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    Yahoo! Just added a Strawberry Conch!! At this very moment it is burying itself in the SB
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    That should help stir the sand bed.

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    Hope so We'll see right. Hopefully I got it in time. Was being kept in a tank with barely any substrate in it. Definitely not enough to burry itself in. This came from a Feed Store that keeps a few SW tanks-lol. But their tanks are actually clean.

    I went to the main LFS that I usually get my SW livestock from and I was so disgusted! One tank held a lil 3" Engineer Goby that was alive but being torn apart by a Six Line. Just about every tank was loaded with Red Planaria. Tons of algae & cyano! NO living corals. This is a store that's been in business for 20yrs. I worked for this owner back in the early 90's. I've offered free labor to him to get these tanks back up to par, he declined

    Sorry for the rant. This really has me upset and a bit angry!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NanaReefer View Post
    Hope so We'll see right. Hopefully I got it in time. Was being kept in a tank with barely any substrate in it. Definitely not enough to burry itself in. This came from a Feed Store that keeps a few SW tanks-lol. But their tanks are actually clean.

    I went to the main LFS that I usually get my SW livestock from and I was so disgusted! One tank held a lil 3" Engineer Goby that was alive but being torn apart by a Six Line. Just about every tank was loaded with Red Planaria. Tons of algae & cyano! NO living corals. This is a store that's been in business for 20yrs. I worked for this owner back in the early 90's. I've offered free labor to him to get these tanks back up to par, he declined

    Sorry for the rant. This really has me upset and a bit angry!

    I don't blame you. It is maddening to see tanks in terrible shape when it takes so little to maintain them.


    I need to find some more sand stirrer's for my 233.
    I was thinking a sand sifting gobie of somesort. But if I remember right ( haven't looked at these fish for a very long time) most like to take gulps of sand then swim up in the water column and release the sand usually over corals. There was one, but I can't remember which seemed to stay lower before releasing the sand.

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    No sand sifting Goby's!! You'll regret it for sure! From everything I've read a tank your size would be a great home for a Fighting Conch
    I know my tank is small for the one I got but hopefully he'll make short work cleaning up my SB and then I'll either re-home him of start feeding him algae wafers
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    It's been a long time since I dealt with sand sifting gobies and if I remember correctly, regret was one of the emotions connected with them.


    I did add a Fighting Conch a couple weeks ago.

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    Nana's 40B

    Great minds thinking alike!! It was nice seeing pics of your tank (hint hint) what's your maintenance been like? Do you have a dosing pump on it? I was checking out a 3 port one myself. Already spending tax return moneys
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    WC done, WP10 moved to the back wall, center mid-level. Changed white lights down to 20% max from 30%, left blues at 50% max. I'm totally liking the look Hope my corals do. They were looking a little washed out.
    I really need more corals! No place around here to get them
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    I ordered a Royal Gramma today. Hopefully it does well in my tank
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    I've always liked them. I haven't seen it myself, but have read they can be a little aggressive.

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    I've read a lot of mixed reviews but only seen one video where one got into a tiff with a bi-color Blenny, no blood was shed However more on the positive side then negative has been said.
    I'm going to add it to the left end where it'll have that rock to itself. Lil cave en all. My bi-color has his home Turbo snail shell at the far right corner.
    Other happenings in tank...my Conch has finally made an appearance!
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    Also one of my Favia frags is showing bleached spots This of course has me very concerned. As I know nothing of possible causes. Especially when the one right next to it shows nothing of the kind.
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    Could the favias be fighting at night?

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    I've yet to see sweepers long enough on this particular Favia. Their more like a Candy Canes. But just in case I'll move it.

    All else is well. Sand bed seems to be clearing up. The Conch is doing a great job stirring it up. Comes out every night and just slowly cruses around, looking like a lil vacuum cleaner.

    I finally got around to returning the Yellowlined Cardinal. Talk about an evil lil fish! I no sooner added my new Royal Gramma and the Cardinal went in for the kill. I was faster! Since it's been gone my Blenny is everywhere in the tank. What a joy to watch

    Finally got my parameters stable. Seems 20ml of ALK a day is the key.
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    I am soooooo loving my tank these days-lol!! SB is almost completely cleared up. No unwanted algaes showing up. Parameters stable. Corals doing great (With the exception of my Birds Nest) and Bi-Colored Blenny & Royal Gramma doing wonderful. I love feeding them Reef Frenzy!! No waste and it's healthy for them
    Rick of Reef Radiance has sent me a new fuge lamp. It's called the DM-5e. SPECIFICATIONS:

    Power: 5 WATTS

    Layout: 5 X 1 WATT LEDS:

    1 RED LED @660 nm

    2 ROYAL BLUE LED @ 450 nm

    1 VIOLET LED @ 410 nm

    1 WHITE LED @ 6500K Kelvin
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    That's great.
    What do you think was the turn-a-round?


    When you get the light, take pictures.

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