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I love the Orange/Yellow Zoas! Want to frag me some? :)
The Porcleain looks like he has very pretty coloring. My LFS has some gorgeous marble/white ones, but they probably cost a ton.
All of the other corals are lovely too. Very nice finds!
 

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oh i wouldnt be so sure about that porcelain crab and its price, mine is really neat and was only 10 dollars 8)
 

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Sorry for such delay on the lights and skimmer, the lights got lost in the mail but we did get a new one ordered and i have it ACTUALLY in my possession right now. im at my dads so no camera or tanks but tuesday or wensday night be ready for a nice update. the skimmer was out of stock but there selling one at the aquairum in old town which i plan on picking up. im also moving the tank away from my bed because what its on now doesnt allow me to see a side view of the tank and things get a little loud, when i move my corals i plan on filling a cooler full of my tank water and putting them in there, then draining 6 gallons out of the tank and picking up the tank and 4 gallons (thats 50 lbs right?) and putting it where it needs to go. since it will be moved and have a new light fixture i want to frag one of my ricordea thats on the back of the rock so ill either take some pics or a video of the process. stay tuned and dont loose hope!
 

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a frag rack is any shelf type place were you can put your fragged corals. i use a bit of eggcrate glued to my mag float. UPDATES someday? my xenia died over the weekend i was gone and made things go haywire, nasty diatoms everywhere and i got a big scratch on the front glass of my tank :evil: . so im starting a new 10 gallon, its going to have a rock back wall and some upgraded items. rather then the 54 watt diy hood ill have the 80 watter, and instead of an ac 30 i bought an ac 70. i should have half the rock wall done by today so i think there will be water in it by next week? dont hold your breath but check by now and again.
 

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Dont count out that Xenia just yet. Xenia has a way of poppping up in places when you least expect it. As it Dies off the heads drift around the tank and can eventually take up residence elsewhere and grow into new colonies. Xenia often does better in poor water conditions.
 

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lol, THAT says something about my friends tank! it was half dead when i gave it to him because hes got 10 stalks that are thriving. i figure when i get the new 10 maybe it will be one of those tanks where it lives so im just going to try again.
 

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Alright it may sound crazy but since the death of my xenia and the resulting algae bloom, AAND the big scratch i put on the front glass i just said forget it ill make a new one! here it is:

Its pretty cloudy from setting it up at like 2 o clock today but have faith everyone. Right now im using the old lighting but when I finish setting up and move corals over ill use the new lighting. its got the AC 70 on it and i made a back rock wall using Joes DIY version. Its eggcrate with rocks siliconed to it, then I sprayed foam inbetween that. After that i found some marine 2 part epoxy made for saltwater environments and coated the fake rock with it, and sprinkled on aragonite. I used the leftover as a substrate and I like it. The left side is an overflow because i like to see my evap. and i can have a place for an ATO system. For filters all i have right now is some LR rubble in the overflow and some chaeto in the AC 70. Ill give an update tomorrow when thing clear up, and another after the cycle is done (shouldnt take too long, I used 50% water from the old tank and cycled live rock, then i used stress zyme too). As it turns out this thread is NOT dead ;p .
 

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Alright We got some pics today of the inner workings like the filter and overflow, and a new FTS now that its cleared up a bit. i still need to get some windex to clean the front glass:



I need more LR rubble in my overflow:
 

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I decided to put in the corals since I had half already used water, I told myself id keep an eye out for anything bad thats happeneing and I havent seen anything so I think there fine. I also added the 80 watt pc with one 6,700k/10,000k bulb and one 420nm/460nm bulb. Then I put in Mr. Krabs my porcelain crab and my scarlet hermit. Heres a new FTS:

You can see my GSP in there hasnt opened, thats because for some reason on its frag plug there was a single zoanthid polyp pushing its way up and making everything close, i cut that out today and put it on a little piece of rock, we'll have to see what color it is.

Theres a couple new polyps on this rock since I got it.

Those are my newly fragged Radioactive Dragon eyes, they came on a frag plug and I couldnt find a place to put them, so I put them on a piece of rubble and then attached that on an overhanging shelf thing. when it fills out it should look good.

And finally those are the rics. notice how much bigger they got since the previous pic

Thanks for looking, I have to leave tomorrow and I wont be back until sunday, then im leaving again on the next wensday so there wont be any updates for awhile but stay tuned!
 

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+1. The wall will look really cool once coralline is established.

New light is much better too! Oh, and let me know when you want to send me over a frag of your rics or zoas. :)
 

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Yay, today i woke up to find my scarlet hermit in his new shell i laid out for him, instead of that old green and purple incrusted piece of crap hes got a nice tan and white new house. Also my GSP's are open today!! while im gone my mom has to Top things off so lets hope she can do that daily or else this thread will be history
 

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Did you guys think i forgot about you?!??!?! OF COURSE I DIDNT! ive just been skimping on pictures lately.

Everything is great and smoothely running, ive got an amazing amount of pods and the chaeto is helping keep the nitrates at zero. Sadly this might be the last picture post before this thread falls into the oblivion that is pages 2 3 or even 4!! ive decided my little 10g is filling up so fast, its time to upgrade to a 30g long!! stay tuned for a diary of that, but back to the recent pick ups and pics of growth!
FTS

Great new 3 polyps on this thing

all the small polyps you saw on the last pic are now grown up on this

GSP is opening FINALLY

some little yellow polyps i got from a friend

growth on the hulks (i think thats what they are)

And finally a new acquisition that i absoloutely LOVE

5 dollars for a small kenya

10 bucks for some BIG shrooms (theres are bright red and 3 inches across!)


Post while you can this might disappear quickly, and look out for my 30g SW in a month or two!
 

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Hey, I posted a minute after you! :)

Dude, send me over some corals NOW. I will be waiting for them tommorow. Just let me know how much shipping is. That will take care of your coral problem. Lol :p Where in the world are you getting such good deals on corals?

Looks amazing. I love that rock wall.

Oh, your gonig to upgrade too? I'm hoping to get a 24G Nano-Cube for Christmas (of course, with a 150W MH light), so I'm stuck with my 10 for another 5 months!

Good luck with the new tank. Cant wait to see its progress.
 

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lol i just hold out and search my local forums, i got those 2 new corals for a local fragswap, shouldve gotten some frogspawn that was 10 bucks a head but im saving for the new tank.

Sadly, my mother has told me that i can only have 1 SW display running at one time... This means ill have to sell the 10g with rock wall to a friend or something because [A] the parents say so and It should help get the overflow and return pump so i can start the new SW. Hope this doesnt make anyone mad but i also found a 2X96 watt PC fixture for it for only 30 bucks from a friend XD!!! Anyways I hope im not jumping the gun but might as well give everybody a sneak peak on whats happnening in the build, once i get the S.O.S. from marineland and a quiet one 3000 pump then ill be ready to start filling!
CPR needs a good cleaning:

Sorry my sump water is kinda dirty, i filled it up a bit and then it had a leak in a wall, and i couldnt get it back out so i used one of those shamwows, but i had used it for other projects so it was a little dirty and i just dumped the water back in there XD

Its a 30g long (36 inches by 12 inches) with a 10g sump that barely fits in there
 
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