Steveanem's 5ft Aquarium Upgrade

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@Steveanem Done  :glad:
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Looking very clean.  Off to start a thread on pros and cons of sandsifters...
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Reply #62

It's so clean now Steve, you did a good job :)

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Reply #63

Great result, wheres the pic of the new addition? Ah haa!
I should really sort this out!!

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Reply #64

Great result, wheres the pic of the new addition? Ah haa!

Tried to post a video but youtube couldnt upload it!  :(


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Reply #65

I bought a couple of Riccordia frags last weekend (the ones I was struggling to stick down to the rock work). They seem to be doing fine but I also got an ultra trumpet frag with 4 heads. I glued it (eventually) to a small piece of rock to enable me to move it around. I started with it on the sand bed, and for a while it seemed to 'fill out' but not much. I moved it higher this morning but it still appears to be deflated and not happy.
Do these usually go high up and do they need high flow or not??

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Reply #66

Softies and LPS will expand more with lower flow, but that doesn't necessarily mean that's best for them. If you shut off all flow for an hour, mushrooms, acans, candy canes etc all swell up, as they're not being beaten down by the flow.

I'd try moving it to a lower flow area and seeing if it extends more. Just be careful with it's tissue moving it as it's easily torn against the sharp skeleton beneath, which can make you lose a head.
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Reply #67

I'm afraid the trumpets are not doing well at all. Two of the heads appear to be bleaching top down and the other two from the base up! :huh:
There is no sign of any soft tissue they appear hard and receeded .
I think I'm going to have to resign myself to the fact that I can't keep the damn things regardless of how bloody good my lights are supposed to be.  :cry:

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Just flipped back to see the Banghai`s  lovely to see them together, i think if you have just 2  in a small tank that arnt a pair yes you will get probs, but i had 10 in my 6x2x2 and they for the most part hung out together , with the breeding pair  seperating off for  egg exchange.


I just remembered have you seen this happen? I say this because one afternoon i spotted a female with eggs hanging from her vent and the fella hovering, i think i might have a picture if it was not  on the great big hard drive Fckup  , as i watched the  Odonis Niger shot accross the tank and snatched the eggs off the female!!! she was totaly unharmed.


Will add pic if i can find it.

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Steve, is it worth giving them a dip?  You never know, it might be something irritating them.
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Reply #70

I have problems with too much flows as well Steve

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Reply #71

Can you take a full tank video? And maybe feed during, so it shows your water flow?

Something must be afoot if a pretty easy coral is dying given your tank size, lighting, etc.
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Can you take a full tank video? And maybe feed during, so it shows your water flow?

Something must be afoot if a pretty easy coral is dying given your tank size, lighting, etc.

Thanks but as I mentioned before I can't seem to upload videos   :(
I have taken a couple of photos. It almost looks as if the 'skin' is shrinking up around them leaving a white skeleton beneath.
You can see the position I have them in now on the small rock at the bottom.

@HK_Fuey what do I need to dip them in I don't have anything at present? Thanks.

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Pics..,

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