Squishie's 90g Saltwater Tank

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-20% water change done
-Finally got more egg crate and clear zip ties. All the panels are cut out now I just need to zip tie the mesh to the egg crate and label where the lights go and I am done! Also need to figure out a way to weigh down the 2 front panels (that I remove for feeding and maintenance). It weighs almost nothing and if a fish really wanted out, they could do it.
-I had stopped dosing the nopox because I thought with the majority of the corals gone and only feeding 1 coral now I would not need it, but I tested and N03 was more than 4 so I am back to dosing. Not entirely surprised though.

lamblita:

squishie90gfowlr:

Pictures from the LFS. Giant chocolate chip seastars. And the most adorable baby cowfish. He was about gumball sized. SO CUTE!

What is that gorgeous blue fish? OAO

That is a juvenile emperor angel. He/she’s pattern will change when they mature. http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+18+411&pcatid=411

My friend drew anemone! I was so proud and thrilled. I keep avoiding drawing that word because I figure no one will get it.

My friend drew anemone! I was so proud and thrilled. I keep avoiding drawing that word because I figure no one will get it.

Pictures from the LFS. Giant chocolate chip seastars. And the most adorable baby cowfish. He was about gumball sized. SO CUTE!

After one long fucking day, there is now a 90g tank, stand and a ~20g sump in the basement.

-A1 has been on the move. She is almost completely purple now. It is insane to think how colorful she was once. Probably remarkable she is still alive though.
-Going to feed A2 a huge (almost thumb sized) chunk of clam tonight. I feed her brine and mysis from time to time, but I think she would appreciate a more appropriately sized meal for her size.
-Yes, I am already planning tons of crap for NEXT YEARS MACNA LOL. Such as, I am going to try and have my Dad and sister come on Friday so they can pick out corals/clams/inverts while the selection is still large. I am going to set up a few quarantine tanks, 1 big one to house most of the corals I get. A few singles to QT individual corals/clams that I like A LOT/cost a lot. Because if one coral is infected in the main QT it will be trashed and the other corals will have to be QTed longer, etc. So for ones I like a lot/cost a lot, I don’t want to risk them getting infected. I can’t justify setting up XX individual QTs as each one will need heater, filter, light, water changes, food, etc and that is just too much. I would be especially concerned about light. I am also figuring out how I am getting to MACNA. I can either A) Sleep at home and take the metro/subway to and from the hotel. Or B)Sleep at the hotel, go to the convention, drive home or use the metro, take care of the animals, get back to the hotel, sleep, repeat for 3 days total. I want to be there for as many talks/workshops as I can, and some of the things start at like 10am. I will have to see.
-At least the tank set up I am getting tomorrow is quite the deal. It will be nice getting the tank here so I feel like I am making some progress.

Oh man, A2 DEVOURED that piece of clam so quick. I noticed she was a bit twisted so I fixed her (did not want the chunk of clam to get stuck or her have trouble digesting it due to being twisted) and now she is pouting.

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Name: Jessica
Nickname: Jess, Jessie
Birthday: March 1989
Gender: Female
Sexuality: I like women and men
Height: 5’2”
Time zone: Eastern
What time and date is it there: 11:30pm 8/28
Average hours of sleep I get each night:  13+
Last thing I Googled: I think alligator pipefish LOL
Most used phrase: Alright
First word that comes to mind: Boop
Last thing I said to a family member: “‘But I haven’t been fed yet’” speaking for the dog
One place that makes me happy and why: My grandparent’s house. I have good memories there and just makes me feel good and fuzzy inside there.
Favorite beverage: I really love me some sweet tea
Last movie I watched in the cinema: Guardians of the Galaxy
Three things I can’t live without: animals, sleep, internet
Something I plan on learning: SCUBA diving
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-Saturday we pick up the temporary system. This will not be set up yet though.
-I just need another piece of egg crate and some clear zip ties and I can finish the new lids.
-I seriously cannot contain my excitement for MACNA coming here next year. It is just SUCH PERFECT timing. The tank should hopefully be stable by then and I will get to pick corals for my tank from such an intense selection. The fun part will be quarantining everything I buy HA. Okay no seriously quarantining all of that is going to a huge PITA. Blegh.  Not stocking the tank with corals before MACNA will give me a chance to focus on the fish and inverts.
-Once I get rid of the last of the corals I am thinking of getting and urchin and/or a cowrie or sea hare to work on all of this algae

THAT’S RIGHT MACNA IS COMING TO DC! I am SO excited. My club, WAMAS is hosting which is just so beyond cool.

THAT’S RIGHT MACNA IS COMING TO DC! I am SO excited. My club, WAMAS is hosting which is just so beyond cool.

whatthefauna:

Spotted garden eels (Taenioconger hassi) live in colonies of up to several thousand individuals. They spend the majority of their lives with only the top half of their body sticking out of a burrow they make in the sand, eating plankton and other tiny animals that float by. If in danger, the entire “garden” retracts into the sand in the blink of an eye.

Images: blueparadiseindonesia, Eric Cheng, Ryan Murphy