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  2. I wish I had access to dr timms, it seems a lot easier than the powdered stuff i'm using. I live in canada so its my only actual option. Up to this point ive been sticking with one method, ive been dosing ammonia and seeing how much time it takes to fully cycle through, which in my case is painfully slow. When I mentioned adding corals I meant in a couple of months, and just some really hardy soft corals. The question is, when will the tank be established enough to support a bioload like a juvenile clownfish? A couple of months I assume? And is my bacterias current ammonia consumption rate of about 0.25 ppm ammonia enough for 2 snails? (Fyi I havent seen algae in my tank for a couple of weeks now, I do have nori so that's what ill be feeding the snails)
  3. Tired

    Can someone ID this Goby for me?

    That's actually pretty typical behavior. Most shrimpgobies, once they have a home established, will puff their face up and try to scare away other fish that come too close. I have a picture somewhere of an antenna goby doing it.
  4. debbeach13

    Restarting the RSM 130D

    You are just to funny. Yes that sounds like a very good deal for that tank.
  5. aclman88

    How much ammonia does a clownfish produce?

    I have never used powdered ammonia, but have had luck with Dr. Tim's liquid ammonia. It is possible the powered stuff has gone bad if you are not measuring ammonia after having added a 4ppm dose. It seems like you are jumping all over the place trying to get a cycle. Pick a method, stick with it, and just be patient (easier sad than done, I know) I would second @mcarroll's idea of adding some snails and taking it from there. I also would not add any coral for a little bit until the tank is definitely cycled and stabilized a bit.
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  7. May Ly

    Ghost Shrimp Stuck Molt

    I have recently bought 4 ghost Shrimp from my local PetSmart, and they were fine until around the 3rd week they started dieing one by one. I only have one left now, but I woke up to it on its side molting. It had gotten the head part off but the tail, back and legs were still on. It's a 10 gallon with one balloon molly, two guppies, a small nerite snail, and an oco catfish. I have a small Amazon sword plant, Scarlet temple, and a mondo grass I believe. I have a small gravel or a big sand, and my filter is fit for 30 gallons and has a sponge on it so they dont get sucked in. I haven't tested my water lately since I don't have a tester kit and I'm not sure if I can bring samples to PetSmart due to covid. I turned off the light since my balloon molly has associated me with food and was hitting the shrimp while swimming at the bottom. I came back a few hours later and the shrimps state hadn't changed. I put her in a net so she can molt undisturbed, but I'm wondering if I should euthanize her I'm clove oil or if there's something I can do to help. I really don't want her to die because I had 3 others go not long ago. Please let me know what I can do.
  8. sadie

    Introducing my Nano!

    everything looks amazing!!
  9. It would definitely help,while everything is fluorescent,things like the Gorgonian's look very drab and eh. Either one would make everything a lot better. That is just my opinion though.
  10. TerraIncognita

    Can someone ID this Goby for me?

    haha np, they're super defensive of their homes and burrows and will use scare tactics, other goby's are very finicky and flight more than fight.
  11. Whiskey27

    Introducing my Nano!

    I feel like this tank is finally starting to get it's legs under it. The corals are doing much better, algae is disappearing, and it "feels" healthy finally. I'm working on a better cabinet for it to sit on, but here are a few updated pictures. IMG_1817 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr IMG_1814 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr IMG_1812 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr IMG_1811 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr IMG_1808 by Wiskey2727, on Flickr Whiskey
  12. Whiskey27

    Introducing my Nano!

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing, but then I lost patience at about the 5 month mark LOL. I have a UV and a Skimmer and the UV really didn't help much, but when I added the skimmer (just in the display) it had an instant effect. So I bought a little nano skimmer for the back of this guy, and now it's crystal clear. That might help with yours as well. Whiskey
  13. Whiskey27

    Introducing my Nano!

    That would be amazing!!! I'm working on a much nicer base for it now, I'll post pictures when I'm done. With the current setup it will make Apex management much easier. This was made to be a work tank and sit on my desk, but after my move a different one is coming to work, so now this needs a little stand. Whiskey
  14. Whiskey27

    Introducing my Nano!

    Thank you!! Whiskey
  15. Coral Plus for sure. Aqua blue special doesn't have any pink in it and though the name, it's actually much whiter than the coral +. But that's all personal preference! I was thinking of trying one but think I would loose the pink/red the coral + gives off
  16. thams

    Reef Lighting Comparison Resource

    Yeah, I realize it might be a little ridiculous to drop $500 on a good PAR meter to test a $70 light. BUT! Wouldn't it be cool to have a central repository somewhere online of all different lights with PAR readings and measurements and all that good stuff? There's a lot of information scattered about the lighting, but sometimes it's difficult to discern how accurate the measurements are. I dunno, I think I'm way too bored in isolation and need a project to tackle or something.
  17. thams

    Reef Lighting Comparison Resource

    Yeah, I realize it might be a little ridiculous to drop $500 on a good PAR meter to test a $70 light. BUT! Wouldn't it be cool to have a central repository somewhere online of all different lights with PAR readings and measurements and all that good stuff? There's a lot of information scattered about the lighting, but sometimes it's difficult to discern how accurate the measurements are. I dunno, I think I'm way too bored in isolation and need a project to tackle or something.
  18. SaltyTanks

    SaltyTank's 40G Mixed Reef

    Definitely lower cost and for sure has been more beneficial to my tank (and routine). I don’t think I was ever really able to dial-in Red Sea’s ratios properly & I believe with ATI taking the guess work out of it and less margin for error is what sparked my growth spurt. Hoping you see similar results with yours!
  19. TheKleinReef

    Roger's NUVO INT

  20. Mwil79

    Can someone ID this Goby for me?

    Just to follow up since this was revised my goby does have himself a new bff Pistol Pete the shrimp and they spend all their time together 🙂
  21. Mcarroll knows their stuff, they give excellent advice.
  22. Ratvan

    Restarting the RSM 130D

    Well the return pump, ato and heater are on a UPS Battery Backup this time around, but will find out tomorrow. Pre owner 13.5G Evo for £40? That'll do
  23. billygoat

    Restarting the RSM 130D

    Ugh another shutdown... I swear man you just can't catch a break with this tank. 😥 Hopefully this time at least they won't turn off the power entirely? Are at least some people going to be in the office?
  24. Ratvan

    Restarting the RSM 130D

    Hey by the time that I get home tonight Boris could have done another U turn and all this will be for nothing! Will find out and update tomorrow Maybe i should look for a cheap EVO
  25. afcajax73

    Restarting the RSM 130D

    so just because you can't go into the office, we all have to suffer? of course, I'm joking.. that's not good news at all! I hope you manage to get it sorted though. are there any provisions to give you access during non-office hours if you can continue to work from home.. so maybe travel in, in the evening for maintenance etc?
  26. Ratvan

    Restarting the RSM 130D

    If I cant stay in the office at least three days a week, then no not going to stock the tank.
  27. debbeach13

    WTB a BTA

    Good idea thanks.
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