Andy's Reefer 250

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Reply #120

ah man. Wrasse has jumped somehow through the lid.  🤷‍♂️ there are no gaps so I have no clue how.

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Reply #121

Oh no!!!!  :( I had a similar experience with an Anthia (appeared on top of the jump guard) - clearly Houdini is training these fish!

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Oh no!!!!  :( I had a similar experience with an Anthia (appeared on top of the jump guard) - clearly Houdini is training these fish!

Soon as I saw it on the floor my memory flashed back to the time when i got my first marine tank,  thinking how relaxing this hobby would be. 

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Reply #123

I've noticed a fair amount of bubble algae recently, think it started on this cool little hitchhiker clam type creature :



And what I think is ulva which hitchhiked in with the chaeto i bought from Livealgae.co.uk, a bit annoying tbh


Have added a couple of tiny emerald crabs so hopefully they'll sort it.
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Reply #124

Ulva is very invasive (at least some ulva species). Do you have any grazers to help? Foxface, tangs?


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Ulva is very invasive (at least some ulva species). Do you have any grazers to help? Foxface, tangs?


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Yeah that's what I'm worried about.  Tank is only 250l so didn't think I could fit any?  I do have a black Molly waiting to go in, and the emerald crabs might eat it?

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Reply #126

The molly in my experience will definately keep it in check, also any cheato or any other green algae

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Reply #127

My molly is resolutely refusing to chip in on the algae clearing - flippin' freeloader!

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My molly is resolutely refusing to chip in on the algae clearing - flippin' freeloader!

gotta keep them hungry!  I didn't feed mine for about 3 weeks and they got really fat off the hair algae
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Reply #129

I bought an adorned wrasse on saturday having been reminded about them by @Livvie 's post

However, despite being labelled as "halichoeres cosmetus" in the shop, she's finally come out of the sand today, and I think it's actually a melanurus wrasse as the spot is on the tail not the dorsal fin 🤷‍♂️



No bother as they still look amazing and eat AEFW and other SPS pests.   8D

I also made a new tighter fitting lid for my QT out of lexan after the paracheilinus jumped 😥
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Reply #130

New toy  8D

The size of this thing compared to the jebao it's replacing is unbelievable
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Reply #131

Looking good.
I have the 3h Jebao but space in the cabinet is tight. Thinking of building a small cabinet to put electrics behind, but not sure if it frees up space


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I've built a little cabinet. Main thing for me was hiding the rats nest of wires!



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I've built a little cabinet. Main thing for me was hiding the rats nest of wires!



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That looks great
I was thinking of doing something similar with switches on the front and all electrics inside. Doser would then go at front with containers below.


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That looks great
I was thinking of doing something similar with switches on the front and all electrics inside. Doser would then go at front with containers below.


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Yeah that's what I did originally but I got tired of moving the containers every time I needed to get inside it!

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