Graeme's 6x2x2 900L

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Thanks @Sam Cunningham .  Yes, it's a tongan nassarius snail.  I'm also wanting to get my hands on the much smaller vibex nassarius snails (Mike gave me a load years ago, but they've all died off - I got eggs, but no babies.  He used to get babies from the small ones  :heyyy: ).  My lfs have some in now, but my QT is just a few weeks off a 16 week fallow cycle, so not wanting to start again until I can get this lot out of there and into the DT.
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Reply #286

@HK_Fuey I have six vibex nassarius. Such an interesting creature, almost like a sand submarine.

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Bloody flatworms!  I've lost several heads on my Duncans, 2 different frogspawns, and all my candy canes over the last few weeks.  I wasn't sure what it was to begin with, but I'm certain it's flatworms now.  I've blown a load off, but blowing too hard will damage the LPS, so it's a fine line between killing them through kindness, and not doing enough to save them.  Doing my nut in!

I've always thought I couldn't have a wrasse due to having a deep sand bed (they can eat the critters, and can dive in and wriggle about in tem disrupting the DSB to the point of failure).  However, reading around more, it seems some are much more into diving into the sand, and eating from the sand than others.  Six line wrasse seem to eat more from the rocks, and don't bury much from what I've read, so it looks like one of these is on the shopping list.
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Reply #288

Sorry to hear about the flatworms ,
I'd agree with that tho Graeme , for the time i had my six line it wasn't much interested in the sand bed , certainly not in comparison to the silver belly and leopard i have who constantly kick up large amounts of sand that I'm never done blowing with the turkey baster of my GSP's . It even slept in a hole in the rock work as opposed to in the sand like the other two i have .
I find the silver belly scouwers the whole tank searching very small areas at a time and swimming on a bit to the next . Where as the leopard seems to be very methodical searching the whole tank in turn very slowly and searches everything from one end to the other .


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Reply #289

Well, that fits with what I've been reading  :glad:  Sixlines are supposed to be hit and miss with eating flatworms (but then so are most of them), but I've always liked them, and they're good generally for eating coral predators, so I think it's worth a shot.  Only thing is getting it through QT, as they (wrasse) can be funny with medication.  The plan is to go gently/slowly with it.
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Reply #290

That's rubbish

I was worried about putting a wrasse through qt with cp after what I've what I had read.

I did 1 tablet per 22litres and all was ok with my leopard wrasse, I got it for pest control but I might get another now as I think it's stunning, and see if one turns male


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Ah, good to know.  I couldn't find anything recent about wrases in CP.
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Reply #292

That was just a rough guess on my part to the dose, but I have seen others say 25 litres to one tablet and even 30 litres to one tablet. I didn't want to go to 30 just in case the dose wasn't effective.


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I've just transferred some spaghetti worms, my sea cucumber, new snails, shrimps, and the remains of my ausie fungia plate (hoping it'll sprout babies) to my DT after 10 weeks of being in a fallow frag tank on my desk  :glad:

Time to go shopping  :grin:
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Didn't take me long  lol

Just got back with a six line wrasse, starry blenny, tank bred baby bright green fungia plate, 5x nassarius vibex snails, and a peppermint shrimp.
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A M Aquatics had a 20% off all livestock deal this weekend, so I've taken advantage.  The wrasse and blenny will be staying in the frag tank for a month whilst I quarantine my new 5 yellow tangs  :grin:  I also got some more conch and a new candy cane colony.  I was given about 10 more nass vibex snails.

My QT wasn't quite ready, but I had heated and salted some water, so had to get a bit creative.  I left the YTs warming in the bucket of new salty, whilst I emptied and cleaned the QT.  Then put the bags into the empty tank and filled it around them.  Then I opened the bags and acclimated them.
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They will look great when there in the DT

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Reply #298

Good luck


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Reply #299

@HK_Fuey you really took advantage of that sale.
I've just been through myself and walked out with some coral. He was quite busy and started to run out of fish bags.
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