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Old 09-23-2009, 08:33 PM   #21
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To me the two corals look like sponges. Does the worm on the glass move? The tube fan things are mini featherdusters. Im not sure but how big is the shrimp thing? It might be a pod of some sort.
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The worm on the glass does move around a bit. But he wasn't there when I looked b4 work. There are a few worms, as I have seen some with different lenghts.

The shrimp things are no bigger than a pinkie nail.
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Old 09-23-2009, 08:58 PM   #23
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get puffers. stars and stripes are an awesome puffer.
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Old 09-24-2009, 03:07 AM   #24
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I thought about Puffers, but I do want to turn this into a reef at some stage (within a year).


Another question:

- Should I invest in a wavemaker or a powerhead? (I currently have 1 powerhead)

I have seen a few on ebay, and I'm thinking of getting a wave maker to improve the flow of water over the LR.

**Also what L/h size will I need? I have found a cheap 3000L/h wavemaker and a 720L/h powerhead
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Day 6 of FOLWR Tank - tests as follow:

Ammonia - 0.25 ppm
Nitrite - 0 ppm
Nitrate - 5 ppm
SG - 1.020
pH - 8.2
Temp - 25 celcius (77 F)
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Old 09-25-2009, 10:45 AM   #26
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After speaking with all the aquarium gurus in Adelaide, they said I should be very safe to use tap water for my FOWLR, but if i want to do reef, RO/DI should be considered.
I can live with that.
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Shrimp thingies???

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Great description hey!

Well, it looks like all the shrimp have perished, all grey and decomposing like.
Getting the protein skimmer installed tomorrow. Will post some pics then.
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I installed the protein skimmer earlier today. Its all working AFAIK (I have a few questions after I get some pics up tomorrow). The pump is really large - it looks bulky in the tank and is really loud. I'm thinking about getting a smaller quieter one.

I let it run for a few hours and the water has really cleared up. I noticed a lot more mini feather dusters have appeared (6 or more). I then looked really closely at the glass and I could see hundreds of tiny moving white dots. They were floating, moving along the glass and it almost looked like they were spawning out of the live rock. They are from 0.1mm to 2mm, and there are a few more white worms on the glass (1cm).

Is this an infestation?

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It`s just pods. You`ll be OK. Once you add fish they will become fish food.
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