Andy's 85L Nano

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Yes mate, really good like it a lot!

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Cheap and a very efficient mod mine worked awesome and growth was crazy I would fill a reactor in a week !!!

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Reply #16

Okay wtaf!  This coral did not have these dead areas earlier today.  My sexy shrimp seem to be the culprits.

Mysteriously also lost the skirts on some zoas last week, never suspected those little guys though :(



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They have been known to eat polyps and corals try feeding the shrimp more or remove them

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Reply #18

My cleaner shrimp does the same to my LPS , hasn't killed anything tho , they like to steal the food from the heads but don't normally bother eating the coral .

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Reply #19

I'd also check your zoas and rock for any sundial snails , I had one munching the edges of my zoas , took a while to spot it .

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I'd also check your zoas and rock for any sundial snails , I had one munching the edges of my zoas , took a while to spot it .

Been up with the red torch late every night and found ... nada  lol 

Also my dimmer arrived and it is the right type. Works well, hopefully it'll stop my chaeto getting bleached any further. Never thought I'd be worrying about hurting algae!  :glad:
Case anyone else has the same problem, the exact dimmer i used is this: LINK .  Confirmed to work on a timer as well (some don't).

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Not too much going on, but I got a few new corals and a blue tux urchin.  Cool little creature.

Also picked up a Hydra 26 HD, but need to replace the lenses already (don't ask)


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Reply #22

Hi mate, do you ever have problems with the urchins pushing the rocks around or causing them to collapse?

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Reply #23

Hi mate, do you ever have problems with the urchins pushing the rocks around or causing them to collapse?
Nah tbh they're stuck together with milliput.

Even if they weren't, I'm not sure he could move them.  They dont seem to have a strong enough grip, you can pull them off rocks easier then snails etc.

What they definitely do is pick up any loose frags, hermits etc to decorate themselves with!



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Reply #24

Hmm. Noticed one of my SPS has stripped a little bit underneath.

Crap pic as the lights were off so I had to use the flash, but it's the tabling acro not the alveopora





This section is completely shaded as it's directly under the LEDs, so I'm hoping it's just down to that but I've sent off a spare ATI ICP test I had knocking about just in case.

If it's high zinc in the water again I'm gonna drain the fecker down and chuck it out the window.  lol

Annoying thing is, it's just about getting it's colour back (metallic green) from the last time I had problems with the tank.  It's basing out nicely too and has good PE so hopefully nothing major.


Also... I picked up one of these.  Cost me nearly £80 by the time I'd added a few packs of reagent but holy shit it's by far the best thing I've bought in a long time!!

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Reply #25

Maybe it’s the pic but could they be fighting? They look very close together


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Reply #26

Maybe it’s the pic but could they be fighting? They look very close together


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Cheers Tim,  even when the polyps are out, they're about 3 inches apart. The pic is weirdly foreshortened (is that the right word?) for some reason.
Alveopora don't have sweepers do they?


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Reply #27

No but it is capable of defending and attacking if another coral gets to close.


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Reply #28

No but it is capable of defending and attacking if another coral gets to close.


Tim

Tim, do you reckon low alk could cause an acro to strip in this way?   

Last night I double checked my alkalinity and found it had dropped to 6.6 dKH. Looks like this was probably due to the end of the dosing line getting crusted over. Alk normally runs at 7.5.

I would have thought that the base on the rock would have stripped not the shaded bit if it was alk that caused this?

The other thing is my phosphate and nitrate level had dropped below 0.03 and 1 respectively so I've dosed those back up and disabled my algae reactor.

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Reply #29

It depends on how quickly the alk dropped tbh.
I don’t think nutrients would cause it, they would more than likely just loose colour.


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