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Battle Born

my biube has turned into something of a damsel killer. :blink:

I think fluctuating temperature is the culprit here. I've just moved the tank so I'll see if it stabilizes a bit.

I live in vegas where temperatures are always one extreme or the other! :scarry:

 

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rogue

All 5 have slowly gotten smaller and died, I was feeding 4 times a day and it still did not help. I am going to take my water to get tested today to see if that was the problem.

 

 

 

*Edit, I took the water to get tested and found out that my ph was at 4, and my nitrates were high, and thats why they were shrinking and dying. I have since used a marine booster, and I actually was able to save one of the little guys, I am going to work on keeping a close eye on him, and getting him healthy again.

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Battle Born

sorry to hear that Rogue, but I'm glad you were able to save one.

how are you correcting the PH issue? PH on my tank has looked a little low at times, but well within tolerable levels.

 

I added a gold and black chromis to the Biube last night and he looks great so far.

the last damsel didn't even make it through the night, so I'm hoping this is the light at the end of the tunnel.

moving the tank seems to have helped the temperature stabilize a lot.

 

hopefully I can put some jellies in there soon, but I know I gotta keep these hardy suckers alive first!

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rogue
sorry to hear that Rogue, but I'm glad you were able to save one.

how are you correcting the PH issue? PH on my tank has looked a little low at times, but well within tolerable levels.

 

I picked up a marine buffer, that is bringing the PH up to 8.3

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jeirdo
All 5 have slowly gotten smaller and died, I was feeding 4 times a day and it still did not help. I am going to take my water to get tested today to see if that was the problem.

 

 

 

*Edit, I took the water to get tested and found out that my ph was at 4, and my nitrates were high, and thats why they were shrinking and dying. I have since used a marine booster, and I actually was able to save one of the little guys, I am going to work on keeping a close eye on him, and getting him healthy again.

Holy crap...PH4. I am surprised they didn't just melt!!!

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Fishfreak218

updates???

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rogue
updates???

Just ordered two more today, and a snail. My water levels are good now, so hoefully these will last longer.

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SeeingGreen

rogue,

 

What did you WC schedule look like? Mostly curious to see how much change they were producing in a short time. (IE did this creep up despite 25% changes or was it less/more than that)

 

Thanks!

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dan3949

I would imagine feeding 4X per day completely overwhelmed the limited biofilter living on the surface of the glass gems. Is there any other source of biologic filtration?

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Nate Dawg

I feed my jellies live baby brine shrimp soaked in selcon. Selcon isn't too expensive and I use decapsulated brine shrimp eggs which are easy to hatch.

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imolaragazzo

any updates on how things came out? i'm looking to get one in about two months if you guys have had success keeping them

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Fishfreak218

updates? :huh:

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fishman65

Still nothing?

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fiathriel

I recently bought a biOrb baby and have been cycling it for about 5 weeks. I also own the large cylindrical tank from Jellyfish Art. I'm in Australia.

 

Lot the first lot of 4 moon jellies in the cylindrical tank, ammonia was too high and they disintegrated, there were many tears and was very disappointed as I followed all the Jellyfish Art instructions and because of being in Australia, the tank and all the conversion to 240 volt was around $800USD.

 

So the guy at our local saltwater specialist shop suggested I buy some live rock and leave it in the tank for 2 weeks to get the proper bacteria colony, he says that it's better to use real live bacteria colonies that using the cycle you buy off the shelf.

 

Have had a new set of 4 moon jellies for about 3 weeks but 2 aren't going so great. They spend most of the time at the bottom of the tank and all 4 have been shrinking. I've tried regular water changes and smaller and more regular feeds.

 

Salt, pH, Ammonia, Nitrate and Nitrites are all tested every couple of days and are all spot on so I'm not sure what else to do to get them looking as healthy and lively as they did when I first got them.

 

Thought this may help those who may be still interested.

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Jellyorb

Really old thread bump I know but I this was one of a few threads that inspired me to convert my freshwater biOrb into a moon jellyfish tank. I have 8 jellies going strong right now (lost only one right after acclimation). You can read about the conversion at jellyorb.com; otherwise here is a youtube video.

 

Would love to know if anyone else has one going too.

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