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nice that doesnt take long at all does it???
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Of course my Angel being the ham that he was was always trying to get in the shots so here are a couple non-Anthias pics:
 

 
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Looking good Chad, I'm glad to see the Anthias chose a new leader.
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I thought that other Anthias was acting male.
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I was watching the other ones after I lost my alpha. There were actually two that were showing some behaviors of a male. I was just hoping that one of them would go to the next step and change colors.
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When Bill was over helping me with the surge device he pointed out something to me and it has been bothering me ever since. I spent a decent amount of money on 6 Threadfin Cardinals that pretty much only see at feeding time. At least from the front of the tank. Fron the back you could see into the area under the rockwork where they hid pretty much all day. I didn't think much of it till Bill said something about it and it's been bugging me ever since.
 
So today I climbed up on top of my tank and start to modify my rockwork. This was no easy task mind you. All my rock is epoxied and motared together so changing things isn't an easy task. I did end up breaking apart more than I wanted to but was able to get things back together pretty well. Because everything is underwater I can't use Aragocrete to mortar anything together this time so I was limited to just epoxy this time.
 
Here are some pics of how it turned out:
 
   
 
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Looks good Chad
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Looks good to me, BUT do the cardinals like it?
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I'm building a false wall with Aragocrete and eggcrate to put in front of the PVC so you won't be able to see it once I'm finished.
 
The cardinals are already spending more time out in the open now. They hang out under the big orange cap and arch more now.
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Well then it was worth it...
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very cool.... glad they are out in the open more!
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My main goal was really so that I could see them if they where going to hide in there most of the time. Once I get the back wall up they could very well go back to spending almost all their time in there again since it will be more closed in. Right now it's really open. With no front or back, and the top is black egg-crate so light shines down through ( yes my fish have a skylight ).  They probably feel safer under some of the other ledges in the tank right now.
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Here is and updated full tank shot from tonight:
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i love the open rock work.. so much nice room like a peice of the ocean[]
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Here is an pic of the new cave with the Aragocrete false wall:

 
Here it is from the back..You can see the eggcrate.
 
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i love the open rock work.. so much nice room like a peice of the ocean[]


Thanks I'm pretty happy with it too. Especially with the new forward facing cave.
 
I really wish I could have kept the seagrass in there.... I wonder if he would trash halimedia plants?
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That aragacrete sure has a nice texture to it, very natural looking.
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Awwhhh..Shucks![sm=icon_redface.gif] That's awfully nice of you to say Mike.[sm=icon_redface.gif]


It's not even my best work by far..I kind rushed the job and I didn't use any rock salt in the mixture ( all out ). I'll have some much better pieces to show off at the meeting.
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how about some new pictures.... hows the surge working out for you? hows the sea grass doing.. UPDATES!!!!!!!!
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Sorry. Crazy summer time!
 
The surge continues to work flawlessly. I'm thinking of putting it on a timer though and only running it during the day time to save electricity, quiet it down at night, and prolong the valve life. 
 
All the fish are doing well haven't lost anything since the one suicidal Anthais before the workshop! I did lose an Acor frag but that may have been just due to the summer temp spike. It happens and I'm not really too concerned about it right now. All teh stuff that was in my tank still is doing well and I won't be too broken up if this turns out to be an all Cap tank. I'll just have to get a few more different types.
 
I still have about half of my Seagrass. Growth has been slow but they are hanging in. Once they finally start taking off I'd be happy to share with you as I heard that you lost all yours Jarrod..
 
I'll try to get some new pics in the next few days.
 
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