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Old 10-29-2014, 09:07 PM   #31
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So I have decided to clean the rock off with a PWC this weekend. I'm going to drain my normal amount of water out of the tank into a tote and scrub the crap out of the rock and rebuild the aquascape.

The snails, reduced lighting and water changes are not working as quickly as I would like. I figure I can clean a lot of the crud off the rock and rinse it really well in sw before rebuilding the structure. I've done this before in another system with good results.

I'll take some pics during the process.

I have a feeling my skimmer is going to go nuts when I stir all this mess up.

On a good note I'm starting to see coraline developing on some of the rocks.
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Old 10-31-2014, 08:41 AM   #32
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Following along Ziggy. I am doing a 40B rebuild from freshwater to saltwater.


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Old 10-31-2014, 06:34 PM   #33
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So I decided to order additional snails today from Reefcleaners.org. I got the quick crew 40 Breeder

42 Dwarf Ceriths - small cleaners that get to the nooks and crannies. Feed on diatoms, cyano, algal detritus, and film algae. Nocturnal cleaners that leave the sandbed at night to search for food.

15 Nassarius - scavengers that will eat leftover food and some fish waste. They will stir sand, but can also be kept in bare bottom tanks.

20 Florida Ceriths - small cleaners that get to the nooks and crannies. Feed on fine hair algae, diatoms, cyano, algal detritus, and film algae. Nocturnal cleaners that leave the sandbed at night to search for food.

20 Nerites - We are currently offering the longer lived and quite hardy Antillean Nerite. (Nerita fulgurans). It grows to a nice size,and consumes a good deal of diatoms, cyano, algal detritus, and film algae. It will also consume some fine hair algae. A nocturnal herbivore that will feed more often at night, they tend to need some time to adjust to the limitations of the aquarium during their first week.

Probably overkill but we will see. I know not all of them will survive the trip nor will they all survive over the next few months.
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That's a lot a snails my friend . They have a job to do though! Let me know how it goes


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[QUOTE=bribo12;3079645]That's a lot a snails my friend . They have a job to do though! Let me know how it goes


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Yes it is a lot of snails. Want some of them?
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So I removed all the rock from the tank today and scrubbed the crap out of it. I also completely changed the layout of my aquascape.

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On a fresher note....here are a few shots of the 54 Corner planter.



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I like the new rockscape! That planted tank is very nice too!
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Yes it is a lot of snails. Want some of them?

I'll buy some nassarius and nerites off ya


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