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  1. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    I'm on the fence about it, they don't have a long life span and they're expensive! But they are incredibly cool to watch
  2. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    It's a 3 gallon tank from Walmart with a filter compartment added in the back that's about a half a gallon. it doesn't seem lonely, it's actually gotten big and is more active
  3. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    So jelly jar 2.0 has been a surprise success! Even though I lost the other 2, the survivor has gotten giant! Around 3.5 inches across. I think it's down to having a good cycle, soft sand on the bottom, and a huge copepod bloom. The copepods have died down some but the jelly is strong enough to swim in the current and eat anything else floating.
  4. Got a neat damsel fish. It's made burrows under all my rocks! And would you believe it, the richordia still hasn't stuck down! Decided to try on a different rock. I do need a surface skimmer of some kind and was thinking about doing a diy pvc one, but the flu also universal one that hooks to HoB filters is only like $12 so I'm gonna give that a shot.
  5. And the move is complete! Matched salinity and temperature when I mixed the water and used the 2 gallons from the jar and the sand to keep the good critters in the tank. I'm really pleased! I haven't shown my large GSP I got so I'll throw that in here it leans perfectly with the bare side against the new rock. I'm also trying (again) to get the richordia to stick to a frag rock!
  6. Dorm Design finished

    That's a great setup! I like the back cover alot
  7. Got a new build! In case y'all didn't know, I really enjoy building diy tanks I decided to have a tank swap, so I got ahold of yet another cookie jar! I've broken down my 10g aga planted tank and split it in 3, 1 setup for me, 1 for my brother that wants to set one up, and the last to replace any of the plants my dad's lost from his pond during Harvey (their house is luckily ok) cool plant growing out of the drift wood So on to the new reef tank! I took the 10 gallon and derimmed it! Then I let it sit for 2 days on the porch filled to the brim, with no significant flex! I took a piece of glass from a picture frame my wife didn't need and had it cut down and sanded the edges. Then for the best part, I modeled glass lid brackets and a bracket for the lamp to slot into on sketchup and 3D printed them. Now I have a sturdy lid mount and a cool adjustable way to mount a 50/50 bulb or maybe a par38. Now I'm onto cleaning and cycling before dropping the live rock and livestock from the jar into it. I got a 7lb piece of dry rock that I've cleaned and a new bag of sand to add.
  8. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    So 2.0 has been built, and tested, just in time to lose 2 of the 3 Jellys it's been a fun experiment, but I don't think I'll restock the jellyfish. When the 3rd dies, I'll probably put a rock or 2 in it and some shrimp or hermit crabs, just so I can use the tank. I'll post pictures later
  9. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    I had a tetra 1-3i cheap air lift filter that fits perfectly on the edge of the tank, so I stuck that on as a cheap experiment. I also got a polypropylene placemat and cut it down so it effectively makes a small sump in the back and the filter flows over the top. It's keeping the jellyfish safe from being sucked up while the filter creates a perfect flow rate. I'm going to watch this for another week before applying a more permanent clean design. I've got some Black pvc sheet, black sand, and black silicon that should be here Friday. Next weekend should be the birth of jelly jar 2.0! I fed the jellyfish some brine shrimp today too, 2 caught a bunch, the third is lazy.
  10. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    How warm do you think the 300 will get the water? It is only a 3 gallon and Moon Jellys need cooler water and very minimal water flow, basically just enough to keep them from dropping to the floor.
  11. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    Oh and 1.1 was removing the tube and suction cupping the air hose to the side. The tube really messed up the flow and the jelly fish kept hanging up on it
  12. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    Sorry for no updates, been crazy busy! Fun fact, Jellys are HARD to keep! Had a really bad crash about a week or so after getting the Jellys into the jar, ended up with 2 shrinking really bad and almost lost one of them. Got the jar back up and the Jellys back to healthy(though 2 are still small). Righ niw the 2 smaller ones are requiring direct feeding with a turkey baster because the water flow isn't ideal and it's got me thinking about Jelly Jar 2.0. My plan is to basically build an AIO by putting a rounded partition in the back and putting black fine sand in the bottom of the display portion. Anybody know of any good low temp low flow power heads? I'm thinking this one https://www.saltwaterfish.com/product-hydor-pico-evolution-mini-pump-200?gclid=EAIaIQobChMImMfC9_zH1QIVUhuBCh2bxgWkEAQYASABEgLjQvD_BwE I'll also put some macro in the back so I'll need to rig a photosynthetic friendly light in the hood
  13. Also want to say the goby is still eating. I know female watchman gobies tend to turn yellow but the other issues are what are making me concerned
  14. Well I think that there may be some issues from adding the corals and the ammonia dying. I've lost my hermit crab in the last couple days, my yellow watchman goby has turned white, and most of my corals aren't opening. The ammonia isn't high but I don't have a full test kit. I've done another water change and still nothing. I'm going to pick up a test kit tomorrow but what sort of meds should I pick up as well to try to bring back the health?
  15. Jelly Jar 2.0 *Down to 1, but it's HUGE*

    So I picked up a couple astrea stars (free.99, my favorite) and 2 cerith snails. They're cleaning up quick too! I'm pleased