Entries for the 'most characterful creature' award

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You can enter a photo or video that shows off the creature in your tank with the most character.  You have one week to submit an entry, the we'll have a week of voting.
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Reply #1

This'll have to be mine, but it's a tough one between the Mantis shrimp, Porcupine Puffer, Sailfin Tang, Mandarinfish and this, my Porcelain crab.

Not your typical contender, but I love this guy. At 2 minutes in, you see him swing a good right hook at the boisterous Clarkii clown. (who's since grown to twice that size and picked the crab up, carried it away from the anemone, and dropped it. The Crab now hosts various next bests.

(Crank up the quality) :)

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Reply #2

We'll keep this open a little longer.  Any more submissions?
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Reply #3

^ forgot about this! see what I can do
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #4

Benny the Blennie keeping the shrimps in a job...look at his googly eyes  :kiss:
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Reply #5

My first tiger goby.

I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #6

That's very natural looking flow and setting. Watching that you can almost forget you're looking at a tank, it looks like you're watching a Goby on a reef.  :smiley:

What'f you got for water movement again?
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Reply #7

Lovely looking fish.  The tangs are clearly enjoying playing in the flow too  :kiss:
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Reply #8

On the left I have a wp60 set at H3, and on the right I have a wp40 running on H2. Both run 24/7
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #9

Wow, I bet it churns the tank up well if you turn them both to max! (H3 is lowest isn't it?, H2 medium?)
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Reply #10

They would if I turn them up, maybe I should for 5 mins to stir things up!
H3 is the lowest setting, and H2 medium.
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Reply #11

Yeah I think it's "invigorating" for the tank, it'll flush out dead spots, might knock off loose zoas and mushrooms which will relocate, and if you run a filter sock for the rest of the day afterwards, you'll clear out some crap too.

I'm not sure if the fish would find it stressful. They'll go and hide, but whether they're panicking or just thinking it's part of life I don't know!  :undecided:
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Reply #12

Strong currently and storms are part of reef life.  As long as they're not being battered off the rocks I can't see it being a problem short term.
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Reply #13

There's plenty of hidding space for all the fish, they can navigate in and around the rocks from one side of the tank to the other without having to swim in "open water" will have to get a filter sock now!
I should really sort this out!!

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