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SaltyGallon

Ahh man that sucks. Can you stick the broken piece elsewhere? Glad you got the wavemaker quietened down, a dab of silicone grease often helps too 🙂

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karisma
19 minutes ago, Azur said:

Ahh man that sucks. Can you stick the broken piece elsewhere? Glad you got the wavemaker quietened down, a dab of silicone grease often helps too 🙂

I could mount the broken piece of monti somewhere but i think im going to give it to a buddy as a frag. I am happy the pump is quiet now too. Silicone grease is reef safe?  

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Ratvan
1 hour ago, karisma said:

Broke my monti cap while trying to adjust the pump. So pissed!

 

 

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Thats my experience with Monti's as well, at least you now have a spare frag to trade away 🤷‍♂️

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karisma
7 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Thats my experience with Monti's as well, at least you now have a spare frag to trade away 🤷‍♂️

Good idea. Maybe ill trade it for a zoa frag!

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aclman88

Late to the party, but I recently upgraded from an Asta 20 to Prime HD when I moved from my 3.7 pico to a 5 gallon (huge jump, I know) and I love it. Not sure if it’s just a coincidence, but my Duncan, which has never grown since I got it in July has sprouted three new heads just in the last couple of weeks. The only thing that changed during the upgrade was the light and I think the Duncan is getting more flow.   

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karisma
19 minutes ago, aclman88 said:

Late to the party, but I recently upgraded from an Asta 20 to Prime HD when I moved from my 3.7 pico to a 5 gallon (huge jump, I know) and I love it. Not sure if it’s just a coincidence, but my Duncan, which has never grown since I got it in July has sprouted three new heads just in the last couple of weeks. The only thing that changed during the upgrade was the light and I think the Duncan is getting more flow.   

I been debating getting a prime. If you've read through my thread you would see that lol so what do you think the growth is from the light upgrade? I just added more flow with the jebao wavemaker but i still have the asta 20....

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aclman88
6 hours ago, karisma said:

I been debating getting a prime. If you've read through my thread you would see that lol so what do you think the growth is from the light upgrade? I just added more flow with the jebao wavemaker but i still have the asta 20....

Yup I read the entire thread which why I decided to respond since I was in a similar situation not long ago. I also realize you were debating it a month ago hence be being “late to the party.” I think the flow is allowing for better nutrient and gas exchange but the light is also providing a better spectrum and intensity.  I have a par meter and with the blues and violets running 40-60% and little to no whites I’m getting decent par (~150 in the exact middle of the tank with the light about 9” off the surface and 4in under water). I don’t think I was getting anywhere near that with the asta 20. I might be able to get some time to test the asta 20 par levels this weekend. 
 

All that being said, I love the AI prime and I think regardless, if you upgrade you won’t regret it. 

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karisma
12 minutes ago, aclman88 said:

Yup I read the entire thread which why I decided to respond since I was in a similar situation not long ago. I also realize you were debating it a month ago hence be being “late to the party.” I think the flow is allowing for better nutrient and gas exchange but the light is also providing a better spectrum and intensity.  I have a par meter and with the blues and violets running 40-60% and little to no whites I’m getting decent par (~150 in the exact middle of the tank with the light about 9” off the surface and 4in under water). I don’t think I was getting anywhere near that with the asta 20. I might be able to get some time to test the asta 20 par levels this weekend. 
 

All that being said, I love the AI prime and I think regardless, if you upgrade you won’t regret it. 

I do really love the prime 16 hd so you can pop off the top to get at the fan for maintainice. I think your right. "If i upgrade i won't regret it" well see if i get enough money this next month. 

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karisma

Well...i do not know what happened to my goby. Havent seen him in a few days so i decided to look under around the rock and he was nowhere to be seen. Its strange cause he was fine a few days ago. Poor little guy 😞

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karisma

On a better note i got a few new frags. Including a small toadstool leather. Seems to like the far corner of the tank. I just want it to attach to the rock so it stops getting blown away from the powerhead after being knocked loose by the cuc....

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karisma

Well. I dont know if ill regret it or not, got a yellow tail damsel for free so he is in the tank now.

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karisma
18 hours ago, karisma said:

Well. I dont know if ill regret it or not, got a yellow tail damsel for free so he is in the tank now.

Little damsel is a bad idea im giving him to my lfs. He was kicking up so much sand trying to dig a hole under my rock. So i took the rock out and captured the damsel. Then i was so happy i found my goby he was alive! Now he is back to hiding again however.....

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karisma

So this asta 20 has two separate names on it. Strangely enough. The box says asta 20. Then the light itself and the remote has two names here's a pic of the names.

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karisma

The light works perfectly even though it's got seperate names. Strange?!?

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karisma

Im not to sure what to do about my little antenna goby. He's hidden all the time even during feedings. Only time he comes out is when i take the rock out of the water. Dont want him to starve to death....

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Ratvan
14 minutes ago, karisma said:

Im not to sure what to do about my little antenna goby. He's hidden all the time even during feedings. Only time he comes out is when i take the rock out of the water. Dont want him to starve to death....

What do you feed? Also when? 

How long you had it as well? 

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RedCrow
16 minutes ago, karisma said:

Im not to sure what to do about my little antenna goby. He's hidden all the time even during feedings. Only time he comes out is when i take the rock out of the water. Dont want him to starve to death....

I’ve got a pair of antenna gobies. They took weeks to come out when I first bought them. Turn if you’re pumps and leave some food by his burrow: he’ll come out when no one is around and eat it 

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karisma
14 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

What do you feed? Also when? 

How long you had it as well? 

I feed both flake and mysis.

Had him for about a month.

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13 minutes ago, RedCrow said:

I’ve got a pair of antenna gobies. They took weeks to come out when I first bought them. Turn if you’re pumps and leave some food by his burrow: he’ll come out when no one is around and eat it 

Maybe i will try that. Problem is my hermits might get there before the goby.

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Ratvan
58 minutes ago, karisma said:

I feed both flake and mysis.

Had him for about a month.

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Maybe i will try that. Problem is my hermits might get there before the goby.

Are you able to get anything with zooplankton as an ingredient? Or crab roe? Thinking small foods. 

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karisma
14 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Are you able to get anything with zooplankton as an ingredient? Or crab roe? Thinking small foods. 

Oh im sure my lfs has some. Maybe give it a try.

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karisma
19 hours ago, Ratvan said:

Are you able to get anything with zooplankton as an ingredient? Or crab roe? Thinking small foods. 

So have you tried either of the foods? With success? 

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Ratvan
18 minutes ago, karisma said:

So have you tried either of the foods? With success? 

Crab roe I used to get my Trima Cana goby to eat, mixed it in with other foods gradually. I've seen a few threads where the goby took weeks to come out

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karisma
10 minutes ago, Ratvan said:

Crab roe I used to get my Trima Cana goby to eat, mixed it in with other foods gradually. I've seen a few threads where the goby took weeks to come out

 Hmm really hey....ok maybe ill try to  get my hands on some crab roe. Mix it with a bit of my food. I was also thinking about getting a pistol shrimp for him as well. Maybe he would feel safer perhaps? 

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debbeach13

Yes a shrimp goby pair is wonderful to watch. I think the “candy cane” shrimp is one of the smaller varieties.

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karisma
37 minutes ago, debbeach13 said:

Yes a shrimp goby pair is wonderful to watch. I think the “candy cane” shrimp is one of the smaller varieties.

Is the noise thay the shrimps make really all that loud? I live in a tiny apartment so my tank isn't far from where i lay my head to sleep and dont want to be hearing popping clicking noises all night lol!

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