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Can't get a good shot of this bad boy but it's very purple 

 

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Found a bit of a trend in the yellow clown goby. He hates change of any kind. Totally freaked out again after the addition of the firefish and new Coral. I see he is hanging out at the wavemaker most of the time and flashing against the rocks. Exact same as the last few times I have added new coral and most notably when the neon goby was introduced. I hope he settles again as he is without doubt the best, most personable fish I have ever had.. eats from my hand and always comes to the front of the tank to greet me when I walk past. Maybe he is pissed off with me? Who knows 😏

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afcajax73
14 hours ago, Grimes said:

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 .. 

 

Yeah 😞 I should just buy a new tank ... right?? 😀

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36 minutes ago, afcajax73 said:

 

Yeah 😞 I should just buy a new tank ... right?? 😀

It's the only real solution as I see it... 🤣🤣

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🤣 Agreed!

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Noooooooooo! I've been far to busy thinking I'm cool and got complacent on cleaning the filtration in the back chamber.. nitrates are back up and GHA is coming back.. 

Quick 10% water change, clean the filter sponge and a wee bit of LR nitrate remover. It's currently at 10ppm so not terrible... I need to work on the config of that rear chamber this weekend before I have another 2 month of GHA ,😭😭

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Going to start to look at the rear chamber this weekend. It's only the stock filter sponge and ceramic media at the moment .. any suggestions would be great 👍🏼

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Made a bit of a discovery last night when turning the pumps off to feed. Once he water slowed to standing. I noticed that the tank isn't level.. it's 40 cm front to back with a 2mm drop to the back.... I have no idea how I never noticed. Left to right it's bang on level though. Now I know about it, it concerns me..... Ah man!!!

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Not the best shot but an opportunity to get the 3 pals together

 

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Grimes
On 10/4/2020 at 12:47 PM, afcajax73 said:

🤣 Agreed!

So what size did you decide on 🤣🤣

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11 hours ago, Grimes said:

So what size did you decide on 🤣🤣

sorry mate, I've been offline for a few days..

 

I'd likely go for a Reefer 170. I'm massively tempted by a blackfriday deal, but I think I'll wait until the new year now and persevere with the 13.5 for now. 

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Oh dear me. Red slime what a treat to come home to

 

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Hi @Ratvan and @afcajax73 do you know of any local supplies of microalgae? I am really thinking about setting up a fug  in one of my rear chambers .. got an old small led for the back.. sick if these spikes and really don't want to have to put the skimmer back in if I can help it.... 

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Well it's a morning of tank leveling. I'll be getting some shims from B&Q this morning and enough new water for a 50% change. Get the 2mm sorted at the back and refill. What a pain in the ass... But once you notice something it can't be unseen!! 

 

It's been one of those... Can I really be arsed with this hobby weeks......

 

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afcajax73
5 hours ago, Grimes said:

Well it's a morning of tank leveling. I'll be getting some shims from B&Q this morning and enough new water for a 50% change. Get the 2mm sorted at the back and refill. What a pain in the ass... But once you notice something it can't be unseen!! 

 

It's been one of those... Can I really be arsed with this hobby weeks......

 

I think you're right mate... close it all down and give it to another local keeper...... 😉 

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1 hour ago, afcajax73 said:

I think you're right mate... close it all down and give it to another local keeper...... 😉 

Balls to that... 3 X bumblebee snails an emerald crab and 3 more Trochus snails in we go.. 

 

And a bottle of quantum LR nitrate remover with sweets from Kraken 

 

Keep trucking (aka spend more cash)

 

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Going at the hair algae already 

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Looking a wee bit dirty on the glass but GHA and slime is well on its way out. Phosphate 0.05 and nitrate under 5ppm..👍🏼

 

 

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Not again... 

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Been hunting this little bastard for days.. looks like he is missing some legs.... So there be more to look for 

 

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58 minutes ago, Grimes said:

Been hunting this little bastard for days.. looks like he is missing some legs.... So there be more to look for 

 

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You can get a harlequin shrimp and it'll wipe it out in a few days 

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4 hours ago, Reefer-begginer said:

You can get a harlequin shrimp and it'll wipe it out in a few days 

I heard that they die off once all the stars are gone?

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You can catch them fairly easily once the stars are gone 

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New rock cleaned off and in place on the sand bed for a week before placement 

 

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Ratvan
19 hours ago, Grimes said:

Been hunting this little bastard for days.. looks like he is missing some legs.... So there be more to look for 

 

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Fancy sending it my way? I have an idea

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