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Old 07-08-2005, 10:53 PM   #1
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My tank is still a mystery....

We've been at this since December and still it continues to baffle me. I have a bunch of different questions. Anyone feel free to jump in with advice if you see something you know

1. Something appears to vomit (for a better word) out of my live rock very frequently. It happens at all different places in the live rock.

2. Can a powerhead suddenly become more powerful? We've had the same 3 powerheads for 8 months now. Suddenly my Coral Beauty got herself wrapped around the intake area for the first time the other day. We unplugged it and she swam away. The next day a chocolate chip star did the same thing. This morning I came down and the Coral Beauty was again wrapped around it. I unplugged it and she attempt to right herself but couldn't. She sunk to the bottom and disappeared. I haven't seen her since and I am sure she has passed.

3. It appears as if something is wrapping my liverock in LONG hair. I see them sporadically wrapped around the rock. What is this?

4. How long does Chemi Clean last? I put two bags in about 3 months ago and the tank looked great. I have it in my canister filter with live rock rubble and a phosphate pad. Everything is actually packed in there very tight. The tank is starting to look crappy again with some red hair algae or cyno blooming in the front. Do I need to replace the Chemi clean already? I have a full cleaning crew but no one seems remotely interested in the stuff.

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Old 07-08-2005, 10:58 PM   #2
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1 sounds like vermid snails

2 Not sure.

3 spaghetti worms

4 Never used chemi clean so I can't comment on that.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:07 PM   #3
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chemi clean needs to be replaced about every 2-3 months, acts like carbon, but just lasts a lot longer, should probably change yours


as far as the powerhead, put a prefilter sponge over it to protect your animals, or replace them with external pumps or something like that, my only ideas,
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:10 PM   #4
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oops, my mistake, did you mean chemi clean, or chemi pure, theres a difference , chemi pure is like carbon stuff, chemi clean is used to get rid of cyano bacteria
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:32 PM   #5
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Wow, I said chemi clean, but now I'm thinking it was chemi pure. Hmmm. It was black like carbon and came in a net bag which was inside a plastic bottle. I think it was chemi pure. Maybe I need chemi clean now.

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http://jeffries.smugmug.com/gallery/646323/1/27643891

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Old 07-08-2005, 11:36 PM   #6
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as fluff said, spagetti worms, which are beneficial to a tank, i have two myself.
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Old 07-08-2005, 11:44 PM   #7
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What is vermid snails? I can't find anything on them on this site or on google.

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1. Do you have any mantis shrimp? They will drill in the rock and you will se stuff come out from time to time.

2. Prefilters are a must. I use These
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How do you hold the prefilter on the powerhead? How could I have not known? I could kick myself. My coral beauty is my favorite fish. I am so upset!

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I'm pretty sure I don't have a mantis. I had one and caught it a few months back. I heard it snapping. Now I just have the pistol.

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