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hmmm2

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  1. Iwarna brought in peacock mantis just last week, selling at $20+ Do Ensure that the thickness of your glass tank is sufficient as mantis shrimp is known to have the ability to crack glass that is too thin
  2. Not many people like damsels, myself included But this Starcki’s damsel is very well-behaves, has tons of personality, and resembles my favourite dwarf angelfish - the resplendent angelfish- which is almost impossible to get now Another, more zoomed out, shot:
  3. Hailea alone is able to bring the tank’s temp from 26.9 to 25.1 in less than an hour. I set the desired temp for hailea at 26, and, according to arctica temp probe reading, it will kick in at 26.9 and stop at 25.1. I’m not sure how to narrow the range; I read that it’s possible to use an external temp probe to control the older hailea models, but I’m not sure how it’s fine for the Hk series Arctica alone is able to bring the temp down by 0.1 after running for about 4-5 hours So hailea is the main chiller while Arctica is the backup, but not running a chiller for an extended period of
  4. Equipment list - everything is from the old set up, except the tank, cabinet, plumbing, sump, some new additional siporax and a second chiller: 1. Brace-less Display tank 5 feet long x 2.5feet wide x 18inches tall, 3 sides crystal clear glass, 15mm thickness 2. Sump with the following bubble trap design, base image courtesy of gmacreef: 3. Bean animal external overflow, position at centre 4. Lighting: 2x Kessil A360WE Tuna Blue and 1x Red Sea reef Led90 (probably need at least one more to fully cover the tank) 5. Dual return pumps with Dual chillers - 1x Abyzz A
  5. Another 7 days later, with one bag of siporax from the old set up, and three bags of new siporax, and three newly purchased fish - kole tang, starcki’s damsel and a Fire goby. So basically the new set up is used as a QT without medication for these new fish:
  6. Four days later: I’ve been doing 50-litres water change on the old setup, and use the water removed to fill up the new tank
  7. New tank - to accommodate my livestock into a single tank - delivered
  8. New batch of All for Reef, only 4litres available Thanks
  9. Iwarna would be my recommendation for such fish, and they would usually indicate when it is captive bred Do note that iwarna generally, but not always because clownfish and seahorse are notable exceptions, only bring in very premium fish for captive bred specimens As for your last point about local marine fish breeders, there used to be some who did clownfish and banggai cardinal, but I’m not sure if they are still doing it
  10. Welcome to the salty side For fish, most clownfish (especially designer clownfish) would fulfil that requirement As for corals, you may consider getting from fellow reefers who have successfully cultured them (refer to the Pasar Malam section)
  11. Most, if not all, answers you’ll get will be anecdotal My personal experience coincides closely to this Reefer’s: source: https://reefbuilders.com/2020/08/25/kevins-reef-tank-is-an-lps-masterpiece/
  12. Yeah, getting too cluttered, so I sold off some frags and transferred some corals over to my 2-feet
  13. Today’s Top down shot of the bowerbanki, it’s a little more puffy now, after around ten days acclimatizing into its new environment It’s been kept under very very Low lighting
  14. I keep everything - softies, LPS, SPS, clams, fish, from corals that are given to me to coral that costs pretty much the same as the sum of everything else But LPS is probably my main interest, and every coral has a unique story behind it I’ll post 10 pictures here, with a short caption: 1. most adorable 2. first coral swap 3. most senior coral & most frequent incorrect ID by my visitors 4. most difficult to colour up fully: 5. most vicious 6. most frequently fragged 7. mos
  15. It’s a bowerbanki More details can be found here https://reefbuilders.com/2019/01/31/master-of-all-uca-homophyllia-bowerbanki-is-the-ultimum-lps-coral/
  16. Or may be a normal shot is better:
  17. Did a panorama to see if it gives better quality FTS:
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