Edited by Rick778, 15 March 2009 - 10:46 AM.
Phoebe's 14 gal BioCube
Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:45 AM
Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:28 PM
1. Removed the divider on the overflow between chambers #1 and #2: This greatly increased the water flow from chamber to chamber.
2. Added a Koralia #1 pump for additional circulation: Hope this isn't too much. I debated on this or the Nano version.
Posted 22 March 2009 - 11:01 AM
Posted 23 March 2009 - 07:38 PM
Posted 04 April 2009 - 09:23 AM
Received the replacement light ballast so back to 100%. Not sure what I am doing incorrectly, but most of the purple mushrooms have shriveled up, the zoa hasn't opened in a while and seems to be slowly disappearing, and the Daisy's seemed to have disappeared. On the positive side the Xenia was going crazy, the GSP is fine, the Clove Polyp has added a second polyp, and the Ricordea has increased by 50%.
Then additional disaster struck
Arrrgggg!!!!! The new Zoa I purchased was completely gone in one evening. Just the plug and glue remained. It had about 9 small polyps.
Did some research and it seems the villain is one of these:
- Sundial Snail
- Asterina Star Fish
I do have some small Asterina in the tank, but wasn't worried because most of what I read claimed they were generally reef safe. Now I am thinking I need to eradicate them!!!
Additionally, picked up a Six Line Wrasse to hopefully get rid of some of the other possible nasty critters.
A couple days later one third of my Xenia was gone. And then the next morning all but a couple small polyps disappeared! One suspicion I had was a large hermit crab that always seemed to be in the vicinity of the attacks. So I removed him to eliminate this possible cause. Not sure if he was the cause because the next morning the remaining small Xenia polyps were gone.
I have been checking the tank after lights out with a red light, but have seen nothing unusual.
Any suggestions / help would be greatly appreciated. I am afraid to add anything else to the tank in fear of it being eaten.
Most recent parameters: Nitrate: 10 ppm; Phosphates: 0 ppm; KH: 9; pH: 8.4; Ca: 480 ppm; Salinity: 1.023
Posted 22 April 2009 - 06:35 AM
Posted 27 April 2009 - 11:55 AM
Had a red algae out break. Added carbon to the 2nd chamber and the next day it was cleared up. Not sure if it was a coincidence, because when I tested my water yesterday before the water change I still have nitrates at 5+ ppm. 4 days ago I noticed one of my lights not coming on. After some troubleshooting discovered one of the ballasts had failed. Called Oceanic customer service and have free new ballast on the way. While I had them on the phone I mentioned how the fans were very noisy on first stating up. He believed there were two possible causes: 1) If the setup is older it is most likely due to a poor seal on the light cover allowing in moisture which causes corrosion on the fan bearings; 2) On a new system it is most likely the fan mounting. It can usually be fixed by adjusting the tightness on the fan mounting screws or adding felt washers to the screws (vibration dampeners).
Hey did you have to send the broken ballast back to them? also the fans?
Ive heard quite a few stories about the ballasts breaking so i might just tell them mine broke and have them send a new one to have just in case because my corals will die without light
Please come and check out our new tank! Let us know what you think!
Posted 28 January 2010 - 03:49 PM
Posted 30 January 2010 - 12:16 PM
Australian War Coral
Zoas & Ric
Green Shrooms & Birdnest
Posted 30 January 2010 - 06:56 PM
Posted 06 February 2010 - 06:21 PM
Received a package from In tank yesterday.
Purchased a Media Basket, Double Underwater Light and Fish Saver Guard.
Installed the Media Basket today. Added Macro Algae to the bottom chamber with the Double Light, placed charcoal & Power-Phos to the middle chamber, and filter floss in the top chamber. Had some Macro Algae left over so placed it in the main tank.
Also, replaced both compact fluorescent lights (haven't done it in about 1 year).
Posted 13 March 2010 - 10:36 AM
Posted 13 March 2010 - 03:03 PM
How are the 6line and clown getting along?
They get along fine. If anything the clown chases the 6line
Posted 13 March 2010 - 03:12 PM
Very nice, is that Birdnest doing okay with PC lighting.
The reason I ask is i've read that Birdnest's are easy SPS's.
The Birdnest is growing like crazy. Started as a little branch about 9 months ago.
Posted 14 March 2010 - 09:05 AM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:01 AM
definately its one of those floaty jellyfish things from the movie avatar. Anywhere they land you know that Eywa is watching over your tank.
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