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Discussion in 'Beginner Discussions' started by gaz19, 10 Aug 2007.

  1. gaz19

    gaz19

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    last night my nenny went for a walk and got killed by my pump:014:
    i woke up this morning went to look at my tank and it was merky, i thounght the glass was just dirty so i cleaned it, it remained merky, i saw my clam and brain were not looking so great but could not see my nenny. i turned on the blue lights and saw that there were a few red tentalces from the nenny, and 3 or so larger pieces(his base).
    i will be collecting +-250l of NSW today from durbz. my tank is +650l. how much water should be replaced? i was thinking about 75l every 3days until it clears up. what do you guys think???
     
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  3. Alan

    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    The water chenges are very important here, put a large amount of GAC [carbon] into the filtration as well.
     
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    gaz19 Thread Starter

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    will hopefully be getting 2 carbon reactors soon, so will 75l every 3days be cool
     
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    Alan Admin MASA Contributor

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    I would go 75L per day for the next few days, dont worry about the carbon reactor use a stocking or some thing and get carbon into the system ASAP. Your water is very toxic at the moment and you stand a chance of loosing everything.
     
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    I had the same situation a few years back,

    Water change and carbon, get proper carbon not that cheap f/w carbon
     
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    Mekaeel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    shit dude.i had that experience before.water changes,carbon and heavy skimming
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Hey gaz, how did things work out? Did you lose any livestock?
     
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    everything turned out hundreds. only did two 50l waterchanges one dose of carbon
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Well that's a relief.

    Guess where I found my anemone when I got home this afternoon :(

    Will post some pics later tonight.
     
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    gaz19 Thread Starter

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    dam dude crap to hear. dats da last time i try an anemone. they dont belong in a reef tank with all those powerheads, but rather a powerhead safe tank
     
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    Titus Reefneck!

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    Glad to see things worked out dude and things are well now

    Viper, :pinch: bugger dude. not good hope u come right aswell.
    thats y ive got no power heads in my tank as im keen on keeping a nennie or 2. dont feel like nennie soup in my tank
     
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    It's amazing how one day after I ask Gaz how his anemone soup tank is, the same thing happens to me, weird, although it's not as bad as Gaz's.
     
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    gaz19 Thread Starter

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    hahahaha got any pics, im sure your tank will be fine. it might kill your algea
     
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    Titus Reefneck!

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    :pinch: :lol:
     
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    Galibore Retired Moderator

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    IMO it's powerheads that don't belong in a reef tank.
     
  17. Copperband

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    I agree with Gali (Don't do that often..hmm i like the sensation...it tickles..ok its gone now). We should try and limit the number of pumps inside out tanks to a minimum. Thats why i can't wait for the polario pumps to eventually make their way to our shores. The Vortex pumps are expensive.. anyone seen an alternative to the vortex?
     
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    The hydor koralia pumps are quite nice, not too expensive either. Look very similar to the vortech's.
     
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