Gav's Aqua Oak

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Reply #75

Just out of interest Gav, why did you test copper?

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@Asco1104 , I've tested for copper as the tank was used for freshwater before hand and I thought I might test just to ensure there was no traces of any copper based meds I may or may not have used , i used the salifert kit as there is an extended time to pick up any strong bound copper as used in some meds .
More just piece of mind .

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Reply #77

That makes sense, thought it might be something along those lines. 

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Reply #78

One of my hitch hikers , red eyes and Racing stripes ... Think this one will be coming out , quite surprised at how big it is and how it's managed to stay hidden in the rock .

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Reply #79

Pulled out another hitch hiker yesterday , think it could be a mithrax crab (pic 1) , and I think I've a small zoa growing on one of the rocks (pic 2) , also started dosing nopox yesterday as nitrates have been going down from 10 to 0 , but starting to get a bit of algae growth at 0 nitrates .

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Reply #80

I could well be mate, I have one the same in my sump as I could positively Id it.

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Pulled out another hitch hiker yesterday , think it could be a mithrax crab (pic 1) , and I think I've a small zoa growing on one of the rocks (pic 2) , also started dosing nopox yesterday as nitrates have been going down from 10 to 0 , but starting to get a bit of algae growth at 0 nitrates .

I had two crabs the same as the one in your hand in mine Gav, not surprising as I think we got it in the same place! I have stopped where I am with the tank you seen when you came to the house and bought a Juwel Vision 450 so I was in today looking at live rock but their live rock tank is riddled with Aptasia that they are trying to get rid of! Going to take a wee trip through to the marine place in Lossiemouth for a look tomorrow! Have you ever been?

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Reply #82

Yeah I popped it in the sump too , I've still to catch the bigger red eyed one in the pic in previous post , I think I've worked out where it's living , but will find out when the lights go off , I've been using the red channel only to view all the night life which seems to work quite well  .

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Reply #83

Good idea, they default on violet don't they.

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Reply #84

@ChrisHibs , I've been to D and I tropicals before ? , he used to occasionally get large cichlids in , but haven't been through in a while , not sure if he even had marine fish back then ? Might need to pop in for a look when I'm through there next. 
Yeah Ive got about half dozen or so aiptasia too , also various different worms and a couple of possibly xanthic crabs , as well as the mithrax crab above .
I made sure I went through the rock to get the best bits I could find but was a bit tied with the sale as I had store credit to use up .
The jewel tanks a nice size , is it the one with the curved front ?

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@Asco1104  , I'm not sure ? , I've just been going to manual mode after lights go off on schedule and adding 100% red then turn off and  going back to auto when I'm done , you can see everything be it only in red , amazing how much comes out at night from a seemingly lifeless day time tank

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Reply #86

That's a good idea :)

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@ChrisHibs , I've been to D and I tropicals before ? , he used to occasionally get large cichlids in , but haven't been through in a while , not sure if he even had marine fish back then ? Might need to pop in for a look when I'm through there next. 
Yeah Ive got about half dozen or so aiptasia too , also various different worms and a couple of possibly xanthic crabs , as well as the mithrax crab above .
I made sure I went through the rock to get the best bits I could find but was a bit tied with the sale as I had store credit to use up .
The jewel tanks a nice size , is it the one with the curved front ?

I'll let you know tomorrow if it's worth the drive through! Yeah that's the one, I like the bowed front on it. It will be a wee while before its up and running though, protein skimmers for a tank that size aren't cheap and if I spend any more money this month I'll end up living in it when my missus chucks me out😂😂

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Reply #88

Thanks let me know how you get on that would be great , lol aye it's fair cost to get it all set up , The curved front is nice , I've a friend with a vision 250 , nice tank . Is it setup with a sump pipes etc ?
 I went for a bubble magus curve 5 for mine which isn't too badly priced and a Jecod DCS 5000 return pump , not sure if it would suit 450 l or if you'd go up a size on each .

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Thanks let me know how you get on that would be great , lol aye it's fair cost to get it all set up , The curved front is nice , I've a friend with a vision 250 , nice tank . Is it setup with a sump pipes etc ?
 I went for a bubble magus curve 5 for mine which isn't too badly priced and a Jecod DCS 5000 return pump , not sure if it would suit 450 l or if you'd go up a size on each .

No it's not set up with anything mate just the tank and stand I've bought so far. It's only been previously used for tropical discuss. I will need a lot of advice on setting it all up when it arrives. It's pretty much new and it's a friend of a friend so I got it for such a good price I said yes before properly considering the additional costs involved to be honest! As you do....

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