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Old 11-11-2012, 12:02 PM   #11
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See if you can get your hands in some mysis shrimp as your blenny was probably trained in the lfs to eat them. If so, your blenny should be ok as well.
Its generally the opposite, most dragonetts are not trained to eat frozen at the store, but a small amount are. Hopefully your blenny does.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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Ya most aren't trained at all. That's why ORA mandarins and dragonets are so expensive: they're difficult to train.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:16 PM   #13
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I can only go by the 4 lfs that all feed their blennies mysis. Or I would have never known and munr would be dead by now
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:30 PM   #14
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Well it may be that your talking about a BLENNY. Scooters aren't blennys. They're dragonets. I'm just pointing out to the op that most aren't trained. The op wants what is best for their fish and a bigger more established tank would be better even if it is trained. Sometimes the trained ones just stop eating frozen.
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Never change a filter pad. Never! Haha it may look super gross, but its full of beneficial bacteria and without that bacteria your tank will have to re-cycle. Take my word for it and dont change the pads. (i hope thats what you were talking about) lol

First time I have ever heard to NEVER change a filter....


Also Alot of those cheap filter pads have junk carbon in them that will sometimes leach phosphates. Just a lil fyi from my experience. I took my HOB filter off and added a sponge in my sump in the baffles and use filter pad material on top. I change that every few days when it gets gross. that way my BB stays in the sponge and the gross stuff is changed out when I switch the filter padding
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:00 PM   #16
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This is my HOB filter cartridge, I haven't changed it it 3 months since when it will cause a mini cycle if I do. Now it looks gross, but I rinse it out in once a week under my sink faucet.

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Old 11-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #17
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I actually replace mine about once a month. I never seen an ill affects from rinsing them off in the sink.
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Well so far so good. I have not changed the filter and I have done a pwc so my levels look good. My skimmer should be here on Wednesday so I'll keep you posted. I added a few new live rocks.
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It really depends on the amount of surface available in the tank. If you have a decent amount of LR and sand its fine. This is just for tanks that dont have alot of bio filtration.
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They are eclipse carbon filters. I'm sure I need to change them so it can filter all the bad stuff. The Bio wheel I won't change.
So if I do daily water changes I may be OK?
I removed my bio wheel, that thing is a nitrate factory!!! I recommend pulling it out. It's great for FW not good for SW.
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