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Graeme's 6x2x2 900L

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Reply #360

@Radiation91 yes it's a juvenile. I love their adult colours too.  Looking forward to watching the change, but in no hurry.  Stunning fish!

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Reply #361

Ignoring the aggressive Chromis, as this is normally a fallow tank I use for coral and invert quarantine, what do you think is going on with the new mesh I've added?  :P

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Reply #362

I've no idea Graeme , but I'll take a guess at for an algae scrubber or an in tank mini fuge ?  lol

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Reply #363

Spot on!  Mini fuge.  I have a tiny ball of cheato in there (can't really see it in the photo though).  I'm hoping it will grow behind the screen, sucking up nutrients, and providing a breeding ground for pods.  I tried just adding cheato and jamming it in a corner, but it blew around the tank irritating the corals. 

I'm thinking about making a long shallow screen to put cheato in along the back of my main tank.  It'd then be exposed to the flow from the gyre, and light from the Razors, which should mean it'll grow nicely.  Being trapped high up, and right against the back wall will mean it shouldn't cast a  shadow over any corals.  Any that pokes out will be food for the algae eaters, and it'll be a nice breeding ground for pods in the main tank. 

Thought I'd try it out in this little tank first.

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Reply #364

Ahh a lucky guess lol , that's a good idea for the display , could you post some pics when you start , I'd like to see how you go about this please .

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Reply #365

Will do.  I plan to use plastic gutter guard (that's what you can see in the photo).  I've not worked out quite how I'll attach it to the tank yet  :o

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Reply #366

suction cups. Or just buy a tank divider screen and use that ;)

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Reply #367

Bought 7 lyretails today. One male, six females.  All fat and healthy, and hand picked (by my lfs) at TMC.   They were eating brine in the shop, and have seen a few eating tonight.

Also planning to sort out my main tank, as it's been a bit neglected.  Got new carbon, going to switch out the RowaPhos to PhosGuard (hoping it's less hassle), and I have a gate valve to fit as I can't get the balance on the drains to sit still for more than a week.

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Reply #368

That's good Graeme , sounds like they'll settle quite well .
The phosguard is pretty good and a lot cleaner to work with than rowa , it is also a lot quicker at dropping initial levels (if any) .
I'm currently using phosbond which is a combo of gfo and phosguard which I find gives me the best results , the alu oxide in the guard protects against any spikes with its quick absorption and the gfo gives better longer term absorption at which I find I'm having to change  media around every 2 to 3 months .

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Reply #369

@Gav good tip. I'll have a look for it, and give that a go next then.

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Reply #370

Anthias feeding well this morning.  Here's a little video of them:


Also my main tank at feeding time

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Reply #371

Very nice, how much longer do they have until they go into the tank?

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Reply #372

I need to add Chloroquine Phosphate, then they'll be in there for 4 weeks before I move them over.  I'll probably add the CP later today, as they seem settled.  They've only been in since Saturday.

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Reply #373

Finally installed the gate valve, and chopped off the durso in the weir.  It's now a standard Herbie  style drain system, and it's absolutely silent :geek:

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Reply #374

Added these to the Coral/Invert QT today:
15 x Astrea Snail
25 x Cerith Snails
20 x Nassarius snail
1 x Red Fromia Indica Starfish

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