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As promised here are a few pictures.

The tank as a whole.
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Pulsating Xenia
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Kenya Tree
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Ricotdea? I actually forgot.
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A type of leather. Thinking Toadstool.
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I got all these from local reefers. Local reef clubs are awesome for meeting great people.
 

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Looking great! :)
Just an idea, maybe stack to rocks until is close to the surface, making look like a rockpool? :)
 

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Bad news.

So here's the update.

Lost a few things recently. My new Harptail Blenny and some of my CuC is gone. I didn't know why. I hadn't done anything wrong that I knew of.

Then the news came in on what happened. My roommate decided to use one of my water change bucket for bleach, soap and water to clean the floors.

Yep. So that's the current update.
 

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LAME!!!

It's really hard to relay the feelings, and contain the anger ,when some one has little knowledge about how much effort is behind these aquariums and how much they mean to us.But what can you do but inform the ignorant.
 

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Let us know if there is some thing we can help with, I can send you some asternia stars,brittle stars,copopods,stomatela snails,and maybe a limpit or two to help get your clean up crew back in order.Maybe your local club could help with that too.
 

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Let us know if there is some thing we can help with, I can send you some asternia stars,brittle stars,copopods,stomatela snails,and maybe a limpit or two to help get your clean up crew back in order.Maybe your local club could help with that too.
Thanks so much. I'm going to do some work on Sunday in the tank. Take everything out and get a headcount and then head to a LFS and pick some stuff up for the tank.
 

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So. The update. I had the day off spent my day in the tank. Took out every single piece of rock all the sand all the fish. Everything. Gutted it.

Took the tank. cleaned it out with fresh water. Painted the back black.

Whats dead:
One Zebra Dartfish
One High-fin Goby
One Peppermint Shrimp
One Harptail Blenny
Multiple members of my CuC.
 

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Tomorrow. I buy salt and more CuC and start all over again. With what I have left.

Two Clowns
One Tangaroa Goby
One Red-Head Goby
One Chalk Basslet
One pistol shrimp
 

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Careful about another mini cycle with cleaning too much.This is one time I would think of Beasilybub and get some nice macro algae, I got plenty if you want some.Looks like you still have some pretty sweet fish left, I have been wanting some chalk basslets.
 

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Oh there will be pictures. I have to wait for my LFS to open so I can buy some salt and CuC then I will be uploading photo after photo.
 

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So my update was way to early.

Here is what I actually lost.
Both my clownfish, my chalk basslet.

My Red Head Goby is clinging to life it seems.

I am completely unsure what happened...
 

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Time to step back and assess the situation. First off taking everything out and cleaning it will cause some issues with the bacteria so you may have to go through another cycle wich means elevated levels of nitrogenous compounds. What is your chemistry as of now? Ammonia,nitrites,nitrates,PH?You can also get a second opinion from your local fish store. As I said before I can send you some algaes and micro inverts to help get things running smoothly again if you think that would help.
 

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Time to step back and assess the situation. First off taking everything out and cleaning it will cause some issues with the bacteria so you may have to go through another cycle wich means elevated levels of nitrogenous compounds. What is your chemistry as of now? Ammonia,nitrites,nitrates,PH?You can also get a second opinion from your local fish store. As I said before I can send you some algaes and micro inverts to help get things running smoothly again if you think that would help.
I took a deep breath and thought a bit about it. I dont have my test kit so ill have to go to an LFS.

Picked up some hermits to replenish my CuC. Hermits are MONSTERS. I love them as a CuC, they can be a terror but they are MONSTERS. I'll keep updating and updating this week.
 

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Some pics of my CuC. You can see the Amphipods are out, Snails are eating. Added a bit of food to get things moving a bit.
Saw a small bristleworm. I had a MONSTER in the tank at some point. So waiting to see if he rears his head.
 
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