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    1 orange moor, 1 redcap oranda, 1 baby white ranchu
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    45 and fighting off the silver hairs!
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    1 black/gold moor, 1 redcap oranda, 1 baby white ranchu

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  1. That's great! Looks similar to my 12 nanocube love your Goldie tank too!
  2. I am fascinated by them! Their colours are really coming out well under the tank lights They've opened out well and I hope they multiply as they grow. I wouldn't mind a few more in different colours too. It's amazing how sticky they are! They hold on really well to anything that touches them.
  3. I will see what I can do. They tend to waggle their tushies when I look in on them with the camera so it may just work
  4. I will cross everything for your poor little guy! What a distressing situation for both you and the poor little fish!
  5. Thank you! they are lovely zoas and opened out really well This nem was white and turquoise when I first got it but it must have been bleached as it is now a gloriously rich greeny blue! I'd like to add more zoas to the tank and some mushies so the sexies are even happier they've spread out all over the tank which I am told is a good sign that they are happy.
  6. Some beautiful fan worms I didn't know I had More pics soon
  7. I've transferred all the stock over from the edge today which was fun. I didn't want to transfer any of the rock from the edge as it has an infestation of aiptasia on it but had to move over two bits. Only one aiptasia on it so will burn that off with the soldering iron next weekend. The mini maxi nem (a lovely blue one) didn't want to shift off the rock in any way so it had to go in aip and all. The 7 sexy shrimp were fun to try and catch in such an awkward space but I got there in the end and they went in along with 2 stomatella snails, 1 money cowrie, 2 sand conches and 3 turbo snails. Sadly none of the other type of anemone shrimp had survived as all they did was fight each other I will leave them all to settle and hopefully get some nice photos for you all during the week. All the nems have opened out barring one that's sulking upside down under the rock at the back at present
  8. Thank you for all the comments peeps! Tbh, I would go for the larger tank as the first marine tank as the paramaters are much much easier to keep stable. Any mistakes are easier to correct and the errrors take longer to reach potential fatal levels. In a small tank the params can become fatal way too rapidly when you're beginning to learn about salt water and how to keep it. I haven't seeded this tank with anything from the Edge tank yet. The live rock was cured and ready to go so I bought some new sand and put it all in the tank and have been waiting for it to cycle. It's been a week so far and there's still a minute trace of nitrite still so I will leave it another week before even contemplating a move across. If the live rock is from a tank breakdown, nice and mature and out of the water for a very short time, then the cycle can be more or less non existant. The longer the rock is out of the water, the more chance there will be some die off from the good bacteria and organisms in the rock and the more chance of a cycle taking place. With uncured rock then the curing process can indeed take a very long time to take place. My other nanocube was so much easier to keep clean than the Edge tanks are. It will be a breeze compared to them I'll keep you all updated with my progression
  9. I used to run this lovely little 24gal nanocube when I first journeyed over to the salty side I loved the tank but soon got the urge to upgrade, even though I'd said I never would. I soon regretted selling the tank and always wanted to get another one day. My Edge tank has had several guises and I have had it full of mini maxi nems and sexy shrimp of late and it's been doing so well. The trouble is the access (or lack of it) has been giving me trouble as I have osteoarthritis in my left hand and wrist so can't get into it properly to clean it. I decided I'd look for a Wave Box Vision 45 which is a lovely little tank, but while searching I came across a brand new and no longer in production DD 12gal nanocube just begging me to buy it So, here starts a new diary! Tank and all the gubbins I am chucking this lot the two little leds - I doubt I'll use them as I can't time them individually and will fit some led strips inside the lighting housing 20000K of pc lighting handy access flap and the display sand (thrown away) That was last week. There's still traces of nitrites so I am going to leave it another week to settle further. I will be transferring the shrimp, snails and mini maxi nems to the tank when it's properly cycled. This tank will be so much easier to look after and I am looking forward to it maturing nicely I hope you'll enjoy my journey with this tank too
  10. I am picking some more corals up after the weekend with any luck so more pics to come I am delighted that the tank has picked up well after the near nuking by the dreaded xenia. It's a delight to look at now and I find myself missing half of the films I watch on the tv as my eyes wander to the tank next to me
  11. I find it easy enough to care for the corals. The main things to think of ate flow, light, supplementation and parameters. If you practice good tank husbandry (as with our beloved Goldie's) then you're half way there! Best things I can say tip wise are Slowly slowly happy tanky and for your first marine tank...go large! It's much easier to keep a large tank stable and any mistakes or learning curves take longer to cause any harm to the stock, thus allowing time to put things right. The hardest tanks of my 4 marine tanks to keep stable are the two smallest ones
  12. I've had another bout of buying for this tank First off we have a new little boyfriend for Georgina my tank bred percula clownfish in the guise of a tiny tank bred perc called Suma (short for satsuma) he's really tiny compared to Georgina but has brought her out from the back of the tank to play in the polyps of the hammer coral and she seems quite chuffed! My ever inflating scholymia frogspawn rainbow montipora which is totally stunning and the pic can't capture the beautiful violet blue tissue of the base flesh of the coral Montipora confusa Thank you for looking
  13. Thanks for the comments peeps! Fred is a starry blenny and can change his spots at random. Sometimes he sports a moustache and others not, and he can go almost completely white too! None of the fish are shoalers, but Stinky would be happy with a smaller mate to make loving eyes at
  14. Yes, yet another marine tank I 'forgot' to tell you all about This is quite possibly the least problematic tank I have ever had. 180L with mainly leather corals in and I am branching out with a few sps corals now too. Fish wise I have a valentini toby puffer (Moomin) who never touches any of my corals, a female skunk clownfish (Stinky) who loves curling up in the long polyped toadstools, a blue cheek goby (Norman) who cleans the sand bed perfectly and manages to move it all from one side of the tank to the other every few days, a cheeky starry blenny (Fred) who changes colours so beautifully, a speedy coral beauty dwarf angelfish (Zippy) who zooms in and out of all the rock crevaces so fast and finally a stunningly colourful little leopard wrasse called Lily. I also have a big tuxedo urchin called Mega Cushie (as in giant pin cushion) and an indestructable blue knuckle hermit crab called Titan. Oh lest I forget I also have a gigantic black mythrax crab called Darth as he's black, shiny and slightly sinister but totally harmless so far. He lives ina rock called the Death Star and rarely comes out to play unless there's food about So, as usual I'll shower you with pics to show you how it's developed I upgraded from this which was leaking to this Norman Moomin Stinky Zippy Fred MegaCushie Lily
  15. That's strange. My rics in all 3 tanks don't bother anything in any of the tanks at all.
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