• Amused
  • Angry
  • Annoyed
  • Awesome
  • Bemused
  • Cocky
  • Cool
  • Crazy
  • Crying
  • Depressed
  • Down
  • Drunk
  • Embarrased
  • Enraged
  • Friendly
  • Geeky
  • Godly
  • Happy
  • Hateful
  • Hungry
  • Innocent
  • Meh
  • Piratey
  • Poorly
  • Sad
  • Secret
  • Shy
  • Sneaky
  • Tired
  • Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast
    Results 101 to 120 of 131

    Thread: Man v Reef Tank

    1. #101
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      Quote Originally Posted by koifry View Post
      I asked because I saw that you were buying sterile chaeto (they are free on forum). Beats the purpose if you don’t dip you new comers. I don’t think bayer killed your shrimp.....if you rinsed your corals after the dip really well there should not be any bayer left in the tank. (You didn’t dip the shrimp in bayer .. right ??...haha). I like Euphyllia too..... just sucks that I’m going through Brown jelly Disease right now. It wiped out most of my hammer and torches. Get yourself an ATO.... filling tank daily gets old quick. Cool tank.
      Sorry about the brown jelly. How did you get it?
      I spend 10+ hrs a day sitting next to the tank so my arm is currently the ATO. However I'll have to figure something out if I ever want to take a holiday....
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    2. #102
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      Quote Originally Posted by gander View Post
      That is beautiful does the water flow that fast on the anemones all the time or do they ever get any rest
      Most things thrive in the current. You're supposed to have a wavemaker that pulses and creates different and random waves, etc but I'm cheap and my tank is small so I just have a smale powerhead that pushes out a constant current.
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    3. #103
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554

      31 Days

      I think I am pretty much set on livestock.

      I have a few more corals that I'd like to add - some blue zoas, red flowerpot, some type of finger leather and whatever deals pop up locally.

      The tank seems happy. I've only lost 1 cleaner shrimp, which was small and the 2 diamond gobies that jumped.
      My coral beauty has been iffy on ich - I see a couple white spots and apparently that variety is prone to ich. I've been mixing selcon, metro & focus into their foods. It seems to be under control for now but who knows. If not I'll isolate and go the hypo route.

      Still learning. Next big step would be dosing calcium and alkalinity, which I don't have many stony corals so it isn't too big of a deal.
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    4. #104
      jimfish98's Avatar
      jimfish98 is online now Supporting Member
      is not losing sleep over the
      opinion of sheep
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Central Florida
      Posts
      11,925
      More power to ya on this project. I love the look of saltwater, but hate the amount of work.



      Diamond Lifetime Member #95!
      Just because its not a Great Koi doesn't mean its not a Great Koi...Me circa 2013

    5. #105
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      I haven't had an indoor tank since I was a kid...and those were pre-internet days. Fish die and you threw a new one in. Some lived and some died and we had no idea why.

      But now it seems like 90% of the work is research. The other 10% is split between dumb luck and plain ignorance.
      However I enjoy everyday because I know it can all come crashing down any time now. I'm just waiting for Uncle Murphy to pay me a visit.
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    6. #106
      koifry is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      SoCalOC
      Posts
      180
      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Sorry about the brown jelly. How did you get it?
      I spend 10+ hrs a day sitting next to the tank so my arm is currently the ATO. However I'll have to figure something out if I ever want to take a holiday....
      I’m not sure how I got it. The current belief is Brown Jelly Disease (BJD) is caused by a bacteria. The coral exhibits this disease is pretty much a goner. The bacteria is introduced to your tank by infected corals. It will either kill the infected coral right away or when the coral is stressed.... which one? I don’t know. And it spreads to other euphyllias. A few reefers had success treating the infected corals and spreading of this disease by cutting off the infected head (s) and Iodine dip. It didn’t work for me. Just when I thought the coast is cleared..... boom... another one showing symptom. I stopped buying hammers and torches for now.

    7. #107
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      So my water has been:

      ammonia: 0-.25 (i can't tell what color it is, neither can my kids but we share the same genes so idk)
      nitrites: 0
      nitrates: 0
      phosphates: .25ish (see ammonia disclaimer)

      its been like this for 2-3 weeks. assuming my ammonia is 0, what does this mean? is the tank cycled?
      i thought you were supposed to have some nitrates?
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    8. #108
      jimfish98's Avatar
      jimfish98 is online now Supporting Member
      is not losing sleep over the
      opinion of sheep
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jan 2012
      Location
      Central Florida
      Posts
      11,925
      Cant remember, but didn't you use live sand?



      Diamond Lifetime Member #95!
      Just because its not a Great Koi doesn't mean its not a Great Koi...Me circa 2013

    9. #109
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      I didn't use live anything.
      Actually I'm lying - I ordered all dry reef rock and then bought a piece of "live" rock from the LFS. Although, I'm not sure its "live" - it just looks purple.
      The sandbed was from the original owner and I rinsed it many, many, many times before using it. So probably any live bacteria would have died.
      I did use Dr Tims 1 and only when I started the tank.
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    10. #110
      koifry is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      SoCalOC
      Posts
      180
      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      So my water has been:

      ammonia: 0-.25 (i can't tell what color it is, neither can my kids but we share the same genes so idk)
      nitrites: 0
      nitrates: 0
      phosphates: .25ish (see ammonia disclaimer)

      its been like this for 2-3 weeks. assuming my ammonia is 0, what does this mean? is the tank cycled?
      i thought you were supposed to have some nitrates?
      Your algae scrubber might be taking up the nitrate. Your corals use nitrate for their nutrient too.

    11. #111
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      Quote Originally Posted by koifry View Post
      Your algae scrubber might be taking up the nitrate. Your corals use nitrate for their nutrient too.
      oh thats right...i forgot about that chaeto reactor
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    12. #112
      njponder's Avatar
      njponder is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2005
      Location
      New Jersey
      Posts
      353
      Once you gain further knowledge on saltwater aquariums your going to look back and realize that you did several things wrong. However it seems that things are working good for you. Some suggestions are to throw that hydrometer in the trash and get a refractometer, they are much more accurate. I'm assuming that you are keeping your salinity around 1.025. If your tank has cycled I would recommend that you get the following test kits: alkalinity, calcium and magnesium. The calcium and magnesium can come later but your alkalinity is important. Good Luck

    13. #113
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      I am sure I did many, many, many things wrong with this reef tank. I am blissfully ignorant at the moment but what are your thoughts on what may happen with the tank? Should I expect something to spike?
      I did end up buying a refractometer - its much cooler than the hydrometer, but I guess checks & balances never hurts. Salinity hovers around 1.025-1.026.
      I also have the Red Sea Foundation Pro kit....which I haven't opened yet.
      I've also ordered a nano skimmer.
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    14. #114
      njponder's Avatar
      njponder is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Jun 2005
      Location
      New Jersey
      Posts
      353
      When you start a saltwater tank you will normally get a spike in ammonia because the live rock isn't "live" as it doesn't have the bacteria built up in the rock to change the fish waste from ammonia to nitrates. With zero readings of nitrate I don't know what you should expect. As mentioned by someone else you are going way too fast on adding things. As most hobbyist say nothing good happens fast in a reef tank.

    15. #115
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      Good or bad this will be a full disclosure thread.
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    16. #116
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      Lights donít come on until 9am. I like to watch the sleeping corals and active cuc when the lights are out. Here are some shots of splitting heads
      Attached Images Attached Images     
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    17. #117
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554

      Thumbs up Para mi amigo Senior Alto

      Attached Images Attached Images  
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    18. #118
      koifry is offline Senior Member
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Aug 2012
      Location
      SoCalOC
      Posts
      180
      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Lights don’t come on until 9am. I like to watch the sleeping corals and active cuc when the lights are out. Here are some shots of splitting heads

      Man..... corals under room light is so not “pretty”..... like looking at koi side ways.

    19. #119
      stephen's Avatar
      stephen is online now Koiphen Member
      WWKC Lifetime Charter Diamond Member #2
      This user has no status.
       
      Feeling:
      ----
       
      Join Date
      Apr 2004
      Location
      Koiphenville
      Posts
      33,115
      Quote Originally Posted by rainblood View Post
      Good or bad this will be a full disclosure thread.
      .

    20. #120
      rainblood's Avatar
      rainblood is offline Assembler of Water Droplets
      is The Plantinator
       
      Feeling:
      Piratey
       
      Join Date
      Feb 2008
      Location
      Valhalla
      Posts
      16,554
      Quote Originally Posted by stephen View Post
      .
      Ordered some rock flower anemones online...they are tiny - about the size of a dime.
      Attached Images Attached Images   
      -Rain

      :I CAN'T BRING THIS SHIP INTO TRTUGA ALL BY ME ONESIES, SAVVY?:

    Page 6 of 7 FirstFirst ... 34567 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •