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  1. sapling

    Brown jelly

    thats awesome to hear! I always get nervous about that sort of thing though
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    TSB and Rainford Goby aggression

    just An update about my rainford, it eats like a champ, and it’s tail fin is healing from the nips the tsb put on it It has finally accepted whole pellet instead of crushed pellet, and goes for them pretty quickly once added. It does not accidentally sift it either or sift them but actively targets them and picks them out when added, vs in the tank with the tsb only sifting a few areas ignoring prepared food its belly is no longer concave but streamlined or rounded, which is a huge relief for me. I decided it would be better off permanently separated from the blenny than chance it again
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    Sapling's Nano

    Today just wanted to give a small update so far, Brown diatoms are now appearing in small spots throughout the sand bed and rock, awesome to see some life starting to appear. I am phantom feeding as usual and only topping off the tank with my rodi my court jester goby is eating like a champ, eating whole pellets of hikari extreme seaweed without them needing to be crushed and coaxed to it, hoping I can mix a few marine s in there to help it vary the diet, since it will only eat the one type of pellet currently
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    bubble algae invasion

    To help give you an idea of the severity i realized after posting how hard to see these are due to the light but there is alot for sure, even with weekly thinning, siphoning and scraping them out
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    bubble algae invasion

    from how I understand it with the crabs it's smaller females that are more likely to eat the algae and not go rogue on zoanthids? my issue is I would be ordering them blind via live aquaria.
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    bubble algae invasion

    so everyone, I've mentioned it a couple times now but my 25g has dealt with a bubble algae infestion that has been going on since I started the tank. its even encroached on my montipora and unless I scrape it off often, will displace the coral. I am really bummed in retrospect when I saw 2 bubbles and thought it looked cool. it seems that you can theoretically use a mithrax/emerald crab and hope they eat them for you, but I rather not risk the attacks to my fish or useless mean crab. is the only alternative to physically remove it? I know with freshwater what helped alot with algae was using co2 and liquid co2 supplement for my plants but I dont think thats an option here with Saltwater. any suggestions or tips on the physical removal of a literal plague? it seems my current method isnt very good. anyways thanks for any replies,
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    Brown jelly

    Im sorry to hear it happened! I only have had 1 experience with brown jelly and it was with a tiny 2 polyp purple hammer frag. I saw it had brown jelly all over one polyp after the first day I received it and since it was too small to frag the other polyp, I destroyed it, not willing to chance a disease outbreak anymore than I did. I've read it is a protozoan infection, but theres not much on successful treatments, and I didnt want to experiment in my DT. This happened about a month ago, and my corals, and other euphillia are healthy, no sign of that sudden disease. the way I look at it is the 20 dollar frag isnt worth the lowball >300 dollars of my corals. taking it out of the DT is the correct decision I feel, did any of the brown jelly slough or fall off while you pulled the frag out? if not and you're corals are healthy, I dont believe there will be a problem. did the coral have brown jelly when it was placed in the tank? maybe the disease was a secondary infection that started in your tank, it's been suggested brown jelly overtakes a coral when there is injury or malnutrition and such. Again, I rather avoid the situation all together and I destroyed the coral since I could not frag and place in QT for observing. hopefully someone that had experience about how to treat it successfuly can help you, if you want to treat the duncan.
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    First reef aquascape

    if your happy with it that's what counts! I do feel coral placement wise however, the height might be an issue at the top. will you be keeping corals, and do you know which corals you are interested in keeping?
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    First reef aquascape

    the latest one I think looks a bit disproportional in respect to the tank, a little too tall I think. the idea itself is pretty nice though, and looks like it can look pretty nice once sand is in.
  10. nice! I actually ordered a older housing tide for my fusion 10 to save myself a bit of cash same time you did, I didnt get it from dave though. I was a little bummed because it doesnt use the new mint channels, but honestly for the price I got it, I was very happy overall!
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    First reef aquascape

    I feel like the the hardscape looks really good so far! with the spare rock have you considered breaking into smaller pieces to help fill in the gaps and accent the main stones?
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    Sapling's Nano

    Hello everyone! My Nanobox tide light has come in and it’s on! I decided to use the same settings from my Nanobox duo on the 25 It was funny, we actually had a mishap, the seller forgot to send the power supply in the package and had to send another package with it. I actually received the light yesterday, but the power supply today. Let me tell you I was looking around the house all day yesterday for a power supply I could use on the light because I was so excited! anyways here’s a picture of it currently with the midday lighting! As for the scape I’m still thinking about the left behind the main rock, directly below the overflow as I want to put a smaller rock there to help with more space for coral placement. I feel like it’s starting to look pretty good with that new rock there on top, much more proportioned to the tank’s height!
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    Hitchhiker coral?

    So I've had one originally a long time ago, but now i have several, I assumed they were cup corals, but they aren't speckled like I've seen on melev's reef. maybe this is just a different morph? I've seen them all over now, including on my GSP, and in between my zoanthids, and they mostly come out at night. Should I be worried these are not cup corals or at least benign? I actually thought one of these was an aiptasia for a moment the other day cause there was a larger one behind my LR I saw when i decided to do a night look. I saw the bubble tips however, and never seen an aiptasia like that. anyways a couple pictures I apologize of the quality. I also have an incredibly bad bubble algae problem.
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    TSB and Rainford Goby aggression

    very coincidental, but this past 2 days, I've seen the tail spot blenny become very territorial towards my clown. my clown likes to swim close to the other fish usually, and just follow them swimming idly. Well the blenny, nor my gobies never minded this before and would never act aggressively towards it. But today specifically I saw the blenny act very aggressive towards the clown when it was near it, with open mouth and charging at my clown now. I've seen the clown react by posturing, and circling the blenny, which usually results in my clown doing the seizing thing I believe is submission? it is odd because my clown is the oldest in the tank, and larger than the TSB. I am fairly sure this blenny has become very aggressive this past few weeks because of something, but dont understand why it suddenly has. it makes me a bit upset to see it.
  15. fwiw, I started my actual first SW tank with just an AGA 10g from petco. it wasnt until I moved several months later, I had transferred my entire aquarium into the 25g rimless DIY I made. the biggest things I did for the transfer was like seabass mentioned, using new substrate. otherwise, I just threw everything into tupperware or buckets. the move itself was more stressful than the transfer. as for the lights, I totally understand the desire to want to change lights. if the corals are happy, growing, and you like the color, is it really necessary? Accidents do happen though, and it can really bum someone out, and there is the maintenance costs to using bulbs. If you do decide to get a new light, I'd avoid the retrofit kit, its a bit too much, especially considering you want to change tanks already. if you know the new tank you're wanting to switch to, I'd suggest looking at a light that would be suitable for the tank you're going for than getting something that works for your current tank and now you need another light later. I feel if it would make you in the happy in the end to switch tanks, lights, or both, go for it. Your experience with fishkeeping is whatever you want to make it.
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