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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    Inputs at this point are only for the blood shrimp. About 10 "small" pellets about every other day. I try not to feed it more than it can eat in a sitting. I'm not doing AB+ or phyto right now. There's usually a lag between my posts and the present (e.g. this post was written a few weeks ago)...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    October 13, 2023 I picked up a Cali Tort at Hide Tide Aquatics. They had a really nice Walt Disney acro that I nearly got. Although it looked nice in the blue lights, it wasn’t quite as striking in the white light. My partner prefers the white light so I have a long stretch in the middle of the...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    You are definitely right. Hadn't heard of those.
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    I'll definitely keep those in mind if I do end up changing the flow. They really are! It might be more cramped than it looks, but you're probably right I could squeeze one more in. I'm a little tempted to grow out a scoly, RFA, or something like that on the bottom right side.
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    October 4, 2023 I added a kryptonite trumpet / candy cane coral. This was the star of my last tank many years ago. I love that they’re still around. Even though they’re common, I’m excited to have one again. I mounted it in a recess in the center. I know they grow fast, but either I’ll prune it...
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    RRC Pink Cadillac Acropora

    @phc567 scooped it. Enjoy!
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    RRC Pink Cadillac Acropora

    RRC Pink Cadillac acropora frag. Got it from Cultivated Reef. Wanted to see how it did in my little tank. It did fine, so now I want to free up that spot for something different. In downtown Oakland.
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    That’s a very good point about the mixed reef. It is hard to keep everyone happy, especially in such a confined space. I count myself lucky that everything has worked out as well as it has so far. I hadn’t heard of those Jabao powerheads, but it seems like people like them. I can stomach the...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    Flow I’ve become very tempted to mess with the flow. Having an acro in the tank is making me want to tinker with things, which seems like a bad impulse. The other factor is the Tunze 6040 is louder than I would like. This is especially true when it’s in pulse mode where the tone switches from...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    Dang I wish I knew. Those are really nice. I wish I had room for another one! I really like mine. I'm surprised they aren't more popular. Every tank should have one.
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    September 17, 2023 No major changes. The pho4 is low, so I stopped using AB+ and increased the phyto to three drops per week. Will monitor and adjust. Not sure what I’m targeting, but over the past couple weeks a gallon water change every five days seems to take it from 0.04 to 0.01. I'm...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    August 25, 2023 I was at High Tide in Oakland getting water and I finally asked about a wait list for a bright yellow coral that I had been really impressed with ever since the first time I went there. Kenny said there wasn’t one, but then he offered to cut me a $40 frag! I was pretty excited...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    August 22, 2023 I bought some corals online. I got stuck in a cycle of shopping for expensive chalices, but balked at spending that much money on something I haven't seen before. I felt like I had to break the fever. I ended up getting some zoas, a tyree red watermelon chalice, a rock flower...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    August 15, 2023 I went on another buying spree at my LFS, High Tide Aquatics (which I really really like and will write something about soon). Florida Ricordia peach Acan lord red Chalice orange Zoanthids pink/red I'm very happy with the colors from this batch. The red acans are very...
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    CaribSea FragZone Coral Mounts / Dry Rock Rubble

    CaribSea FragZone Coral Mounts. The color didn't work for my tank. It was a little too purple. The company's photos had them a little more red. Otherwise, it seemed like nice dry rock rubble. Box is brand new. In downtown Oakland...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    This is great advice and definitely along the lines I was thinking. I appreciate the chalice recommendations. It's hard to tell which just photograph really well and which actually look cool IRL. Will happily take recommendations for other nice chalices and acans. I'm trying to be patient but...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    I've been thinking about tank occupants, aggression, and encrusting corals. I'm thinking of a peaceful section on the left with zoas and maybe a really nice, peaceful encrusting something. Then maybe a more aggressive section on the right either underneath the torch (which I understand is...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    Thanks! I haven't heard of chemipure. I wonder if there's a way I could hide it somehow behind the rockwork. Clearer water and less evaporation sound like real plusses. For supplementing, my hope was the water changes alone would add enough elements. My understanding is that insufficient trace...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    July 22, 2023 Added some more corals (and took pictures this time). Plating red montipora cap and a bubblegum montipora digitata. I was very torn between a forest fire digi and the bubblegum. I'm not sure I made the right choice. The bubblegum definitely has a certain elegance under the full...
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    7.5 Gallon Bookshelf Nano

    June 27, 2023 I added some more corals I got from BAR member Alexx. A slimeball anacropora, armor of god zoas, a purple and green-rimmed favia, and some orange zoas with yellow centers. We're off to the races. (I forgot to take pictures at this stage.) I'm still having some new tank diatoms...
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