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Discussion in 'Medium Tanks (31-100gal)' started by cuprajake, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. CEECH

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    Awesome looking fish those but i have heard can be a difficult fish to keep alive.

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  2. cuprajake

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    yeah it died in the shops holding tank.

    they also have some purple anthias, but same again picky eaters.
     
  3. cuprajake

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    ive been buying bits of copepods, for the tank,

    hoping to poss buy a madarin, not sure yet.

    the lfs has purple anthias, which im really tempted by but again finiky, and id need 4, which will over stock my tank

    i think in fairness, ill prob leave it as is, the tank seems peacfull.

    got some sunny d zoa off scott also so thanks for that,

    triton seems to be working, no wc in two weeks now, but im going to do one none the less, i dont like the idea of all the crud in the substrate,
     
  4. mgreenough

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    Try look for a mandarin that is eating pellets etc... you do find them as mine was trained by the time i bought it.

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  5. cuprajake

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    yeah worth a try

    quick pic from tonight
     

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  6. cuprajake

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    blues
     

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    Very nice ... and a copperband to boot :)
     
  8. cuprajake

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    yeah tanks setup round it really.

    it feeds from my pipett too
     
  9. Grannycarolann

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    So you finally got one then well done. Enjoy looks lovely.
     
  10. cuprajake

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    so not updated for a while,

    tanks taken a donwards turn in the fact i have cyano.

    now not sure if its just cause, or me coming off nopox

    one thing i wasnt happy with was the fuge lighting. alot of nasty nusience algea in there, i dont think the cheato and crew could handle.

    so ive moved onto a 125w cfl bulb, and a reverse schedule.

    im hoping the cyano burns out, or i may need cheni clean.

    its an unbalance, my nitrate is 10ppm and phos 0.03

    triton wise, the dosing is going good. settled on 5ml per day right now.

    jake
     

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  11. cuprajake

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    and heres the tank, filled in a few more lps lol

    looking sorry for itself though.
     

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  12. doug_amanda

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    Looks really good,
     
  13. penzo

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    Tanks looks great Jake Big Thumbs Up, I know cyano can be a pain,but I'd be happy if that was my tank.
     
  14. Grannycarolann

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    Your Fishing for compliments :lol: looks good
     
  15. cuprajake

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    so as you can see the cyanos taken hold.

    ive changed out the substrate for a fine grade, this is two fold, remove nutrients, and the cyano, but to also allow the use of sand sifting cuc

    heres a few pics.

    ive also added a huge 125w cfl bulb in place of the led shark u it, and a bit more macro algae too
     

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  16. cuprajake

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    so had a mare with the tank.

    the triton didnt work out well, sky high nitrates, cyano.

    so ive binned it, stripped and cleaned the sump and going back to what was working. nopox and water changes and gravel vac.
     
  17. cuprajake

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    so much has changed, thought id updated it.

    tank now runs a scrubber which is growing crazy amounts of uvla.

    its getting back to where it was however we've been camping this weekend,

    left Friday lunch to the new found excitement of my copperband eating both my scolly and acans.

    came home this evening to a horrible gurgling tank, emergency overflow in full effect, sure enough a nassarus snail found its way over the wier and into the main drain ffs.

    atleast my redundancy drain works lol.

    snail was still alive but went garden surfing all the same. little ****.

    next is to catch the bloody copperband.

    sods law, actually get one feeding well on frozen n stuff then it eats my coral.

    also tempted at a bigger tank locally lol
     
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