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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:18 am

right turned the lights off and then noticed this thing floating around the tank (like it was flying lol) so i snaped a couple of pics any ideas





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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:46 pm

sorry K i'v no idea what it is chez will be along soon to let us know what it is.
i can't see it properly but it looks like a very small shrimp, - where are you chez, and
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:08 pm

here K
keep check on here it helps seperating the goodies from the baddies Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:59 pm

do a google search on isopods lol

this is what i have but it is the algae eating one thank god lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Wed Jul 08, 2009 3:20 am

right i have added the blue tube today

and when i did i found some more little critters

i found some
amphipods
and a crab



not sure which one it is but it has been mentioned that it could be a mythrax/emerald crab
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:18 am

Seems you have loads in the tank and havent even got the fish yet! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:43 pm

Right just to update things

9th
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate 5

10th
ammonia 0
nitrite 0
nitrate <5

brown patches turning up on the sand

loads of little bugs comming out at night

somthing is moving the sand about and did it after i put the sand back

brain
type corals doing well the red ones are doing fine the green and yellow
ones have poped up from nowhere and are bigger than the blue ones ever
were but the blu daises seem to be dying off and getting smaller even
ones on the other rock's

crab seems to be doing fine

i have more amphypods than i relised added some copepods to the mix 2 days ago have photoplancton in the fridge

skimmer is pulling out tea coloured stuff

white
spots have started to appear on the glass at the sides and the sea
stars are getting bigger and i seem to have 4 of the white ones now 2
being tiny

snail is touring the whole of the tank happily and the little baby snails i have are doing the same
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:21 am

wow lots of activity in there now K



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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:42 am

Thats great kb. I take it the brown patches are diatoms are they?

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sat Jul 11, 2009 5:44 am

well sort of but they are not diatoms i dont think as it is just on the sand
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:27 am

sounds like algie to me is the waver maker pointed near it...it might not have enought flow there thats why you might be getting it
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:32 pm

their is plenty of flow over the sand just not enough to blow it all over the place

it seems is a normal thing in a new tank
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:55 am

the white dots on the glass are more than likely copepods mate.

all seems good.
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Mon Jul 13, 2009 7:57 am

Btw, that crab is a baddie.

I have always been told red eyes mean its a baddie, either sump it or take it to the LFS.

I have something similar not red eyes tho and its tiny, urs look quite big.
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Mon Jul 13, 2009 8:41 am

GeordieDave wrote:
Btw, that crab is a baddie. I have always been told red eyes mean its a baddie

Maybe it's the camera flash... crazy

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:12 am

the mythrax been told it is a emerald mythrax crab as they have red eyes but will sump it in the end

it's under inch in size
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:41 am

right been scouting about the tank today and found a few things that are new just hope none are bad things lol
and i seem to be getting some brown tubes appearing form no where also

got a few of these dotted all over the rocks


what are these called ?


what is this that is in the sand ? got a few of these


so this is coraline agea starting


what on earth is this ?


these things are coming out the white tubes on the rock (just hoping it isnt bad as their is a few of them)
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:44 am

No idea - chez where are you??, but it looks like you have loads going on in the tank even without fish Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:47 am

Diana and I will cheerfully admit to knowing little or nothing about marine tanks, kbekl so you might want to enquire on a specialist website. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:34 pm

Mary wrote:
Diana and I will cheerfully admit to knowing little or nothing about marine tanks, kbekl so you might want to enquire on a specialist website. Wink

done that got the awnsers i was looking for lol
1 feather duster
2 rock polyp's
3 small bristle worm
4 coraline algea
5 baby clam
6 is a type of feather duster
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:57 pm

pic 2 looks like Aiptasia, To Me.....
If it is get rid or will take over tank like weeds do in garden.

pic 3 Bristleworm goodie

pic 5 Stomatella goodie
not nice looking but you can sump them if you have one.

pic 6 the red stuff is normal.
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 6:59 pm

kbekl wrote:
Mary wrote:
Diana and I will cheerfully admit to knowing little or nothing about marine tanks, kbekl so you might want to enquire on a specialist website. Wink

done that got the awnsers i was looking for lol
1 feather duster
2 rock polyp's
3 small bristle worm
4 coraline algea
5 baby clam
6 is a type of feather duster

Nothing more to add. All good stuff, some people let the coraline algae grow on the glass, some people remove it. YOu help boost the growth of coraline by adding calcium to top up water. All the above are good things for the tank, dont bother removing.
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:18 pm

Thanks for the update GD, it''s getting to be a real learning section in the marines for us whoo know nothing! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:57 pm

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pic 2 looks like Aiptasia, To Me.....
If it is get rid or will take over tank like weeds do in garden.

pic 3 Bristleworm goodie

pic 5 Stomatella goodie
not nice looking but you can sump them if you have one.

pic 6 the red stuff is normal.

no they are not aiptasia i have one of them growing on my thermometer from somewhere lol but this will be easy to remove

i am starting to like their persitance lol

pic 5 is definatly a clam as it opens and closes and has now moved lol
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PostSubject: Re: Going salty + tank log   Mon Jul 20, 2009 8:15 am

however as your noticing the polyps spread like a weed - its good signs for a stable tank
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