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    Thread: Man v Reef Tank

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      Added a few more lps corals to the tank: hammer, frogspawn, acan & candy cane
      I really need to buy a filter to take better pics
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mes View Post
      My occellaris clowns sometimes sleep in the sand, but I've never seen them remain completely motionless while sleeping (or seen them breath that fast). He may be perfectly fine but I'd watch him over the next couple days.
      Also, when was the tank cycled? Saltwater tanks need longer then freshwater to cycle and it appears you started this build a week ago. Hopefully there are no issues.
      Little numbnutt still sleeps the same way

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      I think he needs an anemone.
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Little numbnutt still sleeps the same way

      That's what my clownfish look like when they sleep. Always moving at least a bit. In the other video he looked unhealthy but in this one he looks great!

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      I think he needs an anemone.
      Funny you mention that....
      So conventional wisdom dictates that you aren't supposed to try a nem until your tank matures a bit...like 6+ months.
      However one of the local reefers had a Rainbow BTA that had a split and was selling it for $15. It was a little bigger than a quarter.
      I couldn't pass up the deal but now really need to watch the tank parameters. Its been 2 days so far and the nem looks good - hasn't moved and still has the bubbles.

      Sometimes I think the tank is going too well...I'm just waiting for something to happen
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      I've ordered some things to build a DIY chaeto reactor...sounds groovy but its just basically a container to grow seaweed which helps export nutrients.

      The only thing that translates from the koi world to reefing is the built-up immunity to sticker shock
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      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      I've ordered some things to build a DIY chaeto reactor...sounds groovy but its just basically a container to grow seaweed which helps export nutrients.

      The only thing that translates from the koi world to reefing is the built-up immunity to sticker shock
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      Quote Originally Posted by jimfish98 View Post
      Nothing enjoyable is cheap these days.
      I just spent $100 for a DIY chaeto reactor:

      $41: Phosban Reactor 150
      $42: Sterile chaeto & red obo macro algae
      $12: RGB Submersible LED grow light

      I wasn't planning on spending $ on the macroalgae bc people give this away for free but I watched a video that said you shouldn't use other people's algae bc it brings all their critters with it. Unfortunately for me, that made a ton of sense. So I had to spend $40 on stupid sterile macro algae.

      Hopefully it works...as I sit in my office most of the day, I tend to think that my tank is much older than it really is.
      In fact, its only been running less than 2 weeks...which yikes. I sort of have a full bio load in there right now. I've seeded it with bacteria and its got plenty of dry rock with 2 pieces of live rock.
      The dry rock has brown algae on it ( I think diatoms) and is slowly starting to turn green.
      I keep a close eye on my corals & fish
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      My current stocking:

      Fish & inverts:
      2 Davinci clowns (1-2")
      1 coral beauty (2-3")
      1 purple firefish
      1 red firefish
      1 small cleaner shrimp
      1 trochus snails

      Corals:
      Hammer (2 heads)
      Frogspawn (2 heads)
      GSP
      Candy Cane (8+ heads)
      Unknown Acan (5 polyps)
      Dragon Soul Favia (2 polyps)
      Duncan
      Rainbow BTA (small)
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