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- Jun 29, 2012
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Wow, I never thought of that, You are a GeniousYes it seems that based on what you have found out they eat just about anything you feed them ... have you tried feeding them Blackworms yet
Albert. I have a 15g tank which I am trying to grow SPS. I have had very little success with their coloration and overall health. I do see polyp extension and they do appear to be coloring up slowly as well as growing new branches. HOwever, much to my regret I found out I was using too much GFO, the frags also came in stressed from shipping and a dip a few days later in Seachem Reef Dip did not help the situation. Since then I have had LFS acro frags brown out. I have removed my gfo and have only chaeto in the display, I have only 1 fish, a PJ Cardinalas he starved out 2 blue eyed cardinals that were his tank mates. Should I add more fish to dirty up my water? I have very little algae growth on the glass which for me seems very odd. Thanks
I would not add more fish for now but to give you a better answer it would help to know what your NO3 and PO4 levels are right now ...
Removing the GFO will get PO4 to go up as when you add food to the tank as a by product of the fish evacuating food and coral and fish slime will raise the levels of both ... Also how old is this tank if I may ask ?
The corals may come back as long as there is no tissue loss ... bleaching happens but as you are now letting nutrients build up you should see them regain some color especially if you have some good lights over the tank ...
Let me have some more info will you ... TKS
The tank has been running since November of last year. I have no detectable PO4 or NO3 (salifert po4, salifert and api nitrate). I have a 4x24" T5HO fixture with ATI Bulbs. 3 Blue+ 1 Coral+. I have increased the actinic duration 2x blue on for 9 hours while I have been slowly increasing the Daylight (1 Blue+ 1 Coral+1) from 2 hours adding increments of 15 min every few days.
Thanks Albert. I have noticed more sponge growth in my rock as well as better color from one of my SPS which has been flourishing notwithstanding my acro problems. I have also noticed a darkening of my aussie war coral which has had some bleaching.
Albert, thank you. I just purchased your book and can't wait to read it. I forgot to mention that I've seen increased pod activity since removing the GFO, notably they are walking on the rocks sand and on my zoas during the day. However, I see them most often on the inside of my mag float.
Thanks I noticed the email. Sent you the address. As far as the pods are concerned they are very small and I do not believe I could photograph them successfully. They are long cylindrical with two "hairs" on the rear end. I do not see my single PJ cardinal trying to eat them. Looking at the tank right now with the daylights I don't see any of them, perhaps I've only noticed them shortly after lights on and on my magfloat. I do not think they are harming anything.
For those who have already ordered my new Book Nano-Reef Aquariums ... the first actual Newsletter will come out in about 10 or so days and will be emailed to you as long as I have your email address. If you ordered and I do not have it then I cannot send it to you. If you paid via Paypal ... I do have it however and no need to send it to me. If you paid in a different manner, email me at [email protected] with your full name included in the message so I can match the email up to your name. THANKS
Books still available at the LOW price for a few days : NanoReefAquariumsOrdering
Albert: I see you are still offering the LOW($30) price. That is awesome!! How much longer will the book be $30??
Thanks again. cant wait to get my copy and start reading!