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Old 09/07/2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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New crispa or malu

My new nem finally arrived today. I dug a hole in the sand, placed it in, then buried its foot a little bit. I turned down the LEDs to about halfway for now while it adjusts. I also turned off all flow to allow it time to attach. After maybe an hr or so I'll turn the return pump back on followed by one vortech at a time. Also placed the foam guards on my vortechs.

Its mouth was pretty open upon arrival but within minutes of being in the tank it started to tighten back up. It's fairly bleached but that was to be expected. I can see some faint purple on some of the tips though.

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Old 09/07/2018, 12:56 PM   #2
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Congrats, it looks good. I would have put it in the QT for observation for a few days though.

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Old 09/07/2018, 01:06 PM   #3
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I usually do either qt or dip everything new but in this case I did not. I hope the gamble doesnt come back to bite me. It's been an hr and a half and it's still yet to plant its foot. Came home from getting my boy at school to find it flipped over in the sand. I did turn the return back back on for some flow but vortechs are still off.


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Old 09/07/2018, 04:19 PM   #4
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Definitely not crispa.
Malu often have rings on tents, being bleached it's hard for me to say for sure, but I actually think it might be aurora


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Old 09/07/2018, 04:49 PM   #5
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Aurora has more prominent beads no?

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Old 09/07/2018, 05:16 PM   #6
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Aurora has more prominent beads no?

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I thought so as well. All the Aurora I have seen have always been drab brown where as this one has some purple in its tents. Once it colors up I'm sure a more positive ID can be made.

I dug a deeper hole and buried the foot more and so far it has stayed planted the last few hrs. Both vortechs are running at reduced power.


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Old 09/07/2018, 05:18 PM   #7
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Current state of things.

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Old 09/07/2018, 07:36 PM   #8
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I could be wrong, I'm not super familiar w/ aurora, it just looks more beaded than rings to me in those pics


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Old 09/07/2018, 08:54 PM   #9
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I could be wrong, I'm not super familiar w/ aurora, it just looks more beaded than rings to me in those pics
I think you might be right, if that turns out to be the case I think I'll be swapping at the lfs and see if I cant have them order me a mag.


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Old 09/09/2018, 11:11 AM   #10
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Appears to have finally settled in and hasn't moved. Vortechs are back on normal speed and slowly turning lights back up.

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Old 09/12/2018, 01:57 PM   #11
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Day 5 and still in the same spot. Mouth hasn't tightened up all the way yet but otherwise looks healthy so I'm not to worried.

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