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noirsphynx
10-06-2008, 03:47 AM
This tank is going to remain very basic as I'm fairly new to the hobby. This is more about the fun of it. I'm going to try a mushroom themed tank.
Oct 15/08 FTS
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=11
Nov. 15/08 FTS
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=122
Dec. 15/08 FTS
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=240
Jan. 15/09
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=409
Feb. 15/09
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=572
Mar. 15/09
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=808
Apr. 15/09 (http://canreef.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=45566&page=8)
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1025


Budget $395.45
Used $383.73
Remaining $11.72

Free Items:
Tank, 10g
LR
LS
Stand
Themometer

Supplies:
Subcurrent Filter(new) $38.99
Light, Nova Extreme 18" T5(new) $79.99
Elite 50w heater(used) $16.49(75% of Petsmart price, have reciept)
Koralia 1(used) $25.46(75% as per J&L)
Moonlights $7.80

total $168.73

Livestock:
Gumdrop Coral Croucher $31.99
Anenome Shrimp x 2 (one was $7.49 other was $14.54) = $22.03
Nassarius Snails $1.34 x 2 = $2.68(already had so 75% of J&L (http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/product-info.php?product_ID=rc-nass))
Turbo Snail $1.46 (already had so 75% of J&L (http://www.jlaquatics.com/phpstore/store_pages/product-info.php?product_ID=rc-turbo))
Feather Duster x2 = $36.84
Orange Spotted Mushroom $5
Green Stripe Mushroom $5
Orange Yuma $5
Pink Yuma $10 Died =(
Blue Mushroom $5
Red Mushroom $10
Red Spotted Mushroom $5
Purple Mushroom $5
Bullseye Mushroom $5
Florida Ricordia 5 x $5ea = $25
Florida Ricordia $10
Orange (argent orange?) zoa's $5
Purple zoa's $5
Green/Blue/Peach (earth, wind & fire?) zoa's $5
Pink w/ green center (candy apple pink?) zoa's $5
Orange (armour of god?) Paly $5
Green Palys $5

total $215

Chaloupa
10-06-2008, 04:14 AM
BEAUTIFUL cat!!!!!!! WOW! I love him/her?

noirsphynx
10-06-2008, 04:17 AM
Thanks, that's Rocko aka "Stinky" came all the way from Utah.

dsaundry
10-06-2008, 04:50 PM
How are you able to hold the cat still while you shave him....:lol::lol:

noirsphynx
10-06-2008, 04:58 PM
How are you able to hold the cat still while you shave him....:lol::lol:

That was a funny......right?

You wouldn't believe how many people don't know there's cats born bald. Sometimes it's quite funny trying to convice them. I once had a solicitor knock at my door(I wasn't home) and Rocko just happened to be sitting in the window. I heard later from several neighbours that this guy would say "did you know your neighbour shaves their cat" Every one of them told him different but he refused to believe it. Still makes me laugh.

dsaundry
10-06-2008, 07:38 PM
That was a funny......right?

You wouldn't believe how many people don't know there's cats born bald. Sometimes it's quite funny trying to convice them. I once had a solicitor knock at my door(I wasn't home) and Rocko just happened to be sitting in the window. I heard later from several neighbours that this guy would say "did you know your neighbour shaves their cat" Every one of them told him different but he refused to believe it. Still makes me laugh.


Yeah, I have seen those cats before...some of the reefmembers have them...still a strange sight though...sort of like the hairless dogs..
something you don't see everyday.:biggrin:

GreenSpottedPuffer
10-06-2008, 07:48 PM
Ok, seriously...I am the only one who does NOT have a bald cat to pu in my 10G???

Beautiful cat!

The Codfather
10-06-2008, 09:29 PM
Have us curious now. What little critter do you have planned?

noirsphynx
10-06-2008, 09:45 PM
It's a secret until I know if I can get him or not:smile:. I have all the LFS looking for one and so far I haven't heard back from any:cry: I'm so very hopeful though. I have 6 months to find one and hopefully it won't blow too much of my budget.

noirsphynx
10-06-2008, 09:48 PM
Oh well......maybe I can tell......it's a Gumdrop Coral Croucher (http://www.liveaquaria.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=15+717+1425&pcatid=1425) :biggrin: I'm in love with the little cuties. Maybe someone out there knows where I can get one, even if I have to have him shipped here. If that happens then I'll post to see if there's any interest in a group order from wherever I can find him. So what does everyone think....cute or what?

noirsphynx
10-15-2008, 03:31 PM
I'm a little behind, no water in yet :redface: but I will by tomorrow hopefully. Added a pic of the stand I built to the first post.

noirsphynx
10-17-2008, 04:52 AM
Water went in last night :biggrin:
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=11

JDigital
10-17-2008, 04:55 AM
Great stand.. would have worked well for a sump :wink: haha!

noirsphynx
10-17-2008, 04:58 AM
Great stand.. would have worked well for a sump :wink: haha!

Thanks, that was my intial thought when building it but I wouldn't of had a clue on making one (I'm lucky I was even able to pull off building a stand, lol) but I will be setting up a refugium in the future. Probably not for the contest though.

noirsphynx
10-29-2008, 06:15 AM
I changed out the sand for black Tahitian Moon Sand & changed around and added more rock. I'm pleased with this look much, much more than what I had :biggrin:
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=63

Chaloupa
10-29-2008, 06:19 AM
WOW...love the black sand and the rockwork looks fantastic!

JDigital
10-29-2008, 06:55 AM
DAMN YOU ALL WITH THE BLACK SAND!!!! LOL...

Tank looks great though.. sweet scaping! :mrgreen:

ElGuappo
10-29-2008, 06:58 AM
:lol::mrgreen::lol:DAMN YOU ALL WITH THE BLACK SAND!!!! LOL...

noirsphynx
10-29-2008, 02:22 PM
DAMN YOU ALL WITH THE BLACK SAND!!!! LOL...

Tank looks great though.. sweet scaping! :mrgreen:

:mrgreen:I honestly wanted to do black in the beginning but already had white LS so I thought I'd just try it but was very unsatisfied with it's look. Now my husband likes it so much he wishes his 90g was black:lol:

rocketlily
10-29-2008, 03:01 PM
Looks really good.

superduperwesman
10-30-2008, 06:13 AM
Sorry not to side track... but why do some people say black sand is bad again??

EmilyB
10-30-2008, 07:23 AM
Drop a magnet in there...

No, just kidding, but I had some sand with black and dropped an algae magnet and whoosh !..

sphelps
10-30-2008, 03:22 PM
Sorry not to side track... but why do some people say black sand is bad again??

I don't know if its "bad" but when I ran black sand it looked great for the first few months and then it just seemed to loose it's affect and I couldn't keep it clean (pure black). I wouldn't use it again but that's just me.

noirsphynx
10-30-2008, 03:26 PM
I don't know if its "bad" but when I ran black sand it looked great for the first few months and then it just seemed to loose it's affect and I couldn't keep it clean (pure black). I wouldn't use it again but that's just me.

I reeeeeaaaaally hope it doesn't! I just love the look of it. I suppose even if it does at least it's only in my 10g & not my 90g. That would be a PITA to change out.

sphelps
10-30-2008, 03:46 PM
I'm sure it will be fine, here's some pics of my back sand, same stuff you used.

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Picture024.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/90gallon.jpg

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a174/sphelps/Picture081.jpg

JDigital
11-15-2008, 06:14 PM
Contest Reminder:

**Updated FTS and Budget Required today (Nov 15/08) to remain in the contest**

noirsphynx
11-16-2008, 03:59 AM
I'm posting this for my wife. The computer is down at home. She has no way to upload pics. Will do when the problem is fix. Is this okay with the contest moderators.

JDigital
11-16-2008, 04:17 AM
How soon can you get a photo up? Can you get the Budget updated today?

noirsphynx
11-16-2008, 04:26 AM
I 'm in North east bc she in alberta. She has zero internet at home. she said november tank pic is the same as october. Nothing has been added to the tank yet.

superduperwesman
11-16-2008, 04:37 AM
Should have just reposted the same pic ahah

noirsphynx
11-16-2008, 06:11 AM
YAY!!! After fighting with my computer for several days:drinking: now I'm finally back on-line. Thanks to a Facebook virus I had no internet. So anyway, as you see my husband posted for me. I haven't added anything new to my tank yet but I will add a new fts anyway.

noirsphynx
11-18-2008, 04:37 PM
Added some corals. Some are so tiny you won't notice them though, lol.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=122
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=123
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=124
Just noticed too that my orange paly & purple zoo's got washed out by the flash =(

noirsphynx
11-21-2008, 12:17 AM
Thought I'd share some individual pics of some of the mushrooms in my tank. Some of these pics are not of the actual mushrooms but I do have the babies of them in there. I still have to take pics of what ever's missing here.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=141
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=138
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=137
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=136
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=134
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=135
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=133
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=43
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=140
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=29
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=26
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=24

noirsphynx
11-21-2008, 12:24 AM
And here's the zoo's & paly's.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=126
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=127
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=128
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=130
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=131
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=132
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=33
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=37
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=38
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=125

superduperwesman
11-23-2008, 06:11 AM
You should update your first post with your Nov "15" Photo... I know it was after:)

noirsphynx
11-24-2008, 01:58 AM
You should update your first post with your Nov "15" Photo... I know it was after:)

I posted a 15th shot even though there was no change. The added corals were a few days after. I will add that one too though. I can't wait for my mushrooms to grow, they're so piddly right now, lol.

superduperwesman
11-24-2008, 06:17 AM
Thanks :)

noirsphynx
12-15-2008, 03:27 AM
Added Dec 15 FTS to first page. I changed the layout of the rock again because I wasn't so sure it was great for a mushroom tank but now I'm thinking it wasn't such a great idea. What is everyone's honest opinion, Nov. 15 or Dec. 15 layout?
Nov. 15
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=122
Dec. 15
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=240

noirsphynx
12-15-2008, 03:52 AM
Right side Dec 14
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=242
Left side Dec 14
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=241

There's a lot of stuff that just can't be seen yet:frown:. Sometimes makes me wonder just how much growth is going to happen before this contest is over. Hopefully everything will start growing faster, anyone have any freaky growth water they wanna share:lol:

rocketlily
12-15-2008, 03:55 AM
I like them both. It's hard to choose between them.

JDigital
12-15-2008, 04:00 AM
I like the Dec15th one... both are good though.

Lance
12-15-2008, 04:10 AM
Either/Or. They both look great.

Chaloupa
12-15-2008, 05:41 AM
I have to agree with everyone...they both look fantastic!!!!

noirsphynx
12-16-2008, 04:27 AM
Thanks guys. My daughter prefers the Dec. 15th too. My husbands home tomorrow and I'll see what he thinks but I'm still not sure about it. Maybe if the mushrooms would start growing I'd like it more :rolleyes:

sphelps
12-16-2008, 04:54 AM
Dec 15th for sure. Looks more stable to.

Looking good BTW!

noirsphynx
12-16-2008, 05:11 AM
Hubby had a peek from work and prefers the recent shot too. I guess it stays that way. I need to stop fussing with it anyhow and give things a chance to settle or they'll never grow.

I also just noticed the over hang looks like a face with a wide open mouth :lol:

noirsphynx
01-05-2009, 12:49 AM
I updated my budget and had to remove a few things that weren't attched to re-coup a bit of my budget to make room for something..................I'm so excited to announce that my treasured little fish addition that I've been waiting & hoping for was finally found :multi: One of the LFS got 2 in for me(sadly I can only house one so had to leave the other guy there) so I went and picked one up today. What a little cutie. Besides being venomous(which I knew) they also apparently have a nasty little bite :evil: I'll have to watch where I put my hands when cleaning :eek:

JDigital
01-05-2009, 12:52 AM
^^^ Sounds exciting!! Give us a hint?

noirsphynx
01-05-2009, 01:17 AM
^^^ Sounds exciting!! Give us a hint?

Oops, should have re-stated what I was after from the first page :redface:. It's a Gumdrop Goby. Here he is, not a great pic though because he's still acclimating in the bag.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=289

Lance
01-05-2009, 01:41 AM
I updated my budget and had to remove a few things that weren't attched to re-coup a bit of my budget to make room for something..................I'm so excited to announce that my treasured little fish addition that I've been waiting & hoping for was finally found :multi: One of the LFS got 2 in for me(sadly I can only house one so had to leave the other guy there) so I went and picked one up today. What a little cutie. Besides being venomous(which I knew) they also apparently have a nasty little bite :evil: I'll have to watch where I put my hands when cleaning :eek:

It's a good thing they are peaceful little guys:biggrin:

noirsphynx
01-05-2009, 01:42 AM
:lol:

noirsphynx
01-15-2009, 05:21 PM
So, no new pic today :sad: My husband took my camera to NFLD with him and won't be back until Monday so I'm just going to re-submit last months and I'll replace it once he returns home.

karazy
01-15-2009, 10:55 PM
well that's too bad! i was kinda exited to see a new photo.

u got the LED strip set up yet?

noirsphynx
01-17-2009, 02:07 AM
well that's too bad! i was kinda exited to see a new photo.

u got the LED strip set up yet?

I don't have them on permanently yet but will soon. I'll try to get pics of when they're the only lights turned on too. I think I'm adding 2 to the tank.

karazy
01-17-2009, 04:28 AM
kool :biggrin: cant wait!

noirsphynx
01-20-2009, 03:38 AM
Jan. 15 pic updated.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=409
Also added some moonlights.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=410
Some random pics of some stuff in the tank.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=419
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=422
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=421
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=420
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=423
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=426
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=8&pictureid=425
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=418
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=416
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=411
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=413
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=7&pictureid=428

JDigital
01-20-2009, 03:51 AM
That blue ricordia is SWEET! Looking good

noirsphynx
01-20-2009, 04:16 AM
That blue ricordia is SWEET! Looking good

:biggrin:Thanks:biggrin:

karazy
01-20-2009, 04:17 AM
looks nice! like JD said, awesome ric!

so when you gonna have that light strip up and running? huh huh? bother bother!!:lol:

noirsphynx
01-20-2009, 04:26 AM
looks nice! like JD said, awesome ric!

so when you gonna have that light strip up and running? huh huh? bother bother!!:lol:

Thanks!

It's running now. The pic with the moonlights (above) are them. I ended up using two of the 12cm ones, the third one flickers on and off. I ended up just glueing them to my light fixture (see pic below). If I can fix the other I might add it to the center in the front of my fixture.

http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=430

karazy
01-20-2009, 04:32 AM
nice!!

the flickering is probably just cuz the adapter isnt high enough power. but they look nice and bright!
do you think they are bright for what they are (like how small and cheep they are)

noirsphynx
01-20-2009, 04:53 AM
nice!!

the flickering is probably just cuz the adapter isnt high enough power. but they look nice and bright!
do you think they are bright for what they are (like how small and cheep they are)

No, the flickering is definitely a loose connection but not sure if I can fix it or not without ripping them apart and ruining them.
They're definitely very bright little lights especially for thier price. I'd like to get a purple or a red one to throw on and see what it looks like mixed with the blue.

Lance
01-20-2009, 05:05 AM
Looking good! Nice Rics

noirsphynx
02-16-2009, 05:07 AM
Not too much change but fts posted on 1st page.

Chaloupa
02-16-2009, 05:33 AM
WOW, it's progressing really really well!! Looks awesome!

noirsphynx
02-23-2009, 04:07 PM
It's pretty slow in between fts updates so thought I'd add a pic or two of a little inhabitant that I've had for a bit now. He's a cute little anenome shrimp that hosts on either my purple mushroom or my red mushroom.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=633
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=632

Chaloupa
02-23-2009, 04:45 PM
LOVE the shrimp! Saw one at the LFS the other day and considered getting it. Good to see it doing something...! Very cool!

noirsphynx
02-23-2009, 04:47 PM
LOVE the shrimp! Saw one at the LFS the other day and considered getting it. Good to see it doing something...! Very cool!

He's very cool. He sits out front(which is more than I can say for my goby that I was sure was dead until today) at all times and it's neat to see him eat his food and watch it go inside him. I'll get another if I ever come across more.

JDigital
02-23-2009, 06:40 PM
It's pretty slow in between fts updates so thought I'd add a pic or two of a little inhabitant that I've had for a bit now. He's a cute little anenome shrimp that hosts on either my purple mushroom or my red mushroom.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=633
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=632


There's no rules saying you can't post pics between months.. haha. Sweet shrimp, almost looks like a sexy shrimp.

rocketlily
02-23-2009, 06:42 PM
Nice pictures, love the colors of the mushrooms.

noirsphynx
03-16-2009, 03:46 AM
FTS for March 15/09, I hate to post this pic. Everything is pi**ed at me for doing a water change. Nothing is happy with me & that'll teach me to do a wc on fts day.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=798

rocketlily
03-16-2009, 03:51 AM
It's looking very colorful. Looks like you're getting good growth. Nice.

noirsphynx
03-16-2009, 03:56 AM
Yeah, it's pretty colorful and the mushrooms are growing well and so are the orange palys. I have 3 purple, 3 blue, 3 red, 3 orange & 2 green and I had started off with only one small of each. The orange Paly's seem to grow a new head about every 2-4 weeks.

sphelps
03-16-2009, 03:47 PM
I hate to post this pic. Everything is pi**ed at me for doing a water change. Nothing is happy with me & that'll teach me to do a wc on fts day.

Haha, I know what you mean I did the same one month, it's crazy how sensitive these little tanks are. Never the less the tank looks awesome, black sand is still clean!

JDigital
03-20-2009, 01:03 AM
pm re: budget as well. :)

noirsphynx
04-16-2009, 04:52 AM
Here's my final pics. I enjoyed this contest very much and love looking back at the progress. I must say I enjoy this little tank and even my husband is jealous of it because it's so colorful compared to his 90g, lol. I'm very glad I kept it simple and will most likely continue to add more zoa's, mushroom's & tiny inverts.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1025
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1028
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1029
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1027
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1026
A small shrimp that's so neat to watch. He floats around the tank like a feather.
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1039
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1038
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1037
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1036
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1034
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1033
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1031
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1030
http://canreef.com/vbulletin/picture.php?albumid=2&pictureid=1040

sphelps
04-16-2009, 04:54 AM
Damn, looking good. Nice pics too.

rocketlily
04-16-2009, 04:59 AM
Very nice looking tank. The contest was fun, wasn't it.

noirsphynx
04-16-2009, 05:04 AM
Damn, looking good. Nice pics too.

Thank you :biggrin: Yours also looks awesome!

Very nice looking tank. The contest was fun, wasn't it.

Thanks Susan, it was a lot of fun. Love all the red colors in your tank.

Chaloupa
04-16-2009, 05:30 AM
Looks AMAZING! WOW.....you guys all have gorgeous tanks!

noirsphynx
04-16-2009, 05:35 AM
Looks AMAZING! WOW.....you guys all have gorgeous tanks!

Thanks :p Can't wait to see your pic.

JDigital
04-16-2009, 06:23 AM
Looks AWESOME! Wow... great pictures... Did you have a Theme for your tank? or did you skip that?

noirsphynx
04-16-2009, 06:26 AM
Looks AWESOME! Wow... great pictures... Did you have a Theme for your tank? or did you skip that?

Thanks! I guess just a mushroom theme.

Myka
04-16-2009, 06:27 AM
Wow!! I don't know how the judges are going to pick a winner. They are all so nice! The tanks have all come along really well in the last couple months. :)

superduperwesman
04-16-2009, 03:52 PM
Me like :)

noirsphynx
04-16-2009, 03:54 PM
Me like :)

me too :mrgreen:

Thanks Wes!