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  • Posted on: 7/7/2009 13:27
Re: humbug damsel #1
Both of these fish are very territorial and aggressive and grows with age and maturity. It will be a case of decided who goes or watch one die. Maroons are extremely aggressive and most like the Damsel will go.

Might sound a bit harsh but one has to go.

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  • Posted on: 30/6/2009 15:50
Re: turbo snails dying #2
Usual parameters and how old is the tank.

This is long shot at diagnosis, but you wouldnt happen to have any Dinoflagellates.

Snails dieing are usually a sign that you have Dinoflagellates. But this statement is just a long shot at a possible cause

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  • Posted on: 20/6/2009 18:30
Re: BASE ROCK !! #3
Yes,

using ocean rock as a base is fine, just remember that it shouldnt be used as a form of filtration as its porousity is nowhere near that of Fiji LR.

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  • Posted on: 20/6/2009 10:48
Re: Living rock advice #4
What you have here is Grape Algae, A form of Macroalgae named Caulerpa. Its a very good exporter of phosphates and nitrates. Although a it is a great way to remove PO4 and NO3 there are downsides to it ability.

This algae can go sexual. What i mean by that is the process of the algae releasing all the absorbed PO4 and NO3 back into the water column causing havock.

It must be kept under 24/7 lighting to avoid this.

Also adding, it can grow fast, upto an inch per day! You have a small amount so try to separate the rock(s) that it as rooted too, as this is a weed. If there are roots in the rock it will grow and take over.

Just for your future reference. To check that it isnt going sexual just look at its colour and texture. If it look like a very very pale lime green remove it. Also if it feels soft and squishy remove it, as it should be firm and relatively solid.

You only have a small amount but keep and eye.

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  • Posted on: 9/8/2008 20:41
Re: RO ? #5
ok, first of all get a TDS meter to check its not your RO, saves you spending money you dont need to spend. Do you have a DI with the RO unit?

Because you have fitted a sump to the system, it may have upset the bacteria a little thus causing a Diatom bloom, these will alway come and go and take from a couple of weeks to a few month to clear... i know i looks ugly but we have all had it... im going though one now and its been around for a good month...

Yesh that ro unit is fine, make sure though you have the DI canister with resin as this is the only way to get TDS down to zero

HTH

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  • Posted on: 5/8/2008 14:03
Re: Ident please #6
OH BO!!OCKS!!

I didnt notice the enlarge bit... welll yes im wrong it aint a tube worm, i only saw the smaller piccy and it did look like a tubeworm/duster.

Well i now think it may be a kind of "anemonia Majano"...

jeez

i think its me that need the eye test lol

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  • Posted on: 5/8/2008 13:34
Re: Ident please #7
ive just found this piccy on the net:

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and think its a "Sabellastarte sp"

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  • Posted on: 5/8/2008 13:33
Re: Ident please #8
ive just found this piccy on the net:

[IMG]http://aquatic-terrors.com/forums/uploads/post-858-1143605348_thumb.jpg[/IMG]


and think its a "Sabellastarte sp"

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  • Posted on: 5/8/2008 13:28
Re: Ident please #9
Sorry tony and Mike, but im still not convincned it a 'nem... the one on the right looked to have a tube like object from where it is pretruding... as does the one on left but be coz of angle you cant see it as much....

Could you get a piccy that closer up and/or from the side?

sorry if im sounding finnicky

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  • Posted on: 4/8/2008 12:21
Re: Ident please #10
i think the second picture is a species of tube worm... if you can light brush them with something and they retract they are defo tube worms, ive got a few of these in my tank and very sure that what the second piccy is showing

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