JBJ Cubey 3 gallon pico project.

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Looks like it's settling in and getting its color back wish I could get a shot from the side it has these long spikes comming off the front part of the dorsal fin. The fish is actualy quite pretty.
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Excuse the algae this is in a hard to clean spot right above one frag rack and right under another one.

I still realy want a crynoid squat lobster for this tank too. Probably be the only other thing I add but I'll probly wait untill I get rid of frags and have an actual rock scape. I did pick some rocks up and some reef putty yesterday.

I found someone to take the 4 red shrooms and 2 people who will take one green Kenya tree and some gsp each. That's only putting a dent in what needs to go.
 
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Made a rock structure weighs in at 2.4 lbs. It's very twisty kind of hard to tell what's what but in person i think it looks prety good. I plan to use super glue coated in sand over the joins after it cures a day or so. Then it will blend in better.
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Now...remind me what the trick is for getting this mess off of me xD I cant remember the last time I used putty.
 
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It's a good fit in the tank I have a bit of clearance on each side I'll need a thinner cleaner magnet for the tank once it's in but it's not a big deal.
The rock is cooking in my other tank right now.
The new fish is super shy. I have fun playing spot the goby every day. It comes out sometimes but even when it's out I have to look to see it it's so small. I havent seen it eat anything yet. I imagine it picks pods and food crumbs while in the rocks where you just dont see it. The fish isnt skinny or anything so it seems to be doing fine.
I think I'm going to call this guy Marco Polo xp.
 

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Obtained 2 new zoa morphs for this tank today. Seduction or white zombie they look so simmilar and morph easily so idk what one it is. I think the other is maybe a grim reaper it was shaded out a bit. I need to see how it develops it came on another frag of palys I got for the other tank.
I know he had grim reapers in the same tank a while back so idk will see.

I'm up to 13 zoa/pally morphs and one shroom type for this tank once the frags are gone.

Fruit loop
Brown button pally
Mystery green and whiteish one
Speckled fire and ice
True blue
Mary Jane's
Pink diamond
Scrambled eggs
Seduction
Grim reaper.
Rasta need to frag that.
Grandis pally

I have some super bright orange shrooms for this tank too and hope to get some blue or green ones and maby add one lps of some type.

That's probly all I can fit lol

The frags are all curently growing out in this tank and dont take up much room so I should have plenty of room on the new rock structure for them.
 

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Another minor mod to this tank. I had this dinky I think 2.5 wt "glofish" led bar that cycles rgb and full spectrum. It can be paused on any color. I just installed it to use as a moon light and for when I want to view corals under only a blue light as the skyye dosnt have separate channels. The red spectrum also allows me to watch my sneeky fish without disturbing it. The tape is just temporary to keep it from moving. I used some left over silicone to put it on with just waiting for it to dry. I found a larger 6wt version of this light I'm thinking about getting. I'm going to try this out first and see how it goes.
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Zoas seductions or white zombie idk but I like them.
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Got rid of a few more frags and 3 more are going tuesday so I went ahead and put the scape in this tank. Everything is still angry a few zoa are starting to open. The last two coral additions a yellow/green and a blue shroom arrived today aswell as a hitch hiker sps on the blue shroom. The tank looks bigger than 3g.
Fish came out in a frag but I caught it and put it back in. Its prety upset and hiding right now.
hitch hiker
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Had a bit of a surprise this morning. This is a tiny species of sea slug Elysia species either obtusa or flava. I had these show up in my tank many years ago from some macros I got. I thought they had died off. I guess they are still going. This showed up in the 3g this morning I can only assume is was on the live rocks that had cured In the other tank. They eat algae but what kind of algae or macro algae is up for debate.
It didnt come on the two frags they were diped and closely inspected.
Not a whole lot to eat for it In here. I'll try to catch it later and put it back in the other tank.
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Gold neon evoita goby or black belly dwarf goby.
I wasnt sure what its swimming habits would be couldnt find too much on behaviors.
It perches alot moves like an inch then perches again. It will ocasionaly swims a bit in the open water then goes back to perching.
I would say consistent with masked go ies and other small similar ones. Does he sem to prefer the coral skeleton? If so, may be a natural rubble zone inhabitant. The dark red coloration would somewhat confirm that as well as not an open water swimmer.
 

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Yes from what I've observed it seems to have habits consistent with rubble zone inhabitants.
I've had masked gobies before but they were almost allways out swimming while staying close to shelter. This one stays fairly close to the bottom and likes perching and then scooting short distances while hugging the rocks with occasionaly popping up several inches to look around then perching again.
 

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Some fts from today right after lights on. You can see Mr. Marco Polo perched on his Tonga branch fragment. He likes to dive in and hide in the hole. This fish has excellent eyesight. He darts away at the slightest movement up to 4ft from the tank. The tank is on my nightstand and thankfully his favorite places are mostly on the side facing my bed so If I sit very still I can watch him unnoticed.
The branch piece covered in the yellow green algae reminds me of a vase sponge.
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Made some changes and moved some things into this tank. I put all my florida ricordia in here from the pininsula along with my tiny 2 headed rfa anemone and mothership micromussa amakusensis. It was getting shaded out by my lords and wasnt looking too hot in the other tank.
I just made an order rhat includes 3 new corals for this tank. Emeralds on fire and jf red ring purple heart zoa frags. I also found a small surprisingly reasonably priced holy grail micromussa frag for this tank.
My other holy grail in the pininsula is doing so so much better than my original frag its put out sevral new baby heads where as the original never grew at all and has continued to wither to a speck of tissue while in the same tank.

The montipora hitch hiker looks like its happy so I thought I would try one or two lps in here too. The hood realy keeps down evaporation alot I top off this tiny tank far less frequently than my mesh top one. Concidered putting my old ice cap ato on here but probly wont fit.
These will probly be the last coral additions for this tank...the fish is doing great its very cute to watch. Im still looking for a crynoid squat lobster.
 

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Corals came in a little rough a few days ago I think the heat got to them. Didnt arrive untill almost 5pm was one of the drivers last deliveries. The cold packs were even prety hot... the 2 lords for the 20 look a bit bleached and the 2 Zioa for this tank look a bit withered and dull for lack of a better description. The holy grail frag for this tank also looks dull and slightly withered. Its feeding well but not getting good extention on the feeding arms even with the flow off but it has perked up a good bit over the last 3 days. I thought I was getting a one polyp frag with a bud but its 2 polyps with 2 buds on it.
Have not seen fish yet this morning am keeping an eye out for him.
 

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Saw the fish fat and happy.
Some new guys...still dull.
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Blue zoas and mary Jane starting to make new polyps.
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Scrambled eggs also making new polyps.
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The mystery montipora hitch hiker is turning slightly green at the edges
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New fts
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I removed some of the ricordia once they got fully inflated they were huge in here and made it look too clutteted.
 
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Some top downs.
I love these blue zoas.
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Speckled fire and ice still recovering from.a random aptasia I found nestled between the polyps. Probly my favorite zoas. Very under rated.
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Some of the frags no one ended up taking ended up being mounted in this tank some gorgs zoa and pally.

The siamese twin rfa Is still kicking and much easier to keep an eye on this oddity in the 3g. Its finaly starting to grow a bit and the tentacles are turning purple. One head is showing both thin and thick stripes with a dark grayish green face and the other side has fine stripes with some splotches of orange with lighter and darker splotches of greyish green. While they look prery simmilar they are not copies of one another. Too bad the colors are not nicer but they could still develop.
Its growing painfully slow. Others from this batch are at least 1 inch across the disk now this is less than half that.
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The Lps were not looking so hot the color has realy decreased under the skyye and pe was blea...so I put them back in the 20. Oddly the monti hitch hiker looks quite happy and is taking on a unusual blue grey stormcloud kind of color with edges having just a hint of green. It's not bright or colorfull but is a bit diffrent. I had added a leptoseris about a week ago a small bit of it. This also seems quite happy. This lepto is a bit odd. Ive had it a while it's been a slow grower. I forget the exact type. It's got a rather bumpy growth pattern instead of straight encrusting. It's a dull brownish orange with a lighter color edge and slightly lighter streaks and eyes under the day light but under strong blues the dull parts dont flouress and look nearly black only the streaks and edges glowing bright red orange and it looks alot like the surface if a cooling lava flow. I still want to have some kind of lps in here. I may try some other kind of lps the amakusensis seem.more sensitive than normal acans. I may try a small favia frag in here maby. I've really got to get a new timer for the light. My last one died the other day.
 
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Some Pre water change fts. Marco polo is hiding but I saw him this morning. I watched him grab a scud and eat it it was so big in his mouth. I was afraid he would choke on it. He mostly seems to eat pods that's the largest thing I've seen go for.
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I may start dosing amino acids to help boost coral growth. I've had success with useing aminos in the past. The zoas are growing but rather slower than I like. Probly due to the small bioload.
Sneaky fish is hard to get a picture.
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