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Chrome Tang

Hello Nano-Reefers

 

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Equipment

 

Fluval Edge Filter (biological stuff removed)

Fluval Edge Heater set at 24 C

1.975 kilos of live rock

 

Livestock

 

Hitch hiker star polyps

Other hitch hiker corals (unidentified; pics soon)

Non hitch hiker coral head (unidentified; pics below)

Purple coralline algae

Feather Dusters

Bristleworms (ugly)

:rant: Aiptasia :rant:

 

Future Livestock

 

Scarlet Skunk Cleaner Shrimp

Dwarf Blue-Legged Hermit Crab

Zoanthids

Xenia

 

Other Fluval Edge Threads

 

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

 

Obviously, this one's the best.

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Chrome Tang

Tank Parameters

 

Ammonia: 0.1 mg/l

pH: 8.2

SG: 1.022

Nitrite: 4 mg/l :rant:

Nitrate: 75 mg/l :(

Temperature: 24 C (75.2 F)

 

The live rock has some hitch hiker corals. They look like star corals to me. Here's a pic:

 

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No tangs :happydance:

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Chrome Tang

The sun corals are waving like crazy half an hour before the lights come on, and withdraw 30 minutes before they go off. Clever guys. The other corals simply 'pop' after lights-out. It looks really funny.

 

Got a spot of bubble algae as well. Someone give me an emerald crab ... or at least lend it. What the shipping costs from America to the UK would be I don't know.

 

Try anyway fingerscrossed

 

May I recommend my blog - free and brilliant. Check it out! - http://marinedge.blogspot.com/

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After a huge TV-watching session (today it was Outnumbered and Electric Dreams) I walked upstairs to check up on the Edge, remembering it was an hour after I should have turned off the lights, and what did I see? Several ugly, spiny worms crawling over my rocks, my corals, my algae.

 

I didn't realise then that they were bristleworms. But who knew that beneficial inverts could be so disgusting? I simply felt like jumping in and stabbing them.

 

Reactions of a girl. Crazy.

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Chrome Tang

Already checked it. Ugh. More bristleworms. I want to put them in the volcano. Hope it stops erupting before August. OK, we have been to Spain loads before, but I want to go there again. At least some of the people at school are stranded in Canada (as opposed to the UK).

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Chrome Tang

The Edge is resembling a reef more and more. Bristleworms, corals, bubble algae, feather dusters, and now a baby starfish!

 

New Tank Params

 

Ammonia: 0 mg/l :D

pH: 8.3

SG: 1.025

Nitrite: 0.1 mg/l :unsure:

Nitrate: 25 mg/l :closedeyes:

Temperature: 25 C

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What light are you using? Halogen stock light or MR11 LED? How often do you change the water? How often do you have to top off? I am about to start mine soon. Just got the tank. Thanks

 

 

Hello Nano-Reefers

 

DSCF0277.jpg

 

Equipment

 

Fluval Edge Filter (biological stuff removed)

Fluval Edge Heater set at 24 C

1.975 kilos of live rock

 

Livestock

 

Hitch hiker star polyps

Other hitch hiker corals (unidentified; pics soon)

Purple coralline algae

:rant: Aiptasia :rant:

 

Future Livestock

 

Sexy Shrimp

 

Other Fluval Edge Threads

 

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/index.php?...;hl=fluval+edge

 

Obviously, this one's the best.

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Chrome Tang

I top off every week or every other week. I use the lights that it came with, but one's blown already. Grr.

 

I'm not changing water yet as it is (just) maturing. Almost finished (IMO).

 

Parameters

 

Ammonia: 0 mg/l

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Nitrite: 0 mg/l B)

Nitrate: 10 mg/l :P

Temperature: 25 C

Salinity: 1.025 SG

I also got a new coral for £12. - DSCF0567.jpg

 

Any ideas what it is?

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A little difficult to see but to me it looks like a Duncan (Duncanopsammia Axifuga)

 

Try to research what you want in your tank before you go to the shop. If you see something you like but don't know what it is; find out what it is then leave, research and return if it is suitable. On this occaision, I think you were lucky (if it is a duncan):

 

Easy to care for, low to moderate light and flow. It will eat meaty foods such as mysis shrimp. It is categorized in the hobby as an LPS coral and has a stony skeleton so you will need to start keeping track of calcium and alkalinity to ensure long term health. Regular water changes should be enough to maintain good levels.

 

Are you sure you want to keep the bubble algae? It will spread. Take care not to pop the bubbles when you remove it.

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Chrome Tang

OK ... I got some live brineshrimp from the LFS yesterday. It seems to be opening up a bit.

 

How can I remove the bubble algae? I don't want to go and buy Mithrax/Emerald crabs to eat it. Hermit crabs would be OK though ... I was meaning to add them to my 'Future Livestock' section.

 

Thanks.

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Chrome Tang

Sorry about the lack of updates. It's been test week at school and I've been busy.

 

Not much to report. More and more damn bristleworms. Any tips to get rid of them? Ugh. I want to prod each one with the pinwheel I keep next to the tank (for some unknown reason).

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Chrome Tang

Whoops, haven't been on for ages. First it was test week at school then half term (I was in Scotland, I couldn't access Nanoreef from there) and now ... hi. I made a list of what I was going to buy and how much I am expecting to pay.

 

Small Xenia frag @ £5 (it is barely anything but I have seen about four Xenia frags for £5 at my LFS)

Zoa frag @ £20

LED light @ £11

Pump @ max £20

 

ps: I searched for duncan coral pics on google and realised that my coral was a duncan. More pics soon.

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