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Old 08-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #331
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Yup... It looked so good in the store, but never opened back up again... Shriveled up to almost nothing... Must have been to early for that specific coral... Live and learn. Hopefully the tank is a bit more stable now.
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Yup... It looked so good in the store, but never opened back up again... Shriveled up to almost nothing... Must have been to early for that specific coral... Live and learn. Hopefully the tank is a bit more stable now.
I bought 4 polyps of the krypto candy cane myself. One has completely receded and another is showing tissue recession as well but I just upgraded my light and they seem to be doing better. I'm still expecting to kill it though

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Been doing some reading and found some sources say no more than 5... Hmmm... I haven't really vacuumed anything from the sand or rocks, and I have yet to clean the powerhead. I'm sure once I implement that in to my cleaning routine I might see some lower numbers. Reason being, I'm starting to see some hair algae, so I'd like to get trates down as low as possible. I've also been thinking of incorporating some kind of red macro algae in to the scape to hopefully suck up some of the excess nutrients.
At about the two month mark I had some hair algae show up in my tank. A little in my refugium and some in my overflow but it seemed like that was jut part of a cycle my tank went through. It was gone as soon as it appeared despite me not doing anything special to get rid of it. Some turf algae did the exact same thing.
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Thanks Mebbid. I guess as long as there is green tissue and it puffs up, I'll still have a little hope.

On another note...

The most active member of my CUC seems to be dying... My margarita snail. He keeps falling off the glass and sometimes just sits in the sand with out moving for hours... He used to be all over the tank all day and night... I'm reading that they're actually a cold water species and won't last long at temps around 78... Anybody with experience on this subject? Such a shame... He really was an algae eating machine!
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I used them in my original setup. It's true that they like cooler water and don't last long. Did do a great job. I moved on to nar snails. I had others but all died off from pyramid snails.
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I used them in my original setup. It's true that they like cooler water and don't last long. Did do a great job. I moved on to nar snails. I had others but all died off from pyramid snails.
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Nerite and nassarius snails. Silly phone.
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Nerite and nassarius snails. Silly phone.
Haha, I do have a nerite, he's always busy but doesn't make noticeable difference like the margarita. What about Astraeas, should I get more of those or nerites? I think my Nassarius ditched the tank and fell behind my dresser...
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I've had pretty much every snail possible with success.
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Cool. Thanks, hank!
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Oh, on a positive note, some of the fire and ice zoas have opened already after being fragged!
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