Category: reefblr

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My three clean and happy reef tanks…

I love how everything looks after a water change!

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Grabbed a few more barnacles from the beach today!! After they’re cleaned up I’ll either use glue or silicone and fix them to the rocks and maybe the back of the tank!

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Missing for three months

Caught sneaking out for food after lights out, before promptly disappearing again

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I got a sample of Reef Nutrition’s live tigger pods!!! I’ve wanted to try some for so long. They were super active and super cute! I added them to a couple tanks, hopefully they’ll start reproducing. Yoshi loves snacking on them and immediately started picking them off the glass!

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The reef was looking good today

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The reef has a new member!!! An incredibly small and frail Stonogobiops nematodes, who goes by many common names but we’re just going to use black ray goby.

Pretty much identical to yasha gobies in behavior – so much so that they will share holes and shrimp – though they’re a bit smaller.

This guy got moved into Salty from another of our tanks, and they’re so, so shy which is causing a lot of trouble getting them to eat. This is the first time I’ve seen them since putting them in two or three months ago – I honestly thought they were dead. I’m going to start broadcast feeding a couple nights a week to hopefully get some food in them.

This is the most skittish fish I’ve ever seen – they were in a pico by themselves for a couple months and still wouldn’t come out with someone in the room. Hopefully I can get them to trust me like Yoshi did! Yoshi’s a friendly fish, too, maybe they’ll take to each other some day

(They’re on the right side under the rock)

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My hammer coral close-up…

Happy Sunday Reefers!!

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One of the vendors has this beautiful Australian spider sponge! I’ve only seen it once before. Unfortunately it does very poorly in aquariums.

The red is a red tree sponge, and the white parts are a parasitic zoa that encrust it! The zoas growth has to be kept in check otherwise they may choke out the sponge. Amazing, but honestly best left in the wild.

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Happy Sunday Reefing everyone!

Here’s a shot from each of my tanks, the Zoas are from the big tank, the Green Sinularia is from my softie tank and Harriet was photobombing my Rose Bubble Tip from the anemone tank…

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It’s not the greatest pic in the world, but I just snagged this chalice coral frag from my LFS…