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PostSubject: Well I thought id keep you posted   Sun Aug 30, 2009 10:26 pm

Not a lot has happened. I got some sexy shrimp which got eatten...dont know off what havent seen them for 3 weeks. I got a yellow goby which lasted 24hrs!

But I got a red headed goby which looks great! I have just added a pair of clown which are in awesome condition however they were underfed and i saved them from a local reefer who couldnt afford to look after them so it was a bargain for 20 the pair. I have also started my fragging obsession lol...Ill get some snaps up.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:12 pm

One pregnant Cleaner shrimp waiting to pop - this is happening every 4 - 6 weeks and its usually two weeks inbetween the two of them popping.



Full tank shot: This will be changing soon as I got more LR currently curing so Im going to plate it stacked at the rear.



Red headed goby, lovely placid fish, but it can jump out of the tank. saved him twice he must have 9 lives:




Purple Mushies just opening up:



Green mushies which I attached to a rock but its currrently making its way round the tank lol:



2 frags growing one nicely, but can I hell think of their names lol:




Mr photogenic always comes out when I get the camera out. However he is starting to trash my tank and throw rock around he is rather large som im trading the three hermits in for smaller one:



A pair of ocel clowns:



thought I had one of them in the tank but must have imagined it.


The fire fish hiding as the new clowns are a bit too activew for him atm:



Slowly my sand bed will be littered with bits of rock from fragging. I just took a cutting from a friends Toadstood the other day its only just stopped sulking so It should open up soon enough:



Think ill dose the tank with some calcium to help them grow quicker.

Well tell me what you think, any suggestions are most welcome too.

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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Sun Aug 30, 2009 11:17 pm

I cant make any suggestions for you GD but I love the look of the tank, and especially the crab, he is a beauty! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:07 am

Come on Diana im waiting for you to get one too

I have shopped around and im getting a bigger marine tank Very Happy cant wait.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Mon Aug 31, 2009 12:47 am

fab pic dave Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Mon Aug 31, 2009 1:10 am

dont dose the tank unless it needs it and calcium will make the coraline grown quicker

keep the tank at arround 350ppm calcium (normal for marine tank)

Soft coral needs addictives like iodide to enhance and maintain its color and growth but this is a difficult thing to get right i belive

looking good dave in all

big tanks are great but i liked the simpleness of the small one like 7ltr water change a week lol not i do 10 gallon on the big one and 3 gal on the smaller one

if you get a big tank i would say get an ro unit
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Mon Aug 31, 2009 4:10 am

great looking tank and fish GD love the clowns mate - sorry can't help you either
brilliant pics too


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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:06 am

Quick update guys.




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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:16 am

Thats looking great - love the feather duster!

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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 22, 2009 3:47 pm

beautiful looking tank G.D the feather duster is awesome mate


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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:22 pm

lovly tank dave some nice coraline growth on the rear pannel

tank and inhabitants seem to be doing really well
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:34 am

indeed, the rear wall a scrub clean once a month. The power heads go into vinegar every 2 months n they get back in that state really quickly.

Its about 6 months old now so id say its rocking onto mature.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Fri Oct 23, 2009 6:35 am

Got a new little halloween hermit, if I can get a good snap ill post one up.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:31 pm

tank looks great D
Im still fighting a losing battle with algea
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

what are your phosphates?

though about a sea hare? it will eat the algae and once the algae is gone its best to move him onto another reefer as it will starve.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

Im currently not running a skimmer so a layer is starting to build up on the durface, however whenI move this weekend I will be modding the rear compartments tyo allow me to fit a better skimmer as my old one died.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

have you thought about the v2 nano as this is suppoesed to fit right inside some of the nano tanks
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Fri Nov 27, 2009 3:16 am

Well some updates, my firefish died, I think this was after a huge fight with the female clown. Both had ragged fins but the firefish came off worse hising under a rock looking very ill and gasping for breath.

I have removed a lot of my corals as I found an army of slugs having a feast. Good news they have now gone

Even better news I have bought a halide light for my tank for a fraction of the price. Arcadia OT for a wopping 80.00 so good news for my corals when I replace the once which were munched.
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PostSubject: Re: Well I thought id keep you posted   Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:45 pm

Hiya GD. I didnt know that you could get slugs in a tank set up! Did they get in on the rock? Bad news about your fish. Any chance of a few pics of your set up?
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