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Old 01-29-2014, 08:19 PM   #11
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ID:	219603 found 5 or so of these anemone like creatures today. Definately were hidig out somewhere because they weren't there yesterday.
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Old 01-29-2014, 08:24 PM   #12
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Added 2 cups of phosban on te left side of the skimmer to help with the phosphates and silicates
Use nylon pantyhose feet for bags!
I've read it's ok to use and it's all I had on hand. Well see how this goes
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Old 01-29-2014, 09:03 PM   #13
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And removed ceramic media from under return pump. Every forum I've read about these tanks says it's just a horrible detritus trap And I agree just from the amount of junk already accumulated under it
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Lots of hitch hikers! I'm not positive but I don't think you want to leave those in there!
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Old 01-30-2014, 10:45 AM   #15
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found 5 or so of these anemone like creatures today. Definately were hidig out somewhere bc try weren't there yesterday.
Aiptasia. pest anemone. Start killing those now before they become uncontrollable. Kalk paste, lemon juice, joes juice, aiptasia x. Either of those should work. I prefer kalk paste and lemon juice myself.
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The diatoms are getting kinda crazy there are bubbles coming off the areas covered in the brown diatom algea. I've experienced diatoms on my FW tanks before. So I'm assuming that's what this is Also can I cycle and keep rock from the ocean in there? I live right next to a beach and have easy access to tons of dead rock
First, do not use anything found on the beach. No telling what contaminates are on it.

Second, are you using an ammonia source to cycle? Are you testing your water parameters?

The mushroom should be fine. They are fairly hardy.

As said put all your rock in now.

Glad to see you are taking it slow.
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Use a small medicine dropper and mixed a teaspoon of lemon juice into one cup of my seawater. Squirted it directly into its ...."face/mouth/butt" and it has shriveled and turned brown. Looks pretty dead. I have no fish can I leave it to decay as a ammonia source?


Also. Should I add lemon juice to the water. The BIG one moved overnight and icant locate it. I've got a ton of hidy holes in my rock. At what point can I move in a shrimp (water parameter wise/cycle ). I've read peppermint shrimp can feed on these guys
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What's a good "generally friendly" invert that can feed on diatoms?
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What's a good "generally friendly" invert that can feed on diatoms?
They will go away on their own once they are done consuming their food source.
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Use a small medicine dropper and mixed a teaspoon of lemon juice into one cup of my seawater. Squirted it directly into its ...."face/mouth/butt" and it has shriveled and turned brown. Looks pretty dead. I have no fish can I leave it to decay as a ammonia source? Also. Should I add lemon juice to the water. The BIG one moved overnight and icant locate it. I've got a ton of hidy holes in my rock. At what point can I move in a shrimp (water parameter wise/cycle ). I've read peppermint shrimp can feed on these guys
Don't add lemon juice to the water. Also don't dilute it with tank water. You need it concentrated when squirting. Keep squirting it till it dissolved away. Any trace. It left will grow into a new one. Also make sure all or most of your flow/powerheads are off while doing this.
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