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PostSubject: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:15 am

here is a picture showing most of my 55 with some gold polyp overgrowth.i have several cardinals in this tanks as well as a flasher wrasse that i never see.i do a mixed reef running on a combo of power compacts and T-5 HO..it seems to work.[img][/img]


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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:17 am

the plastic cup on the bottom is for mushroom frags..here is another pic of my tank raised cardinals.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:34 am

thats a nice reef, needs more brittle stars...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:23 am

i was thinking about it at one point but i knew that if i turned one loose i would never be able to remove it..now maybe a crinoid when i feel brave..those basket stars are sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Jul 15, 2011 2:28 am

yeah, id go with something less aggressive like that, but i was kind of 1/2 joking, i doubt brittle stars are helpful in a reef tank...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Jul 15, 2011 12:20 pm

well from my understanding they are reef safe but oportunistic when hungry.especialy for slow low dwelling fishes like my gobies.and from my obsevations on my tank that i do have stars in thay are always hungry.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:26 pm

badxgillen wrote:
well from my understanding they are reef safe but oportunistic when hungry.especialy for slow low dwelling fishes like my gobies.and from my obsevations on my tank that i do have stars in thay are always hungry.

yea, my green brittle star is always hungry and very active on the other hand my banded serpent star is always slowly moving and wont even take meaty mysis shrimp, it just eats off the sand it seems, just more of a cleaner than a green. green brittle stars seem to be too active almost...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:42 pm

now that you mention it banded stars are usualy not seen hunting..i mean searching for food.i will probably get one and try it out in a frag tank first...better safe than sorry..you have had no problems with yours right...have you put coral in with him yet?that and a slow goby....hmmmm what would be the guinea pig for this experiment..
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:44 am

badxgillen wrote:
now that you mention it banded stars are usualy not seen hunting..i mean searching for food.i will probably get one and try it out in a frag tank first...better safe than sorry..you have had no problems with yours right...have you put coral in with him yet?that and a slow goby....hmmmm what would be the guinea pig for this experiment..

he has mushrooms with him, but i can even offer him food directly and he seems uninterested, while the green will go ape if it so much as detects fish poop...
i honestly think banded serpent stars are reef safe, i used to own a red brittle star (RIP) and it was more aggressive than the green, but they both had spines, im not saying spines mean they are predatory, but it seems to indicate a more aggressive nature in a star, i would even point at the crown of thorns as an aggressive predatorial cousin, im just ranting now...
i would think a lightly populated coral tank would do fine, just to see if its even interested in that food item, but i seriously doubt it, but i have only had one serpent star, each animal's attitude is different as im sure you are well aware of...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Sun Jul 24, 2011 2:15 am

so here is a picture of my tank a couple months back.i have been having some issues with coral fighting and wanted to post this prior to some newer pics.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:17 am

so at some poiint a little while back my frog spawn decided to frag itself.i then had to place it in the background and remove the lobo coral.not long after that the frogspawn got larger and enveloped my kenya tree.i didnt mind to much but today one of the frog spawns decided to come loose and land on one of my pagoda corals.wich are my favorite type of coral in that tank.so today it was an overhaul for the left side to try and change the fate of so many corals.i will have to get a pic up soon but my cam is needing power.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:03 am

oh wow, i cant wait to see that...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:46 am

so i got a few more pics now.here is my tear drop maxima clam.i have had him for a while and he has delt with some tough times.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:50 am

that pic really doesnt show off its neon blue colors in it, that clam is the shit...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:58 am

and here are some kenya tree frags i got from letting my frog spawn melt the mother colony of kenya.i had to move the big frog spawn....or at least it kinda moved itself.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:46 pm

im still happily surprised that worked so well...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:16 pm

Nice banggais!
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:27 pm

I KNOW RIGHT! and they were a steal for captive raised guys too.thanks again.i dont know if i informed you but i my friends pair he got through me through you has bred and is holding many fry.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:34 am

No you didnt tell me that. Thats awesome! You chose a good person! Give him my info if he has any questions
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Mon Sep 19, 2011 1:51 am

i know i should have ages ago but i was hesitant.i will pass this on.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:36 am

here is the sarcophyton in the tank being happy happy.some times it almost touches the tank front to back.i ight be trimming him pretty soon.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:41 am

i would like a trimming of that bad boy for sure.
im not so sure the encrusting pavona fraf survived the bucket ride...
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:45 am

dont give up on em as they are resiliant.and i will put you on the list for a sarco.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:46 am

cool.
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PostSubject: Re: X 55 gallon nano reef   Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:35 am

That sarcoma looks awesome...love it in person...if I ever have more than the Fred Meyer's light I'd look for something like that!
btw, I fragelged a cabbage coral and at least 2 of the three pieces are opening their polyps again...only a matter of time for a trade!
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