03-26-2012, 03:14 PM
Gotcha... glad to hear they haven't done anything to your coral yet... funny how things differ from tank to tank and fish to fish since I've read a couple times of clowns destroying frogspawn and hammerhead regularly but mine don't even look at it to host in haha and your bubble does fine lol
Anyways congrats on the tank!! It looks fantastic
55g Long --> After 18mo of doing well the tank crashed during moving. Most likely cause: Flatworm Die-off... won't start another until after moving... Likely not until late 2013
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"You miss 100% of shots you don't take" -- Wayne Gretzky
03-26-2012, 03:28 PM
I hear ya. I'm still withholding final judgement, they are not full sized yet nor breeding - I think both of those things may influence how rough clowns are on their coral.
One thing for sure - if you like coraline don't get an urchin...he sure goes thru a lot! I like him tho, and he's almost always visible. I'd like to get a breeding pair of banggai and see if the fry hang out around it, lol.
03-26-2012, 04:38 PM
03-26-2012, 05:50 PM
Its a sun coral, and its not open in the picture. They seem to be less forgiving of being moved and relocated than the other coral are. Very unhappy fellow.
03-26-2012, 09:58 PM
Cat Fish lady, just a note about those Sun Corals, they are not for beginners. They are a non-photosynthetic coral and must be fed. They generally require a good bit of work to keep them healthy.
Tank looks great shea
06-24-2012, 12:07 AM
Just an Update...
Thought I'd post a wee update, seems due and I just installed my new used MP40 ES. I like that the tank has less hardware in it now - one powerhead in place of 4 - but not convinced that one powerhead can be placed to eliminate all dead spots.
A couple new frags in there...I picked up a green slimer (thats what he called it), a bit of scroll with some orange zoas...due to pick up a red monti frag on Tuesday.
Also, a new fish. I picked up a purple firefish, to replace the dwarf angel that died a while back. Stocking now consists of a pair of clowns, a neon goby, a banggai cardinalfish, and the firefish.
Curiously, I lost my two cleaner shrimp within a week of each other, but my blood red is fine. Actually, he's happier without the competition around. I'm guessing they just died of old age, from what I can gather they only live around 4 yrs at best anyway.
Running carbon, chemi-pure elite, and a sponge in the HOB. Calcium is the only thing that I can't get 100% stable yet - dosing by hand is imprecise, so I have a variance from week to week of 20-40, which I don't think is really that big a deal, more of an annoyance.
Ok, thats it for tank summary, here's the fts...
06-24-2012, 12:17 AM
Note that the bubble and sun coral are still not happy with me for mucking about with the flow...
06-24-2012, 12:20 AM
06-24-2012, 12:21 AM
06-24-2012, 12:35 AM
tanks looking good. Corals are looking healthy bud!
Used to try and keep track of my fish here.....
Ran out of room and time!!!
Instead I'll tell you the best piece of fishkeeping equipment ever....... Algae Scrubber :)