Discussion in 'Member Tanks' started by Wrangy, Sep 26, 2017.
Holy cow! That's just not fair!
Welcome to Australian pricing on some things haha BTA's are stupidly expensive here!!
I lost one to an unknown cause but the female is going strong and her colours are getting better every day! My lfs is already onto getting me a replacement too
hahaha lucky mine doesn't ask many questions! She leaves me to my fish purchases and I leave her to her books!! We have a library lol
Yeah, it doesn't get much better than what my lfs can get!
So in true reefer style, I've been keeping some cash aside for general and emergency spending and well two sites were having sales and now I have no backup cash and the following on the way
- 3ft Actinic SB Reef Strip (will take some groovy blues only pics when it comes in)
- 2x MP40WQD (been tossing this upgrade up for a looooonnngggg time and this sale pushed me over the edges lol)
If you ask me, any reef related gear on sale is the reason we keep "emergency funds"
Keen to see your rocking Zoa collection under dem blues!
Well we have some bad news on the reef today!! I've found something that I was never hoping to find again! AEFW This time I'm going scorched earth on these , I'm removing all of the acro's from my tank and leaving it completely empty of acro for 10wks, until I get back from San Diego in Jan! Then It'll be a process of restarting from scratch on the acro collection!
My plans for while the tank is empty of acro is to try and get 2 ~10% water changes a week done for a month or two, a little bit of a rescape, add some live rock to the tank in the sump for some added biological diversity and get a couple of ICP tests done to get my water spot on for when it's time to restart the acro stocking! I'm going to try and avoid buying anything for the tank and save up some cash to do some bigger stock ups when it's ready again and really go hard and heavy!
Dude that sucks!!! Would you mind posting pics of the aefw and the damage for future reference?
aaawwwwwww super sucky! good luck!
Thanks guys and Reefer, I didn't as I couldn't get a decent pic of it to show!
Well it was a sad day on the shallows today! :worried2: After a bit of a kick in the bum from my LFS so I got in there are tore all the acro's out and puttied over any encrusted areas.
The ultimate insult!
And I went on a rescape rampage too! I picked up 2.5kg in small pieces of live rock and a few (3.5kg) nice real reef rock bridging type pieces as well (which are soaking in RO at the moment), I also picked up a Triton ICP test to see whats going on! lol I think I'm going to do three over the next few months to make sure the tank is super acro ready come mid Jan
I have no real idea or inspiration for the scape so suggestions are welcome but this is pre-phase 1 with new live rock added to the tank
On a more positive note though, I'm really loving the sBar actinic led strip from SB Reefs so much so I'm going to get a second one to even the light out but I would highly recommend them!!
That is so sad! I'm sorry!
Thanks It's a tough hobby at times but it's absolutely worth it!!
On the similar positive note as earlier, here's some super quick shots of the tanks under the blues with a proper camera
So saddened to hear of your flatworm troubles, and to see that aquascape so barren!
You'll have this thing flying like a phoenix in short order, once you're all prepped and ready to relaunch.
NOOOOO!! That really sucks. So sorry to hear that for you. Can’t wait to see it come back even better!!
You have some pretty pieces in there. I enjoy the SPS, but I find myself more and more drawn to the LPS. They have the most amazing colors! My faves are Lobos and Acans!
Thanks mate It's a bit sad but the fish are loving all the new hidey holes in the scape so it's a lot of fun watching them! I'm hoping to to avoid any spending till after Christmas so I can get some really groovy pieces and fish in the new year! Knowing me, I'll probably buy another wrasse or two before then haha
Lots of love is going to go into the tank while it's barren so hopefully the phoenix will be quite dramatic haha I'll also be adding a large rock with turtle grass on it in two weeks to really get the biodiversity cranking!!
Yep, was a bit of a hit when I found them again thanks for the support though It'll just be lots of zoa updates now
Cheers man Sps have always been my true passion as they're absolutely fascinating creatures but I can never go past zoa's! Their little pops of colour are the best! I do like to add a piece or two of lps here or there but they're generally pretty high end as they're taking up precious acro room
Yep, our tanks are never big enough, are they!....I love zoos and palys to. In my 120 tank, they just up and disappear overnight. All except for those darn green ones that take the tank over. Go figure. In my smaller tank, they'll grow and do great, then all of the sudden, one colony will start closing up, and before you know it, a few more colonies are following suit. So I do acans now. Besides, as your eyesight starts getting fuzzy, they show up from across the room better.
Nice! Is that a red led on it I see though? I thought it was also 450nm, 435nm or something like that
Never! Especially when you consider fish too!! I know what you mean, I went through a patch where my zoa's did absolutely did nothing! Then, no idea why, they started perking up and doing much better Burger ensures that I can't have acans in the tank though, he loves them haha
Nah, they're the violet leds that look red because of the white balance haha
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