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    LA DD H. magnifica experience

    Hey guys, Well I, like many, have had very limited success with anemones purchased online. Most either arrived as a bag of stinky goo or died within a week of arrival. I normally only purchased anemones from an LFS but I moved to the middle of nowhere MI fairly recent and don't have any local...
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    maroon clownfish with BTA anemone

    Clowns can be strange. I've had pairs host powerheads, overflow boxes, even magnetic algae scrapers while there's an anemone in the tank. That being said, most eventually figure it out, sometimes its a few days, sometimes its a few months. Having a natural host for the clown definitely helps...
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    CB Coral Beauty in a reef tank

    Thanks guys! I think I'm going to give it a go. My tank is currently mostly soft coral, with a few random LPS, so I think an occasional nibble wouldn't do much harm considering how fast everything grows. The few individuals I had trouble with were all full adult size, and definitely didn't...
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    CB Coral Beauty in a reef tank

    Just curious if anyone has given this a shot yet As they are probably my favorite Centropyge species, I've tried a few times with WC specimens and had basically no success, all began eating corals within a month or two. I know sometimes captive raised fish are less prone to bother corals and...
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    Magnificent Stubby Tentacles

    Definitely very strange. Sounds like you're already doing pretty much everything I'd recommend to do, its just bizarre to me that the tentacles continue to worsen even though you are actively feeding it and its coloring back up. It definitely seems there must be other factors at play here...
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    Magnificent Stubby Tentacles

    Shrinking tentacles usually indicate starvation, it likely starved due to the lack of zooxanthellae after the bleaching and began to re-absorb its own tentacles to survive. Have the tentacles shown any improvement since the summer?
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    Possible Hybrid Carpet Anemone

    Definitely an interesting Stichodactyla! I've seen gigs that have both long and short tentacles but the lack of verrucae is puzzling. I wonder if anyone has done studies done on whether or not hybridization gigantea and haddoni is even a possibility. I'd lean toward it being an aberrant gigantea...
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    Equipment for sale

    Everything sold, thanks guys!
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    Equipment for sale

    Hello, I have the following equipment for sale, I was going to keep this stuff but I need some money to help recover from holiday spending. All equipment will be sold as is, but everything currently works as it should. Most of this stuff is fairly new and has been taken care of. Everything will...
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    Tank Breakdown Sale

    @Colorwerx- I'll get you some pics in the morning The gorgonians and pajama cardinals are spoken for Thanks! Mike
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    Tank Breakdown Sale

    Hello, I recently started a new job which has really prevented me from properly caring for my tank, so I've made the difficult decision to break it down. The tank itself and the equipment, unless listed on this post, is not for sale as a friend has already committed to buy it. I will do my best...
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    Nem question

    Thanks, that's what I suspected. Unfortunately I will probably just get rid of the mag as upping the light levels in the current tank is a definite no go. I turned up my LEDs about a week ago and it bleached several of my soft corals, so I'm probably actually going to turn the lights back down...
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    Nem question

    Hello! So I currently have two tanks setup each with an anemone, a thriving gig in a 14 gal biocube and a struggling mag in the 40 IM. I have the 40 setup as a softie dominant tank and it's honestly pretty much neglected other than a occasional waterchange. The mag has slowly shrunken form 8" to...
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    Frogfish!!?

    I see a few potential stocking issues. Puffers cannot be housed with lions, as the puffer will pick at the lions fins which usually results in the death of the lion. Also, Frogfish must also be housed alone as they will consume pretty much anything that fits in their very large mouths, including...
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    "Reef safe with caution"?

    I think many "reef safe with caution" fish are liable to eat smaller fish and inverts, but not coral. I think places like LA and blue zoo need to really make it into two different categories, like "coral safe" and "invert/reef fish safe", instead of just one very general and confusing category.
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