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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Postal » Thu 01 Apr, 2010 4:16 pm

Tank is looking great:D pm me your camera settings :thumbsup:

Edit: Lawnmower Blenny then two clowns, hrmm will a royal gramma be next! :roflmao:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Semillon » Thu 01 Apr, 2010 10:21 pm

No Royal Gramma, Fire Gobys are next, then Flame Angel or Coral Beauty and finally a Six Line Wrasse.
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby GemmaS » Fri 02 Apr, 2010 6:20 pm

Couldn't resist this shot of the one of our trochus snails:
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Our new Bubble-Tipped Anemone (Entacmaea quadricolor)courtesy of Le Aquatic:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby sydneydrewid » Fri 02 Apr, 2010 7:17 pm

some great shots you've taken there :thumbsup: so whats the anemone going to host?? :poke: :roflmao:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Semillon » Fri 02 Apr, 2010 11:02 pm

sydneydrewid wrote:some great shots you've taken there :thumbsup: so whats the anemone going to host?? :poke: :roflmao:


With a bit of luck, the pair of Ocellaris clowns :crossfingers:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby GemmaS » Sat 03 Apr, 2010 9:09 pm

We mooched on over to Tarren Point this morning to check out the Australian Coral Farms retail store. I must say it's a nice setup they have out there. We did come away with four new corals, a hammer coral, a stunning torch coral, a turbinaria and a collony of favites (pictured below).

None of the other pictures do the corals justice, but I will persist with the camera :konk:

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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Paul_D » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 9:04 am

What time were you there? Were you the couple lurking around about 10.30 ish? Should have come over to Ryan and Pebbles and me.....
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Semillon » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 11:23 am

Woke up this morning and went to check on the tank, could not find the anemone... it met a very sad end at the hands of our Vortech :(

Mixing up some water for a change now, however it takes a while... 1.5 hours for 20L of RO water, plus a few hours to mix in the salt. Hope everything else will be ok...
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 11:42 am

doh.. unfortunately they do love flow.. i hope it doesnt affect your tank too much :(
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby fongyfong » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 12:12 pm

oh that sucks,i got 2 clowns and anemone@le aquatic and my clowns hosted straight away. Your anemone looked nice 2. What a shame
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Semillon » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 4:23 pm

So far all other inhabitants look ok - we did a water change and cleaned out all traces of blended anenome from the filter/bubble trap sponges - a task I would be happy to never repeat.

If anything, the Acans look as if they have been enjoying the anenome soup ...
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby GemmaS » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 8:16 pm

So we may have a slightly new livestock plan with the tank which means no wrasse and several shrimp! :pirate:

This is Pierre, our Redline Cleaner Shrimp and the latest addition to the tank. We plan on getting him a friend having read that they like to hang out in pairs. He is still a little shy at the moment, but he definitely knows what a syringe full of brine means! :nut:
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The Torch coral from Australian Coral Farms, Tarren Point, which we fell in love with. The picture really doesn't do the specimen justice, it is a coral that you need to see in person to truly appreciate. The polyps hide a beautiful, rich deep forest green which you get a peek at with the flow going a certain way :-x
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Paul_D » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 10:36 pm

Nice torch, noticed it when I was there and yep, it looks a whole lot better in the flesh!
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 10:52 pm

We just watched Pierre (The Red Line Cleaner Shrimp) give Victor (The Lawnmower Blenny) a cleaning, pretty awesome :thumbsup:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby GemmaS » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 10:58 pm

Paul_D wrote:Nice torch, noticed it when I was there and yep, it looks a whole lot better in the flesh!


My photos aren't that bad are they :poke:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby marks » Sun 04 Apr, 2010 11:06 pm

Redlines are so cool and always get great comments from non reefers.
I just never mention how much I pay for them.
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby siddr20 » Mon 05 Apr, 2010 10:15 am

The Torch coral from Australian Coral Farms, Tarren Point,

ahhh are they open now?? I remember end of last year they were looking to move there. Where abouts in taren point?

Your tanks look lovely!!
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Mon 05 Apr, 2010 11:47 am

siddr20 wrote:The Torch coral from Australian Coral Farms, Tarren Point,

ahhh are they open now?? I remember end of last year they were looking to move there. Where abouts in taren point?

Your tanks look lovely!!


Unit 4 155 Tarren Point Rd. They share space with a dive shop.
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Mon 05 Apr, 2010 8:24 pm

Introducing our purple/blue clam, around 5cm in length:

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I have it sat on a peice of live rock under the sand - hoping it will attach so that we can move it up into some stronger lighting if required.

Anyone know how I can ID this specimen?
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby mgrav » Mon 05 Apr, 2010 9:16 pm

Semillon wrote:
Anyone know how I can ID this specimen?


Tridacna maxima :thumbsup:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Mon 05 Apr, 2010 10:16 pm

mgrav wrote:
Semillon wrote:
Anyone know how I can ID this specimen?


Tridacna maxima :thumbsup:


Thank you kindly :)
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Thu 08 Apr, 2010 10:38 am

It seems as if the tank is showing no ill effects from the untimely death of the anemone. We have been doing a 10% water change every 2 days as a precaution.

I got my hands on some epoxy putty and have attached two of the SPS frags, the blue/purple acropora right in the middle of the tank and the purple montipora with green polyps over by the Vortech.

We also have a green "Dallas" acropora frag and very bright orange montipora frag which are not going to fit in with our plans for the tank - if anyone would like to trade for some other SPS frags then shoot me a PM. Both are healthy and showing new growth :thumbsup:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby GemmaS » Fri 09 Apr, 2010 8:23 pm

Blue and red acan from itzmatty:
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Still battling to get a good picture of the torch coral from ACF (my latest efforts) :nut: :
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby GemmaS » Sat 10 Apr, 2010 7:18 pm

Some new rics we bought from Adam. There is a large blue/purple one which I am waiting to colour up a bit more before I attack it with the camera :devil: :
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New torch from Le Aquatic:
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Can you tell we like hammer corals? :nut: :
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby RedLineR » Sat 10 Apr, 2010 11:56 pm

GemmaS wrote:Couldn't resist this shot of the one of our trochus snails:
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Great shot!!

Your tank is coming along very nicely by the look of it. Looks like your tank is getting abit of Hammering :roflmao:
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby sydneydrewid » Sun 11 Apr, 2010 9:51 am

GemmaS wrote:Some new rics we bought from Adam. There is a large blue/purple one which I am waiting to colour up a bit more before I attack it with the camera :devil: :
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i thought of you guys when i saw this in the classifieds :roflmao: (i dont know why i didnt forward it on :konk: ) glad to see you grabbed them :)
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Sun 11 Apr, 2010 11:59 am

sydneydrewid wrote:i thought of you guys when i saw this in the classifieds :roflmao: (i dont know why i didnt forward it on :konk: ) glad to see you grabbed them :)


Nothing Ricordea related gets past Gem's watchfull gaze ;)
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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Now with added frags)

Postby Tone » Sun 11 Apr, 2010 4:35 pm

GemmaS wrote:This is Pierre, our Redline Cleaner Shrimp and the latest addition to the tank. We plan on getting him a friend having read that they like to hang out in pairs. He is still a little shy at the moment, but he definitely knows what a syringe full of brine means! :nut:
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I hteenk dut dis ezz, Lucky ... Lucky Pierre, de dazleeng shreeemp!

Great pics and lovely display.

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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (Meet Pierre)

Postby Semillon » Thu 15 Apr, 2010 9:43 pm

Time for a FTS! Tank is officially 2 months old now (since addition of live rock):

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Re: GemmaS & Semillon's RedSea Max 250 (New FTS)

Postby sydneydrewid » Thu 15 Apr, 2010 10:31 pm

wow, the tank looks very nice.. love the colour!!
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