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post #21 of 39 Old 04-23-2011, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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my spiney blue lobster....after a shedding of old exoskeleton his antenna has regrown.and he has put on some more size.he definatly loves fish..i think he has killed two banghai cardinals so far..mixed reviews from other owners....he hasnt harmed my sixline wrasse or my damsels.time will tell i suppose.
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post #22 of 39 Old 05-08-2011, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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i managed to trade some red motipora capricornus that i had broken off of the main plate for a few heads of some neon green calaustrea.i also fragged a piece of my other calaustrea with radial stripes and put them in this new 33 long just to see how they hold up.some starter LPS.pardon the terrible pics i have to use whats available as far as equipment and i am not adept at photography as well.i suppose it doesnt matter much anyways.
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post #23 of 39 Old 05-11-2011, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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Calcinus Elegans....i caught one of my electric blue hermits molting and managed to get the camera only after he had reaquired a shell.cheap thrills.
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post #24 of 39 Old 05-11-2011, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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and here is a couple of nice zoas i salvaged from a piece of live rock..i attached them to a frag plug with some rubble in hope it will propagate more readily.
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post #25 of 39 Old 05-11-2011, 05:44 PM
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Nice zoas! That blue lobster is kinda scary if he's been killing cardinals!

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post #26 of 39 Old 05-12-2011, 12:29 AM Thread Starter
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well i am not entirely sure it was him but i am placing the blame on him..so i suppose you are right..i removed the blue reef lobster to be safe...he was knocking over some of my frags as well and he is only getting bigger..disapointing as i have to choose between animals but seeing as he has theoreticaly eaten a couple of bangais and ruined a frag or two it seems clear...you reasure that thought.

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post #27 of 39 Old 05-17-2011, 04:00 PM
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That is exactly why I now have 2 tanks. :)

Wanted to keep my starfish, urchin, etc... my kids just love them. No way am I putting them in my reef. LOL!!!!! My dumb hermits do a good enough job knocking over frags sometimes. Little turds!

There's a guy that lives in my town that is in the same saltwater hobby club and he has like 5 tanks, 1 pico, 2 biocubes, 1 med tank and a 125g! LOL

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post #28 of 39 Old 05-19-2011, 12:33 AM Thread Starter
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yeah i have a few urchins i have one in a nano reef that has yet to harm anything that i am aware of aside fromthe bulldozing action..and yeah kids love the stars i have a couple of nice green and yellow serpent stars that just move so fluid like in the water for foods it is awsome..i wish there was some kind of club here but ther is not ..the closest one is far away and it seems that the people that pursue this hobby tend to not be the same that i would prefer as my company...some cool reefers are far and few.i love my inverts so much i have my sump loded with cool stuff and i have the rim lined with acrylic specimen containers that fill and overflow into the main sump so i can have as many inverts in the same space without competion..to much cool stuff..as far as my new 33 frag tank..i put in a nice bunch of
Halimeda a calcerous macro algae that has a nice bright green and pretty cactus like leaflets.
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post #29 of 39 Old 05-19-2011, 05:03 PM
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Oh, that is pretty!
I just have caulerpa in my sump, the tiny green grapes LOL.

So far everyone in my club is pretty cool. A few of them are snooty because they have way more money to blow on all kinds of expensive gadgets, but for the most part they are all down to earth.

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post #30 of 39 Old 05-22-2011, 12:17 AM Thread Starter
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ahh

sorry about the delay on the posting..i agree about many of the salt creeps i have met being nose in the air type peoples wich i find funny...i spend as little on the hobby as possible and try to help others in the process.but then there are others that are as you say down to earth reefers that just make my day not just because the hobby relation but as something that happens between the people that keep the aquatic inhabitants not just as status symbols or prestige but as a release ,a pass time and want to be closer to these animals.if you would like some of this and possibly other caulerpas let me know.i have a few.and wouldnt want any money.

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