   #95
 
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I would do the Zoanthids, but not the Xenia. Your aquarium is not big enough for Xenia. They spread like a weed.
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Old 10-22-2009, 06:03 PM   #96
 
I think I will take your advice and start with the star polyps for now, Kellinsdale gave alot of great advice in the coral reef section.

did not get a chance to go tonight, horrible weather.....snow already, this early in the year.....way too much traffic.
but will go between tomorrow and the weekend and post pics.

question for you, approximately how much are corals in the U.S. ?
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Old 10-24-2009, 07:13 AM   #97
 
Coral pics, need help to id please

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Old 10-24-2009, 08:42 AM   #98
 
More pics for identification

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Old 10-24-2009, 11:22 AM   #99
 
Learned alot in the past 2 hours :(

Well, I have learned alot in the past two hours, I have identified the one one that has tong tentacles to APTAISIA, so what I have done and am not happy about it.....removed it from my tank immediately and broke off 2 tiny pieces to salvage what I could of the polyps, but not much of them left sadly :(
but did not want to risk an infestation of aptaisia.....very upset about this, it was a nice piece of live rock with alot of polyps, but aptaisia growing right inbetween the polyps.

my question is now, is there any way to salvage the live rock once the aptaisia dies off?
right now it is sitting in a bucket.

to all the new saltwater hobbiests, let this be a lesson to ALWAYS, check and make sure you know what you are buying, save yourself some dissapointment.

one other change I have made, I traded my one and only tomato clown, for 2 baby tank bred perc clowns, and have put a deposit on a new 65 gallon tank, which I should have in a couple of weeks, but will set up over a few months.....
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Old 10-25-2009, 07:19 AM   #100
 
Have finally picked up a calcium test, results are 400
is this allright?
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