Hello all. First off let me post my tank params.. 55 gallon 5 gallon fuge. calc 450 alk
14 amm 0 nitrate 0 nitrite 0 Coralife aqualight power compact 265 watts firing down in there
Ok here is my real problem it's not that I don't know the problem I just don't know how to fix it. I have had my bubble for about 4 months now and for the first 3 it has been beautiful. I have it about half way up in my tank and all was well. Then I bought another cleaner shirmp and the trouble began. The problem that I am having is that the 2 shrimps have figured out that I feed the bubble the same krill they do backflips for. So for the last month they have established a camp one on each side of this coral and when ever anyone is near the tank they jump up on him and start diging for the krill. Even if I feed them then the bubble as you know it takes that bubble a WHILE to eat it. So it always seems that the shrimp finish thier meal then go and pull out his. Well about a week of this the bubble stopped opening like it had. Now the bubbles only were half full and the tenticels were out all the time as well. Well I have tried everything to no avial to keep these **** shrimp off him and it is to no avail. As of today about a month after they started he has completley pulled away from about 3 of his spines and is going down hill fast. 1/2 of him won't open at all and 1/2 of that he has pulled away from his skeleton. So it's time for drastic measures.. or I need to give this thing to someone in my reef club that can feed him but he is my favorite thing in my tank. Tonight I am gonna pull apart the rock work and place him on the bottom of the tank so I can get a little breeder tank I bought yesterday over him while he feeds. That way at least he can take his time and eat. Like I was thinking that mabye I would feed him put his litte cover on at night then take it off when I got up for work the next morning. Does this sound like a good solution a bad solution. Looking for imput here. or would not having any flow during the night be an even worse thing. Please help.