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Awesome picture with this butterfly, I amazed to see all the picture. Good work. Keep it up.
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Well things have been amazingly crazy. I broke over a dozen bones in both my hips and needed major surgery. So that slowed down things in the tank arena. Luckily, my mom is extremely nice and knows a thing or two about tanks, and she took care of basic maintenance while I was down. All in all, they put humpty dumpty back together again somehow....


Then, I decide I feel better enough for a new tank adventure and start a simple biocube thinking about doing a seahorse tank. Unfortunately, it cracked after I started it for only a couple days. All it had in it luckily was water, sand and rock (no livestock).


Wife nearly shut down the hobby after 30 gallons of water began shooting unto my desk and floor, but things worked out well for a disaster and nothing was ruined in my house. 

I am now enjoying just one tank. I've had a few fish deaths and a couple corals died while I was in the hospital, but mostly things have been going well. My current fish list includes a yellow tang, 2 clowns, cleaner wrasse, leopard wrasse, ruby red dragonet, pajama cardinal, banghai cardinal, yellow goby, and a cling fish (so cool). Since my last update, I have lost my fairy wrasse and anthias, both jumped. The butterfly also did not make it more than three days as he developed an eye issue and died shortly thereafter.  

Here are some updated tank shots:


Things are growing well and I'm pretty happy with how things look especially at the top. 

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Hope you enjoyed. 
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Looks great. Thanks for the Macro. 
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Thanks Mark, it was nice to see you and show off my tank for a minute :)
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Lookin great! 
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Looks good.
We are having Reef Tour on Nov 4 if you are interested in signing up. You'd be agreeing to open your house to fellow fish friends for the day, so they can come out and see your tank in person.
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Thank you both! I've hosted the tour a couple times in the past, but it has been so long since I've been in the hobby, this year I think I'm going to go see other tanks. I'm planning on possibly hosting next year after my tank has had some more time to mature. Thanks again :)
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Ouch. That looks incredibly painful.
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Yes Marcoss, it hurt a tiny bit ;) I got fully back into the hobby in 2017 but then all this other crap happened. So this is a mixed bag of a year.
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Quick update. I will be doing the reef tour, so everyone plan on coming over. I'll have treats and be ready to nerd out talking fish all day. I'm excited to share my current tank as I've now accumulated 40 different LPS. 

Also, these will also be the last of my crappy phone camera pic updates. I just ordered a new camera! Hopefully, I can get some better pictures up before the reef tour, so you know what you will get if you choose to stop by. Thanks for looking and enjoy!

This is my view from my work desk and is still my favorite even thought its not technically the front of my tank. Go cubes!

I also realized I've not shared any pics of my sump. Its basic, so nothing fancy, but it should be documented.

Finally, a few of my corals that are doing much better than my last pics. These two acans finally found a spot where my yellow clown goby (aka Hitler) leaves them alone.

Side view of top. Anyone know what the orange mouthed coral is in the middle bottom? I think its a leptastrea, but can't be sure as the LFS told me it was something different. Its encrusting, very fuzzy and seems to be growing extremely fast (again sorry for the poor pic quality).

Scallop and new chalice to the left.

Back of tank which is my euphyllia area. Since the colors are crap, the back one is a bluish purple short tentacle torch, middle is a standard green with purple tips hammer, and front is my new favorite... gold frogspawn!
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Absolutely stunning setup. I love that blue glow. Seems so soothing to look at.
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Thanks Corey, this tank is definitely blue because I'm going for coloration over growth (only so much growth can be accommodated in a 60g). My last tank was extremely white/yellow with 8x54w t5 setup, and I was happy with it. I even disliked bluer tanks in the past (pre-LED days), but now I'm changing my opinion. I enjoy watching my corals change colors before my eyes. Every coral (with only a few exceptions) has displayed more vivid and a wider variety of colors once in my tank.
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New camera has arrived. I got it yesterday and couldn't resist trying it for a few minutes before lights out (the trick-or-treaters had to be handled by the wife). I did a little bit of editing and realized I have a lot of learning to do, but I like the pictures a lot better than my camera phone mostly because the coloration is much truer to how it looks in person. 







I'm open to all tips/suggestions. I have a D7100 with a 35mm standard and 105mm macro lens. I feel like these are decent images for having the camera for less than a day, but I know I have lots of room for improvement.
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Taking pictures is hard work. I'm definitely not in shape enough for all this bending and moving, but I'm loving it. Slowly getting some pics here and there. Here are few I took today.

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