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Two New Corals for Free!

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I decided on Wednesday (3.13.13) after work to drive down Van Dyke to Reef Solutions and check out their store. I've been reading a lot about them on the Michigan Reefers forums and it was all positive. Plus, everyone said that they have an excellent display of corals and fish.

Immediately after entering the shop, I was greeted by Marie, who is one of the owners. She was placing newly shipped corals into different dipping buckets to remove bad hitchhikers before placing them into the display tanks. I was the only one in the store and we starting talking about my new tank, what I hope to do with it and the like. The next thing I knew, she was bagging two tiny little corals for me for FREE! She simply said, "Let's see how these babies do in your tank."

The top photo is from the day I placed it into the tank. The bottom photo is how it looks today:

Purple Mushroom

Green Zoanthid

As you can see, they are small... for now. They should get bigger, especially that mushroom. It's already starting to spread pretty well across that rock.

Thank you Reef Solutions for two awesome starter corals!


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Sand Sifting Starfish!

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He decided to surface and cruise around the tank yesterday. Enjoy!


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From FOWLR to Reef Overnight

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I went into another one of the LFS in town cause I needed some nassarius snails. I got my 10 snails and a sand sifter starfish (he's just too cool!) and I was walking past the corals to pay...

But I stopped (first mistake).

I started browsing (second mistake).

I started asking educated questions (third mistake).

The LFS guy said that he would sell me a candy cane for $30 (11 heads total-some are in the back that you can't see).

I couldn't resist.

I came home, got the snails/starfish acclimating, and then tried to figure out where to place my frag. This is how it looked once I finally got it situated:

After a few hours, this is how it has opened up:

Can anyone ID this and tell me exactly what these are? I know they're LPS candy canes, but I don't know if they're anything more specific (still searching via Google).

It's official - I have switched from FOWLR to reef in a matter of minutes.


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Marlin and Coral Discover the Other Side of the Tank

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I'm as shocked as you are. They left their corner!!


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