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The tank just hit it's 4 month mark and I just finished fighting a bad case of dinos. Now that they are gone, I have started stocking it. I have a Mandarin, 2 Emerald crabs, Watchman Goby, Peppermint Shrimp, Pistol Shrimp, Crocea Clam, 2 Hammer corals, Deer horn coral, 1 Zoa, and various mushrooms. More live rock and corals to come. I've also already started a much larger tank project to transfer this livestock to.

 

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Leeloo, the tank watching terrier.

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Cool dog! What kind of light do you have on the tank? I have the same tank with a T5 light and have had some great success with it.

 

What kind of maintenance schedule do you have going on the tank? If you are interested in a great maintenance schedule I have one lined out in my thread. Click my signature to get there.

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Cool dog! What kind of light do you have on the tank? I have the same tank with a T5 light and have had some great success with it.

 

What kind of maintenance schedule do you have going on the tank? If you are interested in a great maintenance schedule I have one lined out in my thread. Click my signature to get there.

 

 

Thanks! I love her! She watches TV and my tank.

 

I have a 250 watt sunpod with led moonlights.

 

I do a 4 gallon water change weekly along with a ph test because the only supplement that I use is Seachem PH buffer to maintain a PH of 8.3. To eliminate the dinos, I raised the PH and cut my lighting schedule down. I am going for a hands off approach as far as additives. I use Tunze salt with the seachem PH buffer and that's it. I feed a little bit of mysis and phyto every other day.

 

I have the Tunze 9002 Skimmer w/StevieT cup, Tunze 6025, AquaEuro 1/13 HP Chiller and a 100w Hydor Theo heater holding my tank at 80 degrees.

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Here's a pic of the Mandarin..

 

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I know that they are not nano friendly but my rock is filled with pods. I've had the Mandarin for 2 months and he is looking great. Everytime I shine a flashlight at the tank at night I see pods scatter EVERYWHERE. I will continue monitoring the pod level because the last thing that I want to do is starve a living creature.

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Wow 250W MH on a 28g tank!!!! That is a lot of light. Best of luck with the Mandarin. They are cool but not worth the work in my opinion.

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Wow 250W MH on a 28g tank!!!! That is a lot of light. Best of luck with the Mandarin. They are cool but not worth the work in my opinion.

 

Yep! I didn't want to be limited on what I can stock by my light source.

 

The Mandarin has been pretty low maintenance so far. I have SO many pods that it has been thriving. I have seen no decline in pod population in these 2 months and he is happy.

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Great pics - Well done on the Mandrin.

 

I have one as well, fantastic fish, trives on frozen misis and brime. Mind you I got him from a buddy, 2 years old and well broken in on frozen food.

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Great pics - Well done on the Mandrin.

 

I have one as well, fantastic fish, trives on frozen misis and brime. Mind you I got him from a buddy, 2 years old and well broken in on frozen food.

 

TY.

 

I just started mixing Nutramar into my feeding cocktail. The Mandarin seems to be picking at it.

 

I wanted a more active fish so I have added a Solar Wrasse. He has been a great addition thus far.

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Is the Mandarin eating frozen for you. Always want one but never have found one that is a good enough eater and I know my tank can't sustain one without it eating frozen.

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Is the Mandarin eating frozen for you. Always want one but never have found one that is a good enough eater and I know my tank can't sustain one without it eating frozen.

 

It's a pig for the Nutramar! I noticed my pod population dwindling so I decided to either take on the task of training him or finding him a new home.

 

It looked like he picked at it a little but not enough to satisfy me the first few times that I had added it to my feeding cocktail. I lowered a glass jar into the tank with just Nutramar in it and wrangled the Mandarin into it. I did this twice over a 2 day period. I then spot fed with Nutramar in a turkey baster at one of his favorite feeding areas. He is eating a ton of it now. I have noticed my pod population start to come back because he hasn't been eating so many of them.

 

I read about the glass jar trick somewhere on these forums and I must say, it works. The Nutramar is what ORA trains it's Mandarins with.

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I found my mini carpet anemone munching on a pretty large snack today. It just happened to be my very active and fun to watch peppermint shrimp. Good night sweet prince, you will be missed.

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