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    Pecan Island, LA
  1. Tri-Color Rose Anemones

    Any other pics? Do they ever truly bubble up, or stay extended like this? .
  2. Looking for opinion about new fish

    I have a love for the Tang species! So much personality, IMO... Top 6 would have to be the Sohal, Clown,Fowleri, Vlamingi, Powder Blue, and Purple(I think it's more beautiful, with the bright yellow tail, than a Gem, and evidently more obtainable. Lol) .
  3. Few fishes for sale

    How long have they been in qt? And, how much for just PBT? .
  4. Selling 75 Gal Reef Tank w/ 40 Gal tank - Reduced to $400

    Where are you located? .
  5. 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    Thank you [emoji4] .
  6. New To To This Group And The Hobby

    Good evening all, from lovely Pecan Island, LA! Im new to this group, and pretty fresh in the saltwater/reef tank hobby. I was actually thrown into it, without floaties, and had to learn to swim pretty quickly. Can we say one heck of a learning curve?! I had no idea about correct water parameters, the difference between a coral and an anemone...literally, nothing. I was offered, wellll more so kind of forcefully given, a 100 gallon reef tank and all of its inhabitants and supplies. Needless to say, it took a 40 ft closed in box trailer to haul tank, 55 gallon drums for live rock, buckets for fish with aeration, and the SIX different pump systems that came with it, plus food, cleaning supplies, chemicals, etc. None of these had instruction manuals, so imagine the panic that ensued when I arrived home with all these pieces and parts and hoses, and fish that needed to be retanked asap. Thank gawd for YouTube and Google! [emoji120] lol So, I run a 30 gallon sump with a Reef Octopus 110 with a dual CPR over flow and a Hydor 600 canister. I have an extra Reef Octopus DBH-300 Protein Skimmer Dual Hang On Back, a Fluval Canister, some other Florida brand protein skimmer, and numerous pieces and parts to other systems I have no clue what they are. [emoji85] I also run a 30 gallon qt/hospital tank, permanently, after one horrible experience with a Sailfin Tang from Satan's Layer, as I now call it(Petco)hahahaha I also run a 10 gallon QT for all incoming inverts, and just recently set up a 60 gallon to put our pair of MGS Clownfish, bc the spawning/sand throwing and aggression has gotten out of hand. Here's a list of what inhabits my tank, and a few pictures: 1- Yellow Tang(Bubbles) 1-Blue Hippo Tang (of course the kids named it Dori) 1- Coral Beauty Angel(Sugar) 1- Mated Pair Maroon Gold Stripped Clownfish(Big Bertha and Squirt) now in their own tank 1- False Percula Clownfish(Nemo) 1- Six Line Wrasse(Crazy Eye) 1- Mandarin Dragonet(Gomer Pyle) 1- Blue Springer Damsel(Scooter) 1- Pink Spotted Watchman Goby(Creeper) 1-Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby(Mike lol inside joke [emoji85]) 2- Firefish Goby(Ren and Stimpy) 6- Green Chromis(The Chuck Wagon Gang) 1- Banggai(Banner) Cardinal(Tuff) 1- Zebra Barred(Bar Goby) Dartfish(Oscar, bc our 7 yr old insists it looks like a white hot dog wiener [emoji23]) 1- Royal Gramma Basslet(Pee Pie, my 2 yr old's fish lol) 1- Harlequin Shrimp(Lil Buddy) 2- Peppermint Shrimp(Jack and Jill lol my kids [emoji85]) 1-Cleaner Shrimp(Jacque) And a clean up crew consisting of numerous Nassarius snails, astrea snails, red leg hermits, blue and orange leg hermits, and one HUGE, scary, mexican turbo snail, that I unearthed one afternoon, I named the kracken! [emoji15] lol 9- Australian Duncan Polyps 1 Blastomussa Welsi 1- Blue Eye Lythopylon 1- Softball Size Galaxea 1-Favia Brain Frag 1- Green Toadstool Leather Mushroom 1- Kenya Tree 1- Meteor Shower Cyphastrea 1- Pink Montipora Cap 1-Revere Superman Montipora 1- Red Montipora(Velvet Branch) Digitata 2-Green Ricordea Mushrooms 1-Super Cultured(Chili Coral) Alyconium Plate 1- plate of snake polyps 2-RBTA I think that's everything, aside from a few pieces of coral I've yet to identify...lol Yesterday actually made 3 months I've had the tank, so I've attached a comparison picture as well as my newly set up refuge. .
  7. Anyone live in Alexandria?

    I'm not a permanent resident of Alex, but my father is originally from Colfax/Dry Prong. We own a lot of land up that way, and spend our time deer hunting and camping in the area. That's my stomping grounds! Lol I'm half redneck and half coonass...its a dangerous combination, let me tell ya! [emoji23] .
  8. 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    And, to clarify, the only fish that made it to us were the MGS Clownfish, blue green chromis, and the 3 gobys (shrimp, watchman and mandarin) all others we have invested in. Oh, and the coral...most were either dead, half dead, or lost in the sand bed. I've added 9 pieces, also 2 RBTA, plus the fragging of the original 4 small polyps of Duncan that blew up when water parameters were stable. I've fought off a vermited snail infestation, went on a mass genocide against aiptasia (original owner was FEEDING THEM like they were a good thing [emoji85]) some were as big as my dang fist. It was a challenge, but well worth the work in the past 3 months. .
  9. 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    Hahahaha Well....its kind of like the whole subliminal message in the hit by the Eagles, Hotel Califronia. It was NOT my idea, but my finances. But, upon its arrival at our house he stood there, jaw on the floor, finger planted in an unmentionable place, and I was giving him the "I told you ya shouldn'ta done it" look. Then, I stepped in, and it ended up being my tank. Lol He takes care of our freshies(bc I caught him trying to murder the salaties by topping off daily with SALT water [emoji85])and I deal with the science of this monster. Because I am a lover of all things, I couldn't just let it waste away, so I did pour myself into getting it back right, but it was NOT easy....if the walls in tjis house could talk [emoji85] And, the casualties that I know took place before us picking it up (there were many more fish in the original pictures sent to Brock than when we arrived) just breaks my heart. Now, it's kind of a soft spot for me. Lol And, an outlet for my stress and anxiety, and a perfect relaxant for our chronically ill little girl who suffers from PTSD. I'm loving it now that it's stable, and I'm sure I would habe loved it from the start had we not acquired such a headache that required so much damage control. .
  10. 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    Hey, hey!!!! 🖑🖑🖑 .
  11. 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    Its a coastal marsh community in Southwest Louisiana. It is about as far south in Vermilion Parish as you can go, and the last "community" before entering Cameron Parish. We have 70 registered voters, no red lights or stop signs, and one gas station that closes at 6:30pm. Lol I'm about 37 miles from the nearest town, and my house is 3 miles from the GOM "as the crow flies ". .
  12. 100 Gallon Reef Tank

    Good afternoon all, from lovely Pecan Island, LA! Im new to this group, and pretty fresh in the saltwater/reef tank hobby. I was actually thrown into it, without floaties, and had to learn to swim pretty quickly. Can we say one heck of a learning curve?! I had no idea about correct water parameters, the difference between a coral and an anemone...literally, nothing. I was offered, wellll more so kind of forcefully given, a 100 gallon reef tank and all of its inhabitants and supplies. Needless to say, it took a 40 ft closed in box trailer to haul tank, 55 gallon drums for live rock, buckets for fish with aeration, and the SIX different pump systems that came with it, plus food, cleaning supplies, chemicals, etc. None of these had instruction manuals, so imagine the panic that ensued when I arrived home with all these pieces and parts and hoses, and fish that needed to be retanked asap. Thank gawd for YouTube and Google! [emoji120] lol So, I run a 30 gallon sump with a Reef Octopus 110 with a dual CPR over flow and a Hydor 600 canister. I have an extra Reef Octopus DBH-300 Protein Skimmer Dual Hang On Back, a Fluval Canister, some other Florida brand protein skimmer, and numerous pieces and parts to other systems I have no clue what they are. [emoji85] I also run a 30 gallon qt/hospital tank, permanently, after one horrible experience with a Sailfin Tang from Satan's Layer, as I now call it(Petco)hahahaha I also run a 10 gallon QT for all incoming inverts, and just recently set up a 60 gallon to put our pair of MGS Clownfish, bc the spawning/sand throwing and aggression has gotten out of hand. Here's a list of what inhabits my tank, and a few pictures: 1- Yellow Tang(Bubbles) 1-Blue Hippo Tang (of course the kids named it Dori) 1- Coral Beauty Angel(Sugar) 1- Mated Pair Maroon Gold Stripped Clownfish(Big Bertha and Squirt) now in their own tank 1- False Percula Clownfish(Nemo) 1- Six Line Wrasse(Crazy Eye) 1- Mandarin Dragonet(Gomer Pyle) 1- Blue Springer Damsel(Scooter) 1- Pink Spotted Watchman Goby(Creeper) 1-Orange Spotted Shrimp Goby(Mike lol inside joke [emoji85]) 2- Firefish Goby(Ren and Stimpy) 6- Green Chromis(The Chuck Wagon Gang) 1- Banggai(Banner) Cardinal(Tuff) 1- Zebra Barred(Bar Goby) Dartfish(Oscar, bc our 7 yr old insists it looks like a white hot dog wiener [emoji23]) 1- Royal Gramma Basslet(Pee Pie, my 2 yr old's fish lol) 1- Harlequin Shrimp(Lil Buddy) 2- Peppermint Shrimp(Jack and Jill lol my kids [emoji85]) 1-Cleaner Shrimp(Jacque) And a clean up crew consisting of numerous Nassarius snails, astrea snails, red leg hermits, blue and orange leg hermits, and one HUGE, scary, mexican turbo snail, that I unearthed one afternoon, I named the kracken! [emoji15] lol 9- Australian Duncan Polyps 1 Blastomussa Welsi 1- Blue Eye Lythopylon 1- Softball Size Galaxea 1-Favia Brain Frag 1- Green Toadstool Leather Mushroom 1- Kenya Tree 1- Meteor Shower Cyphastrea 1- Pink Montipora Cap 1-Revere Superman Montipora 1- Red Montipora(Velvet Branch) Digitata 2-Green Ricordea Mushrooms 1-Super Cultured(Chili Coral) Alyconium Plate 1- plate of snake polyps 2-RBTA I think that's everything, aside from a few pieces of coral I've yet to identify...lol Today actually makes 3 months I've had the tank, so I've attached a comparison picture as well as a few randoms of my inhabitants. .
  13. Stunning Aussie Tank on RB

    Did you guys happen to watch the documentary on Netflix called Chasing Coral?? If not, it's a must! .
  14. POTM submission July 2017 (Polyp Corals)

    Duncans +1....lol .
  15. 29g Biocube in Slidell (free or swap for frags)

    Sounds good .