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  • Posted on: 10/11/2007 23:18
Re: new powder blue tang #31
yur tang will accept a cleaner wrasse easier than a cleaner shrimp. :( do what you can friend
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  • Posted on: 10/11/2007 21:59
Re: new powder blue tang #32
unless yur cleaner wrasse likes brine shrimp or anything else that you feed them.

I've had a bad experience with cleaner wrasses. back in my marine bi orb days we got a cleaner wrasse. that bugger is still alive and kicking, eating everything we put into our display tank which we transfered him into

recently I added a cleaner wrasse to my coral growing tank, he died within a month.


if you are interested in buying a cleaner wrasse, have your lfs feed the tank to see if it eats.

then put a deposit down return a week later and witness it eating again, only then take it home.
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  • Posted on: 10/11/2007 21:38
Re: new powder blue tang #33
oh by the way, I paid thru the nose and rescued a baby porky pufferfish from a craphole of a fishstore in the bolton area.

he was in terrible shape and covered in whitespot, I paid 28 quid for him and demanded a 7 day warrenty and was very rude in pointing out that the conditions he was in was disgusting.

it was touch and go with the little fella and now he's doing well.

I put him in my coral growing system, that is 100 gallons, its got a small uv steraliser in it, thats ment for a system half its size.

The poor little guy suffered for about 2 months, but he's now fighting fit, only eats when hand fed (little sh*t), likes to try and eat hands too.

he's growing well. I'm no expert on whitespot, I can only tell you of my experiences.

I also know that if you have a porky puffer who has whitespot, dont use a cleaner wrasse to help, they acutally damage your poorly porky. But thats off topic, just thought I'd share it.
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  • Posted on: 10/11/2007 21:29
Re: new powder blue tang #34
tangs look like they should be a rugged fish, but they are stressed easily. White spot for tangs is common in a reef tank.

There is nothing you can add to your tank unless it’s a fish only system, which wont ever ever be upgraded to a reef tank EVER in the future.

A UV sterilizer can help. Other than that, a hospital tank separate from your main tank is an option. You can then do two things, treat with medication, or hypo-salite (not sure how its spelt)

From personal experience, our regal tang, had bad white spot when added to our tank, it was expected, and we relied on our cleaner wrasse to pick it off and hoped that our fishy would get over it.

The problem with white spot is your fish gets it, it shows up all over its body and then a week or so later its gone, only to return with vengeance because the bacteria is in the water.

If your fish is in a peaceful tank and its strong, there is a good chance it will get over it naturally, otherwise extreme measures are needed.

Also, if yur fish has whitespot, theres a good chance it could spread to your other fish 

Oh by the way, our regal tang is alive and well, and free of whitespot, took about 3 months before confirmed all clear
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  • Posted on: 10/11/2007 19:22
Re: advice from people in the know!! #35
good luck on your plumbing. test and retest everything.

When I plumbed my tank in, I was sure everything was a'ok but it turned out the tank overflow connector for the refugium had the slightest leak. Didnt notice till 6 weeks later, had to strip down that whole section and sort it out.

was a full days work, not to mention the extra plumbing I had to do to re-network the piping because the tank was up and running.
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  • Posted on: 9/11/2007 13:20
Re: No Water Changes?! #36
running a refugium can really help maintain a balance in your system and will help reduce the amount of water changes needed.

what it doesnt take into account the need to add calcium and other supplements that are found in your salt mixture. These supplments are absorbed in your tank helping to keep its inhabitants (fish/corals/inverts/live rock)

Less water changes also can affect PH.

I'd also recommend that if anyone wants to add a refugium to their setup they should wait a good while until their system has had chance to mature. eight months at least is my personal recommendation, although they can be setup before then, you just wont have a lot of success with it at first (from personal experience, not saying thats gospul)
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  • Posted on: 5/11/2007 22:20
Re: Dead Chromis Problem Continues #37
place a few crabs near it, they should start the clean up.

keep an eye on your ammonia, nitrite and nitrate for the next week or two.

if your tank is mature, the fish should be less than bones within a couple of days.
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  • Posted on: 3/11/2007 20:41
Re: Is this hair algae?? #38
Looks like a form of algae weed.

tangs will eat it, otherwise just crop it back to ensure it stays in control.

Your coral wont beable to spead into areas covered with it.
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  • Posted on: 3/11/2007 14:40
Re: For Kaz - 3 tube setup in hood of tank #39
controller (about 20 quid)

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  • Posted on: 3/11/2007 14:39
For Kaz - 3 tube setup in hood of tank #40
Two photos here. one of the tank with the flaps off.
the one below is the arcadia seperate controller unit.

I use the glass strength panel in the tank to hold the 3rd tube. you can get rubber suckers with pull straps from lfs for a couple of quid.

The tube setup is 2 xT6 (T-Six) in white, and 1 T8 actinic.

I dont know why, but a T8 actinic seems to give off much more blue that a T5 (in my opinion)

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