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Lizzie's RSM

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Welcome to my RSM thread! First off, NR is a great place with a ton of information. I did a lot of research before setting up the tank(my first saltwater adventure), then discovered this site! Even more information to soak in. So here goes..... :happy:

 

current fts

 

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Tank Info:

  • RSM
  • about 1 year old
  • stock lighting
  • livesand
  • about 35-40 lbs of live rock

 

Inhabitants:

 

  • Pink pseudochromis (Kronk)
  • Bi-color blenny (Phineas)
  • One ocellaris clown (Remus)
  • Mandarin Dragonette (Clementine)
  • Tiger Pistol shrimp (Doc. Holiday)
  • Various hermit crabs
  • turbo snails, astrea, cerith, Bumblebee snail, and Nassarius snails
  • Little feather dusters
  • A couple of Micro brittle stars and astrina stars
  • GBT nem

 

LPS:

  • Branching Hammer
  • Branching Frogspawn(pink and green)
  • Branching Frogspawn(purple and green)
  • Pearl Bubble
  • Green and Red Candy Canes

 

Softies:

  • GSP
  • Pink dalmatian zoa's
  • Eye of Rah morph zoa's
  • Horizon zoa's
  • RPE zoa's
  • Fire and Ice morph zoa's
  • common green paly
  • unknown green paly
  • RDE zoa's
  • Teal zoa's
  • Pink Fission zoa's
  • stardust Paly's
  • Eagle eye zoa's
  • Reese's peanut butter cups zoa's
  • unknown white center zoa's
  • unknown blue/green zoa's
  • Blue hornets

 

I was originally going to buy a Biocube 29, but when a great deal came my way, I couldn't pass it up. I got the tank and stand for 500 plus discounts on sand and rock, and other various supplies. ;)

I added Bio-spira, waited for my algae bloom before adding my clean-up crew. Since then just taking it slow, and having fun while I'm doing it :D

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probably want this in the members aquarium forum

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Thanks guys, pictures are uploading now!

And being a noob, I have no clue how to do that Stevie T :blush:

So how do I do that? Please... :D

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Pictures!

humble beginning...

 

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Kronk and Phineas

 

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Phineas

 

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Nymph and Remus

 

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Corals...

 

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Some of the pics are kinda blurry, and I don't have a current FTS :o ! So I will have to take one and post it later :happy:

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FTS !!!! haha B)

 

a mod will have to move it if they see fit, I am sure it will get the move over time. No worries. Nice Blenny!

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Stevie T- Thanks for the info and complement :) You are the master of the RSM so anything you advise or comment on is greatly appreciated.

 

Lalani- Thanks so much! I read your thread, your tank is amazing!

And as demanded...

 

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FTS!!!! :P

 

 

Edit: I forgot to mention I have one Emerald crab :D

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Looks great so far. Your tank is going to look amazing once you have more corals all over your scape. I really like the color of that pseudochromis, do you have any problems with aggression towards the other fish? Nice job.

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cfeist-Thanks!

I know I can't wait to add more corals :P

Your tank is totally awesome!

As for the pseudochromis, he is a little cranky, but not bad. He messed with my clowns and blenny the first day I put them in, but now they just stay out of each others way. If I could do it again I would have added him last, because right now I'm afraid to add anything to small like a YCG in fear of Kronk stressing him out to much. :mellow: But he is a beautiful fish. :D

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Well at feeding time the other day I managed to snap a few shots of my reclusive Tiger Pistol Shrimp. And a funny shot of Kronk eating. :P And one quick question, anyone have a good method for cleaning off the algae along the sand line and the corners? These are the only places the mag-float isn't very effective on.

 

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I found a tooth brush (new one of course) works great for the sandline and corners of my RSM. Tank looks great!

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A blade works the best, but you risk the scratching and cutting the silicone seams. I use this algae blade I got from a LFS, its not sharp so less chance of cutting a seam.

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The pseudochromis is really nice. The rock also look great -- it's really interesting to see how everyone has their own approach to reef scapes. Get bluesky to add you to his index thread.

 

Cheers

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And quick update, this morning I found my emerald crab chomping away on my hammer coral :angry: !

So a while ago I set up a 1.5 gallon pico for my brother, with my tank water and a small piece of live rock. All he has had in it are two tiny hermit crabs, and emerald crab, and 1 nas. snail and 2 cerith snails.

And now he has two emerald crabs that look gigantic in that tiny tank. I hope to trade the evil one in for store credit though. No more crabs for me :D

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Oh and I had a quick question. I've heard that conch's are very good at cleaning the sand, and my sand could definitely use some cleaning, but I was under the impression that they got rather large. Does anyone know of a conch species that stays relatively small or is slow growing? Thanks everyone :lol:

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I have one, he has been in there for a long time now. I only see it every now and then when it gets on the glass or comes out for a snack. Basically they do not clean the sand very well IME, yeah it will zoom around but it isn't like a robot lawn mower and gets every spot. They get pretty big, mine is a smaller one, maybe 2" long, and I feel bad for the guy since most of his sand is now covered in corals and GSP.

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Thanks StevieT. I'll probably just manually clean off the sand every once in a while and keep up with the water changes :lol:

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it might be a stage, what are we talking about on the sand bed? A little more flow directed on it can help. I know that at times my sand will get covered in a brown junk, it likes to do that in the late spring.

 

It may also be from over feeding or too much nutrients. Do you feed with frozen foods, and if so do you add the water that the food rests in after meling?

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Try using an old credit card to scrape your glass. Thats what I use and it works well.

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