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Rock is almost ready. Ammonia is reading zero bit seems to be leeching a bit of phosphate at the moment. Will water change the bucket tomorrow and retest the water on Thursday 👍🏼

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Hair algae ? Hahahaha I don't bloody think so.... 

It's on the way out!!!

 

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Oh yeah and Jimmy hiding under "hammer time" 

 

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afcajax73

glad to see the algae is on the way out.. did you do anything in particular or is it just on it's way out through regular maintenance?

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7 hours ago, afcajax73 said:

glad to see the algae is on the way out.. did you do anything in particular or is it just on it's way out through regular maintenance?

I use both Quantum LR nitrate remover and phosphate remover. Fantastic products but very aggressive so need to be careful with the dosage 👍🏼

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Jimmy (yellow coral goby) and Rab (neon goby) just chillin out having a couple of drinks 

 

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Hammer is living it's new placement with the new rocks in the tank 

 

 

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afcajax73

Nice mate! 

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Reefer-begginer

I would think doing either a fire red/cleaner shrimp could help the tank stay cleaner than a peppermint shrimp

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1 hour ago, Reefer-begginer said:

I would think doing either a fire red/cleaner shrimp could help the tank stay cleaner than a peppermint shrimp

It was just to get rid of the Aiptasia, which it did.. I think I would like to have cleaner shrimp as well at some point 👍🏼 

 

That said I do need more snails as well since upgrading to the 15 gallon ... 

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50 minutes ago, Grimes said:

It was just to get rid of the Aiptasia, which it did.. I think I would like to have cleaner shrimp as well at some point 👍🏼 

 

That said I do need more snails as well since upgrading to the 15 gallon ... 

I never had luck with peppermints with aptasia, so I went for the next best thing, raccoon butterfly 

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5 minutes ago, Reefer-begginer said:

I never had luck with peppermints with aptasia, so I went for the next best thing, raccoon butterfly 

Think I just got lucky as a lot of people seem to say that their peppermint didn't work out 

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1 minute ago, Grimes said:

Think I just got lucky as a lot of people seem to say that their peppermint didn't work out 

I mean there's 2 types of peppermint shrimp you can get, and I think most are sold the ones that don't eat/farm aptasia

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Seen my next fish in the LFS today. Will pick up next week:

 

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afcajax73

lovely! 

 

where you buying from? 

 

I nipped up to Kidsgrove yesterday, and got that little bit more tempted to buy a Reefer 170. I was talking to one of the lads in there about a Black Friday sale 😄

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2 hours ago, afcajax73 said:

lovely! 

 

where you buying from? 

 

I nipped up to Kidsgrove yesterday, and got that little bit more tempted to buy a Reefer 170. I was talking to one of the lads in there about a Black Friday sale 😄

Oh dear here we go. Went up to a to z near Crewe mate. I need to try the one up in Stockport at some point though supposed to be great 

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ah nice.. I've not been to A-Z for a while, last time I went it was fairly bare in the tanks. 

 

I've never been to stockport, I did go one over Derby way once though. My lad had a Taekwondo tournament over towards South Normanton.. I was sitting around looking on my phone at shops local and there was one which had won a load of awards for various things fish related. I went and had a look, and whilst what they had looked good, it seemed a bit over priced for me

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On 9/28/2020 at 11:35 AM, afcajax73 said:

ah nice.. I've not been to A-Z for a while, last time I went it was fairly bare in the tanks. 

 

Well I'm skint at the moment and it has a lot of RO water so that suits me lol.. 

 

Hammer and zoas looking good now 

 

 

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Some more action

 

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Getting used taking pictures under the blue now

 

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Oh dear 

 

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And some zoas

 

 

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And you need cuc

 

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Looking belting can't get a good picture and surprised that it's not hiding to be fair :

 

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Can't wait till this fella is settled in:

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Little bit of purple on his face and eyes:

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Starting to look like a nano reef now:

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The acan is beginning to look good after a month and half in the tank....lovely red under the blues at night:

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afcajax73

That’s awesome mate. Have they got much coral wise at A-Z? My tank is looking very green, in terms of corals. I need a bit more colour! 

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32 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

That’s awesome mate. Have they got much coral wise at A-Z? My tank is looking very green, in terms of corals. I need a bit more colour! 

It's a bit low on stock mate but they have a lot of acan in reds and oranges, and a bunch of different zoas and paly's .. fish wise they have a good amount of most species

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I think I need to add a bit more rock In, and change the scape to give me more opportunity for coral placement. 
 

im just wary of adding loads of rock too quick 

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Yeah I went at is slow. Which is fine but it makes it look like a patch work quilt for ages cause of the mix if mature and new white rock .. 

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