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  1. Nope, no spawns. I lost a few nice ones prior to the transfer, and just in the last week, a couple more have disappeared. No clue where they went. They were looking great prior to starting to walk and then disappear below the rocks. Hughes isn’t even an option. No way I’m paying over $100 a month for 25 gigs of data use prior to them throttling you to 600kilobit speeds (some “unlimited” plan they’ve got there).
  2. Looking good. Welcome back!
  3. So, I did my first water test in a year. Alk and Ca++ are both high, so, I tuned down the dosers. Here are a few pictures. I'd like to upload more, but, having no internet really sucks for large image uploads. I have to tether my phone to my computer, and, since I only get 1-2 LTE bars out here, data transfers are excruciating. Now I remember why I don't do any updates. This is like dealing with modem dialup back in the early 90s, as these photos will probably take an hour to upload.
  4. Time for an update. The tank is coming up on 1 year old since starting it. I have a bunch of frags that I got from members on the board here that are slowly growing out. Not a lot to see. I picked up a few items I was looking for over at Fragniappe, namely the Oregon blue tort and the ORA red planet. I'm not so sure of what the direction of this tank will be, meaning, I am probably not going to pack it full of everything out there. I think I am just going to let all frags grow out to be massive colonies, with no more than 2 colonies per each rock. Coral prices are obscene now as well, so, I don't see myself buying any of this high dollar stuff that costs $300/bugger. Planning on taking some photos this weekend with a real camera, as the phone and reef tanks just don't seem to mix.
  5. Welcome! And thank you for your service. ...I wish someone would have told me how much money I would spend over my lifetime in the hobby (16 years so far)...I would have socked it all into buying Google and Apple stock back in 2002 instead, and I'd be retired by now
  6. Heya! I don't have any of those, but, glad to see you back...
  7. Not at all, Aaron... you're welcome any time. Sorry for the lack of progress pics. Cell phone pics suck, and, not having the option of getting any kind of internet service out here besides crappy satellite service (100 a month for 20 gigs which my teenager would burn in a day) is kind of a disincentive to break out the DSLR and upload high quality pics.
  8. Yup... forums rule. Can't stand social media and all the toxicity that comes along with it.
  9. Damned straight I could go some pearlberry, lol... let me know when it's all healed up and ready.
  10. I've got aiptasia spreading like wildfire too, so, machts nichts.
  11. Mike, No, I haven't found a mint pavona yet. I am also still looking for a green cap with purple rim, orange cap (especially if it's one of those WWC hybrid types with the green swirls in it), and purple cap.
  12. Glad to get back to stocking, and, glad there is still a forum to use. I really don’t like to use the BRK Facebook page, as it’s nothing more than a selling Forum.
  13. Time for an update. First, a big thank you to Aaron, Dawn & Randi, and Brandon for giving me some frags of the corals I lost over the year in the holding vat. It’ll take years for them to get that size again, but, it’s a great start. I had a few survivors, and, have added a few other corals here and there over the last few months.