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Can’t wait to find their place in the main tank and add that much needed colour. The Zoas,  acropora, and montipora have slowly established themselves from an earlier purchase, so am keen to see how the increased water flow affects things when the next wavemaker arrives tomorrow, before deciding on placement.


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Reply #16

Caught my hermit crab in the early hours digging all the frag plugs out of the rocks and throwing them down into the sand
Glue on order.


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Caught my hermit crab in the early hours digging all the frag plugs out of the rocks and throwing them down into the sand
Glue on order.


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Yeah hermits are bulldozers, I had one that used to enjoy pulling aiptasia off the rocks and letting it float away, that was fun.

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Reply #18

I had the same problem, I kept finding corals on the sand and wondering how it got there until I caught him in the act, my cleaner shrimp does this aswell but I have glued them in place now, glueing coral to rocks underwater is a pain in the a** lol maybe just the glue I used but it took a while to get them to stick properly

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Reply #19

Yup I’m expecting that especially the already encrusted live rock. I looked at the epoxy but other forums complained about the amount of mess so I’ve ordered gorilla gel which seems to be the one of choice....
I’ve a feeling I will be swearing a lot in the process.


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Reply #20

If you can find it Aquamaxx Reef Welder is great putty, mess free and if you screw up just kneed it again and try again
It is expensive though

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Reply #21

So today I broke my protein skimmer whilst fitting my new wavemaker....
Silver lining though it was an internal so now I get to buy a new hang on external, which means more room for fish


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Reply #22

Oh youll be swearing plenty when the glue arrives lol trust me, hopefully it's better than mine was, I just used gel superglue, that's crap you broke the skimmer mate can it not be fixed? Hob would be better as you say for more room but be good if you could fix it

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Reply #23

New life in the tank today. 1 year on and live rock is still full of surprises. This ball anemone appeared this morning.



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Does anyone know the answer to this?


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Reply #25


Does anyone know the answer to this?


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What you trying to do with it?

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Reply #26

Increase the air flow to the reservoir to increase skim potential. There is no foam being produced.
It may be because it is new and bedding in.
I’ve thought about attaching a small air pump to the air inlet but wondered if that would overload the water pump?

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Reply #27


New sponge or algae that appeared this morning.


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Reply #28

So my one day off per month was spent going round LFS all three of which had the melanurus wrasse I’m after, none of which would sell them grrrrr 


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Reply #29

That's crap mate, why wouldn't they sell you one?

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