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MadTownMax, June 12, 2005
Posted June 12, 2005
leak test - with all of the cracks I've heard of I made sure it was right next to a rubbermaid tub
Posted June 12, 2005
Posted June 13, 2005
Looks great so far!
BTW, thanks for your tips!
tnx oogie - hopefully I'll find some other interesting pieces to help fill it in a little - I thought there would be a lot more flow, so I'm reconsidering what types of corals to start with
Great tank! I love your aquascaping and im sure you will give supernip a run for her money!
Thanks for submitting your entry photo! Good luck!
Posted June 14, 2005
I like this little guy - I've seen some older ones and know that they get about 1.5-2" - which I think will be a great size for this tank, while the Clav's will give him adequate cover :
Posted June 20, 2005
You Go Boy! Looks great!!!!! Good Luck!
Posted June 23, 2005
Just to let you know, my roomate has one in his 12g cube and if you ahve ANY kind of small SPS frags (acro, monti, etc) they (green goby) will absolutely murder them by hosting in them. If you had a huge head of acro it might live but id imagine he would could comletely kill anything small enough to fit in a nc6.. My advice, get him out while you still can, i still have been able to catch the little ###### short of breaking down the tank.
Originally posted by victoly Just to let you know, my roomate has one in his 12g cube and if you ahve ANY kind of small SPS frags (acro, monti, etc) they (green goby) will absolutely murder them by hosting in them.
Just to let you know, my roomate has one in his 12g cube and if you ahve ANY kind of small SPS frags (acro, monti, etc) they (green goby) will absolutely murder them by hosting in them.
Thanks for the advice - FWIW, if you didn't notice, I don't have any SPS frags in there, although I will probably be adding a montipora or two - I have never heard of a clown goby killing a montipora before - although they do eat acropora. They also eat small crustaceans ('pods), and I supplement this with finely chopped shrimp, mysis, and cyclops-eeze. As it stands now, his little stomach is bulging even when I don't feed for a few days, so I think he is feeding quite well on all of the live food in the tank already.
I transferred this fish from my JBJ 24DX which had 5 different montiporas, and I never had a problem with this fish touching a single polyp in that tank - in fact I saw it perching on those corals quite often and had the best coral growth rates that I have ever had - not a spot of RTN that would be indicative of the gobidon feeding on the corals themselves.
The discription from wetwebmedia.com:
must mention these tiny chubsters; they've got to be close to the best fishes for reef and "mixed" aquariums. Though only attaining a miniscule 2 1/2 inches, Gobiodon are huge on color and spunky personality. Due to their noxious body slime no other fish bothers them, and they're happy as proverbial clams with some Acropora coral to live and feed on or their skeleton and a little live meaty food. Coral gobies should only be housed with non-aggressive feeders such as Cardinals, Seahorses and Pipefishes.
Had to do some more research . This thread talks a little more about the Yellow Clown Gobies being more apt to eat live coral, and also that they noticed that they are specifically eat acros, not montiporas
Posted June 29, 2005
FWIW - I've pretty much stopped feeding the tank - if you notice some white flecks on the first full-tank shot, there are tons of 'pods that the clown goby feeds on all day - until I see their population to go down a bit, I'm going to hold off on the feeding to avoid any algae blooms.
Posted June 29, 2005
uh oh... is that a clam under stock 18w PC?
also, were you trying to attach more pics? I only see the first one
Posted June 30, 2005
That clam looks pretty open and healthy under those 18w. If it weren't so open, then he should start worrying.
Posted July 1, 2005
He might have just put it in there.
The clam in the pic is still doing OK IMO. But keep an eye on it. Mantle overextending (reaching out for light), gaping mouth and loss of colors are bad signs to watch out for.
BTW, nice tank. I'd replace that big ol Mag Float with a Super Nimble.
Posted July 4, 2005
That little fish is awesome! What is it? Goby of some type I guess?
Posted July 11, 2005
It's a clown goby - there are those, and then small yellow ones - although the yellow ones (from what I have gathered online) seem to like eating acropora polyps, so I went for this little guy - he's fun to watch for sure
Posted July 12, 2005
I can't believe that you are able to keep a clam under that lighting!!! Looking good so far!
Posted July 18, 2005
The clam is getting some new shell growth now, after a month - I've started dosing DT's, but not on any fixed schedule (I gave a capfull before I left town for two weeks - now I'm back, and dropped in another capfull )
It was quite nice to leave for two weeks and have everything look better when I came back - I didn't even have to top-off at all.
I'll see if I can get some updated pictures sometime soon, but I'm busy building a stand for my new 65-gallon, so I don't know how much time I'll have to snap some pics...
I've been running this tank on a reverse photo period due to the hot temperatures here and the fact that we don't have any type of AC downstairs - seems to be doing fine though.
Posted July 19, 2005
Originally posted by mdt178 I'd replace that big ol Mag Float with a Super Nimble.
I'd replace that big ol Mag Float with a Super Nimble.
I don't think I can replace the mag cleaner - I wish I could, I'm in the stock competition, and the mag-float comes with the tank
You're allowed to use a different magnet. The magnet's not really part of the tank, and has no real effect on your inhabitants, other than scrapping some algae into the water now and again...
You could always just take it out between cleanings.
Posted July 20, 2005
LOL - wow, now I feel pretty lame - but that's good to know - that mag cleaner is so weak I really don't use it anyway - I've just been scraping it by hand
Thanks for the info Crush
Posted August 30, 2005
hopefully a nimble is in the works - I took some new shots about 2 weeks ago, and I've also transplanted some discosoma mushrooms from my other tank to fill in where the clam was...