Steveanem's 5ft Aquarium Upgrade

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Reply #45

As above^
My small addition would be the possible need for rubble approx 5-10mm, this is because some will simply remove sand from under LR and have that as a burrow, others like to build a lair from rubble, some will do this in the open and then cover with sand, others will line the walls in the hole they have made in the sand with the rubble.
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #46

Ah well in that case I might just have to get hold of both. Thanks for the explanation @i-CONICA

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Reply #47

[attach=2]Just a few pointless pics whilst I was bored...

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Reply #48

Love your scape Steveanem, that's a healthy looking yellow tang. I love your clown fish, anthias and chromis too :)


How are your anthias doing? I was thinking of getting a shoal of about 1-2 males + 9-10 females but worry about the difficulties in feeding and their size! I probably will go for a shoal of green chromis instead ...



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Reply #49

Thanks for the kind comments Hai. Touch wood all the other fish are doing fine. I must admit I was worried at first about getting  Anthias as Emma and I both have to work and I had read that they have to be fed often. I may have just been lucky but I just feed the tank on a morning before 7am when I leave for work, then again around 6:30pm when I return. Then 'supper' at around 10pm. They have the same feeding routine as all the other fish and apart from my recent loss they have been fine. I am sure that the late fish was,however, being bullied.
I had 5 green Chromis a long while ago but only 3 have survived. In fact they tend to squabble more than any other fish I've ever had.

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Reply #50

I thought they are one of the more peaceful species :(

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Reply #51

I thought they are one of the more peaceful species :(

I think they are renowned for squabbling amongst themselves. They are not wholly aggressive but just seem to like to remind themselves who is the boss!

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Reply #52

I recently got one of the azure blue damselfish as I really love the coloration. I refrained from buying the pair that the LFS had and just bought one of them as my 'final' addition. He/she has been as good as gold! I almost feel quite sorry for it as it seems lonely swimming around minding it's own business. I often wonder if I should have bought both or if maybe then things would have been different. As a pair they might have been a pair of little sh1ts!

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Reply #53

New additions over the weekend.....


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Reply #54

They're great fish.  I love the shape and marking, and the way they swim with that kind of jerking hovering sort of motion.  Nice bright additions.
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Reply #55

Yeah, the way they move is fascinating. They seem to move with no inertia whatsoever. Like those flies which just change direction instantly, flying in squares.

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Reply #56

very nice indeed, good choice too! :grin:
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #57

Well, As discussed above, my sand was looking a bit dirty and @i-CONICA suggested I got hold of an orange/diamond spot goby. So I added one a few weeks ago. Boy, has he been busy!
He has made burrows all over the place and has been kicking up some right muck. Just goes to show how much build up I had in the sand without realising it. I had loads of debris floating around in the water column so I went and bought some 200 micron filter socks from Interfish the last time I was passing. They have been filling with brown muck on a daily basis, been swapped out and washed and put back in. The sand is looking white again and the water is looking nice and clean now so thanks @i-CONICA for the suggestion.  :grin:

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Reply #58

Tah dah!.......

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Reply #59

@i-CONICA please can you flip my photo!

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