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Old 08-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #361
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Hey Bill what light are you using in your tank I don't remember?
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Old 08-14-2013, 02:04 PM   #362
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Hey Bill what light are you using in your tank I don't remember?
It's the Finnex epoch cliplight. It's 26 watts.
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Old 08-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #363
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so I've been tagging along on the thread and this is a stupid question: what do you feed the corals and how you feed them? im new to SW and was recently given a kenya tree
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I don't really feed anything besides the torch. I give each mouth a mysis shrimp once a week. I believe, most of the time, corals will get what they need from the water column.
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so would flake food work for corals? i understand the importance of different type of food. i have frozen mysis shrimp, bloodworms, brine shrimps, etc. but due to my job requirement, i need to travel every now and then, usually >1week. so my entire tank needs to stay alive on flakes that i put in the automatic feeder while i'm gone, which is reason why when i pick fish, they need to be willing to accept pellets or flakes.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:18 PM   #366
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so would flake food work for corals? i understand the importance of different type of food. i have frozen mysis shrimp, bloodworms, brine shrimps, etc. but due to my job requirement, i need to travel every now and then, usually >1week. so my entire tank needs to stay alive on flakes that i put in the automatic feeder while i'm gone, which is reason why when i pick fish, they need to be willing to accept pellets or flakes.
I guess my point was, you don't really need to feed them... As far as I know, I'm still knew as well.
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Old 08-14-2013, 06:34 PM   #367
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Coral get there food from the water column and the algae that lives in side them, feeding your fish gives them plenty to eat
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Old 08-14-2013, 07:10 PM   #368
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Coral get there food from the water column and the algae that lives in side them, feeding your fish gives them plenty to eat
Thanks for the confirmation grizz... I've done my fair amount of research, but I still don't feel comfortable giving out saltwater advice if I'm not positively sure of the answer... Thanks again!
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So just noticed my torch closed up and there was this long stringy brown crap coming out of the center of it... What the heck was that? Did it just drop a deuce?
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So just noticed my torch closed up and there was this long stringy brown crap coming out of the center of it... What the heck was that? Did it just drop a deuce?
That funny! Someome else may know because I dont. Just had to say it made me laugh
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That funny! Someome else may know because I dont. Just had to say it made me laugh
Haha, seriously freaked me out! It's completely closed now, too. Did some quick searching and it seems that it's just a normal discharge... I hope.
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Haha, seriously freaked me out! It's completely closed now, too. Did some quick searching and it seems that it's just a normal discharge... I hope.
Its what it sounds like too me
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I pulled some of it out with my tweezers and it smelled horrendous, too... :rotfl:
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I pulled some of it out with my tweezers and it smelled horrendous, too... :rotfl:
Reef poop lol!
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Reef poop lol!
Dude, this saltwater thing is starting to weird me out... Too much creepy stuff going on in here...
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Haha try havin a kid and that wiered salty stuff wouldnt b so wiered lol
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I can't believe you actually smelled it

How would you feel if you were dropping a deuce and someone pulled it out and smelled it?
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I can't believe you actually smelled it

How would you feel if you were dropping a deuce and someone pulled it out and smelled it?
I didn't INTENTIONALLY smell it... I had it on a paper towel, I was squatting down staring at the tank, and caught a whiff...

I guess I would feel quite violated... :rotfl:
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Is it me or is this thread getting a little strange
And yes corals do poo Be sure to keep on eye on the torch though coral will dump there algae when stressed
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And yes corals do poo Be sure to keep on eye on the torch though coral will dump there algae when stressed
It started to come back out last night, which I think is good. I've read some have had them not come back out for 24 hours after discharge. I did notice a few sad looking darker tentacles last night before the event... I hope it's okay. I'm all worried now...
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