Lorge gentle frend
A couple guys from the lps were nice enough to come out and help us get the 235gal into the house! It took six of us, but it went pretty smoothly. The tank is five feet long, and on the stand it sits well above my head (though I’m only 5’2”). It is, as the guy helping us said, “beefy”.
Another Spot The Crab picture!!! There are three little hermit crabs.
Take a pic of Cory!
I’ll try to next time I see him!!
I may be befriending a crow??? A couple months ago he almost dropped a large nut on my head – he was trying to drop it on the roof to break it – so I opened it for him and sat it on the porch. He never took it, but looked at it from a distance and started observing me whenever I went outside. He hangs around the house a lot now.
Then this morning I found a bone outside my second story window? He’s the only animal around that could put it there. If I can get the screen open I’ll put a healthy snack out for him!
I managed to slip a couple cat treats out! If he takes them I’ll start putting fruit, nuts, and meats out.
I’ve decided to call him Corry!
So! Since Wednesday we’ve been in the process of moving two large tanks. One is a custom 235 gallon, with a steel stand and sump, the other is a 125 gallon with a large wooden stand and hood, sump, and A Lot of live rock. We’ve got the first one moved – it took two trips – and right now we’re leaving from loading the second, we’ve got it all in one go. Let’s hope it all makes it home smoothly!
Just got home!! Everything made it safe. Hopefully the unloading will go as smooth as the loading. We’re two men less than when we loaded.
All clownfish……. start their lives………… as smol bois………
By extension all female clownfish are trans sorry I don’t make the rules
This is really cool so for anyone who didn’t know: all clownfish start off biologically male! They remain male until they’re adults, then the most dominant of the group changes to become female. Clownfish are cool!!!
My second and third generation Painted Discosoma mushrooms! We’ve got grandbabies now
They’ve grown up so much!
A video of some Pulsing Xenia from my mom’s tank! That movement is the coral moving itself- there wasn’t any water current! Isn’t it beautiful?
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Hnnnngng I’m still losing shrimp
The fish have all been separated from them, but they’re still dying so I don’t know what’s wrong. Before they die they start swimming around with no sense of control, then they just. Slowly stop moving. I don’t know what to dooo!!!
One mental breakdown and several rapidly declining shrimp later, I’m fixing a bucket of rodi water that I’ll acclimate the shrimp into, separating the healthy from sick. We’re going to contact the seller and see if they know what’s up
There’s more shrimp left than I thought – those pictured and a couple more in the tank. Most of them look ok, but some are swimming on their backs or doing flips. I’m not sure what I should do with them? Leave them in the tank, put them in new water, separate the ones that don’t look too good, or what.
So I got them all acclimated into rodi last night. The two that weren’t looking good died, but all the others look ok for the time being