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Burningbaal last won the day on May 31 2012

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  1. ok, it's been a while, the lights are on a timer, JBJ ATO running the aqualifter routinely. I just upgraded my topup water from a 1g carboy to a ~9g acrylic tank, so I don't have to fill it as often. I've been dropping in a little (really old) marine hipro I have laying around that the yellow goby seems to enjoy well enough. I haven't done a water change, nor tested chemistry in months (6? 8? not sure). but the hermits and fish seemed happy and with minimal feeding (a crumb or two 2-3 times per week) of one fish, I figured I was ok. I have had no luck getting snails to survive though... plenty of green algae (film on the glass and some GHA and more calciferous stuff on the rock), but no snail has made it past 2-3 weeks, I've tried 8 or 10 in 3 different batches. Anyways, I prepped about 9 gallons of water (Kent salt) this weekend, tested No3, PO4, Ca, and KH on both the tank water and the new water before I started the change, both had high hardness (8, 10 respectively) and Ca right about 500 in the tank, about 540 in the new water, both were non-detect for PO4 and NO3 (no surprise with the low feeding, though I wouldn't have been surprised if the snails added to the ammonia cycle). Mg wasn't tested since the Ca and KH was high. Anyways, I'm rethinking my tank. I'm thinking I'll target LPS. who knows...frogspawn, acan, sun, elegance, brain, we'll see. maybe someday I'll throw in a birdsnest to get a little sps look, but probably not and only if everything's going perfectly. so my current thoughts for fish, one of each since the tank isn't really big enough to house multiples of these which tend to be aggressive to their own. yellow watchman - already in tank (been in there for ~6 months already) firefish (normal, not purple/helfrichi) royal gramma green clown goby neon blue goby court jester goby any thoughts? I'm shooting for as much color as I can muster without overloading the tank (especially considering the LPS I want to keep). for what it's worth, I think I remember putting around 50 pounds of rock in there (remember a 29g tank), and when I did the ~9g W.C., it looked like around half the height of water, so I'm guessing it was around 60-70% of the volume. weird how much of the 29g the rock/sand takes up!
  2. So I've heard a lot about bristles over the years but never had one...I hear about people trying to kill/trap them... Should I try? I'm planning to add stony corals, snails and a couple small fish if that makes a difference Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  3. I swore all this rock was super dead except one small one from the LFS... Please help Id, only a yellow goby and hermits in here now. Hard to get a good picture, hurt I'm pretty sure I saw 2 different ones a moment ago... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  4. can't figure out how to edit posts still...but I meant to say the goby's been in there for a couple months. I found him in the sump area once and just before I posted this, I found him on the filter floss over the GHA fuge.
  5. So I've got this 29g going and it's going well, though I'm taking it slow. I finally got a little goby who's been in there a couple times, but he seems to have a habit of going over the weir...any ideas? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  6. Got an eheim jager 100w, should be here Friday. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  7. Currently thinking cobalt neo-therm 100w. I will probably buy it tomorrow unless someone pipes up. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  8. Wanting something reliable and well-sized. It doesn't have to be pretty, I've got it on the "sump". Can spend the money, but not gonna blow $200 on it, if you know what I mean Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  9. 29g glass AIO, made from a standard Aqueon 29g. Apparently the heater went cold. Only had a 5-member CUC, so no major tragedies, but i want to get back on track ASAP. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-J320AZ using Tapatalk
  10. I've only had GSP in a softie trek but thought it was low - threat, are you just worried about it spreading or a toxin or what? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
  11. I'm doing well, thanks! I read about your pesky yellow tang; sad day! I'd estimate (visually) that the light is about 10K. A little bluer than I planned for my algae scrubber, but it's fine. The tank is covered in all sorts of blooms now, so I guess I can rest easy that there's plenty of bacteria for the nitrogen cycle I'll give it time with the 5-member CUC and algae scrubber before I start anything else, I appreciate the offer of a couple starters, tho! My livestock is planned as: Fish/motile: Purple firefish Flasher wrasse Goby (TBD) sexy shrimp Corals (not sure I can have them all????): acro Monti (encrusting & plating) Birdsnest Hammer (purple if I can) Fungia Acan Chalice if it's not too $$$ probably some GSP as a little lawn at some point Have any thoughts, Robert? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
  12. Got the fuge (aka algae scrubber) light today. If I remember right, it's 9w, about $15 from Amazon (prime!). Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
  13. Love it all! How's you get those a to floats so close? Looks like they're only a few millimeters apart in height! I love what you're doing here, and that you're having success with a can filter, sure seems like with some regular maintenance, it's a good option for a nano. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
  14. My API kits say zero nitrates and zero phosphates. Either the kits are too old to show anything or all the nutrients are in the algae now... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
  15. Looks like there was some nutrients I'm this old system still add the algae and diatoms came up in the past few days. Got a coraline-covered rock, 3 trochus snails and 2 blue-leg hermits at The Fish Store on Lake City Way in Seattle today. Beautiful store with lots of salt, fresh, planted and even a brackish system or two. Snails got right to it And the hermits Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk
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