Ratvan's Mushroom Mansion

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic. 1346 views

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #15

Helped someone move a 55G tank last night and got a Hammer Coral in thanks. Here it is after just being added.  I ran out of glue so cant attach it to anything just yet. Also my Duncan is still looking irritated. Not seen it fully open in Months







Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #16

Added some decorative Red Macro from a trade today

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #17

FFS, Leather Has been munched. Pretty Nudi though




Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,557
  • Liked: 1436
  • Thanks Given: 1471
  • Received: 856
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #18

You could try moving the Duncan it may not like it there

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk


Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #19

You could try moving the Duncan it may not like it there

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk

It's forming a new head, only seems to fully open later in the day. And food time

Marty

  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 4,557
  • Liked: 1436
  • Thanks Given: 1471
  • Received: 856
  • Location: Norwich
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/marty's-reef-tank/

Reply #20

Try shading it a bit from the light if it comes out later in day and lights are then ramping down then maybe getting to much light there

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk

Thanks:


Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #21

Try shading it a bit from the light if it comes out later in day and lights are then ramping down then maybe getting to much light there

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk

Thanks I shunted it under an overhang slightly, It looks a little better. Although seems that my leather nuked the tank over the weekend. I forgot to add the carbon back to the filter after cleaning out the HOB

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #22

Try shading it a bit from the light if it comes out later in day and lights are then ramping down then maybe getting to much light there

Sent from my SM-G975F using Tapatalk

It looks so much better now, almost like it did when I got it months ago. Thank you so much.

Also latest addition to the tank

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #23

After acclimation to temp and mounting on Disc, looks rather impressive

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #24

So yeah, I did a thing. I have a 15 gallon tank at home that I am in the process of converting into a SW tank. September I plan on adding SW and Live Rock and starting up a tank at home.


However went into LFS today as I wanted to pick up a couple of cheap Frags to add to the tank, most of the DT's in the Store that held corals were overgrown with Red Flatworms, Nudibranches and Cyano/Red Slime so I gave up on that idea and then found a tank full of juvenile Clowns. One in particular took my interest. He will stay in the Pico until the Home Reef is set up and ready to take in fish (Christmas he will be in the 15G)


So Meet "Hantu" (Venegeful water Spirit - Malay) Tank Bred and Raised
Also did some maintenance and tried to make the Barnacles more part of my reef, that and I had to hack up my GSP carpet to get a load of Aiptasia out :D







Animal

  • Posts: 16
  • Liked: 5
  • Thanks Given: 0
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Essex

Reply #25

Thing with Duncan corals is you can't just think Oh I want it there so that's it.it might be ok for a while then start to withdraw and worst case die off .you need to find a spot that it likes (easier said than done) sometimes. it also would benefit from a little current.i had to move mine 3 times until I found a place it liked and then it bloomed from having just 5 heads at first to 16 hope this helps a little bit .
Dave

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #26

Thing with Duncan corals is you can't just think Oh I want it there so that's it.it might be ok for a while then start to withdraw and worst case die off .you need to find a spot that it likes (easier said than done) sometimes. it also would benefit from a little current.i had to move mine 3 times until I found a place it liked and then it bloomed from having just 5 heads at first to 16 hope this helps a little bit .
Dave

I'm thinking this may not be the tank to have the Duncan in, I cannot find a spot for it where it is happy in the 4 Months that I have had it. I have ordered another pump for this tank so hopefully a small amount of flow will help it out

Animal

  • Posts: 16
  • Liked: 5
  • Thanks Given: 0
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Essex

Reply #27

Wow ratvan,
So what is the total list you have in your tank at the moment ?
Thing with a small tank like this is it's nice to add all this stuff and it looks great don't get me wrong but you will need to keep an eye on the water parameters,a regular water test every 1-2 weeks for next 2 months might help , anemones and corals can be a bit funny about water quality.and how are you feeding them ? Chucking food in the tank isn't always the best way. You can get a turkey Baster and feed them directly to make sure they actually get fed .i had a small Nano tank for 3 years with various corals etc and found hand feeding some more productive in thier appearance because they actually got food and turn the pump off for five minutes while they feed otherwise the food just goes back into the filter and none of them get fed.
Just a suggestion,not a criticism I'm here to help if I can
Dave

Ratvan

  • Me and My Tiny Tank
  • Posts: 33
  • Liked: 12
  • Thanks Given: 7
  • Received: 2
  • Me and my Tiny Tank
  • Location: Leeds
  • Tank Thread: https://reefbase.co.uk/members'-tanks-6/ratvan's-mushroom-mansion/

Reply #28

Corals
Xenia
GSP
Hammer
Cabbage Leather
Duncan
Mushrooms (Yumas, Discos)


With the feeding of Hammer and Duncan I place a plastic cup over the coral and push the turkey baster into a hole at the top, I target feed reef roids for these two. I usually have a bit left over so broadcast feed (turning HOB off) but leave Little Hydor pump running to circulate. Have to use the plastic cup to stop marauders. I have tried distracting the CuC with pellets but it doesn't work.


Wish Polyp Lab made food for Critters, mine love the Reef Roids


I water change every Wednesday. Practically for all intents and purposes it's 100% change

Animal

  • Posts: 16
  • Liked: 5
  • Thanks Given: 0
  • Received: 0
  • Location: Essex

Reply #29

Ok so you doing the right thing regarding feeding that's good ,water changes are good when needed,you need to have a water test done to check for nitrates/nitrites/amonia etc you're local fish shop could test the water for everything for a couple of quid won't take long about 6 mins .
Dave

Tags:



Donate towards the running of ReefBase

Donate £1.00 Donate £2.50 Donate £5.00 Donate £10.00 Donate £20.00 Donate another value