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Guess what

chicken butt

and I got new frags hehehe. 7 for 105 don’t judge me 😂

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and for good measure I took the anacroporas out of my dt and tried to salvage them, looks like they’re making a comeback 👍

no idea which are which but I got: Ora pearl berry, atl joleen, Tierra del Fuego, red green stag, upscales microclados, and another fox flame. Oh and something called black widow
 

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@GBRsouth i saw parker's video last night, hot damn! love those anthias in particular, idk why bicolors aren't more popular

gotta say i'm jelly af, his tank is way younger than mine and looks super mature with colonies lol, that $10 colony he bought :ROFLMAO:

i feel like i get pretty amazing deals sometimes and the $10-50 frags are still tiny. even fairly common colonies grown here go for hundreds of dollars

i did find it interesting he said he had frags of pc rainbow and walt disney, do you guys get imported stuff from the US?
 

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Seems semi related to my issues lately, but coralline seemed to disappear during my issues and has been making a comeback in the last week or so

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I used to not care much about coralline growth and with my urchin army it’s probably not a great barometer, but it does seem to be true that if things are going well with coralline then it’s probably going well with sticks

my coral qt has had pretty nutty coralline growth lately, probably not hurt that I don’t have urchins in there

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probably doesn’t hurt that I never clean the glass in there either

but as a trade off I have more algae in there lol
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Camera not cooperating but note my in tank algae turf scrubber of a rock 😂
 
the white/purple one?

he's carrying around some pebbles or rocks or something lol, he doesn't really carry around stuff like the tuxedos/pincushions, keeps it smaller
I’ve never seen a white/purple one! That’s cool!
 

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@GBRsouth i saw parker's video last night, hot damn! love those anthias in particular, idk why bicolors aren't more popular

gotta say i'm jelly af, his tank is way younger than mine and looks super mature with colonies lol, that $10 colony he bought :ROFLMAO:

i feel like i get pretty amazing deals sometimes and the $10-50 frags are still tiny. even fairly common colonies grown here go for hundreds of dollars

i did find it interesting he said he had frags of pc rainbow and walt disney, do you guys get imported stuff from the US?

I was actually trying to get you to watch his previous episode which is an LFS tour and he posted his tank 10 month update since. Go back and have a look at that one if you didn't already. It gives a great idea of what SPS we can get here.

When Sam says PC Rainbow and Walt Disney, it's not imported from your country, it's our copies of the same/similar species we have here wild or propagated from our wild colonies. (Unless some bushranger like @Wrangy illegally imports it! :p )
 
I was actually trying to get you to watch his previous episode which is an LFS tour and he posted his tank 10 month update since. Go back and have a look at that one if you didn't already. It gives a great idea of what SPS we can get here.

When Sam says PC Rainbow and Walt Disney, it's not imported from your country, it's our copies of the same/similar species we have here wild or propagated from our wild colonies. (Unless some bushranger like @Wrangy illegally imports it! :p )
While I may look like Ned Kelly, I'm definitely no bushranger! I may know a couple though ;) 😂
 

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Found someone selling some sticks closer than oc for once!

Maleficent
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loa Richards rainbow
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Red dragon
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Oregon tort
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And he had a nice chalice collection and tossed me a freebie of…. Mummy eye I think?
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I sent in another icp test last Friday so hopefully results will be soon and then I can try to toss in some of the fresh cuts I have in the qt tank

visually I think things are better in my dt. The gorgonian for example has polyps out where it had been shriveled up in there for awhile. Some seem still worse for the wear, idk if they’ll make a comeback or not, but I haven’t really seen new death from anything that wasn’t already looking sad
 

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so seems stuff is mostly back in normalish realms

tin is high now? WT🦆? icp doesn't say it's super high so who knows what to make of these ppb readings
zinc reads low, but 17.29 ppb? can i get some 0.00000000000000000000000000000 ppb?
iron is now too low apparently
gallium is uh not 0, no idea what that does
po4 is around .49, i need to stay on top of that

all in all i have no idea as usual, triton ordered. idk what to ever make of icp's ppb results because it's like ok there's some in there, but how much is ok or too much or what. even when my stuff was way out of whack icp didn't say it was too high and honestly how accurate are their tests that they're accurately testing 💩 in ppb
 
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