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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-20-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By jonboyb
This was their first feeding and my big...

This was their first feeding and my big observation at this point is they MUST have a rediculous metabolism. I thought (from reading) that they only ate the tube feet but my pair devoured the entire...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-20-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By jonboyb
I completely understood their diet before I...

I completely understood their diet before I bought them....I just didn't expect them to be hungry again immediately. Everyone around Atlanta feeds sand sifting stars or chocolate chip stars...they...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 07-20-2009, 12:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By jonboyb
Feeding Harlequin Shrimp - Do They EVER Get Full

I have a small pair of Harleys I got to remove all the asterinas from my reef. Took them a couple weeks to devour 1000+ asterinas....amazing. Anyways, once they were out and about looking for food,...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-30-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,019
Posted By jonboyb
SG 1.026 CA 425 +/- MG 1300-1350 Alk 8-9 ...

SG 1.026
CA 425 +/-
MG 1300-1350
Alk 8-9
pH 8.2-8.4 depending on photocycle

My parameters have been rock solid on this tank since it was setup in August 08 (other than an occasional nitrate...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-30-2009, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,019
Posted By jonboyb
For everyone's info, HN1 and I recently got a big...

For everyone's info, HN1 and I recently got a big laugh out of an Ebay ad for (4) Asterina Stars for $14.99 and he was selling them like crazy apparently:cool:
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-30-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,019
Posted By jonboyb
Lifespan/Cycle of Starfish After Losing Legs

I recently had such a population explosion of asterina stars in one of my cubes that they completely devoured the coraline in the tank and made my beautiful purple LR look more like base...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-28-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By jonboyb
I spent the better part of a month fishing 2...

I spent the better part of a month fishing 2 Blufin Damsels out of my own tank.....I feel your pain.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-28-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By jonboyb
It has less fish actually. 1 true perc, a yellow...

It has less fish actually. 1 true perc, a yellow coris wrasse, and an ORA phantom blenny. The corals are larger colonies than my other JBJ's, but my dose is also significantly bigger for this tank....
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-27-2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By jonboyb
I still have to dose CA (and occasionally MG) to...

I still have to dose CA (and occasionally MG) to maintain those steady so I can't just drop them. There are some really large SPS's (especially for a nano) and a clam in there so CA would disappear...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-27-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By jonboyb
I do weekly PWC's of 5 gallons (20%+/-) with...

I do weekly PWC's of 5 gallons (20%+/-) with SeaChem Reef Salt (I've also used H2Ocean Pro+ and like it.....just can't afford it...LOL). It'll get the Alk up to 8-9 but by the next day it'll be down...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 06-27-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,924
Posted By jonboyb
Alkalinity Dropping Significantly in 24 hours

First of all, I run several smaller cubes between 12 and 50 gallons including 2 JBJ Nanocube 28 HQI's. All of my tanks run identical PWC intervals, dosing schedule (amounts vary obviously), and have...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 05-17-2009, 10:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 823
Posted By jonboyb
Sun Coral vs. BTA

Every once and a while when my BTA is fully inflated and the current in my tank hits it just right a stray tentacle or 2 will brush my sun coral. The BTA retracts violently but the sun coral seems...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 05-14-2009, 10:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By jonboyb
During the day when the sun coral is retracted I...

During the day when the sun coral is retracted I SWEAR I can see a closed clam shell in that hole. I wonder if it is a baby clam of some sort and what I think to be "tubes" is just the mantle...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 05-13-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,145
Posted By jonboyb
Sea Squirt in my Sun Coral?

Recently picked up a large sun coral and when I bought it it appeared to have a little dark spot between a few heads that I assumed was an area of flesh recession and algae growth. However, after...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-13-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By jonboyb
I'm feeding 2 small times a day right now. I...

I'm feeding 2 small times a day right now. I mixed up a minced variety of squid, clam, krill, brine, bloodworms, shrimp, and Formula 1 and Nano pellets with some garlic guard. They basically sifted...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-13-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By jonboyb
Update

Did a 25% PWC 3 days in a row with little change...LOL. I give up, 15 will have to do.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2009, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By jonboyb
Ironically I've had by BTA for months and I've...

Ironically I've had by BTA for months and I've fed it pretty well but today is the first time I've ever seen it really be a bubble-tip (not in the pics, I took those as the clowns hosted the first...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By jonboyb
Thanks. I've been mashing up a mix of the meaty...

Thanks. I've been mashing up a mix of the meaty bits then adding a few of the nano pellets (I don't think they are big enough yet for the ORAGLO and Formula 1/2). I think I'll probably use a drop...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-12-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By jonboyb
Recommendations For Clown Diet?

I can't believe my search didn't pull anything relevent so I apologize if this has been asked a million times...which I suspect it has. I just picked up a juvenile pair of Picasso Clowns 2 days ago...
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 01-09-2009, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By jonboyb
Yep, it's pretty big. I would say the foot is...

Yep, it's pretty big. I would say the foot is over 3". Even in my SPS tank it's one of my favorites
Forum: Saltwater & Reef - Identification 01-09-2009, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 590
Posted By jonboyb
ID Big Mushroom

This thing has been growing quickly for months (it's over 8" across and thick too). What is the correct/common name for it?
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Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-09-2009, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,192
Posted By jonboyb
Peppermints are hit or miss. I have 2 that I...

Peppermints are hit or miss. I have 2 that I LOVE and I had 2 that I "dismissed" from duty. The 2 I have now are around 4 months old and big, in fact as big as most cleaners I see. They don't...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-08-2009, 09:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,418
Posted By jonboyb
Lights out. I'll snap one tomorrow.

Lights out. I'll snap one tomorrow.
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-08-2009, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,547
Posted By jonboyb
Yep, confirmed with dual tests. I packed my...

Yep, confirmed with dual tests. I packed my rubble into the empty multi-compartment media holder and I remove the whole thing ever so often and rinse with waste water during PWC's. There's some...
Forum: Saltwater Reef Aquaria 01-08-2009, 08:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,418
Posted By jonboyb
Located some bullets (sleeper banded, dragon,...

Located some bullets (sleeper banded, dragon, etc.) locally they ranged from 2" to over 5" and they seemed to get a mouthful, then head to mid tank and crop-dust everything. Didn't care for that,...
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