Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Saltwater and Reef > Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:55 PM   #1
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: edmonton
Posts: 685
The powerhead chronicles

I am completely devastated. I came home from work today to discover my powerhead was eating my sebae anemone. I have had this anemone for a year and some now and it has grown from a baseball sized bleached white nothing to a beatiful tan colored monster that was about 12-13 inches across. I am very sad at this as is my maroon clown
__________________

__________________
Edmonton Eskimo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 09:14 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 617
Sorry to hear that. I had a similar experience but the anemone recovered fine. Maybe yours will recover. I've since put foam covers over my PH's.
__________________

__________________
Gatorfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 09:56 AM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
Also, don't relay on suction cups to hold your PH's in place. They will fail. You can easily make brackets or even buy them now to hold your PH's in place when the suction cops fail.
__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 10:07 AM   #4
Aquarium Advice FINatic
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Gainesville, FL
Posts: 617
Yeah, mine are always falling off. How do you make the brackets? Or where do you buy them?
__________________
Gatorfreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 11:30 AM   #5
Aquarium Advice Freak
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Pensacola
Posts: 483
just take a little bit of silicon and put it into the suction cups, and then press onto glass... the silicon will cure and stick it to the tank and it can be easily cut off.
__________________
75g w/ 30g sump, 160# LR, 60# sand: Inverts =18 turbos, 30 nassirus's, 40 blue leg's, 5 emeralds, 1 CBS, 1 skunk cleaner, 1 brown gulf shrimp? and various other LR hitch hikers yet un discovered or un-ID'ed
Fish=1 yellow tang, 1 yellow headed jawfish, 1 pink/blue shrimpgoby, 2 perc clowns.
Future fish = 1 sixline, 1 lawnmower blenny
mykpoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 12:07 PM   #6
AA Team Emeritus
 
Devilishturtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Frederick, Maryland
Posts: 8,544
Send a message via Yahoo to Devilishturtles
Sorry to hear about your anemone... I had one get sucked up in my powerhead as it was cruising the tank for a new home.
__________________
-Lindsay

Live in the Western MD/West Virginia/DC Metro Area?
Join our very active regional forum Here

Like the advice someone just gave you? Add to their reputation! Click on the balance icon underneath their username and let them know.
Devilishturtles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-18-2005, 12:44 PM   #7
Moderator Emeritus
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Indiana USA
Posts: 2,694
You can buy thin acrylic at Home Depot. Cut it in strips and heat it with a lighter to bend it.

It will depend on what PH you use but there are many ways to do it. I use zip ties and plastic hooks that come in mini blinds. I save misc. stuff so I normally look through my junk parts to build stuff. My canopy sits on the bracket to hold it down and you don't see it on the outside of the tank.

I have made brackets for my floats on the top off system I use with thin acrylic. I can't remember who sells the brackets but it was someone on RC. Maybe do a google search. I know I saw them but it has been awhile.
HTH
__________________

__________________
*180 gal Display, 100 gal basement sump, 33 gal refugium, 3x250 MH, 2x160 VHO actinics, zoos, some softies, LPS & lots of acros and other SPS.
*100 gal prop tank plumbed into main system w/ 2x96 PC lights and 1x150 MH,
ellisz is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
powerhead

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
To powerhead or not to powerhead...that is the question. STARFYRE Nano Reefs 14 01-01-2007 05:43 PM
The 46-gallon chronicles! pkremer Saltwater Reef Aquaria 16 03-24-2006 10:24 PM
Powerhead InxayonFinland General Hardware/Equipment Discussion 3 01-17-2006 10:39 PM
Chronicles of a Nano Tank macman7010 Saltwater & Reef - Getting Started 21 12-30-2005 11:06 PM
CC's Dufus chronicles, The Blue Dye Incident Freshwater & Brackish - Coldwater, Native Fish & Ponds 0 04-26-2004 06:45 PM







» Photo Contest Winners








Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.