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Jesterrace
04-12-2018, 01:31 AM
Here is the progress on my current tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_bl6wJzSng

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYVaD8W3lh0&t=19s


Here is how it currently looks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJR6zn_Chc&t=42s

Slaphppy7
04-12-2018, 12:19 PM
Nice tank..welcome to the AC..I can move your threads to s different section of the forum, where they'll probably get more views, if you wish

Jesterrace
04-24-2018, 04:00 PM
That would be appreciated. Incidentally I have a couple of more updates:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNiXvudResU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUlDZhjIgaQ

Slaphppy7
04-24-2018, 04:04 PM
Moved to the Aquarium Journals section.

Jesterrace
04-24-2018, 10:29 PM
Thank You much.

Jesterrace
04-25-2018, 04:18 PM
A general channel update:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH0-4pS-EKI82WqeeWOrvdQ?view_as=subscriber

Jesterrace
05-01-2018, 08:51 PM
Euphyllia Corals:

Focus on the Frogspawn and Hammer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94AfSXkv7uw

Jesterrace
05-02-2018, 12:48 AM
Two new fish in quarantine:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWdcf8e30ZE

bpete
05-02-2018, 12:05 PM
great videos and nice looking setup. i esp enjoyed the commentary on the first video. thank you for sharing.

Jesterrace
05-02-2018, 06:15 PM
Thanks much:

My cleaner shrimp molted last night:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1tEbUF4fyw

Jesterrace
05-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Here are the new additions. . . .in my super fancy acclimation boxes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tm3PDOVbLZs

bpete
05-17-2018, 01:22 PM
thank you for posting this video. enjoyed listening to the information you are giving. it just goes to show that not everything in the hobby is expensive if you can be creative in your solutions.

Jesterrace
05-23-2018, 07:48 PM
Now feeding with the others:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1un3uLhjl0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7oBt2YoHmU

Jesterrace
06-19-2018, 07:06 AM
Caught the Wrasse and the others feeding on Seaweed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otj_EICTnLQ


And a left handed hermit that I thought was dead suddenly reappeared after a month or two and has grown considerably:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIdMd8XTZ8c

bpete
06-19-2018, 12:19 PM
nice videos, i esp liked the hermit crab. glad he showed himself to you again.

angelcraze2
06-19-2018, 04:44 PM
Nice vids and info! I enjoyed watching your SW fish, so pretty! Cool idea with the tinted acclimation boxes or if you need to watch a fish fur whatever reason. I like that you can monitor poops and it separates the fish from other fish potentially bothering it :)

Jesterrace
07-04-2018, 05:37 AM
Unfortunately I ended up having to trap and remove my Yellow Tang. It decided it didn't like my Coral Beauty and took a chunk out of it's lower fin tip and has backed up to it and given it a few tail whack's with the scalpel on it's fin. Nothing too serious but it did cause some surface damage to the coral beauty. The coral beauty has been such a great fish, eats algae, leaves corals and other fish alone (after the first couple of days) and it is the one fish that the whole family agreed that we wanted. So out the Tang went. I am going to try a Pyramid Butterflyfish or maybe another smaller Yellow Tang. We shall see.

Jesterrace
07-04-2018, 05:41 AM
Although the coral beauty definitely doesn't like other coral beauties. Put a mirror up earlier to try and curb some of the intimidation/aggression behavior from the Tang and this is what the Coral Beauty did:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pI8V3YpVnsM

angelcraze2
07-04-2018, 08:51 PM
Maybe he's confused because there are no hormones?

Do you have any ideas yet for a new tankmate?

Jesterrace
07-18-2018, 04:17 PM
I have a smaller Yellow Tang on order and if that doesn't work, I may give a Convict Tang a shot. I have done some updates on my channel and added some reviews. Here they are:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCH0-4pS-EKI82WqeeWOrvdQ/videos?view_as=subscriber

BluewaterBoof
07-18-2018, 04:55 PM
Great journal! I'm happy to see another salty. I missed it up until now as the mod moved it to the freshwater journal section instead of the saltwater. Lookin' good!

Question regarding your skimmer. In that second vid you posted that described your setup, you had a lot of water in your skimmer collection cup. Are you purposefully running a super wet skim for some reason, or were you still just trying to get it dialed in at that point? I don't dry skim, but my skimmate isn't nearly as watery as what was shown in your vid. I was just wondering if there was any benefit to having it that wet.

Slaphppy7
07-20-2018, 02:42 AM
Thread moved to the appropriate section of the forum.

Jesterrace
07-21-2018, 04:59 PM
I have since adjusted it. It just took me a while to get it dialed in. There is no real benefit to having it wet (just means replacing more water). Anyways I do have a Pyramid Butterflyfish in QT and will post a vid of it when done. I did add a backing to the aquarium.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9fIdCigYTc

BluewaterBoof
07-21-2018, 05:31 PM
Looking good. The euphyllia look happy :)

Jesterrace
07-26-2018, 06:54 PM
The new fish in QT (at my LFS):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BILHSN7LJ8

BluewaterBoof
07-26-2018, 07:28 PM
Beautiful animal. How long is the fish going to stay at the store before you bring it home?

Jesterrace
08-11-2018, 06:21 PM
He's home now with the Leopard Wrasse and in my tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQM82INu0Gc

Jesterrace
09-12-2018, 01:49 AM
First of my Species Spotlights, the Coral Beauty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PyKgIYvc_I&t=164s

showmebutterfly
09-12-2018, 12:00 PM
I enjoyed the video. The coral beauty is one I've considered adding as my last fish, once I upgrade and the tank has matured.
Your leopard wrasse was showing off quite a bit and his spots are showing beautifully.

Jesterrace
09-18-2018, 10:48 PM
Funny you should mention that about the Leopard Wrasse as it's the next in the series of species spotlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riZYTbjxydc

Jesterrace
09-25-2018, 09:48 PM
Two more today. The One Spot Foxface:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb9BBMxyf9U

Jesterrace
09-25-2018, 11:27 PM
The Melanurus Wrasse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyBfd-3T6JE

Jesterrace
10-11-2018, 05:46 PM
The Pajama Cardinalfish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlwHCX6xdBg

Jesterrace
10-24-2018, 09:32 PM
Apparently my wrasses didn't get the Memo about the fact that they are supposed to be carnivores and avoid seaweed:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhvc7Ho6c9s

SueD
10-24-2018, 10:08 PM
I don't have saltwater tanks but enjoy watching others' tanks. I really like the pajama cardinal - so cute.

Jesterrace
11-08-2018, 08:25 PM
The PJ Cardinal is an interesting addition. Orange eyes, yellow green mouth and pink polkadots on it's bottom. It likes to hang out more at night. In other news, I added a new CF Grow LED and added some chaeto to my sump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSd4GtnBntM

angelcraze2
11-08-2018, 08:54 PM
I don't have any SW tanks either or know much about them, but have to comment, your tank is amazing! I loved to learn about your fish, the vids were very informative :bravo:

I also like the full spectrum diodes. I find plants use red and blue mostly, but I was curious if they still need other spectrum to do well. I wonder how straight full spectrum would do. Is it just red and blue? That's where the spikes are.
Here is a spectrum chart for the FS
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Edit: Actually, there is a bit of yellow and green thumbs2:

I'm considering modifying my FW fixture to include full spectrum or adding RBG strips. I would mix FS with 10000k white if I modify it because I don't want a pink tank lol. Works for your sump, i'm curious hollow you like it.

Jesterrace
11-21-2018, 01:19 AM
Just about anything will grow Chaeto (let's face it algae isn't too picky), personally I love the look and as it's just my sump, which is covered most of the time, it isn't a big deal. I agree that if it were the display tank I might not care for the light, but I like the look for the sump. Thanks for your comments.

My Melanurus Wrasse is transitioning from juvie to adult color scheme.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R5GKgmzFGQ

Jesterrace
11-28-2018, 12:45 AM
Went to my LFS for their Black Friday sale hoping to find a Lawnmower Blenny. They didn't have any in, so I ended up picking up a few coral frags on the cheap:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xpKfXn-WeA

Nautilus291
11-28-2018, 05:21 AM
Looks like you got some good deals! Nice looking tank!

Jesterrace
12-08-2018, 08:30 PM
Thanks

Here is a species spotlight on the Fighting Conch Snails and why they are such a great addition to sandy bottomed marine tanks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dW_Yw6EOVi4

Jesterrace
12-11-2018, 05:27 PM
Chaeto Growth update after 1 month under the CF Grow bulb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p72jjlEb0BA

Jesterrace
12-18-2018, 08:50 PM
A review of the Caribsea Life Rock and comparing the advantages and disadvantages to Dry Rock and Live Rock:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ugZwFrTYMk

Jesterrace
12-20-2018, 10:07 PM
Another growth update for the Melanurus Wrasse as it continues it's transition from Juvie to Adult. Among the most noticeable upgrades are the coloration on it's tail and fins and more visible body stripes. I have an older video from last year with another tank and it looks tiny and drab by comparison. The best part? The transition is still underway and isn't done yet:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8_sTy8SmCw

Jesterrace
12-31-2018, 10:16 PM
For newbies with questions on what a sump system is and how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiLITTHhN8I

bpete
01-02-2019, 04:43 PM
thank you for the nice overview.

Jesterrace
01-17-2019, 01:50 AM
Coral Growth Update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXUpzsgnKiU

Jesterrace
01-25-2019, 09:06 PM
4 cheap tools of the hobby that I couldn't do without:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u53NE7EV5oI

Jesterrace
02-06-2019, 11:46 PM
Melanurus Wrasse continues it's transition. It's dorsal fin spot is shrinking/disappearing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SNFqFOQODM

Jesterrace
02-07-2019, 08:52 PM
Noticed last night that my Pod Population is building up in my sump as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6Dn88j5N0M

Jesterrace
03-01-2019, 04:59 PM
For those at their wits end with Green Hair Algae and other unsightly algaes, I tried using Flucanozole and this was the result after a month with no water changes, followed by a 20 gallon water change and waiting for about a week. This was the result:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ3K8RCjSuw

Jesterrace
03-05-2019, 09:42 PM
My Zoanthid Freebee that I got on Black Friday is doing well and sending out new Polyps:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPR0yUCs0ds

Jesterrace
03-12-2019, 10:51 PM
Update on my Saltwater Molly experiment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3m14JQ7_ek

Jesterrace
03-27-2019, 08:13 PM
Really want to add this guy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai0F1weauW4


My Melanurus Wrasse has lost it's dorsal fin spot now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBg6_bqHfSM

Jesterrace
04-04-2019, 02:56 AM
For those who find it useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrr9NcZ27bw

Jesterrace
04-10-2019, 09:09 PM
A couple of more:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGdU8vOK_08

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XTzOdqTpBk

Jesterrace
04-16-2019, 10:44 PM
An overview and update of my 90 gallon reef tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLVWlKLOXVE

Jesterrace
04-23-2019, 09:26 PM
Review of the Eheim Jager Tank Heater:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1Yq1g3uU3s

Jesterrace
05-01-2019, 09:41 PM
Review of the Koralia Hydor 3rd Gen Powerheads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP_rbFUqcRo

Jesterrace
05-09-2019, 07:32 PM
Yet another Euphyllia Frag. Can't help myself. Hammers and Frogspawns seem to love my tank:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGZCjHw4yTA

Jesterrace
05-24-2019, 11:50 PM
Individual Coral Spotlights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LLbbdWM8SE&t=2s

Jesterrace
05-24-2019, 11:51 PM
The Green and Purple Branching Hammer Coral:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o75jrhHHrZ0

Jesterrace
06-01-2019, 08:08 PM
Spotlight on the Grape Coral:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HCFhAB2tghI

Jesterrace
06-08-2019, 12:22 AM
My Biggest Frag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUWiUExtgMU

Jesterrace
06-08-2019, 12:23 AM
Green and Purple Tip Frogspawn Frag Spotlight:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZltyOKLWC0

BluewaterBoof
06-10-2019, 05:43 PM
I love euphyllia. I had a purple tip that was beautiful and I was sad to see it go when I was breaking down my tank and selling everything off. That huge frogspawn of yours is purdy!

Jesterrace
06-28-2019, 01:02 PM
Thanks.

Got a vid of my fish during feeding time:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5v84nWnmZUI

Jesterrace
07-06-2019, 08:05 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2JZERon4Eg

Slaphppy7
07-07-2019, 02:50 PM
Glad you found him after a week, and he didn't just disappear on you

I know nothing about SW setups; can he make his way into the main tank and back to the sump?...is it physically possible?

Jesterrace
07-13-2019, 10:48 PM
Not without being ground up in the impeller of the return pump and he wasn't small enough to fit through the protective great that goes over the return pump. If you take a look at this vid it shows just how impossible it would be:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiLITTHhN8I

Jesterrace
07-13-2019, 10:49 PM
New experiment in fish behavior:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYsj1O7H2yo

Slaphppy7
07-14-2019, 03:24 PM
Not without being ground up in the impeller of the return pump and he wasn't small enough to fit through the protective great that goes over the return pump. If you take a look at this vid it shows just how impossible it would be:

Thanks very much for the overview on the basics of a sump, very informative.

Jesterrace
07-19-2019, 07:43 PM
Not a problem. Noticed a little while back that I saw lots of folks expressing concern over how to setup a sump or the purpose and/or function of one, so I shot the vid. The feedback of the vid has been overall positive, so glad it is useful or helpful to some.

Jesterrace
07-19-2019, 07:45 PM
Tried a similar experiment with my Wrasses:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzYjp59hqwo

Jesterrace
07-20-2019, 10:02 PM
Foxface trained to clean off my seaweed clip for me:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBi259Og-5c

Jesterrace
08-09-2019, 03:04 AM
Happy 2 year anniversary to my Melanurus Wrasse:

August 2017 as a very young juvie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDMKXq1Dv0A&t=128s

Here it is now in August 2019:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Za06C9Up-Gs

Boundava
08-09-2019, 03:05 PM
Congrats on the anniversary! Tank looks great, there are a lot of active fish loving the attention.

Jesterrace
08-10-2019, 05:50 PM
Yup, here is another. This is my most reclusive and sedentary fish but still been in there quite a while. My Pajama Cardinalfish

Here when I first got it along with my AI Hydra 26HD lights:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEJR6zn_Chc


Here it is a year and a half later:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0azYmzgPl4

Jesterrace
08-23-2019, 07:09 PM
1 year update on my Blue Star Leopard Wrasse and One Spot Foxface:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4x3Cp_dbFU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvkMaHQzD5g

Jesterrace
09-09-2019, 08:09 PM
1 year update on my Coral Beauty along with it's behavior with my Coral Frags:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V35sMO9-ng8

sudhirr
09-10-2019, 03:17 AM
Great Vid updates, thanks for posting.

Jesterrace
09-11-2019, 03:36 PM
Thanks, got another. My latest frogspawn coral wasn't doing well as it was growing into my rockwork. Moved it out a bit and it seems to have bounced back nicely:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYQ0K4vNNdY

Jesterrace
09-17-2019, 03:58 PM
A review of the Aquatop 300 watt tank heater:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWRsUPEKRHU

Jesterrace
09-24-2019, 12:17 AM
Not all fun and games:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jSnPeZ098w

Jesterrace
10-01-2019, 12:35 AM
Zoanthid Coral Growth Update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSUl4lAnMmw

Jesterrace
10-01-2019, 12:36 AM
Update on my Pod Population in my Sump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-uGGq2QY5k

Jesterrace
10-08-2019, 04:28 AM
New Bumblebee Snails:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R_0O3RUwF8

Jesterrace
11-10-2019, 10:40 PM
Got an algae eater that my Wrasse won't bother:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEg0SlwrgZI

Slaphppy7
11-11-2019, 04:32 AM
Congrats on the newbie, thanks for posting, very interesting. :22:

Jesterrace
11-19-2019, 01:22 AM
Thanks, got another newbie this past week:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpmwz0HB1YY

Jesterrace
11-27-2019, 04:25 AM
Can't believe I have had this guy for almost 2 years now, he has gotten huge:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9vGCNL-G1A

Jesterrace
12-06-2019, 01:19 AM
Managed to get my wife to snag this for me at my LFS's Black Friday Sale while I was working:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZOfmD2X8kw

Jesterrace
12-16-2019, 08:42 PM
2 new Frogspawn Frag Additions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5uNsdO5PC0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1dwg1W9vWc

kaybee
12-21-2019, 01:55 PM
Nice acquisitions!

Jesterrace
01-14-2020, 02:36 AM
Thanks, Not all good though. Had to evict this guy today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HMXE8LM_l8

Jesterrace
01-20-2020, 10:22 PM
My Replacement the Blue Tuxedo aka Pincushion Urchin:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKbbyhtaRds

Boundava
01-23-2020, 03:01 PM
Super cute! Why did the other urchin go and how are the frogspawn doing? Thinking of doing a small saltie tank, have a 30-ish cube I got used and a sump/skimmer someone gave us.

AmandaYiu
01-24-2020, 07:55 AM
Iím not sure if I love 90s or hate them hahahah

Jesterrace
03-18-2020, 11:34 PM
The Long spined got the boot for killing off my Zoanthids and more importantly bulldozing my big Frogspawn Colony that had been firmly glued in place for over 2 years. Tuxedo has left my corals pretty much alone. My Frogspawns are all doing pretty well.


Here is my son teaching my daughter how to properly interact with fish:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBRTvUtvMm8

Jesterrace
03-18-2020, 11:36 PM
If I could do it over again, I would've gone 75 or 120. I hate the height of the 90 gallon tanks. I know I would deal with the same height with the 120, but at least I would get the wider tank for more scaping options and more room for the fish.

Jesterrace
03-23-2020, 10:10 PM
Going to be experimenting with Reef Roids and documenting the impact it has on my Corals. So this is the before overview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2LBC7htLcQ

Jesterrace
04-06-2020, 11:39 PM
New Duncan Coral Frag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxoTkE43Ldk

Jesterrace
04-21-2020, 12:01 AM
Reef Roids, first update:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdDiTFeA-f0

Jesterrace
05-09-2020, 09:21 PM
My new centerpiece coral for my tank (and by far the most expensive single item in my tank).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6CH3BTRFVk

Boundava
05-12-2020, 04:31 PM
Absolutely stunning and I love the extra info on them..

Jesterrace
07-09-2020, 10:15 PM
2 year update on the CB Dwarf Angel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3A-jB-s5go

Jesterrace
08-08-2020, 10:10 PM
My Melanurus Wrasse 3 years after I got it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkC1jcosOfM


For reference here it was about 6 weeks after I got it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDMKXq1Dv0A

Jesterrace
08-08-2020, 10:15 PM
Growth update on one of the Frogspawn Corals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZmMdMmZi0bU


FYI, here it was a few days after I got it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGZCjHw4yTA

Jesterrace
08-08-2020, 10:18 PM
3 month Growth Update on the Duncan Coral. The head has grown quite a bit and there have been 2 more heads that have started forming since filming this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DGJA2aVf2s


For reference here it was a few days after I got it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxoTkE43Ldk

RiversGirl
08-09-2020, 01:32 AM
That's very pretty.

Slaphppy7
08-09-2020, 03:11 PM
Nice updates Jester, that wrasse is beautiful.

Jesterrace
08-30-2020, 02:20 AM
Thanks.


New Red Tree Coral:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE-tURF08EE

Jesterrace
09-06-2020, 12:43 AM
My Duncan is starting to form 2 new heads:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPCuMqpb7VY

Jesterrace
10-31-2020, 12:08 AM
New Blasto Frag:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miGvtu-kasI

One of my Zebra Hermits showing off his impressive Escape Skills:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWFCcZuyKk

Slaphppy7
10-31-2020, 02:29 PM
The "escape" was fun to watch, thanks for sharing with us.

Jesterrace
12-06-2020, 01:57 AM
Thanks.

Picked up a couple of new coral frags.

New Frogspawn:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lr_myCRsXbE


New Acan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwXTIfy5a2Q

Jesterrace
02-27-2021, 10:55 PM
New additions:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q5yxQZJFnr8


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr9p3EjD0xI

Jesterrace
02-27-2021, 10:56 PM
An update on my fastest growing coral frag:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m7sW8VEO8M