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Old 04-26-2012, 01:49 AM   #401
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Just purchased the Caulerpa Sampler, Red Sampler, and Chaeto from here:

http://live-plants.com/

Based on this review:

http://www.nano-reef.com/forums/inde...owtopic=280504
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Old 04-26-2012, 05:28 AM   #402
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Wow that's a cool site. I just cut off some pretty algae that was strangling some of my corals. I think I got enough of it rubber banded to a separate frag rock so I can control where it grows. Can't wait to see yours in tank.
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Old 04-26-2012, 11:14 AM   #403
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Thanks - I'm not sure how big the stuff will be but I figure, as long as my readings are consistent, the tank is cycled, so I'll put chaeto in the fuge of BC29, and then put some macro in the frag tank / qt / angler tank and use what I need to scape the BC.
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How is the little guy doing..
He eat that chromis yet?
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:19 PM   #405
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Chromis is still kicking, but the angler seems to be doing fine. I've continued to feed brine shrimp every other day to every third day. Each time I watch him eat 4-7 before I walk away. He hangs out all over the place, hides all the time, and swims once in a while.

I just checked my BC again today and the parameters are Ammo: 0, Trite: 0, and Nitrate... is 40ppm. This is the only part of the cycle that is concerning me.

I've never heard of a drop in Nitrates before. The trates were off the chart for days and then all of a sudden I fixed my return pump flow and the very next day they drop from 160+ppm to 40ppm?

The decomposing shrimp goo has been in the whole time, so I'm sure there is a source of ammo in the tank. I'm going to remove it today, do a pwc, and wait till tomorrow to check the levels again.

IF they look good, ie 0,0, <10, I will add my chromis to the BC29 and monitor the levels with him in there. I will also start doing the normal lighting cycle for the tank, and add the chemipure and purigen to the media rack during this time. Next week I will be getting the macro, so depending on the levels, I will start to scape the tank and start the refugium as well.

If all goes well, possibly the end of next week, I will start the transfer of the angler, and possibly even some corals, again based on the levels.

I'll post a video I took of the little guy two days ago.
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Here's a short (1) minute video. It's kinda boring (even the angler is yawning), but it shows the real behavior. Take a look.

Angler yawn, prepare, and swim - YouTube
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:57 PM   #407
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Do I just removed the nylon with the decomposing shrimp surrounded by a god-awful goo, and quite honestly, I have a VERY strong stomach when it comes to stuff, and I nearly puked in my mouth twice. That was the worst smell, I have ever smelled in my life. I also removed the 750 PH that was in the tank, since I won't be replacing it... It didn't smell

I relocated the nozzle on the return and I'm getting a much better flow pattern in the tank now, so I'm quite pleased with that.

Here is a FTS:
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Do I just removed the nylon with the decomposing shrimp surrounded by a god-awful goo, and quite honestly, I have a VERY strong stomach when it comes to stuff, and I nearly puked in my mouth twice. That was the worst smell, I have ever smelled in my life. I also removed the 750 PH that was in the tank, since I won't be replacing it... It didn't smell

I relocated the nozzle on the return and I'm getting a much better flow pattern in the tank now, so I'm quite pleased with that.

Here is a FTS:
That looks really good. I'm not even going to try to imagine what that shrimp smelled like!
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I took a dead nassarius snail out of my sisters tank once so I feel your pain. I have had 2 kids and never had a problem with smells until I smelled that.

The tank is looking really good! So you are doing corals and macro in the tank?
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That is the main reason that I used ammonia cycling the second tank....LOL!
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