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Discussion in 'Large Tanks (101gal+)' started by Boxing Shrimp, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. Boxing Shrimp

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    Cheers kev,they are nice the curly gorgs the pics not great on this one
    as in real life if you will its a lovely bright yellow but you get the idea,
    i tried to get an orange one but it had been reserved,mores the pity
    so will keep my eyes peeled for another as i have seen these in about 6-7 different colour strains so theres plenty of choice
    Rich.. :-D
     
  2. Kev

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    I know Ocean Corals have stocked these Gorgonians in the past.

    Looking at your pics I am on the verge of kicking into touch my FOWLR system. Ah well it was a good idea at the time.
     
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    I dont know if anyone knows or not,or is even remotly bothered lol, but i'm still manually doseing suplliments
    to my tank and have got to the stage where it is now doing my nut in
    so i thought i'd decided on getting a calcium reactor after months of debating with myself, but after looking into it a little more and having spoke with my local lfs have just about decided to go with the balling lite method instead
    my lfs are doing a balling lite starter pack for only £39.99
    so its obviously cheaper than setting up a calc reactor with all the relevant bits and pieces required (gauges gas etc etc )
    and if it shows no decent results after 2-3 months i'll ditch the balling and bite the bullet with the calc reactor,
    but my question is,at last i hear you say,
    is balling any good for just lps.
    anyones thoughts appreciated Rich.. :?:
     
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    My question is whats the balling lite method, never heard of that one?
     
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    Hey kev theres so many times i have thought about going the other way
    fowlr, but it has never happened yet i think once you go for the corals
    theres no turning back buddy the addiction really starts lol
    Yes paul has stocked these thats where i got mine from
    i remember when he first started marines and brought his family round to mine to buy a bucket load of frags
    hows times change :-D
     
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    :-:eek: He's a good bloke though.
     
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    balling lite is an easier way of doseing suppliments to your tank
    to keep the parameters stable
    has shown some great results on some tanks tbfair
     
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    certainly is, a good friend too,great prices also
    tidy shop aswell which helps
     
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    Lovely looking tank.

    Will be interested to see how you get on with Balling lite. I am adding manually myself.

    I don't think it matters if you have LPS or SPS to be honest, cal and mag is calc and mag it is just a metod of adding them to suffiecient levels.
     
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    I think your right t.i. i just feel i could squeeze a bit more out of my tanks corals with a little more effort and some different suppliments tbh
    so will see what happens,should be picking up a starter pack on monday all being well
    Rich. :-D
     
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    I think the method is supposed to give you more stable levels than adding manually.

    Will be interested to see your results.
     
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    I think we'll both be interested to see the results then :-D
    i still feel a bit aprehensive though,sometimes its better the devil you know,if ya catch my drift,but then again progress doesnt come without change or does it???
     
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    Red Cyanaria ready for its tea :-D
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    Trachy showing off :roll:
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    The pic of the show off is very good. Very healthy stock you have there.
     
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    Acan under leds
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    Very nice BS.

    Any chance of a full tank shot at all.
     
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    I'll see what i can do tomorrow for you T/I :-D
     
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    Well i decided to keep my mystery wrasse for the minute
    untill something better comes along,
    and came up with this new fish wish list
    i'm on the lookout for any of these fish below and would consider
    swapping or swap + cash either way,i doubt much will come of this though as most of these fish are a pita to track down :roll:
    but here goes
    a rhomboid fairy wrasse
    a candy basslet,not the cheaper swales reef basslet
    a choati leopard wrasse
    a tiny sargassum trigger
    a yellow assessor with the orange line round the dorsel
    a pair of yellowhead jawfish
    a pair of red striped cardinalfish or pair fivelined cardinalfish
    lined chromis
    juv feminine tamarin wrasse
    redmargined fairy wrasse
    lined fairy wrasse
    juv checkerboard wrasse
    juv torpedo wrasse
    small/juv threelined ribbon wrasse
    juv twotone wrasse
    i'm not after all of the above fish but on the off chance anyone has
    or knows where i can get any of them,drop me a pm or leave a message on this thread please, it would be appreciated
    also after a rainfords and hector/court jester gobies
    but these should be readily available i imagine
     
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