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Old 01-13-2018, 10:58 AM   #3721
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That was going to be my next move
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:32 PM   #3722
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I took a small clean piece of rock about the size of a golf ball and tied a bit of fishing line on it. I pack all the holes with mastic then hang it in the tank. The advantage is that far more fish can pick at it at once. They also seem to like picking at the rock.
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Old 01-14-2018, 03:41 PM   #3723
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I took a small clean piece of rock about the size of a golf ball and tied a bit of fishing line on it. I pack all the holes with mastic then hang it in the tank. The advantage is that far more fish can pick at it at once. They also seem to like picking at the rock.


I have a lot of connection with fishing line ,... that sounds like a great idea !
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:25 PM   #3724
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A little update ,... I just ordered a neon green hammer coral ( again ) ,..these have always been my nemesis for one reason or another but I am bound and determined to get this right too,..I think about the longest Iíve managed to keep one of these suckers has been about a year and a half before going nuts up ,... Iím going to place this one on the sand bed this time instead of a little higher up on the water column which I always seem to do in the past .
Greg got me thinking about water flow and pumps again because I always have had one problem area which seems to be isolated flow wise from the rest of the tank ,... this little area seems to develop a little cyno and has always bugged me ,.... I decided to follow Gregís lead and just ordered a maxspect xf230 gyre powerhead for the left side of the tank in high hopes that itíll generate the needed flow to this section , I have the mp40 on the right side already so maybe between the two theyíll generate some interesting flow patterns .
Otherwise besides greg costing me more $$$ lol ,everything seem to be great in the tank !!!
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Old 01-17-2018, 04:40 PM   #3725
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ROFL...itís my fault!
Okay...whatever works.

Just got my Gyres setup. Read the manual first as it isnít as straight forward as you can imagine. These things run forwards and reverse. They are crazy strong, so throttle it back at first.
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Old 01-18-2018, 09:33 AM   #3726
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Well dary I've had my green neon hammer for 8 years if the one you ordered don't pan out shoot me a pm I'll send you a nice frag from it Click image for larger version

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Old 01-18-2018, 04:20 PM   #3727
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Well dary I've had my green neon hammer for 8 years if the one you ordered don't pan out shoot me a pm I'll send you a nice frag from it Attachment 306368


Wow !!! 8 years !! ,....Iím impressed ,...nice looking tank ( gotta love those montiís ) I just got in from my lfs and bought myself a flame angel to slowly add my little growing colony of critters , hopefully the other critters wonít pick on him too bad !! Fingers crossed !!
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Old 01-19-2018, 05:34 PM   #3728
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The powder blue tang went after the newly introduced flame angel yesterday but today seemingly all hostilities have subsided ,...I added a tiny little blue hippo tang about an inch long and a small squirrel fish this afternoon too,... thereís been no hostilities towards either of them at all , in fact the flame angel and the squirrel fish have kind of adopted one another and seem to hang out together .
My new maxspect gyre powerheads was placed into the tank today and has really produced a much need current flow in the area that I had hoped for .
The hammer coral that I had ordered from live aquaria was sitting inside my gate when I arrived home and is now sitting on the tankís sand bed and has started to open up.
Lots going on tank wise over here the last couple of days but with high hopes and crossed fingers all will go well.
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Dary's tank!

Lots of changes all at once. Hope all goes well. This isnít your first rodeo, so it will be fine.

If you want circulation, these Gyres kick butt. I will be interested as to their life span.

I had a flame for almost 15 years, when he died I replaced him with a smaller one. The reef inhabitants killed him in 48 hours. So that sent me a message.

Itís like long nose hawk fish. I absolutely love them, but Iíve had three jail break my aquarium to die on the floor even though I keep a mesh top on. I get it, no more hawk fish for me.
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Lots of changes all at once. Hope all goes well. This isnít your first rodeo, so it will be fine.

If you want circulation, these Gyres kick butt. I will be interested as to their life span.

I had a flame for almost 15 years, when he died I replaced him with a smaller one. The reef inhabitants killed him in 48 hours. So that sent me a message.

Itís like long nose hawk fish. I absolutely love them, but Iíve had three jail break my aquarium to die on the floor even though I keep a mesh top on. I get it, no more hawk fish for me.
re. the flame angel, that's so weird! you'd think in a setup as big as yours that one small fish would go basically unnoticed,...BUT,.who knows what social pecking order goes on in their underwater world.
re.the hawkfish and jumpers. i think we all have lost a fish or two to jumping, that's kinda weird too, you just wonder how many fish you've actually prevented from finding on the floor by using egg crate or a mesh top ?
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