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Freshwater / Re: Tips on moving to new tank
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Today at 9:54:42 pm »
Yep. Makes sense to me. Air stone in the bucket too, as you'll want to make sure there's plenty of oxygen to go around.
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Freshwater / Tips on moving to new tank
« Last post by Neom on Today at 9:15:05 pm »
Next weekend I’m moving everything from my current 40l tropical freshwater tank to a new 80l tank. My current tank is very heavily planted and I’m worried about all the dirt and gunk that will get kicked up when I make the move. I also need to put the new tank where the old one is currently sitting so I can’t get one set up and then move it all over.

Does anyone have any tips or recommendations?

Thinking of siphoning off some water into a bucket  and putting the new heater in to keep it at the right temperature. The moving all the fish and snails into the bucket.

Get the new tank in place, plant all the existing plants into new substrate. Excavate and rinse the old substrate and add a layer to the new tank to help with the bacteria. Let it settle for a bit and move the fish from bucket to tank if temperature and PH is the same? I’ll be keeping the same filter so it looks like I don’t need to cycle the new tank? Just feed lightly for a few days and keep an eye on water parameters?

Does this sound ok?

Thanks
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Members Tanks / Re: GlennF's DSR tank
« Last post by glennf on Mar 23, 2019 9:54:05 am »
How fast do coral grow?
In this timelime you can see how a small frag of the staghorn coral has grown up to the surface, cut down and again grew back to the surface within a few months.




happy DSR reefer

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ReefBase Lounge / Re: Pulsing Xenia
« Last post by Mike on Mar 22, 2019 8:05:55 pm »
Yeah, anemones aren't beginners creatures. There's plenty of stuff that is good for new tanks and owners though.

Have a look here, it's a US site, but great for information and reference: https://www.liveaquaria.com/category/2856/

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ReefBase Lounge / Re: Pulsing Xenia
« Last post by Supercat on Mar 22, 2019 7:41:44 pm »
Thanks for the reply,it's a shame as I do think that it's very beautiful,I have read a lot about how anemone  are quite difficult to have,do you agree with that?
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ReefBase Lounge / Re: Pulsing Xenia
« Last post by Mike on Mar 22, 2019 10:39:18 am »
@Supercat It can spread like wildfire, and is very difficult to get rid of. It can really overtake your take, smother everything in it's wake and you'll end up with a tank packed with the stuff.

I was ripping out around a kilo a week at one point, but you can never get it all, and any damaged parts that tear off usually attach somewhere and regrow.

Although having said all that, some tanks simply won't grow it.

I would try some in a very isolated location in the tank if you can, and see how you get on with it, but if it seems like it's growing exceptionally quickly, then I'd pull the plug on it before you lose control.
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ReefBase Lounge / Re: Pulsing Xenia
« Last post by Supercat on Mar 22, 2019 4:59:11 am »
New to the hobby,hear negative comments about pulsing xenia,why?
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General Marine Fish / Re: Advice on buying first regal tang
« Last post by HK_Fuey on Mar 21, 2019 3:33:52 pm »
Firstly, do you know Regals can get to 18 inches? You need a massive tank to keep them.

That aside, take a look at these threads on ich and QT, and how to cure it. It also has advice and links to quarantine methods. I've been using Chloroquine Phosphate for 2.5 years, and have not had any disease in my tank since doing this. I also QT all corals and inverts (in fact everything, even the rock).

https://reefbase.co.uk/marine-fish-diseases/marine-white-spot-ich-cryptocaryon-irritans/
https://reefbase.co.uk/marine-fish-diseases/chloroquine-a-'new'-drug-for-treating-fish-diseases/
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General Marine Fish / Re: Advice on buying first regal tang
« Last post by Johnle-hane on Mar 21, 2019 11:13:39 am »
Thank you , are there any signs to look put for that would indicate a fish has ich ?

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When first buying it's hard as it my look completely clean (no spots) and swimming and eating fine.

I got mine as stated above and what a beautiful looking regal eating well etc. I put in my DT and was in there for about week and then I started to notice some spots but was not flicking or rubbing on rock and was still eating like a pig after 2 weeks it started to flick about abit and using rock to rub against.

It can be hard and it can be easy mine is still eating like a pig and out and swimming around but it can take hold fast I'm hoping my tank can beat it but only time will tell.

I would QT the regal monitor for as long as possible it can show signs through diffrent ways from flicking rubbing against things or white spots it could start to try and hide and stop eating.

There is a really good help team on this forum that have helped me so if need be ask away fella

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General Marine Fish / Re: Advice on buying first regal tang
« Last post by Chunk0002 on Mar 21, 2019 11:06:46 am »
Thank you , are there any signs to look put for that would indicate a fish has ich ?

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