Clean up crew

Discussion in 'Inverts' started by Peredhil, Oct 2, 2008.

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  1. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    You are right! Here you go. Spick and Span


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    Took these last night.
     
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  3. naperenterprise

    naperenterprise Astrea Snail

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    That was like a Reef Cleaners comercial If I ever saw one... someone needs to tell them so Peredhil can get some free stuff from them.
     
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  4. sventhemac

    sventhemac Astrea Snail

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    Cool deal. Looks great.!
     
  5. johnmaloney

    johnmaloney 3reef Sponsor

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    Oh, just caught the last update. Nice looking tank under there after all. :)

    How far was I off on the Oct. 31ts guess?
     
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  6. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    There was very little left on the glass, so I cleaned that with the Mag-Float 10/27 I think it was. It was something like 11/4 that the CuC had caught up on the rock and substrate.

    Had a little big of green hair come up so I added an emerald crab mid November some time and that was quickly taken care of.

    I felt it was time to add a fish so that I could add to the bio load to keep the CuC busy. So I added a Royal Gramma last Friday.
     
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  7. jakeh24

    jakeh24 Pajama Cardinal

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    Wow! amazing difference. How much was the package?
     
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  9. Matt Rogers

    Matt Rogers Kingfish Staff Member

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    INCREDIBLE! :eek:

    Any water changes? New lights? Stuff like that?
     
  10. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn The Dude

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    Very nice. Very, very nice. Good thread dude. That was a pleasure to watch. I bet you are stoked. K+ for good choices.
     
  11. Peredhil

    Peredhil Giant Squid

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    I think it was 80 bucks or so. Several of the critters had to be overnighted. That price includes shipping.

    I did my first water change at the end of October. In hindsight, I should have waited, but it ended up OK.

    I added SunDial lights about halfway through, but only ran the actinics until I got to the point where I cleaned the glass. I then started running the 10k's for a few hours and have built up the time. That's also when the hair started showing up, so I added the emerald crab. That took care of that!

    I'm adding a skimmer after Christmas. (I hope to be getting one for Christmas).

    I now have red tube worms showing up and growing like crazy!!! Awesome.

    Thanks so much for the good words everyone! Patience has been key. I almost broke my rule and got a scooter blenny as a splurge. But go slow won out.

    Now i'm trying to decide what fish I want after my skimmer settles in! And I have to decide on a first coral ever! I am VERY stoked about that. I still don't have any. Trying to not do anything to fast.

    As soon as reefcleaners gets in some more Fire Fern, I'm going to add one of those. I have a perfect spot for it.

    Tank has been very stable so far and my nitrates have remained at zero for about 5 or 6 weeks now. Phosphates at .5 and holding.


    There is one thing that I can't seem to figure out. I can not keep more than one shrimp. One peppermint died and I saw it. One peppermint just vanished 3 days ago (still hoping he might show up) and my skunk disappeared two weeks ago. Completely vanished. There's not much in the way of hiding spots since I can get all around the tank... so I fear the worste for it... but I guess CuC ate the body very quickly. I do a head count every day. Bummer.

    And my good choices? That's because I listen to my friends on 3reef and read their threads ;D
     
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  12. 10acrewoods

    10acrewoods Fire Goby

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    Great thread. This is forums at there best. I really enjoy seening stories like this I just with more people would document there common occurances. Sometimes seeing someone deal with a problem can lead to more being learned about the problem. I like that you didn't mess with the tank all that much either. Hats off to you.