Matty's 90g

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    lilmatty5dimes

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    Ok picked up so coral this weekend.
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    Red starfish
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    Zoa I got for $15 and the second for $8
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    Another zoa rock that's covered 40+ heads. Fragging this one soon. It's like hurricane colors. Orange center with green ring around it.
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    marcah

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    nice pickups...:D
    That neon green striped mushroom is by far the fastest growing coral I have seen...I started out with just two heads ( about 4 months ago) now they are spread all over the lower portions of the tank.. Must be at least 50 heads plus I fragged a few out..
     
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    spongeycrab

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    oh yeah forgot you don't get any fish.Well can I give you some suggestions?
     
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    Looks good! But keep an eye on the starfish, i doubt he is reef safe
     
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    spongeycrab

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    Awesome corals and cool starfish! But did you check if it was reef safe first?
     
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    that starfish isnt safe had to get rid of the same one when I caught him munching on corals....
     
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    Thanks every1. The guy selling the star is starting to get into coral but another reefers has 2 in his tank and he's got about the same coral as me and he hasnt eaten anything. I've read that they eat clams When they get bigger. I've got my eye on him. The best part I only bought the 3 zoa rocks. Everything else was free.
     
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    spongeycrab

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    YIKES! I found that star fish and it is NOT reef safe. Get it out! Quick!
     
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    spongeycrab

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    I would still get rid of it, there are many other sea stars that are much more useful such as the sand sifter sea star.
     
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    Sand sifters belong in very old, LARGE systems. They will starve to death in a young, "small" tank.
     
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    I didn't tell him to get it only an example :grumble:
     
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    ErinCahir Sausage Wrangler

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    I am aware of that. No need for the grumble.
     
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    It still needed to be said though. So many people are unaware that these starfish usually die in captivity because their needs are so hard to meet. No need to even bring up that "useful starfish" if it's just going to die in the tank. :D PEACE!
     
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    Well, I've not made it to the lfs yet to bring that starfish their but here's a picture that would/will get your butthole really puckered up after learning they're not reef safe.
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    chichimom79 reef junkie

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    No puckered buttholes over here! LOL :lol: Pretty pics though!
     
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    HAHAHAHA:mrgreen: right I agree Angie
     
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    Well, did a lil fathers day shopping this afternoon. Got another 5 lil rocks of zoa. The first lfs had t
    30% off of coral and fish(they had some beautiful anthias for $14 a piece) walked out with two nice rocks full with about 20 heads a piece. The second lfs had some rocks that were 3/$25. Here are some pictures.
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    These ate some I had but they look like mindblowing.
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    More to come when they open up. I went to a new lfs yesterday world wide coral (look them up) but they have there 5 year anniversary next weekend and are having a huge sale to celebrity but I actually saw in person my first platinum, Picasso, and extremely expensive clown fish there. The pair I pick were some snowflakes(??) on one of the white bars it had a hint/shade of blue in there so prudy. Wish I wouldn't feel so guilty putting it on a credit card.
     
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    Nice pickups!!!
     
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    Thanks lil fish. That's is just half the others weren't opened yet. These are def the best pick up for coral.
     
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    Here's some more pictures.
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    I'm getting some more here on Wednesday. Should be some fire & ice, joker, wammin watermelon, pink and green, orange and purple, and devils hand leather for $40 if I want a pink cap he'll throw it in for $5 more. More pics to come probably Thursday.
     
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