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I'm lovin those zoas bro! Looks great.

Cheers yeah theres alot of zoas in there lol
stil not sure if i did the right thing taking the coral gravel out
just watching my porcelain crab its better than watching tv :D
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Best friends straight away
yay
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Parameters week 11

Ph 7.8 (been told not worry about ph but still its dropped abit)
nitrite 0ppm
ammonia 0ppm
nitrate 0ppm
calcium 440ppm
phosphate 0.25ppm
kh 12
salinity 1.023 (a bit low again would that affect the ph?)
temp 24.5c

not a great pic of the porcelain crab but he sits in a stupid place lol
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Just apotted a htdroid jellyfish?
It was tiny and got sucked into my filter floss
should i be worried or am they ok un a pico
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Sorry for the bad spelling lol
I hate using a phone to do this
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Some pics inclueding my porcelain crab
porcelain crab (jackie chan)
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Pocelain crab catching food
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New male sexy shrimp
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Mushies
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A video of my porcelain crab
sorry about the soynd ill change it wen i get on the laptop
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Nice tank, I love the Dymax IQ3, my favorite tank actually.

Good call on going barebottom, that is what I did in mine. Makes siphoning the gunk out easier.


GSP and zoas are both able to attach to the bottom to make a carpet.

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Nice tank, I love the Dymax IQ3, my favorite tank actually.

Good call on going barebottom, that is what I did in mine. Makes siphoning the gunk out easier.


GSP and zoas are both able to attach to the bottom to make a carpet.

Cheers :D
im planning a 12" cube next for lps
Ye the iq3 is my first pivo and im impressed
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Are you still using the stock pump? Any plans to change it out or add another one?

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Are you still using the stock pump? Any plans to change it out or add another one?

Im still using the stock pump
What pumps would fit?
Cheers
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For my IQ3, I have the stock pump and I made the hole under the overflow bigger and added another pump. Many people use the mini-jet 404 and remove the covers and it fits in the compartment.

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I cant drill the hole bigger now ive filled it with water
i could replace the stock for a higher output one
i have been thinking of some kind of closed loop with the input in 1 od the chambers
and return into the display

To be fair tho my corals seem happy so im not too worried about it :happy:
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It might be a bit to big for my 2 gallon pico lol
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:o had an absolute f#%king disaster
its not even my fault realy
filled my water change tank this morning ready for tonights bug water change
Did the water change an 2 hours ago
anyway an hour later every things shut toght an looking ill
so i check temp, nitrate, all parameters
Then i check salinity
holy #### its 1.035 :o :huh: :angry:
got it back down now slowly adding ro/di water
so i check my ready mixed saltwater from a new lfs i went to last week
holy mother #### f*&ks its 1.058 OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im gona kill them really
hope i dont lose nething as im happy with my tanks progress
i should have checked it but i didn't
I was lucky as the water change tank was half full of water at 1.024
That i got from my usual lfs
So angry and upset right now grrrrrhhhhh!!!!!"
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Wow man that sucks big time!
I also got some mixed water from my lfs and it was supposed to be 1.025, but it was more like 1.028...
But that high is extreme...

I had another question about your porcelain, do you just have 1 or a pair?

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Wow man that sucks big time!
I also got some mixed water from my lfs and it was supposed to be 1.025, but it was more like 1.028...
But that high is extreme...

I had another question about your porcelain, do you just have 1 or a pair?

Jb

Hi yeah ive calmed down abit now lol w
i have just 1 porcelain crab was thinking of getting another
but a load of people i spoke to on here said it was a bad idea in such a small tank
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Hi yeah ive calmed down abit now lol w
i have just 1 porcelain crab was thinking of getting another
but a load of people i spoke to on here said it was a bad idea in such a small tank


For a reason or just because they like some more space?
I really like some movement (not movement like a xenia gives) for my little tank, but I'm concerned there isn't a creature whom I could put in there...

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They didnt give didnt give any specific reason except they would fight
and kill each other
they may be ok if u introduce a confirmed pair, then again im no expert on these crabs
as this is my first all i did before was put a topic up in the invertebrate forum and i got answers straight away
The sexy shrimp can be quite active and comical
Hope this helps a bit

p.s ur pico looks really good
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They didnt give didnt give any specific reason except they would fight
and kill each other
they may be ok if u introduce a confirmed pair, then again im no expert on these crabs
as this is my first all i did before was put a topic up in the invertebrate forum and i got answers straight away
The sexy shrimp can be quite active and comical
Hope this helps a bit

p.s ur pico looks really good


I'm a little hesitant with sexy's because they tend to nip at zoas and I wanna keep a bunch of them in my little cube... or I should rethink my stocking plans again :huh:

I sure hope everything pulls through for you! that was a pretty huge salinity shock they got...

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Ye i hope so
ive not seen the sexy nip my zoas and i have a load of them
i have caught her eating my xenia which isnt so bad as it grows like a weed but it hasnt affected it at all really
but people have had sexies nip zoas but mostly wen there hungry
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Week 12

Ph 7.8
Nitrite 0ppm
ammonia 0ppm
nitrate 0ppm
calcium 440ppm
phosphate 0.25ppm
Kh 12
salinity 1.025 ( was 1.035 due to mishap but sorted now )
Temp 24.6

Also just found a tiny white nudibranch ive disposed of it just in case it was a bad un
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Well its morning
i dont seem to have lost anything -_-
gona ring the lfs in a bit to tell them so they can sort it it
out before anyone else buys sum

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I cant drill the hole bigger now ive filled it with water
i could replace the stock for a higher output one
i have been thinking of some kind of closed loop with the input in 1 od the chambers
and return into the display

To be fair tho my corals seem happy so im not too worried about it :happy:


Sure you can. Just drain the water level enough to get the drill in without it being submerged. That's how I did mine. It was far from ideal, but almost 2 years later the tank is still running. The little shards of acrylic made no difference :)

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Sure you can. Just drain the water level enough to get the drill in without it being submerged. That's how I did mine. It was far from ideal, but almost 2 years later the tank is still running. The little shards of acrylic made no difference :)



Good point.
That extra flow will belp. Also look at Andrews thread got hoax experience with the robot Leds.

Hey Andrew can we get some new pis on you're thread