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Old 03-19-2011, 03:31 PM   #121
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Thanks Carey. We did break up some of the larger rock, that's what is on the bottom. The problem is the largest one in the center is the best looking and has 5-6 frags that came on it. They were open, but have closed up for now. I am trying to give them the best position in the tank and don't want to chance damaging them by breaking that rock. There is room to swim in front of the rock and above it, as well as LOTS of caves and hiding places! I like how you have your rock, but isn't there a chance it could fall? Thanks, Julie.
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Old 03-19-2011, 04:37 PM   #122
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I certainly hope it won't fall. lol I tried to brace as much as i could I even did the wiggle \test with them and they seem solid.

I also got a huge colony of dying palythoas on a piece of large rock, I didn't break that one cause I'm trying to save them. They look 1000% better already.
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Old 03-20-2011, 07:27 PM   #123
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Do you have an overflow? Just make sure they can't get into your filter. I have small semi-picassos and both have taken a closeup tour of my plumbing. I added fiberglass screen and they can't get in now
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:02 PM   #124
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I'm just running a regular tank, no overflow or sump. I will be watching them like a hawk you can bet on that! LOL
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:14 PM   #125
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I looked in the tank and didn't see one an started to freak out. Finally looked in the overflow and he was stuck to the intake strainer. Not fun!

The very next night, the other did the same thing! My heart couldn't take much more. I had to flush them down the drain pipe into the sump and fish them out.

They're absolutely fine and cannot go exploring anymore, though they still go over there. I think they are just adrenaline junkies
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Old 03-20-2011, 09:33 PM   #126
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I'll have to keep an eye on my HOB and my HOB skimmer. Now I have that and the powerheads to worry about. I'm so afraid they will be tossed violently into the rocks.
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I feel like a kid at Christmas! It's only about 13 hours til I can pick them up. I've re-arranged the rock in my tank a dozen times and I'm still not happy with it. :-( I want the babies to go into a perfect tank. I'm trying to get any sharp edges away from the water flow in case they get tossed around.
So much preparing for 2 little fish. i know I sound psycho and obsessed but this hobby has turned into an obsession.
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Carey, the time is getting closer! I hadn't thought about sharp edges...planning to rearrange rock again after work today. I think my problem is getting 35 lbs of rock into a 14x30 arc...here is yesterday's attempt...open to suggestions, Julie.
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Hi Julie.

is the large rock on the left the one with some frags? Are the frags on a frag mount cause you can break them off if they are glued I hear. But anyway, maybe that larger rock can be turned upside down or sideways? Or maybe angled upwards, you have plenty of space above your formation.
I just re did my rock yesterday and I'm not happy with the larger rock on the right. I'd love to break it but no guarantee on how it will break up. I'm gonna re do the rock one more time. LOL It's almost time to pick up my babies!

I'm glad I can make this journey with others. Its' so much more fun!
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I like the set up just like it is! Dont drive yourself crazy!!! Do t forget: they survive in the wild just fine, and mother earth is way rougher with them than you could ever be
They'll be fine!!!!
Good luck and keep me updated!!!
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