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Sierra Bravo

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About Sierra Bravo

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    San Antonio
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    120g

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  1. Sierra Bravo

    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    Stop. Taking. Vacations. A couple of kids should fix that right up for you. Live a boring existence tied to your home and tank like the rest of us.
  2. Sierra Bravo

    Red Sea diving & snorkeling

    Conditions looked perfect; photography is incredible. You are living a good life, sir. Congrats.
  3. Made my own screen tops since my plumbing prevents me from using manufactured and custom tops are ridiculously priced. I made them a little different than what we typically see with the available kits. I thought they came out pretty well.
  4. Sierra Bravo

    Have to show this one off:

    Here's a pic of it colored up from the person who gave it to me:
  5. Sierra Bravo

    So long Yall

    Best of luck with your move to CA.
  6. Sierra Bravo

    Waterbox Cube 10 office nano

    Couple more pics from this morning. Man these things grow so much faster than sticks. 🙂
  7. Sierra Bravo

    Have to show this one off:

    I've got Chips also and it is different. I'll try to get a colony shot from the original owner.
  8. Sierra Bravo

    The Maroon Lagoon V2.0

    With all the crap you come home to after your trips, you should market your corals as "Travel Tested®" 😋
  9. Sierra Bravo

    Have to show this one off:

    If anything it reminds me a bit of ORA Chips, but that has a different growth structure and polyp color.
  10. Sierra Bravo

    Have to show this one off:

    Not Borealis - I have that one compliments of @FarmerTy
  11. Sierra Bravo

    Have to show this one off:

    I traded some acros for zoas with a man from Amarillo. As a bonus he gave me this large hunk of what he called a blue stag. It is, in my opinion, very special. I've never seen anything quite like this before. I especially like the bi-colored polyps. When the pumps are on it shows on all the lower ones. I can't wait to see this one grow out.
  12. Sierra Bravo

    Waterbox Cube 10 office nano

    Thought I'd share some pics of my office mantis/zoa tank I've been working on and mentioned in my main build thread. I haven't seen the mantis for a few weeks now and suspect he's molting. I have confirmed he's there and alive; I can see his swimmerets moving when I peek between the rocks. As far as the corals, everything appears healthy. The blasto is full, the zoas are producing new heads, and my hammer, which for a while I thought wasn't going to make it, seems to be doing better. All in all I'm pleased with how it is coming out.
  13. Sierra Bravo

    Anyone know how to vent a fish (Swim Bladder Issue)

    I'd be happy to help, but I'm in San Antonio and about to leave on a business trip. I wouldn't be able to get to Austin until 4-20. I'll PM you my phone number and you are more than welcome to call and ask questions.
  14. Sierra Bravo

    Anyone know how to vent a fish (Swim Bladder Issue)

    I've done it twice with anthias and used the video above for guidance. I had three fish I needed to vent. I was successful with two of them, and they are healthy and healthy today. The third I did not pull sufficient gas out of the bladder and had to repeat the procedure. That fish developed an infection at the site of puncture and didn't make it. Tips: Make sure the fish is well illuminated from below. I used a glass casserole with a cheap LED puck underneath. I placed a piece of tape to block the light at the head of the fish because I felt it was too bright for its eyes. Get the smallest diameter needle you can. I bought an insulin syringe from Walgreens Rx. Enlist a second set of hands to hold the fish while you do the venting. You need to withdraw the gas slowly and this takes a steady hand. Have a QT tank set up in advance to receive the fish. It's not going to like the procedure very much and needs peace to recover. Don't skip the sanitizing procedure or iodine. Would not hurt to put the fish through metroplex/kanaplex while in the QT as well. If you have a healthy one, examine it under the light first to see what size you are aiming to get the bladder down to. I hated having to try it for fear of killing the fish but resolved myself that if I didn't it wasn't going to make it long term anyway.
  15. Sierra Bravo

    Redsea Reefer 450 Build / Upgrade

    You're not limited to the OEM tank brackets, are you? Why not make your own hanger and suspend either from the wall or ceiling? There are a lot of really nice, professional-looking light suspension ideas out there. You have a wide shot of the tank and area it will live in?
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