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    Yeah! LOL :eek:

    Yeah! LOL :eek:
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    Is there such a thing or are you merely...

    Is there such a thing or are you merely suggesting I dedicate a blender exclusively for this endeavor.

    Good Advice. Thanks
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    DIY food

    Hi - Does anyone have a good recipe or resource for some DIY food. I am tired of buying Formula I & II, Marine Cuisine, Emerald Entree, etc. I am thinking it is probably as simple as buying the...
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    Thanks a bunch.

    Thanks a bunch.
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    Thanks for all for the kind words. The only...

    Thanks for all for the kind words. The only downside to this beauty is his/her affinity for what was once a beautiful softball sized green frogspawn which is now completely gone as well as the...
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    Hi CarmieJo, What are you studying? All is...

    Hi CarmieJo,

    What are you studying? All is relatively well for me. We (New Englanders) are noticing the first real push of spring. Finally and Thankfully.

    Here is a 1-year picture of our...
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    Happy Birthday/Anniversary. We've been hosting...

    Happy Birthday/Anniversary. We've been hosting this beauty for over a year now. I feel very lucky given this species well-established poor success rate. I hope to be celebrating again in another year.
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    Thanks Carmie - I knew either you or Dick would...

    Thanks Carmie - I knew either you or Dick would reply first. I am so thrilled by my success with this species, I wish non-aquarists could appreciate it, i.e. co-workers, friends, etc. Thank...
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    Bump - Update

    I was trying to hold-off until 1-year, but as we are approaching 11 months in our DT this beauty has never looked better. I feel so fortunate to have been able to house such a supposedly delicate...
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    Thanks

    Boy - if you three (CarmieJo, Raym07, and Amphibious) are not the staples and backbone of the Talking Reef I would like to know who is? :)

    Thanks you all for your consistent support, insight, and...
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    Looks Great!

    Looks Great!
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    Bicolor Angel

    Anyone have success keeping a Bicolor Pygmy Angel? Which, if any corals did it bother, merely SPS? Please advise.

    I am considering such an addition but I would appreciate reading some first-hand...
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    Carmie Jo - you are always one for a pleasant and...

    Carmie Jo - you are always one for a pleasant and supportive reply.

    :) Keith
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    Watchman

    Hi! We don't get to many prolonged looks at this little beauty. We've had him for well over 6-months and I am fortunate to see him and his companion Pistol Shrimp weekly. By far our most reclusive...
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    Hi Dick - you are correct. I was fortunate to...

    Hi Dick - you are correct. I was fortunate to find an Idol who had a fighting chance, i.e. in decent health and possessing an appetite. Since then I am blessed with a good stable and established...
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    Thanks - I still cannot believe I have been able...

    Thanks - I still cannot believe I have been able to house one of these challenging species for a relatively long time. It is positive reinforcement at its best. :)
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    Bump - Update

    6-months and going strong. She is such a beauty. She has even been disheveled at times due to territory squabbles with our Yellow Tang. But her fins have always come back nicely. I am so...
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    I now believe my pest is actually the Majano...

    I now believe my pest is actually the Majano Anemone. Apparently, the Nudibranch will not work in this case. I am researching other options, preferably natural. I have read BiColor Angels has been...
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    Hey - Thanks for the lead. I am going to check...

    Hey - Thanks for the lead. I am going to check it out, for certain.
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    Nudibranch? Cool! Perhaps I'll try that too. ...

    Nudibranch? Cool! Perhaps I'll try that too. However, I am ignorant to this option. Can you tell me, is there a particular specimen which is best suited to our aquariums. Or, perhaps species...
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    I have tried copper banded myself, but didn't eat...

    I have tried copper banded myself, but didn't eat anything ion my DT except various small tube worms. Perhaps I'll try again as my Aptasia starts to creep back from the brink. It was beaten back,...
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    Thanks all - I am very pleased it has been able...

    Thanks all - I am very pleased it has been able to reside in our Aquarium for this long. I hope <fingers crossed> we can get at least another 5+ months of enjoyment out of her. I realize with...
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    Specimen introduced to DT on February 27th, 2010....

    Specimen introduced to DT on February 27th, 2010. The below Picture was taken this past week. I am grateful to have been able to observe it for the past 5 months. <fingers still crossed>
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    Quick update for those who were curious. After...

    Quick update for those who were curious.

    After a little over 3 months I am very pleased to announce the beauty is still alive and presumably well, based upon visible dietary habit.

    He/she...
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    Yeah -the Sebae Anemone's coloring is perfect to...

    Yeah -the Sebae Anemone's coloring is perfect to blend with their white stripe.
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    No - they like it more smooth so I pump Marvin...

    No - they like it more smooth so I pump Marvin Gaye - Sexual healing into the DT via a hydrophone. LOL
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    I hope so. The males of each pair may still be...

    I hope so. The males of each pair may still be too immature, but they and I have nothing but time. It is a joy to watch them co-habitate their respective anemones.
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    Couples

    I currently have the following two mated pairs of anemone fish in our 230 gal. I am hoping at least one of the two pairs spawn. Time will tell, I suppose.

    First, a pair of Orange Skunk Clowns...
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    I'm trying my best. So far he has taken in some...

    I'm trying my best. So far he has taken in some larger Mysis (PC Mysis) and I have been watching him graze on LR particularly targeting a couple small sponges which have grown on and around the LR.
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    Me and my dream girl (wife). ...

    Me and my dream girl (wife).

    http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/RudyPT/Family/SunshineMe.jpg
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    Moorish Idol

    I've been fortunate to keep a Cooper-Banded Butterfly alive and well now for > 6 months. http://i751.photobucket.com/albums/xx158/RudyPT/Aquaria/Aquaria126.jpg

    With this in mind, I thought I...
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    I'd have to have a rain forest in my house to...

    I'd have to have a rain forest in my house to utilize that much extra water. :D

    On the bright site, at least now I know my unit is working correctly. :tongue2:
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    4:1, Brine: pure H2O? If so, what do people due...

    4:1, Brine: pure H2O? If so, what do people due with all the "Brine" What a waste of water. Is there a way to minimize the ratio.
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    Output

    Quick question - how much unfiltered H20 residue, technically referred to as "The Brine" I believe, should I expect to produce for every gallon of RO/DI H20?

    I have a feeling there is something...
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    Indeed, but oh such a little bully. Perhaps, the...

    Indeed, but oh such a little bully. Perhaps, the fish version of a Napoleonic complex? Thankfully, he is now relocated.
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    Or, two...:D

    Or, two...:D
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    Got'em! :up: Finally, after several weeks, of...

    Got'em! :up:

    Finally, after several weeks, of trying I caught this pugnacious little fella.

    Here he is in "The Trap" :showoff:
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