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Katelynn’s 20 Gallon Peninsula!

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Hey guys, set up a tank almost three months ago and wanted to post it’s progress! The first two pics are with it’s normal blue lights and the others are with more white light for the camera. Enjoy!

Tank Stats:
20 gallon IM peninsula tank
Eshopps skimmer
AI Prime Light
Jebao Wavemaker
Filter floss
Nano flipper to clean the glass

Livestock: (right to left)
Two Picasso clowns (one premium one regular)
RBTA
Miami Vice chalice
Red dragon acro
Pink indo scoly
Random incrusting corals (mostly cyphastrea and montipora)
JF rainbow monti
Orange shroom
Green shrooms
Purple acro
Neon yellow hammer
Red, rainbow, and Superman acans
Red plate coral
Another purple acro
Green birds nest
Tiny highlighter yellow acro frag
Green Duncan (two heads)
Red and green blastomussa
Flower leather
Pulsing xenia
Green star polyps
Bicolor torch
Huge blue shrooms
Orange and green ricordia
Superman shroom
Yellow shroom
Yellow shroom
JF lime light hydno
Blue/green striped shroom
Green tip hammer (at least 5 heads with babies)
Random green acro
Pulsing Xenia (Pom poms and regular)
Blue clove polyps
Random yellow acros
JF punked out favia
JF red hot setosa
Green hammer with purple tips

On the bottom:
Purple encruster with orange eyes
Green monti
Purple chalice with pink eye
ZOAS:
JF gobstoppers
Orange mandarins
Random orange one
‘Colorful’ zoas
Pandora’s box
Utter chaos
Miami sunset
Cat eyes
Random salmon ones
Scrambled eggs
Rainbow infusion
JF cry babies
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😂 thanks, I’ve got two other tanks too... jumped into the hobby head first I guess. This one, a lagoon 25, and a lagoon 45. Just got the 45 a week ago
Lol that's pretty common actually. Tanks in a reefer's home spread like aiptasia.
 

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GET THE MOHICAN SUN ZOAS OUT NOW!!! I never use all caps and I'm using them now for a reason. They might as well be aiptasia, except they can overtake other corals, kill them by blocking out the light at their base, and slowly take their real estate. Ask any reefer that has ever had them, and they will put them in their top 3 pests of all time. Get it out now before it starts overtaking other corals.
 
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GET THE MOHICAN SUN ZOAS OUT NOW!!! I never use all caps and I'm using them now for a reason. They might as well be aiptasia, except they can overtake other corals, kill them by blocking out the light at their base, and slowly take their real estate. Ask any reefer that has ever had them, and they will put them in their top 3 pests of all time. Get it out now before it starts overtaking other corals.
? I didn’t think I had Mohican sun zoas? Which ones are they?
 
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Ohhhhh okay, yeah I went ahead and culled them out by half. Got them from Uncle Sharath so I thought maybe they were just healthy and that’s why they were growing so fast. Thanks! Also, forgot about the whole zoas will mess you up thing so I got some juice on my face... didn’t wear gloves either. Lesson learned!
 

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Ohhhhh okay, yeah I went ahead and culled them out by half. Got them from Uncle Sharath so I thought maybe they were just healthy and that’s why they were growing so fast. Thanks! Also, forgot about the whole zoas will mess you up thing so I got some juice on my face... didn’t wear gloves either. Lesson learned!
Sharath is not to be trusted.
 

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😂 He's never done me wrong before, those were my first zoas... he got me hooked. Brought a couple pieces he gave me back from the dead too.
So he’s giving you Mohicans and half dead corals? What a good guy he is haha
 
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It's okay! Really taught me a lot in the beginning on how to not kill corals, if I can rehabilitate then I can (probably) keep some healthy pieces alive and happy. Got a bunch of new frags from Reeftopia (thanks to him by the way, theyre beautiful), and did some rearranging, will be posting new pics soon
 

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It's okay! Really taught me a lot in the beginning on how to not kill corals, if I can rehabilitate then I can (probably) keep some healthy pieces alive and happy. Got a bunch of new frags from Reeftopia (thanks to him by the way, theyre beautiful), and did some rearranging, will be posting new pics soon
How are your JF corals doing?
 
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They're all healthy and growing, but the punked out favia looks nothing like the picture so a little bit of disappointment there, it's mostly brown and grey. But, I just put it higher up in another tank with a really nice radion light so I'm hoping it colors up more. The limelight hydno is actually one of my favorite corals now though and the rest of them I really like. I feel like he probably doctors his photos a little bit for more vibrancy but all in all, I'd buy from him again; probably no corals that look 'pastel' though!
 
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Also, update on the full tank look and re-arrangements
Moved purple tip hammer to the end of the peninsula
Moved Orange Mushroom to the front left corner
Culled about half the Mohican Sun zoas and two stalks of pulsing Xenia
Cleaned up the hair algae on the zoa frags
Added 10 hermits
Added a green acan and a pink/red goniopora
Moved all cyphastrea to another tank
Moved the rainbow monti to the scan area (hoping it’ll color up better with more light)
Took in a refugee orange ricordea from my dad’s tank, in the little screw-cap thing by the scoly (trying to get it to reattach)
The stupid orange mushroom killed one of my green mushrooms (hence why I moved it)
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