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Old 08-04-2012, 03:34 PM   #11
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I had this problem also, I join this site and took the advice of someone and controled the nutrients and the rest is history it didnt happen overnite but less feeding and water changes with ro/di water did. it in two weeks time.
+1 on nutrient control
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Old 08-04-2012, 03:53 PM   #12
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Sounds like the plan. Phosphate is good nitrates were a up a little before my last water change. All other tests were perfect. I have better test kits now so ill be on it. Water quality is everything! I am thinking of dropping if my blue leg hermits and picking up some scarlets. I think there is only 4 left. They killed my red leg hermits too and I have a PILE of shells they can fit. I hear the scarlet reef hermits are a lot less aggressive and I like the look of them. Any comments on the hermits?
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Old 08-04-2012, 04:00 PM   #13
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Sounds like the plan. Phosphate is good nitrates were a up a little before my last water change. All other tests were perfect. I have better test kits now so ill be on it. Water quality is everything! I am thinking of dropping if my blue leg hermits and picking up some scarlets. I think there is only 4 left. They killed my red leg hermits too and I have a PILE of shells they can fit. I hear the scarlet reef hermits are a lot less aggressive and I like the look of them. Any comments on the hermits?
Personally i dont use hermits i do have a few but theyv been in there for years get nutrients under control and youll be good to go do you use chaeto?
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Yea I have a half gallon homemade HOB refugium will a chaeto ball in it. I like the little hermits though. I thought about maybe an emerald crab but they may turn on a coral. I like the little hermits they're good little scavengers. Might just get a couple of the scarlet hermits
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Yea I have a half gallon homemade HOB refugium will a chaeto ball in it. I like the little hermits though. I thought about maybe an emerald crab but they may turn on a coral. I like the little hermits they're good little scavengers. Might just get a couple of the scarlet hermits
I had an emerald once i witnessed it catching a sleeper goby it didn eat it but destroyed it gills and mouth the goby couldn eat it starved after about 2 weeks the emerald was size of half dollar size of dime when i got it i stay away from crabs myself for cleaners i have serpent star and 25 tongan nassarius snails couple turbos
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I had an emerald once i witnessed it catching a sleeper goby it didn eat it but destroyed it gills and mouth the goby couldn eat it starved after about 2 weeks the emerald was size of half dollar size of dime when i got it i stay away from crabs myself for cleaners i have serpent star and 25 tongan nassarius snails couple turbos
And good waterflow very important
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Not very big but it gas copepods all it. They hop into the tank every now and again. Ill see one slide down.LOL.

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Actually been thinking about making a bigger one. A lot longer and ill just remove my HOB filter. I gave a 92 gph submersible pump that I think will do great. Would it be better to have a bigger fuge with more chaeto and LR rubble in it than the little half gallon that I have and a penguin 200 HOB filter with carbon cartridges?
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Actually been thinking about making a bigger one. A lot longer and ill just remove my HOB filter. I gave a 92 gph submersible pump that I think will do great. Would it be better to have a bigger fuge with more chaeto and LR rubble in it than the little half gallon that I have and a penguin 200 HOB filter with carbon cartridges?
I have a 10g fuge on my 55g im setting up a 150g that one will have a 30g fuge 24 hour lighting also helps
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I have a 10g fuge on my 55g im setting up a 150g that one will have a 30g fuge 24 hour lighting also helps
You said your phosphates are 0? When you have algae the algae binds up the phosphates which is why youd get a zero reading in the water column
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