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Old 05-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #11
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just keep nutrients down and the bristle worms will reduce in numbers don't forget bristleworms are good for a tank.how often did you feed and what do have in the tank now,do you have CC or sand,and keep doing water changes until your trates are down to about 20-40ppm then cut down to 10% pwc weekly.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:22 PM   #12
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Thanks David! I just updated my profile so yall can better see my setup. We have a mixture of Fji Sand and gravel. Im not totally brushed up on all the lingo, so not sure what cc is, lol! I know the problem was in the feeding. We were using sinking pellets and the fish loved them, ran out, bought a different kind, they just do not eat them. So now I have all this mess at the bottom and not enough crabs or worms to deal with all the excess. Gotta purchase a vac, any suggestions? You guys are awesome!

PS: Here were my levels this morning: pH- 8.0 (trying to use buffer to raise a bit), Ammonia-0.25, Nitrite- 0, Nitrate- 80 (may even be a little higher than that). Def nothing Im happy about...Any product suggestions? Also I am using a test kit and those are the things included in the kit. Should I be testing for anything else? And are there any test kits that are simpler to read? The color charts dont ever seem to be dead on and its difficult to determine what my levels actually are.
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Old 05-14-2010, 01:36 PM   #13
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arrow crabs will eat bristle worms...ive seen it at my lfs. I have not personally had one but i think they can get aggressive to other inverts ..and possibly even small fish

and it is odd that they are out night and day...maybe its just because their is too many...i'd personally just tweeze them out, i do it all the time ( i dont like bristle worms i think they are ugly and they leave their little pokies in the sand, I tweeze out any i think are too big...only leaving the smallest)

did you cycle your tank? doing daily water changes will help

CC means cleanup crew...snails crabs ect..bristle worms would be part of the clean up crew i guess
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Also, i really like your tank stand, love the nice wood.

I also have a question to add to your thread. Is it okay to feed only pellets/flakes? I usually feed a mixture of brine, mysis, and blood worms, i will occasionally add a few flakes but maybe only 2 or 3 times a week
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Looks like they have you covered. I agree with bristle worms and spaghetti worms.
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[QUOTE=twinsmommy320;1108213]Thanks David! I just updated my profile so yall can better see my setup. We have a mixture of Fji Sand and gravel. Im not totally brushed up on all the lingo, so not sure what cc is, lol!


Sorry CC=crushed coral
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Best to eliminate the problem by cuttng way back on feeding. Fish and alll animals (even humans) live longer on a 30% reduced caloric intake. Feed only every other day at most and about half of what you are feeding now. Make sure the majority is gone in about 3 minutes.
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They look like bristleworms and "hair worms". But remember dont touch bristleworms they give you the clap all over your hands :P (not really but itches and burns like a mofo!)
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